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    8-9 November 2017: International Expert Conference “Logistics and Transport – optimization of the distribution of goods in the regions”, Opatija, Croatia

    The Institute of European Regions (IRE) is organizing an International Expert Conference which is devoted to the topic of “Logistics & Transport – optimization of the distribution of goods in the regions”. Venue is the Culture and Tourist Centre GERVAIS in Opatija, Croatia. Aim of the conference is the presentation and communication of guidelines for [...]

    24th-26th September 2017: Salzburg Summit – “Next Generation – Attractive Regions and Cities for Future Generations”

    13th Conference of European Regions and Cities “Next Generation- Attractive Regions and Cities for Future Generations” in Salzburg, Austria. The annual Conference of European Regions and Cities will be organized on current themes for regions and cities of Europe with a view to future strategies and challenges for politics and business. More information under: E:   [...]

    24th September 2017: IRE-General Assembly

    IRE- General Assembly 24th September 2017 in Salzburg, Austria 13:00 hrs until 14:00 hrs. Salzburg Congress (only IRE Members are entitled to vote, guests are welcome)

    26th June 2017: Panel Discussion: “Bosnia and Herzegovina – the unknown partner for regional and local relations” Salzburg, Austria

    29 March 2017: Banja Luka – How to become a Green City

    Most Europeans live in urban areas, where environmental issues such as air quality, waste management or traffic congestion are increasingly becoming challenges to the city’s infrastructure. Some of the key elements to a coherent and green urban framework are green spaces, attracting innovative and green businesses, building a strong public transportation system and using renewable [...]

    2 March 2017: Panel discussion ” Centralism means less democracy – by the example Catalonia”

    EINLADUNG Das Institut der Regionen Europas (IRE) veranstaltet gemeinsam mit der Vertretung der katalanischen Regionalregierung in Wien, dem Akademikerbund Niederösterreich, dem Verein der Katalanen in Österreich  und der ÖH IMC Krems eine Podiumsdiskussion (in deutscher Sprache) zum Thema „Zentralismus bedeutet weniger Demokratie – am Beispiel Kataloniens“   Donnerstag, 2. März 2017, 17:00 Uhr, an der [...]

    10 November 2016: Green Mobility – Green Cities, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    5th IRE Expert Conference Master Mobility Plan for Green Cities – Sustainable and Interconnected Cities in Europe on 10th November 2016 Castel of Ljubljana Ljubljanski Grad, Grajska planota 1 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia From 9:00 – 16:00 hrs Sustainable mobility means satisfying “the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet [...]

    25 – 27 Sept 2016 – 12th Conference of European Regions and Cities, Salzburg, Austria

    12th Conference of European Regions and Cities „Sustainability in Regions and Cities of Europe“  25 – 27 Sept 2016, Salzburg, Austria   The annual Conference of European Regions and Cities brings together about 300 representatives of politics and business from the various European regions. It focuses on current topics for European regions and cities with regard [...]

    25 May 2016: Catalonia‘s way in Europe

    Invitation   Catalonia‘s Way in Europe Panel discussion (in German language) Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 19:00 hrs Internationale Salzburg Association (ISA) Palais Kuenburg-Langenhof Sigmund-Haffnergasse 16, 5020 Salzburg, Austria   Opening address and moderation Univ. Prof. Dr. Franz Schausberger IRE-Chairman and Member of the Committee of the Regions, Brussels, EU     Panelists: Jordi Solé, Secretary for Foreign [...]

    15 April 2016 – Expert conference & Café d´Europe Régional, Sarajevo, BiH

    Expert conference The task of mayors and regional parliamets and assemblies is to inform citizens about Europe and the EU. The event wants to raise awareness of topics such as rights, opportunities and benefits for the citizens and their region from the (future) EU membership.   Café d´Europe Régional The aim of this event is [...]

    24 February 2016 – IRE-Expert conference “Cross-border regional cooperation on health promotion”

    The opportunities and possibilities of cross-border regional cooperation in the health sector are of great importance to the public health policies of the regional and local authorities. The cross-border cooperation provides a number of promising opportunities, especially, when it comes to rationalization and the most effective use of financial resources without risking the high standard of health [...]

    11th Conference of European Regions and Cities, Salzburg, Austria

    11th Conference of European Regions and Cities Economy meets Politics “Survival strategies for Regions and Cities in Europe” Sunday, 27th – Tuesday, 29th September 2015                    Salzburg Congress, Salzburg, Austria  picture: Wladyslaw Sojka, art libre licence   Our common Europe is going through a time of difficult challenges. [...]

    Friday, 29th May, 10th Anniversary Celebration of the IRE, Vienna, Austria

    The 10th Anniversary takes place on Friday, 29th of May from 11:00 hrs  - 13:00 hrs in the Mamorsaal of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in Vienna, Austria.  After the Welcome Speech of  Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz, IRE Chairman Prof. Dr. Franz Schausberger and other prominent persons will take the floor. [...]

    Friday, 15th May, IRE Expert conference „Industrial Heritage in the regions of South Eastern Europe“ in Novi Sad, Serbia

    Industrial built heritage represents a multidisciplinary field of research and practice, which, is increasingly gaining importance widely. South Eastern Europe and especially the territory of Serbia keep the remains of old mines, factories, mills, canals, locks, rail facilities, warehouses and workers’ colonies, which are constant reminder of life and work through the history. The importance [...]

    Tuesday, 28th April 2015: Expert Conference on Broadband Networks, Linz (AT)

    The development of broadband and high-speed internet connections is crucial for the quality of a location. Only with access to high speed rural and border regions remain competitive. The aim of the conference is to highlight best practice examples for the development of regional and local IT and business locations on the way into the [...]

    Friday, 20th March, 2015: Green Mobility – Sustainable and Interconnected Cities in Europe, Trieste, Italy

    Expert Conference Green Mobility – Sustainable and Interconnected Cities in Europe From 19th to 20th March 2015 in Trieste, Italy Conference languages: English, Italian (simultaneous translation) Following the “Smart City” conferences in Tübingen (D), Vienna (AT) and Wrocław (PL) the IRE continues the series on Urban Transport and Future Mobility in Italy in cooperation with [...]

    Friday, 25th of April 2014: IRE Expert Conference “Regional Media in Southeastern Europe” in Novi Sad (Serbia)

    Many media consumers are not only interested in information on international and national events but also on happenings in their immediate region or community. Therefore, local and regional coverage in the print media and electronic media play an increasingly important role for exchange of regional information, the formation of regional identity and, hence, the “sense [...]

    2013, December: Integration means potential not problem for the host country

    IRE conference on integration, 4th of December 2013 in the City Hall of Graz, Austria: Two out of three children born today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, have an immigrant background. This clearly shows that the idea of integration has to be transferred as quickly as possible to the civil society in the host country. [...]

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