The Engaged network organised a multi-centered workshop during the annual symposium of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL). The event convened various experts linked through video conferencing in Brussels (BE), Barcelona (ES) and Ashford (UK) to validate the roadmap for future innovations in health and social care. Hot topics such as user involvement, value … [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.
We are a voice for our members.
While growth and jobs are on everyone’s lips, SMEs are more and more recognised for their potential to revive the economic engine in Europe. The Assembly of European Regions, the region of Brussels-Capital (BE) and finance.brussels organised on 20 November a seminar in the European Parliament to address the main challenges encountered by SMEs and how the regions can support … [Read more...]
On 11 November in Istanbul (TR), AER President Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli opened the 12th European University of the Foundation of European Regions for Research in Education and Training (FREREF) together with the FREREF President, Christiane Desmontes. Lifelong Learning (LLL) and the dynamics that should be developed in order to implement an effective lifelong learning strategy in … [Read more...]
On 4 November, the partners of the SMART EUROPE and GreenInfranet projects - INTERREG IVC – met for a joint final conference gathering over 160 participants, where regional stakeholders were challenged to build stronger connections between economic, health, spatial planning and social welfare policies, essentially to bridge the gap between nature and economy. Find all … [Read more...]
The Assembly of European Regions, together with finance.Brussels, the Region of Brussels-Capital and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), will organise a seminar in Brussels on 20 November about “Investing in SMEs – How to meet the needs of the regional entrepreneurial fabric and make the most of support tools”. The seminar aims at gathering the stakeholders to hold concrete … [Read more...]
The Common European Sustainable Building Assessment (CESBA) published a policy paper for a common assessment of buildings in Europe. Launched with the support of Rhônalpénergie Environnement (RAEE), this report addressed to territorial collectivities aims at harmonising European indicators of energy efficiency in buildings. Read the policy paper … [Read more...]
Independent living is not an easy topic, especially with shrinking budgets and growing needs. E-health is obviously part of the solution but as Marta Tatar, County Councillor of Covasna (RO) mentioned “to create integrated care systems we need integrated communities”, and that was what made it so special to be in Donegal (IE) last month: the region, which earlier this year won … [Read more...]
22 October: the EP approved the new European Commission, headed by Jean-Claude Juncker. 423 MEPs gave their support to the Juncker Commission, while 209 voted against and 67 abstained. The new Commission took office on 1 November for a 5 year mandate. … [Read more...]
On 22 October in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant (NL), at the occasion of the World Health and Design Forum, AER organised an event focusing on regional politicians' involvement in the implementation of smart solutions for active and healthy living. 5 regional politicians exchanged on the strategies they were developing in this field in their territories and the obstacles they … [Read more...]
Solutions for an age-friendly society require the collaboration of stakeholders, which are often not used to work together. IT developers and businesses may have very different ways of looking at a problem. Add to that the point of view of doctors, nurses, informal carers or patients and their sometimes unexpected ways of using technology and you will be heading for total chaos … [Read more...]
Karsten Uno Petersen, President of the AER Committee on Social Policy and Public Health and Vice President of the region of Southern Denmark, and Anthoni Zwiefka, Senior Specialist of Lower Silesia (PL) shared their experience on the use of structural funds for health during the information session AER co-organised in partnership with COCIR, the trade association of the … [Read more...]
Regions4GreenGrowth provides recommendations on how to boost investments in RES & EE. “The European Union (EU) aims to get 20% of its energy from renewable sources (RES) by 2020, as well as to cut 20% of Europe's annual primary energy consumption” (Source: EC website.). The stakes are high, but unfortunately, the fact is that public and private stakeholders willing … [Read more...]
Supported under COSME, this call aims to develop cluster organisations' capacity to provide more professional business services to SMEs, helping to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs. More information here. … [Read more...]
Regions are main stakeholders when it comes to promoting fundamental rights in their territory. The European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has published a very useful online toolkit to help public officials improve the protection and promotion of fundamental rights. The Training Academy organised in Brussels on 19 September allowed participants not only to get an … [Read more...]
At a Press Conference organised in cooperation with the European Countryside Movement (ECM), regions and international organisations called on the future Parliament and Commission highlighting three key messages: Rural areas contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy: Today the EU has a tendency to focus on increasing effectiveness by using factors such as competitiveness, … [Read more...]