Our beloved honorary member Jean-Marie Vanhouwe passed away, May he rest in peace!

Dear Members and friends, We have the sad duty to inform you that our beloved honorary member Jean-Marie Vanhouwe passed away unexpectedly last Monday and has been buried today 22-12-2017 in Court-Saint-Etienne. Jean-Marie was 76. After a career as high level consultant in London and later Paris, he became general manager of several international associations, among which the European Marketing Confederation, the European Federation of Management Consultancies Associations and SME Union. After...
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Important delegation of EAR-AER as speaker at the 2nd Forum of Regional and Local Economic Development in Vlorë, Albania

From November 30th till December 2nd 2017 will take place the Second Forum of Regional and Local Economic Development in the Albanian port town of Vlorë. The Forum, to which participants from the Western Balkan countries will attend, was supported from its first edition by the European Academy of the Regions in Brussels and organized by its Albanian member, the Center for European Policy Studies for Regional and Local Development. The Forum received the academic support this year from the Univ...
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Second Forum of Regional and Local Economic Development, 30 November – 2 December 2017, Vlore, Albania

The main objective of the forum is to promote a European approach on regional and local development through foster the exchange of ideas, reflections and prospects encouraging academics to get more comprehensive information on "real world" issues and policy makers using what emerges from the academic debate as well as trough foster the participation of citizens and civil society to social, political, economic and scientific life as a tool for a better shared future in Western Balkans countries...
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EAR-AER featured Dr. Jan Haizmann as new honorary member

During its board meeting of September 12th 2017, the European Academy of the Regions featured Dr. Jan Haizmann as new honorary member. Dr. Haizmann is managing director of Correggio Consulting. As Managing Director, Jan brings over 15 years of experience in energy trading in a variety of corporate functions. Jan advises the top-tier management of his international clients on a range of legal and regulatory aspects of commodity trading and gives contractual advice. He offers profound expertise...
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EAR-AER board members meet Georgia’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU

On 30-5-2017 the board members of EAR-AER were invited by Dr. Natalie Sabanadze, Georgia's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU. The invitation came on the occasion of the imminent visit of the board members to Tbilisi during 18-22/6/2017, organized by Ms. Teona Lavrelashvili.  M. Nelu Neacsu and M. Louis Delcart explained the goals of EAR-AER, focusing on the involvement of local and regional authorities in a triple helix context and the purpose of the visit to Tbilisi, during w...
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Government of Flanders confirms financial support to EAR-AER for 2017

The Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed recently its financial support for 2017 for the European Academy of the Regions. It accepts therefore its 2017 program with as most important features two visits to EU neighboring countries: one to the Republic of Georgia in June (18-22) and one to Vlorë Albania, where members of the EAR-AER will participate to the second conference on Local and regional social and economic development in the Western Balkans in October 2017.
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ESTABLISHMENT OF PROPER FOLLOW UP CARE COVERAGE FOR VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES IN END STAGE HEART FAILURE PATIENTS REQUIRES INVOLVEMENT OF NATIONAL,LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES

ESTABLISHMENT OF PROPER FOLLOW UP CARE COVERAGE FOR VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES IN END STAGE HEART FAILURE PATIENTS REQUIRES INVOLVEMENT OF NATIONAL, LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES During the first roundtable ,Monday, 10th April 2017, on Mechanical Circulatory Support coverage and reimbursement in the European parliament, hosted by MEP DR. Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu and co-organised by the European Academy of the Regions, UEMS, ISHLT (MCS working group), HFA (ESC), ESOT, SITU among other founda...
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First Roundtable on Long Term Mechanical Circulatory Support for end stage heart failure patients”.

In collaboration with the European Parliament, MEP Dr Tănăsescu and HEARTWARE/MEDTRONIC, the Healthcare Innovation and Government Affairs department of the European Academy of the Regions is organizing the "First Roundtable on Long Term Mechanical Circulatory Support for end stage heart failure patients". The goal of the event is to create awareness about this life saving therapy to guarantee homogeneous access to ventricular assist devices across EU member countries. The roundtable will cov...
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EAR-AER on energy policy at conference in Beirut, Lebanon, March 7, 2017

Board member and EAR-AER Co-Head Of Energy Department, Dr. Stephan Ressl has been invited to share his views on challenges towards a comprehensive energy strategy at the ”OIL & GAS LEBANON’S NATIONAL WEALTH - ROADMAP”, BEIRUT – LEBANON, March 7, 2017. Although the Lebanese Republic is about to tender its off-shore blocks likely to hold natural gas reserves, the question of increasing decentralised energy generation, integrating volatile renewable sources and ensuring security of supply, bec...
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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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