Conference: How data economy can unlock the full potential of european transport

On Wednesday the 17th October the 2017 edition of the European Transport Forum (ETF) took place.

The speakers were:
Alina Ujupan (Member of Cabinet, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society), Dita Charanzová (Vice Chair of IMCO Committee, The European Parliament), John Frank (Vice-President EU Government Affairs, Microsoft), Niklas Gustafsson (Chief Sustainability Officer, Volvo Group), Victoria A. Espinel (President and CEO, BSA) Vincent Kobesen (CEO and Member of the Executive Board, PTV AG).

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EU-TIPS: VITAL project meeting

VITAL (VIrtualized hybrid satellite-TerrestriAl systems for resilient and fLexible future networks) is an ambitious project addressing the combination of Terrestrial and Satellite networks by pursuing two key innovation areas, by bringing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into the satellite domain and by enabling Software-Defined-Networking (SDN)-based, federated resources management in hybrid SatCom-terrestrial networks.

The VITAL project is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Research and Innovation program.


EU Update Euromontana event: How to better valorise mountain food products?

The European multisectoral association for co-operation and development of mountain territories (Euromontana) is an organization that embraces regional and national mountain organizations throughout greater Europe, including regional development agencies, local authorities, agriculture organizations, environmental agencies, forestry organizations and research institutes.
Euromontana’s mission is to promote living mountains, integrated and sustainable development and quality of life in mountain areas.

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Flashnews - The Commmission published its 2018 work programme

Following what President Juncker stated in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the European Commission presented yesterday its Work Programme for 2018 to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Programme identifies a  limited number of new initiatives that will contribute to its plans for completing the work on President Juncker's ten political priorities before the end of its mandate, as well as a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.

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Conference at noon BIOECONOMY: strategy, innovation&research, products, markets, opportunities in European and Italian politics

Tuesday, October 17 was the last meeting of the Conferences at noon organized by the EU Brussels Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento in collaboration with 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.). This successful collaboration, launched at the beginning of 2017, has been designed to offer insights on issues of European relevance and interest for the provincial administration, emphasized Valeria Liverini, Director of the Office. In this regard, Giacomo Luciani, a member of the CLENAD board, thanked the Province for this opportunity and hoped that this cooperation would continue, given the excellent results achieved so far.


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The rapporteur at Silvia Maltagliati, a Seconded National Expert at the European Commission for Research and Innovation (F2 Biobased products and processes), gave a definition of the term bio-economy and underlined that today it represents 13% of EU GDP with a major social impact for job creation, which corresponds to about 19 million employees. The importance of bioeconomics has been recognized by the European Commission in the strategy paper "Bioeconomy Strategy 2012", which aims to direct the European economy towards efficient and sustainable use of renewable resources in view of the increase of the world population, the need to diminish the dependence of the EU on fossil resources, the depletion of natural resources and the fight against climate change. The "Bioeconomy Strategy 2012" envisages a cross-cutting action plan for the various policies and the increase of biomarkets with the involvement of the private sector.
The Horizon 2020 program foresees in the pillar societal challenges (SC 2, SC 3, SC 5) several social challenges to bioeconomics issues and has funded various projects, such as Ecoprolive or Agrocycle. In this context, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership with a budget of 3.7 billion euros, deserves particular mention.

Silvia Maltagliati also reported that the week of Bioeconomics will take place from 14 to 17 November 2017 in Brussels. On that occasion the Infoday on Horizon2020 calls for the Societal Challenge 2 will take place. As far as Italy is concerned, in April 2017, the national strategy on bio-economy was officially adopted. It is structured in four priorities: sustainable agriculture and forestry, sustainable agri-food sector and competitive for safe and healthy food, bio-industries, marine and marine aquatic resources, and maritime biomedicine. In this regard, the establishment of a permanent working group of the Italian regions supporting the Green Chemistry Cluster (SPRING). It is attended by various Italian regions.

In conclusion, Silvia Maltagliati announced the elaboration by a group of experts of a proposal for a new strategy for bio-economy of the European Commission. The document, which will be the subject of a public consultation, will be published by 2018.


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EU-TIPS: AGILE project meeting

AGILE is an H2020 EU funded project coordinated by CREATE-NET that builds a modular hardware and software gateway for the Internet of Things with support for protocol interoperability, device and data management, IoT apps execution and external Cloud communication, featuring diverse pilot activities, Open Calls & Community building.


The Alumni Network of the University of Trento in Brussels is moving forward


The Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino in Brussels hosted on October 16, 2017 the first roundtable of the newly formed Alumni association of the University of Trento (UNITN) in Brussels. The association, for now informal, seeks to be a platform for exchange, comparison, networking and mutual learning for all the former students present in the area. Regardless of the faculty of origin and current profession, the association aims to be a reference point for all UNITN students who will arrive in the future in the European capital The initiative starts from the awareness of the importance of networking in Brussels and the promotion of the quality of training offered by the University of Trento.

After several informal meetings organized in the previous months, the meeting at the headquarters of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol - Trentino was aimed at defining more specifically the expectations of alumni interested in participating in future activities and deciding how to proceed further.


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After a greeting of the Rector, Professor Paolo Collini, of the Alumni Office Manager of the University of Trento, Professor Della Lucia, and the Director of the EU Brussels Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Ms. Liverini, the participants discussed a number of themes. In particular, the debate focused on the purposes, means and vision of which an Alumni UNITN network in Brussels should be equipped to meet the needs and interests of those already living and working in Brussels - or of those who will do so soon.

For those interested in participating in the UNITN alumni activities in Brussels, to have more details or to be included in the mailing list, please contact the event organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







EU Update ICLEI event “Speeding up market-uptake of buildings renovation in Europe”

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the leading global network of more than 1.500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

The 12th October the ICLEI event “Speeding up market-uptake of buildings renovation in Europe” took place at the common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino in in Brussels. Different deputies of the regional and european politics and experts from all over Europe took part at the event.

The MEP Herbert Dorfmann introduced the topic and emphasized the importance of sustainable constructions for the future. In Europe, buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. Currently, about 35% of the EU’s buildings are over 50 years old, and by improving the energy efficiency of its building stock the EU cold reduce its total energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%.

The technical director of the KlimahausAgentur/Agenzia CasaClima Ulrich Klammsteiner, presented the innovative solution of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol. The Agency was founded in 2002 and is certifying Houses on their energetic level. It’s a voluntary certification, that certified from 2002 until now more than 8.000 buildings.
Also an expert of the Agency for Water and Energy (APRIE), Silvia Debiasi, took part at the event and presented innovative solutions of the construction sector in the Autonomous Province of Trento.

The full text in PDF is can be downloaded here




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The Liaison office of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino in Brussels is looking for a COLLABORATOR FOR THE COMMON SECRETARIAT.

Job description

Please send your CV, a motivation letter and reference letters in English as well as the relevant certificates (in one language out of EN/DE/IT/FR) by 28th October 2017 at 18.00 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2nd Mobility Conference - EUSALP Action Group 4

The European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino in its function as leader of the EUSALP Action Group 4 is organizing the 2nd EUSALP AG4 Mobility Conference.

In the second year of implementation of the EUSALP strategy, Action Group 4 (AG4) wanted to emphasize the interaction between economy and transport. Entrepreneurs and mobility experts will work in the work to illustrate the context in which businesses operate, with new opportunities and challenges.

The EUSALP AG4 Mobility Conference is a local event in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, an initiative by the European Committee of the Regions in collaboration with the European Commission DG for Regional and Urban Policy. The Conference provides an opportunity to reflect on Europe and the future of the EU Strategy of the Alpine Region in the context of mobility and transport.

Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 8.30 - 13.00
Place: Palazzo Widmann (Palazzo prov.le 1) - Piazza Silvius Magnago 1 - 39100 Bolzano
Please confirm your partecipation by October 17, 2017.

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Event "Euregio: cooperating to share responsability in Europe"

The 10th of October 2017 the three Presidents of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino – Günther Platter, Arno Kompatscher and Ugo Rossi - welcomed about 150 people gathered at the Representation of the European Region in Brussels.
Among them were the President of the Committee of the Regions, Karl Heinz Lambertz, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.


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The main focus of the event has been the cross border cooperation in Europe. Ugo Rossi underlined the shared history of the three regions and the importance of the cooperation in the frame of the Euregio in numerous important fields, such as mobility, environment protection and migration. He highlighted as well the essential results achieved and the growing role of the EGTC (European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation) in the future. Arno Kompatscher recalled the importance of the European Union for a territory that has suffered through the presence of a border such as the Brenner and the central role that regions can play in countering the nationalist tendencies that are rising. He underlined how the autonomy of the three regions supported their development and how the Euregio is an example of the successful results that can be achieved "united in diversity”, as the European Union's motto reminds us. Günther Platter then stressed that cross border cooperation is especially important during difficult times and that the Euregio is the driver of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region. The President of the Land Tyrol emphasized as well the strategic importance of cooperation in different sectors, as demonstrated by the Brenner tunnel.

Two important happenings were highlighted: Autonomous Province of Trento as coordinating partner within the Euregio will hand over the presidency for the next two years to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol. Furthermore, Tyrol will take over the presidency of the EUSALP – the European Strategy for the Alpine macro region in 2018.




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EUREGIO: cooperating to share responsibility in Europe

The three Presidents of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino – Günther Platter, Arno Kompatscher and Ugo Rossi – will welcome in Brussels on Tuesday 10 October evening guests from the European Institutions and other stakeholders to discuss about the future of the cross border cooperation in Europe.

The evening event will also be dedicated to two important happenings: Autonomous Province of Trento as coordinating partner within the Euregio will hand over the presidency for the next two years to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol. Furthermore, Tyrol will take over the presidency of the EUSALP – the European Strategy for the Alpine macro region. The day after the three Presidents will participate in the EWRC event (European Week of Regions and Cities) entirely dedicated to EUSALP: what will be the future post 2020 and what the strategy has delivered so far for the citizens.

ERRIN Innovation & Investments WG Meeting

On September 21, the first fall meeting of ERRIN Innovation & Investing working group was hosted by the Representation of European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino. The EU Liaison office of the Autonomous Province of Trento is an active member of the Network and co-leads the latter working group.

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Midday conference: PM², the project management methodology of the European Commission

On Tuesday 19 September it was held the third meeting of the 'midday conferences' cycle, organised by the EU Liaison Office of the autonomous Province of Trento together with the Committee of the Italian National Seconded Experts by the European Institutions (CLENAD Italia). This partnership, which started in the beginning of 2017, is aimed to raise awareness and deepen understanding on EU-relevant topics of interest for the administration.

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