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  • A política de Coesão da União Europeia: investir nas suas Regiões e Cidades

    A política de Coesão da União Europeia: investir nas suas Regiões e Cidades

    16/07/2014

    Todos os anos, a UE investe milhões de euros na criação de emprego e no crescimento económico, a fim de ajudar a reduzir as diferenças sociais e económicas entre as regiões europeias. Este vídeo de curta duração dá informações sobre a forma como os investimentos da UE podem melhorar a quotidiano dos cidadãos ao estimular o crescimento económico na região onde vivem. 

    Nos últimos cinco anos, a política de coesão da UE criou mais de 600 000 postos de trabalho; investiu na formação profissional de 15 milhões de pessoas por ano, para melhorar a sua empregabilidade; e cofinanciou a construção de 25 000 km de estradas e 1800 km de caminho-de-ferro; garantiu ainda o abastecimento de água potável a mais 3 milhões de pessoas; investiu em 200 000 pequenas e médias empresas e 61 000 projetos de investigação. Estes números continuam a crescer dado que os projetos que tiveram início nos últimos 5 anos continuam a produzir resultados. 

    Tudo isto tem sido possível graças ao Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional, ao Fundo de Coesão e ao Fundo Social Europeu que, em conjunto, representam mais de um terço do orçamento da UE.

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

    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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  • RegioStars 2014 - Art on Chairs: Revigorar uma indústria tradicional através do design inovador

    RegioStars 2014 - Art on Chairs: Revigorar uma indústria tradicional através do design inovador

    31/03/2014

    O projeto «Art on Chairs» foi composto por várias atividades diferentes levadas a cabo entre 2010 e 2013, entre elas nove exposições e quatro concursos de design, em que designers provenientes de universidades e PME produziram um total de 136 cadeiras de design. Agora, as PME de Paredes produzem cadeiras de design a preços de luxo e estão a lançar novas linhas de mobiliário, algumas das quais serão exportadas internacionalmente. O projeto «Art on Chairs» inclui ainda outras atividades, como workshops, concebidas para impulsionar a criatividade e estimular a cooperação entre designers de mobiliário individuais e empresas de produção. Concertos, visitas guiadas e apresentações de livros geraram publicidade e debates adicionais.

    Comunicado de imprensa

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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: system management for innovative platforms (SLIM) (story)

    RegioStars Awards 2011: system management for innovative platforms (SLIM) (story)

    23/06/2011In this video story, Rikard Boström, a young computer software designer, tells us how he found a job directly linked to both his education and career ambitions. While still a student at the University of Karlstad (Sweden), Rikard had the opportunity to make contact with the Tieto company, his current employer, at a gathering of students and businesses specialising in telecommunications and information technologies. This gathering, organised by ‘Compare Testlab’, a foundation directly supported by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), led to a traineeship and a dissertation which then turned into a job offer.

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  • RegioStars Awards 2011: system management for innovative platforms (SLIM)

    RegioStars Awards 2011: system management for innovative platforms (SLIM)

    23/06/2011This video showcases the Swedish foundation ‘Compare Testlab’, part-funded by the EU via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a direct beneficiary of the SLIM project (System Management for Innovative Platforms). ‘Compare’ brings together small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and university students, making it one of the region’s main hubs for innovation, training and employment, economic growth and competitiveness.

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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 2010: Micro-finance

    RegioStars 2010: Micro-finance

    01/05/2010This video presents the RegioStars 2010 winning project in the “Integration of migrants or marginalised groups in urban areas” category. Founded in 2008, this project focuses on improving access to finance for migrant women, who often find it difficult to accrue capital in order to set up or develop their own company. The project’s main goal is to establish a permanent micro-finance institute in order to help them escape these confines. So far the project has supported 80 fledgling women entrepreneurs and helped to launch 15 micro-businesses, creating 20 new jobs along the way.

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  • RegioStars 2010: “new business model” project (story)

    RegioStars 2010: “new business model” project (story)

    05/01/2010Story of Günter Lohr, pensioner living day-to-day with health problems, but who has benefited from telemedicine. This video was produced as part of the “New business model” project, the RegioStars 2010 winner in the “ICT applications by or for SMEs” category.

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  • The ERDF in Germany’s new Länder

    The ERDF in Germany’s new Länder

    10/01/2009"We want to be German Europeans and European Germans," said former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in relation to German reunification. Twenty years on, EU funds (ERDF) were allocated to the new federal states (Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, and part of Berlin).The €46 billion between 1990 and 2013 are making success stories like Biocity in Leipzig and an urban development project in Merseburg possible.

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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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