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Brussels Green week 2014

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green week 2014The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, was organized from 3 to 5 June2014. in Brussels. A green economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world. It's a place where almost nothing is wasted, where the re-use and remanufacturing of products has become standard practice, and where sustainability is built into the fabric of society. In 2014 the Commission will set out new proposals enabling Europe to unlock the potential of the green economy, underlining the need to change our way of thinking about design. There was also be a focus on better waste management, and on how it can help the EU use its resources more efficiently.
Green Week offers a unique opportunity for debate and exchanges of experience and best practice. Over the past decade, the conference has established itself as an unmissable event for anyone involved with protecting the environment. The 2014 edition attracted more than 2.000 participants from government, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media

 

Call for registrations for the project «yBB regions -youth and brussels based»

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yBBregions photoDubrovnikNeretva Region and the Regional Development Agency DUNEA invite youth from the Region to register on the official site and fill in all requested information to participate in the project "yBBregions".

"yBBregions - Youth and Brussels based" is an European project initiated by the Abruzzo Region, in partnership with the regions of Dubrovnik-Neretva (Croatia), Lubuskie (Poland), and Prešov (Slovakia). The project was approved by the European Commission and is co- funded by the "Youth in Action" program.
It aims to give young people of those four regions a unique non-formal educational opportunity and will have effect from 1st May 2014 to 30th April 2016.

Over the 2 years duration the project will involve 80 young people, aged between 18 and 30 years. They will be sent to Brussels, in the offices of their respective regions, to perform some of the typical activities provided by the Youth in Action Programme, which funds the initiative.The project will provide to all the young participants flight tickets, food, insurance, public transport and accommodation in Brussels.

REGISTRATIONS are now open through the official website of the project where you can find more information: www.ybbregions.eu.org

 

Lecture by Dr. Ivo Banac “Dubrovnik and Croatian identity”

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predavanje_Dubrovnik2The premises of Dubrovnik – Neretva County Office in Brussels held a lecture by Dr. Ivo Banac “Dubrovnik and Croatian identity”. The lecture was introduced by the Perfect of Dubrovnik – Neretva County Nikola Dobroslavić.

The hall was crowded with people interested in lecture of Dr. Banac, from Assistant Secretary General at NATO Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Head of Mission of Montenegro to the EU, representatives of the Permanent Mission of Republic of Croatia to the EU,representatives of the Embassy of Republic of Croatia to the Kingdom of Belgium, the employees of the European Commision, the Representative Offices of European regions, to Croats who live and work in Belgium.predavanje_Dubrovnik1

In the lecture, Prof.Dr. Banac stressed the important role od Dubrovnik in Croatia’s history. He also draw attention of the audience to the positive impacts of Dubrovnik in the formation of the modern Croatian political and cultural identity of movements of the 18th century until the war for Croatian independence in 20th century.

This is the second lecture organized by Dubrovnik – Neretva County in Brussels not only in order to introduce and bring closer the topics from our Countz to the EU headquarters, but also to show the moments from our rich history which always inspires the listeners. The first lecture organized by Dubrovnik-Neretva County was held by Dr. Lovro Kuncevic about Diplomacy in Dubrovnik Republic.

 

Festival of Europe and Open doors Day 2014

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DSC_2307As part of the annual European Week, Brussels and its European district celebrated on 17.05.2014. the Festival of Europe and Open doors day.

The Representative Office of Dubrovnik-Neretva Region organized a stand at the Committee of the Regions to present the Dubrovnik-Neretva, Brod-Posavina and Karlovac Regions' tourist and gastronomic offer, as well as guides for foreign investments and successful cases of implemented projects financed by the EU.

Along with Croatian regions: Dubrovnik-Neretva, Karlovac, Brod-posavina and Istria, the event hosted many exhibitors of other European regions as well as organisations and European lobby networks.

 

Kick off meeting „Youth and Brussels based regions”

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kick_off_sastanakOn the 15/05/2014 the KICK - OFF MEETING of "yBBregions -Youth and Brussels based" EU project was held at the Headquarter of the Abruzzo region in Brussels.

"yBBregions - Youth and Brussels based" is an European project initiated by the Abruzzo Region, in partnership with the regions of Dubrovnik-Neretva (Croatia), Lubuskie (Poland), and Prešov (Slovakia). The project was approved by the European Commission and is co- funded by the "Youth in Action" program.

It aims to give young people of those four regions a unique non-formal educational opportunity and will have effect from 1st May 2014 to 30th April 2016.

Over the 2 years duration the project will involve 80 young people, aged between 18 and 30 years. They will be sent to Brussels, in the offices of their respective regions, to perform some of the typical activities provided by the Youth in Action Programme, which funds the initiative.

 

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