13th Edition of Wuropean week for region and cities will be held on 12-15 October 2015 in Bruxelles.

With the headline of 'Europe's regions and cities: partners for investment and growth' 2015 will be structured around three thematic priorities:

  1. 'Modernising Europe': The regions in the energy Union and the single digital market
  2. 'Regions open for business': SME development, innovation and job creation
  3. 'Places and spaces': Urban and rural development; urban-rural integration

Under the three sub-themes, participants are invited to address challenges and solutions related to management and implementation issues as well as the cross-border, inter-regional or transnational dimension.  

 

Cities and towns across European and further afield can now register to be a part of this initiative promoting sustainable urban mobility. Upon registering, cities or towns will be asked which of the following options they will be undertaking:

  • Organising a week of activities under this year's multimodality theme: Choose. Change. Combine.
  • Implementing at least one permanent measure that contributes to modal transfer.
  • Organising a car-free day on 22 September.

Those cities or towns that are carrying out all three of these measures will be eligible to apply for the EMW award.

 

Each month, the project will be built around one topic of great importance, topicality and impact within the European Union. The start and end of the project will be announced by a special article each month on the EP web page and EP social media platforms. The project will be open to all EU residents, aged 18 or older, regardless of profession, on condition that they conform to the rules, in particular that they possess the copyright for their photos and that they grant the European Parliament the right to use them for non-commercial purposes on the EP web page and EP social media platforms. 

 

There will be fifteen study visits in total, until summer 2016; this call relates to the first five, taking place in Nantes, Wallonia, Bologna, Dundee and Nord-Pas de Calais. Participation is open to representatives of local and regional authorities, in European countries participating in the Creative Europe (Culture) Programme. The study visits will enable participants to learn from their hosts, and consider whether and how best practices can be transferred. The first call will be online until 9 July.  Funding is available to cover for participants' accommodation and travel costs. The three-year project, managed by EUROCITIESKEA European Affairs, and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), aims to examine existing cultural initiatives and their impact on local and regional development strategies, and to support exchange of information and practices to increase understanding of the effects of investment in the culture sector.

 

In late May closed the Call "The European Union and the challenges of integration in the Balkans", under the section "Social Challenges" of Horizon 2020. The two-way process of enlargement / integration of the Western Balkans reported a clear deadlock. After more than a decade is necessary to review not only the Community approach but the way in which the countries concerned deal with the multi-year constraints of various kinds (political, social and economic) that affect them. Research proposals that integrate not only the different dimensions but also the double perspective enlargement / integration may be useful to review the EU's approach in order to make back the enlargement policy an effective tool.

 

From 23rd June, a preparation phase is opened to allow project partners to prepare their application before submitting it. The First call for modular projects proposals will be opened from 1st September 2015 to 2nd November 2015. Project partners will be able to submit their application online on the Synergie website. The timeframe being very short, we advise you not to leave it to the last minute to upload your proposal documents.

 

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media. It stimulates creativity and innovation, through the power of example. In 2016, the Awards will be given to up to 30 remarkable heritage projects and initiatives in four categories. Up to seven will be selected as Grand Prix winners and receive €10,000 each. One will get the Public Choice Award. Entries may be submitted from the countries that take part in the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

 

Informest 2020 - al servizio del territorio

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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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