Building on the impetus generated at the AER’s Spring Bureau Meeting in Larnaca (CY) on 6 June 2019, Catalonia has taken the initiative to lay out a plan for convening a Network of Intercultural Regions. The network will be based on close cooperation and information sharing between European regions. If your region is committed to developing comprehensive intercultural … [Read more...]
Looking for a new destination to spend your vacation?
Our member regions Adjara and Imereti (GE), are encouraging you to get to know the beautiful country of Georgia. Situated on the crossroad of Europe and Asia at the east of the Black Sea, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage and is known for its hospitality and cuisine. The nature is very diverse and is a good place for adventurous souls. It is one of the … [Read more...]
Regions for peace-building
On June 4th, 2019, AER co-organized a debate with the Congress of the Council of Europe about the role of local and regional authorities in peace-building. This debate took place in the context of the World Forum Normandy for Peace. It consisted of a vivid discussion between speakers of a debate panel and afterward with the public. Different perspectives on … [Read more...]
Activity Report 2018-19: Sustainability
2018-19 was a year of sustainability in more ways than one. The latest AER Activity Report, which was launched at the AER General Assembly in Larnaca on 5 June 2019, illustrates this through the medium of design. Towards A Sustainable Europe The theme of the Activity Report is derived from the AER Political Priorities which focused on economic, social, democratic and … [Read more...]
AER to attend the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna
Next week, the R20 Austrian World Summit will again be taking place in Vienna. This long-term initiative to create a network platform to help regions, states and cities implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and meet the global climate protection targets outlined in the Paris agreement stems from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s R20 Regions of Climate Action and is now in its … [Read more...]
TAIEX-EIR workshop in Gelderland: you’re invited!
Gelderland (NL) and the European Commission are organising a TAIEX-EIR workshop on “Maintaining and Enhancing Ecosystem Services in Urban Regions”. This event, which is open to AER members and can be fully funded by the European Commission will take place in Gelderland in the Veluwe area, 4 - 5 July 2019. TAIEX-EIR learning programme The TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER learning … [Read more...]
Where do you want to #IChooseEurope?
The #IChooseEurope campaign aims to encourage all Europeans to take part in the elections held on May 24-27 across the continent. To reach out, a series of debates and public events were organised by young activists to raise awareness about the European Elections. One of the key messages, campaigning for a more united Europe, was literally implemented with a dedicated bus … [Read more...]
AER participates in the launch of ‘Cities & Regions for Integration’ Initiative
On 10 April, during the plenaries of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the initiative of “Cities and Regions for Integration” was launched. The European Committee of the Regions along with the leading European associations of cities & regions – the Assembly of European Regions (AER), the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), the Council of European … [Read more...]
Is it possible to combine regional growth with the Sustainable Development Goals?
AER members have been working continuously and especially last year on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. Their implementation by cities and regions is crucial but how can they ensure economic growth while contributing to these goals? Commitment of AER to use SDGs as a policy framework The SDGs are a call addressed to all the nations, … [Read more...]
What will the future of local and regional news look like? CIRCOM Regional has the answer!
The 37th CIRCOM Regional Annual Conference will take place in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, on May 30th and 31st, 2019. Placing regional broadcasting at the centre, the annual event gathers experts, thinkers and observers of the media world. This year’s theme, The Future of Regional Media (FoRM), reflects the numerous challenges and recent developments of the … [Read more...]
#Shinebright Oppland for promoting the 2030 Agenda
At the AER Spring Committee Plenaries in Örebro, the region of Oppland (NO) was recognised for their promotion of the 2030 Agenda within AER. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that everyone enjoys peace and prosperity. There are 17 goals interconnected to one another and often, the key to success on … [Read more...]
#Shinebright Maramures for hosting 2018 Summer Academy
At the AER Spring Committee Plenaries in Örebro, the region of Maramures (RO) was recognised for their involvement in AER activities and for hosting the 2018 Summer Academy. The Summer Academy is a week-long event where regions exchange their experiences in the area of regional development. The theme of last year's Summer Academy was “Cultural Heritage for Regional … [Read more...]
Call for European Heritage Stories
Within the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, AER developed several activities in line with the overall goal of encouraging people to discover, explore and boost Europe’s cultural heritage. In this respect AER organised the 2018 Summer Academy in Maramures (Romania) that brought together over 100 young people from various regions across Europe to discuss about the … [Read more...]
AER meets with the Cabinet of EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas
AER President Magnus Berntsson and Secretary-General Mathieu Mori today met with the cabinet of Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, to discuss the future of social innovation in Europe. Magnus Berntsson introduced the AER position on social innovation and exchanged views on some important issues under consideration in the future EU … [Read more...]
WANTED: Communications Assistant (trainee contract -up to 6 months)
We are looking for a motivated individual to join the Communication Team at our Brussels Office. Under the supervision of the Communications Coordinator, your main tasks will be to: contribute to the communications strategy of AERassist in the development and management of our main communication channel (our website);prepare the annual activity reportreach out to AER’s … [Read more...]