As 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.
On 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.
A delegation of Karlovac County, led by the deputy prefect Josip Safar, participated in the Business Forum in Brussels- the two-day conference (14-15. May), organized by the Assembly of European Regions.There was discussion on regional development and possible use of EU funds, and also this was great occasion for the bilateral meetings. In Karlovac region delegation there were also the presidents of chambers of commerce of Karlovac Region Zlatko Kuzman and Darko Stankovic.
On 16 May 2014. the Representation of the State of Baden – Württemberg to the European in Brussels organised a conference "Building Renovation Strategies. From Directive to Delivery" on behalf of the Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe. The aim of the conference was to draw attention on importance of energy efficiency and it's implementation in practice in different countries. Not only the speakers from Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium and France shared their experience in this field but also the audience was fully involved in open discussion from which they got some practical advices and suggestions from the speakers.
The workshop "Access to finance 2014-2020 - Workshop on financial instruments in H2020 and Cosme" organised by APRE in collaboration with Emilia-Romagna EU Office and ASTER was held on 14 May 2014. in the EU Office of the Region Emilia-Romagna in Brussels. The speakers offered a various solutions for getting capital for your business, practical guidance on applying for EISF and instructions to access to HORIZON 2020 / COSME financial instruments. The practical example was given by the Szabolcz Borda – EIT, Finance Officer from Budapest, who presented to the audience the case of EIT KICs.
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