Like most events so far in 2020, this year’s annual October week to celebrate European Week of Regions and Cities took a slightly different turn this year. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the events took place over 3 weeks and were held entirely online. However, that did not stop the Irish Regions European Office […]
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The Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) is delighted to release the MATCH-UP project 10 Minute Town Video and the MATCH-UP 10 Minute Town Framework full report which was inspired by learnings from the Interregional partners of the MATCH-UP Interreg Europe Project. Following learnings from the MATCH-UP partners, the SRA focused on one of their policy improvements […]
European Week of Regions and Cities – a Yearly Regional Conference held in Brussels The 2020 European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), organised by the European Commission in partnership with the Committee of the Regions, will take place throughout October, from 5th to 22nd. To ensure safety of all, this year will be the […]
Municipalities across the EU will have a final chance to apply for a voucher to fund the installation of free WIFI networks in their communities, starting 4th June 2020 at 13.00 CET, until 17.00 CET on 4th June 2020. The opening date of the fourth and final call of the WiFi4EU initiative has been recently […]
APPLY BY 29 MAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR CITY! Building on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge, the European Commission launched the follow-up Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). This programme will offer 100 cities across the EU the unique opportunity to join a community that leverages advanced technologies to tackle the ongoing pandemic and reconstruct their […]
The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award is an initiative of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) that identifies and rewards EU regions and cities with outstanding, future oriented entrepreneurial strategies. The territories with the most visible, forward-looking and promising political vision are granted the EER label for a specific year. To date, thirty EU […]
The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme. Measures have also been taken to make it easier for interested parties to apply in times of coronavirus restrictions, including extended deadlines. This year, the European Commission have earmarked more than €450 million for nature conservation, environmental protection and climate […]
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has just launched a new call for expression of interest to select motivated young elected politicians (YEP) to join the YEP programme in 2020. Apply to join the 2020 YEP Programme The Young Elected Politicians Programme (YEPs) is a network of politicians who are no older than 40 […]
The MATCH-UP Handbook of Good Practices to foster low carbon urban mobility MATCH-UP focuses on the optimisation of the places where people change between low carbon transport modes – Walking/Cycling, Public Transport, Rail Transport and Green Vehicles. This project aims to improve these interchanges at local level to improve public transport by learning from our […]
New Head of Office joined IREO! Teresa Lennon has recently joined as Head of the Irish Regions European Office and has overall responsibility for guiding local and regional authorities in Ireland through the EU policy and funding landscape. We are delighted to welcome Teresa back to Brussels, having previously worked in the EU sphere for […]