The High-level conference „Achieving Excellence in Business Friendly Public Administration" held in Brussels on October 29th. The conference is hosted by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, Vice President Antonio Tajani and Vice President Maroš Šefčovič.
The aim of the conference is to identify key difficulties experienced by businesses in dealing with public administrations, to exchange ideas and experiences of how such difficulties can be overcome, and to showcase concrete achievements and best practice in public administrations amongst Member States. It should encourage an exchange of fresh and innovative thinking in reforming public administrations. The main conclusions from the Conference will assist the Commission and Member States in developing further the policy guidance for modernising public .
The Conference brought together high-level European and international policy-makers, including President Barroso and Vice-President Tajani, Ministers from various Member States, industry leaders and stakeholders as well as renowned academics and policy advisers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing European public administrations, as well as the necessary policy responses at EU and national level.
The conference is organised by the Committee of the Regions on the 16th October 2013, in partnership with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Lithuanian EU Presidency 2013, the Council of the EU and the European Economic and Social Committee.
The fourth edition of EuroPCom brought together communication managers and senior experts from local, regional, national and European authorities. Over 700 colleagues from all EU member states was at this networking event. Lectures, debates and interactive workshops had focus on major challenges in EU communication and public communication.
EuroPCom is one of the major communication conferences for EU and public administration experts. The ambition of the annual conference is to improve public sector communication by sharing best practices; fostering the active involvement of decentralised communicators in the communication strategy of the European institutions; enhancing the transfer of professional communication know-how to all political levels; and facilitating networking among those working in public communication across the EU.
This event aims at presenting and promoting investment opportunities in the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the broader Southeast Europe area. Numerous representatives of international and Croatian companies, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, representatives of local and regional authorities from all Croatian regions will gather together. Discussions will be oriented to the geostrategic potential of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in this part of Southeast Europe, and also on tourism on a strategic concept of economic development including preservation of the landscape.
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The annual Brussels International Economic Forum (BrIEF), which is jointly organized by the Munich-based Ifo institute and the EU Committee of the Regions on 15.10.2013. in Brussels, brought together experts from EU institutions and academia, like Gerhard Stahl (Secretary-General, Comimittee of the Regions), Hans Werner Sinn (President, Ifo Institute), Mercedes Bresso (First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions) and others, to discuss questions related to economic and financial policies. The 7th BrIEF conference focused on issues related to migration and the development of the welfare state in view of EU and international policies.
The first panel discussed recent developments and the challenges of migration and labour market policies in the EU. What is the current situation and what are the next steps to be taken in EU immigration policy? What are the prospects of EU policy initiatives and programmes post-2014? The second panel discussed the challenges and opportunities of international migration in terms of the welfare state. How should welfare state and labour market institutions be reformed in response to increasing international migration? What would be an optimal immigration policy for Europe? The Forum was attended by representatives of the Dubrovnik Neretva region office in Brussels.
''OPEN DAYS 2013'', European Week of Regions and Cities was held in Brussels between 07 – 10 October 2013. Manifestation was organized by Committe of the Regions in cooperation with European Commission and European Parliament. Dubrovnik Neretva Region, with Regional Development Agency DUNEA and Dubrovnik Neretva representative office was actively involved in the organization of workshop ''Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion: From strategy to action'', in partnership with 17 other regions. Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić participated in a panel "Development of the Adriatic - Ionian strategy through four thematic groups " and has emphasized the importance of making the Adriatic - Ionian makroregional strategy , common interests and problems in the area of macro-regions , as well as opportunities to collaborate on new projects.
This year the " Open Days " brought together 6,000 participants, including policy makers , experts and politicians from all levels of government. The most pressing issues that European regional policy face today, were discussed. The event took place in a very important time of finalization of European cohesion policy and multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020 . On this occasion the Committee of the Regions organized the Plenary Session, whose prefect Dobroslavić is a member. In Brussels there was bilateral meetings of Dubrovnik - Neretva Region and the Region of Veneto and Region of Molise.
In cooperation with the representative office of Dubrovnik - Neretva Region in Brussels , the Open Days event was attended by mayors of the municipalities in Herzegovina , and also by the President of Herzegovina - Neretva County Mr. Denis Lasic . As the final event of the Open Days 2013, Dubrovnik - Neretva Region organized the cocktail reception for the partners and representatives of EU institutions and also presented the wines and traditional products of the Region.
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