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March April 2015 (EU Bulletin 117)

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EU News Bulletin from the Irish Regions Brussels Office, with analysis of developments over the last 8 weeks which may be of specific relevance to Ireland’s local and regional levels. the March-April issue provides articles covering:

Funding, Networking & Projects:

Call: INTERREG North West Europe;

INTERREG EUROPE underway in June;

Pre-Call: LIFE Environment & Climate Action;

Call: URBACT ‘Action Planning Networks’;

New financial instruments for climate and biodiversity challenges: Natural Capital Financial Facility (NCFF) and Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE);

9 Irish projects approved by INTERREG Northern Periphery;

Project: FIERE – Furthering Innovative Entrepreneurship Training;

Intangible heritage for local development (partner search);

CITyFIED: Energy-efficient Districts project seeks Irish cities/towns;

News & Policy:

‘Regional Knowledge Platform’;

Juncker Plan to finance ‘unlisted’ Irish healthcare centres;

Globalisation funding go-ahead for Rathcoole redundancies retraining;

’Digital Single Market strategy’;

E-Government Factsheets;

European Energy Efficiency Fund shines light on local retrofit financing in Ireland;

‘Social Planning at the local level’;

Mid-term review of Transport White Paper;

Local Infrastructure Planning and Investment: Challenges, Experiences and Solutions;

‘Urban Platforms’: connecting city service delivery via ICT;

Upcoming Events:

Green Infrastructure;

New-look INTERREG programmes; (*webstreamed)

LIFE Programme National Information Days 2015;

Innovating public services through service design (SPIDER project);

Internationalising Business Opportunities (TESLA project)

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