How competitive is your region? Commission publishes the 2016 Regional Competitiveness Index

On the 27th February 2017 the Commission has published the third edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index for 263 EU regions, a study that provides useful insights for regions to boost their economic performance. Regional competitiveness is the ability of a region to offer an attractive and sustainable environment for firms and residents to live and work. The novelty of the 2016 edition is the interactive web tool, which allows for a more detailed analysis and comparison of ...
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The importance of protocol in a EU environment

    On February 15th 2017, the European Academy of the Regions had the pleasure of receiving Mr. Gilbert Monod de Froideville, director Protocol International, as speaker to the "EAR-AER Platform on Knowledge Exchange" Mr. Monod has an almost twenty years’ experience as Chief of Royal Protocol at the Court of H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and one and a half year experience as consultant at a Royal Court in the Middle East. A specialist in protocol on national and internati...
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Medical data collection on European level can improve quality on medical treatments

On February 15th 2017, the European Academy of the Regions had the pleasure of receiving Mr. Theo De BY, as key note speaker to the Forum on Healthcare Innovation and Government Policy. Mr. De By, an MBA, is Managing Director at Euromacs. Due to his longstanding experience in managing the medical sector, he has been invited to become Ambassador of the Registries of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS). The purpose of his organization is to run a European registry for...
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EAR-AER met the Romanian doctors

 On 7th February 2017, Mr. Nelu Neacsu  and  Mr. Richard Murrugarra-Centurion participated to the Conference on “The Romanian Medical System – Tradition and Quality in the European Context “ organised by MEP Dr. Claudiu Ciprian Tanasescu in the European Parliament. During the conference Mr Neacsu presented the Academy and Mr Murrugarra-Centurion presented the key healthcare and government policy initiatives to the Romanian doctors. The conference was followed by a photo exhibition entitled...
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EAR-AER commitment to maximize patient access to advanced medical therapies is within our priorities

EAR-AER commitment to maximize patient access to advanced medical therapies is within our priorities, it is also our responsibility to actively engage and partner with key drivers that promote that patients’ lives are not only saved but substantially improved and mortality rates are reduced. Together with other medical entities, the EAR will support MEP Dr Tanasescu on the first EU roundtable on Mechanical Circulatory Support on April 10, 2017 from 15-18hrs at the European Parliament. Thi...
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Invitation to the “Forum on Healthcare Innovation and Government Policy” the 15 of February 2017 at 12.00 – 14.00h

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We are delighted to invite you to our “Forum on Healthcare Innovation and Government Policy” organised by European Academy of the Regions which will be held on the 15 of February 2017 at 12.00 – 14.00h at the “CORREGGIO HOUSE” in Rue Le Corrège, 93, 1000 Brussels (metro: Schuman). Agenda 12:00 – 12:10     Opening and welcoming – Nelu Neacsu,                                                   EAR -AER President  https://be.linkedin.com/in/nelu-neacsu-362b398a ...
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EAR-AER New Year’s reception

On 23 January 2017, EAR-AER, in cooperation with Correggio Consulting and the Flemish Government, invited to a debate on “The advantages of a Regional Approach as a Remedy against the European Gloom”, with the occasion of the New Year's reception. Honorary member Mr. Malosse,  keynote speaker at this event, pleaded for a stronger presence of the EU in the regions of Europe and a stronger representation and binding consultation of the regions of Europe in the European Union. The audience was i...
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EAR-AER is pleased to announce that the Vlorë County Council, Albania, joins us as full member

As follow-up of the meeting with Mr. Sadrit Danaj, president of Vlorë County Council, during the EAR-AER  fact finding mission to Vlore on 14th October 2016, the Council decided in January 2017  to join us as full member. EAR-AER was tasked to examine business opportunities for regional development of tourism, focused on the historical and natural assets of the region and coaching local civil servants in submitting proposals for various EU programs. An international conference on "Regional...
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EAR-AER prepares next fact finding mission to Georgia

On 23 of January 2017, the EAR-AER board of directors decided to organize a fact finding mission to Georgia, in May 2017, with the financial support of the Flemish Government. Mrs Teona Lavrelashvili, representative of “Friends of Georgia International”, will oversee the organisation of the mission, and was invited for this purpose to the board meeting. The aim of the mission will be to discover the social, economic and regional development of Georgia. Energy  and attracting investments wi...
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