Deutschland-Stipendium: enttäuschende Zahlen

MIL OSI – Source: Sozialdemokratische Partie Deutschlands – SPD –

Headline: Deutschland-Stipendium: enttäuschende Zahlen

Swen Schulz, zuständiger Berichterstatter:

Das Deutschland-Stipendium bleibt ein Ladenhüter, und zwar ein teurer. 99 Prozent der Studierenden werden damit nicht erreicht. Das politische Instrument des Deutschlandstipendiums ist falsch konstruiert.

„Die heute veröffentlichten Zahlen des Statistischen Bundesamtes belegen, dass das Deutschland-Stipendium ein Fehlschlag ist: Lediglich 1.800 mehr Studierende als im Vorjahr profitierten davon. Die Quote der Geförderten stieg damit um gerade einmal 0,06 Prozentpunkte von 0,84 auf 0,9 Prozent.

In den Koalitionsverhandlungen haben wir der Union abgerungen, das unrealistische Ziel von acht Prozent der Studierenden, die ein Deutschland-Stipendium erhalten sollten, auf zwei Prozent zu reduzieren. Weniger war mit der Union nicht machbar. Aber selbst von diesen zwei Prozent ist das Bundesbildungsministerium meilenweit entfernt. Heute, Jahre danach, werden 0,9 Prozent der Studierenden erreicht.

Regelmäßig wird das im Haushalt für dieses Instrument zur Verfügung gestellte Geld nicht abgerufen, obwohl wir die Mittel im Haushaltsausschuss zuletzt schon deutlich gekürzt haben. Der Titel Deutschlandstipendium ist einer der fünf am schlechtesten laufenden Haushaltstitel im Bildungs- und Forschungsetat. Zwischenzeitlich sind rund 100 Millionen Euro ungenutzt an den Bundesfinanzminister zurückgeflossen.

Das Ministerium hat versucht, den Mittelabfluss zu steigern, indem es den Deckel für die Einwerbung von Stipendien gelüftet hat. Trotzdem ist der Anstieg bescheiden: von 24 Millionen Euro private Stipendienmittel im Jahr 2014 auf 25,3 Millionen Euro im vergangenen Jahr. Dem stehen fast sechs Millionen Euro Kosten für Akquise, Werbung und Verwaltung gegenüber. Der Aufwand für die Gewinnung neuer Stipendiengeber wird also immer höher.

Begabtenförderung ist wichtig, aber sie muss realistisch und am Bedarf orientiert sein. Nicht die Stipendiaten und die Stipendiengeber sind das Problem. Vielmehr ist das politische Instrument des Deutschlandstipendiums falsch konstruiert.“

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ВТБ кредитует Белозерсклес

MIL OSI – Source: VTB Group in Russian –

Headline: ВТБ кредитует Белозерсклес





30 Мая 2016


Банк ВТБ установил ООО «Белозерсклес», входящему в Холдинг «Череповецлес», кредитный лимит в сумме более 1 млрд рублей на финансирование проекта «Организация производства по выпуску продукции углубленной деревообработки в Белозерском районе Вологодской области».


В рамках установленного лимита банк открыл предприятию две невозобновляемые кредитные линии в размере 600 млн рублей и 2,5 млн евро сроком на семь и пять лет соответственно. Заемные средства будут направлены на финансирование строительно-монтажных работ, а также затрат, связанных с покупкой оборудования в целях реализации проекта.


Член правления банка ВТБ Денис Бортников отметил: «Банк ВТБ активно содействует развитию малого и среднего предпринимательства, данное направление включено в число главных приоритетов группы. Мы рады принять участие в финансировании одного из приоритетных инвестиционных проектов лесопромышленного комплекса страны. Поддерживая инициативы компании «Белозерсклес», мы вносим свой вклад в развитие эффективного лесопользования в Вологодской области».


По распоряжению Минпромторга России проект «Организация производства по выпуску продукции углубленной деревообработки в Белозерском районе Вологодской области» включен в перечень приоритетных инвестиционных проектов в области освоения лесов.


Реализация проекта предусматривает переработку низкосортной лиственной древесины и создание объектов биоэнергетической инфраструктуры.

Для справки:

Лесозаготовительное предприятие «Белозерсклес» основано в 1994 году и входит в состав Холдинга «Череповецлес» – одной из крупнейших лесопромышленных компаний Северо-Запада России, осуществляющей заготовку древесины в пяти районах Вологодской области. Сегодня ООО «Белозерсклес» ежегодно производит порядка 200 тыс. кбм. древесины.

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Петербуржец поблагодарил сотрудника вологодской Госавтоинспекции за своевременную помощь

MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs –

Headline: Петербуржец поблагодарил сотрудника вологодской Госавтоинспекции за своевременную помощь

На официальный сайт Госавтоинспекции поступило обращение от жителя Санкт-Петербурга со словами благодарности сотруднику Управления ГИБДД по Вологодской области капитану полиции Роману Прилежаеву. В своем письме мужчина рассказал, что во время своего недавнего визита в Вологду в период праздников никак не мог найти дорогу к гостинице, где намеревался остановиться. При этом часть улиц областного центра была перекрыта, а на дорогах – заторы.

За помощью петербуржец обратился к инспектору отделения организационно-аналитической работы областного УГИБДД Роману Прилежаеву, который в тот момент исполнял служебные обязанности на одной из улиц города. Полицейский подробно объяснил, каким маршрутом жителю северной столицы будет быстрее добраться до места назначения, а также как избежать пробок. В итоге гость областной столицы  Вологодчины без труда в кратчайшие сроки добрался до нужной гостиницы. В электронном письме петербуржец адресовал стражу правопорядка слова искренней благодарности, отметив вежливость и корректность сотрудника ГИБДД, откликнувшегося на его просьбу.

 

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Орловский полицейский занял первое место на соревнованиях специалистов-кинологов

MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs –

Headline: Орловский полицейский занял первое место на соревнованиях специалистов-кинологов

Орловский начальник отделения ЦКС УМВД России по Орловской области полицейский-кинолог майор полиции Михаил Ознобишин с немецкой овчаркой по кличке Принц занял 1-е место по общерозыскному профилю.

Соревнования проводились при поддержке Белгородского регионального Общества «Динамо». В них приняли участие шесть команд. За лидерство не только сотрудники белгородской полиции, но и представители других ведомств области и соседних регионов: команда Белгородской таможни, Управления исполнения наказания по Белгородской области и пограничного управления ФСБ России по Белгородской и Воронежской областям, а также специалисты из Орловской области. 

Победителей и участников соревнований поздравил временно исполняющий обязанности начальника УМВД России по Белгородской области Владимир Жигайло.

Первое место по общерозыскному профилю занял начальник отделения ЦКС УМВД России по Орловской области майор полиции Михаил Ознобишин с немецкой овчаркой по кличке Принц. Еще одна представительница орловской полиции также достойно представила свою область.  В поиске и обнаружении наркотических веществ второе место заняла  инспектор-кинолог ЦКС УМВД России по Орловской области старший лейтенант полиции Екатерина Беззубик с немецкой овчаркой Ватра

Победители в каждом из видов отправятся в сентябре на Всероссийский чемпионат специалистов – кинологов МВД России.

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Daily News 30 / 05 / 2016

MIL OSI – Source: European Union –

Headline: Daily News 30 / 05 / 2016

More transparent and balanced interest representation: Commission adopts new expert group rules

Today, the Commission has adopted new rules on how it selects the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process. The Decision provides a single set of rules and principles aimed at increasing transparency, avoiding conflicts of interest and ensuring a balanced representation of interests. The new rules are binding on all Commission departments. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “When we design rules and policies we need the help of outside expertise to help us get it right. Citizens rightly expect this to be done in a transparent and balanced way. Thanks to the measures we are taking today, the Commission will benefit from high quality expertise while avoiding possible conflicts of interests, and the public will be able to hold us to account. Today’s decision follows fruitful consultations with Members of the European Parliament, the European Ombudsman and representatives of civil society organisations, who are key partners in delivering a transparent approach to EU policy-making. This is another step forward in changing the way ‘Brussels’ works.” More information is available in this Press Release, and the Commission Decision and its Annexes and Communication are also available online. (For more information: Natasha Bertaud – Tel.: +32 229 67456; Tim McPhie – Tel.: +32 229 58602)

 

The Urban Agenda for the EU: European cities get their say in EU policy making

Today, the Commission is taking part in the informal meeting in Amsterdam of the 28 Ministers in charge of urban matters, along with representatives from other EU Institutions and representatives of European cities, on the Urban Agenda for the EU. The aim of today’s meeting is to endorse the ‘Pact of Amsterdam’ which establishes the Urban Agenda for the EU and lays out its key principles. At the heart of the Urban Agenda for the EU will be the development of 12 partnerships on identified urban challenges such as the social inclusion of migrants, air quality, urban poverty or affordable housing. The partnerships will allow cities, Member States, EU Institutions and stakeholders, such as NGOs and business partners, to work together on an equal basis to find common ways to improve urban areas in the European Union. A press release and an infographic on the main features of the Urban Agenda are available online. A press conference is organised in Amsterdam at 15:50 with Dutch Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, Committee of the Regions President Marku Markkula and Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu, which you can follow live here. (For more information: Jakub Adamowicz – Tel.: +32 229 50595; Sophie Dupin de Saint-Cyr – Tel.: +32 229 56169)

EUROSTAT: 7 citadins sur 10 âgés de 20 à 64 ans ont un emploi

Regroupant une part importante de la population âgée de 20 à 64 ans dans l’Union européenne (UE), les villes peuvent être vues comme étant à la fois la source et la solution de nombreux défis économiques, sociaux et environnementaux actuels. Parmi les citadins de l’UE âgés de 20 à 64 ans, 70% avaient un emploi. Par ailleurs, le risque de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale touchait environ 24% de l’ensemble des citadins. Aujourd’hui, les ministres de l’UE responsables des affaires urbaines se rencontrent pour approuver le Pacte d’Amsterdam, établissant un Agenda urbain pour l’UE. Commissaire à l’emploi, aux affaires sociales, aux compétences et à la mobilité des travailleurs, Marianne Thyssen, a commenté: “Bien que les villes soient une grande source de création d’emploi et d’opportunités, 1 citadin sur 4 est en risque de pauvreté et d’exclusion sociale dans l’Union européenne. Ces statistiques montrent qu’on doit continuer à renforcer la dimension sociale de l’UE, afin de combattre la pauvreté et de construire une société inclusive et cohésive. Il y a quelques mois, nous avons lancé un dialogue sur le Socle européen des Droits sociaux, avec les Etats-Membres, les partenaires sociaux, les parties prenantes et les citoyens, justement dans l’optique d’atteindre ce but.” À cette occasion, Eurostat, l’office statistique de l’Union européenne, publie des données sur la population, l’emploi et le risque de pauvreté dans les villes. De plus amples données sont disponibles sur le site web d’Eurostat. Une publication phare fournissant un portait détaillé du développement urbain et de la vie urbaine en Europe sera diffusée en septembre. Un communiqué de presse d’EUROSTAT est disponible en ligne. (Pour plus d’informations: Christian Wigand– Tel.: +32 229 62253; Sara Soumillion – Tel.: + 32 229 67094)

European Commission appoints new Heads of European Commission Regional Offices in Bonn, Germany, and in Marseille, France

The European Commission has appointed Mr Jochen Pöttgen and Mr Alain Dumort as the new Heads of the European Commission’s Regional Offices in Bonn, Germany, and in Marseille, France respectively. They will take up their duties on 1 June 2016. Mr Pöttgen, a German national, brings 20 years of experience notably in the fields of Trade and Human Resources management as well as in communication. Since September 2014, he has been International Relations Officer responsible for Diplomatic Trade Relations with third countries, at the Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Trade. He was awarded a degree in political sciences, with specialisation in Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. He speaks fluently German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Mr Dumort, a French national, has 16 years of Commission experience, particularly in the area of media and communications. Since January 2015, Alain Dumort has been the Head of Unit responsible for Corporate Communication Contracts and Services at the DG for Communication. After five years as Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau d’Etudes Techniques, Economiques et Prospectives, specialised in energy market modelling (Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg), in 1990, Mr Dumort started at the European Commission as an economist and Principal Administrator at the DG for Telecommunications, Information Market and Research. In 2005, Mr Dumort was also the Acting Director for Communication, Media and Services. The Commission has its Representations in all 28 EU Member States as well as Regional Offices in Barcelona, Belfast, Bonn, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wrocław. The Representations report to the Commission’s headquarters on significant developments in the Member States. A complete press release for Mr Jochen Pöttgen is available online, also in DE and FR; and for Mr Alain Dumort – in FR, EN and DE. (For more information: Mina Andreeva – Tel.: +32 229 91382; Alexander Winterstein – Tel.: +32 229 93265)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

High Representative / Vice-President Mogherini visits Saudi Arabia on 30-31 May

High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 30-31 May. During her visit in Jeddah, she will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, with whom she will discuss a broad spectrum of issues including the development of bilateral relations, regional security challenges, the fight against terrorism and radicalization, and human rights. The HR/VP will also meet with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani as well as with representatives of Saudi women and the Saudi business community. While in Jeddah, she will also meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab States, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (For more information: Catherine Ray – Tel.: +32 229 69921; Nabila Massrali – Tel.: +32 229 69928)

Commissioner Avramopoulos in Lisbon to launch the 21st European Drugs Report

Tomorrow, Commissioner Avramopoulos will be in Lisbon to launch the 2016 European Drugs Report produced by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Ahead of the launch of the Report, Commissioner Avramopoulos said: “Europe faces a growing problem with drugs. The 2016 European Drug Report will provide important evidence on current trends and is a helpful tool for European policymakers to shape policies and actionsto reduce drug-related harm.” The report will offer a top-level analysis of the latest trends in drug supply, drug use prevalence, prevention, treatment, and policy across the 28 EU Member States, Turkey and Norway.  A joint press conference with Commissioner Avramopoulos and EMCDDA’s Director, Alexis Goosdeel will take place tomorrow at 10am and will be broadcast by Commissioners Navracsics and Oettinger represent the Commission at Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council 

Commissioner Navracsics will represent the Commission at the meetings of Youth and Education Ministers taking place today and at the meeting of Sport Ministers tomorrow afternoon to discuss the role of good governance in sport at the EU and national level. The Council is also expected to adopt conclusions on enhancing the integrity, transparency and good governance of major sport events. The debate corresponds to the Commission’s policy priorities in the area of sport, and the second European Week of Sport in September will include a major conference on good governance. The importance of youth and education policies in the fight against the threat of violent radicalisation will be the main focus of Education and Youth Ministers who will hold a joint debate on the subject over lunch. Modernising higher education will also be discussed. Finally, Commissioner Navracsics will indicate the main goals of the New Skills Agenda which the Commission will present shortly. Commissioner Oettinger will represent the Commission at the meetings of Culture Ministers tomorrow morning. He will notably present the revision of EU audiovisual media rules that has just been adopted by the Commission (press release) as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Joseph Waldstein – Tel.: +32 229 56184, Marie Frenay – Tel.: +32 229 64532)

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European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Marseille, France

MIL OSI – Source: European Union –

Headline: European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Marseille, France

European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Marseille, France

The European Commission appointed Alain Dumort as the new Head of the European Commission’s Regional Office in Marseille (France). He will take up office on 1 June 2016 bringing 16 years of Commission experience in the area of media and communications to the post. Since January 2015, Alain Dumort has been the Head of Unit responsible for Corporate Communication Contracts and Services at the Directorate-General for Communication.

He was awarded a ‘Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies’ in Energy Economics and Natural Resources from Grenoble University (1983), a Teacher national certificate (C.A.P.E.S) in Economics and Social Sciences the same yearand a diploma in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Grenoble-Paris (1982). He started his career in 1983 as aResearcher and Assistant teacher in Natural Resources Economics in Grenoble and Brussels (ULB) Universities.

After five years asChief Executive Officer of the Bureau d’Etudes Techniques, Economiques et Prospectives, specialised in energy market modelling (Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg), Alain Dumort started at the European Commission in 1990 as an economist and Principal Administrator at the Directorate-General Telecommunications, Information Market and Research.

In 2000, Alain Dumort was appointed Head of Unit responsible for Communication at the Directorate-General Education and Culture. Since then he has assumed several responsibilities as Head of Unit at the Directorate-General Communication. He was responsible forthe Audio-visual Service of the European Commission, Communication Strategies as well as Media Networks and the Communication Market in the Directorate-General for Communication. In 2005, Alain Dumort was also Acting Director for Communication, Media and Services.

Background

The Commission has Representations in all 28 EU Member States as well as Regional Offices in Barcelona, Belfast, Bonn, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wroclaw. The Representations are the Commission’s eyes and ears, and speak on behalf of the Commission on the ground in all EU Member States. They interact with national authorities and stakeholders and inform the media and the public about EU policies. The Representations report to the Commission’s headquarters on significant developments in the Member States.

For more information

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European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Bonn, Germany

MIL OSI – Source: European Union –

Headline: European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Bonn, Germany

European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission Regional Office in Bonn, Germany

The European Commission appointed Mr Jochen Pöttgen as the new Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Bonn (Germany). He will take up duties on 1 June 2016.

Mr Pöttgen brings 20 years of experience notably in the fields of Trade and Human Resources management, as well as in communication, to this post. Since September 2014 he has been International Relations Officer responsible for Diplomatic Trade Relations with third countries, at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade.

He was awarded a degree in political sciences, with specialisation in Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. He speaks fluently German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Jochen Pöttgen started at the European Commission in 1996 as a Press Officer and Case handler for anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases in the Directorate-General for Trade. After five years in the Directorate-General for Trade, Jochen Pöttgen joined the then Directorate-General for External Relations (European External Action Service) as Head of the Human Resources Sector.

In 2004, Jochen Pöttgen was appointed Head of Chancery at the EU Delegation in Russia, responsible for Human Resources, Budget and Infrastructure. After four years in Russia, he returned to Brussels to assume the responsibility of Deputy Head of Unit at the then Directorate-General for External Relations (European External Action Service) until 2011. In September 2011, he was posted to the Botswana Delegation for three years as Head of Section dealing with Press and Information, Trade and Politics for the European External Action Service.

Background

The Commission has Representations in all 28 EU Member States as well as Regional Offices in Barcelona, Belfast, Bonn, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wroclaw. The Representations are the Commission’s eyes, ears and voice on the ground in all EU Member States. They interact with national authorities and stakeholders and inform the media and the public about EU policies. The Representations report to the Commission’s headquarters on significant developments in the Member States. Since the beginning of the Juncker Commission, Heads of Representations are appointed by the President and are his political representatives in the Member State to which they are posted.

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More transparent and balanced interest representation: Commission adopts new expert group rules

MIL OSI – Source: European Union –

Headline: More transparent and balanced interest representation: Commission adopts new expert group rules

Today, the Commission has adopted new rules on the creation and functioning of the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process. The Decision provides a single set of rules and principles aimed at increasing transparency, avoiding conflicts of interest and ensuring a balanced representation of interests. The new rules are binding on all Commission departments.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “When we design rules and policies we need the help of outside expertise to help us get it right. Citizens rightly expect this to be done in a transparent and balanced way. Thanks to the measures we are taking today, the Commission will benefit from high quality expertise while avoiding possible conflicts of interest, and the public will be able to hold us to account. Today’s decision follows fruitful consultations with Members of the European Parliament, the European Ombudsman and representatives of civil society organisations, who are key partners in delivering a transparent approach to EU policy-making. This is another step forward in changing the way ‘Brussels’ works.

Under the new rules, it becomes mandatory for Commission departments to select all expert group members through public calls for applications – except those representing Member States, third countries, and EU and international bodies. These calls must be published on the Register of Expert Groups and must clearly outline the selection criteria, including the required expertise and interest groups targeted. All possible efforts will be made to ensure balanced representation, taking into account areas of expertise and interest, gender and geographical origin, and the mandate of the expert group concerned. The enhanced transparency in the selection process is an important factor in achieving balanced composition.

The revised rules further increase transparency of the groups’ work by explicitly requiring Commission departments to make available relevant documents including agendas, complete and meaningful minutes and expert submissions. In case of adoption of an expert group position through a vote, minority opinions expressed by experts can also be made public if they so wish.

The revised rules significantly improve conflict of interest management in relation to individuals appointed in a personal capacity, who are expected to act independently and in the public interest. Commission departments will have to carry out specific conflict of interest assessments for these experts, on the basis of a Standard Declaration of Interest that they will submit. These Declarations will subsequently be published on the Register of Expert Groups for public scrutiny.

A revised Register of Expert Groups will go online today, reflecting the new transparency requirements and ensuring synergies with the Transparency Register. Experts who apply to represent specific interests or organisations will only be selected as expert group members if they are registered in the Transparency Register. This condition will be applied retroactively to all current expert group members by the end of 2016. The Expert Group Register will also be organised better, with a new classification of expert group members to bring more clarity and transparency. The new categorisation will separate organisations such as companies, NGOs and trade unions from public entities which previously fell under the same heading. Further subcategories will also be created to allow increased public scrutiny of the balance of interests.

Background

Around 800 expert groups currently advise the Commission across all policy areas. Expert group members can be appointed in an individual capacity or can represent Member States, third countries, EU and international bodies, business, trade unions, civil society, academia or other interests.

Expert groups are used in the preparation of new legislation or delegated and implementing acts, in the implementation of existing laws, or in developing strategic policy orientations more generally. These groups do not take any decisions – their role is purely advisory – but they may formulate opinions or recommendations and submit reports to the Commission. The Commission and its officials remain fully independent regarding the way they take into account the expertise and views gathered from these expert groups. The Commission’s decisions are always taken in the general interest of the European Union.

The Juncker Commission is committed to enhanced transparency in all areas of its work. Working with expert groups is one of many ways in which the Commission gathers outside opinions and expertise to support its work. Public consultations, targeted stakeholder consultations, public hearings, conferences and studies are among the other valuable tools which complement the institutional dialogue with the European Parliament and Council.

A horizontal institutional framework for expert groups was first introduced in 2005, and last revised in 2010. Today’s Decision represents a positive response to many of the recommendations put forward by the European Ombudsman as a result of her own-initiative inquiry, and to the suggestions of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society organisations.

For more information

Commission Decision

Annexes to the Decision

Expert Groups Register

Transparency Register

Public consultation on the revision of the Transparency Register

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The Urban Agenda for the EU: European cities get their say in EU policy making

MIL OSI – Source: European Union –

Headline: The Urban Agenda for the EU: European cities get their say in EU policy making

Today, the Commission is taking part in the informal meeting in Amsterdam of the 28 Ministers in charge of urban matters, along with representatives from other EU Institutions and representatives of European cities, on the Urban Agenda for the EU.

The aim of today’s meeting is to endorse the ‘Pact of Amsterdam’ which establishes the Urban Agenda for the EU and lays out its key principles.

At the heart of the Urban Agenda for the EU will be the development of 12 partnerships on 12 identified urban challenges[1]. The partnerships will allow cities, Member States, EU Institutions and stakeholders, such as NGOs and business partners, to work together on an equal basis to find common ways to improve urban areas in the European Union.

In line with the Commission’s commitment to Better Regulation, action plans designed by the partnerships will focus on a more effective and coherent implementation of existing EU policies in cities in the fields of environment, transport and employment, for example. It will also focus on easing access to EU funding, promoting combinations of EU funds and enhancing the knowledge base regarding urban matters and the exchange of best practices.

Four pilot partnerships have already started: on the inclusion of migrants, coordinated by the city of Amsterdam; on air quality, coordinated by the Netherlands; on housing, coordinated by Slovakia; and on urban poverty, coordinated by Belgium and France. The remaining partnerships will be launched between the end of 2016 and the summer of 2017.

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, said: “Cities are living laboratories in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The European Commission works hand in hand with mayors and regional authorities to enable them to showcase the good examples as an incentive and a source of inspiration to others, in Europe as well as outside Europe”.

Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said: “Cities are hubs of creativity and engines of European growth, but they face major challenges, such as social exclusion, air pollution or unemployment. We need to tackle these problems together. Our commitment to having an Urban Agenda shows that we are putting urban matters higher on our agenda and are ready to listen more to our cities when it comes to what works for them and what needs to be improved.”

Background

A 2014 Commission Communication laid the groundwork for an Urban Agenda for the EU. A subsequent public consultation demonstrated a wish amongst EU citizens to have the Commission more involved in urban matters.

In the Riga Declaration, Member States expressed their support for the Urban Agenda for the EU, as did the EU Institutions and many European cities.

The Pact of Amsterdam will be on the agenda of the General Affairs Council on 21 June 2016.

More information

Pact of Amsterdam

Working Programme

Infographic on the Urban Agenda for the EU

Urban policy portal

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[1]1) Inclusion of migrants and refugees; 2) Air quality; 3) Urban poverty; 4) Housing; 5) Circular economy; 6) Jobs and skills in the local economy; 7) Climate adaptation; 8) Energy transition

9) Sustainable use of land and Nature-Based solutions; 10) Urban mobility; 11) Digital transition; 12) Innovative and responsible public procurement.

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Udział beneficjentów POIiŚ na lata 2007-2013 w Dniach Otwartych Funduszy Europejskich

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Headline: Udział beneficjentów POIiŚ na lata 2007-2013 w Dniach Otwartych Funduszy Europejskich


Ostatnia aktualizacja: 2016-05-30

Strona głównaProgram Operacyjny Infrastruktura i ŚrodowiskoAktualnościUdział beneficjentów POIiŚ na lata 2007-2013 w Dniach Otwartych Funduszy Europejskich



W dniach 12-15 maja 2016 r., odbyła się trzecia edycja Dni
Otwartych Funduszy Europejskich (DOFE). W ramach DOFE uczestniczyło trzech
beneficjentów Programu Operacyjnego Infrastruktura i Środowisko na lata
2007-2013 – sektor energetyka:

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Rzeszów Sp. z o.o.,
Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o.,
TAURON Dystrybucja S.A.

Beneficjent, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej
Rzeszów Sp. z o.o., zaprezentował wystawę poświęconą projektowi pn. „Przebudowa
sieci ciepłowniczej Rzeszowa” oraz zorganizował konkurs wiedzy o prezentowanym
projekcie.
Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o. udostępniła dla
zwiedzających stację regazyfikacji gazu LNG w miejscowości Zielone Kamedulskie
koło Suwałk, która cieszyła się dużym zainteresowaniem zarówno wśród osób
odwiedzających inwestycję jak i wśród mediów.
TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. przedstawił mieszkańcom Wrocławia
wystawę dotyczącą projektu pn. „Budowa infrastruktury umożliwiającej odbiór
energii z farm wiatrowych Łukaszów i Modlikowice”. Ponadto, beneficjent
zorganizował wiele atrakcji dla najmłodszych, w tym m.in. warsztaty teatralne,
konkursy rysunkowe, zajęcia dotyczące bezpiecznego używania prądu czy spotkanie
z profesjonalnymi animatorami lalkarstwa.
Dziękujemy za tak liczne zainteresowanie inwestycjami z
sektora energetyki i zapraszamy na DOFE w przyszłym roku!

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