On 29 January 2019 the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions adopted the 2nd report on the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies. The report's goal is to provide a detailed analysis on the EU macro-regional strategies: the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).

Are you looking for an exciting volunteering experience at home or abroad? Do you want to make a difference and support projects promoting solidarity among people? If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people then joint the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) initiative. IVY is an action to offer the possibility to young EU citizens aged 18-30 to serve as volunteers in cross-border, transnational or interregional programmes and related projects.

If you are a public authority or a cross-border structure operating in border regions, you have identified an obstacle of legal or administrative nature in your area and you are willing to explore possible solutions, take a look at the new B-Solutions call and send your application to the AEBR! The call is open until March 15th! For the call for proposals and applicants manual, please click on the link:!

Interact has launched a new online training platform in order to enhance its knowledge delivery and your learning experiences within the Interreg community, by enabling you to learn and engage in the virtual environment. All courses are tailor made for the learning needs of the Interreg community and those who are closely linked to it, even though they might not be directly involved. Interact brings together expertise from all over Europe and from different types of stakeholders. Course authors and other course contributors share their experience and expertise through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. 

Want to get involved with Hungarian and European youth policy and ensure that voices of young people are heard? The Structured Dialogue on Youth is a process enabling young people to be involved in the shaping of policies that affect them, through continuous cooperation among youth representatives and decision-makers. The National Youth  Council of Hungary is looking for two young candidates who will represent Hungary in this process of the 7th cycle of the Youth Dialogue. The Youth Delegates will represent the Hungarian young people at the local and European Youth conferences and raise awareness of the Structured Dialogue. The term is 18 months and runs from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2020. 

Young people are the leaders of the future, yet they account for the largest share of non-voters. Ensure that the youth takes part in defining the future of Europe and join the Young Europe Youth Summit together with 200 other young people in Denmark this Spring, where you all meet to analyse, discuss and join forces around five of the key issues that concern youth in Europe: Culture & Identity, Climate, Refugees & Migration, the European Union & the World and Youth Under Pressure.

Do you have an idea for cross-border or regional cooperation in Central Europe, the Western Balkans or the Eastern Partnership countries?  The first call for applications for Visegrad, Visegrad+ and Strategic Grants has been published. The application deadline is February 1, at 12.00 PM (noon). Find out everything you need to know about what the Visegrad Fund is looking for, and about how to apply here.

At the 7th EUSDR Annual Forum in Sofia, a Story Map has been launched by the European Commission's Joint Reasearch Institute. The map shows the Eu funded projects, focusing on tourism, culture, bike routes etc. People can virtually wander along the Danube river, while gather information about different topics. It shows the beauty and potential of the region, while provides a leraning opportunity about cultural and natural heritage. You can find the Story Map here. 

A new brochure on the first major output of the LinkingDanube project gives an overview on how linking services can be implemented in a multi-stakeholder environment. The brochure explains the technical and organisational concept for establishing a transnational, multimodal travel information service across borders. It points out the significance with regard to EU policy and legislation while setting out the benefits for both the service providers and the users.

The idea of creating such a manual arised at a Conference held in September. Since the EUSAIR Strategy is higly compley, the promotion of the Streategys aims, added value and achivements is hard. The Communication manual helps improving our understanding toward the Strategy, and defining our role and responsibility through the process of macro-regional communication. The material is divided into 3 parts, with quiding questions to help discover our ideas and thoughts. More details available here.






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