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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.
COEURE workshops - Surveys on Economic Policy Issues
5 June - 4 September 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
The COEURE Coordination Action (which stands for COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) brings together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space – funders, policy-makers and researchers – in a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder collaboration. The aim of this process is to identify the knowledge gaps on key EU economic policy issues and assess the current challenges and opportunities facing European-based researchers, with the ultimate goal to inform the European agenda for research funding. It is funded by the European Commission and carried out under the initiative of the European Economic Association.
In view of this objective, eleven economic research areas have been selected for analysis. Following the Call for Interests, prominent scholars have been selected to conduct the surveys in those areas, and a series of workshops will take place.
The workshop will bring together leading researchers in the field, policy makers and scientific officers from funding agencies. A first draft of the Survey will be presented and discussed in the first session and the rest of the sessions will focus on different aspects that can help to further develop the a research agenda on the corresponding policy issue in Europe, including further advancement in theoretical and applied research, policy implications, and statistical and data needs.
Registration is free but compulsory. To maximize interactions, attendance is limited to 50 people on a first-come first-served basis. Each workshop has a different contact person (see programme).
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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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14 April 2015
COPE Policy Briefs published
13 April 2015
New MILESECURE2050 Policy Briefs published
31 March 2015
New FIDUCIA and URBACHINA Policy Briefs published
24 March 2015
Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities: List of projects 2007-2013