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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.

 

BusinessForum 2014 in Brussels

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s202A 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.

 

“Building Renovation Strategies. From Directive to Delivery”

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baden_WOn 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.

 

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