The 6th AER Black Sea Summit started with an interesting study visit at the Ajara Agro Service Centre where representatives of many European countries got the chance to experience the culture, tradition and local products of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara. The deputy minister of Agriculture of Ajara and the lovely team of the Agro Service Centre accompanied the delegation … [Read more...]
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AER represents its member regions, and stands for stronger cohesion between regions.
During the last Bureau Meeting, AER confirmed its will to help make Europe strong. We will be continuing to advocate for a stronger Europe, through stronger regions.
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A recognition of excellence A Call for Reference sites 2016 was launched in December 2015 at the Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. A total of 74 regional and local organisations have now been awarded "Reference Site" status. These organisations have demonstrated the existence of comprehensive strategies to advance … [Read more...]
On the 18th of August, Margriet Papma, Sarah Nietiedt and Dieuwertje de Vries, from the region of Flevoland (NL), hosted a workshop at the AER summer academy in Østfold. The title of the workshop was “Youth Co-makership and Entrepreneurship in Organisations” and focused on one main question: How to involve young people into the regional labour market?” The goal of the … [Read more...]
The Assembly of European Regions is always very proud to share information about the success stories in its member regions. Today, we would like to highlight a project from Guadeloupe (FR) called Youth Women Win. Why ? Worldwide, including Europe, young women are the first affected by unemployment, with an average rate of 52%. Youth Women Win aims to give to the vulnerable … [Read more...]
One week after the Brexit, AER President Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli and Secretary General Mathieu Mori met with Mr Timmermans, first vice President of the European Commission. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the 2017 work programme of the European Commission but also to enquire about the steps the Commission will take following the loss of one of the key EU members. After … [Read more...]
Young people are the future Yet judging by the figures the perspectives are rather gloomy: according to Eurostats, one sixth of all young people were neither in employment nor in education or training in the EU-28 in 2014. In this context early school leaving is a major issue and a threat to social and economic cohesion. AER members regions have been working on this topic … [Read more...]
The current programming period of cohesion policy is set until 2020. However, the discussions already started behind the doors of the European Commission and other institutions, especially as we are coming close to the mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which will serve as a strong working base to prepare the post-2020 period. The EU Cohesion policy, … [Read more...]
During the last Committee’s Spring Plenaries hosted by The County Council of Timis (RO) and the Assembly of European Regions on 11-14 April, Professor Dr. Marc Noppen presented the key defiance for Hospital ICT in a continuous changing Healthcare environment. Prof. Noppen is CEO at UZ Brussel. The current paradigm of Health Care delivery is facing multiple global challenges. … [Read more...]
The AER participated in the Smart Regions conference, where European regions could present their successful stories on Smart Specialisation and their strategies to achieve innovation-driven economic transformation. At the same time, the European Institutions had the opportunity to listen to these examples and meet the people that make them happen, establishing a dialogue … [Read more...]
Following the meeting on 20 May between AER President Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli, Secretary General Mathieu Mori and the new politicians from the Ile-de-France region, three more French regions have been visited from 25th to 27th of May by the AER. After the regional elections that took place in France a few months ago and the reform of French regions, AER wanted to meet the new … [Read more...]
"It is useless to come with directives, regulations and strategies if they are not implemented": Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, opened the meeting with the delegation led by AER Vice-President Magnus Berntsson on 20 May 2016 in a frank and honest way, stressing the importance for the European Commission to cooperate with the regions … [Read more...]
An AER delegation led by President Hande Özsan Bozatli met today with Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for digital single market. With a communicative passion for his portfolio, Commissioner Ansip was glad to meet representatives of regions when he is mainly used to deal with national governments. AER and its members work on many topics that fall under his responsibility : … [Read more...]
AER met on 19 May with Commissioner Corina Creţu in charge of regional policy. A delegation reflecting the diversity of AER members, led by President Dr. Hande Özsan Bozatli with the presence of Magnus Berntsson, AER Vice President, and AER Secretary General Mathieu Mori discussed the future of cohesion policy. Ms Crețu highlighted her priorities for the future of cohesion … [Read more...]
The Eastern Turkish region of Mus invites you to participate in its very first « Social Development » conference hosted by the Mus Alparslan University from 28-30 September 2016. The conference is open to all disciplines related to tourism, industry, energy, education and agriculture along with their sub-disciplines. A special call is made for agricultural topics … [Read more...]
On 14 April 2016 AER organised the Equal Opportunities Forum on “Women in Emergency situations” in Timis County (RO) in the framework of the Committees’ spring plenary meetings. The Forum gathered around 50 participants from AER member regions, to speak about European experiences, solutions and the regional perspective on this hot topic. As the European Parliament has urged … [Read more...]