The Assembly of European Regions has been a key partner for Interreg Europe in setting up and implementing its Policy Learning Platform. AER is invited for the first thematic workshop to share good practices on health and well-being.
The Interreg Eruope programme intends to reinforce economic and social cohesion in the European Union through the promotion of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation. It works also towards a balanced an sustainable development of the territory. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) finances the programme.
Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
The Policy Learning Platform is a space where policymakers can find solutions to improve the way they manage and implement their public policies.
It mainly targets four priority topics:
- Research and Innovation
- SMEs Competitiveness
- Low-carbon economy
- Environnement and ressource efficiency
Domains in which AER has always been very much involved in!
The main objective of the platform is to facilitate EU-wide policy learning and sharing good practices among stakeholders of regional relevance. In particular, it provides regional policy makers with the tools and information for them to improve the performance of regional development policies and programmes. Additionally, it offers relevant advice and support services to strengthen regional/local policies and enhance their impact mostly through interregional cooperation.
The 28 June, in Brussels, AER will take part in a first platform exchange on health and well-being. The intention is to bring various stakeholders together, to discuss the latest developments in the field and debate on what joint action could be beneficial for European regional practitioners. In the end, the workshop will engage into planning and preparing innovative collaborative activities.
Will be present: partners, managing authorities/intermediate bodies, platforms and the European Commission.
All participants are active in well-being, public health and active ageing. They may also work in the field of ecosystems and open social innovation. Health and well-being are currently their strategic priority.
AER on health and well-being
This workshop will be a great opportunity to share recent AER activities.
Through its Committee 2 on Social Policy and Public health, AER has been very engaged in the topic of health and well-being. AER took a special part in the eHealth services in Europe. Just last year we supported United4Health, participated in 2016 eHealth week, we co-organised with Brussels Capital “eHealth: How to find a common language? ” and continued to share good practices and experience to connect regions in e-health services.
Connecting perspectives on e-Health: industrial, academic and institutional actors meeting up at the e-Health 360° Summit
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