Category: Tech

The Efficient Buildings, Urban Transport and Biodiversity Protection communities’ final conferences

In the coming weeks, the Urban Transport, Biodiversity Protection and Efficient Buildings communities will organise their final conferences. These are valuable moments because in addition to presenting the work done over the past years and the achieved results, these occasions allow us to share experiences and lay the ground for

Local leaders urge fast-tracking of EU investment into clean public transport

​​​How to better finance the decarbonisation of public transport through cohesion policy and other EU instruments, remove administrative bottlenecks and give cities direct access to EU funds: these were the main issues discussed during a two-day meeting that gathered to Prague local and regional leaders from all over the European

New European Innovation Agenda sets increased focus on promoting territorial cohesion

​With the New European Innovation Agenda , the European Commission wants to position Europe as a leading player on the global innovation scene, capable to develop new technologies to address the most pressing societal challenges. The European Committee of the Regions welcomes that the communication published on 5 July puts

Automotive regions team up for a just and sustainable transition

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched the Automotive Regions Alliance – a political network of regions engaged for the successful transition of the European automotive and supply industry. The Alliance aims to bring in the regional perspective into the ongoing debates on decarbonisation of EU transport while

Partnerships for Regional Innovation: 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected for Pilot Action

Today, the Commission announced the 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected in the pilot project for Partnerships for Regional Innovation, an initiative developed together with the Committee of the Regions. Participants in the pilot action are open to share good practices and to co-develop and test tools

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe: Register now

​The 12th edition of the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will be held at Université Paris-Saclay under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 11, 12 & 13 May 2022. The theme of this year’s edition is: “Towards a leading Europe in breakthrough innovation:

Strategic Recommendations for a Sustainable Use of Resources in the Mediterranean

The Interreg MED Green Growth, Renewable Energy and Efficient Buildings communities released a joint position paper with seven sectoral recommendations, based on the lessons learnt on the ground by each community. The Interreg MED Green Growth, Renewable Energy and Efficient Buildings communities brought together their common knowledge and lessons learnt

Pilot Action on Partnerships for Regional Innovation: Your region can apply now

The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have launched the call of interest for a new pilot action on Partnerships for Regional Innovation. The Pilot Action will involve up to 24 European participants (Member States, regions or groups of regions) who feel driven

GET2IT partner project

The 5th event of the GET2IT project, organized by the Institute for Regional Development, ERA Partner Institute, took place in Prague on January 28-28, 2022. The project was organized as 5 events (in Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic) and also to build citizens’ understanding of how to

Action at local level will ensure the success of the EU missions and the New European Bauhaus initiative

​Adapting to climate change, protecting water, greening cities, ensuring healthy food and fighting cancer are some of today’s major challenges that EU missions, launched by the European Commission, seek to address. Markku Markkula (FI/EPP), rapporteur for the European Committee of the Regions’ opinion on the subject and member of Espoo