EAR-AER featured Mr. Ivan Jakovčić, MEP, as new honorary member

Former prefect of the Istria County in Croatia and former Minister of the European integration, Mr. Jakovčić was elected in 2014  Member of the European Parliament. Mr. Jakovčić  is  Vice-President of the Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, deputy member of the Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee,  member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and member of the Regional Development Commi...
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The ideas and outcome of the second Forum on the Western Balkans

On December 1st and 2nd took place the Second Western  Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development in the Albanian city of Vlorë, at the Adriatic coast, unfortunately under torrential floods’ circumstances. The forum gathered more than twenty speakers out of 10 countries, among which academics and practitioners from Albania, the UK, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Romania, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and France in the rectorate’s venue of the Ismail Qemali University of Vlorë...
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Meeting with the deputy-mayor of Telavi, Mr. Davit Napirieli

On the 21st June 2017, at the town hall of the self-governing community of Telavi the EAR-AER delegates were received by the deputy-mayor, Mr. Davit Napirieli. Mr. Neacsu presented the goals of the academy and insisted upon the financial and moral support of the Government of Flanders that enabled this fact finding mission. EAR-AER and Telavi detected possibilities of cooperation. The community was interested in the organisation of evening classes in existing high schools. It was agreed...
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Meeting with the scientists from Delta

The day of 2oth June ended by a very promising meeting with the scientists from Delta, a state-military scientific research organisation located at the outskirts of Tbilisi. This research center groups specialists in many disciplines. In fact there are 6 research institutes: metallurgy and materials, optica, mining, energy, nanotechnology, military applications. It was agreed that EAR-AER will try to present several projects that have been handed over, to Belgian or German counterparts in ...
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Lecture at the Technical University of Georgia

 At the invitation of prof.dr. Zurab Gasitashvili, vice-rector, Mr. Delcart gave then a brief lecture on Regional approach and especially the transformation and innovation aspects to engineers of the Technical University of Georgia after which the professor presented him their research, especially on waste treatment, that was already applied by several municipalities in Georgia.  
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Meeting with the deputy-mayor of Tbilisi, Mr. Irakli Ledkvinadze

On the 21st of June, EAR-AER delegates met the deputy-mayor of Tbilisi, Mr. Irakli Ledkvinadze and his staff member Mr. Kakhaberi Gvantseladze, head of the office. Tbilisi is member of Eurocities as well as of Energy cities and of Resilient cities. This last one provided them with a grant from the Rockefeller fund. They also are part of a brownfield fund. Mr. Neacsu presented the goals of the academy and insisted upon the financial and moral support of the  Government of Flanders that enab...
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Meeting with Deputy Minister of Energy

on the 20th June, Mr Nelu Neacsu and Mr, Jan Haizmann had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr. Ilia Eloshvili. The Ministry of Energy has been drafting a National Energy Strategy, which will be published in the fall of2018. Though there is limited transparency on the work of the Ministry and no official stakeholder involvement foreseen. The Georgian energy market is very small and liquidity can only be enhanced in co-operation with markets in neibouring countries. As there is politica...
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Meeting at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia

The second day of EAR-AER’s fact finding mission to Georgia from 19 till 22 of June started with a very interesting meeting with staff members of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Mrs. Ekaterine Galdava, head of department of Infrastructure Policy and Relations with Development Partners and Mrs. Matsatso Tepnadze, head of the division in the same department. Georgia decided since 2 years to apply a form of decentralisation and now contains 9 regions and 1 aut...
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