On 29th November 2016, during an wine degustation "Discover the Oldest Wine Tradition-Georgia`s Emergence in the European Wine Scene, Bridges Build by SMEs" organized by SME EUROPE of the EPP in Brussels, Mr. Neacsu and Mr. Delcart entered in contact with Ms. Teona Lavrelashvili, secretary-general of “Friends of Georgia International” and Mr. Giorgi Rcheulishvili, general manager of LV Standard Group.
Both organizations made plans to organize an EAR-AER fact finding mission to Georgia in Apr...
During its board meeting of November 29th 2016, the board members of the European Academy of the Regions appointed Dipl.ing.Dr. Stephan RESSL as new board member and as co-head of energy department.
“The newest Board member embodies the spirit of community and bring expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have Stephen by our side as we continue to strengthen the activities of the Academy, in partulcar within energy sector. ” Dr. Jan Haizmann, EAR-AER Head of Energy Depa...
During the 6th debate“Coffee of Regions”- The Regional Approach: Which subjects can benefit of it? held on Tuesday 30th of November 2016, EAR-AER confronted the opinions of various participants about the importance of a regional approach to (re)dynamise economies and social cohesions in the regions of Europe.
During his introduction, Mr. Louis Delcart, EAR-AER head of the Regional Development department, indicated the key success factors of the regional approach for social and economic deve...
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
We are delighted to invite you to our sixth meeting “Coffee of Regions”, followed by a debate, organised by European Academy of the Regions which will be held on the 29th of November 2016 at 9.30h to 11.30h at the CORREGGIO HOUSE in Rue Le Corrège, 93, 1000 Brussels (metro: Schuman).
The debate will follow a presentation about the benefits of regionalisation without being a threat to a central government by Mr. Louis Delcart, EAR-AER Head of the Regional Development D...
The Healthcare Innovation and Government affairs department has identified a tremendous need for specific regional market access development in the field of healthcare innovation.
Different types of reimbursement structures need to be overcome to introduce novel technologies across Europe, innovators and entrepreneurs do not only overcome hurdles at a country level, regional strategies and local partnerships are key to guarantee patient access to healthcare.
Many factors play a key role in...
On 26th October 2016, the subject of the 5th "coffee of the regions" of the European Academy of the Regions was the involvement of regions and cities in the future energy debate. Indeed the switch from fossil energy to renewable energy will also switch the level playing field from large global energy suppliers and brokers to local apartment buildings, houses and enterprises using their own energy and exchanging energy with the public grid.
These local players will require the involvement of ...
On Monday 17th October, during the dinner debate organized with the occasion of the "Turkey Democracy Platform" visit in Brussels, Mr. Neacsu met Mr. Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul.
Mr. Neacsu introduced briefly the EAR-AER and its goals to Mr. Topbas. Next steps will follow in order to organize an EAR-AER fact finding mission to Istanbul.
*The meeting was organized with the support of MUSIAD (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association) and in particular Mr. Alperen Ozdemir,...
Invitation at our 5th “Coffee of Regions”- REGIONAL ENERGY NEEDS: WHAT ARE POSSIBILITIES TO ENGAGE REGIONS IN ENERGY PROJECTS – WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR REGIONS?
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
We are delighted to invite you to our Fifth meeting “Coffee of Regions”, followed by a debate, organised by European Academy of the Regions which will be held on the 26th of October 2016 at 9.30h to 11.00h at the CORREGGIO HOUSE in Rue Le Corrège, 93, 1000 Brussels (metro: Schuman).
The debate will...
In the afternoon the "Forum on regional development" was continued in the premises of the newly established Vlorë Youth Centre with two lectures about various aspects by young Albanian speakers.
M. Louis Delcart finalised then with a lecture on Entrepreneurship that was much appreciated by the young audience.
On 14th October 2016, the three members of EAR-AER board met the president of Vlore County Council, Mr. Sadrit Danaj.
Mr. Danaj presented the new organisation of the country with the 63 merged municipalities and the role of the regional council. He explained that, in Vlorë region, municipalities focused on practical development of their areas, while strategic development and the acquisition of funds for those purposes was left to the regional council. The seven new municipalities of the re...