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    Past Events

    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 [...]

    20.-21.October 2014: “The contribution of regional meetings on the road to the EU” in Brčko (BiH)

    The conference tackles the role of the regional assemblies as mediators of European rights and values to the citizens of the Union. Representatives of regional parliaments discuss the topic titled “citizens and regional parliaments”. The event will contribute to increased awareness among members of regional parliaments about their responsibility towards the EU policies and mediation [...]

    10th Conference of European Regions and Cities, City Hall of Vienna (AT)

    10th Conference of European Regions and Cities Economy meets Politics “EUROPE 2050: Overcrowded Metropolises – Empty Provinces?” Sunday, 28th – Tuesday, 30th September 2014 City Hall of Vienna, Austria The gap between big cities and rural areas is getting wider every day. Big cities offer many possibilities and attract young people and families, whereas rural [...]

    Tuesday, 27th of May 2014 “Broadband: The Future of Communication” in Hallwang (AT)

    The development of broadband and high-speed internet connections is crucial for the quality of a location. Only with access to high speed internet the regions and municipalities, especially in the rural and border regions remain competitive. The European Commission has recognized this issue and will therefore, put more efforts in the expansion of broad band [...]

    Friday, 9th of May 2014, IRE – Europe Day in Brasov (Romania)

    “Europe in Brasov“ in German and Romanian language (simultaneous translation) . The IRE Europe Day offers a unique opportunity to meet experts from EU institutions and regional and local authorities that will be at the citizen´s disposal to answer questions during a public discussion in a traditional coffee house. Topics such as rights and opportunities [...]

    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 [...]

    Friday, 11th April 2014: Café d´Europe Régional in Salzburg

    Communicating Europe – the emotional and cultural diversity of Europe

    2014, 14. March: IRE Expert Conference “Smart Cities” in Wrocław (Poland)

    In most European cities and towns urban transport infrastructure cannot keep up with the rising population, an increasing number of private cars and an enhanced mobility demand. The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollutions is a common challenge to all major European cities and towns. [...]

    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. [...]

    2013, December 2nd: Café d’Europe Régional, Neumarkt (A)

    The aim of this event is to discuss European topics such as integration process and participation of civil society in decision making in the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional coffee house. Top-class referents from the areas of politics, diplomacy and economy as well as an interested audience, especially students, are invited to take part in [...]

    2013, October 13th -15th: 9th Conference of European Regions and Cities (KERS), Burgenland (A)

    Our annual conference on cross- border regional and local cooperation and future strategies/ challenges for Polititcs and Economy. More information and the official conference programme: 9_KERS_Programme_EN 9_KERS_Registration_EN 9_KERS_Programme_CZ 9_KERS_Registrace_CZ 9_KERS_Programme_RO     With the kind support of:                      Kindly supported by :                                             [...]

    2013, September 18th : “Regional Assemblies and Parliaments as Intermediaries between Citizens and the European Union” (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia), Vukovar (CRO)

    The task of Regional Parliamets and Assemblies to inform EU citizens about their rights and regional assemblies. More information and the official conference programme:   Kindly supported by:                

    2013, June: IRE conference “Smart Cities”, Vienna (A)

    Friday, 28 June 2013 Oslo, the capital of electric cars In the capital of Norway, more than two thousand electric cars are on the roads. Whoever drives an e-car does not pay tolls and can “refuel” for free using electricity at the many power stations in the inner city.  The green mobility of Norway gives [...]

    2013, June 12th-13th: Regional Parliaments, Dresden (GER)

    The task of Regional Parliamets to inform EU citizens about their rights. More information and the official conference programme: 12-13JUN2013_IRE-Regionale_Parlamente_Dresden

    2013, May 27th : IRE expert conference “Challenges of nursing policy in regions and municipalities”, Salzburg (AT)

    “Active ageing in Europe and challenges of nursing care policy in regions and municipalities” : Best practice examples and solutions to the new challenge of an ageing society will be presented at the IRE expert conference. Thanks to modern medicine the population is getting older but the financial resources are limited. The conference focuses on [...]

    2013, May 9th : Café d´Europe Régional, Satu Mare (RO)

    Advantages of the EU Membership and information on Solvit, a EU body to assist citizens to ascertain their rights in the EU.