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

Reghub participated in RICC network's Annual Conference

RegHub took part in the Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity (RICC) network's Annual Conference on 24 June 2019.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 00:49

"Shaping the EU's future is a common task and responsibility"

​President Lambertz calls on President-elect von der Leyen to shape the EU's future with cities and regions.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:34

Connecting regional research infrastructure is the key to a digital and innovative Europe

​Narrowing the innovation and digital divides in Europe was in the spotlight on 11 July, when the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Social Policy, Employment, Culture, Education and Research (SEDEC) met in Brussels. Members adopted an opinion drafted by Eamon Dooley (IE/Renew Europe), a member of Offaly County Council, on the future of research infrastructure and the European Research Area.Mr Dooley's opinion highlights that research infrastructures have a deeply territorial character. They are critical for regional development, extending from scientific output to the impact on educational ecosystems, and also for combating global challenges linked to climate and the environment. ​The opinion expresses concern over the fact that, even though the foundations for the European Research Area (ERA) were laid back in 2000, there are still various shortcomings in the ERA framework concerning research infrastructure, resulting in an implementation gap that reduces potential benefits and efficiencies. "To address grand challenges such as climate change", Mr Dooley points out in his opinion, "research infrastructures must be capable of integrating with those of neighbouring regions, thus creating greater knowledge-sharing and contributing to interdisciplinary research. R&I policy must be linked the development and implementation of smart specialisation strategies, as these are innovative approaches to boosting economic growth, job creation based on identified regional needs, linking and involving regions in R&I activities".

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:20
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