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: SUPERSEDE project meeting

The SUPERSEDE (https://www.supersede.eu/) project proposes a feedback-driven approach for software life cycle management, with the ultimate purpose of improving users’ quality of experience. Decisions on software evolution and runtime adaptation will be made upon analysis of end-user feedback and large amount of data monitored from the context. An integrated platform will articulate the methods and tools produced in the project. The project will provide advancements in several research areas however, the major contribution will be in integrating methods and tools from the mentioned areas, thus providing a new solution framework for software evolution and adaptation for data-intensive applications Three use cases have been identified to provide a solution, which is based on the needs of different companies. They are representative for different data-intensive application domains (i.e. energy consumption, sport event webcasting). This diversity also allows a validation of the methods and tools produced to ultimately provide evidence of potential for productivity gains.


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.

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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: http://www.provincia.bz.it/news/it/news.asp?news_action=4&news_article_id=589141 .
The digital version of both publicationsis available on the following link: http://alpeuregio.org/index.php/en/search/605-europ-e .

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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: http://www.simpatico-project.eu/ 



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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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FLASH NEWS: “We are Europe”, the future of the Union from 12-14 May in Trento

60 years after the Treaties of Rome, the annual Europe Day renews itself. From Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May in Piazza Fiera, Trento, will take place the first edition of the Festival “We are Europe”: debates, analyses, performances on the European Union. A tensile structure will host three areas dedicated to the Union: the entrance will be reserved for the presentation of projects co-financed by the EU and performed in Trentino; in the central area Trento’s booksellers will propose literature on European issues; then the area dedicated to the meetings.

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The Europe Service of the Province, through its EU information centres Europedirect and Centro di Documentazione Europea, will be assisted for the first time in the organisation of the event by Fondazione Trentina Alcide De Gasperi.

The preamble of “We are Europe” will take place on 12 May at 15 in Sala della Fondazione Caritro of via Calepina, with a meeting devoted to local administrators. “A European agenda for mountainous regions: strategies and funding instruments” is the title of the conference which will see the participation of Mercedes Bresso, MEP and former President of the Committee of the Regions and the Region of Piemonte, Valeria Liverini, Head of the EU Liaison Office in Brussels of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and Valentina Piffer, Secretary-General of the EGTC European Region Tyrol — South Tyrol — Trentino.

The opening of “We are Europe” will take place in Piazza Fiera Friday at 18.30 with Gian Enrico Rusconi and Chiara Saraceno, who will talk about “The path of Europeans, between life and institutions”. In the evening, will be presented by its authors the photo exhibition “Escape from the war,” originating from the 2015 report of Roberta Biagiarelli and Luigi Ottani dedicated to refugees walking on the greek-macedonian border. The exhibition is visitable in the garden of Arcivescovado during the three days of the festival.

During the other two days various events will take place: among the most expected meetings there are the presentation by Massimo Franco of his book “L’assedio” and the Round Table on nationalisms with Pier Virgilio Dastoli, President of the Italian Council of the European Movement, Andrea Pipino, journalist of “Internazionale”, and Eva Giovannini, # cartabianca reporter.

The topic “solidarity” will be dealt by the Director of Fondazione Migrantes, Monsignor Gian Carlo Perego, Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, and by the economist Stefano Zamagni, while MEP (and former Minister for Integration) Cécile Kyenge will reflect on what it means to be European in a changing world.

Another issue is that of how we are considered by Mediterranean peoples, the inhabitants of Russia and the Americans of the "Donald Trump" era. This will be covered by Leila El Houssi, lecturer in history of Islamic countries, Federico Petroni, analyst of Limes, Mario Del Pero, lecturer in history and institutions of the Americas, and Fazila Mat, correspondent for OBC Transeuropa from Turkey. We will also address the theme of communication and the development of a European public opinion with Thierry Vissol, former advisor to the European Commission Representation in Italy, Claudio Giunta, professor of Italian literature, Chiara Sighele, Director of the project area of OBC Transeuropa, the administators of "The Eurocrats", a satirical Facebook page.

There will be events for schools too: Saturday morning, there will be a genuine process that will see Europe in the dock, with Pasquale Profiti, Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Trento Court, Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Chair of the CIME, and Roberto Santaniello, Special Adviser to the European Commission. The role of "public prosecutor" will be played by the students from Liceo da Vinci of Trento, prepared for the occasion by the local youth of the Young European Federalist. Immediately after this event, the trio from Modena made up of Luciano Gaetani, Beppe Cavani and Marco Michelini will stage the performance "Eureka", a fascinating journey rediscoverring Europe’s musical and poetic traditions.

Sunday 14 May at 18.30 “We are Europe” will close with “Allons enfants! Looking to the future in the European election year”, with the participation of Sergio Fabbrini, Director at the School of Government of LUISS in Rome, and Michele Marchi, historian of the University of Bologna.

With this first edition, the initiative aims to relaunch a courageous and lucid analysis on the future of the Union. 60 years after the Treaties of Rome, while Europe is discovering its fragility, the annual celebration of May was not enough. It is time to open a new space for reflection and responsibilities, in order to include citizens in the debate and to bring it back to its key element: the actual meaning of being a European.

Other information on http://siamoeuropa.provincia.tn.it and on www.facebook.com/siamoeuropa.

The design of # siamoeuropa is by Elisa Faletti and Arianna Guarino from the Istituto Artigianelli of Trento, while the illustrations are by Salvatore Crisà, Studio d’Arte Andromeda of Trento.

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