Applications are open for this year’s edition of the Youth4Regions Media Programme.
The Youth4Regions Media Programme is an annual event dedicated to preparing the next generation of journalists specialized in Regional Policy. It takes place within the European Week of Regions and Cities. The Commission is covering accommodation and travelling.

Apply with your original article or video report on an EU-funded project until 29 June 2018.

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The Interreg ADRION programme launched the 2nd call for proposals addressed to Priority Axis 2 - Sustainable Region.

It is targeted to some topics and sub-topics predefined at programme level also in line with some priorities defined by EUSAIR.

The overall call budget is of MEUR 34,3 EU contribution.

The second call will be open from 26 March to 26 June 2018.

For further information and specific call requirements check the Interreg ADRION programme website.

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The forth call for project proposals opens on 7 May and closes on 22 June 2018. All the remaining European Regional Development Fund will be available for this fourth call.

It is targeted at public authorities and non-profits

  • National, regional or local authorities
  • Other organisations in charge of defining and implementing regional policy instruments
  • Non-profits

Projects must focus on one of these topics

  • Research and innovation
  • SME competitiveness
  • Low-carbon economy
  • Environment and resource efficiency

You can find more information on the official INTERREG EUROPE Website.

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The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future. The year will see a series of initiatives and events across Europe to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage.

Each Member State has appointed a National Coordinator to implement the year and coordinate events and projects at local, regional and national level. Key Stakeholders from the cultural sector as well as civil society organisations are closely involved in the year’s activities.

At European level, all EU institutions are committed to making the year a success. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, as well as the Committee of the…

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Preparations of the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities were officially launched today with a kick-off meeting at the European Committee of the Regions. Under the main headline of 'For a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020', the organisers – the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions – are now looking for event partners. The later will contribute to the official programme, with a focus on: territorial development (regional, urban, rural); the future of cohesion policy, EU budget, and; education, culture and youth. Many novelties are planned in 2018, in particular new innovative formats and a main central venue in the Brussels' Square Conference Centre. Interested to become a partner? Visit the 'Become a partner' section of this website, read through the guide for event partners and apply no later than 30 March.

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The priorities of the Bulgarian presidency are driven by its motto: 'United we stand strong', which is also the motto of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria. The presidency will work with its partners on unity among the member states and the EU institutions to provide concrete solutions to build a stronger, more secure and solidary Europe.

During the next 6 months, the presidency will focus on four key areas: future of Europe and young people, Western Balkans, security and stability and digital economy.

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The new free massive open online course (MOOC) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will go online on 15 January 2018. The course will be available on Iversity, an online learning platform, and will include videos, factsheets, infographics and web-streamed live debates with Q&A from the course participants. Moreover, course followers will be able to interact via their learning journals in the course platform. During the first six weeks of the course (15 January-23 February 2018), followers will focus on one specific theme per week and will evaluate their learning progress via assignments and a weekly quiz. Studying time will be about 1.5 hours per week. The course material will remain online for one year, so that after the first six weeks learners can work through the course material in their own pace.

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Policy makers, stakeholders, academics, and entrepreneurs gathered in Brussels on Thursday 30 November at AER’s event “Artificial Intelligence: Are Regions Up to The Challenge?” to discuss the policy implications of the rise of Artificial Intelligence.

Genuine exchange

The event offered a rare opportunity for the various participants to take part in a genuine exchange. While one goal was to identify areas where regions can be active now, the event was designed to facilitate mutual learning through the stories and experiences shared by each participant. By way of discussions, participants gained perspective on the obstacles and opportunities their peers are facing with the progression of AI. As a follow up to last year’s successful event last year on E-Health, this year’s focus was on the disruptive effects of AI and its impact at a regional level.

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