Tuesday 13th October from 9.30 at the Auditorium of Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia in Udine there will be the launch event of the Regional Operational Programme (POR) FESR 2014-2020 “Investments in favour of growth and occupation”. The event, titrated ”Public policies in the transition economy. Strategies, activity lines, resources, timing and implementation stages of the program”.


8 -9 October there will be in Canary Islands a workshop about Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation.  Most countries and regions across Europe now have in place Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), as a result of the European Union's new results orientated Cohesion Policy. They now face the challenge of moving from strategy making to implementation, through tailored policy mixes and tools, including the use of European Structural and Investment Funds. To help launch this process, this workshop will bring together national and regional policy makers that identified 'Blue Growth' as a priority in their RIS3.

The workshop is part of 13th Open Day (Bruxelles 12 – 15 October) and  is organised jointly by the government of the Canary Islands and the S3 Platform.


What is the social value of culture? How to work to resist to the change of times, developing industry creativity, innovation, solidarity, the promotion of participation and sustainable development strategies? From these question a new edition of Fattidicultura was developed. Fattidicultura 2015 will be held in Mantova from the 8th to the 10th of October. Fattidicultura is laboratory of ideas and experiences in harmony with the changing world. Culture is a growth and development factor, around this idea there are created 17 events.


Friday 9th October at 10 a.m in Udine, at the hall of Provincial Council (Palazzo Belgrado, piazza Patriarcato) there will be the final event of Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The event foresees a series of speeches to present the new planning for 2014-2020. In addition to the institutional interventions by the Director of the agricultural resources of the Region, Francesco Minussi, and by the managing authority of RDP 2007-2013 of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Serena Cutrano.


The OPEN urban DAY will be about exchanging and networking but also exploring, understanding and learning. The participants have the opportunity to visit some interesting projects, examples of good practices to tackle challenges faced by urban areas across Europe.


Italian small and medium enterprises are at the top of European rankings for European funding made through “SME Instrument” from Horizon 2020. This program aims to sustain European small and medium enterprises to put their products and services in the market. Italian enterprises were ahead of the European announcement, expired the 17th September 2015, in the second and third place there were Spanish and English enterprises. At the same date, the largest number of projects was in Ict sector (720), besides nanotechnologies, energetic systems with low emissions and eco-innovation. Totally, there were presented 2.833 projects.


The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2016 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials".

The Information Day will introduce the upcoming calls for proposals on 'Greening the Economy', 'Blue Growth – Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities', 'Smart and Sustainable Cities' as well as the 'Circular Economy’ topics of the 'Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy' call for proposals.

You can follow most of the sessions online. Watch the webstreaming.

We will also be covering the event live on twitter. Follow @EU_ecoinno and submit your questions using #H2020SC5.


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Il Presidente di Informest Bertossi, la Presidente della Regione FVG Serracchiani e l’Assessore Peroni alla firma della convenzione, Trieste 22 ottobre 2014.

[ Il Presidente di Informest Bertossi, la Presidente della Regione FVG Serracchiani e l’Assessore Peroni alla firma della convenzione,
Trieste 22 ottobre 2014.

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