Side events

Side events


Some side events are usually taking place in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities. They are linked to one of the thematic priorities yet are not included in the official programme.

Side events are usually events which were not selected for the Meeting Place, did not meet application deadlines, or which format did not fit within the European Week of Regions and Cities' standards.

Side event organisers are entirely responsible for the organisation of their event.

For more information on the organisation of a side event, please check the ‘become a partner’ section.

The side events are listed in chronological order. Please click on the title for the extended information.

Futures of European solidarity

10 October 2017, 15:00-18:00
Organiser: University of Siegen, TransSOL Project
Venue: Social Platform, Square de Meeûs 18, Brussels 

What are the futures of European solidarity and what role can we play in the future of European solidarity? Since 2008 solidarity mechanisms have been put to the test, with consequences not only on the national level, but also in how people, cities and regional entities respond to solidarity. Starting in 2015, the TransSOL Horizon2020-funded project started to look at solidarity in eight European countries, how this had been affected and forms of response and resilience emerging across borders at the national, local and individual level. This event will discuss the research results and policy options stemming from our findings.

Contact and registration: Natalie Roxburgh 

Website: www.transsol.eu

ERA Chairs and mobility schemes in H2020: Drivers, barriers & lessons learnt

12 October 2016, 09:00-17:00
Organiser:
NCP_WIDE.NET project, the transnational network of NCPs for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation of H2020
Venue: 98 Rue de Trône, 6th floor, B-1000 Brussels

The mobility element is an important component of H2020.  It is a driver for inclusive and sustainable growth of individuals and institutions, unlocking ultimately sustainable growth for regions.  It is present in the MSCA programmes, the various ERC grants, the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation pillar, as well as in the COST Actions.

This workshop, through practical presentations on some of the mobility schemes of H2020, aims to shed light on the lessons learnt by both beneficiaries and EU officials. Emphasis will be given to the ERA Chairs measures, where recommendations will be generated by group work and shared with the European Commision.

Agenda

Contact

Registration on the project's website

Twitter: @NCP_WIDENET

LinkedIn account: NCP_WIDE.NET (www.linkedin.com/groups/8307779)


 

Smart cities and communities for all: How to become smart and age-friendly?

10 October 2016, 15:00-17:00
Organiser:
AGE Platform Europe
Venue: Fundación Galicia Europa, 38 rue de la Loi , B-1040 Brussels

In a context of population ageing, it is crucial for cities to implement initiatives allowing their older residents remaining independent, active and healthy for longer. This is what the WHO calls age-friendly environments, a concept supported by the Covenant on Demographic Change.

Cities are also getting involved in smart city initiatives in order to save energy, facilitate mobility, increase civic participation... Developing smart cities implies a continuous digitalisation of information, and public services. How can smart cities be inclusive for all, including older persons? How to ensure that they do not create new barriers and thus hamper age-friendly efforts?.

Agenda

Contact

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Smart cities and communities for all: How to become smart and age-friendly?

 

Synergies between ESI Funds and Horizon 2020 – How would it work in practice?

11 October 2016, 09:15-17:45
Organiser:
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) on behalf of NCP_WIDE.NET project (transnational Network of National Contact Points for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation)
Venue: Delegation of CSIC in Brussels, rue du Trône 62, B-1000 Brussels

There is an increased concern about the suggestion for combining two different sources of funding at the level of an individual project. However, instead of trying to achieve synergies at the level of individual projects, synergies between H2020 and ESIF should be desired at programmatic/strategic level.

This could be achieved for instance by using ESIF funding for capacity building upstream of a H2020 project or by using ESIF downstream for valorization/implementation of the results of a H2020 project.

This workshop intends to be a highly practical workshop, and it is aimed at providing examples in which SF/ ESIF and FP7/H2020 funds have been combined in order to amplify the R&I investments and their impact, as well as analysing key success factors and barriers on building synergies.

Contact and registration

Website


Synergies between ESI Funds and Horizon 2020 – How would it work in practice?

 

Improving air-quality and carbon footprint in cities: Enhancing synergies among EU-funded R&I projects

11 October 2016, 14:00-17:30
Organiser:
EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Venue: Covent Garden 2, Place Rogier 16, B-1210 Brussels

Representatives from three EU funded projects will gather in Brussels to discuss on how to maximise the synergies among three just-started projects and relevant stakeholders from cities and regions on a topic of primary interest: Improving air-quality and carbon footprint in cities:

CLAiR-CITY: Through an innovative engagement and quantification toolkit, it will stimulate the public engagement necessary to allow citizens to define a range of future city scenarios for reducing their emissions to be used for supporting and informing the development of city policy packages.

ICARUS: Integrated approach for air pollution monitoring and assessment. The ICARUS methodology and toolkit will be applied in nine EU cities of variable size, socio-economic condition and history.

iSCAPE: It will tackle the problem of reducing air pollution at target receptors with an innovative SME-led approach, focusing on the use of “Passive Control Systems” in urban spaces.

 

Contact

Register (Due to limited seats, registration closes on Friday 30 September ; it will not be possible to register on the spot.)

More: EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Food Smart Cities for Development: Fostering innovation by promoting sustainable food systems at local level

11 October 2016, 14:30-16:00
Organiser:
Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Venue: Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

The event wants to raise awareness on the linkages between local food policies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the SDG12 on sustainable production and consumption. It aims to gather the partners of the Food Smart Cities for Development- EYD2015 project and other Local Authorities to share their experience in strengthening the role of EU Cities as facilitators of sustainable development.

In order to help Local Authorities combine their competitiveness and sustainable urban development agenda, the meeting will present guidelines for local food policies and a toolkit on how to localise the SDGs.

Registration

Contact

Website


Smart cities and communities for all: How to become smart and age-friendly?

 

Future Smart Technologies for the Industry 4.0 Era

11 October 2016, 14:30-17:00
Organiser:
CZELO - Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation
Venue: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union, Rue Caroly 15, B-1050 Brussels

Industry 4.0 is a collective term embracing contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies with potention to foster growth. The emerging technology breakthroughs covering wide-ranging fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things, materials science, energy storage and quantum computing are some of the examples of Industry 4.0. The debate will consist of the presentation of the stakeholders and research, innovation and real applications in the following areas: Big Data and Analytics, Autonomous Robots, Simulation, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, The Cloud, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality etc. The identified challenges at various levels will be mentioned.

Contact: Pavlína Pancová Šimková

Registration

Website


Future Smart Technologies for the Industry 4.0 Era

 

Restarting from cities to relaunch Europe: The Confcommercio-ANCI Protocol

11 October 2016, 16:00-18:00
Organiser:
Confcommercio – Imprese per l’Italia
Venue: Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Avenue d’Auderghem 22-28 - 1040 Brussels

The event is meant to present the first results of the “Protocol of Understanding for urban regeneration” signed between Confcommercio –  the largest Italian General Confederation of SMEs, Professions and Self-Employment –  and ANCI –  the National Association of Italian Municipalities.

Main purpose of the Protocol, to be considered as a good practice at EU level, is that of promoting Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) through the implementation of locally ad-hoc laboratories between economic, social and institutional stakeholders in order to foster urban development by creating and supporting micro and small enterprises, thus facilitating a “self-employment friendly” environment and social inclusion.

With the presence of numerous stakeholders, Italian and European institutional representatives, the first-year experience of the “Confcommercio-ANCI Protocol” will be presented as a good practice of PPP within the “Urban Agenda for the EU” in order to gather ideas to further develop this promising modus operandi for EU urban regeneration.

Draft agenda

Contact and registration

Website

More:

www.confcommercio.it

http:bruxelles.confcommercio.eu

www.internazionali.anci.it

Confcommercio ANCI

 

COP21-no Decarbonisation without Local Engagement on Heating and Cooling!

11 October 2016, 16:00-18:00, followed by a cocktail
Organiser:
AEBIOM on behalf of IEE FROnT project partners
Venue: L42, 42 rue de la Loi, B-1000 Brussels

In the framework of FROnT project, a survey has been conducted to analyse end-consumers key decision factors when choosing a heating or cooling system. It results that the main barriers to switching to a renewable system are the lack of awareness and difficult financing.

Local authorities, consumer organisations and the manufacturing industry have an important role to play in tackling these barriers. During the event, they will discuss challenges and opportunities for the deployment of renewables in the heating and cooling sector, in order to ensure a true decarbonisation of our economies and honour our COP-21 commitments, while developing a local and innovative RES H&C industry.

The event will specifically look into the role of local authorities and cities in raising end-consumers awareness on renewable heating and cooling solutions and the financing opportunities. This is crucial if we want to achieve our decarbonisation goals, as the heating and cooling sector accounts for 50% of our energy consumption.

Contact

Registration

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Co-creation and civic participation: Rethinking public services

11 October 2016, 16:00-18:00
Organiser:
Future Cities Catapult
Venue: London House, rue du Trone 108, B-1050 Brussels

With the rise of civic tech and citizen empowerment, efforts to make public services more user-friendly and accessible are still insufficient. Using co-creation, Governments are able to deliver valuable and more tailor-made services, by focusing on citizens’ own experiences.

We will present examples of successful initiatives implemented in London, Amsterdam and Aarhus. Followed by a brainstorming session where we will discuss:

  • Which public services need to be re-thought in the light of co-creation? 
  • What roles citizens can play and how governments can engage with them?
  • How can we make it accessible to communities with special needs?

Finally, there will be networking drinks and the opportunity to discuss concrete ways of implementing these ideas. 

Contact

Registration

Website


Co-creation and civic participation: Rethinking public services Co-creation and civic participation: Rethinking public services Co-creation and civic participation: Rethinking public services

 

The impact of Digitalisation and Big Data on Smart Regions – Four Motors for Europe

11 October 2016, 18:00-20:00
Organiser:
Four Motors for Europe (4ME)
Venue: Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union, rue de la Loi 227, B-1000 Brussels

The exploitation of Big Data in various sectors has socio-economic potential far beyond the specific Big Data market. Large companies and SMEs in Europe are clearly seeing its fundamental potential for disruptive change in markets and business models, and are beginning to explore the opportunities. However, Europe is still at an early stage of adopting Big Data technologies and services; and is lagging behind USA.

Agenda

Contact

Websites

4ME

Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU


The impact of Digitalisation and Big Data on Smart Regions

 

FrontierCities Acceleration & Showcase Event – Proven smart cities solutions for innovative cities, regions and local authorities!

11-12 October 2016
Organiser:
frontierCities
Venue: AREA42, rue des Palais 46A, B-1030 Brussels

Want to see 20+ smart city solutions that have been trialled in 35+ European cities? Think European taxis are not interested in smart mobility and innovation? Think again. Want to see how smart cities solutions are helping UK Local Authorities improve the efficiency of transporting special needs children to school? Want to see European cities using smart city apps to monitor pollution? Think smart city apps only involve young start-ups? Think again, and find out how leading European corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Bosch are involved.

All this – and much more – at the frontierCities Acceleration and Showcase Event. Supported by the EC’s Future Internet Programme (www.fiware.org), this is a not-to- miss event for ambitious cities, regions and local authorities of all sizes.

frontierCities is an EU funded project which has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

DAY 1 –  Investment Day - Upon invitation. Please send an email to the organiser.

DAY 2 – Conference & Showcase – Registration

Website

Regional and local measures to develop the potential of refugees

12 October 2016, 09:00-17:00
Organiser:
Earlall (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning)
Venue: Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, rue des Deux Églises 27, B-1000 Brussels

In a context of population ageing, it is crucial for cities to implement initiatives allowing their older residents remaining independent, active and healthy for longer. This is what the WHO calls age-friendly environments, a concept supported by the Covenant on Demographic Change.

Cities are also getting involved in smart city initiatives in order to save energy, facilitate mobility, increase civic participation... Developing smart cities implies a continuous digitalisation of information, and public services. How can smart cities be inclusive for all, including older persons? How to ensure that they do not create new barriers and thus hamper age-friendly efforts?.

Regional and local authorities are increasing cooperation and synergies between educational, social and employment policies, with a strong support of refugees and civil society. The Erasmus+ project TALENTS is an example of cooperation and exchange of best practices. This conference is the starting point of our project, which we would like to share with decision makers who govern integration and its financing, management staff in institutions involved in integration.

The event will focus on:

  • Development and implementation of integration policies
  • Measures to improve access to employment for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Participation of asylum seekers, refugees and civil society
  • Effective recognition of skills
  • Alternative integration measures
  • Collaboration between public and private stakeholders

 

Contact:

Jugatx ORTIZ

Andrea LAPEGNA

 

Agenda

More information and registration


Regional and local measures to develop the potential of refugees

 

ITS in the urban environment as opportunity for cities to foster growth and jobs

12 October 2016, 09:45-13:30
Organiser:
Bureau Alsace Europe, City of Gothenburg European Office, ERTICO - ITS Europe, Eurométropole de Strasbourg
Venue: Bureau Alsace Europe - 15 Rue du Luxembourg, B-1000 Brussels

Intelligent transport systems (ITS) apply information and communication technologies to improve mobility for people and goods, and transport and traffic management. In cities, ITS applications help improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and emissions and enhance public transport. And now Mobility as a Service (MaaS) brings users a total package of personalised on-demand mobility services to fulfill all their travel needs through a single account. ITS brings new players to the market, creating opportunities for jobs and growth. The seminar will present latest best practice and allow the audience to discuss with leading experts and policy makers in the field.

Contact: Mélanie Feuerbach

Registration

Website


ITS in the urban environment as opportunity for cities to foster growth and jobs

 

European Schoolnet Future Classroom Lab Open Day: “ICT and innovation in teaching and learning: opportunities for Regions and cities to promote better social inclusion”

12 October 2016, 09:30-16:45 (different time slots available)
Organiser:
EUN Partnership AISBL
Venue: EUN Partnership Office & Future Classroom Lab (FCL), third floor, 61 rue de Trèves, B-1040 Brussels

Dedicated to Regions and Cities and linked to e-inclusion and STEM careers, the event will be an opportunity for local authorities to discover the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) and to explore how they can contribute to innovation in teaching and learning in line with the objective to support the vulnerable groups within their remit and improve employability opportunities corresponding to the labour market.

Created by European Schoolnet, a network of 30 European Ministries of Education, the FCL is an inspirational learning environment, which will challenge local authorities to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in the classrooms.

The participation will be free of charge and coffee will be provided.

Contact

Registration

Website

 

Sharing experiences on marine and coastal cross management as an opportunity to foster sustainable growth

12 October 2016, 10:00-13:00
Organiser:
City of Pescara (as Lead Beneficiary of the ADRIATIC + Project funded under IPA ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAMME 2007-2013)
Venue: Marche Region Representation , LOGO Conference Room – 8° Floor, rond point Schuman 14,  B-1040 Brussels

The marine environment represents an extraordinary and delicate environmental ecosystem and is a precious driver for the European economy, with great potential for innovation and growth. Its preservation, protection and efficient management are crucial to ensure sustainability and create synergies among stakeholders involved in the planning of activities.

The workshop will share best practices on marine and coastal management. The objective is presenting the outcomes of a cross-border feasibility study that, in line with the EUSAIR, is aimed to set up a Decision Support System for the adoption of measures to mitigate threats to the marine and coastal biodiversity. The audience will be involved in an interactive debate on the relevance and applicability of this Adriatic DSS.

Contact

Register

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ADRIATIC CBC PROGRAMME 2007-2013

 

Randstad Smart Region: A real life testing ground for sustainable economic growth

12 October 2016, 11:00-13:00
Organiser:
Randstad Region
Venue: House of the Dutch Provinces, Auditorium, 4th floor, Trierstraat 59-61, B-1000 Brussels

Come and meet the Randstad region, the third European metropolitan area after London and Paris! Randstad, meaning ‘Round City’, comprises many thriving Dutch cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, but also a lot of green areas. It is a perfect real-life testing ground for innovations tackling Europe’s societal challenges. Cross sectoral cooperation and citizen’s participation are the core strengths of the region thanks to a large number of research institutes, many young and educated people and innovative companies. The living labs investigate innovative solutions together with the end-users leading eventually to upscaling, market launch and sustainable economic growth.

Agenda

Contact and registration

Website


 

Business 3.0: European launch of Scale-up Denmark

12 October 2016, 11:00-13:00
Organiser:
ZealandDenmark EU Office, Scale-up Denmark
Venue: The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, B-1000 Brussels

Scale-up Denmark is an ambitious training concept for entrepreneurs and small enterprises, which aims to establish an elite of high-growth companies in Denmark.

The five Danish regions, the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union and European Business Network proudly invite Enterprises, investors and public authorities working with trade, commerce and growth from all over Europe to take part in this European launch of the next generation of business and Scale-up from initiatives Lyon to Scania and to enter the future of innovative growth and economic development with us.

We will present Scale-up Denmark to the rest of Europe, and ask the rest of Europe what they do to scale up high potential, innovative businesses.

 

Contact: Henrik Hagelskjær

Registration

Website

 

Visitor Pressure Handling in Urban Destination

12 October 2016, 14:00-16:30
Organiser:
Center of Expertise for Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality (CELTH)
Venue: Neth-ER, Netherlands House for Education and Research, rue d' Arlon 22, B-1000 Brussels

CELTH is the largest knowledge network in Europe in the field of tourism, leisure and hospitality. It is an initiative of three Dutch universities of applied sciences.

In this inspiring and interactive workshop, CELTH will present its research outcomes on building and strengthening sustainable, prosperous metropolitan region with the help of tourism & leisure.

The complexity of a touristic destination requires the involvement of all stakeholders. New business models and changing consumers' behaviour are needed to create sustainable economic development and balancing all the interests in a region or around a metropolis.

Programme

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Website: www.celth.nl


CELTH

 

Juncker Plan: What’s in it for the regions

12 October 2016, 14:30
Organiser:
North Aegean Region
Venue: Brussels Press Club Europe, rue Froissart 95, B-1000 Brussels

The Region of North Aegean (Greece) is organising a side event during the European Week of Regions and Cities, titled “Juncker Plan: What is in it for the regions”. Our aim is to present some best examples that already exist in Europe, highlight how the regions can be more actively involved and at the same time tackle the difficulties the most deprived regions are facing in their involvement. More broadly, our event will also focus on improving the territorial dimension of the plan and on its contribution to reducing regional disparity.

 

Registration

Contact: Nikos Lampropoulos

More:

http://northaegean.blogactiv.eu

http://www.pvaigaiou.gov.gr
Juncker Plan: What’s in it for the regions

 

Revitalisation by reconciliation - How spatial design can challenge a new impetus for European city-regions

12 October 2016, 14:30-17:00
Organiser:
IBA PARKSTAD
Venue: European Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99, B-1040 Brussels

The inadequacy of usual top down or bottom up solutions in city planning brings new integrated strategies to revitalise depressed areas. How to tackle economic, social inclusion, ecological and cultural issues raised by civil society? IBA Parkstad and The Grand Paris implement innovative public politics as drivers of economic development, security, and attractiveness. How to create conditions of inclusive investment, preserving public domain, ensuring an organic evolution of cities, urban diversity, and quality of life?   The challenging workshop invites audience towards a political translation and support of such a phenomenon, developing new replicable methods for Europe? Chair Joost van Iersel.

 

Registration

Contact: Yvette Masson Zanussi

More: www.iba-parkstad.nl


 

Training and entrepreneurship promotion for inclusive economic growth: Practices and examples from EU funded projects

12 October 2016, 15:30
Organiser:
IHF asbl
Venue: “Science 14”, 14b Rue de la Science, B-1040 Brussels

Europe faces unprecedented social and economic challenges testing its resilience to the crisis.  Training is a policy response to address the needs of vulnerable groups such as young people, women and SMEs.  Micro and craft-type enterprises play a significant role for employment and growth and represent a professional and social “buffer” as microenterprises are more reluctant to fire employees. Moreover, self-employment is often the alternative to unemployment.

EU strategies promote inclusive growth and it is at local level that decisions are put into practice.  The event will present case studies from EU funded projects on how to support the development of microenterprises, female entrepreneurship and promote SMEs’ internationalization and integration in the EU Single Market.

Contact and registration

Website


ihfeurope

 

Experience Vojvodina

12 October 2016, 19:00-21:00
Organiser:
Provincial Government of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Assembly of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Vojvodina Investment Promotion
Venue: Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union – Vojvodina European Office, Boulevard du Régent 53, B-1000 Brussels

Vojvodina welcomes you to “Experience Vojvodina” side event during the European Weeks of Regions and Cities, in line with the first priority of the EWRC 2016 “Sustained and sustainable economic growth”. Focusing on Europe 2020 - strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the event is a great opportunity to present Vojvodina’s investment opportunities, achievements and current initiatives and to network with your Vojvodinian colleagues. The event will include a reception.

Contact: Mitar VASILJEVIC

Registration

Websites:

www.vojvodina.gov.rs

www.skupstinavojvodine.gov.rs

www.vojvodinahouse.eu

www.vip.org.rs

 

EU structural and investment funds as a driver of innovation in healthcare - Would simplification help?

13 October 2016, 09:00-11:00
Organiser:
Philips and Schuman Associates
Venue: L42 Conference Center, rue de la Loi 42, B-1000 Brussels

This event, with the confirmed moderator MEP Jan Olbrycht, aims to share factual experiences on current opportunities and challenges in using European Structural and Investment Funds and on potential benefits of public-private partnerships for the healthcare sector. We also intend to formulate conclusions that could contribute to the mid-term review of the MFF 2014-2020 as well as to a debate about the post-2020 framework and making ESI Funds simpler. The event is planned for 2 hours and wishes to gather around 30 participants (EU policy makers, representatives from the regions and representatives from private sector).  

We will present two case studies – successful innovative projects in Poland and Romania financed by the EU funds.

 

Contact and registration:  Malgorzata Stepniak

More:
www.philips.com
www.schumanassociates.com

 

Sustained and sustainable economic growth

13 October 2016, 09:00-13:30
Organiser:
Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency
Venue: Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU, rue Montoyer 12, B-1000 Brussels

Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency (ADRBI), with the support of the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU  organises  a seminar on promoting the concept of sustainable economic growth, in the context of regional policy and investments financed through REGIO- Regional Operational Programme.

The purpose of the event is to present the results of implementing REGIO 2007-2013 in Bucharest-Ilfov region and promote them at European level. It also aims at promoting at European level new funding opportunities of REGIO 2014-2020 to ensure transparency of funds used for the Bucuresti-Ilfov development region through REGIO.

Contact

Register

Website


ADRBI

 

European best practices in promoting entrepreneurships in schools and universities

13 October 2016, 10:00-12:00
Organiser:
Calabria Region
Venue: Calabria Regional Office in Brussels, rond-point Schuman 14, B-1040 Brussels

The event aims at showcasing a series of initiatives on promoting entrepreneurship in schools and universities from a local, national and European perspective. It will host representatives from Calabria OP managing authority, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, the European Commission as well as universities and the private sector.

Agenda

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Lighting for People project final event

13 October 2016, 10:00-17:00
Organiser:
TNO - coordinator of EU FP7 SSL-erate (Lighting for People) project
Venue: Hotel Thon EU, rue de la Loi 75, B-1040 Brussels

The Lighting for People project ends in October 2016. The project connects science to lighting as the most powerful regulator of the day-night-rhythm of people. The project creates awareness for cities that advanced solid state lighting is important for the social and economic dimensions of a sustainable development. And the project fosters open innovation collaborations along the value chain, including public domain stakeholders and regional lighting clusters, to accelerate the development of solid state lighting products, services and business in Europe.

The objective of this final project event is the presentation of striking results from the project and of case studies from cities and companies.

Agenda

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Lighting for People project final event

 

Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) - A tool for Integrated Sustainable Urban Development

13 October 2016, 11:15-13:00
Organiser:
CEMR – Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Venue: Meeûs Room, The House of Cities, Municipalities and Regions, square de Meeûs 1, B-1000 Brussels

The Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) is an online self-assessment tool promoting integrated sustainable urban development for small, medium and big cities. It supports the delivery of the Leipzig Charter for sustainable European cities and is recognised by the Pact of Amsterdam and the new Urban Agenda for the EU.

This event aims to introduce the RFSC to urban stakeholders and to demonstrate its added value in assessing and monitoring integrated sustainable urban projects and strategies. The participants attending this event will benefit from Local Authorities’ and other RFSC users’ experience and best practices using the RFSC tool.


Contact

Registration

Websites:

www.rfsc.eu 

www.ccre.org

rfsc

 

Religious heritage as a resource for sustainable economic growth in rural areas

13 October 2016, 11:30-13:30
Organiser:
Representation of the Free State of Thuringia to the EU / Representation of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD)
Venue: EKD office Brussels, Rue Joseph II 166, 1000 Brussels

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which will be celebrated throughout Europe in 2017, has triggered a rise in tourist appeal in many European regions, inter alia in Thuringia,

Germany, with the number of visitors expected to peak in 2017.

How can the tourist appeal of religious heritage be turned into sustainable opportunities for growth? What is the potential for other European regions? The workshop will address these questions and offer good practice and inspiration to regions by presenting the transnational project “European Cultural Routes of Reformation”, funded by the INTERREG Central Europe programme, followed by a panel discussion.

Contact

Registration

More:

https://www.ekd.de/bevollmaechtigter/bruessel/veranstaltungen/index.html

http://www.thueringen.de/th1/tskbxl/veranstaltungen/index.aspx

rfsc