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Social Innovation and Young People in Birmingham: A New Project

  launching speeches May 23rd 2013 and Aston University are launching later this week an EU funded project looking at Social Innovation and Young people. The project titled Citispyce – will be seeking out innovative social practices (sometimes led by young people) across Europe and will also be looking at how such approaches can help […]

Towards Sustainable Transportation: Cooperation and Transport challenges in European Metropolitan Regions

CATCH-MR: An EU Interregional Project Seven metropolitan regions, stretching from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, worked during 2010-2012 to investigate strategic approaches to achieve more sustainable transport. The joint planning office for Berlin and Brandenburg was lead partner, and the final conference was organized by the Province of Rome. The 12 project partners organized their […]

EU Funding Guidance for 2014-2020 – what we can spend the money on

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills has recently published initial guidance on the new EU funding round for LEPs. and the Technical Annex With the demise of the Regional Development  Agencies it foresees a big role for the LEPs in helping to distribute these resources. In total England will be allocated approximately €6.2n over […]

Major China-EU Climate Change Conference at Birmingham’s NEC April 17th

A significant conference focussing on EU China interaction in the low carbon economy is taking place as part of the Sustainability Live Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on April 17th 2013. Key speakers on the line up include Connie Hedegaard EU Climate Action Commissioner and Chen Futao from the Chinese Embassy. China is still growing […]

BIS: European Funding Post 2014 share out between England and the Devolved Administrations

Behind the scenes there is a lot of work going on on the new EU funding programmes in the UK from 2014. Two recent announcements are just the tip of the iceberg. Firstly they have announced how they intend the resources allocated to the UK to be shared out between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and […]

Local Economic Growth: What will Work with ‘What Works’

The government (BIS/CLG) together with the ESRC has launched this call for teams to bid for a new research ‘What Works’ centre The idea is plainly to learn what mechanisms are better than others in driving forward economic growth at a local level. It details the characteristics the centre will have. It will be independent of […]

ERDF and ESF: There is good news hidden in the EU budget for the UK

With the agreement of the EU budget deal by the Council of Ministers last month, and with the likely agreement of the European Parliament (with a few niggles) this opens the way for 7 more years of economic development funding for the UK. It is clear from figures published by EUACTIV that the budget going […]

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