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January February 2015 (EU Bulletin 116)

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EU News Bulletin from the Irish Regions Brussels Office, with analysis of developments over the last 6 weeks which may be of specific relevance to Ireland’s local and regional levels.

This issue leads with the new Irish Delegation to the Committee of the Regions for 2015-2020 which is now in place. Other articles cover:

Funding, Networking & Projects:

· Cross-border Interreg programmes finalised

· Pre-call: Environmental solutions to societal challenges

· Call: Cluster Partnerships

· Call: ‘Fast Track to Innovation’

· Call: Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

· Green Leaf environmental competition for smaller cities

· Social Innovation and the Social Economy

· Capital of Innovation award

· Project: Cork Smart Gateway underway with Horizon 2020 transport, energy & ICT funding

· Project: Louth’s Erasmus+ Innovation Alliance

· Project: Wicklow community setting Zero Emission certification target

· Project: TOURage – developing senior tourism in remote regions

News & Policy:

· 2014-2020 Funding Programmes’ design: how were local interests involved?

· ‘Blueprint for a revised Europe 2020’

· Consultation on proposed energy ‘Projects of Common Interest’

· Marine environmental management: science and communities

Upcoming Events:

· Simplifying the local business environment

· Sustainable Road Infrastructure

· Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

· PEACE and Interreg North-South: pre-application workshops

· Regional Bioeconomy Strategies

· Juncker Investment Plan: local relevance

· Clusters in regional economic development

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