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    Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy presents its new comic book

    13/05/2014

    The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy has just published a brand new comic book called ’Partners’ which aims at presenting Regional and Urban Policy through six stories designed to appeal to a young audience. The themes covered in this album are Research & Innovation, Urban Development, Environment, Support to SMEs, Social Inclusion, ICT, Cooperation between regions, Transport, Solidarity between regions in case of natural disasters, etc. These slices of life and stories of men and women were inspired by real EU-funded projects that illustrate the European Union’s contribution to reducing differences in standards of living and supporting the regions in their development.
    This comic is available in FR, EN and NL and can be ordered via EU Bookshop

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  • BEACON - Crescimento sustentável: trabalho através da bio-economia

    BEACON - Crescimento sustentável: trabalho através da bio-economia

    31/03/2014

    Regiões do Oeste e dos Vales do País de Gales – Reino Unido

    O projeto «BEACON» enfrenta um desafio importante para a Europa: desenvolver novas tecnologias por forma a dar resposta à crescente procura de energia e de recursos. O projeto centra-se na biorrefinação: um processo que utiliza culturas não-alimentares para criar biomassa para utilizar em produtos, em substituição do petróleo bruto. Ao produzir produtos renováveis a partir de biomassa, o projeto «Beacon» representa uma alternativa verde aos combustíveis fósseis poluentes, ajudando a Europa a reduzir as suas emissões de gases com efeito de estufa. Esta iniciativa pioneira está a atrair investimentos para uma das regiões mais pobres do RU, criando postos de trabalho extremamente necessários e desenvolvendo competências mais avançadas.

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  • Fifteen Cornwall - Crescimento inclusivo: Emprego para as gerações jovens

    Fifteen Cornwall - Crescimento inclusivo: Emprego para as gerações jovens

    31/03/2014

    Cornwall e as Ilhas de Scilly – Reino Unido

    Uma paixão pela cozinha está a mudar a vida dos jovens numa das regiões mais pobres da Inglaterra. Inspirados pelo famoso chefe Jamie Oliver, o restaurante Fifteen Cornwall faz parte de uma empresa social público-privada, que oferece a desempregados de meios desfavorecidos de 16 a 24 anos de idade a oportunidade de praticar como chefes de cozinha. Este projeto inovador providenciou formação a quase 130 jovens, muitos dos quais se debatem com sérias dificuldades como antecedentes criminais, utilização abusiva de substâncias, doença mental ou deficiência. Todos os anos, o projeto investe cerca de 1,2 milhões de euros na economia local, apoiando os fornecedores locais e a produção de alimentos de elevada qualidade.

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  • Top chef Jamie Oliver thanks European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund for supporting his award winning 'Fifteen Cornwall' project for budding chefs

    Top chef Jamie Oliver thanks  European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund for supporting his award winning 'Fifteen Cornwall' project for budding chefs

    31/03/2014

    Jamie Oliver, the world renowned British celebrity chef praises EU Structural Funds for supporting a restaurant in Cornwall that helps young people to become apprentice chefs. The 'Fifteen Cornwall' apprenticeship programme won the RegioStars Awards 2014 in the category "Inclusive Growth - jobs for the younger generation"in Brussels.

    Fifteen Cornwall - RegioStars 2014 winner

    Press Release

    RegioStars 2014

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  • Prémios Regiostars 2014

    Prémios Regiostars 2014

    21/03/2014

    A política regional da UE ajuda as regiões europeias a avançar em conjunto. Impulsiona o crescimento económico, a concorrência e a criação de emprego – ao investir milhares de milhões de euros todos os anos, em projetos ambiciosos e inovadores por toda a Europa. No dia 31 de março, os prémios Regiostars serão atribuídos a 19 finalistas, escolhendo como vencedores os 4 projetos mais inspiradores financiados pela EU.

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  • Regional policy for real people – Testimonial by Darren Beard, employee of Cleanbake, in Lancashire (UK)

    Regional policy for real people – Testimonial by Darren Beard, employee of Cleanbake, in Lancashire (UK)

    31/01/2013Training followed by Darren Beard thanks to the EU-funded ENWORKS project has allowed this worker to make a useful contribution to environmentally friendly industrial practices.

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  • REGIO STARS 2013 winner – Sustainable Growth: ENWORKS Resource Efficiency Support - North West England, UK

    REGIO STARS 2013 winner – Sustainable Growth: ENWORKS Resource Efficiency Support - North West England, UK

    31/01/2013

    ENWORKS, in Manchester, is a unique environmental advice and support service that helps companies in the north west of England to make better use of increasingly scarce resources. Since 2007, with co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund, it has advised 4 000 small businesses, helping them to make annual savings of more than €16 million through resource efficiency, to cut 34 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, and to create or save 967 jobs. ENWORKS shows how green innovation can boost productivity, cut costs and increase profits.

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  • Georgina MacLeod, the O4O project

    Georgina MacLeod, the O4O project

    13/06/2012Testimonial of Georgina MacLeod about the O4O project. People in the EU are living longer than ever, and the proportion of the population aged over 55 is growing all the time. In some rural areas on the fringes of northern Europe, many pensioners live by themselves, and risk becoming isolated and marginalised if public transport and other services are not available and they cannot afford special care. In these remote regions, skilled staff, such as carers and nurses, are often hard to recruit and retain. The O4O project – Older people for Older people – co-financed by the European Union, responded to this challenge, using existing skills and experience within ageing communities. O4O shows older people how they can take responsibility for providing the services they need, and organises support across rural Scotland, Finland, Greenland, Northern Ireland and Sweden. At a time when public spending is under pressure in many parts of the EU, the project demonstrates how vital networks and facilities can be maintained in a way that also encourages older people to stay active and make an important contribution to society. Winner of the RegioStars 2012 Award, Inclusive Growth category

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  • RegioStars 2012 - SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: GRaBS - Preparing local planning for climate change challenges

    RegioStars 2012 - SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: GRaBS - Preparing local planning for climate change challenges

    13/06/2012Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To enable European towns and cities to adapt successfully to the challenges of extreme weather and warming temperatures, and to achieve sustainable growth, local people need to be consulted and actively involved in improving their environment. The GRaBS project – Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco-towns – focused on ‘green’ open spaces and ‘blue’ water resources. Trees and grasslands, for example, help to lower temperatures in towns, through evaporation. The project worked with local communities, helping them to improve their own environment and create healthier, safer and more pleasant living spaces for everyone. Winner of RegioStars 2012 Award - SUSTAINABLE GROWTH category

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  • RegioStars 2012 - INCLUSIVE GROWTH: O4O - Lifelong experience boosts ageing communities

    RegioStars 2012 - INCLUSIVE GROWTH:  O4O - Lifelong experience boosts ageing communities

    13/06/2012People in the EU are living longer than ever, and the proportion of the population aged over 55 is growing all the time. In some rural areas on the fringes of northern Europe, many pensioners live by themselves, and risk becoming isolated and marginalised if public transport and other services are not available and they cannot afford special care. In these remote regions, skilled staff, such as carers and nurses, are often hard to recruit and retain. The O4O project – Older people for Older people – co-financed by the European Union, responded to this challenge, using existing skills and experience within ageing communities. O4O shows older people how they can take responsibility for providing the services they need, and organises support across rural Scotland, Finland, Greenland, Northern Ireland and Sweden. At a time when public spending is under pressure in many parts of the EU, the project demonstrates how vital networks and facilities can be maintained in a way that also encourages older people to stay active and make an important contribution to society. Winner of the RegioStars 2012 Award, Inclusive Growth category

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  • Trixie Neilson from GRaBS project

    Trixie Neilson from GRaBS project

    13/06/2012Testimonial of Trixie Neilson from GRaBS project. Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To enable European towns and cities to adapt successfully to the challenges of extreme weather and warming temperatures, and to achieve sustainable growth, local people need to be consulted and actively involved in improving their environment. The GRaBS project – Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco-towns – focused on ‘green’ open spaces and ‘blue’ water resources. Trees and grasslands, for example, help to lower temperatures in towns, through evaporation. The project worked with local communities, helping them to improve their own environment and create healthier, safer and more pleasant living spaces for everyone. Winner of RegioStars 2012 Award - SUSTAINABLE GROWTH category

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  • RegioStars Awards 2011: Growth in environmental marine science (GEMS)

    RegioStars Awards 2011: Growth in environmental marine science (GEMS)

    23/06/2011

    This video showcases the ‘Bridge Marine Science Group’ cluster, which aims to bring together the academic and businesses worlds in a region where maritime trade and occupations provide the engines for growth and competitiveness. Directly supported by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this grouping combines no fewer than 500 small and medium-sized enterprises active within the maritime sector, in particular environmental marine science.

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  • RegioStars Awards 2011: Growth in environmental marine science (GEMS) (story)

    RegioStars Awards 2011: Growth in environmental marine science (GEMS) (story)

    23/06/2011

    In this video story, Richard Wynn-Ellisan, an engineering student at Llandrillo College in north Wales, tells us how he discovered and joined the Bridge Marine Science Group, supported by the EU as part of the GEMS project (Growth in Environmental Marine Science) and co-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This experience has enabled him to gain a foothold in the professional sector without waiting until the end of his studies, when he hopes eventually to set up his own wholesale fishing business in the region.

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  • RegioStars 2009: Diple Printing Technologies

    RegioStars 2009: Diple Printing Technologies

    02/01/2009This video showcases the Diple project, designed to reinvigorate the printing sector, one of the cornerstones of the Welsh economy. The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) in Swansea, which manages the project, develops case studies and conducts research on innovative uses of printing, and also transfers this knowledge over to industry, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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