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URBACT successes in Ireland

National Practice Transfer Initiative Urbact Transfer Networks operate by allowing a lead city with a documented good practice to share this practice with other European cities. This approach has transferred good practices from 23 lead cities to 156 follower cities around Europe. With this success, the National Practice Transfer Initiative (NPTI) will use a similar […]

Recap of 143th CoR Plenary meeting

The members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have brought the 143rd Plenary meeting to a close. The session was again fully remote and took place on 17, 18 and 19th March. With the meeting opening on St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish delegation members wasted no time in representing Irish interests during a […]

Consultation on future Interreg NWE programme

Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) has launched a consultation seeking input into redesigning the future programme, which will run from 2021 to 2027. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback through an online survey. This includes stakeholders at EU, national, regional, and local levels, as well as the general public. The feedback received from the […]

CoR meets for the 142nd Plenary Session

With the 142nd Plenary meeting of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) wrapping up, we reflect on a very active 3 days of discussions and debates. One of the themes for this fully virtual plenary meeting which took place on 3-5 February 2021 focused on creating a cohesive and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic in […]

Public Consultation – Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan

A public consultation is now open to get input into Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan as part of the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. The EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility aims to help address the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring member states undertake green and digital transitions to boost […]

Information session and Call for Proposals – CEF Transport MAP

The European Commission launched a call for proposals for the 2020 CEF Transport MAP on 15 December 2020. With a total budget of €200 million, the call will co-finance projects which address missing-links and cross-border connections along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). Its focus is to address actions that remove transportation bottlenecks, enhances rail connections, bridge […]

European Commission Proposes Brexit Adjustment Reserve

On 26th December 2020, the European Commission put forward its proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve. As the UK leaves the European Union there are, and will be, implications on businesses, economic sectors, workers, regions and local communities. The Reserve is set up to help mitigate the adverse consequences in Member States and sectors that […]

Call for Research Proposals under DAFM Competitive Research Funding Programme

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has launched a call to fund research projects under the updated Competitive Research Funding Programme. All eligible Research Performing Organisations are invited to submit proposals. This first call under the new research funding approach is seeking projects across thematic areas including climate and biodiversity; sustainable animal […]

Call for Pilot Projects: UIA Transfer Mechanism

URBACT together with Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) have opened a Call for a pilot mechanism to transfer the most successful UIA projects to other European cities facing similar challenges. It is open to urban authorities wishing to join a Transfer Project Partner. The pilot will finance up to four networks – each network will be […]