Curia News Nr. 6/2017

Pubblichiamo la sesta edizione del 2017 della nostra rassegna delle sentenze della Corte di Giustizia europea più interessanti per il nostro territorio.

  • Spazio libertà, giustizia e diritti

Un richiedente asilo può far valere in giudizio la circostanza che uno Stato membro è divenuto competente per l’esame della sua domanda a seguito della scadenza del termine di tre mesi di cui tale Stato membro dispone per chiedere ad altro Stato membro di prendere in carico il richiedente

  • DISC

Le legge tedesca sulla cogestione da parte dei lavoratori dipendenti è compatibile con il diritto dell’Unione

  • Trasporti

Le spese di annullamento chieste dalle compagnie aeree possono essere controllate riguardo al loro carattere abusivo

  • Aiuti di Stato

Le esenzioni fiscali di cui gode la Chiesa cattolica in Spagna possono costituire aiuti di Stato vietati se e nella misura in cui siano concesse per attività economiche

 La versione completa è scaricabile qui.

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Flash-News : The European Commission published the Communication on the strengthening of innovation in Europe’s regions through the smart specialization strategies

« Strengthening Innovation in Europe’s Regions : strategies for resilient, inclusive and suistanable growth » is the title of the Communication published on 18th of July by the European Commission. One of the main challenges identified in the Communication is the need to boost the economic growth of the european regions through innovation.

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EU-TIPS: ERRIN's Position Paper on the future Framework Program for R&I published, including contributions of FBK and the University of Trento

On July 3, 2017 the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) has published its Position Paper (PP), titled «More Jobs growth and societal impact in Europe with excellent and connected regional research and innovation ecosystems».


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Flash News - Report of the HLG on Maximizing the Impact of the EU R&I Programs published

“LAB-FAB-APP: Investing in the European Future we want” is the title of the Report on the Future European Research and Innovation Programs that was presented today by the Europe Commission. The document is the result of the work of the High Level Group set up by the Commission in December 2016, chaired by Pascal Lamy, former European Commissioner and consisting of eleven important European personalities in the research world.

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Flash News - The European Commission has published the Reflection Paper on the Future of EU Finances

The imminent withdrawal of the UK from the European Union opened an intense and serious debate on the future of the EU. On the 1st of March, 2017 the White Paper on the Future of Europe represents the first official step towards the reforming of the EU. 

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EU-TIPS: the EU-Trentino Interactive Platform for Stakeholders included in the Memorandum of Understanding on the collaboration between the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Trentino Federation of Cooperation

On the 9th of June 2017, on the occasion of the annual Assembly of the Trentino Federation of Cooperation, the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Ugo Rossi and the President of the Federation, Mauro Fezzi, have signed the new Memorandum of Understanding aimed to strengthen the long-term collaboration between the Province and the Federation.

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EU-TIPS: study visit for the Engineering and Law departments of the University of Trento

The EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento organized a study visit to Brussels on 22 and 23 June 2017 for a group of teachers and researchers from the Departments of Engineering and Law at the University of Trento. The objective of the mission is to address specific aspects of EU programs and funding for critical infrastructure protection and fight against organized crime through targeted meetings with officials of the European Commission,.

The mission envisages various meetings with representatives of the European Commission's Directorates-General for Migration and Internal Affairs and Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. The mission also offers significant opportunities for networking at European level.




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The Euregio Academy on a visit to Brussels

The EGTC Euregio Tyrol-Alto Adige-Trentino in collaboration with the Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino organizes a study visit to Brussels for the participants at the Euregio Academy from 19 to 21 June 2017.

The visit program will open with a welcome greeting and the presentation of the initiatives and projects of the common Representation in Brussels by the three directors Richard Seeber, Vesna Caminades, and Valeria Liverini.


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During this training course on European policies, the participants will have the opportunity to visit the Institutions, meet some officials coming from the three territories and working at the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Committee of the Regions. They finally will meet MEPs Herbert Dorfmann and Graswander-Hainz to deal on the current political challenges facing the European Union. This will allow to examine the development priorities and local challenges in a European and Euro-regional perspective.

Programme of the visit.



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Second Conference at noon: "H2020 - Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation: Twinning and COST"

On Wednesday, May 31, at the Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino, was held the second "Conference at noon", which is part of a cycle of four events promoted in 2017 by the collaboration between the Autonomous Province of Trento and CLENAD Italia, the Italian section of the organization of the Seconded National Experts (SNE) to the European Institutions and other bodies of the European Union.

The presentation of Annamaria Zonno, National Expert seconded to the European Commission, DG RTD, Unit B5, focused on the subject "H2020 - Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation: Twinning and COST". "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation" is the component of the Horizon2020 programme that aims to spread excellence and widen participation in the field of research and innovation. Its objective is to strengthen the scientific and networking skills of institutions located in "widening" countries, namely in Member States and Associated Countries that have weaker performances than the European average in this sector (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fær Øer Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine).


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"Twinning", which falls under "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation", has the overall goal of strengthening a specific research area identified by a university or by a research organization located in a "widening" country through its collaboration with at least two leading international institutions located in other Member States. This action, which has a total budget of 20 million euros, supports various activities such as short-term staff exchanges, expert visits and short-term training, workshops and participation in conferences. Projects of up to one million euro and up to three years may be submitted to the call, which closes on 15 November 2017. More information can be found at the following link:

The programme "COST", European Cooperation in Science and Technology, is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental framework for cooperation in the fields of science and technology. It is currently funded by participating States (50%) and Horizon2020 (50%) and is managed by the COST Association. One of the main features of the programme, which involves 36 Countries, consists in being open to all scientific and technological fields and to all types of researchers operating in the private sector, universities or research centers. The programme is implemented through actions that aim to strengthen the networking skills of participants, at least 5 partners from 5 different Countries, by supporting the following activities: workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions and dissemination activities. Actions receive an annual support of € 130,000 and have a duration of four years. There are several ways to participate: besides being able to present a new proposal at any time of the year, which will be evaluated either in spring or in autumn, it is possible to join existing actions or become experts. More information is available at the following link:

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Presentation of the initiative "EuroP.E. - Public Entities in Europe"

foto pubblicazioniThe Provincial Administration of South Tyrol and the South Tyrol Association of Municipalities have presented on 26 May the “Euro P. E. – Public Entities in Europe” joint initiative, which has focused on whether and how European direct funds are known and used by the public sector in South Tyrol. An analysis document and a guide are part of this two-parts-publication. The inquiry, which has involved the municipalities, district communities as well as provincial services and departments, highlights, on the one hand, the critical issues in the use of European direct funds and, on the other hand, possible actions that might provide support.
The President of South Tyrol Arno Kompatscher and the President of the Association of Municipalities Andreas Schatzer opened the event, during which the Municipality of Bressanone/Brixen, the District Community of Oltradige – Bassa Atesina/Überetsch - Unterland and the Department Italian Culture of the provincial administration have shared their own experiences. To learn more about the event: .
The digital version of both publicationsis available on the following link: .

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EuroP.E. - Public entities in Europe

European resources are becoming increasingly important in helping regions to face contemporary challenges and to generate a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

However, the variety of EU funding sources and the complexity of their functioning may result in a lack of knowledge of the available opportunities and a low uptake of such resources. This is particularly true for the wide range of funding directly managed by the European Commission.

Considering the strategic value of these resources and identifying public entities as actors of crucial relevance for territorial development, the Association of Municipalities of South Tyrol and the EU Liason Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen - South Tyrol have decided to launch the project "EuroP.E. - Public Entities in Europe ".

The initiative intends to increase the knowledge of European direct funds and how they operate, in order to stimulate their greater understanding and use.

In a first phase, we want to analyze the state of art in the use of EU direct funds in the public sector in South Tyrol, trying to highlight critical aspects but also strengths of our system. To this end, a short questionnaire has been developed and sent to municipalities, province departments and other public entities.

Using the data collected, we will also elaborate a guide addressed to public entities, in which we will report the results of the inquiry and provide useful information about EU direct funds, trying to offer solutions to the emerged problems.
In addition, the guide will also provide ideas and examples about the ways in which other regions in Europe promote and facilitate the use of European direct funding in the public sector.

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EU-TIPS: two SMEs from Trentino selected within the "EU Innovation Associate" Program

Trilogis/Nively and U-hopper, two Trentino-based SMEs were selected for funding by the "EU Innovation Associate" program launched last year by the European Commission. The two companies participated to the call supported by Hub Innovazione Trentino - HIT and in synergy with the EU Liaison Office the Autonomous Province of Trento.

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EU-TIPS: OBCT's project European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet) meets in Brussels

On 22 May 2017, the first European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet) project's meeting, was held at the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino in Brussels. The project is promoted by OBC Transeuropa and Voxeurop with the involvement of an important European network of media oulets and organizations and it aims to support and widen the knowledge and discussion about Europe and its institutions through data-driven journalism.

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EU-TIPS: Erasmus staff training for the University of Trento

From 15 to 19 May 2017, the EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento hosted two officials from the University of Trento for a training program on European policies and EU funding programs on research and innovation. The training course, organized within the Erasmus+ program, alternated training sessions to meetings with officials and representatives of the European institutions.

Among the topics covered in the training course are:

  • The discussions on and the preparation of the future Framework Program for Research and Innovation;
  • The principles of 'open science', 'open innovation' and 'open to the world' and their implications;
  • Funding for basic research and mobility among universities;
  • Ethical issues in research;
  • Synergies between funds.
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EU TIPS: SIMPATICO project meeting

On Wednesday 17 May 2017, the Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol—South Tyrol – Trentino hosted the first review meeting of the SIMPATICO project after the first year of implementation.

SIMPATICO is an H2020 project whose goal is to improve the experience of citizens and companies in their daily interactions with the public administration by providing a personalized delivery of e-services based on advanced cognitive system technologies. The objective will be achieved through a solution based on the interplay of language processing, machine learning and the wisdom of the crowd (represented by citizens, business organizations and civil servants) to change for the better the way citizens interact with the Public Administration.

The SIMPATICO consortium counts on a highly competent international team consisting of an internationally well recognized research institute (FBK), two prestigious universities (DEUSTO and USFD), a large company (ENG), three innovative SMEs (HIB, SPA, BENG) and three public administrations (TRENTO, GALICIA, SCC), for a total of ten organizations from three countries.

The project is coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

SIMPATICO project’s website: 



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"Practice into Policy: Entrepreneurial Learning #PiPEnt" - Trentino presents its best practices

In the afternoon of 11 May 2017, upon the invitation of the Association of local and regional authorities for lifelong learning – EARLALL, the EU Liaison Office in Brussels of the Autonomous Province of Trento participated in the initiative’s launch seminar "Practice into Policy: # PiPEnt Entrepreneurial Learning".

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SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL and the “White Cross” (i.e. Weißes Kreuz) meeting

The Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino hosted on the 4th of May 2017 the meeting of the international organization SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL (SAM.I.). It unites 17 members, including the Landesrettungsverein Weißes Kreuz /Croce Bianca Bolzano. On this particular day, Croatia and Macedonia have joined the organization as well.


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