The workshop on cultural heritage organised at the AER Spring plenary meetings in London will provide participants with information on funding opportunities and support the definition of one or more project ideas. European Year of Cultural Heritage On 9 February 2017 Council and European Parliament representatives reached a provisional agreement on a decision establishing … [Read more...]
Not your usual plenary meetings
The AER Committees are the R&D lab of AER where experiences are shared, discussed, transferred to other regions, transformed, brought back in the network and adopted by yet other regions. However, the plenary meetings don't always do justice to the wealth of ideas and initiatives regions are implementing or want to implement. Just do it! Spring is coming, and at AER, … [Read more...]
What can the Investment Plan for Europe do for health?
Today, in Brussels, Member States and regional representatives, healthcare service providers, public and private investors, economists, and practice innovators, participate in a Seminar on strategic investments for the future of healthcare, organised by the European Commission. A vital economic sector Health is a vital economic sector representing 10% of the EU's GDP and … [Read more...]
Urban Mobility: join the AER Breakfast Briefing in London!
On 23 March AER and LGIU are hosting a Breakfast Briefing with the presence of Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities and joint Research Director of the "Towards New Urban Mobility" paper. Urban mobility On the occasion of the AER Spring plenary meetings in London on 21-23 March 2017, policy makers will have the opportunity to exchange views on the topic of urban … [Read more...]
ALEC: a success story
The fifth edition of the Artic Light E-health Conference in Norrbotten is an opportunity to look back on one of the major achievements of the AER e-health network. The event brought together 300 participants from 16 countries in the world this year around the themes of digital transformation & health equity. Scale e-health awareness The AER e-health network was created back … [Read more...]
Integrated care: tapping into social capital
Consent, Trust and Enablement in a Digital World In the framework of the ALEC 2017 AER organised a mutual learning workshop on social capital for integrated care. Dr. Michael Rigby, Emeritus Professor of Health Information Strategy at Keele University (UK) and Deputy Principal Investigator for the MOCHA H2020 project led by the Imperial College of London on "The Informal and … [Read more...]
Quality networking starts here
The AER Committees are a lab for innovation in the public sector. They enable vivid interregional cooperation, sustainable partnerships and mutual learning between regions in Europe. In short: quality networking. Sustained networking In order to make this true in the longer run, continuous and targeted exchanges need to be facilitated for AER members between plenary … [Read more...]
Long term Investments, the EU and you
Are you the regional expert we need? AER has been invited to name one or two experts for the work currently being carried out at European level on long term investments. Does your region want to be involved? A High-Level Task Force on financing social infrastructure and maximising public value is being set up by the European Association of Long Term Investors and the Think … [Read more...]
A stronger regional policy means a stronger Europe
Last week European Commissioner Corina Cretu published an article on the need for Europe to build on territorial cohesion: "Cohesion Policy alone won't heal Europe, but Europe won't heal without Cohesion Policy". This idea which is very dear to AER, is particularly relevant in the current geopolitical context and is the foundation of the new AER political priority: A Strong … [Read more...]
AER answer to EC consultation on State aid to airports
The AER working group on mobility & transports has long been involved in the defense of regional airports as they constitute often one of the only sustained connection with other territories for remote regions. They have therefore a crucial economic development role which justifies the support they get from governments. While regions are nowadays also working on developping … [Read more...]
A recognition of excellence
The 2016 European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing was an opportunity to highlight the excellent initiatives from regions across Europe. The Summit brought together diverse stakeholders to boost Europe's competitive advantage in the Silver Economy The Silver what? Europe is growing older and while this is a challenge because society has to adapt its … [Read more...]
Handbook on early school leaving: send your region’s good practices!
In order to conclude a 3 year engagment on combatting early school leaving in the regions via mutual learning, the AER working group on early school-leaving is now compiling a handbook with a collection of good pratices. Several of these good practices have been showcased during the different meetings. Others have been identified and shared within the context of the ERASMUS+ … [Read more...]
AER at European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016
Ángel Bonafé Osca, Director of the Valencian Institute for Social Action and María Sorzano Castellón, European Project Manager represented AER on 29 and 30 November at the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 organised by the European Disability Forum and the European Commission in Brussels. UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: 10 years! The … [Read more...]
E-health: how to find a common language?
Regional governments and their stakeholders, in particular, companies shared experiences on 1 December 2016 at the "E-health: let's find a common language" event hosted by Brussels Capital at the Committee of the Regions. The event aimed at providing participants with information on funding opportunities in the field of healthcare, new connections, tested ideas to improve … [Read more...]
Health innovation ecosystems: who’s in?
(If you feel you understand all of the words of the title but not the title itself, please read through, you will be seeing clearly soon) E-health, economic growth & social change Delegates at the AER Committees joint Fall Plenaries in Izmir (TR) had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on health innovation ecosystems, which is a continuation of the work … [Read more...]
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