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European Cooperation Day 2016

European Cooperation Day invites you to participate in any of the events showcasing project results or highlighting the importance of territorial cooperation.

'Sharing borders, growing closer' is the motto for the celebration of this spirit of cooperation throughout Europe and beyond, as territorial cooperation also involves neighbouring countries of the EU.

Read more about the events around September 21st on the campaign website and see the promotional video from this link.

 

European Regions bring a digital single market in active and healthy ageing

74 European regions have been recognised as Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing for their commitment to excellence in investing and scaling up innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing. The Reference Sites range from Oulu, Finland, to Heraklion-Crete, Greece and from Andalucia, Spain to Olomouc, Czech Republic. Together, they commit to investing more than €4 billion in digital innovation for active and healthy ageing, which is expected to benefit over 5 million people in the next 3 years.

Read more from this link.

European Social Innovation Competition to support the integration of refugees and migrants in Europe

The 2016 Eropean Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation to support the integration of refugees and migrants in Europe. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 8 April 2016. 

The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations across the European Union and in countries participating in the European Horizon 2020 programme (see list).

More information here.

 

European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels in 10-13.10.2016

Main themes of the event are: Sustained and sustainable economic growth, Inclusive economic growth, and Making ESI Funds simpler.

The event is targeted to an audience interested in regional policy.

Participation is free of charge.

Registration for the event "European Week of Regions and Cities" is open until September 26th 2016.

Find more information about the registration procedure here.

EUSBSR 7th Strategy Forum in Stockholm registration is now open

The registration for the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR and the 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit on 8 and 9 November is now open. Read the programme and register on the Strategy Forum website

Also, the second Northern Dimension Day will be held back-to-back with the Strategy Forum, taking place before the official forum starts. Read more on this page.

 

 

Evaluation of EU Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan shows clear added value of European action

Reducing the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines is vital to stop the appearance of resistant microorganisms. To raise awareness about this issue, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) founded the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) which aims to provide a platform and support for national campaigns about prudent antibiotic use. Over the years, European Antibiotic Awareness Day - marked annually on 18 November - has developed into a platform of global reach, partnering up with many countries outside the EU as well as relevant stakeholders, in line with the Commission's "One-Health" approach to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

The Commission's 2011 Action Plan against the rising threats from AMR contains 12 actions for implementation with EU Member States and identifies 7 areas where measures are most needed:

•making sure antimicrobials are used appropriately in both humans and animals

• preventing microbial infections and their spread

• developing new effective antimicrobials or alternatives for treatment

• cooperating with international partners to contain the risks of AMR

• improving monitoring and surveillance in human and animal medicine

• promoting research and innovation

• improving communication, education and training

The evaluation of the Commission's Action plan published in October 2016 shows that this had a clear added value acting as a symbol of political commitment, stimulating several actions within Member States, and has served to strengthen international cooperation. The Action Plan has also provided a framework to guide and coordinate activities on AMR at international level in the area of monitoring and surveillance and on R&D.

Download the action plan and its evaluation on European Commission website.

Fifth Call for Applications is now open: Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 Programme

The Fifth Call for main project applications is open from 1st October 2017 to 28th February 2018.

The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme contributes to and aligns with the Europe 2020 Strategy, national and regional policies and development strategies, macro regional and sea basin strategies, and other programmes covering parts of the geographical area.
The programme’s vision is to assist in the generation of vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities, by harnessing innovation, expanding the capacity for entrepreneurship and seizing the unique growth initiatives and opportunities of the Northern and Arctic regions in a resource efficient way.
To date, the NPA 2014-2020 Monitoring Committee has in total committed approximately 67% of the programme funding to 35 projects.

More information, Terms of Reference, announcement document and contacts can be found on the Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 website.

Finding joint solutions to transboundary challenges in the Northern Dimension

The Northern Dimension (ND) is nowadays one of the most effective forward-looking formats of regional and trans-border cooperation. The results and achievements of the ND, i.e. better environmental situation in the Baltic and Barents seas, new cultural ties and promotion of cultural industries, improvements in public health protection in the ND area and resolved transport problems, are also well known due to active position of the NDI and its Newsflash, which deserve all the support.

First call for Interreg BSR Programme Seed Money application opens in 28th September 2016

The first call of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Seed Money will be opened in 28th September 2016 and it will be open until to 15th February 2017.

Seed Money is a funding that is used to prepare project proposals with strategic importance to one of the policy areas or horizontal actions of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

Find more information about the Seed Money calls here.

Find more information about the Seed Money Facility here.

 

Funding available to support transport projects

From 30 October 2017, you can apply for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme through three calls that are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €267 million.

Open calls:

  • Calls on Mobility for Growth (two stages and single stage)
  • Call on Automated Road Transport
  • Call on Green Vehicles

These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge.

The specific focus of these three calls is to support research and innovation activities in relation with low-carbon and sustainable transport; automated road transport; electrified vehicles; safe and resilient transport systems; European industrial leadership as well as behavioural issues and user needs for mobility solutions.

For more information, please see INEA's website.

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