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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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  • Smart Specialisation: PLOCAN Oceanic Research Centre on the Canary Islands

    Smart Specialisation: PLOCAN Oceanic Research Centre on the Canary Islands

    08/11/2013

    The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean have seen unemployment levels skyrocket after the financial crisis of 2008. The restructuring of economic activity to enhance this remote region's competitiveness is therefore urgent.

    Smart Specialisation has put the focus on the ocean. PLOCAN is a competence centre for marine issues, funded by the EU, and provides an infrastructure for developing cutting edge research and advanced ocean technology. The facility, which comprises of a scientific and an industrial test site offers its users not only data and knowledge on oceanic parameters, but also offers services and facilities like the transport of scientific equipment from origin to PLOCAN, lab space, technicians, support vessels and underwater vehicles.

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  • Technological advancement in Flanders' health care system through Smart Specialisation

    Technological advancement in Flanders' health care system through Smart Specialisation

    08/11/2013

    Like many regions of Europe, Flanders in Belgium is seeing an increase in the life expectancy of its inhabitants.

    This shift in demographics brings up a series of questions about how the medical system works and what needs transforming. Moving towards 'personalised care and cure' through Smart Systems has become necessary in order to continue offering accessible healthcare to patients.

    Bringing together clusters from biotechnology and nanotechnology is what Flanders has opted to do. Nano for Health is one of many good examples of Smart Specialisation in Europe. There are two objectives: to preserve the healthcare system and to diversify the economy thanks to these innovative solutions.

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  • Smart Specialisation for the shoe business in the Marche Region

    Smart Specialisation for the shoe business in the Marche Region

    08/11/2013

    Like the rest of Italy, the Marche region has been affected by the international financial crisis. The footwear sector, a traditionally handcrafted activity which accounts for over 50% of exports, has been particularly hard-hit.

    It was therefore necessary to come up with a Smart Specialisation strategy to modernise equipment and re-stimulate growth and strengthen employment. Innovations such as the automation of the production chain, or developing health and wellbeing products, or offering shoes made to measure thanks to 3D scanners are some of the solutions offered by Smart Specialisation.

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  • The Kingdom of Smart

    The Kingdom of Smart

    08/11/2013

    All is not well in the Kingdom of Smart…

    Find out how the concept of Smart Specialisation can help the King of Smart boost his Kingdom's economy and to create Growth and Jobs.

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  • Smart Specialisation in Poland takes off for the future through the Flaris project

    Smart Specialisation in Poland takes off for the future through the Flaris project

    08/11/2013

    Lower Silesia in Poland is a mountainous province which welcomes tourists, an industrial centre specialising in large machinery, energy equipment and household appliances. On its own, Lower Silesia accounts for around 8% of Poland’s Gross Value Added. However, this strong economic situation does not stop it from wanting to diversify through new projects based on innovation.

    Flaris is the name of a five-seater family jet-plane developed in Poland through the co-operation of specialists from different European countries. It is made out of extremely light composite materials and is a true revolution in the category of small and lightweight jets. The EU funded Flaris project aims at opening up new market opportunities through innovation, just as the European Union recommends in its Smart Specialisation strategies.  

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  • Petra Könighofer from Eco World Styria - RegioStars 2012

    Petra Könighofer from Eco World Styria - RegioStars 2012

    13/06/2012A portrait of Petra Könighofer from Eco World Styria Eco World Styria started up in 2005, in Austria’s Styria region, with the aim of creating a location for the development of innovative green businesses, able to compete with the best at a global level. Since then, it has established itself as a ground breaker in developing clean, environmentally friendly technologies. By encouraging cleantech companies with innovative ideas, this outstanding project has helped create 5 000 jobs and grow the local economy. These local firms have expanded their workforce by over 10% a year, on average. Winner of the RegioStars 2012 Award - Smart Growth category

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  • RegioStars 2012 - ECO WORLD STYRIA - Boosting employment through a world-beating network of green-tech companies

    RegioStars 2012 - ECO WORLD STYRIA - Boosting employment through a world-beating network of green-tech companies

    13/06/2012Eco World Styria started up in 2005, in Austria’s Styria region, with the aim of creating a location for the development of innovative green businesses, able to compete with the best at a global level. Since then, it has established itself as a ground breaker in developing clean, environmentally friendly technologies. By encouraging cleantech companies with innovative ideas, this outstanding project has helped create 5 000 jobs and grow the local economy. These local firms have expanded their workforce by over 10% a year, on average. Winner of the RegioStars 2012 Award - Smart Growth category

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  • Robotdalen, Västmanland county, Sweden

    Robotdalen, Västmanland county, Sweden

    27/04/2010This film is part of a series of four reports (Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) produced within the framework of launching the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea. They present projects co-funded by the European Commission under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Specialising in robotics in the broad sense, the Swedish centre of excellence known as Robotdalen (“robot valley”) aims to boost Västmanland county’s competitiveness and potential in terms of attracting foreign investment. With direct support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the initiative finances and, where relevant, helps companies and engineers in the field of innovation, research and technological development to find sources of funding.

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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 : Cenaero centre

    RegioStars 2009 : Cenaero centre

    02/01/2009This video showcases Cenaero, a centre of excellence in aeronautical research that plays a leading economic development role in Wallonia. The centre’s success is based essentially on increased cooperation between universities and industry, making it one of the leading-edge hubs in Europe within the field of digital simulation, particularly for aerospace applications.

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