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Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe - TENLaw project meeting
8-9 May 2015, Tartu, Estonia
Private tenancy law is existentially affecting the daily lives of European citizens, as about one third of them depend on rental housing.
That notwithstanding, it constitutes a nearly blank space in comparative and European law. This is due to its national character, its political nature and its embeddedness in widely diverging national housing policies, which ultimately reflect different welfare state models. At the same time, however, different parts of EU law and policy do affect tenancy law significantly, albeit indirectly. Thus, EU social policy against poverty and social exclusion extends to selected issues of housing policy.
Against this background, this project sets out to provide the first large-scale comparative and European law survey of tenancy law. In a first step, it analyses national tenancy laws and their embeddedness in, and effects on, national housing policies and markets. In a second step, the effect of EU legislation on national housing policy in general and national
tenancy law in particular will be analysed in a comparative perspective. In a third step, a proposal for a better co-ordinating role of the EU in tenancy law and housing policy, in particular through an OMC process developing common principles of good ”tenancy regulation”, will be designed.
EURINT 2015: Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU
22-23 May 2015, Iasi, Romania
The purpose of this 3rd edition of EURINT international conference entitled 'Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU' is to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the EU faces in the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalization process.
Since becoming members of the EU the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have experienced an ongoing process of decentralization, devolution and regionalization which, in turn, brought about different ways of envisaging regional development. By and large, regional development can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional economic disparities by supporting several economic activities in the less development regions. Main objectives have been large-scale infrastructure development, creating opportunities for inward investment, policies to enhance social cohesion and other top-down and bottom-up initiatives meant to help regions to catch-up and to establish economic clusters of development.
The event is organised by Centre for European Studies from 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Iasi - Romania.
SAVE THE DATE! Latvian Presidency Conference: First Innovative Enterprise Week
15-17 June 2015, Riga, Latvia
First Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” is a 3-day international conference on:
- the political answer to the macroeconomic situation
- ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the investment Plan for the EU
- how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs
- interactions between these financial instruments, COSME's and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels.
The conference will bring together high-level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.
Registration will open on 1 March 2015.
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Presentation of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure EHRI
26 March 2015, Berlin
The EU-funded project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) will present the results of its four-year work culminating in an online portal that gives unprecedented access to dispersed Holocaust-related archives from Europe and beyond.
These research sources, most of which have only been accessible at the institutions concerned, will now be available online to users around the world.
NB: A limited number of places is available.
4th FLAGSHIP Workshop - Economic, Social and Environmental challenges: modelling policies
19 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium
‘Economic, Social and Environmental challenges: modelling policies’: FLAGSHIP partners are in the process of bridging the research results with policy making and are looking for experts’ views and contributions. The on-going work and the questions that emerged will be presented during this one-day workshop to be held at the EU Representation of Lower-Saxony, Rue Montoyer 61, in Brussels, Belgium.
The workshop will include the following three sessions:
i. FLAGSHIP scenarios and storylines
ii. From exploratory results for a BAU scenario to policy proposals to FLAGSHIP scenarios
iii. FLAGSHIP transforming research results into policies
MEMOLA project celebrates UN World Water Day
14 March 2015, Sierra Nevada (Spain)
Cleaning Campaign of Rehabilitated Medieval Irrigation System of Barjas (Sierra Nevada-Spain)
UN World Water Day was celebrated at the mountains of Sierra Nevada, thanks to the initiative of the FP7 funded, MEMOLA project. One year after the recovery of the irrigation channel of Barjas, the MEMOLA team, along with the local irrigators community, organised its cleaning followed by a community meal. Almost one hundred people joined for the event.
The cleaning of the channels is crucial for its maintenance, assuring water released by the melting of snow for a peasant community of 400 people. The irrigation channels provide very significant ecoservices to the area: irrigates fields, recharges aquifers and maintains the habitat of a forest of chestnuts and oaks, among others.
See documentary on the rehabilitation campaign 2014: http://www.memolaproject.eu/node/381
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31 March 2015
New FIDUCIA and URBACHINA Policy Briefs published
24 March 2015
Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities: List of projects 2007-2013
16 January 2015
Financial crisis: causes, policy responses, future challenges in Policy Reviews