FLASH NEWS : The President of the European Commission Juncker « Wind is back in Europe’s sails »

On 13 September 2017, the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, delivered, in front of the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, his annual speech on the State of the European Union. The President presented his priorities for the year ahead and explained how the Commission is going to face the most urgent challenges for the EU.

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Dossier "Entrepreneurship Education in the European Union"

Each year, the EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento hosts four trainees, who have the responsibility to analyse certain sectoral EU policies and to draft to draft a detailed study under the supervision of the Office staff. This initiative has two goals: on one hand it allows the trainee to immerse himself in and raise his awareness of the European law and the EU decision-making processes; on the other hand, it provides the public administration and the citizens with an agile tool to better understand EU policies and initiatives. Today we publish the report titled "Entrepreneurship education in the European Union", realized by Ms Stefania Chiomento under the supervision of the Office staff.

The issues of entrepreneurship education is becoming increasingly important in political debate not only at European, but also national and local level. In fact, there is a common understanding that, in order to increase the competitiveness of the European economy, it is necessary to enhance the level of entrepreneurial skills among the population. These skills are not just relevant for setting up new businesses. Entrepreneurship education also helps people to develop the skills, knowledge, and aptitudes needed to achieve their goals in every work environment.

Starting with the Europe 2020 Strategy, the report analyzes in the first part the main EU documents and initiatives in support of entrepreneurship education (including social entrepreneurship); in the second section the report highlights the main EU funding opportunities for projects and initiatives in this field; Finally, the last part of the report provides an overview of the past and current initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurial skills realized by several stakeholders in the Province of Trento.

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FLASH NEWS: Presentation of new funding priorities for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020’s Infodays

Horizon 2020 is the main EU Programme for Research and Innovation and it can count on nearly € 81 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 – 2020). The European Commission works joinlty with member states to define the funding priorities of Horizon 2020 through multiannual work programmes (WP).

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European Week of Regions and Cities 2017

What role for EUSALP in future?

European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 (Workshop 11B56)

Where: Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
            rue de Pascale 45 – 1040 Brussels
When: Brussels, 11 October 2017


The EUSALP strategy was officially launched in Brdo at the end of January 2016. All nine action groups have started their work and some of them have already delivered first remarkable results. This EWRC event - divided in two parts - involves high-ranking panelists who will analyze in general terms what will be the future role of the strategy and what has been delivered so far from the point of view of Regions, Cities, and citizens. The event has been organized by the consortium “EUSALP – Shaping the future of the Alpine Region” composed by 13 partners: Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino-Aosta Valley-Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes-Bavaria-Carinthia-Friuli Venezia Giulia-Lombardy-Piedmont-Salzburg-Slovenia-Vorarlberg.

The two debates will analyze the following questions:

  • Why can Regions and Cities be more efficient change agents when shaping the future of the Alpine Region thanks to the EUSALP strategy? This macro region will be facing important challenges in the coming future: climate change, economic developments, the need to assure jobs and education above all to the younger generation, mobility issues, need to enhance the use of renewable energies and to invest more in innovation. What will “post 2020” bring for the Alpine macro region? How can Regions and Cities take concrete action as change agents thanks to the multilevel governance approach?
  • The second debate will analyze more in detail what has been delivered so far that may change the citizens’ life in the various fields EUSALP is focusing on e.g. bio economy, dual and vocational education (vet), mobility, renewable energies. High-level speakers will have an exchange on those issues considering what has been delivered so far under the Slovenian and Bavarian Presidencies and what is foreseen under the upcoming Tyrolean Presidency starting in 2018.

Further information can be found in the agenda: EWRC EUSALP Agenda

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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