International Development/Relations,Opportunities

EU hires Aid Volunteers

18 May , 2015  

The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries. More than 18 000 citizens are expected to take part in the programme, contributing to humanitarian work and expressing their solidarity by helping people caught up in crises. The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will be officially launched in 2015, offering over 18 […]

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Poland YES, Romania NO

4 May , 2015  

Debate Europe launched a discussion about Poland’s readiness to adopt the euro, which enabled me to an old dilemma: why in Poland is possible and in Romania not ?  In an interview published last week on my blog and in Adevarul, Olivier, a Frenchman who lives in Kiev said that Ukraine needs a “shock therapy”, […]

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Friends & Guests,Interviews

A Frenchman in Ukraine

29 Apr , 2015  

I have not yet met Olivier in person. We are friends on facebook and colleagues of Academic Center of  Assembly of European Regions, Strasbourg, France. Last year he contaced me in order to invite to an event in Ukraine to make a presentation related to the Europeanization of public administration and administrative decentralization. I prepared […]

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European Affairs

Innovation platform for better smart cities’ services

31 Mar , 2015  

This is a initiative of European Commission through Digital Agenda for Europe. At CEBIT 2015, 25 cities from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Spain and 6 cities from Brasil presented Open & Agile Smart Cities Task Force (OASC), an initiative that help city councils and startups to improve smart city services, allowing cities to […]

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International Development/Relations,Opportunities

Erasmus Generation Survey

21 Mar , 2015  

According to The Erasmus Generation Survey, carried out by ThinkYoung and Burson-Marsteller, which asked young people from across the 28 member states what the Union means to them, and what the top priorities should be for European leaders over the next five years, more than two-thirds of young people have a positive view of the […]

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5 weeks in Eurobubble

18 Mar , 2015  

A few days before leaving: I had to take off my beard, otherwise I could have problems with: It’s yellow alert. I did not know that the weapons used in theCharlie Hebdo attack were purchased from Gare du Midi, but I knew that they were a few attempts foiled in Brussels. The first thing I […]

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European Affairs,Opportunities

EU Funds opportunities

8 Mar , 2015  

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Budget released “A beginner’s guide to EU funding”, which introduces the EU funding opportunities available in the period 2014-2020. This guide is the first step to read as it offers a comprehensive collection of basic facts and links. The guide presents an overview of the EU funding options according to the […]

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Storytelling- power to the people in international development

11 Feb , 2015  

On February 17, 2015, 9:00, at Romanian National Library, during the event “Storytelling- power to the people in international development” will be launched the European Year for Development in Romania (# AED2015). It is part of Romania’s development cooperation program (RoAid), the Romanian Government program which contributes to the globally eradication of extreme poverty coordinated […]

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