Empresa e investigación

Political ecology: promoting better environmental policy

Sector: 

  • Empresa e investigación
  • Medio ambiente, agricultura y desarrollo rural

Enhanced knowledge and understanding of political ecology should help EU governments achieve better, forward-looking and more sustainable management of their environment. An EU-funded network is training the next generation of researchers in this emerging field of social science.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?id=/research/head...

Political ecology investigates the ways in which power influences how humans and societies deal with environmental challenges. The EU-funded project ENTITLE was established to respond to the growing relevance, interest in, and importance of this emerging area of social science.

“International action on climate change is almost always slow-moving and inefficient. This is because powerful political actors are too often unwilling to take action that could risk weakening their economies or their position in international geopolitics,” says ENTITLE’s project coordinator Giorgos Kallis of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. Power plays a role in virtually all situations where decisions affecting the environment are taken.”

Kallis believes that it is crucial for people to have a better understanding of this role if they are to attempt to bring about environmental change themselves to create a more sustainable future.

The ENTITLE project has published 19 action briefs targeting civil society organisations, 11 policy briefs with policy recommendations for decision-makers, and a manual explaining complex political ecology concepts and theories aimed at informing civil society actors.

Spin-off and follow-up activities, including the creation of a political ecology network, blog, journal and collective, aim to ensure continuity of the project’s impact and results, and are testimony to the advances ENTITLE has already made in the field of political ecology.

“The impact of ENTITLE’s research will help transform policy and public perceptions about environmental challenges in ways that will contribute to a common sustainable future for the world,” Kallis says.

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Navarra was independent Kingdom for nearly 1,000 years and still maintains a part of its ancient laws and rights, among them self-government in the areas of taxation and the economy. We are one of the few territories in the world that has reached the 21st century with this status. Navarra is a synonym of force and solidity, power and stability, wisdom and experience.

It has the strength required by any company looking for new locations and markets to expand its business. It is not a matter of size, what really counts is intensity:

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GROW your REGIOn conference: Boosting smart interregional collaboration through clusters

Sector: 

  • Empresa e investigación

The 2d edition of the 'Grow your region' conference will take place in Valencia, Spain and is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and for Regional and Urban Policy, in cooperation with the Valencia Regional Authority.

Lessons will be drawn on how smart specialisation strategies were used and how clusters have supported growth in Europe's regions.

The conference is an opportunity to:

  • share your smart specialisation and cluster experience and practices
  • exchange ideas about future actions for smart interregional collaboration
  • learn about novel ways of supporting innovation and accelerating industrial modernisation and SME growth.

Programme

Climate Change Roadmap for Navarre HCCN 2017-2030-2050

“Navarre’s contribution to the international commitment to combat climate change”. From the outset, the roadmap expresses Navarre’s commitment to combat climate change. It will be implemented as part of shared initiatives within the framework of international agreements.

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ICT as an enabler for Smart Cities

Sector: 

  • Empresa e investigación
  • Smart Cities

The ERRIN SCC, ICT and Opening Science WGs joint event "ICT as an enabler for Smart Cities" will take place on 26th October. The event will present the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 work plan relating to smart cities and highlight successful triple helix partnerships at the city level.

The morning will begin with an introduction to upcoming calls for Smart Cities under Horizon 2020. Three case studies related to ICT in Smart Cities will inspire the morning session, where there is opportunity to get new ideas and insights into successful triple helix partnerships from the perspective of local authorities, private companies and an innovation institution.

Following these good practises, an Energy NPC will share her tips and tricks for applying for Smart Cities related calls with the audience. Finally, a panel discussion will wrap up the touched upon topics.

The event will be followed by the ERRIN brokerage event 20-24th November 2017, and the event can therefore act as first point of contact for future collaboration.

http://errin.eu/sites/default/files/10.26%20Agenda%20ICT%20in%20Smart%20...

New technologies and Regional Policy Towards the next Cohesion Policy framework

Sector: 

  • Economía Circular
  • Empresa e investigación
  • Energía
  • Medio ambiente, agricultura y desarrollo rural

STOA Workshop

New technologies and Regional Policy Towards the next Cohesion Policy framework

Monday 16 October 2017, 14:30-18:30 European Parliament, Brussels Room A5E-2 

 

https://epthinktank.eu/2017/10/05/new-technologies-and-regional-policy-t...

Impulsar el crecimiento en las regiones fronterizas de la UE

Sector: 

  • Cultura
  • Deporte
  • Economía Circular
  • Educación
  • Empleo y asuntos sociales
  • Empresa e investigación
  • Energía
  • Justicia
  • Medio ambiente, agricultura y desarrollo rural
  • Salud
  • Smart Cities
  • Transporte
  • Turismo
  • Urbanismo

Para desplegar todo el potencial económico de las regiones fronterizas de la UE, que albergan a 150 millones de ciudadanos, la Comisión lanza hoy el "Centro de Cuestiones Fronterizas". Proporciona un apoyo adaptado a las regiones para ayudarles a romper las barreras al empleo ya las inversiones.

 

Las cuestiones en juego:

 

Las regiones fronterizas representan el 40% del territorio de la UE. Aunque más de una cuarta parte del PIB de Europa se produce en sus regiones fronterizas, su potencial económico sigue sin explotarse.

 

En 2015, la Comisión lanzó una revisión de los obstáculos transfronterizos en toda la UE, en la que se identificaron 239 casos específicos de obstáculos de carácter administrativo y jurídico. Se trata de cuellos de botella invisibles pero reales para los 150 millones de ciudadanos que viven en las regiones fronterizas de la UE. La revisión estableció tres categorías principales de obstáculos:

 

1)Conseguir un puesto de trabajo fronterizo: tener plenamente reconocidas las competencias y competencias, acceder a las ofertas de empleo, asegurar una cobertura completa de la seguridad social: todavía hay margen de mejora en estas áreas. En el contexto de la revisión, los ciudadanos y las empresas han pedido un mejor acceso a información confiable sobre las normas y los servicios disponibles en el otro lado de la frontera.

 

2)Hacer negocios a través de la frontera : una empresa que realiza negocios a través de la frontera gasta un 60% más que las empresas que operan en el país para llevar a cabo los procedimientos clave principalmente debido a los costos adicionales de traducción y certificación.

3)Uso de los servicios públicos: diferentes procedimientos para el reembolso de los servicios médicos, tarifas diferentes y falta de conexiones entre los sistemas de transporte público, barreras lingüísticas - el uso de los servicios públicos en las regiones fronterizas no siempre forma parte de la rutina diaria como en otras regiones de la UE. 

 

El objetivo general de esta Comunicación es estimular el diálogo sobre las cuestiones transfronterizas entre los Estados miembros y las regiones y ayudarles, si así lo solicitan, a profundizar su cooperación. La Comisión pondrá a disposición las buenas prácticas y ofrecerá asesoramiento especializado para la creación de un centro de expertos de la Comisión, el Centro de Cuestiones Fronterizas y la selección de un máximo de 20 proyectos que ofrezcan soluciones innovadoras para abordar cuestiones transfronterizas.

 

Además, en el contexto de la reflexión en curso sobre el futuro de las finanzas de la UE , la presente Comunicación aporta ideas para la formación de la próxima generación de programas de cooperación transfronteriza ("interreg").

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