An AER working group provides a space for experience and knowledge exchange. The ground for mutual learning is the community the AER creates between member regions that have very diverse contexts and shared objectives. The AER community is one of its main added values when joining projects or developing advocacy activities. As the mandates of current Working Groups have all … [Read more...]
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One of the key issues AER is focusing on in 2015 is good governance and innovation. Therefore, public sector innovation will be key focus at AER's joint plenary session taking place in Hampshire County beginning of November.
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After almost a year of knowledge exchange and capacity-building support to healthcare authorities willing to adopt or scale-up integrated care, the AER and the project partners were eager to share the experience and the results of the SCIROCCO Exchange Knowledge Transfer Programme with a great variety of international healthcare professionals and practitioners. The SCIROCCO … [Read more...]
Article by Sandra Evans, Project Coordinator at Universität Tübingen. It is not a secret anymore that open innovation ecosystems provide optimal conditions for creating new value. But what makes innovation ecosystems effective, or how are effective innovation ecosystems created? This important question was the topic of a panel discussion organised by the Assembly of European … [Read more...]
The Chair of the AER Digital Health Network, Donna Hendersson, Scotland (UK) is pleased to invite AER members and partners on 16 June 2021 from 11:00-12:30 CET for a webinar on supporting the psychological wellbeing of healthcare professionals. The event will highlight the potential of digital solutions and the importance of digital (technological) literacy in providing mental … [Read more...]
The spring plenaries of the three AER committees took place in Örebro (Sweden) from 26 till 28 March 2019. Work programmes During the statutory plenary meetings of the Committee on Economy & Regional Development, the Committee on Social Policy and Public Health and the Committee on Culture, Education and Youth, AER members developped jointly the Committees' 2019-2020 work … [Read more...]
AER was present at this year’s UN climate meeting, which took place in Katowice, Poland. The highlight of AER's involvement was when AER President Magnus Berntsson spoke at the high-level segment 12 December on behalf of all the regions and municipalities of the world. Setting the scene AER has been building a strong voice on how regional climate action can advance global … [Read more...]
On the occasion of the Autumn plenaries in Vojvodina, AER members will discuss how opening public data supports the emergence of startups in regions. The panel will bring together speakers from startups, regional policymakers, experts on design and data to discuss why, how and for what regions should open their data and look at challenges and opportunities. Open Data... … [Read more...]
The European Commission has published a call which can be of interest to regional stakeholders. This call for projects is organised in the context of the Connecting Europe Facility and focuses on public open data. Why public sector open data? Public sector information within countries, across borders, and between sectors can be used for all sorts of applications. Real world … [Read more...]
Ethical issues around the future usage of artificial intelligence (AI) have helped turn it into a polarising issue in society. From techno-optimists to people derided as luddites, many have an opinion on the ethics of AI. Later this month, AER’s event Artificial Intelligence: Are Regions Up to The Challenge? will bring together field experts, academics, artists, politicians, … [Read more...]
If you are reading this, it's because you are thinking of applying for the Silver Economy Awards! The SEED Consortium is searching for talented candidates like you to showcase innovative solutions addressing the needs of ageing populations and thus contribute to raise awareness on the implications of demographic change. Do not wait any longer to submit your proposal for the … [Read more...]
Don't miss the #policylearning event in Milan organised by the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform. The two day networking conference will be a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments concerning the use of R&D results and open innovation, to share on how to better contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs and regional growth and to find out what the … [Read more...]
Artificial what? Cognitive scientist Marvin L. Minsky, who is also a co-founder of the MIT AI Laboratory, defines artificial intelligence as “the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men”. The term artificial intelligence is therefore used when machines perform human-like cognitive functions such as learning, understanding, reasoning … [Read more...]
Cllr Roy Perry (Hampshire-UK) could not attend our General Assembly in Bodø last June due to his responsibilities in the Remain campaign for the UK referendum. However, he sent this video to be presented at the Bureau meeting on June 22 2016. The Bureau was focused on the possibilities that new technologies offer to regional authorities to imporve governance, but was closed … [Read more...]
Participation requires space as is very well highlighted in this 2010 video from the AER Youth Regional Network. And by space it's not just physical space that is meant, such as meeting rooms, but also space in the institutions, in the decision making process. This is valid for young people but also for society at large: how do we make space for citizens participation? If … [Read more...]