Smart products for a smart digital Europe

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smart productsThe conference „Smart products for a smart digital Europe" was organized in CoR on 17th June 2014 and it's provided with information on how Europe is addressing the challenges of the new digital landscape and how the regions and businesses can benefit from the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP) program and its technological platform, FI-WARE, co-financed by the European Commission.
The event bring together key stakeholders to discuss how to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet Technologies and services to ensure that Europe is in the best position to capture the opportunities that will arise as a result of the new digital revolution that will affect all sectors of the economy.
In this context, EC representatives, FI-PPP industry oriented project use cases, Start-ups, SMEs, and political stakeholders discussed how FI-WARE helps in products and services development and enterprise growth.


Workshop on energy efficiency and climate change

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energyCastilla y León Regional Government, and on its behalf the Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y Léon (Fundación Patrimonio Natural), organized this event on 04th June 2014, to underline the role of public administrations in energy efficiency and climate change management.
During the workshop, after an introduction about the current and future European targets for climate change and energy, lessons learnt from different European projects on energy management in public buildings and energy planning have been presented. The purpose of the event is to foster the use of life automation in energy management in public buildings as well as the implementation of Green ICT policies by local and regional administrations.
Through the LIFE DOMOTIC Project they presented the environmental and economic gains of using life automation in public buildings to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The results of the project show that we can reduce by half the energy bill. Through the GREEN ICT project, they presented the environmental impact of ICT and they show how IT strategies and green IT public procurement can contribute to reduce energy consumption


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.


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