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URBACT launches call for Action Planning Networks

The URBACT III Programme is looking for up to 23 new Action Planning networks, aiming to help cities in Europe find solutions to common urban challenges. Bringing together partners from different European countires to share experience and learn from each other, the partners will produce an Integrated Action Plan and have the opportunity to test […]

URBACT Infoday – Action Planning Networks

Would you like to learn more about the ongoing call for proposals for the creation of new Action Planning networks, which opened on 7th January? WHEN: 22 January 2019 WHERE: Custom House, Dublin REGISTRATION AND AGENDA: here   Over the last 10 years, URBACT has promoted mutual cooperation and exchange of experience across cities across Europe. It is […]

URBACT – Monitoring Committee approves new transfer networks

URBACT’s Monitoring Committee approves 23 Transfer networks for Phase 2 Two projects with Irish partners have been approved in the process. Kildare County Council will partake in ”Volunteering Cities”, a network aiming to make use of volunteerism to approach social exclusion and poverty at the community level via inter-generational collaboration, where different age groups of […]

News from the CoR – 132nd Plenary

Committee of the Regions delegates from 28 Member States met on 5th and 6th December for the 132nd CoR plenary session in Brussels. It was a very busy plenary with 21 adopted opinions, a discussion with Commissioner Corina Cretu on the future of Cohesion Policy, as well as an update on Brexit from European Commission’s […]

MATCH-UP, the role of modal interchange to foster low-carbon mobility

Local Transport is crucial to control air pollution and maintain low level of pollutants in our regions The project aims at fostering multimodality at local level to improve public transport With increasing levels of air pollution, CO2 emissions and traffic congestion in the EU the development of sustainable multimodal mobility becomes one of the EU […]

MARIE – Mainstreaming Responsible Innovation in Europe

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, […]

Partnerships for Sustainable Cities – Call for Proposals

The EU continues to make a positive impact on sustainable development in partner countries and beyond. European Commission’s Directorate General for International Development is responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the world by using a set of financial instruments with a focus quality and effectiveness. EU development policy seeks to foster […]

Irish CoR members meet the Joint Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs

On 14th November, the Irish delegation of the Committee of the Regions met the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs. The issues on agenda, among other, included Brexit, the future of European funding and subsidiarity. The delegation also updated the Committee on the current political priorities that guide its work on the EU stage. […]

URBACT Call for Action Planning Networks

URBACT will launch its Call for Action Planning Networks on 7th January 2019 – supporting cities in addressing policy challenges by producing integrated action plans. All details of the call including the Terms of Reference, guide for project proposals, and the relevant factsheets will be available on the day. Information sessions will be organised in […]

Horizon 2020 – Funding for Transport Initiatives

On 22nd October, INEA, European Commission’s Executive Agency for Research and Innovation, hosted an information day on the funding made available in 2019 under Horizon 2020’s transport initiatives. With funds of up to €355m available in the upcoming year, the Commission has published a list of projects which will focus on mobility for growth, automated […]