31/08/21, 11:00–12:30 (CEST) JVI webinar: The international investment policy regime

31/08/21, 11:00–12:30 (CEST) JVI webinar: The international investment policy regime: the need to reform and implications for developing countries

There is growing tension between the international legal regime concerning foreign investment and the need to promote sustainable development, which has triggered a move towards reforming international investment agreement (IIA) investment regime. Pressing global health, social and environmental challenges have made the need for reform of the IIA regime even stronger. Most investment treaties still do little to support investment that advances sustainable development and the post-COVID recovery. Register here

30/07/21 JVI webinar: Fiscal Transparency in CESEE

Fiscal risks related to public investment, subnational governments, public guarantees, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have increased in CESEE countries, following the strong fiscal response to the COVID pandemic.

30/07/21, 15:00–16:00 (CEST) JVI webinar: Fiscal Transparency in CESEE

In the wake of the current global health crisis, fiscal transparency concerns have come to the forefront of discussion. Fiscal risks related to public investment, subnational governments, public guarantees, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have increased in CESEE countries, following the strong fiscal response to the COVID pandemic.

While research has shown that fiscal transparency is critical to effective fiscal management and accountability, lack of fiscal transparency has contributed to periods of macroeconomic stress and sovereign debt crises in European countries. Underestimated fiscal risks and deficient fiscal reporting have led to large unexpected debt increases during the global financial crisis. Register here

30/06/21: Kick-off of the BB Peer Reviews & Trainings project

30/06/21: Kick-off of the BB Peer Reviews & Trainings project

The Bridge Building (BB) Peer Reviews and Trainings project kicked off yesterday. Andreas Schaller, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria and Anette Scoppetta, European Centre were opening the online event. Representatives of social protection and health care public authorities from six Bridge Building countires were present at the event.

By implementing mutual learning activities in the BB countries – 11  (potential) EU candidate countries and Eastern Partnership Countries (EaP) – the European Centre provides answers to countries’ needs:

  • better coping with the health and social consequences of COVID-19
  • fighting poverty, especially for vulnerable groups.

The project corresponds to the principles, objectives & priorities of the 3-years programme on Austrian development policy from 2019 to 2021. Read more

29/06/21 Webinar: COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries

Alexandre Sidorenko gives an input on Active and healthy ageing: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic on 29 June 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Division for Inclusive Social Development – is coordinating the webinar on COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries. Register here

28/06/21: Open Data for Impact

An opportunity to learn more about Open Data and discover the role of different stakeholders in this field in Luxembourg and Europe!

28/06/21 Open Data for Impact: How can Open Data be used to empower youth and citizens to create societal change?

29/06/21 Conference – Symposium – Forum: Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg

An opportunity to learn more about Open Data and discover the role of different stakeholders in this field in Luxembourg and Europe! Read more

28/06/21: V4-EaP-WB Virtual Seminar: Youth Digital Inclusivness

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people.

Conference – Symposium – Forum
30 June 2021 | online, Poland

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people. Read more

POW-BRIDGE MLL2: Solutions to main challenges of posting of workers rules

POW-BRIDGE Mutual Learning Lab 2 (MLL2): Solutions to main challenges in the implementation of posting of workers rules

The Second Mutual Learning Lab (MLL2) of the POW-BRIDGE project took place on 26 May 2021. The aim of MLL2 was to follow up on the results from the first Mutual Learning Lab (MLL1) and to identify and discuss solutions addressing main challenges in the implementation practice of the posting of workers rules in 8 project countries: Austria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Read more, more about POW-BRIDGE

27/5/21: Webinar “The funding & tenders portal for beginners beginners”

The Common Implementation Centre organises an open information session on “The Funding & Tenders Portal for beginners” on the 27 May 2021.

27/5/21: Webinar “The funding & tenders portal for beginners”

The Common Implementation Centre organises an open information session on “The Funding & Tenders Portal for beginners” on the 27 May 2021.

This Horizon Europe webinar will take place via YouTube only, from 10.00am CEST. The Funding & Tenders Portal is the single gateway for participants in many EU funding programmes and procurement actions. This webinar is addressed in the first instance to (potential) new users of the Portal. It aims to explain and demonstrate the search for funding opportunities and partners, registration of your organisation, submission of proposals, managing your profile, exploring funded projects and statistics, and many more features. The participation does not require pre-registration; access will be via YouTube web stream only. Live stream, agenda, and additional information are available here.

24/05/21 Webinar: “New Momentum” for the European perspective of Moldova

Independent Think-Tank “Expert-Grup” invites to take part in the webinar: “New Momentum” for the European perspective of Moldova – comparisons between the “Associated Trio” and the Western Balkan states” on 24 May 2021, between 16:30 pm -17:45 pm (Chisinau time). 

24/5/21, 16:30-17:45 (Chisinau time): Webinar: “New Momentum” for the European perspective of Moldova – comparisons between the “Associated Trio” & the Western Balkan states

Independent Think-Tank “Expert-Grup” invites you to take part in the webinar: “New Momentum” for the European perspective of Moldova – comparisons between the “Associated Trio” and the Western Balkan states” on 24 May 2021, between 16:30 pm -17:45 pm (Chisinau time).  The event is dedicated to presenting the results of the study: “Balkan and Eastern European Comparisons: Building a New Momentum for the European integration of the Balkan and Eastern European associated states”. Read more

The event is organized by the Independent Think Tank “Expert-Grup” in cooperation with the Center for European Political Studies (CEPS) and will take place online and shall be held into English. See agenda

18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

The REvaluation 2021 Conference is jointly organised by Fraunhofer ISI, IFRIS and the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation. It will take place as live as possible, 18-19 November 2021 in Vienna, Austria.

The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation. Read more