AER's youth mobility exchange programme, Eurodyssey, involves around 300 young trainees per year. It gives young people the opportunity to undertake an internship of three to seven months in another European member region. The benefits of enrolling in Eurodyssey are concrete and visible. The testimonials of former trainees and regional correspondents prove that Eurodyssey … [Read more...]
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Wrap-up: Highlights of the AER Autumn Bureau 2022
On 6 and 7 December 2022, AER convened its Autumn Bureau at the Abruzzo EU Regional Office in partnership with the Autonomous Government of Sardinia. It was an opportunity to highlight the 2022 achievements and discuss AER political priorities for 2023. On 6 December, the AER Autumn Bureau opened with a welcome reception celebrating the tradition and heritage of Abruzzo and … [Read more...]
NEW AER Taskforces 2023-2025 set for launch
During the 2022 Autumn Bureau Meeting, the AER members decided to establish two new Taskforces which will address the political priorities of the Bureau for the period of 2023-2025. Taskforce on Active Citizenship Why? The year 2022 has been key in setting a precedent for strengthening our democracies by enabling new participatory processes and putting citizens’ … [Read more...]
[CLOSED] CALL for Web Developer and Designer for EU-Belong Project
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is looking to engage a web developer experienced in graphic development to build a website section in the current AER website that should serve as an online repository for all project’s resources and tools. Check out the Terms of Reference below and apply with your ideas before the 4th of January! Interested parties are … [Read more...]
YOUTHopia is Real: Discover how a pan-European communication campaign is built
YOUTHopia is a pan-European communication campaign that will engage five EU regions in bringing Cohesion Policy closer to their young citizens. Cohesion Policy is a matter for and of citizens. Co-funded by DG REGIO, the YOUTHopia project aims to make sure that young people across Europe become aware of it and seize the opportunities it offers. As pan-European … [Read more...]
[CLOSED] AER is hiring a Project and Communication Manager
Are you our next colleague? We are looking for a colleague to support our Project team in the implementation of EU-funded projects, and the delivery of project activities, related in particular to communication and advocacy.You must have the right to live and work in Belgium. This position is to be based in Brussels. Our new colleague should … [Read more...]
SMEs and regions meet at the 5th Regional Business Forum
The 5th edition of the Regional Business Forum (RBF) started on the 15th of November in Novi Sad, in the Serbian AER member region of Vojvodina. A networking opportunity for regional businesses co-organized by AER and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, RBF brings together more than 200 participants from 20 countries. The opening ceremony was an opportunity to highlight … [Read more...]
Bio-based Innovation to Decarbonise the Construction Sector
On 6 December, the day before the AER Bureau, the AER Working Group on the Bioeconomy is organising a workshop on "The Bioeconomy & the New European Bauhaus", which will look at bio-based innovation in the construction sector. Bio-based innovation: a catalyst for change The bio-based sector or bioeconomy, is a catalyst for systemic change. Indeed it opens new ways of … [Read more...]
AER at the European Week of Regions and Cities: “Youth is not our future. It is our present.”
Picture: AER Summer Academy 2022 - Panel discussion - Youth and regional Government: young people (re)shaping their regions - 30/08/2022, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. In early October, the Assembly of European Regions participated in the 2022 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The European Year of Youth inspired numerous workshops on the links between … [Read more...]
Proposal for a Working Group on Green Hydrogen Adopted
The Executive Board which took place on 13 October 2022 in Brussels (BE) adopted the proposal for the creation of an AER working group on Green Hydrogen. The proposal for this working group is led by Catalonia (ES). It is supported by Burgenland (AU), Lower Austria (AU), Valle D’Aosta (IT), Flevoland (NL), Maramures (RO), Värmland (SE), Västra-Götaland (SE), Fribourg (CH), … [Read more...]
The 2023 DG Regio Call on Communicating Cohesion Policy is out!
EU Cohesion Policy is THE European Union's tool to address economic and social inequalities between European regions and cities. It supports projects and initiatives that have a direct impact on people's daily lives and foster their wellbeing. AER can help you to be part of it. EU Cohesion Policy is in the DNA of AER. Through DG REGIO funding opportunities, we have been … [Read more...]
AER’s Youth Regional Network (YRN) is back!
Spread the word among your youth regional councils: the Assembly of European Regions is reviving its Youth Regional Network (YRN)! Are you interested in joining the new YRN and taking part in its rebuilding process? In addition, are you interested in attending the YRN General Assembly (10 March 2023) and/or in applying to a position on the YRN Presidium? Then click on … [Read more...]
Wrap-Up: highlights from AER General Assembly 2022
The 2022 General Assembly took place on 14 October at the Lower Austria representation in Brussels and online. The General Assembly was chaired by AER President, Magnus Berntsson and AER Vice President Jean-Luc Vanraes, supported by AER Secretary General Christian Spahr. Jenny Evjen, acting President of the AER Summer Academy, joined … [Read more...]
Interculturalism for Intercultural Regions to be!
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...]
AER Position on Youth – Call for Amendments
AER is inviting members to offer their amendment proposals to the Draft Position on Youth. This includes the regional youth councils in our member regions: the AER is very much attached to including youth voices in the process, make sure to spread the word among youth councils and youth organisations in your regions! The closing date for submitting amendments is the … [Read more...]
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