The forum " Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe" was organized in Brussels from 17-18 February 2014. in EU Commission. The forum brought together key urban stakeholders across Europe on the need for an EU Urban Agenda, what it should contain and how it should be implemented. The forum also discuss ed Europe's role in global urban development as well as the role of business in the development of the cities.
The Forum was attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy Johannes Hahn as well as representative of Dubrovnik Neretva Region in Brussels Hrvoje Butigan.
Information Day presenting ICT-enabled Public Sector Innovation in the new EU framework programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 was held 10.02.2014. in the European Commission. The general presentation on the programme, its instruments and eGovernment related topics in the work programme 2014 – 2015 were presented to the audience.
Some of presentations included ICT-enabled open government, engagement of young people (eParticipation), emerging technologies in the public sector, mobile e-government applications by SMEs, privacy cloud of public services etc. A networking session was open the stage for participants who wished to present their visions and ideas for research and innovation actions. The ICT sector represents 4.8% of the EU economy. It underpins innovation and competitiveness across a broad range of private and public markets and sectors. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
The Brussels Holiday Fair 2014 has started from 06. to 10. February 2014. Exhibitors, visitors and organisers are looking back on a successful edition with satisfaction.The Holiday Fair is the meeting place for travel professionals and passionate travellers. Being the biggest tourist event in Belgium it is the perfect way of promoting your destination or tourist product.
More than 700 exhibitors and 65 countries and over 100,000 visitors during the five days enjoyed plentiful entertainment and performances. It offered a varied programme of five well-attended workshops geared towards travel professionals. Croatian National Tourist Board had one of the finest and modern stands, also visited by the representative office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Brussels.
For the first time Matica Hrvatska in Brussels in cooperation with Representation Office of Dubrovnik-Neretva County has organised the Saint Blaise ceremony in Brussels.
The opening ceremony took place on Sunday in front of Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. Just like in Dubrovnik, anthems were performed followed by reading of proclamation of the Feast in French, English and Croatian, traditional releasing of white doves and the blessing of throats in the Cathedral.
In the evening, traditional dinner (Prosciutto, ˝sporki makaruli ˝ and ˝rozata˝) was served for the numerous guests in the Representation office of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Brussels.
Festa of St. Blaise was attended by NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Croatian Ambassador in Belgium and Luxembourg Mario Nobilo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the European Mato Škrabalo.
Ten Croatian representatives in the European Parliament attended the Second European Congress of Young Farmers which took place last week in Brusseles. The purpose of this conference is to support young European agriculturists, networking and presenting successful projects to more than four hundred young farmers from the EU.
This is the first time that call for the best young farmer in Croatia is open. The best Croatian young farmer will later compete with other European farmers and the winner will get the prize of ten thousand euros while the amount of seven and a half thousand euros is predicted for the most sustainable project as well as for the most innovative young farmers from the EU.
During their stay in Brusseles, young farmers visited the Office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County where they met the representative of the office Hrvoje Butigan.
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