Stories

September 24, 2019

by Eco-AlpsWater

Eco-AlpsWater: Innovative Ecological Assessment and Water Management Strategy for the Protection of Ecosystem Services in Alpine Lakes and Rivers.
September 23, 2019

by LOS_DAMA!

LOS_DAMA! enhances green infrastructure for better living. It has 10 project partners in the Alpine Space: three universities and 7 cities/regions/institutions.
September 23, 2019

by LIFE WetFlyAmphibia

LIFE WetFlyAmphibia is making the difference for amphibians conservation.
September 23, 2019

by LIFE Granatha

LIFE Granatha is helping rural economy and preserves threatened bird species.
September 18, 2019

by Eurodite

Innocastle stands for INNOvating policy instruments for historic CASTLEs, manors, and estates (HCME).
August 28, 2019

Ideas forming a network

by Chiara Raganelli

The Spazio Attivo [Active Space] in Zagarolo, in the province of Rome, is a tangible piece of Europe where young people like us can grow. An imaginary bridge between the past and the future, between tradition and innovation, intended to foster social innovation, open innovation and citizen participation. […]
August 28, 2019

When the Bulgarian border was a “killing zone”

by Bilgin Asanov

A little background and a few facts about the time when the Bulgarian border was a "killing zone"… The myth that Bulgarian borders were a safer escape route than the internal German border between the GDR and FRG led to thousands of lives being torn apart, and the deaths of at least 130 people – not only among the fugitives, but also border guards in Bulgaria's "killing zone". […]
August 28, 2019

Après Déjeuner

by Leonor Carvalho

Après Déjeuner is a small editorial piece that came about after I was challenged to express my idea of Europe. It stemmed from a masterpiece of Édouard Manet—Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, known in English as The Luncheon on the Grass—and what it truly communicates. […]
August 28, 2019

Metsähallitus on the sea

by Aija Nieminen

They say that one picture is worth a thousand words, and often it is true. This article is written about a picture (below), which gives rise to many questions, but it also describes well the essence of marine biology as a field of study. Usually, the boat is packed with as much items as expertise. […]
August 22, 2019

by Kiril Garov

The video tells the story of the village of Chavdar, which has successfully implemented a number of European projects. […]
August 22, 2019

by Kiril Garov

The video tells the story of the village of Chavdar, which has successfully implemented a number of European projects. […]
August 22, 2019

FROM EUROPE WITH LOVE

by Leonor Carvalho

In 1929 the Belgian newspaper Vingtième Siècle launches on its youth supplement Petit Vingtième the first story of The Adventures of Tintin titled “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets”. The scene that really caught my attention was that at a certain moment before the departure to the unknown, Tintin's companions asked him to bring a postcard from Russia as if it was a holiday souvenir. […]
August 22, 2019

by Erik Engelro

The aim of the ECOnnect project is to build on the methods and knowledge available about the underwater nature of the Botnia-Atlantica region, and combine it with the latest future forecasts, from SMHI in Sweden and FMI in Finland, to create a concrete picture of how the future coast and archipelago will look like in a hundred years. […]
August 22, 2019

by Fanni Borbás

August 22, 2019

A Hope For A Better Place

by Nicolò Emanuele Passaro

I'm an Italian guy. One of the many young people in the world who believes in the potential of travel as personal growth and community well-being. Today, I know with certainty that it is the journey that allows you to broaden your mental horizons, but it was not easy to come to this conclusion, obvious for many but not for me. […]
August 22, 2019

by Stevie Swenne

BE-GOOD is a pioneering project aiming to unlock, re-use and extract value from Public Sector Information (PSI) to develop data driven services in the area of infrastructure and environment. BE-GOOD will deliver 10 pilots to extract commercial value from PSI. This is estimated at € 50 million and will also contribute to delivering 15% to 20% reduction of cost that big data is expected to enable. The project uses a novel demand driven approach, starting with public service delivery challenges across North West Europe. […]
August 22, 2019

Summers are heating up: Will water scarcity become the new normal?

by Stevie Swenne

The dry summer of 2018 was a forewarning of what lies ahead. Using advanced technology, the North Sea Region project TOPSOIL investigates how water in the uppermost soil layers responds to climate change. This helps identify risks and opportunities to prevent water scarcity, salt intrusion, or flooding in the future. In this article, Stevie Swenne of TOPSOIL presents some of the challenges that the North Sea Region is facing and how the project addresses them. […]
August 22, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The project LIFE ESC360 gives the opportunity to 360 volunteers, aged between 18 and 30, to actively contribute to nature conservation, by the monitoring of protected species in 22 Italian Natura 2000 sites. […]
August 22, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The project LIFE ESC360 gives the opportunity to 360 volunteers, aged between 18 and 30, to actively contribute to nature conservation, by the monitoring of protected species in 22 Italian Natura 2000 sites. […]
August 22, 2019

by Ulla-Britt Krämer

How do we renovate 22 million houses before 2050? […]
August 22, 2019

HOPES-MADAD Project Experience (November 2018-June 2019)

by Elçin Istif-Inci

The UDISES Project all started with numbers. Very small numbers… Before hearing the number of enrolled Syrian students with disabilities at Istanbul University, we were unaware of the fact they were sharing the same academia with us. […]
August 22, 2019

People – Stories – Central Europe

by Anna Sirocco

Transnational cooperation is central for our projects. It is their joint efforts that results in benefits that bring better quality of life to the regions cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does it really mean? Discover cooperation stories in the heart of Europe. […]
August 22, 2019

by Alicja Wolanin

Story about the Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Poland. […]
August 22, 2019

The End: The last trip to the dyke.

by Noel Glez

Eight months, almost pregnancy time. Eight months was the time this adventure was on. Thirty three posts in this blog. Thirty three weeks. Thirty three thousand things I haven’t tell you. I want to say this is the end and I feel very sad. Leaving my family in the Netherlands wasn’t easy at all and all of them know that I will miss them. I know that bad things that happened during this time would be watched differently after some time. I know I learnt. […]
August 22, 2019

by Wojciech Stolarek

The film describes the picturesque but little-known village of Poddębice, which has excellent quality hot springs of thermal water. Poddębice has done a lot to be able to use the water extracted from a depth of 2101m. and which is 27 thousand years old. A charming town in the center of Poland with a population of about 8 thousand inhabitants, which apart from thermal waters has one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces in central Poland. […]
August 22, 2019

by Maya Mathias

Project video of the project "PlurAlps", which aims to develop and promote such a welcoming society and to increase the territorial attractiveness and social cohesion of Alpine areas through innovative services and practices for the integration of migrants. PlurAlps and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Program and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety. […]
August 22, 2019

by Prof Dr Nikolaos Katsoulas

The overall objective of the ORGANIC PLUS project is to provide high quality, interdisciplinary and scientifically documented decision support to assist all stakeholders in the field, including as national and regional policy-makers, to reach the next level in the history of biological success in Europe. This project has been funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 774340. […]
August 22, 2019

Support at German-Polish conference from a volunteer of the PARITÄTische

by Dr. Regina Gellrich

In just two weeks’ time, on 13.06.19, the German-Polish Specialist Conference on the conclusion of the Interreg project, „Groß für Klein – Duzi dla małych” – […]
August 22, 2019

Discover the city together: Polish-German City Rally on 16 March in Görlitz

by Dr. Regina Gellrich

Winter had returned. Thick clouds hung over Görlitz, from which wet and cold snowflakes suffocated the budding spring once more. Nevertheless, it was a very special […]
August 22, 2019

Culinary greetings from Poland

by Dr. Regina Gellrich

As part of the 2nd pilot course for the German-Polish advanced training “Groß für Klein – Duzi dla małych” (Big for Small) last Friday, two very […]
August 22, 2019

Happy first day at school!

by Dr. Regina Gellrich

Next Saturday it will be that time again: many families in Saxony celebrate the start of school, before , before a new, important stage of life […]
August 21, 2019

A Life Saved or Europe in my region

by Dr Diana Nedelcheva Bebenova-Nikolova

Ruschuk, in the lower reaches of the River Danube, where I was born, was a wonderful city for a child. To say that Ruschuk is in Bulgaria is to give an incomplete notion of the city, since it was filled with people from the most diverse backgrounds and in the space of single day seven or eight different languages could be heard. […]
August 8, 2019

My Erasmus+ Journey

by Tuğba bademci

My Erasmus+ Journey I am an English teacher in Turkey. I started teaching English in 2010. This year was exactly year when my Erasmus+ Journey started. But this is a long journey including a lot of disappointing events inside. But finally, it was with a happy end. […]
August 6, 2019

by George Miliokas

5th International partner meeting "Impacting the young generation" VOLOS, Greece, March 18-20 2019. […]
August 5, 2019

by Virginie LACOMBLEZ

July 31, 2019

by Pepa Esparza

ALTER ECO is an Interreg Med project that reinforces the sustainable local development of tourism by promoting Mediterranean Identity through the implementation of alternative tourism strategies in 6 pilots co-designed and implemented by public and private actors. The project offers the opportunity to test in representative cities of the Mediterranean, which are used as LIVING LAB, existing methodologies and tools emerged in previous high-impact projects in the field of sustainable tourism or proposed by key actors with the aim of achieving holistic tourism strategies and realistic, at the local and regional level that allow their transfer in the MED territory. […]
July 30, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The LIFE WetFlyAmphibia project (Conservation of amphibians and butterflies of open wet areas and their habitats at the Foreste Casentinesi National Park) is aimed at improving the conservation status of the populations of amphibians and butterflies of habitats of open wet areas of one of the most valuable forest areas of Europe, the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park. […]
July 30, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The LIFE WetFlyAmphibia project (Conservation of amphibians and butterflies of open wet areas and their habitats at the Foreste Casentinesi National Park) is aimed at improving the conservation status of the populations of amphibians and butterflies of habitats of open wet areas of one of the most valuable forest areas of Europe, the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park. […]
July 30, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The LIFE WetFlyAmphibia project (Conservation of amphibians and butterflies of open wet areas and their habitats at the Foreste Casentinesi National Park) is aimed at improving the conservation status of the populations of amphibians and butterflies of habitats of open wet areas of one of the most valuable forest areas of Europe, the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park. […]
July 29, 2019

by Matteo Ruocco

The project LIFE ESC360 gives the opportunity to 360 volunteers, aged between 18 and 30, to actively contribute to nature conservation, by the monitoring of protected species in 22 Italian Natura 2000 sites. […]
July 25, 2019

European Union finances renovation of Château de Lassay

by Sandy HEINRICH

Château de Lassay was classified as an historical monument in 1862 and has been open to visitors since the 1930s. For several years now, it has been moving towards a policy of developing public events. These are original, but unfortunately limited due to the state of deterioration of the buildings. […]
July 25, 2019

The European Union supports the company Famille Mary

by Sandy HEINRICH

SAS FAMILLE MARY is an SME established in 1921, which collects and chooses honey, mainly French and European in origin. The company is active in the packaging and processing of honey and creates recipes combining plants and essential oils. […]
July 19, 2019

by Alvarez Merayo

Promoting labour mobility to increase the economic and social progress in the Union. This is the main effort of the European Commission. The main supervisor for the last tunnel of Catania Circumetnea Railway is a spanish citizen who has been living in Sicily for 5 years. […]
July 19, 2019

ARC PROJECT (Active Refugees in the Community)

by Kimi

The project aims at engaging immigrants with refugee background in meaningful activities and interaction with the local community through providing them with systematic guidance in practical activities like building and farming, opportunities to cultural interaction and practicing language skills. This helps to prevent the negative effects of polarization and marginalisation […]
July 17, 2019

Reconstructing identities through photography: the Rio Project

by Monica Pradelli

Today on La Bella Europa we’re talking about a wonderful grant-supported project that recently achieved EU funding in Emilia Romagna. The project is called "Rio" and its objective is to achieve the reconstruction of identities through photography, through the enhancement of the new edition of the SYPHONEST, Savignano Immagini Festival, Festival della Fotografia, was created in 1992 and this year, the twenty-seventh edition (!) will take place from 14 to 30 September in Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), Romagna. […]
July 17, 2019

Modena and EU Structural Funds

by Monica Pradelli

A few days ago, the Mayor of Modena Giancarlo Muzzarelli communicated via social networks, the results obtained by the Municipality of Modena through the use of European structural funds. He made it known that the Municipality of Modena obtained funding for almost EUR 9.5 million for the fulfilment of its ten projects, which can be added to the other six and a half million for the other 115 projects managed directly by the European commission for a total in excess of EUR 16 million. […]
July 17, 2019

European educational travel projects: the Comenius programme

by Monica Pradelli

We are continuing our journey into experiences of travel projects in the education sector with an interview with teacher Paola Arduini, who took part in the Comenius programme and is going to share her experiences. For those who don’t know it, the Comenius project is a European sectoral programme forming part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, together with the Leonardo da Vinci programme, the Erasmus project and the Grundtvig programme. […]
July 17, 2019

The Beautiful Modena of Erasmus+

by Monica Pradelli

You often hear people talking about Erasmus in terms of foreign experiences of university students. What many do not know is that Erasmus also gives its name to European exchange training funding grants aimed at students and lecturers, known as Erasmus+. We spoke about it with Prof. Marzia Tollari, teacher at Modena's IC3 comprehensive institute, which took part in and was awarded two European projects introduced via Erasmus+. […]
July 16, 2019

The ruins at the heart of coal

by Paula Blanco

Soot-covered faces, legs trembling in anticipation of the rock face ahead, arms lifting comrades and bringing them out into the sunlight, and straight to the coffin. Many years of hard labour have given name to an entire community: Asturias. And its time has come to an end. […]
July 3, 2019

by Π.Ε.Π. ΔΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ

Region of Western Greece - Community Centers […]
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

In the past few years, Trieste has rediscovered its essence as a sought-after tourist destination chosen by many national and international visitors. In addition, there are thousands of tourists reaching Trieste to board a cruise ship, as well as cruise passengers disembarking here during their journey. The cruise traffic generates a considerable economic impact for the city: according to estimations, on average each cruiser spends €70 locally. But the environment and the management of these flows are issues that the city still has to face to offer sustainable cruise ship tourism in line with local needs. To address these problems, a low-carbon emissions transport plan – promoted by LOCATIONS project – was formulated especially for Trieste. […]
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

How to mitigate the impact cruise ships related traffic has on cities thus improving the quality of life of inhabitants and passengers? This is Locations' mission. […]
July 3, 2019

by AREA Science Park

Temperatures are rising.The Earth is losing its sea ice. Intensive heat waves and droughts are affecting our daily lives. We are heading towards difficult times. But with things changing at such a massive scale, we cannot simply let it happen. We need to do our share to alleviate the problem. A sand art performance made by Locations (Low Carbon Transport in Cruise Destinations Cities) - an Interreg Med project led by Area Science Park- at EURegionsWeek 2018 in Brussels to describe the measures to mitigate the impact of cruise tourism on climate change. […]
June 24, 2019

Moving On – The Story behind the Story As seen by Mary Hopkins

by Mary Hopkins

A small country town, circled by even smaller country villages, where heads remained bowed under the banner of isolation and where women lived with the hope of, one day, being able to get up, get dressed and again take their rightful place in the world of gainful employment. […]
June 24, 2019

by Leon Diop

Maynooth University Student Leon Diop describes how to get to college in Ireland through the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) and the benefits of the Student Assistance Fund which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020 to provide financial assistance for students in higher education who experience financial difficulties at college. […]
June 24, 2019

by Claire Shorten

Maynooth University Student Claire Shorten describes her journey through college. The supports provided for Claire were provided by Maynooth University Access Programme through the Fund for Students with Disabilities which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Program for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020, to provide services and supports to full-time and part-time students with disabilities in Irish further and higher education. […]
June 5, 2019

by Bulgarian Railway Overpasses Project

One of the major goals of the EU Cohesion policy is to create better connectivity in Europe throughout investments in railway and road connections and development of modern and safer transport infrastructure.
June 5, 2019

by Kvarken Flada

The three-year Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project Kvarken Flada aims to maintain biological diversity in flads and preserve ecosystem services provided by them.
June 4, 2019

by Cultural route of Becharac & Ganga

Revival of Challenge probes relation between revival of intangible cultural heritage and actual global trendings and demographic ageing. There is a growing concern that current population ageing and ICT oriented society have impact on music, dance and custom of the region.
June 4, 2019

by Créatrices d'Avenir

The "Creators of the Future" competition rewards each year bold women who have taken up the challenge of entrepreneurship.
June 4, 2019

GLEN KEEN FARM with Catherine O’ Grady and Jim Powers

by Catherine O’ Grady and Jim Powers

In 1999, at the request of the previous owners (her uncles), Catherine O’Grady and husband Jim Powers embraced the opportunity to take over Glen Keen Farm. Growing up at Glen Keen, Catherine experienced the different aspects of farming throughout her childhood, making it easier to accept the responsibility of taking on the ownership role. […]
June 4, 2019

Hawthorne Handmade Skincare with Elaine Kennedy

by Elaine Kennedy

Hawthorne Handmade Skincare produces handmade skincare in small batches. Using 100% natural plant seed oils and butters blended with essential oils, Elaine selects the ingredients in Hawthorn Handmade Skincare for their restorative properties. […]
June 4, 2019

Noo Chocolates with Mary O’ Neill

by Mary O’ Neill

Mary O’Neill, founder of Noo Chocolates, has always been intrigued by food and more specifically, food production. Starting a food production business was never part of the plan for Mary. Business Studies was not her favourite subject in school and having the time to commit to something so massive, was not on the cards. […]
June 4, 2019

POR FSE ’14/’20 Notice for the implementation of a personalized, flexible intervention model integrated with the resources of the territory, to counteract situations of social hardship of young people and adolescents and their families

by Andrea Busi

The photos try to describe the discomforts that the European project in Lombardy POR FSE 14/20 tries to address and solve (psychological discomfort, school dropout, etc..). I am the protagonist of the photos, and I use the same character (myself) to create a story about the discomforts that the project aims to help with. […]
June 4, 2019

by Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Finland has often been celebrated as the world’s happiest nation and a model country of equality. Yet, the country is not as equal to everyone, as illustrated by a recent campaign that aims to improve the employment opportunities of Finland’s Roma minority. In a social experiment, four esteemed experts applied for work with their own CV’s but with typical Roma minority names. Result: 0 invites for interviews. […]