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24/10/2019
Directors and experts from Lapland’s organisations gathered together to discuss I4S action plan and shared priorities for sport development.
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04/04/2019
Presentation of STAR Cities' partner Kaunas 2022.
Type: Project
08/12/2020
Presentation of the STAR Cities partners Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region
Type: Project
08/12/2020
STAR Cities unveils its strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemy
Type: Project
Project good practices Newest first Oldest first A-Z Z-A Web platform “Less is More” 06/08/2020 Less is more! is an all-Slovenian project that promotes and encourages the re-use, repair, exchange or rental of objects for the purposes of lower consumption. Location: Zahodna Slovenija, Slovenia (Slovenija) Project: SUBTRACT Subsidy Systems for Reuse 21/06/2020 Subsidies were or are granted for reuse activities such as washable diapers, reusable dishes and the repair of electric and electronic household appliances. Location: Steiermark, Austria (Österreich) Project: SUBTRACT Collection Systems for Reusable Goods: Concept of Resource Parks, Reuse Corners, and Reuse Box 21/06/2020 Re-use shops require a continuous flow of goods that are suitable for re-use. In Styria, various collection systems have been developed for this purpose. Location: Steiermark, Austria (Österreich) Project: SUBTRACT Online Guide for Repair Shops 21/06/2020 The online guide "reparaturfuehrer.at/steiermark" was created to make it easier for the public to find qualified repair workshops in their area. Location: Steiermark, Austria (Österreich) Project: SUBTRACT Returbutiken (reuse shop) & Textilservice (sewing service) – part of Viva labour market programme 16/06/2020 Returbutiken (reuse shop) and Textilservice (sewing service) are enterprises connected to recycling centres and part of a municipality labour market programme. Location: Övre Norrland, Sweden (Sverige) Project: SUBTRACT Muca CUPatarica - Reuse Center Nova Gorica 16/06/2020 The newly opened reuse center, called Muca CUPatarica was established by the Association Moj svet, čist planet that is organized as a social enterprise. Location: Zahodna Slovenija, Slovenia (Slovenija) Project: SUBTRACT Hazardous waste reception for safer processing and the potential for reuse, Vakin 15/06/2020 Hazardous waste receptions at recycling centres result in safer waste handling, a shift in attitude to waste sorting and new potential reuse segments. Location: Övre Norrland, Sweden (Sverige) Project: SUBTRACT Good Practice - Fritidsbanken_in_Umea 15/06/2020 Fritidsbanken is a non-profit business for free lending of used sports and leisure equipment donated by individuals, companies and organisations. Location: Övre Norrland, Sweden (Sverige) Project: SUBTRACT Effective community outreach with Gamification of environmental and Circular economy education 12/06/2020 Environmental education community outreach and official education targets combined with top of the world educational methods in Second-Hand store environment. Location: Etelä-Suomi, Finland (Suomi) Project: SUBTRACT Proven climate mitigation results through material input and CO2 calculations of consumer choices 12/06/2020 Reuse centres implement climate mitigation policies, and numerical results are important for proof of climate impact. Location: Etelä-Suomi, Finland (Suomi) Project: SUBTRACT 12 Next Visit the good practice database Sign up for the SUBTRACT newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); SUBTRACT Tweets by SUBTRACT
The ecoRIS3 partners share good practices about innovation and entrepreneurial activities. Workshop 4:  The ecoRIS3 consortium and local stakeholders travelled to Vilnius in Lithuania on the 27th & 28th November 2018 for an exchange of good practices workshop entitled “Business and Science Co-operation.” The following good practices were presented by the consortium.  GP WS2 ESP 1 - BiodonostiaGP WS2 ESP 2 - Donostia UP! Consolidating an Innovative EcosystemGP WS2 IRE 1 - Dell EMC / CIT Develop MSc in Cloud ComputingGP WS2 IRE 2 - Extended Campus Connecting CIT with IndustryGP WS2 LTU 1 - Biotechnology start-ups in LithuaniaGP WS2 LTU 2 - Innovation support of LITEK cluster membersGP WS2 ITL 1 - 2i3T – Business Incubator University of TurinGP WS2 ITL 2 - I3P – Innovative Enterprises Incubator PolitecnicoGP WS2 LTV 1 - Regional Incubators provide support for new firmsGP WS2 LTV 2 - Latvia University of Life Sciences and TechnologiesGP WS2 Atlantic Arc 1 - Grand Poitiers TechnopoleGP WS2 Atlantic Arc 2 - Las Palmas City of the Sea - LAPmarGP WS2 FN 1 - Co-creation model of University of HelsinkiGP WS2 FN 2 - Gaming Cluster in KainuuGP WS2 PRT 1 - Technology Transfer EcosystemGP WS2 PRT 2 - [email protected] - Nanotech from Norte of PortugalWorkshop 3:  The ecoRIS3 consortium and local stakeholders travelled to Valmiera and Cesis in Latvia on the 24th and 25th of April 2018 for an exchange of good practices workshop entitled “Civil Society in Search of Emancipation Through tools and Platforms.” The following good practices were presented by the consortium in Latvia. GP WS2 ESP 1 - Donostia Innovation LeagueGP WS2 ESP 2 - IKD GazteGP WS2 IRE 1 - Cork City Public Participation Network (PPN) GP WS2 IRE 2 - Cork Dashboard – Information for AllGP WS2 LTU 1 - The National Science Festival "Spacecraft Earth"GP WS2 LTU 2 - Lithuanian kids get BBC micro:bit free of charge GP WS2 ITL 1 - Torino Social ImpactGP WS2 ITL 2 - MONI-TOGP WS2 LTV 1 - Coworking space and creative centre "Skola6"GP WS2 LTV 2 - Innovation support programme for entrepreneurs ZĪLEGP WS2 Atlantic Arc 1 - Ctizen Participation and Open Government StrategyGP WS2 Atlantic Arc 2 - In Out: DIGITAL MOBILITY SOLUTIONS In RennesGP WS2 FN 1 - Kalasatama: involving citizens in city developmentGP WS2 FN 2 - Rural Policy Council develops areas via networksGP WS2 PRT 1 -  Regional Training Network for EntrepreneursGP WS2 PRT 2 - Entrepreneurship Network IN.AVE – Business SummitWorkshop 2: The ecoRIS3 consortium and local stakeholders travelled to Cork in Ireland on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 for an exchange of good practices workshop entitled “Innovation through RTO & Higher Education players.” The following good practices were presented by the consortium in Cork.GP WS2 ESP 1 - Technology VouchersGP WS2 ESP 2 - IOT Space InitiativesGP WS2 IRE 1 - WSSIC Supporting Water Innovation GP WS2 IRE 2 - Tyndall Institute – Industry Focused ResearchGP WS2 LTU 1 - VGTU Link Arts FactoryGP WS2 LTU 2 - Lithuanian R&D at "Hannover Messe"GP WS2 ITL 1 - Superior Technical Institute on Torino's DevelopmentGP WS2 ITL 2 - Sustainable Mobility, Mechatronics and AerospaceGP WS2 LTV 1 - RII, co-creation & Smart LabsGP WS2 LTV 2 - Novel healthy products from locally grown cerealsGP WS2 Atlantic Arc 1 - Atlantic Blue Tech – Technopôle Brest Iroise GP WS2 Atlantic Arc 2 - European Researchers' NightGP WS2 FN 1 - The Intoa! Lean Business -ProgramGP WS2 FN 2 - Metrology as Regional Specialization InfrastructureGP WS2 PRT 1 - 3B´s: Biomaterials, Biodegradables, BiomimeticsGP WS2 PRT 2 - Local Education and Training Networking  Workshop 1: The ecoRIS3 consortium and local stakeholders travelled to Vila Nova de Famalicão and Guimaraes in Portugal on the 28th and 29th of June 2017 for an exchange of good practices workshop entitled “Public Sector as Orchestrator of ecosystems innovation and Smart Specialisation.”  The following good practices were presented by the consortium in Vila Nova de Famalicão.   GP WS1 ESP 1 - Donosti UP! 2016GP WS1 ESP 2 - Donosti Innovation Week 2016GP WS1 LTU 1 - The start of pre-commercial procurement in LithuaniaGP WS1 LTU 2 - The Lithuanian road to Smart specialisationGP WS1 ITL 1 - MIP Mettersi In Proprio (Start up your own business) GP WS1 ITL 2 - Piemonte’s Regional Innovation PolesGP WS1 LTV 1 - RaPaPro – Creative Partnership ProgramGP WS1 LTV 2 - Latvian Healthy Food Cluster as an Internationalisation PlatformGP WS1 Atlantic Arc 1 - Metropolitan strategy of economic developmentGP WS1 Atlantic Arc 2 - SmartSantanderGP WS1 FN 1 - Kantola Industrial Area and WoodpolisGP WS1 FN 2 - Vuokatti Campus: an area for leisure, work and studyGP WS1 PRT 1 - Textile inovation and Industry 4.0 in CITEVEGP WS1 PRT 2 - Guimarães MARCA Building Businesses via InnovationGP WS1 IRE 1 - EuroTech Connect: SME Internationalisation in CorkGP WS1 IRE 2 - Energy Cork: Clustering for Growth Sign up for the ecoRIS3 newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by ecoRIS3
Project summary Gastronomy, local and regional food heritage is a common European cultural heritage, and as such also a major economic asset. Regional agro-food value chains can have a serious positive impact on local development. They also generate cooperation between between various sectors including agriculture, tourism, hospitality, education etc. One way of materializing such cooperation is the growing trend of food related tourism. Uniqueness versus standardization Nowadays almost half of travellers wish to have culinary experiences during their travels. Yet European regions of gastronomy are facing serious difficulties like losing their gastronomic uniqueness due to globalization threatening with standardized, mass produced food or underestimation of gastronomy as cultural heritage that needs to be protected. Main objective Eurega EUREGA’s main objective is to have food, food habits and gastronomy included and recognised in EU, regional and national strategies and policies. These should be seen both as a cultural asset and strong element in regional cultural identity and as a necessary tool to boost sustainable products and services.       €1,506,775.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2022 Topic SME competitiveness What will this project change? The main objective of EUREGA should create stronger and more resilient regions by protecting and stimulating gastronomy as part of their cultural heritage and also by identifying new opportunities for economic development. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Policy Instrument on Leisure Economy Province of Noord-Brabant The aim of this policy instrument is to make Noord-Brabant the most visited region in the Netherlands based on hospitality and gastronomy as important assets. To achieve this, the policy invests in strengthening the capacity to receive guests and make the (hi)story of Noord-Brabant more visible. The latter through the important combination of « landscape, agrifood and cultural heritage ».   Food is an important part of Noord-Brabant’s cultural heritage, but is currently not really recognized as such. The Province of Noord-Brabant has realized this and thus regarding its Policy Instrument on Leisure Economy the Province and s’Hertogenbosch together have identified a need to   a) have stronger focus on food as common cultural heritage, as this will help identify Noord-Brabant as an important region to visit based on hospitality and gastronomy b) Include the crossover of leisure and agrifood in the targeted Policy Instrument with a strong emphasis on re-identifying food as traditional cultural heritage and c) re-connect local food supply to local food traditions in order for cultural heritage to become a thriving part of the local food identity. This will then also lead to new food experiences for tourists and lead to growth of the economy and growth in jobs.   With this policy instrument the Province aims at growth in jobs (+30,000) and in expenditure (+10%). Which partners are working on this? Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch Province of Noord-Brabant Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014–2020 Finland's Structural Fund Programme For the programming period 2014-2020, one SF Operational Programme: ‘Sustainable growth and jobs 2014-2020’ was launched in Finland with separate regional implementation plans. Priority1 of the OP: ‘Competitiveness of SMEs Promoting growth and internationalization of enterprises by developing international and competitive enterprises and supporting innovation to improve competitiveness’ is targeted in EUREGA. More specifically, its 2 specific objectives: ‘Generating new businesses’ and ‘Promoting growth and internationalization of enterprises’.   Improving SME competitiveness receives about 20% of the total OP allocations. Investments planned aim to diversify business structures and increase the number of growing, innovative and internationally expanding companies. In order to reach these objectives, measures target startups and further developing new business operations with special focus on remote areas.   In the implementation plan for Pohjois-Savo Priority Axis1 focuses on economic restructuring, especially on the food-sector. However, there is no cross sectorial linkage regarding food and tourism, or food and health, so there is a need to connect food production strategies to tourism and especially wellness and wellbeing tourism in the regional implementation plan, and thus ultimately in the OP. This would lead to tourism and food tourism being identified in the targeted policy instrument as an industry having the same importance as other industries in the area. Which partners are working on this? ProAgria Pohjois-Savo ERDF Operational Programme of Catalonia 2014-2020 Catalunya FEDER 2014-20 PO The ERDF OP of Catalonia 2014-2020, developed by the Regional Government of Catalonia (RGC), aims not only at supporting and protecting cultural heritage, but also to enhance innovation, economic and social development, and health. Within the OP RGC aims to influence Specific Objective 6.3.1 that is related to the promotion, protection and development of cultural heritage, originally focusing on historical, architectonic and wider cultural aspects ( targeting at museums, courses, workshops, specialist publications). However RGC feels that it has little influence in reaching general society or everyday life through these classic segments of heritage while food, gastronomy and healthy habits have been gaining more and more space as one of the most important cultural aspects to preserve. Therefore, the Regional Government of Catalonia wishes to broaden the Objective 6.3.1 of the OP by adding a new scope to it: integrating food, gastronomic heritage and haute cuisine as a main aspect which must be promoted, protected and developed.   It is an important goal of the Catalan government (aimed at the 'socialisation' of cultural food heritage as a fundamental need and an opportunity to revive) to use and adapt this very rich heritage for social, economic and environmental benefits, sharing this heritage and benefitting from the knowledge of our European partner regions to influence its policy instrument. Which partners are working on this? PRODECA Catalan Export Agency Border, Midland and West Regional Operational Programme (Ireland) NWRA intends to address Priority 3: SME Support, Promotion and Capability Development of the BMW ROP. This priority aims to build the capacity of the SME sector through regional convergence of Gastronomy leaders focusing on food and regional identity. Connecting the strengths of its food economy the region aims to bring together regional & national stakeholders to enhance their cultural identity internationally and to apply SMART Principles to its gastronomy SMEs.   Interventions under investment priority 3(d) focus on stimulating SMEs to focus on and invest in key business development areas to drive the growth and productivity of SMEs and ensure the capacity and capabilities needed to compete and exploit business opportunities in global markets, including green enterprises and eco-innovation.   To enhance its effectiveness the ROP would need further improvement by introducing new tools such as: - support business start-ups and expansions with appropriate support, including feasibility supports, priming supports. - encourage and facilitate higher levels of value added businesses, including green enterprises and eco-innovation, by applying innovation, ICT strategies and export awareness. - build the capability of owner/managers of micro-gastronomy businesses through training and development actions including mentoring programmes, peer learning’s and access to business networks, with a particular focus on European wide networks and innovations. Which partners are working on this? Northern and Western Regional Assembly South Aegean Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 Περιφερειακό Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Νοτίου Αιγαίου 201-2020 The Operational Programme aims to boost economic development and create job opportunities in the islands of South Aegean. It contributes to achieving the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, also in line with the regional smart specialization strategy. It should create jobs and help SMEs to become more competitive and innovation-driven. EU funding will also contribute to meet the requirements of the Union's acquis, in particular as regards water supply and increasing energy efficiency.   In this project READ SA will address the South Aegean Regional Operational Programme’s 1st development priority: "Reinforcement of the competitiveness and innovation", thematic objective 3: Improving the competitiveness of SMEs and the agricultural sector.   READ SA and the South Aegean County, with whom it is working closely together and who is MA of the OP have realized that this particular thematic objective is not focused enough on South Aegean's gastronomic heritage and offer and on its integration into the tourism development of the region. Therefore they wish to improve it through EUREGA. Improvement would involve new projects expanding the value chain through the development of new business activities in these key areas that have not been exploited to their full extent to date, and mainly by enhancing the diversification of the tourist product by making the most of the Region's natural, culinary and cultural wealth. Which partners are working on this? Development Agency of South Aegean Region –READ S.A. Strategia de dezvoltare a judeţului Sibiu pentru perioada 2010 – 2013 şi direcţiile de dezvoltare ale judeţului pentru perioada 2014 – 2020 Sibiu County Development Strategy for the period 2010 – 2013 and the county development objectives for the period 2014 - 2020 Sibiu County Council as county level public authority elaborates the programming document establishing development priorities at county level: Sibiu County Development Strategy. The document was co-elaborated with key stakeholders in 2010 and based on a continuous monitoring activity evaluating to what extent the set objectives have been reached; it is updated yearly in accordance with new development needs identified at county level.   This policy instrument is the public instrument through which Sibiu County Council leads its interventions. It is financed from several sources: local funding from the local budget, national funding from the state budget, external funds (European funds, EEA Grants, etc.). The Objectives of the Strategy for 2014–2020 include various topics, among them improvement of public services, of tourism, of education, of health etc.   Experience of the Strategy’s implementation has shown that in its current status interventions related to gastronomy and its impact on other areas such as tourism, business environment, culture are missing or are weak. Sibiu County Council is thus convinced that the Strategy needs to be improved and to be completed through further elaborating on measures related to the county’s gastronomic potential and its influences on the county’s economic performance. The objectives aimed to be influenced are: development of Tourism; Agriculture, forestry and rural development; Education; Health; Culture, Sports and youth. Which partners are working on this? Sibiu County Council Regional Development Programme of Hajdú-Bihar County 2014-2020 Hajdú-Bihar Megye Területfejlesztési Program 2014-2020 The Regional Development Programme of Hajdú-Bihar County (RDP HBC) for 2014-2020 integrates the county’s strategic goals both at sectorial and territorial levels. The Programme’s objectives include 8 priorities. In EUREGA Priority 3 “Competitive Economy” will be addressed, focusing on Measure 3.5: Tourism based on county values. It covers mapping of food and gastronomy related cultural heritage and revealing the potential role it has concerning county identity, social inclusion, job creation and economic competitiveness. Specific focus is planned for the preservation of traditions, relevant tourism potential and improvement of citizen engagement. RDP HBC is also committed to keep youngsters in the region and promote local collaborations with special regards to SMEs.   The main aim of the policy instrument is clear but an improved structural background is required with an appropriate approach, enhanced capacity and the potential to create institutional programmes with incentives as well. New methodologies to efficiently implement preservation, utilization and maintenance tasks are also needed. Although RDP HBC is a well-based and structured strategy, there is an urging need to strengthen and improve its performance. New emerging territorial potentials are foreseen through the implementation of EUREGA, by creating synergies with ongoing developments and potentially other relevant projects at interregional/ national level it will be possible to create a more balanced performance. Which partners are working on this? Hajdú-Bihar County Government (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); EUREGA Tweets by EUREGA Latest News See all project news 02/03/2022 Final Conference Eurega The Eurega Final Conference will take place on March 10th 2022, 16:00-17:30 hrs. Please feel free to join, in person or online. Type: Project 14/10/2021 North Brabant partner of Dutch Food Week In the Dutch Food Week Brabant is calling for extra attention for the (Brabant) food chain. Type: Project 21/09/2021 Meet County Tastes in Hajdú-Bihar Representatives from all different organisations met and shared ideas on specific themes related to food and local identity. Type: Project 20/07/2021 Origin and proximity, headliners of Cruïlla Festival Barcelona held a great musical event: Cruïlla Barcelona Summer Festival. This year Cruïlla innovated in its gastronomic offer. Type: Project 01/07/2021 From Grassroots to your Table The project ‘Local Food Chains’ aims to Develop sustainable and resilient short Agri-food supply chains through Interregional learning and collaboration. Type: Project 28/06/2021 Food Routes in North-Brabant In North Brabant, a province in the Netherlands, they created tours for visitors to discover a food system that's better for people, animals and environment. Type: Project 10/05/2021 Beekeeping training in the South Aegean Region "KEK Gennimatas" worked hard to contribute the South Aegean Regional Authority's strategic choice to support the primary sector and local traditional products. Type: Project 04/05/2021 Twelve Days of Gastronomy ! The South Aegean Regional Vocational Center "KEK Gennimatas", in cooperation with the regional Chefs' Club, organized a free 12-day gastronomy training. Type: Project 12/04/2021 Catalonia launches its Strategic Food Plan The Strategic Food Plan of Catalonia is the result of collaborative and intense work with the main Catalan actors involved in the food chain. Type: Project 16/02/2021 #DeProp agri-food business meetings #DEPROP (#FROMLOCAL) is a business initiative lead by Prodeca to stimulate networking and commercial opportunities for regional agri-food producers. Type: Project
24/01/2020
Inno4Sport project talks with stakeholders through the initiative "A Walkshop with ..." (AWW).
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16/10/2020
Valencia AP aim to improve the socioeconomic development through sports innovation ecosystem by increasing innovative activities in health and tourism sectors.
Type: Project
15/12/2021
During the last month, partners have been sharing information about their fortresses related to Urban Planning.
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