European Youth policies, practices and people


Youth Event


After one year from the adoption of the 20 principles contained in the European pillar of social rights, in light of the Resolution recently adopted by the Council on The European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and in the midst of the debate on the next programming period 2021-2027, there is an increasing need for dialogue between institutions, local and regional authorities, associations, citizens and experts active in the field of social policies.

Following the ENSA, General Assembly 2018 about the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights at local level held in Sweden-5,6,7/12/18, this event will offer the opportunity to address specifically some of the aspects related to youth policies, such as early school leaving, addiction, bullying, NEET, prevention of youth exclusion. The meeting will focus on the analysis of good practices and examples that address these challenges with integrated approaches and collaborative tools, through projects that have a high potential for transferability.

One of the objectives of this initiative is to enable those who deal with youth policies on a daily basis to meet, discuss and learn from each other. Thus a bottom up approach will help forming two discussions panels thanks to a call for proposals for interventions.

In addition, an interactive poster sessionwill allow promoters of (current, completed or future) projects to illustrate what has been done or planned in different fields of youth policies.

You can register here


8:30 Welcome coffee and registration

9:00 Keynote Speech – Fabienne Metayer

European Commission, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Senior Expert –Team leader for Youth policy

9:20 Regional and Local Strategies and Policies for effective Youth Participation

Alfonso Lara Montero - European Social Network, Chief Executive

An Rommel - Flemish Ministry for Youth Welfare, A Way Home Project Coordinator

Simone Rasetti - Lombardy Region, General Direction for Sport and Youth, General Director

Lorenzo Rampazzo - Veneto Region Social Services, Director Minors, Youth and Social Services'Unit

Georg Horcher - German Institute of Social Economy, Chairman

Moderator: Alfonso Lara Montero

10:30 Networking poster session (coffee will be served)

Magdalena Bauhofer - La Strada – Der Weg Association, Contact person for international voluntary service

Cristina Bolzonella - Association p63 Sindrome EEC international Onlus, Vice president and Legal representative

Brian De Lord - Double Helix London, Director

Oskar Giovanelli - HANDS, Psyochologist and Psychoterapist

Stéphane Leclercq - Feantsa, Direttore & An Rommel - Flemish Ministry for Youth Welfare, A Way Home Project Coordinator

Barbara Maculan - Equality Social Cooperative, President

Lorenzo Rampazzo - Veneto Region Social Services, Director Minors, Youth and Social Services' Unit

Simone Rasetti - Lombardy Region, General Direction for Sport and Youth, General Director


11:15 Projects and Practices: Implementing Youth Inclusion

Brian De Lord - Double Helix London, Director

Barbara Maculan - Equality Social Cooperative, President

Lea Sedlmayr - Bavarian Youth Council, European Youth Policy Officer

Magdalena Bauhofer - La Strada – Der Weg Association, Contact person for international voluntary service

Moderator: Maria Baroni - DG EMPL Unit C1 Social Investment Strategy

12:15 European Youth Forum TBC

12.25 Networking (drinks will be served)

You can download the agenda here.

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EURITAS EU Digital Summit 2018


Euritas, the European Association of public ICT service providers, has hosted on November 28th, 2018,  a conference on European regulations regarding eGovernment in the representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino in Brussels. The conference highlighted the challenges between policy making and technical implementation and provided a platform to discuss how to bridge the gap. Stakeholders of the public sector on European, national and regional level participated.

The European Council, Commission and Parliament have recently launched several regulations to be implemented. These regulations are General Data Protection (GDPR), electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services (eIDAS) and the upcoming Single Digital Gateway (SDG). All member states are required to meet the demands of these regulations.

During several panels, representatives of the European Commission, CIOs from national entities and experts from public ICT service providers provided insights on the implementation status of these regulations and the challenges and lessons learned. They discussed for example how to provide cloud services in accordance with the GDPR-requirements, the specific national approaches and status of implementing the eIDAS-regulation and the options of creating a user-centric approach for the Single Digital Gateway.

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H2020 BuildHeat project partners meeting

After a revitalizing feedback received from the EU officers, the H2020 BuildHeat project activities gained new traction and energy to fulfil the technical objectives and deliver the expected impacts in terms of energy efficiency retrofitting actions.

This step was marked in Brussels at the end of the 7th project meeting, held at the Representation office of the Regions Tirol-Alto Adige-Trentino. Project partners gathered for a full-day meeting to report each other upon the status of the technical work related to district automation and control, the tests made for the multi-control inverter validation and the iBIM finalisation. Beyond the outline of the status of the particular heating and cooling solution, a special focus was given to the presentation of the progress made at the demo site as well as to the strategy set for the elaboration of business models aimed at sustaining the future uptake of the solutions developed and the financial models set up to support the retrofitting actions in each demo site.


H2020 BuildHeat Project Partner Meeting


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Family Festival, Trento 3-9 December 2018

The 7th edition of the Family Festival will take place in Trento from 3 to 9 December. This edition deals with “Quality of life and competitiveness of the territory: an international perspective”. This Festival goes beyond regional and national borders to activate debate and an exchange of best practices with other areas within a wider environment: a week of events, meetings and seminars to give voice to national and European family wellness policies. There are different activities for families and children as well; not only political meetings, technical and scientific events, but also shows and workshops for children.

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Flash News: The new European Parliament portal "What Europe does for me" has been launched


In view of the upcoming elections in May, the website "What Europe does for me" was launched yesterday in Strasbourg by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. The website, created by the EP Research Service, is a multilingual and interactive portal designed to illustrate the impact of the European Union on the lives of citizens. In the words of President Tajani this new website is a tool to "bring Europe closer to citizens".

The site navigation, divided into three main sections - "In my region", "In my life", "In focus", offers clear answers and specific information to better understand what Europe does for EU citizens, regions and territories: through articles, concrete examples and results achieved over time, the benefits and added value of the European project are illustrated, as well as the results of the current legislature and the perspectives for the future.

In the section "In my region", examples of initiatives and programs supported by the European Union are presented at the territorial level: for Trentino, among the many projects financed through the structural funds or directly managed, the TEN (Trentino Ecological Network), Global Schools, BrennerLEC, the Mechatronics and Life Franca projects are included.




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The project "Io Trentino" earned the "Regional Best Practices Award"

The "Io Trentino" project, which the Autonomous Province of Trento is working on, earned the "Regional Best Practices Award" which is promoted by the United Regions Organization - Forum of Regional Governments and Global Associations of Regions (ORU Fogar) and the United Nations - United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The delivery ceremony was held in Rabat, Morocco, on Tuesday 23 October. The candidacy was presented in May by the Province Personnel Service. With the "Io Trentino" project, after a first phase of experimentation, a digital services platform is being planned; The aim is to reach citizens more effectively and faster and thus make their relationship with the public administration easier. Currently, a territorial database and a web platform are being planned, which will allow the citizens to receive notices, opportunities and communications of interest to them on digital channels.



The 'Regional Best Practices Award', this year at its third edition, is dedicated to the five best worldwide practices carried out by regional authorities or federated states, aimed at improving the quality of services provided to citizens.

The five winning projects will be advertised as best practices through the United Nations' communication networks and channels.
ORU Fogar is an international organization that gathers regional authorities from around the world and represents their interests towards other international organizations to promote a global policy for sustainable development and territorial cohesion.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is a United Nations program that promotes sustainable development and fosters the exchange of knowledge, experience and resources in line with the UN objectives.




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EU-TIPS: Sports Festival kicks off on 11-14 October 2018 in Trento

The first edition of the Festival dello Sport (Sports Festival) will take place in Trento from the 11th to the 14th October 2018. This event is organised by La Gazzetta dello Sport together with Trentino Marketing and supported by the Italian Olympic (CONI) and Paralympic Committee. It represents a unique chance for fans and sports enthusiasts to meet their idols and enter into contact with a vast array of different activities. Over 60 activities and events have been organised in 15 locations and in 5 squares of the city of Trento.

This four-day event will consist of outdoor and indoor activities: seminars, interviews, and debates designed to meet athletes, coaches, experts, and institutional figures. All speakers are deeply involved with different kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, volleyball, sailing, Formula 1, Moto GP, tennis, and golf. Moreover, sport camps and book signings will be organized as well.
The 2018 Sports Festival will be focused on the broad theme of “the record”: break a record is one of the biggest dreams of any athlete representing also glory, happiness, and fame. These athletes will become idols having the responsibility of being a good example for younger generations.

During the festival, Trentino Sviluppo will devote a special attention to startups and entrepreneurship. It will organise “Trentino Sport Tech Arena” where start-ups of Trentino Sviluppo “Spin Accelerator Program” will present innovative ideas through conversations on the future of sport, Sport Tech, and Sport Technology.

More information and the detailed programme of the festival are available here.

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Flash News: The European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is about to start

The 16th edition the European week of Regions and Cities will take place in Brussels from 8 to 11 October. This event is co-organised by the European Committee of the Regions and the DG for Regional Policy of the European Commission. It is designed for regional and local government officials, academics and experts to share best practices and technical competences in the field of regional and urban development. More than 6,000 participants and 600 speakers will take part in more than 150 activities.

The Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino will participate in one of the sessions on the future challenges that have to be addressed in a coordinated and innovative way by regions and cities. On Tuesday 9 October, this workshop entitled “Addressing the challenges of the 21st century through innovative measures” will analyse best practices and successful projects linked to circular economy and digital transformation.

Moreover, the autonomous Province of Trento has been involved in several events.
Paolo Gregori, Director of the PROM Facility at Trentino Sviluppo, will speak in the panel “Industrial Research Infrastructures: the role of the regions to support industry access” on Wednesday 10 October. This workshop aims to highlight examples of Industrial Research Infrastructures. The discussion will focus on how to make regional and cross-regional stakeholders accessible and visible and on the link between industrial needs and policy planning for growth.

On the same day, Sara Verones (APRIE) will moderate a working group during the session “The clean energy transition seen from the local perspective” devoted to understand how local authorities and stakeholders can plan the upcoming clean energy transition accounting for the economical, technical and social challenges of the territory. Participants will analyse concrete cases, challenges, and opportunities.

Alongside this, in the framework of the OSIRIS project, the autonomous Province of Trento has been involved in the organization of the panel discussion “An Innovation Loop to enhance Open and Social Research and Innovation projects”. Not only aims this project to improve the performances of European regional policy funds management tools, but it also creates regional innovation ecosystems by sharing good practices and upgrading co-creative processes within the public administration.

Finally, the FabLabNet project will be presented in an event organised by Interreg Central Europe. The objective of this European project led by MUSE is to contribute to the development of a new manufacturing model through transnational actions in order to connect technological SMEs, schools, research centres, and museums.




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