Are you interested in knowing more about how a region can become intercultural and inclusive, yet you missed our first online capacity-building session on interculturalism for regions and local stakeholders? Also, are you keen to know more about who is the EU-BELONG team and how you can work together with us in the coming years? Dive into this quick article and rewatch … [Read more...]
The Knowledge Transfer Toolkit is out!
Are you aware of an innovative practice and would like to test in your region or would you like to strengthen cooperation with other peers across Europe and beyond to foster innovation within your regional ecosystem? The AER developed a Knowledge Transfer Toolkit gathering its long-lasting expertise in the field and its recent application in the context of the SCIROCCO Exchange … [Read more...]
Capacity-building for Integrated Care: Join the SCIROCCO EXCHANGE Partners at its Final Conference!
Interested in knowing more about how your region can strengthen its health and social care system and improve the design and delivery of healthcare services? Join the Scottish Government and all the partners of the SCIROCCO Exchange project at its closing event 'Capacity-building for Integrated Care: From the Maturity Assessment to Improvement Planning'! The conference will be … [Read more...]
Making TVET more attractive for Women!
Technical vocational education and training provide concrete opportunities for inclusion by developing innovative curricula matching rapidly changing societal needs and fostering life-long learning opportunities. Yet, the sector has been for long time predominately male centred making the need to counter the gender-bias and gender-stereotypes in the sector a foremost priority … [Read more...]
Social Inclusion in TVET and Skills Development
Education and training play a crucial role in fostering social inclusion providing concrete opportunities for skills development that lead to individuals’ self-affirmation and the creation of diversified learning environments. Yet, rapid and increasing societal changes – as demographic trends, globalisation, and climate change – are bringing about an in-depth transformation of … [Read more...]
Knowledge Transfer for Integrated Care – Sharing the Results with the International Healthcare Community
After almost a year of knowledge exchange and capacity-building support to healthcare authorities willing to adopt or scale-up integrated care, the AER and the project partners were eager to share the experience and the results of the SCIROCCO Exchange Knowledge Transfer Programme with a great variety of international healthcare professionals and practitioners. The SCIROCCO … [Read more...]
A New Horizon for Europe: Navigating into the European Horizon for Research and Innovation
The launch of the new Horizon Europe funding programme worth 95.5 billion EUR and its first round of calls have being sparking enthusiasm and interest among the multiple actors that were long awaiting for initiating and testing their innovative actions for the green and digital transition, as well as an inclusive economy. Yet, while the scope of the funding programme meets … [Read more...]
First calls under the Creative Europe 2021-27 have been launched!
The new Creative Europe Programme for 2021-27 was launched with the adoption of its first Annual Work Programme and the opening of the first calls under the 'Culture' strand! The programme will finance actions in the cultural and creative sectors with a total budget of EUR 2.4 billion for the next 7 years (63% higher than the previous programme). About the new Creative … [Read more...]
REGISTRATION OPEN: Social Inclusion in TVET and Skill Development – Leaving No-one Behind
TVET policies and programmes are of core importance to ensure that all people can enjoy inclusive skill development leading to both individuals’ affirmation and the creation of diversified learning environments. As reported by Srinvas Reddy, Chief of the ILO Skills and Employability Branch, “inclusive skills development and lifelong learning opportunities are vital to … [Read more...]
Internship Vacancy: EU Project Assistant
Ready to train with the EU projects team of the largest independent network of regions in Europe? We are looking for a motivated intern (STUDENTS ONLY) to join the Project Unit at the AER’s Brussels Office, under the supervision of our European Projects Coordinator. The placement would be for 6 months, starting as soon as possible. Your main tasks will be: Mapping … [Read more...]
EU4Health 2021-2027 is Adopted: Resilience, Innovation and Accessibility
On March 26, the European Commission announced the entry into force of the new EU4Health Programme to support the resilience and innovation of health systems across Europe throughout the period 2021-2027. With a budget of EUR 5.1 billion for investments in the health sector, the EU4Health 2021-2027 programme is financially the largest health programme ever launched! The … [Read more...]
Digital Transformation & Skills in the Agri-food Sector
The agri-food sector is facing a revolutionary transformation within a complex operating environment characterised by technological and economic change, consumer concerns, climate change, and global value chains. The so-called Digital Farms, which combine precision farming techniques with the use of digital and high-tech tools, have been promoted by the EU Agenda to … [Read more...]
EXTENDED – Call for Participants: Advocacy Training for Young European Activists
APPLICATION STILL OPEN: The call for participants for the Advocacy Training for Young European Activists organised by the Assembly of European Regions and the Young European Federalists (JEF) has been extended! Submit your application by Friday 26th February 2021 via the online form! APPLICATION EXTENDED TO YOUTH FROM ALL OVER THE EU: The application has been opened to … [Read more...]
Building the Circular Economy through Circular Skills: Regions and Universities leading the Change
The transition towards a circular economy is among the core objectives of policy-makers at all levels of government. Yet, its full and effective achievement strongly depends on the readiness of all the societal and economic actors. In this regard, a growing mismatch between skills and labour needs can hamper both the transition as well as the possibility to exploit its great … [Read more...]
Join the Webinar ‘Circular Economy: Opportunities and Needs in the Labour Market’
Save the date! We are pleased to invite you to the webinar ‘Circular Economy: Opportunities and Needs in the Labour Market’ that will be held online on 10th December from 15:30 to 16:30 as part of the 2020 edition of the Skillman International Forum focused on "redefining the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector"! The event is part of the Skillnet series … [Read more...]