"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
Time is up fort the 6th Annual Conference of the Innovation Circle Network. This year experts, decision makers and innovative thinkers will meet in Suwalki, Poland to discuss the future of the regions in Northern Europe. Look forward to plenary sessions with interesting speeches and discussion in an open minded and creative atmosphere.
Almost 50 participants have now registered for the conference 11-12 December. And it´s stilll possible to enter. Suwalki is ready for business with IC network partners. The city is really in transformation. Investment projects have changed the physical image such as a new technology park, a reconstructed sport arena, an aquapark, a cultural center, several new hotels and shopping centers. Streets, pavements and city squares have also been facelifted and transformed. The most famous square is the Maria Konopnicka place which is almost reconstructed according to the Transinform project plans.
Small towns are home to many Scots; they are places that contribute significantly to Scotland’s economy, identity and national well-being. They are of cultural importance: their buildings, streets and parks tell Scotland’s story.
How does the future for European cities look like? And what can young people do, to turn it into a brighter one? That was the big question that 20 young Europeans discussed during a five-day youth camp at Benmore Outdoor Center in Scotland.
From 1st of July Croatia is a member of the European Union. The Balkan state is the 28th country to join the EU. While some are celebrating the growth of the union and celebrate the accession as a triumph for the European project others are more sceptical.
"Anticipating, predicting and planning for the adverse effects of climate change makes environmental and economic sense, and more importantly it helps to save lives and livelihoods", said Phil Hogan, Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The conclusions are a response to the Commission's communication "An EU strategy on adaptation to climate change".
The countdown has started. On 9th September 2013, the European Citizens’ Initiative “Water is a human right!” will stop collecting signatures and will hand them all in to national authorities for validation in that week. With over 1.6 million collected, the goal of two million signatures is within reach. Now there are three months left to reach two Million signatures.
When it comes to driving sustainability in urban development, the focus is usually on technical experts. But what about elected representatives? How can politicians become more involved when their city is a partner in an URBACT project? To answer those questions, URBACT has developed a pilot training scheme for elected representatives.
Until 10th of June an online dialogue to feed the Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 ("DAA 2013" - 19th & 20th June in Dublin) will be hold. Join any of the seven groups, each of which corresponds to a DAA 2013 workshop.
Not doing anything about unemployment and under-employment is not just cruel and wasteful; the corrosive effects of high unemployment will cast a shadow over the economy and our society for years to come. The European Social Innovation Competition invites any European to come up with new solutions to create new opportunities for work, and for better work.