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Belgium

EU Member State (Euro-Area)

Belgium IndicatorsMore

Belgium Happiness
Happiness

6.83

0 unhappy, 10 happy

2020
The Happiness ranking is part of the World Happiness Report. The country scores are based on a survey in which respondents evaluate the quality of their current lives on a scale of 0 to 10.
Belgium Life expectancy
Life expectancy

81.75

years

2019
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life. Measure: years, Source: The World Bank
Belgium Political stability
Political stability

0.59

-2.5 weak, 2.5 strong

2020
The Political Stability Index and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Political rights
Political rights

1

7 weak, 1 strong

2020
The Political Rights ratings evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights). Measure: points; Source: The Freedom House
Belgium Civil liberties
Civil liberties

1

7 weak, 1 strong

2020
The Civil Liberties index evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties). Measure: points; Source: The Freedom House
Belgium Corruption
Corruption

76

100 = no corruption

2020
The Corruption Perceptions Index is an indicator of perceptions of public sector corruption, i.e. administrative and political corruption (based on information from surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions). Measure: points; Source: Transparency International
Belgium Population
Population

11.56

Million

2020
Total population is indicated in Millions and is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates. Measure: million; Source: United Nations Population Division
Belgium Population growth
Population growth

0.58

% growth / year

2020
Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
Belgium Population density
Population density

382

People per square km

2020
Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. Measure: people per square km; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
Belgium Urban population
Urban population

98.08

% of total population

2020
Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
Belgium Migrant population
Migrant population

12

% of total

2015
International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
Belgium Economic growth
Economic growth

-5.66

% of GDP

2020
Economic growth is intended as the annual percentage growth rate of GDP at market prices based on constant local currency. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment

-5.64

% of GDP

2019
Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor (new investment inflows less disinvestment). Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Exports
Exports

80.58

% of GDP

2020
Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Government debt
Government debt

114.10

% of GDP

2020
Government debt includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government.
Belgium Capital investment
Capital investment

24.16

% of GDP

2020
Capital investments are fixed assets including for example land improvements, plant, machinery, construction of roads, railways, schools, offices, hospitals, private residential, commercial and industrial buildings, etc. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Inflation
Inflation

0.7

% yearly change

2020
Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Competitiveness
Competitiveness

76.40

0 weak, 100 strong

2019
The Global Competitiveness index is composed of 12 pillars of competitiveness: Institutions, Infrastructure, ICT adoption, Macroeconomic stability, Health, Skills, Product market, Labor market, Financial system, market size, Business, dynamism, and Innovation capability. Measure: points; Source: The World Economic Forum
Belgium R&D
R&D

2.77

% of GDP

2018
Gross domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D), expressed as a percent of GDP. They include both capital and current expenditures in the four main sectors: Business enterprise, Government, Higher education and Private non-profit. Measure: percent; Source: The United Nations
Belgium Shadow economy
Shadow economy

17.80

% of GDP

2015
The shadow economy as percent of total annual GDP. Source: Leandro Medina and Friedrich Schneider (2018).
Belgium Health spending
Health spending

10.32

% of GDP

2018
Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP including healthcare goods and services consumed during each year but does not including capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Education spending
Education spending

6.38

% of GDP

2018
General government expenditure on education is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments. Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
Belgium Military spending
Military spending

1.08

% of GDP

2020
Military spending includes expenditure on peacekeeping, defense ministries, paramilitary forces, space activities, military and civil personnel, procurement, military research and development, and aid. Measure: percent; Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Belgium Unemployment
Unemployment

5.55

% of labor force

2020
Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Females unemployment
Females unemployment

4.93

% of female labor force

2019
Female unemployment refers to the share of the female labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Males unemployment
Males unemployment

5.73

% of male labor force

2019
Male unemployment refers to the share of the male labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Youth unemployment
Youth unemployment

14.25

% of 15-24 labor force

2019
Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Cost of starting a business
Cost of starting a business

5.30

% of income per capita

2019
The cost of starting a business indicator includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law. The company law, the commercial code, and specific regulations and fee schedules are used as sources for calculating costs. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Tax rate
Tax rate

55.40

% of commercial profits

2019
Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Personal income tax, VAT, sales taxes or goods and service taxes are excluded. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Number of taxes paid by businesses
Number of taxes paid by businesses

11

2019
Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent. Measure: taxes; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Patent applications
Patent applications

876

by residents

2019
Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years. Measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization
Belgium Internet users
Internet users

91.52

% of population

2020
Internet users are individuals who have used the Internet (from any location) in the last 3 months. The Internet can be used via a computer, mobile phone, personal digital assistant, games machine, digital TV etc. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Land area
Land area

30280

sq. km

2020
Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes. Measure: sq. km; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
Belgium Agricultural land
Agricultural land

13540

sq. km.

2018
Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Measure: sq. km; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Forest area
Forest area

6893.0

sq. km

2020
Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens. Measure: percent; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
Belgium Precipitation
Precipitation

847

mm per year

2017
Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid. Measure: mm per year; Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
Belgium Roads quality
Roads quality

4.40

1 low, 7 high

2019
The Road quality indicator represents an assessment of the quality of roads in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the roads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good). Measure: points; Source: The World Economic Forum
Belgium Railroads quality
Railroads quality

4.10

1 low, 7 high

2019
The Quality of railroad infrastrucutre indicator represents an assessment of the quality of the railroad system in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the railroads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good). Measure: points; Source: The World Economic Forum
Belgium Air transport quality
Air transport quality

5.60

1 low, 7 high

2019
The Quality of air transport infrastructure indicator represents an assessment of the quality of airports in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the passenger air transport in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good). Measure: points; Source: The World Economic Forum
Belgium Energy imports
Energy imports

80.09

% total energy use

2015
Net energy imports are estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Oil production
Oil production

0.00

thousand barrels / day

2020
Oil production. Measure: thousand Barrels Per Day; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Agency
Belgium Renewable power capacity
Renewable power capacity

11.47

million kilowatts

2020
Total capacity to produce electricity from renewable resources in million kilowatts. Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
Belgium Carbon dioxide emissions
Carbon dioxide emissions

8.18

metric tons per capita

2018
Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring. Source: The World Bank. Measure: metric tons; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Bank branches
Bank branches

32.39

per 100,000 people

2018
Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults. Measure: bank branches; Source: The International Monetary Fund
Belgium ATMs
ATMs

75.19

per 100,000 adults

2019
Number of ATMs per 100,000 adults. Automated teller machines are computerized telecommunications devices that provide clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public place. Measure: ATMs per 100,000 adults; Source: The World Bank
Belgium Homicides
Homicides

1.7

per 100,000 people

2017
Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year. Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
Belgium Robberies
Robberies

167

per 100,000 people

2017
Number of robberies per 100,000 people per year. Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
Belgium Suicides
Suicides

18.30

per 100,000 population

2019
Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population. Source: The World Health Organization
Belgium Prisoners
Prisoners

88

per 100,000 people

2017
Number of prisoners per 100,000 people. Source: The UN office on drugs and crime

Belgium EventsMore

Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2024
Focus on Human Health
Open
European Elections, Democracy and Youth
Join us as we embark on a transformative journey to empower and mobilize the voices of the youth across Belgium and Europe. Together, let’s ignite the flame of democracy and shape the future of our continent.
Open
PREMIERE - TV Documentary Launch Destination Scientology Brussels
Explore Brussels, capital of the European Union, full of brilliant architecture and with mouthwatering chocolate around every corner. Plus, see how the Church of Scientology led and won a two-decade battle to protect religious freedom for all.
Open
2024 EU Project Management May In person Edition
The management of projects from A to Z
Open
Through the lens of People of the Carnation Revolution
This year, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, the House of European History welcomes you to the museum to learn more about this historic event with social historian Raquel Varela.
Open
A much-needed priority : Regions and cities shaping the European Green Deal 2.0
Europe is warming at a rate twice the global average. Climate and environmental crises risk deepening existing inequalities, damaging critical infrastructure, disrupting agricultural and industrial production, with the most vulnerable regions and soc...
Open
Exploring the Role and Potentialities of Living Labs in European Partnerships
Exploring the Role and Potentialities of Living Labs in European Partnerships
Open
Debate – Towards European Union’s enlargement in 2030?
On Thursday 30th of May from to , the House of European History is organising a roundtable debate on EU enlargement in 2030, in partnership with DeBuren and Europahuis.
Open
Monitoring and Evaluation
Towards effective Monitoring and Evaluation for EU funded projects
Open
CER/WifOR hybrid discussion on 'EU fiscal policy:  Is  health a no-brainer public investment?'
with Graham Cookson and Dennis Ostwald.
Open
Foundational Technologies
Enhancing Innovation and Competition in Europe
Open
EIC Transition Day 2024
Calling all the EIC Transition beneficiaries! During the EIC Transition Day, to be held on 6 June, online, you will be offered the opportunity to learn more about Project Management and Support to the EIC Transition projects.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show talk with Robert Chevara (Director)
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show talk with Tom Moylan
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Roadmap on Carcinogens Closing Event
The Roadmap on Carcinogens Closing Event will take place on 12 and 13 June 2024 in Brussels.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show Q&A with actors
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show talk with Jennifer Spruyt
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show talk with Pitcho Womba Konga
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune + post-show talk with Fatima Zibouh
Join us for The Bridge Theatre Brussels’ latest professional English speaking production - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Robert Chevara.
Open
Protocol Training in Brussels (26-28 June 2024)
How to use protocol to maintain or build strong relationships; the in-person Protocol Training in Brussels is given by the best European protocol experts.
Open
Intensive Seminar on the EU
A seminar tailored to your needs
Open
EU Transport and Railway Affairs (ETCR)
The European Training Centre for Railways (ETCR), the College of Europe and the European Union Agency for Railways are jointly organizing the 61st edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport and Railway Affairs
Open
EU Energy Policy
The European Green Deal in times of crisis
Open
EU Competition Law
An advanced analysis of EU Competition Law & Practice
Open
Competition Policy & Digital Markets
How antitrust shapes the EU Digital Single Market
Open
Managing Migration in Europe: Challenge and Response
Taking stock of the tools, best practices and challenges in the field of migration and asylum in Europe
Open
EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills
How to navigate the EU's diplomatic waters?
Open
International Management Conference (IMCONF)
Forefront of academic management research and emerging trends
Open
International Social Sciences Conference (ISSCONF)
Join and delve into the latest trends and groundbreaking developments shaping social sciences
Open
International Academic Conference on Teaching and Education (ICTEDUCATION)
Calling all educators, researchers, and passionate advocates for education!
Open
Trade Policy
Understanding the essentials of EU Trade Policy, WTO and the EU's trade agreements
Open
European Biomethane Week
On your marks, get set… Grow!Biogases: The pragmatic pathway to climate-neutrality
Open
Brain Innovation Days 2024
The Brain Innovation Days bring the brain ecosystem together to foster dialogue, exchange knowledge, accelerate investment in research & innovation and facilitate business development.
Open
Communicating in an EU-related environment
A three-day course to build effective and memorable communication strategies, plans and activities
Open

Belgium Publications More

Environment
2023-2024 PRESIDENCY TRIO The EEB’s Priorities for the Europ...
Publication
July 4, 2023
eeb.org
2023-2024 PRESIDENCY TRIO The EEB’s Priorities for the European Union For The Of Spain, Belgium And Hungary
Open
Migration
A Brussels-Based Dictatorship or a Paradise of Subsidiarity? N...
Policy Paper
March 3, 2022
martenscentre.eu
A Brussels-Based Dictatorship or a Paradise of Subsidiarity? National Prerogatives and EU Migration Policy
Open
Urban Transport
Become an ULaaDS follower city and visit Mechelen!
Press Release
January 17, 2022
Bax
The ULaaDS team is now recruiting 2 Follower cities to participate in a two-day study visit in Mechelen on May 16-17!
Open
Brexit
Any post-Frost return to ‘diplomacy’ will still leave UK b...
Blog article
December 21, 2021
global-counsel.com
Any post-Frost return to ‘diplomacy’ will still leave UK business to fend for themselves in Brussels
Open
Road Transport
Impacts de la zone de Basses Emissions de Bruxelles sur les é...
Fact-sheet
November 12, 2021
theicct.org
Impacts de la zone de Basses Emissions de Bruxelles sur les émissions des véhicules légers (voitures et camionnettes)
Open
Home Affairs
Future of Europe - A Brussels-Based Dictatorship or a Paradise...
Publication
September 17, 2021
martenscentre.eu
Future of Europe - A Brussels-Based Dictatorship or a Paradise of Subsidiarity? National Prerogatives and EU Migration Policy
Open
Climate
Blue-Green Cities in the Spotlight: GHENT
Publication
August 17, 2021
Bax
The BEGIN project's Blue-Green Cities in the Spotlight series sets out to demonstrate the multiple benefits of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) for European cities; reduced flood risk, enhanced biodiversity and improve...
Open
Foreign-Affairs
EU “Sanctions” and Russian Manoeuvring: Why Brussels Needs...
Policy Paper
June 19, 2020
epthinktank.eu
EU “Sanctions” and Russian Manoeuvring: Why Brussels Needs to Stay its Course while Shifting Gears
Open
Energy
Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of p...
Research Paper
September 18, 2020
buildup.eu
Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of policies and measures in place in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal
Open
Climate
Blue-Green Cities in the Spotlight: ANTWERP
Publication
August 14, 2020
Bax
The BEGIN project's Blue-Green Cities in the Spotlight series sets out to demonstrate the multiple benefits of Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) for European cities; reduced flood risk, enhanced biodiversity and improve...
Open
Regions & Cities
Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels
Press Release
October 9, 2019
youris.com GEIE
During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Progra...
Open
Cities
“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Sh...
Press Release
September 18, 2019
youris.com GEIE
On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are ho...
Open
Renewable Energy
The BRICKER video
Press Release
February 27, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Public buildings typically use 40% more energy than the residential sector. Therefore, energy efficiency is essential to EU energy policy.
Open
Research
European Leadership through Disruptive Technologies - Future a...
Press Release
February 26, 2018
youris.com GEIE
The “European Leadership through Disruptive Technologies” event will present Future and Emerging Technologies as a catalyst for disruptive research and a basis for radical innovations. The event, organized by the ...
Open
Cities
REMOURBAN and fellow projects in Brussels for a series of smar...
Press Release
February 26, 2018
youris.com GEIE
On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million invested by th...
Open
Cities
International praise for CITyFiED innovation and impact contin...
Press Release
February 13, 2018
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED is honoured to be recognised as a leading international example of “innovative and influential” work in urban transformation by a panel of global city leaders. The awards are set to take place at the Smar...
Open
Pollution
The fight on plastics heats up in the EU
Publication
February 13, 2018
youris.com GEIE
The new year has put plastic bags centre-stage in Europe. New measures in Italy and Greece to fight the use of non-biodegradable bags have sparked heated debates, while the EU has launched its ambitious Plastics Strategy
Open
Power
All you need is batteries
Press Release
February 6, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Researchers and industry representatives have discussed the development of new battery technologies. The goal? Turning Europe into a key player in the global energy market
Open
Power
Households poised to become energy dealers
Publication
January 19, 2018
youris.com GEIE
A more flexible grid will give room to more market players trading renewables. It can also lead to a fair price for the electricity
Open
Climate
An Operational Anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verifi...
Report
December 20, 2017
copernicus.eu
An Operational Anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verification Support Capacity
Open
Road Transport
From laboratory to road: a 2017 update of official and real-wo...
Report
November 1, 2017
beuc.eu
From laboratory to road: a 2017 update of official and real-world fuel consumption and co2 values for passenger cars in Europe
Open
Data protection
European Parliament urges the Commission to put data protectio...
Policy Paper
November 23, 2017
beuc.eu
European Parliament urges the Commission to put data protection before trade interests
Open
Data protection
The article 29 working party guidelines on automated individua...
Policy Brief
December 5, 2017
beuc.eu
The article 29 working party guidelines on automated individual decision-making and profiling under the GDPR
Open
Banking
Dynamic currency conversion - When paying abroad costs you mor...
Working Paper
October 30, 2017
beuc.eu
Dynamic currency conversion - When paying abroad costs you more than it should
Open
ICT
Would you like to draw by just using words?
Publication
December 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The MUSE project seeks to turn the spoken word into computer generated visual narratives
Open
Cities
Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and in...
Publication
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU dire...
Open
Health
A supercomputer will discover our future medicines
Publication
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Can you imagine a future where an exascale computer discovers new drugs faster, cheaper and with lower failure rates than today?
Open
Renewable Energy
EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?
Publication
December 11, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding
Open
Cities
The new Lighthouse Project MAtchUP kicks-off in Valencia
Press Release
December 4, 2017
iCube Programme
Three new Lighthouse cities and Four Follower cities enriching the European smart city landscape
Open
Cities
Exploring the Northern Lights – Remourban goes to Denmark fo...
Press Release
November 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
You probably don’t know where Sonderborg is exactly, although by the look of the name you would situate it somewhere in Scandinavia. Remourban project coordinator Miguel García knows exactly where this Light house ...
Open
Brexit
The exit option How contagious could Brexit be? The exit optio...
Policy Brief
July 29, 2016
global-counsel.com
The exit option How contagious could Brexit be? The exit option  The UK referendum vote on leaving the EU is reverberating across EU politics in a range of ways. Economic and market volatility h
Open
Energy
Early-stage venture capital for energy innovation: Financing m...
Publication
October 27, 2017
iea.org
Early-stage venture capital for energy innovation: Financing models, trends and implications for policy
Open
Facts and figures about the corporations that control what we eat 2017
Open
Pollution
The EU Emissions Trading System after 2020: Can the Parliament...
Policy Paper
February 13, 2017
epthinktank.eu
The EU Emissions Trading System after 2020: Can the Parliament's Environment Committee achieve its ambitions?
Open
Forests
EU climate policies: friend, foe or bystander to forest restor...
Policy Paper
October 11, 2017
epthinktank.eu
EU climate policies: friend, foe or bystander to forest restoration and carbon sinks?
Open
Fossil Energy
The Great Gas Lock-in - Industry lobbying behind the EU push f...
Report
October 28, 2017
bankwatch.org
The Great Gas Lock-in - Industry lobbying behind the EU push for new gas infrastructure
Open
Digital
European consumers need better protection when choosing, buyin...
Infographic
November 7, 2017
beuc.eu
European consumers need better protection when choosing, buying and receiving an online product
Open
Research
Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art!
Publication
October 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The transformation of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals has inspired Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas to depict the complex process in symbolic works of artRead more: http://www.youris.com/society/future-tech/recycl...
Open
The European Parliament’s public opinion surveys shed light on the importance of the EU in tackling global threats, measure citizens’ awareness of the EU’s and specifically Parliament’s legislative action on ...
Open
Health
Public consultation on transformation of health and care in th...
Consultation
October 12, 2017
beuc.eu
Public consultation on transformation of health and care in the digital single market
Open
Banking
The Commission's Views on Strengthening the Euro Area: Bar...
Publication
September 14, 2017
ceps.eu
The Commission's Views on Strengthening the Euro Area: Barking up the wrong tree?
Open
Urban Transport
The SWITCH Campaign Guide and Toolbox Practical advice for cam...
Publication
April 5, 2016
polisnetwork.eu
The SWITCH Campaign Guide and Toolbox Practical advice for campaigns to promote a switch from car-based travel to active modes of travel
Open
Assessing the performance of integrated care is virtually virgin territory , and as soon as we embarked on this project to present tools and methodologies to assess integrated care, we knew it would be a...
Open
Enlargement
Balkan enlargement and the politics of civic pressure: The cas...
Policy Paper
October 5, 2017
epc.eu
Balkan enlargement and the politics of civic pressure: The case of the public administration reform sector
Open
Industry
The clean energy transition and industrial strategy developing...
Policy Paper
January 6, 2017
epthinktank.eu
The clean energy transition and industrial strategy developing a coherent approach
Open
How European Countries Share Industrial Pollution Permit Information Online
Open
Electrification of Road Transport Mobility is on the verge of tremendous changes and will rely more and more on electrification.
Open
Mobile
European Parliament clears way to stop overpriced internationa...
Policy Recommendation
October 3, 2017
beuc.eu
European Parliament clears way to stop overpriced international calls within the EU
Open
A study on the economy of culture in the digital age
Open
Brexit
Brexit, an EU-Japan free trade agreement and business the need...
Research Paper
March 31, 2017
burson-marsteller.eu
Brexit, an EU-Japan free trade agreement and business the need to enhance predictability
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Energy
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The Council of European Municipalities and Regions is the largest organisation of local and regional governments in Europe. Its members are 60 national associations of towns, municipalities and regions from 41 countries that are part of the Council of Europe.
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Gaia-X is an initiative that develops, based on European values, a digital governance that can be applied to any existing cloud/ edge technology stack to obtain transparency, controllability, portability and interoperability across data and services.Gaia-X is not a market operator, nor will it operate directly or exclusively any of the services required by the governance.
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Climate and Environment Association Europe (CERA Europe ASBL) is a Brussels-based non-governmental organization operating on a European scale to tackle environmental issues and the climate crisis that our planet is exposed to.Today, our Earth is in danger of climate change and environmental degradation. To overcome these challenges is possible with the joint efforts of different actors from different sectors. For this reason, cooperation is needed in different fields from the private sector to public institutions, from civil society to academia for a safe and sustainable planet. The steps and the actions must take into account not only the human being, but also the nature in which the individual lives. Because everything in life is connected to each other by invisible threads. A change in one thread impacts the entire network. The steps we take affect what we do to the web of life as well as what we do to ourselves.From this point of view, CERA Europe aims to prevent climate crisis, environmental pollution and habitat loss, to support efforts to protect ecosystems, to work on food safety and agricultural sustainability in an impartial and non-profit manner. In the face of these problems, CERA Europe carries out projects, research and training and develops local, national and international collaborations in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and EU Green DEAL targets.
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Health Care Without Harm Europe is a network of thousands of hospitals, healthcare leaders and healthcare professionals, with members across Europe and partners across the globe. From individuals championing sustainability in their workplaces to large hospitals pushing for sustainable practices, we stand side-by-side, sharing insights, inspiration and innovation – and transforming how our healthcare systems work.We exist to create a sustainable healthcare sector. One that does no harm to patients or our planet. One that acts as a catalyst, inspiring action right across society to protect human health and the environment. One that drives change in communities so people can live more healthily on a healthier planet.
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We are a Brussels-based not-for-profit Association promoting innovation in local development.
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The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe, gathering regions from 25 countries—from Norway to Turkey and from Georgia to Portugal. The AER is present everywhere on the European continent, inside and outside the European Union. It is the place to be for regional stakeholders across Europe: for politicians, officers, experts and activists.
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Communicating Sustainability Improve Your Outreach, Increase Your Impact We provide lasting results with a full palette of communication and dissemination services and products to reach the right people at the right time.
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Coopération Bancaire pour l'Europe - EEIG is a Brussels-based company established in 1992 on the initiative of a number of international banks with the aim of developing information and advisory services on European financing issues and programs. In the current context, in which the European Union has expanded its fields of expertise and complexity, the role and function of CBE takes on priority relevance. Indeed, in a world where information saturation has undermined the very value of information, CBE guarantees quality services thanks to its many years of experience and presence in the heart of Europe.Over the years, CBE has carried out an intense activity of information and assistance towards members and their clients, with a multitude of interventions on various European topics: from the analysis of European regulations on competition and state aid to the actions of the Structural Funds; from consulting to participation in public procurement; from the analysis of intervention measures in favor of investments in third countries to the search for funding and participation in research and development programs; from disclosure regarding post-crisis banking reform to the new seven-year funding guidelines (2014-2020 and 2021-2027).CBE's main areas of activity are:◦ Information and advice on EU funding issues and programs;◦ Assistance in the drafting, submission, and management of European projects;◦ Analysis and targeted reporting of national and international tenders;◦ Training on specific topics of interest to Associates or their clients;◦ Organization of meetings and seminars with European institutions
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he Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. We regard European integration as largely beneficial but recognise that in many respects the Union does not work well. We also think that the EU should take on more responsibilities globally, on issues ranging from climate change to security. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.
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TÜSİAD is a voluntary organization of Türkiye's leading entrepreneurs and executives. Our work is focused to Türkiye's global economic competitiveness promoting democracy, social progress and inclusive growth.
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As the leading European association for advanced rechargeable batteries covering all battery chemistries, our mission is to bring together the battery value chain to drive innovation and contribute technical expertise to the EU policy-making process. EUROBAT represents the interests of automotive and industrial battery manufacturers, based in EMEA, as well as global supply chain players. 
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The Brussels Binder is the go-to resource for improving gender diversity in policy debates.Good policy comes from innovative ideas, new perspectives and fresh analysis that reflect the diverse societies it impacts.
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Impact Europe is the investing for impact network, a unique network at the intersection of finance and purpose, driven by knowledge and focused on impact. We aim to increase prosperity and social progress for all, fix inequalities and injustices and preserve the planet. We rally people, capital, knowledge and data to catalyse, innovate and scale impact. Impact Europe unites 350 capital providers (impact funds, foundations, corporate social investors, banks, public funders) and social innovators of all sorts – from household names to emerging new players.
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EuroACE – Energy Efficient Buildings was formed in 1998 by Europe’s leading companies involved with the manufacture, distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services.EuroACE works together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards an efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU’s commitments on job creation, energy security, and sustainability. More on energy efficiency in buildings here.
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La Reif a été créée en mai 2003. Elle défend les valeurs et les intérêts de la sécurité sociale française auprès des instances européennes et assure l’information européenne de ses membres.
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The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) represents the interests of Europe's local and regional governments and their associations in more than 40 countries. It promotes citizenship and exchange between elected representatives.
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The Federation of European Scleroderma Associations (FESCA) is an umbrella group of scleroderma patient support and advocacy organisations working to increase awareness, and advocate for equitable treatments for people with scleroderma throughout Europe.
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Future of Privacy Forum is a non-profit organization that serve as catalysts for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.
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The PKEE actively supports the development of the Polish energy sector, by conducting opinion-forming initiatives aimed at the improvement of power industry operations and shaping of a rational regulatory environment. The Association is an important discussion forum on electrical power sector issues and cooperates with the public administration and EU institutions.
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The world is looking for a way to create a society in which we are in balance with our planet, and can guarantee a sustainable future for future generations. Doing nothing isn’t an option; in relative terms, 2030 is tomorrow and 2050 is the day after ;Together with Chemelot Circular Hub, Limburg is in the running to become the first circular hub in Europe. The Chemelot site and the local region aim to be the ultimate growth accelerator for a circular society, a powerful hub for economic growth and future prosperity that is connected to people, the environment and society as a whole. Time for leading Circularity.
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The European Broadband Competence Offices Network supports EU countries in reaching the Gigabit Society objectives and rolling out broadband.The European BCO Network brings together EU Member States’ national and regional public authorities in charge of broadband deployment to exchange knowledge and good practices with peers, experts and European Commission representatives, building their capacity to bring reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity to all EU citizens.The purpose of the initiative is to help ensure that all EU citizens have access to high-speed broadband, in order to allow everyone to benefit equally from the opportunities connectivity brings, for health, education, business and more.Contact the BCO Network Support Facility to enquire about joining the BCO Network. Participate in the discussions in the BCO Network Forum.  HomeZoom inZoom outFullscreenPrintWebtools + © EC-GISCO + Leaflet | © OpenStreetMap contributors © EuroGeographics © UN-FAO for the administrative boundaries | Disclaimer The role of the BCO NetworkThe BCO Network’s role is to support European Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs) in making this happen. BCOs are the national and regional public authorities supporting broadband deployment across the EU.It does this through an annual programme, based on members’ needs, that brings together BCOs, experts and European Commission representatives to train and exchange knowledge, good practices and experiences in overcoming common ;
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The French Automotive & Mobility Network (FAMN) is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to driving sustainable mobility practices in the sector. FAMN fosters collaborative innovation, integrating clusters, academics, public authorities, and non-profit associations to bolster the sector's transition towards a sustainable future.
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The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) represents over 45 national statutory social insurance organisations (covering approximately 385 million citizens) in 17 EU Member States and Switzerland, active in the field of health insurance, pensions, occupational disease and accident insurance, disability and rehabilitation, family benefits and unemployment insurance. The aims of ESIP and its members are to preserve high profile social security for Europe, to reinforce solidarity-based social insurance systems and to maintain European social protection quality. ESIP builds strategic alliances for developing common positions to influence the European debate and is a consultation forum for the European institutions and other multinational bodies active in the field of social security.
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Civil Society Europe (CSE) brings together 22 European networks of civil society organisations (CSO) working towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. Our main objectives are to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between European civil society organisations and policymakers and help strengthen CSOs in their activities and relations with the institutions. The organisation was founded in December 2014 in Rome at the close of the European Year of citizens as an initiative of organisations that had worked together in the European Year of Citizens Alliance. Its membership has grown since then to encompass the various sectors of civil society. CSE has been established as an international not for profit organisation under Belgian law since June 2016. CSE is an independent voice promoting a space for structured civil dialogue and citizen’s participation at all levels.
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The 5GSC Support Platform is an EU project dedicated to supporting stakeholders of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme, under the calls for project proposals for ‘5G for Smart Communities’.  By building a networking and knowledge-exchange community, the Support Platform’s purpose is to connect and inform stakeholders about upcoming calls, events, information and support relating to 5G for Smart Communities projects, such as application guidance and good practices.
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The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) located in Brussels, Belgium, is the leading member-supported association representing organisations active across the entire energy storage value chain. EASE supports the deployment of energy storage to support the cost-effective transition to a resilient, climate-neutral, and secure energy system. EASE was established in 2011 and represents approximately 60 members, including utilities, technology suppliers, research institutes, distribution system operators, and transmission system operators. Together, EASE members have significant expertise across all major storage technologies and applications. This allows us to generate new ideas and policy recommendations that are essential to build a regulatory framework that is supportive of storage.
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The Social Vouchers International Association (SVIA) is an international not-for-profit association (AISBL) established in Belgium in 2017 with the aim of promoting the social vouchers at European and international levels.
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European organisation for national angling/sportfishing organisations.
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AGE Platform Europe is a European network of non-profit organisations of and for people aged 50+, which aims to voice and promote the interests of the 200 million citizens aged 50+ in the European Union and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them ;Our work focuses on a wide range of policy areas that impact on older and retired people. These include issues of anti-discrimination, employment of older workers and active ageing, social protection, pension reforms, social inclusion, health, elder abuse, intergenerational solidarity, research, accessibility of public transport and of the build environment, and digital technologies (ICT).We seek to give a voice to older and retired people in the EU policy debates, through the active participation of their representative organisations at EU, national, regional and local levels, and provides a European platform for the exchange of experience and best ;We furthermore inform older people on their rights as EU citizen or resident and on EU policy making processes and recent EU policy development.Through our involvement in several EU projects, we also seek to promote older people's participation in the development of projects and devices intended for them ('user involvement').
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The Bridge Theatre is an inclusive, sustainable and locally-integrated theatre, connecting multilingual Brussels to English-language talent.We use the power of high quality, accessible and enriching theatre to promote social cohesion, progressive values and sustainability.
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Making a difference in Cancer Control in Europe since 1980The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is a non-profit, pan-European umbrella organisation of national and regional cancer societies. Located in Brussels, ECL provides an exclusive platform for members to collaborate with their international peers, primarily in the areas of cancer prevention, tobacco control, access to medicines and patient support, and creates opportunities to advocate for these issues at the EU level.
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GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation of full-service healthcare distributors in ;GIRP represents the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers serving 33 European countries, as well as major international and pan-European healthcare distribution companies. GIRP members employ over 140,000 people and distribute around 15 billion packs of medicines as well as a wide range of healthcare products per year. As the vital link in healthcare, GIRP is committed to developing and providing innovative and efficient healthcare products and services to improve health and wellbeing of patients across Europe.
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Friends of the Earth Europe is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups. Our Brussels office coordinates our network's joint campaigns, and pushes for action by the EU to protect people and planet.
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Cycling Industries Europe is the voice of cycling business, actively promoting the sector in Europe and worldwide. Our ambition? Reaching out beyond the traditional definition of the industry as a bicycle and parts industry and align all business and commercial actors in a common mission.Changing the way we move – we are working towards a modal shift to active mobility and cycling in line with EU’s commitment to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050.The members of Cycling Industries Europe come from across the globe and represent the entire supply chain, from bicycle and parts makers to bike sharing, cycle logistics, online services, financial services, infrastructure, tourism and consultancy.
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Philippine Mission to the European Union.
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Trade4SD is a 4-year project devoted to research on a topic which is high on the domestic as well as multilateral, EU and bilateral trade policy agenda. The ambition of the project is to explore and foster the positive linkages between trade and sustainable development, to provide policy recommendations for the creation of new opportunities for agents involved in the global, regional and national agri-food value chains, and to define conditions for sustainable livelihoods of farm producers in the EU and developing partner countries. Trade is a central factor in shaping global, regional and local development. Increased trade, empowered by the growth of Global Value Chains (GVCs), has boosted productivity and incomes in many ;Trade can also contribute to food security, improved nutrition through diversification of food baskets and give poor farmers access to high value markets. However, if not fairly regulated, trade might generate increases in inequality and negative impacts on working conditions in developing countries, and compromise the environment. According to the recent World Bank Report (2020a), beyond policies to facilitate participation in Global Value Chains directly, complementary policies, such as labour regulations and environmental protection measures, are needed to share their benefits and attenuate any costs. Trade policy has an important part to play in achieving the SDGs.
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The European Brain Foundation (EBF) is an independent multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder charity whose founding members represent leading European neurological, neurosurgical, and psychiatric clinical societies as well as neuroscience research societies and patient ;The Foundation’s main mission is to support research aimed at reducing the burden of brain disorders on society and to contribute to boosting the brain health of every European citizen.
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Uniting 29 national associations, The Brewers of Europe provides a voice in Brussels to promote beerand represent the interests of Europe’s 10,000+ breweries
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The primary mission of the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium is to support the management of the archaeological heritage throughout Europe and to serve the needs of national archaeological heritage management agencies by providing a forum for organisations to establish closer and more structured co-operation and exchange of information.Membership of the Council is open to all national bodies charged with the management of the archaeological heritage throughout Europe, including where appropriate agencies in a federal context ( German Länder, Swiss Cantons, Spanish autonomous regions etc).
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ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunication network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 40 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe.
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Trade Promotion Europe (TPE) aims to promote the interests of European trade promotion organisations (TPOs) in dialogue and collaboration with European institutions and other competent authorities.
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EEIP is a free, neutral and open business and policy platform for the energy transition.At its core is the idea that the energy transition requires more than technical solutions but sound business cases, and that market growth can be accelerated through information and best practice exchange. In practice, EEIP network users are coming from organisations of all sizes (from SMEs to multinationals), all sectors ( users, technology and services providers, finance, IT, consultancies, cities, policy) and covering the entire value chain, in other words supply and demand side. Launched at the European Commission in April 2011, EEIP is set up as a not-for-profit organisation in order to facilitate open and inclusive dialogue within market participants and between market participants and EU policymakers. Currently, EEIP has over  network users.
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The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) speaks out on behalf of the Fair Trade Movement for Fair Trade and Trade Justice with the aim to improve the livelihoods of marginalised producers and workers in the South. The FTAO is a joint initiative of Fairtrade International, the World Fair Trade Organization and the World Fair Trade Organization-Europe. The FTAO was born in 2004 when the Fair Trade networks set up an informal advocacy cooperation mechanism. In December 2010, the Fair Trade networks formalised their commitment and set up the FTAO as a legally-independent foundation ‘Fair Trade Advocacy Office’. It has a clear mandate to advocate for EU policies in support of Fair Trade and Trade Justice and to strengthen the FTAO and the Fair Trade networks and their members’ capacities to interact with and maintain an ongoing dialogue with the EU Institutions.
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The European Brain Council (EBC) is a network of key players in the “Brain Area”, with a membership encompassing scientific societies, patient organisations, professional societies and industry partners.A non-profit organisation based in Brussels, its main mission is to promote brain research with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of the estimated 179 million Europeans living with brain conditions, mental and neurological alike.With the aim to speak with one voice, EBC stands as the platform to foster cooperation between its member organisations and other stakeholders, consistently promoting dialogue between scientists, industry and society. As showcased by its growing portfolio of projects, research and policy papers, as well as events, EBC emphasizes the importance of continued interaction with the European Institutions to build strong European health policies, raising awareness and encouraging education on the brain and the repercussions of neurological and mental health conditions on society as a whole.
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The European Network of Political Foundations serves as an umbrella network and information hub on topics related to democracy and development cooperation. As such, it provides its members a joint platform to engage into a coordinated dialogue with EU institutions, CSOs and other relevant stakeholders.
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European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in We are a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 27 European associations among its members, with more than million enterprises, employing over 20 million people. It maintains relationships with 15 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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ECIT Foundation (on European Citizens’ Rights, Involvement and Trust) was established as a public foundation under Belgian law on 3 June 2015. In the world of European think-tanks, it fills a gap being the only one to concentrate solely on European Citizenship. ECIT is becoming a resource of know-how, research, and contacts, but also one of support for civil society organisations, academics and policy makers when they work on this ;
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Renewable integration and sustainability in energy communities. Renaissance project works to deliver a community-driven scalable and replicable approach, to implement new business models and technologies supporting clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities.
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Biomethane for Europe is an initiative of the Zürich 5 Coalition.The Zürich 5 Coalition consists of several leading businesses and associations in the bio-CNG and LNG sector across the whole supply chain, advocating for the uptake of biomethane in the road transport sector in Europe. It aims to support the EU in achieving its goals under the European Green Deal in reducing transport emissions and aims to stimulate a favorable regulatory framework for the uptake of biomethane. Current members of the Coalition are BioGem Express AG (Switzerland), GibGas (Germany) and OG Clean Fuels (The Netherlands). The current ambassadors of the Coalition are Nærenergi (Denmark) and Landwärme (Germany).a
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CEFS stands for Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre, or in English: the European Association of Sugar ;CEFS is an international non-profit organisation and a recognised interlocutor for the EU Institutions since 1953, sharing knowledge and technical expertise on sugar.
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The European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) is a cross-sectorial multi-stakeholder business-led alliance promoting the role of energy efficiency across the whole EU energy system, from generation and local production to end use. The membership of EU-ASE brings together businesses and thought leaders, with a cross-party group of members of the European Parliament.
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EUnited is the voice of machinery and equipment suppliers in Europe.We speak for the companies which make up the core of Europe’s advanced manufacturing capability. Our members design and develop specialist technology, systems and products which are used in our factories and our communities all over the world. We are Europe’s only direct company membership association and our sectors include Cleaning, Municipal Equipment, Robotics and Vehicle Cleaning.EUnited connects machinery and equipment companies in one association to improve awareness and understanding among decision-makers and policy actors in the European Union institutions. Equipment suppliers are the mainstay of advanced manufacturing, increasingly recognized as indispensable for basic needs from basic nutrition and other human needs such as employment.The supervision and regulation of manufacturing has always been a major political challenge. Today policy makers are contending with technological complex global supply chains and a hardening competitive context. The European Union has an important role in developing and optimizing the international regulatory and policy framework for manufacturing. The EU is increasingly called to arbitrate on environmental protection issues and propose proper regulation and practices. Informed decisions are crucial: manufacturing can be seen as a source of pollution, the cause of inequality or the principal menace to earth’s sustainability, but the same manufacturing industry is biggest employer, and produces pollution abatement as well as waste to energy solutions.
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The Big Data Value Association – BDVA, (from 2021, DAIRO - Data, AI and Robotics aisbl), is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with more than 230 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organizations.BDVA/DAIRO focuses on enabling the digital transformation of the economy and society through Data and Artificial Intelligence by advancing in areas such as big data and AI technologies and services, data platforms and data spaces, Industrial AI, data-driven value creation, standardisation, and skills. BDVA/DAIRO has been the private side of the H2020 partnership Big Data Value cPPP, it is a private member of the EuroHPC JU and is also one of the founding members of the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership. BDVA/DAIRO is an open and inclusive community and is always eager to accept new members who share these ambitious objectives.The mission of the BDVA is to develop the Innovation Ecosystem that will enable the data and AI-driven digital transformation in Europe delivering maximum economic and societal benefit, and, achieving and sustaining Europe’s leadership on Big Data Value creation and Artificial Intelligence.BDVA is open to new members to further enrich the data value ecosystem and play an active role. These include Data Users, Data Providers, Data Technology Providers and ;BDVA enables existing regional multi-partner cooperation, to collaborate at European level through the provision of tools and knowhow to support the co-creation, development and experimentation of pan-European data-driven applications and services, and know-how exchange.
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VKI is a non-profit international educational and scientific organisation, hosting three departments (aeronautics and aerospace, environmental and applied fluid dynamics, and turbomachinery & propulsion). It provides post-graduate education in fluid dynamics (Research Master in Fluid Dynamics (Master-after-master level), former "VKI Diploma Course", Doctoral Programme, Short Training Program and lecture series) and encourages "training in research through research". The von Karman Institute undertakes and promotes research in the field of fluid dynamics. Extensive research on experimental, computational and theoretical aspects of gas and liquid flows is carried out at the VKI under the direction of the faculty and research engineers, sponsored mainly by governmental and international agencies as well as industries.
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ARC is the association of regional and local authorities with an airport situated within or near their territories. ARC represents the interests of its members and brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of airports and air transport with local and regional policies. A common concern is to maximise the benefits generated by airports and minimise their environmental impact in order to improve the life quality of citizens living nearby airports.
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The Centre Condorcet is a think tank which aims to stimulate Enlightenment core values of reason and humanism, inspired by one of its most innovative thinkers, Nicolas de Condorcet. The principal common project in Europe today, the European Union, may be in need of deep conceptual and operational innovation. The mantra that there are no alternative trajectories for managing common interests cannot be taken at face ; Many leading political and social scientists and economists have remarked that its dominant political and economic paradigms jeopardize the necessary social compromises in its societies. The fundamental consensus forged in the 1950s is fragmenting, a new one does not seem in the ; Indicative are the deepening inequalities within countries and between them, threats to the essence of democracy and civic rights, uncontrolled technological advances, neo-nationalism and eurocentrism, and alienation of large groups of citizens. At the end of the 18th century, Europe too was faced with deep social and economic shifts while political stagnation prevented adaptation. Then like now they are systemic problems which demand critical thinking, creativity and serendipity, and courage, as shown by ;      The Centre Condorcet has a double purpose: It will seek more attention for those thinkers who raise questions which may require the dominant paradigms to be re-evaluated. The Polish poet and diplomat Czeslaw Milosz analysed in the 1950s how European intellectuals became captive to system thinking and admiration of communism; others voiced similar concerns. It serves as a general warning about all –isms, to keep an open and critical, evidence-based mind. Why should centralising Europeanism and globalism, with their benefits, but equally with collateral effects, be an exception? The voices of contemporary intellectuals should be heard and enrich current debates about future social and economic arrangements in Europe.        It will serve as the platform for the independent tripartite High Level Groups for Policy Innovation. One such approach of re-evaluation started when the first group was launched by the EU’s Council Presidency in December 2011. Since then, they have developed into an original model for brainstorming about paradigm shifts in public policy. Their use of the Socratic method and the mutual belief of its participants in a European Common Good stimulate creativity and serendipity. Their independence allows them to engineer truly new ideas, free of formal and legal constraints, and to produce reports which can inspire a new generation of policies to deal more effectively with disruptive challenges that the countries and their Union are facing. Since the beginning, they have been served voluntarily by EPPA; ten years later, their expansion has led to setting-up a new home in the Centre ;      
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Korea EU Research Centre in Brussels for the enhancement of Horizon Europe Programs, ect.
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The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) located in Brussels, Belgium, is the leading member-supported association representing organisations active across the entire energy storage value chain. EASE supports the deployment of energy storage to support the cost-effective transition to a resilient, climate-neutral, and secure energy system. EASE was established in 2011 and represents almost 60 members including utilities, technology suppliers, research institutes, distribution system operators, and transmission system operators. Together, EASE members have significant expertise across all major storage technologies and applications. This allows us to generate new ideas and policy recommendations that are essential to build a regulatory framework that is supportive of storage. Our Mission To promote a fair, future oriented, sustainable energy market design that recognises storage as an indispensable element of the energy system to build a bridge between EU policymakers and the energy storage stakeholders Our Vision To have a renewable-based carbon-neutral Europe by 2050, enabled through energy storage
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Eurogroup for Animals represents over eighty animal protection organisations across the EU, UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Norway, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Australia. Since its foundation in 1980, the organisation has succeeded in encouraging the EU to adopt higher legal standards for animal protection. Eurogroup for Animals reflects public opinion through its members and has both the scientific and technical expertise to provide authoritative advice on issues relating to animal protection. Eurogroup for Animals is a founding member of the World Federation for Animals which unites the animal protection movement at the global level.
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SGI Europe (formerly CEEP, the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest) represents employers and enterprises providing services of general interest (SGIs) since 1961. Our members are organisations active in fields such as: Central & local administrations, Healthcare, Education, Social services, Housing, Waste management, Energy, Transport, Water, Environment, Communications.Modern services of general interest (SGIs) serve the fundamental goals of the EU, supporting business, social and territorial cohesion, economic and social solidarity, and a better quality of life for all citizens.
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Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is the European network of communities, organisations, local leaders, experts, and change agents working towards the elimination of waste in our society. It advocates for sustainable systems and the redesign of our relationship with resources, to accelerate a just transition towards zero waste for the benefit of people and the planet. Created in 2014, the ZWE network now includes 33 members from 28 European countries and works with topics across the whole ;
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Ecommerce Europe is the sole voice of the European Digital Commerce sector. As a result of joining forces with EMOTA, Ecommerce Europe now represents, via its national associations, more than 150,000 companies selling goods and services online to consumers in Europe. Ecommerce Europe acts at European level to help legislators create a better framework for online merchants, so that their sales can grow further.
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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. HEAL works to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. HEAL’s over 90 member organisations include international, European, national and local groups of health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, patients, citizens, women, youth, and environmental experts representing over 200 million people across the 53 countries of the WHO European Region.
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Jeunes MR est une organisation de jeunesse politique sur le territoire de la communauté française de Belgique qui rassemble des jeunes âgés entre 15 et 35 ans.Les Jeunes MR partagent les valeurs du parti politique Mouvement réformateur (MR) tout en étant dans une structure indépendante. Leur objectif initial est d’intéresser les jeunes à la politique, notamment pour les sensibiliser aux projets réformateurs.
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PsychedelicsEUROPE is an association for innovative mental health that brings together leading research centres, NGOs, and private companies. Our goal is to promote the EU regulatory framework that would foster the well-being of the EU citizens. Based on the latest scientific evidence, we advocate for legislation that supports cutting-edge research on psychedelic substances and their efficient use in therapies.
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Creative District (CreaD) advises and promotes initiatives in the creative and cultural industries and develops entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable innovation for social impact. The organization acts in synergy with public, social and economic actors, in Belgium and abroad. Through its interventions, CreaD offers the following: 1- Linking theory to reality by developing projects that translate the tools and practices developed by CreaD to tangible actions on ground 2- Supporting the development of a creative economy by promoting access to entrepreneurship 3- Enhancing interactions between institutions and stakeholders from the creative and cultural industries as well as between the public and private sectors 4- Promoting sustainable development through a human and innovative approach. In order to achieve these goals, CreaD produces and supervises creative projects, providing consultancy and management support.
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Ngo-federatie is the Flemish federation of NGOs for Development Cooperation. We represent the sector towards the federal and other governments, we support the members in consultations with these governments, we promote cooperation within the sector and we strengthen the quality of the operations of ;
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EEMA is the leading independent, not for profit, European Think Tank  focusing on various topics, including identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and mobile applications.Through world class events, projects, collaboration, education, engagement, communication, participation and facilitating networking with companies, public sector and individuals, EEMA helps build enduring and mutually beneficial working relationships empowering our members to maintain a competitive edge.
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WCS EU, based in Brussels, Belgium, is a non-governmental organization affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS EU draws upon WCS’s global field, scientific, and policy expertise and experience to identify, formulate, and articulate policy positions and technical briefings on issues such as biodiversity, intact forests, wildlife trade, and integrating wildlife conservation into European Union's development aid programmes, and sharing this information with decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders.
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Hydrogen Europe is the leading organization representing European based companies and stakeholders that are committed to moving towards a (circular) carbon neutral economy. With more than 300 companies and 30 national associations as members, we encompass the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem. Our vision is to propel global carbon neutrality by accelerating European hydrogen industry and we are the industrial key partner of the Clean Hydrogen partnership.
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The purpose of the non-profit association Eurovent is to advocate the common interests of manufacturers, importers, distributors and related organisations based or active in Europe, which operate in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, process cooling, building automation, or related equipment industries. Eurovent has 16 national associations in Europe as a member 88 companies and 6 associate members.
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Copa and Cogeca are the united voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives in the EU. Together, we ensure that EU agriculture is sustainable, innovative and competitive, while guaranteeing food security for 500 million people throughout ;
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Not for profit, impartial global think tank through corporate subscription
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FRH is an organisation dedicated to the safeguarding of Europe’s diverse and unique religious heritage. It is the only independent, non-faith, and non-profit network of charities and conservation departments of governmental, religious and university institutions, and other professionals working to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe, with over 170 members in over 35 countries.
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CECOP is the European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives.It represents the voices of worker cooperatives, social cooperatives, and independent workers’ cooperatives. CECOP works to create a supportive environment for cooperatives, so that they can operate to their full strength and fulfil their mission of providing sustainable jobs and high-quality services to communities. Our aim is to build a fairer Europe and contribute to sustainable economic growth, to bring democracy and solidarity to the workplace.
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Governments should serve their citizens, not themselves. This is why in 2011, government leaders and civil society advocates came together to create a unique partnership – one that combines these powerful forces to promote accountable, responsive, and inclusive governance.Seventy-eight countries and a growing number of local governments — representing more than two billion people – along with thousands of civil society organizations are members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
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The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (BFTA) is a public institution, which is an incorporated body, founded under the Cooperation Agreement of 24 May 2002 agreed between the Federal Authority and the Regions: Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX) and The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency is managed by a Board of Directors whose Honorary President is His Majesty the King. The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency is at the disposal of these three Regional authorities that promote exports, and also collaborates with the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs. That is how the Agency acts as a vast platform in which the Federal competence of international relations and the Regional competence of foreign trade meet.
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EASL, The European Association for the Study of the Liver, is a medical association dedicated to pursuing excellence in liver research, to the clinical practice of liver disorders, and to providing education to all those interested in hepatology. While the roots of the association were founded in Europe in 1966, EASL continues to engage globally with all stakeholders in the liver field wherever they are based. Our aim is to spread knowledge and expertise in best practices and the latest scientific breakthroughs in hepatology.
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Founded in 1970, the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) represents the interests of European road-rail Combined Transport Operators and Transhipment Terminal ;Road-Rail Combined Transport (CT) is a system of freight forwarding which is based on efficiently and economically inserting electric rail into long-distance (road) transport-chains through the use of intermodal loading units (ILU).UIRR advances the development and actively promotes competitive zero-carbon emission Combined Transport for Europe
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In the heart of Brussels, the capital of Europe, the Korean Cultural Center strives since its opening in November 2013 to promote cultural exchanges between Korea & Belgium and Korea & the EU by diverse traditional and contemporary cultural activities.
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EucoLight is The European association of collection and recycling organisations for WEEE lamps and lighting. On behalf of its members, EucoLight engages with everything related to the WEEE Directive, legislations and standards affecting the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting. Its members collect and recycle, in aggregate, 80% of the lamp waste collected in the 19 countries in which they operate. EucoLight is the voice of European WEEE compliance schemes specialised in managing the collection and recycling of WEEE lighting; working to make the circular economy a reality for lighting products. EucoLight has 19 producer responsiblity organisations as full members and one affiliate member, LightingEurope. Founded mid-2015, EucoLight has quickly embarked into constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders to provide expertise in the field of management and treatment of WEEE lighting and to promote the positive role of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes on the environment and society.
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"Tahadhari Centerfor Climate and Migration in the Euro Med"(Tahadhari Center/TCCMEM ) is aimed to be a hotbed for policy research and resources in the field of Climate and Migration in Euro-Med region.'Tahadhari'in the Swahili language, which is considered the most widely spoken language in the region of the Sahara -countries that are exposed to acute climate crisis followed by forced displacement -means Alert!! The need to put attention and not anymore ignoring, which exactly defines the Center vision for activities.Tahadhari Center focuses on developing knowledge on climate induced migration, and works for shape the international climate migration policy, via research, stakeholders' meetings, working papers, media and more. The EU's Green Deal will be one of the strategic frame of the long term activities in vulnerable areas in Southern and Eastern Europe and in Africa -aimed to create a regional climate economy partnership that takes into account the weakest links and energy poverty, so that adaptation programs are not only targeting the environmental objectives but socially, economically, culturally adaptation oriented and lead to regional climate resilience and regional climate governance that includes clear reference to cross-continent situation.That is, the Tahadhari Center will work to reduce socio-economic disparities in environmental and climate issues -in an action model designed to achieve a dual goal of both risk reduction and poverty eradication, and both reducing gaps and empowering to implement energy innovation among disadvantaged population groups, with an emphasis on geographical areas of action in Africa and Southeast Europe.Tahadhari Center's action models are based on models from the start-up field of innovation, with a strong emphasis on establishing collaboration with business sector actors, applied science researchers, representatives of local organizations and local authorities. This model was developed by us in order to implement projects in the field of energy innovation, or for example innovative knowledge-based waste management, tools development for techno-climatic training of local populations in accordance with the capacity of population groups in the field as of agriculture and economic ventures, and to achieve UN 'SDGs and EU Green Deal objectives.The center 'activities includes Think-Tanks with diverse background and expertise, focusing on research, policy, media and communication, holding workshops, conferences, publications, and public events. 
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1) La promotion de la langue et de la culture catalanes en particulier, ainsi que la promotion et soutien de toutes les langues européennes minoritaires ou minorisées. 2) La promotion du modèle éducatif catalan, qui contribue à construire une société plus solidaire, démocratique et libre. 3) Promotion de la cohésion sociale en Catalogne afin que personne ne puise subir des discriminations fondées sur son origine, langue, sexe, orientation religieuse ou laïque, race ou disparités socio-économiques. 4) La défense des droits humains, politiques et civiques, en mettant l’accent sur la liberté d'expression, la liberté d'information, les libertés de réunion et d'association pacifiques, le droit à un procès judiciaire équitable et le droit de manifester.
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IDF Europe is the European chapter of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). We are an umbrella organization representing 70 national diabetes organisations in 44 countries across Europe. We are a diverse and inclusive multicultural network of national diabetes associations, representing both people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.Our vision is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and our mission, in Europe, is to unite the voice of people with diabetes and to engage all stakeholders in creating a person-centered diabetes ecosystem.Our priority objectives are:- Improving access to care and quality of life for people with diabetes- Increasing the voice of people with diabetes on all levels (#nothingAboutUsWithoutUs)- Reducing diabetes incidence and preventing complications
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The Media & Learning Association (MLA) or to give it its full name the MEDEA: MEDIA & LEARNING ivzw is an international, not-for-profit association set up in 2012 under Belgian law to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. Members include national and regional agencies charged with the promotion of innovation in teaching and learning as well as universities, ministries of education and schools’ networks.
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SAPEA is part of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism. Together with the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, we provide independent scientific advice to European Commissioners to support their decision-making. SAPEA brings together outstanding expertise from natural, applied, and social sciences and humanities, from over a hundred academies, young academies and learned societies in more than 40 countries across Europe. We also work to raise awareness of scientific advice and evidence in policymaking, and to stimulate debate in Europe about these issues.
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FEMA represents European motorcyclists.FEMA’s purpose is to promote, protect and preserve motorcycling.FEMA’s mission is to promote riders’ interests and defend riders’ rights throughout Europe and globally.
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EuroHealthNet is a non-profit partnership of organisations, agencies and statutory bodies working to contribute to a healthier Europe by promoting health and health equity between and within European countries.
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The European Flavour Association (EFFA) is the voice of flavour in Europe, leading a Europe-wide strategy to the benefit of the flavour industry, its customers and consumers alike. We represent European national associations and companies active in the flavour industry. EFFA has been active for more than half a century, the original association was established in 1961.
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ECIIA is the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing, representing internal auditors in Europe. The Association intends to be the consolidated voice for the profession of internal auditing in Europe and to promote the role of internal audit and good corporate governance by dealing with the European Union, its Parliament, and Commission, and any other European regulators and associations representing key stakeholders. It has a non-profit-making purpose.
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The SRB is the central resolution authority within the Banking ;Its role is to protect the public interest and act as a safety net to ensure that the price to pay when a bank fails does not fall first on the taxpayer; and to  ensure an orderly resolution of failing banks with minimum impact on the real economy, the financial system, and the public finances of the participating MS and ; The SRB works closely with the NRAs, the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Banking Authority (EBA) and national competent authorities (NCAs).  The role of the SRB is proactive: rather than waiting for resolution cases to manage, the SRB focuses on resolution planning and enhancing resolvability, to avoid the potential negative impacts of a bank failure on the economy and financial stability.
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BETTER FINANCE is a non-profit international NGO with its office in Brussels acting as an independent financial expertise centre to the direct benefit of European financial services users (individual shareholders, investors, savers, life insurance policyholders, pension fund participants, mortgage borrowers, etc.) and other stakeholders of European financial services who are independent of the financial industry. At present, we count more than forty national and international member and sub- member organisations. In turn those count more than four million individual members. The European Union supports BETTER FINANCE activities since 2012. For more information, please consult our website,
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The main aim of the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) is to strengthen European research cooperation facilitating the successful integration of Lithuanian researchers into international research projects and to monitor, analyze and report on developments in EU research and innovation policy.
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IFLA Europe is the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects formed by 34 professional Landscape Architects' Associations with landscape architects across Europe. It aims not only to promote the landscape architecture profession, recognising excellence in educational courses and promoting the best practice operations, but also striving to enhance the quality of landsc ape planning, monitoring and management, provide nature -based solutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation and ensure transformational changes in landscape, urban and rural areas
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ALL DIGITAL is a Brussels-based network of organisations working to enhance digital skills of Europeans. We were established in 2007 on the initiative of digital inclusion leaders with support from Microsoft first as an informal thematic network, and in 2010 – as a formal international non-profit association. Thirteen years later, we are a major European Association in the field of digital inclusion and empowerment, but also a family united by one purpose: empower Europe through digital skills. Our vision is that every European should be able to exploit the benefits and opportunities created by digital transformation. We are ALL ; Our members are organisations leading the networks of digital competence centres – low threshold community centres, NGOs, libraries, other public places where people get access to technology and the Internet and learn digital skills.
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The Kosice Region Brussels Office, opened in 2004, is a specialised support service which acts as a bridge between regional government of Kosice Region and the European Union, explaining and guiding its stakeholders through the Brussels scene and promoting Kosice Region interests and best practices at the European level. The office is run by Mr. Michal Rohac, MA.
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INTER PARES | Parliaments in Partnership – EU Global Project to Strengthen the Capacity of Parliaments is the first global parliamentary project of its kind. Funded by the EU and implemented by International IDEA, its purpose is to strengthen the capacity of parliaments in partner countries, by enhancing their legislative, oversight, representative, budgetary and administrative ; It focuses both on elected Members of Parliament (MPs), particularly in their capacity as members of parliamentary committees and on the staff of parliaments' secretariats.
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EBRAINS is a digital research infrastructure developed by the multidisciplinary teams of the EU-funded Human Brain ; It provides the scientific community with a wide collection of brain data sets, atlases, computing models and analytics ; EBRAINS' ambition is to enable major advances in brain ;
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is the umbrella organisation of Dutch-speaking humanist and freethinking associations in Belgium
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Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) is the European umbrella organisation of a large group of national Members representing patients with digestive cancer – colorectal, gastric, liver, oesophageal, pancreatic and rare cancers. Our mission is to contribute to early diagnosis and decreased mortality from digestive cancers and to increase overall survival and quality of life.
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Founded in 2018, Friends of Smart Specialisation is an initiative from an independent group of experts and practitioners concerned for the future directions of smart specialisation. The group’s goal is to support the mainstreaming of Smart Specialisation as an instrument for strengthening the multi-level European innovation system.
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Lie Detectors works to improve news literacy, increase awareness of misinformation and further the general public's understanding of the mainstream media industry. It promotes positive and non-political contact between young people and journalists. Its long-term position is that news literacy should become an integral part of teacher-training colleges across Europe, so that news literacy can become one of the basic literacies of children in Europe.
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UNOPS Brussels Liaison Office supports and strengthens partnerships between UNOPS and the European Union and its Member States, managing relationships with a wide variety of EU institutions, select development banks and other agencies. As a key partner of the EU, UNOPS supports a broad range of EU-funded projects and programmes – bringing peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
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Europa Esperanto-Unio is the organization of Esperanto associations in the European Union, including in EU candidate countries. Eŭropa Esperanto-Unio estas organizo de landaj Esperanto-asocioj en Eŭropa Unio kio inkluzivas ankaŭ kandidatajn landojn.
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YPFP works to build the next generation of diverse foreign policy leaders. We do this by providing YPFP members with capacity building programs, engaging events, a global community of peers, and opportunities to elevate their voices through writing and publication.
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About the Finnova Foundation FINNOVA is a European not-for-profit foundation whose main purpose is to seek international funding related to new technology transfer, modernisation, training and innovation. It also seeks to promote international and interregional cooperation through networks and events, its main fields of work being innovation and the financing of innovative projects with resources; FINNOVA's objectives are to promote public-private cooperation through innovation to address social challenges such as employment, training, entrepreneurship, the UN SDGs, the circular economy, etc. In its commitment to innovation, Finnova has been organising the StartupEuropeAwards since 2016, an initiative of the European Commission's DG Connect. Finnova, headquartered in Belgium and Spain, has its own delegations in Chile and Panama. In Spain, it is present in the Comunidad Valenciana, País Vasco, Andalucía, Madrid , and Islas Canarias. Head office: Avenue des Arts, 56, 1000 Brussles (Belgium). Comunidad Valenciana:  Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Nº 5, planta 5, puerta 15. E-46002 Valencia (Spain). Sevilla: Torneo Parque Empresarial. Calle Biología, 12. Edificio Vilamar II. 2ª planta, módulo 11-D. E-41015. Sevilla (Spain).   About Startup Europe Awards Startup Europe Awards is a methodology of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, implemented by Finnova Foundation since 2016. The SEUAs are an open innovation tool to identify disruptive startups that promotes public-private collaboration and raises awareness of the importance of self-entrepreneurship as a driver of employment. In addition to generating alliances that help to meet the SDGs of the United Nations and the actions of the European Green Pact, thus contributing to the circular economy, the fight against climate change and sustainable tourism. About StartupEuropeAccelerathon Startup Europe Accelerathon () aims to identify innovative ideas eligible for funding from the European Union, such as LIFE, Green Deal, Horizon 2020 or NextGenerationEU. StartupEuropeAccelerathon follows the indications of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, contributing from each challenge to the proposed SDGs; in the framework of the StartupEuropeAwards methodology of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, which was born from DG Research and Development in 2020 with the pan-European campaign Hackthevirus. It has been successfully carried out with governments such as that of the Valencian Community with the challenge of industrial polluting waters or the Andalusian Regional Government with the challenge of the fight against climate change, forest management and innovation in the prevention, fight against fires and regeneration of burnt areas.
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Bantani Education is a non-profit based in Belgium, working collaboratively to drive entrepreneurial and creative learning. By bringing together extensive policy and practical experience, working with public, community and private sector partners to embed entrepreneurial skills into all type of learning. The co-founders and network of associates, working from across Europe work to build collaborations and initiatives involving policy makers, educators, community and the private sector, to embed high quality entrepreneurial and creative learning practice and policy into formal and non-formal learning
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ECGI is a global research network and international scientific non-profit association providing a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators, and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance and stewardship issues. It is a membership organisation open to all those with an interest in corporate governance and stewardship. Its 327* appointed research members publish their work on corporate governance in the ECGI Working Paper Series, a trusted source of global research used by practitioners and academics worldwide. *as at 24 May 2021.
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The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
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SAFE – Safe Food Advocacy Europe was created in 2015 out of a concern for public health related to food issues. One of the most influential factors of the EU’s food legislation is lobbying, indeed the large majority of EU legislation is influenced by lobbyists. There are more than lobbyists in Brussels, 70% of them are working for businesses, only 10% work for NGOs. Thus, SAFE was created to ensure that consumer’s health and concerns remain at the core of the EU’s food legislation. SAFE is the only NGO in Brussels focusing only on the protection and representation of EU consumers in the food sector. SAFE monitors the EU’s food legislation process and cooperates with EU legislators and its actors to draft comprehensive food regulations. Mission Strengthening the voice of civil society in the EU debate over food regulation, thereby reinforcing participatory democracy in the EU. Increasing public awareness of food safety issues, noticeably by organising training programmes and seminars designed to allow citizens to make informed decisions on the food they eat by learning how to read food labelling (additives, food colourings, MSG). SAFE is giving training to children and teenager in school to reduce excessive sugar and food colorants consumption. Supporting independent research by identifying priority areas for research and raising funds.
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EHTEL is the one multi-stakeholder organisation within Europe that brings together organisations and individuals engaged in all aspects of eHealth. Its unique structure enables the exchange of ideas and information leading to innovation and improvement in the delivery of eHealth solutions and the transformation of health and social care. It does not lobby on behalf of particular groups but rather facilitates interaction between all of them.
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GIGAEurope brings together private operators who build, operate and invest in the gigabit communications networks that enable Europe’s digital connectivity.
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The International Union of Property Owners – Union Internationale de la Propriété Immobilière (UIPI ASBL) is a pan-European non-profit association comprising of 31 organisations from 28 countries. Jointly, they represent more than 5 million private property owners of some 20 to 25 million dwellings all over Europe. Founded in 1923 in Paris, UIPI ASBL is the leading organisation for individual owners and private landlords in Europe. The property owners represented by UIPI ASBL, range from individual home owners, private landlords with a single bedroom flat or multiple-occupancy houses, to landlords with large property portfolios in the private-rented and commercial ; OUR AIM IS TO: Protect and promote private real estate property rights. Promote the development, de facto and de jure, of private real estate property all around the world. Promote favourable economic, legal and fiscal conditions for the private real estate sector, access to home-ownership and the private rented sector. Demonstrate the role of private real estate property and private property ownership in the economy and society.
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At the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), we are working together to develop and share the best knowledge in endocrine science and medicine. Through our association with National Endocrine Societies, ESE represents a community of over 20,000 European endocrinologists, enabling us to inform policy makers on health decisions at the highest level through engagement in advocacy efforts across Europe. It is by uniting and representing every part of the endocrine community that we are placed in the best possible position to improve life for the patient
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The European Commission initiated the establishment of a European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre to help SMEs assess the possibility of adopting both advanced manufacturing solutions as well as social innovation strategies thereby transforming their organization towards next-generation factories with more competitive, modern and sustainable production.
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ECOPNET (European Cooperation & Partnership Network) is a Brussels-based, politically independent nonprofit network focusing on cooperations and international partnerships, gathering individuals, institutions, universities, academics, scientists, local authorities and companies interested in EU affairs and global cooperation. ECOPNET is also aimed at supporting its members to tackle challenges with the EU policies, as well as promoting the EU values across the ;
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The Platform for electromobility unites 40+ organisations from across civil society, industries, cities and across all transport modes. Our members are committed to promote electromobility and strive to collectively develop solutions to electrify European transport, and to promote those solutions to the EU institutions and Member States.
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International non-profit organisation for European building professionals
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The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) promotes practice-based research on learning issues in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational ;EAPRIL is unique in bringing together those interested in the crossroads between research and practice but also between education and professional learning. EAPRIL brings together two unique sub networks that focus on learning in two specific contexts: Education and Learning in Schools and Corporate ; Both parallel streams have their own activities but share the same goal. Our annual Conference  offers activities allowing to interconnect and exchange research and experience with fellow researchers and practitioners across this variety of fields.
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Agriculture & Progress, a platform where the agricultural and primary food processing industry join forces for sustainable agricultural production.Integrated and innovative crop production techniques, including the use of plant protection products in Integrated Pest Management, have been used by European farmers for many years and are constantly being improved. These reliable and safe tools allow farmers to meet production standards both in terms of quantity and in terms of quality.Society is however, more and more critical and raises questions on agricultural practices. We have heard those concerns and are putting the platform at the heart of the debate, taking into account the demands and expectations of consumers.As it is clear that progress is needed in the safety linked to the use of plant protection products, we work towards ensuring the use of safe products for farmers, the environment and consumers. In that context, we work to improve practices to move towards a minimum of inputs while trying to continue to improve our sustainability. Farmers like progress and are ready to welcome new innovative techniques. However, it needs to be understood that research, studies, trials, implementation and the overall transfer of knowledge is a process that takes time and cannot be done overnight.The aim of our transversal, European platform is to provide society and decision makers in a pedagogic way with answers and suggestions on the needs and challenges of guaranteeing sustainable agricultural production and the important role of innovation in this context. Agriculture & Progress aims to establish a strong communication with civil society, local networks and the media.Confronted with bans and restrictions on the use of plant protection products and new breeding techniques (NBTs), the farming and primary food processing communities’ capacity to sustain production and to further improve competitiveness and good agricultural practices is jeopardised in the short and medium term. Our goal is to plead for the development of a solid regulatory framework that guarantees an appropriate adaptation, a balance between health, environmental protection, and qualitative agricultural production whilst guaranteeing an adequate level of income for the farming community.
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CCE is a pan-European industry association, which is uniting consultants and other professionals working for the cosmetics, cosmetic ingredients and borderline industries. CCE member companies provide services for Regulatory Affairs, RP, OR, Claims, Safety Assessment, Dossier Preparation, Testing, Formulation, R&D, IT, Software, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Training, etc. CCE is a powerful platform for addressing the requirements imposed on its members’ services; thus, for creating high quality  professional standards and expertise. CCE acts as interlocutor between government, authorities and industry - it initiates and it collaborates in research, development & innovation and has a global perspective for its goals.
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Finnova is the European foundation supporting the financing of innovation in companies, regions and municipalities. Our areas of expertise include sustainable development, circular economy, water and waste management, employment and youth, ICT and tourism, among others. Finnova aims to promote a culture of innovation through smart strategies and practices in different entities, institutions, organizations and communities across the EU and other geographical areas.
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Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) is the voice of European bioenergy. It aims to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Founded in 1990, Bioenergy Europe is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation bringing together companies, as well as academia and research institutes from across Europe.
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FIGHT IMPUNITY is built on the necessity to promote the fight against impunity for serious violations of human rights and crimes against humanity having the principle of accountability as a central pillar of the architecture of international justice.FIGHT IMPUNITY, association against impunity and for transitional justice, is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation founded in September 2019 and chaired by former Italian MEP and President of the Subcommittee on Human Rights at the European Parliament Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri
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REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations founded in 1963. We are an umbrella organization that represent over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 26 European Countries. REHVA provides its members a strong platform for international professional networking, and knowledge exchange pursuing the vision of improving health, comfort, safety and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities. REHVA contributes to technical and professional development, follows EU policy developments and represents the interest of its members at EU level and globally. In these areas, REHVA has a significant impact on national and international strategic planning and research initiatives, as well as on the associated educational and training programmes. REHVA is committed to advancing its programs and services for young engineers, through helping them build their professional ; This is achieved through the exchange of technical information, practical experience and research results by REHVA’s working groups, seminars, publications and journal.
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DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe. We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies. Together with our members, we shape the industry policy positions on all relevant legislative matters and contribute to the development and implementation of relevant EU policies. Our membership represents over 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 80 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 39 national trade associations from across Europe.
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The HUB is the European representation of INESC, the leading Research and Technology Organisation in Portugal, with a multidisciplinary approach and focus on excellence and impact. Our strong European track record speaks for itself . Our action extends across borders and beyond Europe, with decades-long collaboration and presence in the United States (joint programmes with MIT and UT Austin), Brazil (an established RTO since 2012, INESC P&D Brazil), across Asia (Japan, índia, China and South Korea) and Africa.
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Brussels-based non-profit media and civil society hub for the exchange of expertise between Ukraine and the EU
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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens). Its primary task is political education and advocacy in Germany and abroad. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, non-violence and justice. In our work, we place particular emphasis on gender democracy, equal rights for minorities and the political and social participation of migrants.Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personifies the fundamental principles we stand for: defence of freedom and human dignity, civic courage, open debate and the acknowledgement of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action. As a think tank for green visions and ideas, we are part of an international network with 33 offices worldwide and with partner projects in more than 60 countries.The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union represents the foundation vis-à-vis European and international institutions, associations, non-governmental organisations and media based in Brussels. The office is a main point of contact for individuals, groups and organisations from around the world interested in EU politics and policies. The future of the European project and the role of the European Union in the world is at the centre of our activities and efforts.
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The Institute of European Democrats (IED) - ASBL, is a non-profit association based in Brussels and has been established in September 2007 as an independent Research Institute. The Institute of European Democrats is an innovative European political and cultural Research Institute that offers fresh political ideas as well as a strong and respected cultural background to the European Democratic Party (EDP) to which it is formally affiliated.As the political foundation formally affiliated to the European Democratic Party (EDP), the Institute of European Democrats is formally recognised and directly funded by the European Parliament through annual grants. Like all political foundations at the European level formally recognised by the European Parliament, the IED was established with the support of the European institutions in order to be a political think tank.
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The European Steel Association (EUROFER) AISBL is located in Brussels and was founded in 1976. It represents the entirety of steel production in the European Union. The European Steel Association's members are steel companies and national steel federations throughout the EU. The major steel companies and national steel federations of Turkey are associate members. The European Steel Association is recorded in the EU transparency register: 93038071152-83. The European Steel Association is led by a Director General, supported by around twenty full time staff. The presidency of the European Steel Association is held on a rotating basis its members.
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The European Organisation for Security (EOS) is the voice of the European security industry and research community. Operating in 15 different countries, EOS Members provide security research, solutions and services across many security domains, including border, cyber, transport and crisis management.
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The Biomedical Alliance in Europe is the result of a unique initiative of 35 leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals.
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Ecopreneur.EU is the European Sustainable Business Federation, the only cross sectoral business organization advocating ambitious implementation of sustainable economy policies to achieve systemic change at the EU level and in the member states. Along with our partners, we pursue advocacy activities with an influence on sustainable development and the green economy, advance the interests of green SMEs and green economy projects across Europe, and work towards improving environmental standards. The organisation currently holds six associations from different EU member states: UnternehmensGrün (Germany), Grüne Wirtschaft (Austria), Entreprendre Vert (France), MVO Nederland  (Netherlands), Ecopreneur Belgium and CirEko (Sweden). Through these associations strengthen the voice of sustainable business in Brussels. Under the roof of Ecopreneur more than 3000 sustainable businesses are represented – mostly SMEs. The companies are all committed to delivering sustainable products and services in order to solve societal challenges and mitigate climate change, and support the transformation of the current economic system. Ecopreneur has a focus on circular economy and sustainable finance.
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EFAMA, the voice of the European investment management industry, represents 28 Member Associations, 60 Corporate Members and 24 Associate Members. At end Q2 2020, total net assets of European investment funds reached EUR trillion. These assets were managed by almost 34,200 UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) and more than 29,100 AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds). More information is available at ;
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Diesis Network is a growing Ecosystem for Ecosystems, supporting a new economy based on social and economic impact.
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ESWET is a European association representing the European suppliers of Waste-to-Energy technologies, committed to foster the development and dissemination of Waste-to-Energy at the European level. ESWET also seeks to raise awareness of the positive implications of the technology in terms of better waste management, energy, and for the environment. Contacts: Website: E-mail: info@
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The main body representing EU affairs professionals before the institutions. Created in ;
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The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) is a private sector interprofessional association not-for-profit established in 1973 by stakeholders in the international fruit and vegetable trade. COLEACP is a network of companies, professional organisations and experts, committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. Operationally, COLEACP is a technical assistance tool supporting a sustainable and inclusive development of the private sector (SMEs)and the enabling environment (incl. competent authorities) in 50 countries (outside the EU). Since its creation, COLEACP has been managing development projects in the ACP agricultural and food sector, financed by international donors (mainly EU). The overall objective of the current EU programmes (Fit for Market and Fit for Market SPS) is to reduce poverty, improve food security and food safety, and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth by strengthening the agri-food sector in ACP countries. The specific objective is to enable smallholders, farmer groups and organisations,and MSMEs to access domestic, regional and international markets by complying with SPS issues and market requirements, in a sustainable framework.
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  Allied for Startups is a worldwide network of over 40 advocacy organisations in 3 continents focused on improving the policy environment for startups. We are working together to create a consensus on policies that can positively impact startups and grow digital entrepreneurship and the digital economy at large. Our mission is to ensure that the voices of startups are heard in government.
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Coordinated from our offices in Brussels, Madrid and Prague we actively encourage the political debate and develop innovative liberal approaches and solutions. A lively dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual understanding. Our activities aim at promoting these basic values through intercultural exchange. Our projects act as liberal platforms for the Foundation’s worldwide partners to debate issues of the European agenda.
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EEIP is a free, neutral and open business and policy platform for the energy transition. At its core is the idea that the energy transition requires more than technical solutions but sound business cases, and that market growth can be accelerated through information and best practice exchange. In practice, EEIP network users are coming from organisations of all sizes (from SMEs to multinationals), all sectors ( users, technology and services providers, finance, IT, consultancies, cities, policy) and covering the entire value chain, in other words supply and demand side.  Launched at the European Commission in April 2011, EEIP is set up as a not-for-profit organisation in order to facilitate open and inclusive dialogue within market participants and between market participants and EU policymakers. EEIP is financing its operations through platform services such as content marketing or externally funded projects. Set-up as a decentralized platform, everybody can connect to EEIP wherever and however they want: from website to social media, from newsletter to magazines, from conferences to webinars. Currently (2020), EEIP has  network users. 
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The PM² Alliance is an international, not-for-profit organisation. Founded by PM² practitioners, the Alliance brings together individuals from institutions, companies and the academia to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges while promoting the wider adoption of the PM² Methodology. The PM² Alliance offers volunteer opportunities for members and non‐members alike. The community has a direct and critical impact on PM² Alliance’s governance (as with the methodology’s development) as volunteers also serve on the PM² Alliance’s Council. We provide a forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice. As the world’s only society of its kind, the Alliance strengthens the community’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of professional ;The PM² Alliance is engaged in a continuous dialogue with stakeholders in Europe, including the European Union and national policymakers, European advocacy groups as well as other professional management & project management associations undertaking European affairs activities.
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The China IP SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources. The Helpdesk's free services for European SMEs include: Helpdesk Enquiry Service – Confidential Advice Individual SMEs and SME intermediaries can submit IPR enquiries directly to the Helpdesk via phone, email or in person, getting access to a panel of experts to receive free and confidential first-line advice. Send your queries to [email protected] to receive and expert reply within three working days. Training The Helpdesk arranges training on China IPR protection and enforcement in Europe and China, tailored to the needs of SMEs: General IPR issues, including IP registration and establishing an IP protection strategy. Practical business challenges such as choosing a Chinese business partner, attending a trade fair, licensing. Helpdesk IPR Clinics offering SMEs free 20-minute one-on-one consultations with an IP expert are available at many training events. Train-the-trainer resources for SME service providers and intermediary bodies to improve the awareness of intermediary representatives about the scope and tools offered by the China IPR SME Helpdesk. Materials Browse the Helpdesk industry and business-focused guides and training materials that address China IPR issues by: IP Factsheets for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. IP topic, including patents, trade marks, copyrights, licensing, dealing with counterfeiting. Business focus, including IP as a business asset, technology transfer, finding the right lawyer. Industry, including textiles, medical devices, ceramics etc. How to guide for step-by-step guidance to complete IP protection or registration processes in China Online Services The multi-lingual online portal () provides easy access for all EU SMEs to Helpdesk information and services, including Helpdesk guides, E-learning modules, event information, live webinars, infographics, podcasts and the Serious Game.
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Established in 1994 at EBCD’s (European Bureau for Conservation and Development) initiative with the support of IUCN, the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development benefits from the support of the four most important political groups in the European Parliament and of Members of the European Parliament from all EU Member States and political families. It constitutes one of the most important and influential Intergroups in the European Parliament. The Intergroup brings together Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all political groups and Parliamentary Committees to find sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. This balanced forum of discussion allows MEPs to listen, debate and shape ideas and policies based on contributions from the different stakeholders (NGOs, civil society. private sector, industry representatives, researchers, scientists and academics) in the presence of the European Commission, EU Presidency and EU Member States. The objectives of the Intergroup are the following: Provide a cross-party and cross-committee platform for MEPs to openly debate and exchange with all stakeholders in a balanced way; Encourage strong involvement, dialogue and close cooperation among all stakeholders; Effectively integrate sustainable development principles social, economic and environmental pillars into EU decision-making and policy; Build on political, scientific and practical expertise to guide the development and implementation of coherent sustainable policies based on scientific evidence; Support science-based management and sustainable use of all natural renewable resources, including minerals, wildlife and marine resources; Develop and demonstrate the value of innovative nature-based solutions for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in a competitive Europe; Link the innovation agenda with the sustainability agenda.
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EUREGHA’s vision is to ensure that the local and regional perspective is represented in EU health policy.The importance of local and regional health authorities is central, as they represent the natural interface between citizens and national and European institutions. They exert a pivotal role in improving the efficiency and quality of health care systems and services, and in promoting public health.EUREGHA is the only European network that represents regional and local health authorities as a priority, and understands their specific needs. By joining EUREGHA, members commit to work towards strengthening the voice of local and regional authorities in EU health policy.
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EuropeOn, originally formed as “AIE” in 1954, is the European voice of the electrical contracting industry. With million professionals in over businesses and with a turnover of over EUR 200 billion, electrical contractors provide electrical installations for buildings and infrastructure. Addressing energy, mobility, climate and skills policies, EuropeOn is engaged at EU level to foster synergies between the electrical contracting sector and European ;Recent decarbonisation and sustainability efforts have emphasised the role of electrification at European level, motivating the electrical contracting sector to contribute to a regulatory environment favourable to the fast and efficient implementation of these priorities, harnessing the technical knowledge and field experience stemming from its position in the electricity and building value chains, just between industry and end-users. We believe in working together with all relevant civil stakeholders as well as national and EU authorities to achieve electrification in time and deliver on the needed climate objectives.
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We are Health Care Without Harm Europe. We exist to create a sustainable healthcare sector. One that does no harm to patients or our planet. One that acts as a catalyst, inspiring action right across society to protect human health and the environment. One that drives change in communities, so people can live more healthily on a healthier planet. The potential for transformation is huge. In Europe alone, the healthcare sector employs more than 21 million people and accounts for 10% of GDP. Right now our health systems are under increasing strain, as populations age and the impacts of climate change and pandemics grow. In this context, we prove that it’s possible to deliver the highest quality of care in a way that’s sustainable environmentally and financially. We show how we can transform healthcare and protect people and our planet. Everyone connected to the health care sector has a vital role to play. Health Care Without Harm Europe is a network of thousands of hospitals, healthcare leaders and healthcare professionals, with members across Europe and partners across the globe. From individuals championing sustainability in their workplaces to large hospitals pushing for sustainable practices, we stand side-by-side, sharing insights, inspiration and innovation – and transforming how our healthcare systems work.
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The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) represents 39 energy regulatory authorities, comprising 30 Members (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and 9 Observers (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and the Swiss Confederation). CEER membership is open to all energy National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) of the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA), which have been designated as such by a Member State or the EU. New members are admitted by a decision of the General Assembly. CEER also strives to share regulatory best practice worldwide through its membership in the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) which brings together similar associations from across the globe including NARUC (America), ERRA (Central/Eastern Europe) and MEDREG (the Mediterranean region).
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In a world challenged by climate change, the electricity sector plays a key role in reaching a clean and smart future.What will the European electricity system look like? Join us in Brussels on the 5th of March to find out. https://www.onenet-project.eu//onenet-project-final-event-in-brussels/ OneNet Final event will take you to the future!
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security 24th EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting | Brussels, 2 February 2024
24th EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting | Brussels, 2 February 2024
31 Jan 2024
European External Ac...
The #EUASEAN Ministerial meeting will take place in on Feb 2, co-chaired by HR/VP @JosepBorrellF & Philippines' Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo. Discussions will focus on strengthening trade, green initiatives, digital transition & more. ⤵️ https://europa.eu/!NcFk39
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security 3rd EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum in Brussels | Brussels, 2 February 2024
3rd EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum in Brussels | Brussels, 2 February 2024
31 Jan 2024
European External Ac...
The 3rd #EUIndoPacific Ministerial Forum, chaired by HR/VP @JosepBorrellF, will gather EU Foreign Ministers and their Indo-Pacific counterparts on 2 February to discuss challenges & opportunities for shared prosperity, green transition & security. More 👉 https://europa.eu/!cBxtyK
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social Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels 23.02.24 - launch video
Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels 23.02.24 - launch video
31 Jan 2024
Social Europe
Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels 23.02.24 - launch video
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social Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels - 23.02.24
Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels - 23.02.24
31 Jan 2024
Social Europe
Meet the champions for excellence - Brussels - 23.02.24
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power #EVision 2024: the power sector accelerating e-mobility, 6-7 March, Brussels
#EVision 2024: the power sector accelerating e-mobility, 6-7 March, Brussels
30 Jan 2024
Eurelectric
Join us at EVision – the annual regulatory affairs event in Brussels connecting thought leaders at the crossroad of transport and power industries. Register here: https://evision.eurelectric.org/event-2024/ EVision also serves as the annual publication moment of the joint Eurelectric-EY study looking at e-mobility uptake year-on-year and EV data interoperability in Europe. Register here: https://evision.eurelectric.org/event-2024/ #evs #decarbonisation #electricity #europe
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foreignaffairs Report Brussels launch | Energy Union 2.0 to deliver the European Green Deal
Report Brussels launch | Energy Union 2.0 to deliver the European Green Deal
29 Jan 2024
Jacques Delors Institute
The EU is confronted with growing geopolitical, economic, social, and political challenges that threaten the achievement of the Union's energy objectives, namely achieving climate neutrality while preserving energy security and ensuring affordable energy prices. The EU already has a solid foundation in energy and climate policy, but its instruments are still too national, too temporary, insufficiently binding, and do not adequately contribute to the EU's objectives. The Jacques Delors Institute report “Energy Union 2.0 to deliver the European Green Deal” draws policy recommendations to address these challenges. Agenda 09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and registration 10:00 – 10:10 Introduction – the Energy Union as a key element of the Single Market Enrico Letta, President, Jacques Delors Institute 10:10 – 10:25 Keynote speech – EU energy progresses and remaining challenges Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General for Energy, European Commission 10:25 – 10:35 Q&A 10:35 – 10:45 Report key recommendations Camille Defard, Head of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre 10:45 – 11:45 Panel discussion with Reflection Group members • Philipp Offenberg, Senior Manager, Breakthrough Energy • Leigh Hancher, Professor, University of Tilburg • Suzana Carp, Deputy Executive Director, Cleantech for Europe • Andrei Covatariu, Senior Research Associate, Energy Policy Group Q&A 11:45 – 12:00 Conclusion Ann Mettler, Vice President Europe, Breakthrough Energy 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
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cities Brussels Declaration: A call for an ambitious urban policy
Brussels Declaration: A call for an ambitious urban policy
26 Jan 2024
Eurocities
-- ​ With Eurocities, it’s all in our name: we connect Europe and cities. We are convinced that this connection leads to a better life for all. ​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUROCITIES ​ Give us a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUROCITIES ​ Check out our Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurocities/​ And visit our website for updated information about European cities: https://www.eurocities.eu ​ --- ​ Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.
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power #EVision 2024: the power sector accelerating e-mobility, 6-7 March, Brussels
#EVision 2024: the power sector accelerating e-mobility, 6-7 March, Brussels
25 Jan 2024
Eurelectric
Join us at EVision – the annual regulatory affairs event in Brussels connecting thought leaders at the crossroad of transport and power industries. EVision also serves as the annual publication moment of the joint Eurelectric-EY study looking at e-mobility uptake year-on-year and EV data interoperability in Europe. Register here: https://evision.eurelectric.org/event-2024/ @ernstyoung #electriccar #evs #electricvehicle
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fossil INTERVIEW with Thomas Desnijder, North Sea Port representative. #LifeETX Stories - Belgium
INTERVIEW with Thomas Desnijder, North Sea Port representative. #LifeETX Stories - Belgium
23 Jan 2024
Carbon Market Watch
North Sea Port (Ghent, Belgium) aims to halve its emissions by 2030 and says it will become ‘climate neutral’ by 2050. The Port can already see how the reformed EU Emissions Trading System is steering shipping companies towards the decarbonisation. This interview is part of ETS Human Stories, a series that reveals how the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) affects people’s lives and how this potential can be further boosted. It is a collaboration between Carbon Market Watch, the Green Tank (Greece), ZERO (Portugal) and Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Belgium). Landing page: https://etxtra.org/lifeetx-national-human-stories/
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fossil INTERVIEW with Jeroen Fonteyn, Energy & Industry Project Manager at BBLV #LifeETX Stories - Belgium
INTERVIEW with Jeroen Fonteyn, Energy & Industry Project Manager at BBLV #LifeETX Stories - Belgium
23 Jan 2024
Carbon Market Watch
North Sea Port (Ghent, Belgium) aims to halve its emissions by 2030 and says it will become ‘climate neutral’ by 2050. The Port can already see how the reformed EU Emissions Trading System is steering shipping companies towards the decarbonisation. This interview is part of ETS Human Stories, a series that reveals how the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) affects people’s lives and how this potential can be further boosted. It is a collaboration between Carbon Market Watch, the Green Tank (Greece), ZERO (Portugal) and Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Belgium). Landing page: https://etxtra.org/lifeetx-national-human-stories/
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cities Eurocities Leaders Talk - What priorities should be on the EU agenda? (Ghent)
Eurocities Leaders Talk - What priorities should be on the EU agenda? (Ghent)
19 Jan 2024
Eurocities
Eurocities Leaders Talk put mayors and deputy mayors of the network in the spotlight to discuss the importance of local governments and what should be included in the EU priorities Cities are key to solving a large part of the issues the EU is facing and the EU should listen to the voice of cities because a better Europe starts with them. A better Europe starts with cities #LocalFutureEU #EUelections -- ​ With Eurocities, it’s all in our name: we connect Europe and cities. We are convinced that this connection leads to a better life for all. ​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUROCITIES ​ Give us a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUROCITIES ​ Check out our Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurocities/​ And visit our website for updated information about European cities: https://www.eurocities.eu ​ --- ​ Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.
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education Ghent - Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023
Ghent - Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023
7 Jan 2024
Erasmus Student Netw...
Curious how Ghent won the crown of the BEST Erasmus city of the year 2023? Find out more in this video and make sure to follow ESN Gent on social media! - Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/esn.gent - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esngent/ - Website: https://esngent.org
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institutions Joint press conference by President von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo
Joint press conference by President von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo
5 Jan 2024
European Commission
Watch on the Audiovisual Portal of the European Commission: Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/2X56Ju6 Follow us on: -X: https://twitter.com/EU_Commission -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeancommission/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCommission -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-commission/ -Medium: https://medium.com/@EuropeanCommission Check our website: http://ec.europa.eu/
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digital DIGITALEUROPE Presidency Summit, Brussels
DIGITALEUROPE Presidency Summit, Brussels
14 Dec 2023
DIGITALEUROPE
DIGITALEUROPE Presidency Summit is a bi-annual meeting where the leaders of our network of national digital associations gather to discuss the top digital priorities ahead of presidencies of the Council of the EU. _______________________________________________________________________ DIGITALEUROPE is Europe’s leading trade association representing over 45000 businesses operating and investing in Europe. We strive for a Europe where technology & innovation can provide Europe’s citizens with competitive jobs, better health & better public services. To find out more about DIGITALEUROPE: ● Visit our website: https://www.digitaleurope.org/ ● Subscribe to our newsletters: https://bit.ly/3PAF4Qk ● Follow us on our social media channels: ➔ LinkedIn: / digi. . ➔ X (Twitter): / digitaleurope
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education Ghent - Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023
Ghent - Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023
13 Dec 2023
Erasmus Student Netw...
Curious how Ghent won the crown of the BEST Erasmus city of the year 2023? Find out more in this video and make sure to follow ESN Gent on social media! - Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/esn.gent - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esngent/ - Website: https://esngent.org
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Rabha Allam (1/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Rabha Allam (1/2)
12 Dec 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Hamza Saoudi, Economist at the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) provides an overview of the main objectives and challenges for Moroccan youth and women to enter the labour market. Youth and women suffer from precarious working conditions as a result of the informality of their sector and the lack of effective social protection programmes.
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Rabha Allam (2/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Rabha Allam (2/2)
12 Dec 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Rabha Allam, Researcher at the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, gives an overview of the most affected groups
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health 2023 Human Rights Day: Jolijn Santegoeds interview (November 2012, Brussels)
2023 Human Rights Day: Jolijn Santegoeds interview (November 2012, Brussels)
11 Dec 2023
Mental Health Europe
IN MEMORIAM: Jolijn Santegoeds (1978 - 2023) In April 2023, we lost Jolijn Santegoeds, a powerful voice in the field of human rights in mental health. Today, on #HumanRightsDay, we honour Jolijn, a champion for a rights-based approach in #mentalhealth by unveiling this video. We remember Jolijn’s dedicated efforts promoting a human rights-based approach in mental health care. Her tireless work to end coercion, seclusion and forced treatment in mental health services has left a mark. Jolijn's active involvement and her fervent commitment to organisations such as EDF, ENUSP, WNUSP, and others, alongside her unwavering dedication to human rights in mental health, continues to serve as a beacon of inspiration for our work. We thank the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) for sharing this video with us.
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science Highlights of EUCYS Brussels 2023
Highlights of EUCYS Brussels 2023
11 Dec 2023
EU Science & Innovation
The 34th edition of EUCYS took place in Brussels, from 12 to 17 September. EUCYS is the most important student science fair in the EU, showcasing the best of student scientific achievement in the EU and beyond. The contest aims at encouraging young girls and boys from 14 to 20 years old to study STEM and pursue a career in science. Watch the highlights of EUCYS 2023 and check out the website for more information: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/eucys_en
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science EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) Brussels 2023
EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) Brussels 2023
11 Dec 2023
EU Science & Innovation
The 34th edition of EUCYS took place in Brussels, from 12 to 17 September. EUCYS is the most important student science fair in the EU, showcasing the best of student scientific achievement in the EU and beyond. The contest aims at encouraging young girls and boys from 14 to 20 years old to study STEM and pursue a career in science. Watch the official video of EUCYS 2023 and check out the website for more information: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/eucys_en
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Hamza Saoudi (2/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Hamza Saoudi (2/2)
5 Dec 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Hamza Saoudi, Economist at the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) assesses the key policies needed for a successful inclusion of youth and women in the labour market. Youth and women suffer from precarious working conditions as a result of the informality of their sector and the lack of effective social protection programmes.
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Hamza Saoudi (1/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Hamza Saoudi (1/2)
5 Dec 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Hamza Saoudi, Economist at the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) provides an overview of the main objectives and challenges for Moroccan youth and women to enter the labour market. Youth and women suffer from precarious working conditions as a result of the informality of their sector and the lack of effective social protection programmes.
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Zied Boussen
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Zied Boussen
5 Dec 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Zied Boussen, Research Fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) describes the most vulnerable groups in terms of social inclusion vulnerabilities in Tunisia, particularly Youth, women and the LGBTQ+ community. Zied also gives an overview of the necessity of social protection policies to be untertaken in Tunisia, to guarantee accessibility to social inclusion.
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education Erasmus Crown Jewel: Ghent's Year
Erasmus Crown Jewel: Ghent's Year
1 Dec 2023
Erasmus Student Netw...
Join us in celebrating Ghent as the Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023! The Erasmus Destination of the Year initiative seeks to identify great practices in supporting student mobility at the city level, showcasing the role that local student associations can play in making their cities better mobility destinations and improving the quality and impact of mobility experiences. During this one-day conference, we are committed to bringing together all the relevant stakeholders and students to discuss the importance of student mobility and its impact on young people's lives while we celebrate the practices implemented by the city and the University of Ghent.
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security #OSCEMC2023 Statement by the Head of the Delegation of Belgium
#OSCEMC2023 Statement by the Head of the Delegation of Belgium
30 Nov 2023
The Organization for...
Statement by the Head of the Delegation of Belgium at the Plenary Session of the 30th OSCE Ministerial Council, Skopje, North Macedonia, 30 November - 1 December 2023.
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Wu Gang, minister counsellor at the Chinese embassy in Belgium
Wu Gang, minister counsellor at the Chinese embassy in Belgium
29 Nov 2023
EU Reporter
A range of speakers, from the world of diplomacy, politics, business and academia, praised the Belt and Road initiative while also accepting there had been some initial “doubts” and “suspicions”, particularly in the West, about the possible motives behind the scheme. The original Silk Road arose during the westward expansion of China’s Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), which forged trade networks throughout what are today the Central Asian countries of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as modern-day India and Pakistan to the south. A keynote speaker at the event, Wu Gang, minister counsellor at the Chinese embassy in Belgium, told the audience (28 November) that his country was no longer poverty stricken but, rather, a “modern and prosperous society”. There had been a “great transformation” and China, he noted, was now about to enter a “critical stage” of its development. Turning to the Chinese president’s book, “The governance of China” he said it sought to address “four questions” about China, the world, its peoples and “the times” we live in.
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homeaffairs EMW2023 Plenary: from brussels to the world the downstream impact of eu fund regulations
EMW2023 Plenary: from brussels to the world the downstream impact of eu fund regulations
29 Nov 2023
European Microfinanc...
EMW2023 Plenary: from brussels to the world the downstream impact of eu fund regulations
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sme René Branders - Belgium
René Branders - Belgium
29 Nov 2023
Eurochambres
René Branders - Belgium
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sme Mark De Zutter - Belgium
Mark De Zutter - Belgium
29 Nov 2023
Eurochambres
Mark De Zutter - Belgium
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sme Sven Stevens - Belgium
Sven Stevens - Belgium
29 Nov 2023
Eurochambres
Sven Stevens - Belgium
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sme Mark De Zutter - Belgium
Mark De Zutter - Belgium
28 Nov 2023
Eurochambres
Mark De Zutter - Belgium
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sme Sven Stevens - Belgium
Sven Stevens - Belgium
28 Nov 2023
Eurochambres
Sven Stevens - Belgium
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education Erasmus Crown Jewel: Ghent’s Year
Erasmus Crown Jewel: Ghent’s Year
27 Nov 2023
Erasmus Student Netw...
Join us in celebrating Ghent as the Erasmus Destination of the Year 2023! The Erasmus Destination of the Year initiative seeks to identify great practices in supporting student mobility at the city level, showcasing the role that local student associations can play in making their cities better mobility destinations and improving the quality and impact of mobility experiences. During this one-day conference, we are committed to bringing together all the relevant stakeholders and students to discuss the importance of student mobility and its impact on young people's lives while we celebrate the practices implemented by the city and the University of Ghent.
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sme EIC Cell & Gene Therapy CGT community symposium ESGCT Brussels, 27th Oct 2023
EIC Cell & Gene Therapy CGT community symposium ESGCT Brussels, 27th Oct 2023
27 Nov 2023
EU Innovation Counci...
On October 27, 2023, the EIC Cell and Gene Therapy Symposium took place in in the context of the 30th Annual Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy in Brussels. The event was organized by Iordanis Arzimanoglou, EIC Programme Manager for Health and Biotech, as an extended portfolio activity of the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Pathfinder Challenge Portfolio.
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security Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 1 South Korea and Europe in Indo-Pacific and Global Security
Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 1 South Korea and Europe in Indo-Pacific and Global Security
22 Nov 2023
Centre for Security,...
The Korea Chair at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance in cooperation with the Korea Foundation organised the third edition of the Brussels Korea Forum on 19th October 2023. Titled Partners in Global Challenges and celebrating the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations, the Forum gathered Korean and European policy-makers and experts to discuss EU-South Korea relations in global security and economic security and governance, and cooperation in climate change and energy security. More information on csds.vub.be.
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security Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 2 South Korea and Europe in Global Economic Security and Governance
Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 2 South Korea and Europe in Global Economic Security and Governance
22 Nov 2023
Centre for Security,...
The Korea Chair at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance in cooperation with the Korea Foundation organised the third edition of the Brussels Korea Forum on 19th October 2023. Titled Partners in Global Challenges and celebrating the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations, the Forum gathered Korean and European policy-makers and experts to discuss EU-South Korea relations in global security and economic security and governance, and cooperation in climate change and energy security. More information on csds.vub.be.
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security Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 3 Korea-Europe Cooperation in Climate Change and Energy Security
Brussels Korea Forum 2023, Panel 3 Korea-Europe Cooperation in Climate Change and Energy Security
22 Nov 2023
Centre for Security,...
The Korea Chair at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance in cooperation with the Korea Foundation organised the third edition of the Brussels Korea Forum on 19th October 2023. Titled Partners in Global Challenges and celebrating the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations, the Forum gathered Korean and European policy-makers and experts to discuss EU-South Korea relations in global security and economic security and governance, and cooperation in climate change and energy security. More information on csds.vub.be.
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trade CECIMO Brussels Forum 2023
CECIMO Brussels Forum 2023
6 Nov 2023
CECIMO
CECIMO Brussels Forum 2023
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health #BEACTIVE DAY 2023 in Brussels
#BEACTIVE DAY 2023 in Brussels
30 Oct 2023
EuropeActive
The #BEACTIVEDAY campaign came to Brussels this year on Saturday 23 September 2023 for an afternoon of free fitness workshops led by trainers certified by Physical Coaching Academy 🤸‍♀️ #BEACTIVEDAY is an annual European campaign that celebrates the fun of physical activity and its many benefits for mental, social, and physical well-being. This year, the #BEACTIVEDAY campaign was simultaneously organised by 24 countries across the continent between 23-30 September 2023, and is endorsing a specific focus on intergenerational approach to physical activities 👴🏻👧🏻🧑🏻 Our massive thanks belongs to David Lloyd, and Physical Coaching Academy, who co-organised the event with EuropeActive. #BEACTIVEDAY campaign is co-funded by the European Union, and sponsored by FIBO Global Wellness & Les Mills.
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institutions Press statements following the Memorial for the victims of the Brussels attack of 16/10/2023
Press statements following the Memorial for the victims of the Brussels attack of 16/10/2023
18 Oct 2023
European Commission
Press statements by Alexander DE CROO, Belgian Prime Minister, Ulf KRISTERSSON, Swedish Prime Minister and Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission Watch on the Audiovisual Portal of the European Commission: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-248078 Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/2X56Ju6 Follow us on: -Twitter: https://twitter.com/EU_Commission -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeancommission/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCommission -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-commission/ -Medium: https://medium.com/@EuropeanCommission Check our website: http://ec.europa.eu/
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employment Bus arrival in Paris from Brussels #FairDealForWorkers
Bus arrival in Paris from Brussels #FairDealForWorkers
13 Oct 2023
ETUC CES
All together to demonstrate in Paris to #StopAusterity
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agriculture Nourrir l'Europe Podcast 33 - Le meilleur du bio européen primé à Bruxelles
Nourrir l'Europe Podcast 33 - Le meilleur du bio européen primé à Bruxelles
11 Oct 2023
EU Food & Farming
L'agriculture biologique est en plein essor, dopée par l’objectif de l'Union européenne de lui consacrer 25 % de ses terres agricoles d'ici à la fin de la décennie. Pour accompagner les agriculteurs et l'industrie alimentaire européens sur la voie d'une plus grande durabilité et d'une plus grande responsabilité environnementale, la DG AGRI de la Commission européenne a institué les Prix annuels de l'agriculture biologique. Décernés dans sept catégories, ces Prix saluent le rôle crucial des acteurs du bio pour faire de l'agriculture européenne un leader mondial de l'innovation dans ce secteur. Elena Panichi, cheffe de l'unité Agriculture biologique à la DG AGRI, nous parle de la contribution de l'agriculture biologique aux objectifs environnementaux plus larges de l'UE dans le cadre du Green Deal et de la manière dont les Prix s'inscrivent dans le plan d'action de la Commission en faveur de l'agriculture biologique. Vous entendrez également les huit lauréats de cette deuxième édition, récompensés dans les catégories suivantes : - Meilleur agriculteur biologique et Meilleure agricultrice biologique - Meilleure ville biologique - Meilleure région biologique - Meilleur district biologique - Meilleure PME de transformation de produits alimentaires biologiques - Meilleur détaillant de produits biologiques - Meilleur restaurant/service alimentaire biologique #agriculture #bio #biologique #PAC #agriculture #farmtofork #farm2fork #durabilité #greendeal
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health EU Campaign Partnership Meeting: 21 September 2023, Brussels
EU Campaign Partnership Meeting: 21 September 2023, Brussels
11 Oct 2023
EUOSHA
In the run-up to the official launch of the 2023-25 Healthy Workplaces campaign ‘Safe and healthy work in the digital age’, EU-OSHA organised a European campaign partnership meeting.
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development Disabled People protest in Belgium for Personal Assistance
Disabled People protest in Belgium for Personal Assistance
4 Oct 2023
European Network on ...
Disabled people have seen their budget cut following a decision by the Flemish government. The Disabled Peoples organization 'GRIP' denounced the decision, which contradicts the law. People took their demands to the Council of State and to the streets of Brussels to demonstrate their discontent.
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economy Conference
Conference "Digitalisation and Company Law" - Opening Session - Brussels, 21 September 2023
27 Sep 2023
Notaries of Europe
Opening Session - Keynote Speeches Peter STELMASZCZYK, President of the CNUE Ralf SAUER, Deputy Head of Unit “Company Law”, European Commission On 21 September 2023, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) organised a conference in Brussels on “Digitalisation and Company Law”. In the context of the European Commission’s recent proposal for a Directive on upgrading digital company law, experts from the fields of politics, business and law discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation in the field of justice. More information: www.notariesofeurope-conference.eu
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economy Conference
Conference "Digitalisation and Company Law" - Panel I - Brussels, 21 September 2023
27 Sep 2023
Notaries of Europe
Round table - New Initiative on Upgrading Digital Company Law - Ralf SAUER, Deputy Head of Unit “Company Law”, European Commission - Maria-Manuel LEITÃO-MARQUES, Member of the European Parliament, - Amanda COHEN BENCHERIT, Commercial Magistrate, Adviser to the Spanish Ministry of Justice - Corrado MALBERTI, Notary and Chair of the CNUE Company Law Working Group - Sebastian SICK, Hans Boeckler Foundation On 21 September 2023, the CNUE organised a conference in Brussels on “Digitalisation and Company Law”. In the context of the European Commission’s recent proposal for a Directive on upgrading digital company law, experts from the fields of politics, business and law discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation in the field of justice. More information on: www.notariesofeurope-conference.eu
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economy Conference
Conference "Digitalisation and Company Law" - Panel II - Brussels, 21 September 2023
27 Sep 2023
Notaries of Europe
Round table - Opportunities & Challenges for the EU‘s Digital Age - Simona CONSTANTIN, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová, European Commission - Andreas SCHWAB, Member of the European Parliament - Jens BORMANN, President, German Federal Chamber of Notaries - Ramón FRANCO CERAME, CEO, Mr. Houston Tech Solutions - Tianyu YUAN, CEO, Codefy Moderator: Frédéric SIMON, Editor, Euractiv On 21 September, 2023 the CNUE organised a conference in Brussels on “Digitalisation and Company Law”. In the context of the European Commission’s recent proposal for a Directive on upgrading digital company law, experts from the fields of politics, business and law discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation in the field of justice. More information on: www.notariesofeurope-conference.eu
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A Night to Remember in Brussels
A Night to Remember in Brussels
26 Sep 2023
EU Reporter
On the evening of Monday, 25th September 2023, the Tangla Hotel Brussels located at Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, was ablaze with the colours of China as dignitaries, diplomats, and guests gathered to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The event, hosted by H.E. Mr. Fu Cong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, and H.E. Mr. Cao Zhongming, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Belgium, was a spectacular showcase of Chinese culture, history, and diplomacy.
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cities Ensuring a socially just and inclusive digital transformation #ghent #eu #digitaltransformation
Ensuring a socially just and inclusive digital transformation #ghent #eu #digitaltransformation
11 Sep 2023
Eurocities
Mathias De Clercq, Mayor of Ghent, talks about the processes in Ghent to ensure a socially just and inclusive transformation. -- ​ With Eurocities, it’s all in our name: we connect Europe and cities. We are convinced that this connection leads to a better life for all. ​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUROCITIES ​ Give us a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUROCITIES ​ Check out our Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurocities/​ And visit our website for updated information about European cities: https://www.eurocities.eu ​ --- ​ Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.
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development Remembering Victims of Totalitarian Regimes. Let's build the Pan-European Memorial in Brussels!
Remembering Victims of Totalitarian Regimes. Let's build the Pan-European Memorial in Brussels!
22 Aug 2023
Platform of European...
📅 23rd August is the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes ​​We owe remembrance, truth, and justice to all of the victims. It is high time to commemorate the victims by building the Pan-Europian Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels❗ The international competition for the design of the Memorial was started by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience under the patronage of the European Parliament President. The project “An Echo in Time” by British-Hon Kong architect Tszwai So was chosen. The Memorial will be a visible symbol of remembrance and, at the same time, a manifestation of truth about the past and a place to pay respects and give justice to the victims. At the basis of the European project lies the conviction about the need to overcome the experience of two totalitarian systems, and the Memorial is the way to do so. 🎬 We invite you to watch the message from dr Marek Mutor, the President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and Tszwai So, the author of the project “An Echo in Time”. 💡 The European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes was proclaimed by the European Parliament in 2008, as on 23rd August 1939 Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact was signed. The Pact divided Europe between totalitarian regimes and was the beginning of the war. It was the most devastating chapter of European history. ☝️It is extremely important to remember the past in order not to let it return. Preserving the memory of the crimes committed by totalitarian and authoritarian regimes is the only way to show that democracy and fundamental rights are not given but the result of a painful history. The video was made possible thanks to the support of Polska Fundacja Narodowa 🇵🇱 #neverforget #justice2.0 #europeanremembrance
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cities A European digital vision - Insights from the Brussels Urban Summit
A European digital vision - Insights from the Brussels Urban Summit
16 Aug 2023
Eurocities
-- ​ With Eurocities, it’s all in our name: we connect Europe and cities. We are convinced that this connection leads to a better life for all. ​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUROCITIES ​ Give us a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUROCITIES ​ Check out our Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurocities/​ And visit our website for updated information about European cities: https://www.eurocities.eu ​ --- ​ Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.
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security EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels: Joint Press Conference
EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels: Joint Press Conference
19 Jul 2023
European External Ac...
EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels: Joint Press Conference
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agriculture Interview with Inge De Bo, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FarmBook, Ghent University
Interview with Inge De Bo, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FarmBook, Ghent University
18 Jul 2023
CEJA Young Farmers
Interview with Inge De Bo, Scientific Coordinator of EU-FarmBook project, Ghent University during The road to sustainability in agriculture 2023 conference organised by CEJA. Find out more about the EU-FarmBook project - https://eufarmbook.eu/
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renewable ETIP SNET and BRIDGE Key Results and Steps Forward event (recording, Brussels, 20 June 2023)
ETIP SNET and BRIDGE Key Results and Steps Forward event (recording, Brussels, 20 June 2023)
12 Jul 2023
EU Energy
On 20 June 2023, the ETIP SNET and BRIDGE hosted their “Key results and steps forward” networking event in Brussels, a Sustainable Energy Day within the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). This video is a recording of the presentation and panel discussion that went through the progress and achievements made by the ETIP SNET and BRIDGE initiatives in the last three years and traced the path forward to accelerating the EU’s energy transition while contributing to the general policy setting of the European Commission. For more information on the ETIP SNET https://smart-networks-energy-transition.ec.europa.eu/events/current-and-past-events/nscg-event-1-regional-and-local-flexibility-needs and on BRIDGE https://bridge-smart-grid-storage-systems-digital-projects.ec.europa.eu/ #ETIPSNET #bridgeEU
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food Easy does it: the secret behind Belgium's recycling success - #FoodFuture Ideas Fest 2023
Easy does it: the secret behind Belgium's recycling success - #FoodFuture Ideas Fest 2023
11 Jul 2023
FoodDrinkEurope
On 28 June 2023, over 800 people came to hear the big ideas in food sustainability at the #FoodFuture Ideas Fest. We welcomed 21 food innovators and influencers to explore the topics of net-zero, nutrition, and circular economy. Watch Valerie Bruyninckx, Corporate Communications & PR Manager at Fost Plus as she analyses Belgium's recycling system and what lessons the rest of Europe can draw from it.
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environment Nature Restoration at Riverpark Maasvallei, Belgium
Nature Restoration at Riverpark Maasvallei, Belgium
5 Jul 2023
The WWFEU European P...
Over 80% of European habitats are in poor condition - we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate. Restoration is urgently needed to bring nature back to Europe and build Europe's resilience. This is where the Nature Restoration Law comes in. It will set legally binding targets to #RestoreNature, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reserve the biodiversity and climate crises. This video demonstrates what the law could achieve across the EU if adopted. Read more here: https://www.restorenature.eu/en This video was filmed during a press trip to Riverpark Maasvallei on 11 May 2023.
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recycling A Circular Future with Plastics Conference 2022 - Brussels
A Circular Future with Plastics Conference 2022 - Brussels
29 Jun 2023
EuPC Association
A Circular Future with Plastics is the main event for the European plastics converting industry. The annual 2-days conference is organised by the association European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Since 2017, A Circular Future with Plastics is offering the European plastics industry excellent networking opportunities combined with presentations from industry experts and policy makers. This conference enables you to learn more about the most important topics that are currently affecting the plastics industry and get insights on the latest developments on the European level. Leading industry representatives share their vision and strategy towards a more circular future for the plastics industry in Europe.
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regions Stories from the Regions: Put the wings to your career in Charleroi, Belgium
Stories from the Regions: Put the wings to your career in Charleroi, Belgium
29 Jun 2023
EUinmyRegion
In this episode of Stories from the Regions we visit the Wallonie Aerotraining Network in Charleroi, Belgium. Passionate about airplanes? Always dreamed of a career in aeronautics? Right next door to the airport of Charleroi, the Wallonie Aerotraining Network provides training in several professions linked to aviation, from aircraft production to maintenance and flight operations. Since the 1990s, the EU has co-financed materials, buildings, and trainings to keep the quality of its offer constantly up to date. For more information: https://www.wan.be/ For more information on EU regional policy, please visit our website: https://europa.eu/!Yy67HF Follow us on: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUinmyregion - Twitter: https://twitter.com/euinmyregion - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euinmyregion/
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renewable Fourth Meeting of the Regional Committee for Europe and the Others Region, Brussels - 2023
Fourth Meeting of the Regional Committee for Europe and the Others Region, Brussels - 2023
24 Jun 2023
International Solar ...
Fourth Meeting of the Regional Committee for Europe and the Others Region, Brussels | Address by H. E. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Denmark
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Inside the Deal: The Brussels View on Brexit
Inside the Deal: The Brussels View on Brexit
23 Jun 2023
IIEA
As a close aide to Michel Barnier, Stefaan de Rynck had a ringside seat to the Brexit negotiations. His new book, Inside the Deal: How the EU Got Brexit Done (Agenda Publishing), tells the story of Brexit from a Brussels perspective and charts the changing negotiating positions and obstacles that shaped the final deal. Mr de Rynck argues that the EU controlled the Brexit process from the outset. In his keynote address to the IIEA, which is taking place almost 7 years to the day since the original Brexit vote, Stefaan de Rynck explains his view that it was the EU, not Boris Johnson's Britain, that got Brexit done. About the Speaker: Stefaan De Rynck is a former Senior Adviser to Michel Barnier, who was the European Union's Chief Negotiator for Brexit. Previously, he was also a Head of Unit in various departments of the European Commission, where he has worked on financial service regulation, economic integration in the single market, regulatory standard-setting, and regional and urban development. He is now head of the European Commission's Representation in Belgium, and a visiting professor in European Politics at KU Leuven. He will speak as author of the book in a personal capacity. Recorded on the 22nd of June 2023
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education From Patagonia to Brussels: The Inspiring Erasmus Mundus journey of Violeta
From Patagonia to Brussels: The Inspiring Erasmus Mundus journey of Violeta
23 Jun 2023
Erasmus Mundus Assoc...
Welcome to Episode 4 of “Erasmus Mundus Alumni Spotlight” - where we dive into the awe-inspiring journeys of our alumni from around the globe. Discover how Erasmus Mundus experiences have shaped leaders, innovators, and change-makers across diverse sectors. Listen to them as they recount their unique experiences, how they overcame challenges, and the impact of the journey on their personal and professional growth. Born and raised in Patagonia Argentina, Violeta Meotto holds an MA degree in Political Science and Public Administration. In 2016 she graduated from the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management. Since 18, she has lived in 6 countries in 3 continents, developing her passion for inter-cultural relations and working (mostly) in institutional and digital communications. Since 2019 her professional adventures are in Belgium, working related to or in the European Union institutions, being involved in topics as diverse as social affairs, sustainable energy and most recently, training in cybercrime. Timestamps: 00:00 Start 01:00 Violeta’s Erasmus Mundus journey: Accomplishments and Challenges 02:07 How the EMJM programme enhanced Violeta’s academic and professional skills 03:06 Staying connected with peers and alumni after graduation 04:41 EMJM programme and the broader goals of the Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) 06:17 Life and work in Belgium: Violeta’s Experience @univgirona More information about EMTM on: https://www.emtmmaster.net/ Keen to explore the other Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM)? Check out the Erasmus Mundus Catalogue here: https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/scholarships/erasmus-mundus-catalogue_en If you enjoyed this episode of the ‘Erasmus Mundus Alumni Spotlight’, support us by liking this video and sharing it within your networks. ✉️ Let’s Connect! ✉️ Are you an Erasmus Mundus alumnus too? We’d love to hear your unique story. Email us at [email protected]. You never know, your experience might just be the catalyst someone needs to take the leap towards their own Erasmus Mundus journey and beyond. Website: https://www.em-a.eu/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erasmusmundus/ 🔔 Stay Updated 🔔 Don’t miss out on these inspiring stories. Hit the subscribe button to join our growing community and get notified about our latest episodes, celebrating the diverse accomplishments and experiences of Erasmus Mundus alumni worldwide. Together, we’re creating an EMAzing community. Stay connected! #ErasmusMundusAlumniSpotlight #SuccessStories #EMTM #StudyInEurope #ErasmusLife
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regions Smart Regions- discover “Foodmet”, Brussels’ sustainable food market!
Smart Regions- discover “Foodmet”, Brussels’ sustainable food market!
23 Jun 2023
EUinmyRegion
The food market building “Foodmet” in Brussels is leading the way in energy efficiency and sustainable practices. On the rooftop of the building an urban farm is benefitting from the building’s waste heat to grow vegetables and breed fish. The project also has numerous benefits for employment, biodiversity and sustainability. The building captures rain and city water and makes rooftops more appealing from an urban perspective with farms. For more information on EU regional policy, please visit our website: https://europa.eu/!Yy67HF Follow us on: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUinmyregion - Twitter: https://twitter.com/euinmyregion - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euinmyregion/
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culture OWHC - Brussels's Priority Thematic for the Québec Roadmap
OWHC - Brussels's Priority Thematic for the Québec Roadmap
20 Jun 2023
OVPM OWHC OCPM
The Québec Roadmap Round Table 3 was held virtually on June 9, 2023. Ms. Ans Persoons, alderwoman for urban planning and public spaces of Brussels, presented the Priority Thematic “Protecting and strengthening the residential function of the city's historic centers”.
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maritime CleanSeaNet: Belgium
CleanSeaNet: Belgium
20 Jun 2023
EMSA Lisbon
Helping to tackle pollution at sea, across the EU and beyond. Our CleanSeaNet service offers participating States assistance in pollution identification and tracking, monitoring, and identifying possible polluters. Through this, we support a whole range of different participating authorities, including in Belgium
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security HR/VP Josep Borrell Remarks | Brussels VII Conference on supporting the future of Syria | 15/6/2023
HR/VP Josep Borrell Remarks | Brussels VII Conference on supporting the future of Syria | 15/6/2023
16 Jun 2023
European External Ac...
HR/VP Josep Borrell press remarks during the Brussels VII Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, on 15 June 2023.
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homeaffairs The #EuropeanDrugReport2023 was launched today in Brussels 🇧🇪
The #EuropeanDrugReport2023 was launched today in Brussels 🇧🇪
16 Jun 2023
DG Migration and Hom...
❗️ Drugs don't only damage people's health: they also damage our society. We must coordinate response. The #EuropeanDrugReport2023 was launched today in Brussels 🇧🇪 Commissioner #YlvaJohansson & @emcddatube Director Alexis Goosdeel. Details https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/european-drug-report/2023_en
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culture Village Square Meer, Antwerp, BELGIUM
Village Square Meer, Antwerp, BELGIUM
13 Jun 2023
Europa Nostra
Video produced by the winner on the occasion of the announcement of the Europe Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2023. More information: www.europeanheritageawards.eu Heritage supporters and enthusiasts are now encouraged to discover the winners and vote online at https://vote.europanostra.org/ to decide who will win the Public Choice Award 2023, entitled to receive a monetary award of €10,000.
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culture Hybrid Event: Rethinking Arable Farming in a Changing Climate | May 4, 2023 | Brussels
Hybrid Event: Rethinking Arable Farming in a Changing Climate | May 4, 2023 | Brussels
9 Jun 2023
European Landowners'...
Rethinking Arable Farming in a Changing Climate | The agronomy of climate smart farming to deliver on the EU Green Deal As we look towards the future, it is clear that growing arable crops in a changing climate will be a dire challenge. However, it is also a challenge to which we can rise by reducing our impact and adapting to the new realities of our environment. That is why this May the 4th, 2023 we organized an exciting and inspiring event on the agronomy of climate smart farming to deliver on the EU Green Deal. Featuring a keynote address from leading agronomists in Europe, this event explored the state of play in irrigation, fertilisation, and integrated pest management, providing you with the latest insights and innovations that are shaping the future of agriculture. We looked into the productivity of arable crops in Europe, exploring how we can mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change while also addressing other social, environmental, and economic sustainability objectives. But this event was not just about theory - it was about practical solutions that farmers can implement today to make a real difference. The event highlighted the value of available integrated solutions that bring together different tools and practices to increase the climate and sustainability performance of farmers' integrated crop management (ICM) systems. The debate also focused on the importance of inclusivity to all farmers through ICM-system neutrality, appreciating diversity in systems such as organic, conventional, regenerative, conservation, and agroecological. The event was organised by the European Landowners Organization, together with Bayer, Yara, and Netafim.
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development Launch of The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report in Brussels
Launch of The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report in Brussels
9 Jun 2023
ECDPM
Launch of The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report in Brussels
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education Rethinking local policies, Ghent 2023
Rethinking local policies, Ghent 2023
8 Jun 2023
Interreg Europe
On 31 May and 1 June 2023, the Policy Learning Platform organised a 2-day event in Ghent, Belgium. Under the title 'Rethinking local policies' and via keynote speeches, work in groups, study visits, and much more, we proposed an integrated approach towards local policymaking. 170 participants from all over Europe, 20+ speakers, plenty of networking possibilities, and 4 exciting study visits at Oude Dokken, Timelab, De Krook, and Captain Zeppos Park. Conclusions, photos and presentations are available on the event website: https://interregeurope.eu/event/rethinking-local-policies
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justice 'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium DE)
'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium DE)
2 Jun 2023
EUCPN
With a prevention campaign and local preventive initiatives, the EUCPN, several European countries, Europol and the European Commission aim to step up the fight against this crime by informing citizens on how they can protect their homes. More info: https://eucpn.org/focus-day
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justice 'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium NL)
'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium NL)
2 Jun 2023
EUCPN
With a prevention campaign and local preventive initiatives, the EUCPN, several European countries, Europol and the European Commission aim to step up the fight against this crime by informing citizens on how they can protect their homes. More info: https://eucpn.org/focus-day
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justice 'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium FR)
'Focus Day' campaign - What works to prevent domestic burglaries? (Belgium FR)
2 Jun 2023
EUCPN
With a prevention campaign and local preventive initiatives, the EUCPN, several European countries, Europol and the European Commission aim to step up the fight against this crime by informing citizens on how they can protect their homes. More info: https://eucpn.org/focus-day
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air SESAR 3 JU Member- Brussels Airport
SESAR 3 JU Member- Brussels Airport
2 Jun 2023
SESAR
Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 26,4 million passengers and 667,220 tonnes of freight annually. Brussels Airport links the European capital with 236 passenger and cargo destinations worldwide that are served by 74 different airlines. (figures 2019). #MeetSESAR3JUmembers #SESAR #innovation #EU #research More information: https://www.sesarju.eu/members/brussels Find us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SESAR_JU Find us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/sesar-joint-undertaking Subscribe to our channel to follow more innovations in the ATM world!
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#WeAreInBrussels again Episode5: Parlamentarium
#WeAreInBrussels again Episode5: Parlamentarium
31 May 2023
EU NEIGHBOURS SOUTH
Join our EU Goodwill Ambassadors and EU Jeel Connectors as they embark on a captivating visit to the Parlamentarium in the fifth episode of #WeAreInBrussels Again. Experience a dynamic and interactive journey through European history, diving into the significant role of the European Parliament. Explore the fascinating workings of the EU through a 360° multimedia tour, gaining insights into how laws are made and the positive impact it has on people's lives across Europe and beyond. Get ready to be inspired and #UnitedInDiversity! #Parlamentarium #EuropeanParliament
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#WeAreInBrussels again Episode4: Mathieu Bousquet
#WeAreInBrussels again Episode4: Mathieu Bousquet
30 May 2023
EU NEIGHBOURS SOUTH
Exciting news! The fourth episode of We Are in Brussels Again is here, and it's a special one, featuring Mathieu Bousquet, Acting Director (European Commission's Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations). Join the EU Goodwill Ambassadors and EU Jeel Connectors as they discuss youth policies, engagement, and the transformative power of young leaders.
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#WeAreInBrussels again Episode3: Europe Day
#WeAreInBrussels again Episode3: Europe Day
26 May 2023
EU NEIGHBOURS SOUTH
Get ready for the third episode of We Are in Brussels Again, where we take you to the EU Open Day, an annual celebration that coincides with #EuropeDay. Join the EU Goodwill Ambassadors and EU Jeel Connectors in their exciting experiences inside European institutions, from connecting with people from different countries to exploring various exhibits of EU-funded research, innovation, and projects and engaging in quizzes and conversations. Follow the full series here: 👉 https://bit.ly/WeAreInBrusselsAgain #WeAreInBrussels #EuropeDay #EUOpenDay
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Henrike Trautmann
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Henrike Trautmann
25 May 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, DG NEAR's Acting Director of Neighbourhood South and Turkey Henrike Trautmann explains the main social inclusion aspects of the New Agenda of the Mediterranean. Additionally, Acting Director Trautmann shares her insights on the EU's ambitions regarding youth in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
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#WeAreInBrussels again Episode2: Meeting YEAs
#WeAreInBrussels again Episode2: Meeting YEAs
24 May 2023
EU NEIGHBOURS SOUTH
Join Ahmed, Ghada, and their fellow EU Goodwill Ambassadors and EU Jeel Connectors as they continue their inspiring journey in Brussels. #WeAreInBrussels In this episode, they embark on a mission to connect with young European Ambassadors from the Eastern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans, expanding their network and finding common ground. Watch as they engage in lively conversations, discovering shared interests & perspectives and fostering a deeper understanding of diverse cultures. #UnitedInDiversity تابعوا أحمد وغادة، و سفراء النوايا الحسنة للاتحاد الأوروبي و EU Jeel Connectors في رحلتهم الملهمة في بروكسل. في هذه الحلقة، يبدؤون مهمة للتواصل مع سفراء شباب أوروبيين من الجوار الشرقي وغرب البلقان ، لتوسيع شبكتهم وإيجاد نقاط مشتركة. شاهدوا كيف يشاركون في محادثات حماسية ويكتشفون اهتمامات ووجهات نظر مشتركة ويعززون فهمهم للثقافات المتنوعة.
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#WeAreInBrussels again: Episode1
#WeAreInBrussels again: Episode1
22 May 2023
EU NEIGHBOURS SOUTH
Follow the EU Goodwill Ambassadors and EU Jeel Connectors as they come together in Brussels to celebrate Europe Day alongside other Young European Ambassadors and EU officials. Get ready for an inspiring journey of discovery and vibrant cultural exchange!
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cities Ghent - Collections of Ghent
Ghent - Collections of Ghent
21 May 2023
Eurocities
Collections of Ghent  is Ghent's shortlisted entry to the Eurocities Awards. CoGhent explores the potential of digitised cultural heritage for promoting social cohesion and inclusion at the urban level and does so on a co-creative and participatory basis. Together with local people and five cultural heritage institutions in the city, CoGhent is building a diverse collection consisting of archival material, museum objects and digitised material from locals themselves.  -- ​ With Eurocities, it’s all in our name: we connect Europe and cities. We are convinced that this connection leads to a better life for all. ​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EUROCITIES ​ Give us a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUROCITIES ​ Check out our Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurocities/​ And visit our website for updated information about European cities: https://www.eurocities.eu ​ --- ​ Eurocities wants to make cities places where everyone can enjoy a good quality of life, is able to move around safely, access quality and inclusive public services and benefit from a healthy environment. We do this by networking almost 200 larger European cities, which together represent some 130 million people across 38 countries, and by gathering evidence of how policy making impacts on people to inspire other cities and EU decision makers.
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science Brussels Economic Forum 2023: Where does Europe stand, and where is it headed?
Brussels Economic Forum 2023: Where does Europe stand, and where is it headed?
12 May 2023
Euronews Next
In this episode of Real Economy, we travel to the Brussels Economic Forum to ask high-level decision-makers how the EU can shape its digital, green and economic policies while ensuring the protection of its workers, industries, and consumers. READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2023/05/10/brussels-economic-forum-2023-where-does-europe-stand-and-where-is-it-headed Euronews Next is a future-focused news section covering global innovation, science and technology with a European perspective. Our dedicated team of journalists aims to educate and inspire today’s leaders by providing them with analysis and insights into the people and organisations shaping our future #Realeconomy
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science Brussels Economic Forum 2023: Where does Europe stand, and where is it headed?
Brussels Economic Forum 2023: Where does Europe stand, and where is it headed?
10 May 2023
Euronews Next
In this episode of Real Economy, we travel to the Brussels Economic Forum to ask high-level decision-makers how the EU can shape its digital, green and economic policies while ensuring the protection of its workers, industries, and consumers. READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2023/05/10/brussels-economic-forum-2023-where-does-europe-stand-and-where-is-it-headed Euronews Next is a future-focused news section covering global innovation, science and technology with a European perspective. Our dedicated team of journalists aims to educate and inspire today’s leaders by providing them with analysis and insights into the people and organisations shaping our future #Realeconomy
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culture LATEST VERSION Renovation best practices - Interview with Simon de Merode (Westerlo Castle, Belgium)
LATEST VERSION Renovation best practices - Interview with Simon de Merode (Westerlo Castle, Belgium)
9 May 2023
EUHistoricHouses
The EHH team has met Simon de Merode in the Westerlo Castle to talk about the new sustainable aquathermal heating system installed in the castle. Trying to reduce the CO2 emissions, the heating system was first on the list to be tackled.
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security 132 ‘Ndrangheta mafia members arrested after investigation by Belgium Italy & Germany
132 ‘Ndrangheta mafia members arrested after investigation by Belgium Italy & Germany
5 May 2023
EUROPOL
European police and judicial authorities execute largest-ever coordinated hit against Italian organised crime. During an action day executed by 10 countries, 132 members of one of the world’s most powerful criminal networks have been taken into custody. In the early hours of 3 May, law enforcement authorities in Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Romania, Brazil and Panama raided multiple locations and seized 29 companies. Over 1 350 officers were involved on the ground during the action day. Eurojust and Europol supported this international operation against the ‘Ndrangheta, which now stands as the largest hit involving the Italian poly-criminal syndicate to date. https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom Follow us on: http://www.facebook.com/europol/ http://www.instagram.com/europol.eu/ http://twitter.com/europol http://www.linkedin.com/company/europol http://www.europol.europa.eu Intellectual property rights, including copyright, to the material are owned by Europol. Europol’s advance permission is also required for any further use of this material. Further details can be viewed on https://www.europol.europa.eu/legal-notice . Where permission is given in writing this will require the source to be identified and intellectual property rights to be acknowledged. Any entity reusing the material is responsible for its own publication and for obtaining any additional permissions required (e.g. from individuals appearing, from rights owners of any images or figures embedded in the material). No material or image may be used to endorse or imply endorsement of an organisation or project by Europol. The Europol name and logo are the exclusive property of Europol. They are protected under European and International law and cannot be reproduced without Europol’s prior written permission.
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pollution #RestoreOcean Brussels Vox Pops on Marine Protected Areas.
#RestoreOcean Brussels Vox Pops on Marine Protected Areas.
4 May 2023
Seas At Risk
NGO's Seas At Risk and Oceana took to the streets of Brussels to ask people what they think about the state of EU waters and what decision-makers should do about it. It's time for your voice to be heard, to #RestoreOcean!
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social European Protest of Health and Care Workers, 9 December 2022 - Brussels
European Protest of Health and Care Workers, 9 December 2022 - Brussels
4 May 2023
Public Service
Hundreds of health and care workers took over Brussels streets for higher wages, more staff and more public funds. EPSU held the march on the same day as the European Health Ministers' meeting. After the demonstration, a delegation of workers met with Commissioner Schmidt.
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energy Episode with Chloé Verlinden, co-founder of Brupower, Brussels' first energy cooperative
Episode with Chloé Verlinden, co-founder of Brupower, Brussels' first energy cooperative
28 Apr 2023
Energy Cities
An energy cooperative never pops out of nowhere. Rather, it grows silently with motivated citizens putting their heads together and imagining how they can themselves produce renewable energy. Join me and my guest Chloé Verlinden to learn about some great ways for citizens to become energy producers and partners of public authorities. Chloé explains the cooperative's activities with external partners. She also talks about how the cooperative is organised and how to protect cooperative volunteers from burnout. Chloé is co-founder of Brussels’ first energy cooperative called Brupower which operates in the Brussels Region. https://coop.brupower.be/en This episode was produced with support from SCCALE 20-30-50. SCCALE is an EU project (Horizon 2020 programme) which makes collaboration happen to get many more energy communities up and running. The people behind SCCALE203050 work on a methodology and toolkit for citizens, cities and policy makers. If you, too, want to see more local energy communities across Europe, check out the toolkit and explore all of the project’s resources at the website sccale203050.eu.
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culture Renovation best practices - Interview with Simon de Merode (Westerlo Castle, Belgium)
Renovation best practices - Interview with Simon de Merode (Westerlo Castle, Belgium)
28 Apr 2023
EUHistoricHouses
The EHH team has met Simon de Merode in the Westerlo Castle to talk about the new sustainable aquathermal heating system installed in the castle. Trying to reduce the CO2 emissions, the heating system was first on the list to be tackled.
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regions Smart Regions: BRUGEO is helping Brussels to tap into its potential of geothermal heat
Smart Regions: BRUGEO is helping Brussels to tap into its potential of geothermal heat
12 Apr 2023
EUinmyRegion
Brugeo is an EU-funded project that brings together specialist companies and scientists to promote the potential of geothermal energy of the Brussels-Capital region. The project drilled about 45 wells in the Brussels-Capital [region] to investigate the potential of the subsoil to store energy, energy that can be used for heating during the winter. The project has also developed a tool to understand how geothermal energy can be used in a specific area of the region, and to work out how far down you have to drill. Watch the latest episode of Smart Regions to discover a project which is a concrete example of the energy transition in Europe! For more information on EU regional policy, please visit our website: https://europa.eu/!Yy67HF Follow us on: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUinmyregion - Twitter: https://twitter.com/euinmyregion - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euinmyregion/
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institutions Brussels Economic Forum 2023 - teaser
Brussels Economic Forum 2023 - teaser
11 Apr 2023
European Commission
The Brussels Economic Forum in 2023 entitles ‘Global Tensions and Scarce Resources’ and will focus on building a new competitive Europe. The annual flagship economic conference of the Commission is a high level meeting, always lining up Commissioners, leading members of governments, company leaders and executives of European and global organisations. For more information, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/bef Watch on the Audiovisual Portal of the European Commission: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-239775 Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/2X56Ju6 Follow us on: -Twitter: https://twitter.com/EU_Commission -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeancommission/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCommission -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-commission/ -Medium: https://medium.com/@EuropeanCommission Check our website: http://ec.europa.eu/
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institutions Brussels Economic Forum 2023 – teaser video
Brussels Economic Forum 2023 – teaser video
6 Apr 2023
European Commission
The Brussels Economic Forum in 2023 entitles ‘Global Tensions and Scarce Resources’ and will focus on building a new competitive Europe. The annual flagship economic conference of the Commission is a high level meeting, always lining up Commissioners, leading members of governments, company leaders and executives of European and global organisations. Watch on the Audiovisual Portal of the European Commission: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-239775 Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/2X56Ju6 Follow us on: -Twitter: https://twitter.com/EU_Commission -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeancommission/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCommission -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-commission/ -Medium: https://medium.com/@EuropeanCommission Check our website: http://ec.europa.eu/
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development BTS at the first global partnership for sustainable cities meeting in Brussels
BTS at the first global partnership for sustainable cities meeting in Brussels
3 Apr 2023
ECDPM
BTS at the first global partnership for sustainable cities meeting in Brussels
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road The Amazon has a new predator... and it comes from Brussels
The Amazon has a new predator... and it comes from Brussels
24 Mar 2023
Transport & Environm...
The European Commission has the power to stop the use of soy oil in European biofuels, which contributes to deforestation. The Commission must agree to phase out soy biofuels as soon as possible.
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media Meet the EBU Team | Wouter Gekiere | Head of the Brussels office
Meet the EBU Team | Wouter Gekiere | Head of the Brussels office
13 Mar 2023
European Broadcastin...
Wouter Gekiere discusses her role as Head of the Brussels office at the EBU. Like, comment or share 👍 Subscribe to the EBU YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2VBz0JY Connect with the EBU here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ebu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EBU_HQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EBU.HQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ebu_hq/
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environment Presentation by Claire Dupont, Ghent University
Presentation by Claire Dupont, Ghent University
10 Mar 2023
Ecologic Institute
Presentation by Claire Dupont, Professor of European Governance and sustainability transformation at Ghent University, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency and member of the Climate Policy Observatory of Luxembourg. On 6 March 2023, Ecologic Institute hosted the webinar The EU's carbon-neutral future: Achieving net zero by 2050. Young people in Europe, joined the webinar hosts Ewa Iwaszuk and Aaron Best from Ecologic Institute and their expert guests to discuss the central role that climate policy plays in the European Green Deal and explore how policy can spur innovation and reduce net emissions to zero in the European Union. Listen to our latest podcast episode, which also focuses on the journey of net zero emissions: https://www.greendealbigdeal.eu/podcast/episode-8/ YouTube Video of Matthias Duwe, Head of the climate team at Ecologic Institute: https://youtu.be/Jlho7SUSvUc The presentations and the video recording of Claire Dupont and Matthias Duwe are available on the project website: https://www.greendealbigdeal.eu/ Follow “Green Deal – Big Deal?” on Instagram to get more insights on the European Green Deal: https://www.instagram.com/greendealbigdeal/
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Farah Al Shami (1/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Farah Al Shami (1/2)
8 Mar 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Farah Al Shami, Senior Fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) explains how agricultural rural women in Tunisia are one of the most vulnerable social groups in the country's economy. Rural women suffer from precarious working conditions as a result of the informality of their sector and the lack of effective social protection programmes.
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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Farah Al Shami (2/2)
EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2022: Brussels Closing Event - Interview with Farah Al Shami (2/2)
8 Mar 2023
EuroMeSCo: Connectin...
As part of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference, Farah Al Shami, Senior Fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) provides an overview of the requirements and conditions of a successful and effective social protection reform. Rural women suffer from precarious working conditions as a result of the informality of their sector and the lack of effective social protection programmes.
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cities SUMP-PLUS Annelies Heijns, City of Antwerp
SUMP-PLUS Annelies Heijns, City of Antwerp
27 Feb 2023
icleieurope
SUMP-PLUS Annelies Heijns, City of Antwerp
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regions Stories from the Regions: Masui4Ever in Brussels
Stories from the Regions: Masui4Ever in Brussels
13 Feb 2023
EUinmyRegion
For more information on EU regional policy, please visit our website: https://europa.eu/!Yy67HF Follow us on: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUinmyregion - Twitter: https://twitter.com/euinmyregion - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euinmyregion/
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economy Belgium and the EIB: our impact from 2018 to 2022
Belgium and the EIB: our impact from 2018 to 2022
2 Feb 2023
European Investment Bank
We have worked in Belgium since 1962, financing education and key infrastructure, such as the national railway, Antwerp’s port, clean water, renewable energy and digital connectivity. We supported the installation of dozens of wind turbines off the country’s coast, providing electricity to over one million households. We financed a state-of-the-art health campus in Leuven, a major initiative in line with European policies for health, education and innovation. We also supported Belgian entrepreneurs and innovators in the medtech and biotech fields. In times of crisis, we stepped up our efforts to provide relief funds to the Walloon region for flood resilience projects and social housing. Find out more here: https://www.eib.org/en/projects/regions/european-union/belgium/index.htm --------------------------------- Visit our website: https://www.eib.org Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank Twitter: https://twitter.com/eib LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-investment-bank Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeaninvestmentbank/
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cities Fair Local Green Deals - Interview with Caroline Calomme from Ghent
Fair Local Green Deals - Interview with Caroline Calomme from Ghent
2 Feb 2023
icleieurope
Interview on Local Green Deals and Ghent's involvement in the Fair Local Green Deals Project with Caroline Calomme, Project Coordinator, Department of Environment and Climate, Ghent.
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road Sigrid de Vries live from the Brussels Motor Show 2023
Sigrid de Vries live from the Brussels Motor Show 2023
20 Jan 2023
ACEA
Sigrid de Vries, ACEA Director General, shares her thoughts on the European automotive industry’s efforts to reach climate-neutral mobility. Live from the 100th edition of the Brussels Motor Show, Ms de Vries explains what is needed in terms of policies to support the market uptake of electric vehicles in Europe. These include incentives to keep these new vehicles affordable for all European citizens, a strong raw materials strategy to ensure they are built in Europe, a sound industrial policy to maintain global competitiveness, as well as infrastructure for a seamless charging experience.
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renewable SolarSaves - Bram's solar panels plus heat pump are helping him through the energy crisis in Belgium
SolarSaves - Bram's solar panels plus heat pump are helping him through the energy crisis in Belgium
20 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we talk to Bram from Flanders, Belgium, who has solar plus a heat pump. This combination is saving his family money while also helping the planet. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Robbe & Stefanie are happy they installed solar on their home in Belgium
SolarSaves - Robbe & Stefanie are happy they installed solar on their home in Belgium
20 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we spoke with Robbe and Stefanie who live in Flanders, Belgium. The couple recently installed 12 solar panels and 2 batteries which are already saving them money, saving energy consumed from the grid, and helping save the planet. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Ginette and Ronnie live in social housing in Belgium with solar panels on their roofs
SolarSaves - Ginette and Ronnie live in social housing in Belgium with solar panels on their roofs
20 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we spoke with Ginette and Ronnie, how both live in a social housing unit in Flanders Belgium. All the houses in the unit now have solar and the two residents express how they are concerned about the energy crisis, but the solar panels are saving them money and helping them to do their bit for the climate. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Martijn tells us why he is happy he installed solar on his home in Belgium
SolarSaves - Martijn tells us why he is happy he installed solar on his home in Belgium
20 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we speak with Martijn who lives in Flanders, Belgium with his girlfriend. Since installing solar panels on their home they have noticed a significant decrease in energy consumed from the grid, and lower energy bills. Martijn says he recommends his friends to all get solar. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Bram's solar panels plus heat pump are helping him through the energy crisis in Belgium
SolarSaves - Bram's solar panels plus heat pump are helping him through the energy crisis in Belgium
19 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we talk to Bram from Flanders, Belgium, who has solar plus a heat pump. This combination is saving his family money while also helping the planet. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Robbe & Stefanie are happy they installed solar on their home in Belgium
SolarSaves - Robbe & Stefanie are happy they installed solar on their home in Belgium
19 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we spoke with Robbe and Stefanie who live in Flanders, Belgium. The couple recently installed 12 solar panels and 2 batteries which are already saving them money, saving energy consumed from the grid, and helping save the planet. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Ginette and Ronnie live in social housing in Belgium with solar panels on their roofs
SolarSaves - Ginette and Ronnie live in social housing in Belgium with solar panels on their roofs
19 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we spoke with Ginette and Ronnie, how both live in a social housing unit in Flanders Belgium. All the houses in the unit now have solar and the two residents express how they are concerned about the energy crisis, but the solar panels are saving them money and helping them to do their bit for the climate. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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renewable SolarSaves - Martijn tells us why he is happy he installed solar on his home in Belgium
SolarSaves - Martijn tells us why he is happy he installed solar on his home in Belgium
19 Jan 2023
SolarPower Europe
During times of energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. In our #SolarSaves campaign we hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. In this video we speak with Martijn who lives in Flanders, Belgium with his girlfriend. Since installing solar panels on their home they have noticed a significant decrease in energy consumed from the grid, and lower energy bills. Martijn says he recommends his friends to all get solar. For more stories and further information see https://www.solarpowereurope.org/advocacy/solar-saves/
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regions Stories from the Regions: Masui4Ever: an anchor point for socio-artistic initiatives in Brussels
Stories from the Regions: Masui4Ever: an anchor point for socio-artistic initiatives in Brussels
19 Jan 2023
EUinmyRegion
This new episode of the Stories from the regions takes us to Belgium where the non-profit organisation Zinneke, with the help of Brussels Capital Region and the European Regional Development Fund provided by European Union, has acquired and is in the process of renovating the building at 13 Place Masui in Schaerbeek in Brussels’ north district. The aim was to find a permanent anchor point for the organisation, which has been responsible for organising the Zinneke Parade every two years since 2000. This production centre is a huge laboratory where Zinneke is now able to further develop its socio-artistic initiatives as a venue for sharing spaces, tools, equipment, knowledge and skills. While the renovation works on the building at Place Masui are to be completed by 2024, Zinneke also offers long-term metal training and gives home to a resource centre that recycles industrial waste. By stirring up public space in the city and being a place of encounters inside and outside of its premises, Zinneke intends to meet social and cultural challenges artistically and collectively. https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/projects/Belgium/un-lieu-dancrage-pour-lassociation-socio-artistique-zinneke-a-bruxelles and https://www.zinneke.org/ For more information on EU regional policy, please visit our website: https://europa.eu/!Yy67HF Follow us on: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EUinmyregion - Twitter: https://twitter.com/euinmyregion - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euinmyregion/
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regions Zinneke project in Brussels - #Youth4Regions
Zinneke project in Brussels - #Youth4Regions
5 Jan 2023
EUinmyRegion
Circular economy, art and local participation: three factors that make this EU-funded project a success in Brussels. Discover how the Zinneke initiative is growing a new wave of creative metal workers! Video by #Youth4Regions journalist Rahel Schuchardt; #EUinmyregion
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cities Eurodyssey Catalan Trainees Brussels Testimony 2022
Eurodyssey Catalan Trainees Brussels Testimony 2022
22 Dec 2022
AER - Assembly of Eu...
Joseph and Ana are two former Catalan trainees that used the programme Eurodyssey to find an internship in Brussels, Belgium. After their six-month stay, they share their experiences and how Eurodyssey has helped them grow professionally and personally.
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politics Parliament's Secretary-General farewell in Brussels
Parliament's Secretary-General farewell in Brussels
20 Dec 2022
European Parliament
Farewell speech from Secretary-General Klaus Welle to Parliament's staff in Brussels on 8 December 2022.
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security Brussels Indo-Pacific Forum 2022
Brussels Indo-Pacific Forum 2022
19 Dec 2022
Centre for Security,...
The Brussels Indo-Pacific Forum* aims to provide a unique platform for experts and policymakers to discuss Europe’s role in the Indo-Pacific and bring the Indo-Pacific security debate to the European capital. In light of the evolving debate inside and outside Europe, the inaugural edition of the Forum will put the spotlight on the EU’s tightening relations with like-minded regional partners, explore the trends and possible contribution to the security and defence, and delve into the prospects for technological and economic cooperation. The Forum is convened by the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB), which has established itself as a leading reference for informing academic and policy debates on the Indo-Pacific in Brussels through its Korea Chair and Japan Chair. In this year’s edition of the Forum, CSDS will partner with the European Union (EU) on the basis of the Indo-Pacific Futures Platform (INFORM), a two-year project supported by the EU that seeks to develop a common reflection on future challenges impacting the region. Its main deliverable is the publication of two studies on security and digitalisation trends respectively in the Indo-Pacific. The discussions to be held at the Forum will feed into the reports, which will be published at the end of the year. Furthermore, CSDS will use the opportunity to announce the establishment of a Japan Chair, bearing witness to the significant political, economic and strategic rapprochement between the two like-minded partners and setting the scene for closer and more substantive cooperation in the years to come. (*) This event was held in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Belgium. More information on: https://csds.vub.be/brussels-indo-pacific-forum-0.
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environment Expert Conference: Charting a path towards climate neutrality in turbulent times | 30 Nov - Brussels
Expert Conference: Charting a path towards climate neutrality in turbulent times | 30 Nov - Brussels
16 Dec 2022
Ecologic Institute
This event discussed how long-term policy direction can be maintained despite uncertainties, and in this context it zoomed into the role of long-term strategies and scientific climate advisory councils. Background: The EU’s toolbox on climate action has been significantly expanded since the adoption of the Paris Agreement: targets have been increased and the climate neutrality goal is legally binding. New planning processes have been started and new institutions created. And with FitFor55 the core policies are being updated. Many Member States have enacted their own framework climate laws to establish clear procedures for managing their own policy-making and established dedicated independent scientific advisory councils. At EU level, a new European Scientific Advisory Board has been formed to provide additional and independent input to the institutions on the green transition. However, first the economic impacts of the pandemic and now the energy crisis triggered by both the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a particularly hot summer in Europe are creating a difficult environment, with a complex mixture of supportive and blocking impulses. Does the EU have the means to stay the course towards climate neutrality in such turbulent times?
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renewable Speeding Up Nature Positive Offshore Energy Infrastructure Deployment | Brussels | 19 October 2022
Speeding Up Nature Positive Offshore Energy Infrastructure Deployment | Brussels | 19 October 2022
12 Dec 2022
Renewables Grid Init...
On 19 October, the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), WindEurope and the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) co-organised an event discussing challenges and possible solutions to accelerate offshore energy infrastructure deployment while also restoring Europe’s marine ecosystems. The combined crises of climate change, biodiversity, and energy security require an acceleration of renewable energy and electricity grid deployment, with the offshore wind playing an increasingly relevant contribution in reaching renewable energy targets. However, the degraded state of our marine ecosystems requires due consideration: offshore wind energy projects and connecting grid infrastructure, when properly planned and deployed, can and should instrumentally contribute to the restoration of our seas and become nature positive. With this in mind, the conference kick-started discussions on reconciling potential conflicts between nature and energy infrastructure. Emphasis was placed on reducing the risk of delays, utilisation of careful and comprehensive planning and identifying solutions which need to be deployed at scale by permitting authorities and project developers alike as part of the timely achievement of EU’s renewable energy and nature restoration goals. Participants and speakers discussed joint solutions for implementing, financing and disseminating practices on nature-positive offshore energy and grid infrastructure throughout the day. You can view our photo gallery of the event here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/renewablesgridinitiative/albums/72177720303202875 Event press release: https://renewables-grid.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/Files_RGI/News/Press_Release_Robust_and_timely_Maritime_Spatial_Planning.pdf Discover some of the measures presented at the conference fair: bit.ly/offshore-practices Disclaimer: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.
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institutions President von der Leyen at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium
President von der Leyen at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium
4 Dec 2022
European Commission
Watch on the Audiovisual Portal of the European Commission: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-234224 Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/2X56Ju6 Follow us on: -Twitter: https://twitter.com/EU_Commission -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeancommission/ -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCommission -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-commission/ -Medium: https://medium.com/@EuropeanCommission Check our website: http://ec.europa.eu/
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humanrights Launch of the Justice is Everybody's Business campaign in Brussels
Launch of the Justice is Everybody's Business campaign in Brussels
2 Dec 2022
European Coalition f...
We are a large number of civil society and trade union organisations from around Europe and beyond. We are launching the Justice is Everybody’s Business campaign because we believe people power is crucial for meaningful change. In 2021, trade unions and NGOs mobilised hundreds of thousands of people to respond to the EU’s consultation on a draft corporate sustainability law. Now the proposal is out – but it’s riddled with loopholes. It’s time to raise our collective voices again and show that we won’t accept half measures when it comes to justice. - - - - - - - - - - - - - The European Coalition for Corporate Justice is part of the Justice is Everybody’s Business campaign, uniting 100+ organisations across Europe to call for a European corporate accountability law that protects people and plant from corporate harm. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Find out more: https://justice-business.org/ Follow us on Instagram: @justiceiseverybodysbusiness
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finance Climate Reporting explained by ecoDa and PwC with the support of Chapter Zero Brussels
Climate Reporting explained by ecoDa and PwC with the support of Chapter Zero Brussels
2 Dec 2022
ecoDa The European V...
As part of ecoDa's series of educational videos, this new episode will clarify climate reporting requirements that on board members have to comply with. This video has been done in collaboration with PwC, with the support of Chapter Zero Brussels.
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Photographic Exhibition on Pakistan held in Brussels
Photographic Exhibition on Pakistan held in Brussels
1 Dec 2022
EU Reporter
In his remarks on the occasion, the Acting Foreign Secretary Jauhar Saleem noted the positive trajectory in bilateral relations between Pakistan and the EU and the growing partnership in political, economic and trade domains. He emphasized that Pakistan-EU relationship was a befitting representation of the value of working together on global challenges — such as climate change, food security and sustainability, which required a multilateral and interdisciplinary approach. The Acting Foreign Secretary underlined the enormous potential for further expanding Pakistan-EU ties under the Strategic Engagement Plan. He expressed Pakistan’s readiness to advance this productive and constructive partnership, especially in areas of science and technology as these are the most relevant sectors for attainment of socio-economic development.
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