Knowledge Exchange Platform meets in Bulgaria

On 17 and 18 September 2019, the region and city of Gabrovo will host an international conference on "Industry 4.0 and the Next Programming Period". This initiative is carried out for the first time in Bulgaria within the framework of the European Union inter-institutional Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) and is co-organized by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). High-level speakers at the event will be Tomislav Donchev - Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria and Markku Markkula - First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions.

Monday, 23 September 2019 19:44

Regional Social Scoreboard: New research shows over 80% of EU regions making progress but regional inequalities persist

Measuring social progress at regional level is crucial to ensure that European, national and regional investments support the EU's social objectives. This is why the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) produced the first ever Regional Social Scoreboard , showing most EU regions have made progress between 2014-2018, though there are significant regional differences found in the EU.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:37

Cities and regions expect an ambitious budget proposal from Finland's EU Presidency

In an exchange of views with Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni, EU local and regional leaders stressed that Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU must come up with an ambitious proposal for the EU's next multiannual budget, providing all cities and regions with means to invest in human capital and to tackle the digital divide.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:28

Take part in our survey on the implementation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)!

EU trade agreements with third countries cover more than 70 markets over the world and offer new opportunities for EU companies, including SMEs. Almost 36 million jobs depend on EU exports, of which at least 6 million have been created directly by exporting SMEs. Europe, more than most other world regions, depends on access to foreign markets for its prosperity, and this trend will only increase further: 90% of world growth will be generated outside the EU by 2020.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:26
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