EU-TIPS: Study visit in Brussels on digital innovation for an FBK delegation

On 12-13 December 2017 the EU Liaison Office of the autonomous province of Trento organised a study visit in Brussels for a delegation of Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), in order to discover funding opportunities and other EU initiatives on digital innovation in the industrial sector. The agenda included several meetings with representatives of the Commission, mainly DG Research and DG Cnect, and European association active in the field of advanced manufacturing.  


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A group of twenty young people from the Association Social Catena on a visit to the European institutions

From December 4th to 6th a group of twenty young people from the Association “Social Catena” organized, in collaboration with the Office for Relations with the European Union in Brussels, a trip to the European capital. The group, active on the “destra Adige” territory, participates in a project on Europe developed in collaboration with the Caucasus-Transeuropa Balkan Observatory and co-funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento.
The project consists of a series of meetings designed to offer the participants a deepening of the understanding of various European issues, from the history of the EU, to the European economy, to populism, and concluded with visits to the European institutions.


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The study trip organized in Brussels also allowed a deepening of the understanding of the institutional architecture and of the European decision-making processes thanks to a meeting with Valeria Liverini, Director of the PAT Office. An overview of EU funding opportunities was presented by Emiliano Corà, a policy officer at the Office, while Gabriele Bertolli from the European Commission, DG CNECT, outlined the role of the Commission with a focus on media policies.

The visit ended with a meeting with the MEP Herbert Dorfmann who explained to the participants the work he carries out in the European Parliament, focusing his intervention on the importance of the regional and interregional dimension in the European context.




EU-TIPS: a delegation of young cooperators from Trentino on a visit to Brussels

The study visit to the European Institutions of the delegation of the Young Cooperators Association of the Trentino Federation of Cooperation took place from 29 November to 1 December in Brussels. The visit is part of the activities of EU-TIPS, the collaboration platform between the Province and the stakeholders of the territory interested in getting to know and taking part in the various initiatives of the European Union. The participation of the Trentino Federation of Cooperation in EU-TIPS was formalized by the protocol of understanding signed between the Province and the Federation on 9 June.

As part of the visit, organized with the support of the EU Brussels liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the delegation met with representatives of the Commission and various European thematic networks. Among them, Alfonso Aliberti of the European Youth Forum presented the lobbying and advocacy activities of the network in favor of youth organizations, focusing on the opportunities offered by the programs Erasmus+ and Erasmus for young entrepreneurs. Louis Cousin, of Cooperatives Europe, illustrated several initiatives aimed at promoting the cooperative entrepreneurial model at European level, finally focusing on the launch of the European Young Cooperators Network.


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As far as European policies are concerned, the group met Elena Panichi of the European Commission, DG AGRI who, in light of the recent approval of the new European regulation, spoke about organic crops and their labeling and certification. Always remaining in the agricultural sector, Kahtrin Rudolf, DG AGRI, focused on the Common Agricultural Policy and measures to support rural development, underlining the challenges that this policy must face: from the sustainability of production, to globalization, from the diversity of markets, the need to focus on modern agriculture based on research and innovation.
The meeting with representatives of the Confcooperative Office- Trentino Federation of Cooperation concluded the intense program of visits in Brussels.



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EU-TIPS: Trentino SPIN Lab, the first European sport tech acceleration program

Trentino SPIN Lab: the first European sport tech acceleration program, was launched by Trentino Sviluppo and HYPE-Sports Innovation on 17 nove,ber. Applications are open until 22 December.

Four partners, three continents, one priority: to support the most innovative business ideas within the sports sector. This is the aim of Trentino SPIN Lab, the first sport tech acceleration program within the European Union. Born from the collaboration between Trentino Sviluppo, University of Trento and HYPE-Sports Innovation, the hub is located in the Italian city of Rovereto and teams up with a wide range of world-famous sports institutions. The program is dedicated to passionate entrepreneurs who want to validate their innovative sport tech ideas and transform them in real business.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Trentino joins the Vanguard Initiative

Vanguard Political leaders gathered for high-level discussions with Antoine KASEL, member of the JUNCKER CABINET and high-level representatives from EU Institutions. They announced the signature of the first Memorandum of Understanding between Vanguard Regions and called the EU to join the effort. The meeting provided as well the occasion to ratify the inclusion of the Trentino into the Network.

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EU-TIPS: ERRIN project development week 2017

From 20 to 24 November 2017 it was held in Brussels the Project Development Week organized by the ERRIN network (European Regions for Research and Innovation Network), which the EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento contributed to organize in cooperation with several other European regions. In fact, in light of the publication of the work programme 2018-2020 of the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) partner regions and ERRIN scretariat considered important to create opportunities for local stakeholder to build internation partnerships aimed to submit well structured project proposals.

Over the 5-days event several thematic workshops have been held focusing on Horizon 2020 funding priorities. Within each workshop representatives of the Commission and other experts introduced the call for proposals for the 2018-2020 period and contributed to clarify their aim and extent. Simultaneously over 50 roundtables have been set to discuss concrete project ideas preselected by the organizers. In total, over 200 stakeholders took part to the roudtables. This allow participants to exchange information and expertise and to jointly build collaborative project proposals.

Among Trentino's stakeholders representative of the University of Trento, of Bruno Kessler Foundation and of the public administration took part in the event presenting project ideas. 

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EU-TIPS: FEM hosted the Workshop "New Financing Opportunities in the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2"

On 1 December, a workshop to explore and evaluate the new funding opportunities provided by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program for the period 2018-20 was held at the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all'Adige (Trento).

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EUFRUIT Meetings 2017

On 14 November 2017, the EUFRUIT consortium met in Brussels at the common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino for its yearly General Assembly. EUFRUIT is a multi-layered, thematic network under the Horizon 2020 programme (Project ID: 696337) that aims to bridge the gap between research outcomes and uptake of those results by the sector itself. Also the Research Center Laimburg, from South Tyrol, is part of the consortium. Already halfway through the project, the consortium members collected a large array of best practices and ongoing research efforts on a public Knowledge Platform . Additionally, the platform offers a set of synthesis reports which reflect the current state of play in research along four thematic areas: performance of new varieties and cultivar developments, minimising residues on fruit and in the environment, improving quality during handling and storage, and enhancing sustainable production systems.

The press release of EUFRIT is available here

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The winners of the LAMO project on a visit to Brussels

On November 7, a meeting with a group of young people winners of a contest within the framework of the LAMO project (Mountain Participation Conference) was held at the headquarters of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino. LAMO, an experience of shared design between young people and territories, is aimed at the development of mid-mountain areas.


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The project, which saw the participation of 24 students between university students and young graduates, is designed to gather ideas and design for the enhancement of mountainous regions through the involvement of institutional, university, youth and territorial actors.
For the winners, a three-day trip to Brussels has been organized. On the first day of the visit, the group was welcomed by Valeria Liverini, Director of the EU Brussels Office, who outlined the activities of the office, offering an overview of institutional architecture and European decision-making processes and Emiliano Corà, policy officer, who presented the EU funding opportunities. Then Giacomo Luciani, Seconded National Expert at the DG Environment of the European Commission, spoke about European measures, initiatives and programs for the protection and enhancement of the environment in mountain areas. Finally, the two winning projects “Floating Innovation” (Valli Giudicarie) and 2GiovAzione” (Primiero) were presented.
The study visit continued on November 9th with a series of visits to the European Institutions and the House of European History to end the following day with two meetings: the first with Chiara Bolner, an official at the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, who presented the EU policies in support of quality in food production, classification systems and the relationship with the territory and the second with Mirco Tomasi, economic analyst at the Directorate - Economy and Finance, who outlined the decision-making process within the Commission, the Europe 2020 Strategy, and the relations and balances between the Commission and the other European Institutions.




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The Milk System - Milk production and marketing in a globalized world

On Thursday the 9th November the event "The Milk System - Milk production and marketing in a globalized world" took place at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union. 

The entire report can be downloaded here (in German). 

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Successfully concluded the second study visit within the training programmes for Directors of the autonomous Province of Trento

From 6 to 8 November 2017 it was carried on the second study visit within the training programme for Directors of the autonomous Province of Trento. In these three days Ms Giuliana Cristoforetti, Director at the Institutiona and Legislative Affairs Department, and Mr Alessio Bertolli, deputy Director of the Civic Museum of Rovereto, had the chance to collect inputs and information on ways to support the strategic initiatives of the department. 

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