Week Lift // 27 June -3 July

  This week we want to signal to your attention the following events: – 27/ 28 June – S&D Group organises the Conference – “The Implementation of a New Strategy for Afghanistan” at the EP in Brussels. – 27 June/1 July – The Joint Research Council (JRC) of the European Commission and the Scottish Government … [Read more…]

European Food Labels, the AGRI Committee voted for new and simpler rules

Last 21 June the European Parliament Agricultural Committee voted in favour of simpler rules for food quality labelling. The new rules introduce a simplification and a strengthening of the current labelling rules, to encourage a bigger number of producers to register their agricultural, fishery and aquaculture products and to help consumers being better informed. The new rules would cut the time given … [Read more…]

Rural tourism: first International Congress in Romania

“Rural tourism – a tool for identity building and a chance for quality standards”: this is the title of the international congress on rural tourism which took place in Alba Iulia, Romania, from 4th to 5th of May, 2011. The organization of the first international congress of rural tourism in Romania appeared after the country was … [Read more…]

Support to service innovation in Mobile and Mobility Industries and Creative Industries: call for proposal published!

In order to better assist regions and Member States in the field of service innovation, the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has launched a call for proposals that will support the creation of two European Alliances: the European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance  and the European Creative Industries Alliance. Each of … [Read more…]

European Tourism Stakeholder Conference: tourism overcomes the economic crisis!

“Sustainable and responsible tourism as a contributor to quality of life” was the theme of the 2011 edition of the European Tourism Stakeholder Conference, held in Budapest on 12 and 13 May. During the meeting, organised by the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission, european experts, stakeholders, tour operators discussed about health, wellness and medical tourism, … [Read more…]

Social tourism in Europe: new call for proposal within CALYPSO Programme

The Directorate General Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission has published a new call for proposal in the framework of CALYPSO. This programme aims at facilitating trans-national exchanges in the tourist low season for specific disadvantaged target groups (seniors, youths, people with disability, families with low income). Moreover, it encourages, through the social policy … [Read more…]

What Europe is doing to fight the youth unemployment?

Antonio Tajani, commissioner in charge for Industry and entrepreneurship, dedicated the celebration of the Europe Day 2011 to the young people facing difficulties in finding a job. “Effective training programmes – said Tajani in a meeting last 9 May with more than 1000 youth at Bicocca University in Milan – need to be accessible to all young … [Read more…]

Cross-border cooperation within the Mediterranean area– Call for proposal for strategic projects launched

The call for proposal for strategic projects under the multilateral cross-border cooperation programme “ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013″ is officially open! Project proposals shall refer to one of the following priorities: Priority 1 – Agro-food industry – Sustainable tourism – Integrated coastal zone management Priority 2 – Water management – Waste treatment and recycling – Solar energy Eligible countries … [Read more…]

Interested in funding for implementing cultural projects? Join the “Culture Infoday 2011”

In Brussels on Monday, 30 May there will be an Info day on the Culture Programme, jointly organized by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and by the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which is in charge of the daily management of the programme. The event will provide information on calls for proposals and practical advices on the preparation and submission of project … [Read more…]