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Details of past programme events

This section gives access to short reports, proceedings, presentations and pictures of past programme events.

EVENTS 2014

ANNUAL CONFERENCE (July 2014)

The Annual Conference took place on 1 and 2 July 2014 in Vienna, Austria. Achievements of 124 projects implemented in the past seven years were presented and discussed among project partners, policy makers and other stakeholders from all over central Europe. The question of how transnational cooperation can actually help building a strong central Europe was discussed following a key note speech by renowned central Europe expert Professor Jacques Rupnik from Sciences Po University in Paris. High-profile speakers contributing to the debate included Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General for Regional Policy at the European Commission, Teresa Marcinow from the Ministry for Regional Development in Poland, Christian Helmenstein from the Brussels-based industry association Business Europe, and Martin Pospischill, Head of Vienna’s EU Strategy Department. On 2 July 2014, the conference introduced details of the upcoming first call for project proposals of the new CENTRAL EUROPE 2020 Programme. In a project idea fair and partner search forum, more than 50 project ideas were presented and discussed by public and private institutions from all over central Europe.

EVENTS 2013

TRAINING ON PROJECT CLOSURE; AUDITS AND COMMUNICATION (September 2013)

The training on the project closure, audits and communications was next in the series of workshops organised by the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme in order to exchange good practices and strengthen the projects’ capacities.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE (May 2013)

The Annual Conference 2013 took place on 15 and 16 May 2013 in Padua, Italy. The conference linked the presentation of the thematic achievements of the current programme with the collection of feedback for the new programme going beyond 2014. The running projects have capitalised on their activities within the set of thematic workshops on first conference day. The day was concluded by the evening reception devoted to the video awards CENTRAL EUROPE “Film Reel Video Competition”. Speakers representing the European Commission, Committee of Regions, JASPERS,  and the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme 2014-2020 Steering Group discussed the programming of the new programme and access to new funds. All CENTRAL EUROPE project partners as well as thematic stakeholders from all governance levels provided feedback on the intended priorities and actions of the new CENTRAL EUROPE Programme 2014-2020 during the set of thematic workshops ensuing the inputs from the panelists.

EVENTS 2012

TRAINING ON PROJECT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (November 2012)

Over the past years, valuable practical experience has been gained regarding project management – both on management level of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme and on the level of funded projects. This experience was discussed in this two-day workshop which took place in Vienna on 21-22 November 2012. The focus was on the exchange of good practices and on strengthening the projects’ capacities.

COMMUNICATION SEMINAR  (September 2012)

The CENTRAL EUROPE and South East Programmes invited project Communication Managers and Lead Partners to the training dedicated to communications. The event took place on 12-13 September 2012 in Maribor.

LEAD PARTNER SEMINAR - 4th CALL ( June 2012)

The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme invited successful applicants of the 4th call to a Lead Partner Seminar in Vienna.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE ( May 2012)

The Annual Conference took place on 22 and 23 May 2012 in Halle/Saale, Germany. At the conference we looked at transnational achievements reached so far and discussed future challenges and opportunities for central European regions with high-profile speakers such as the State Secretary of Saxony-Anhalt and also Vice-Chairman of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion (COTER) in the Committee of the Regions Michael Schneider, Deputy Director-General DG REGIO Normund Popens, Deputy Minister of Regional Development Poland Konrad Niklewicz, Head of Regional Economics and Governance Unit of OECD William Tompson and others. Thematic project workshops and an exhibition further highlighted the benefits of transnational cooperation in the central European area. All these activities aimed at strengthening the interaction between project partners, regional development professionals, politicians and other relevant actors in the field of regional development.

EVENTS 2011

TRAINING ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Monitoring and Follow Up ( November 2011)

Over the past years, valuable practical experience has been gained regarding project management – both on management level of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme and on the level of funded projects. This experience was discussed in this two-day workshop which took place in Bratislava on 21-22 November 2011. The focus was on the exchange of good practices and on strengthening the projects’ capacities to better spread their results as well as to generate long-lasting effects.

LEAD APPLICANT BRIEFINGs - 4th CALL ( June/July 2011)

Following the launch of the Fourth call for proposals CENTRAL EUROPE organised two Lead Applicant Briefings to support Lead Applicants and project promoters in preparartion of their project proposals in the view of the submissions of their application forms.

COMMUNICATION SEMINAR - 3rd CALL (June 2011)

A Training dedicated to Communication managers and Lead partners of projects approved withint he 3nd call. The event took place on 21-22 June 2011 in Brno.

FINANCIAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPs - 3rd CALL (April 2011)
A Workshop and Training dedicated to Lead Partners and Project Partners of already approved projects. The event took place on 7 April 2011 in Vienna.

LEAD PARTNER SEMINARs - 3rd  CALL (January 2011)
The Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat  invited successful applicants within the 3rd call to a Lead Partners Seminar in Vienna.

EVENTS 2010

ANNUAL EVENT: "Approaching Central Europe" (December 2010)
Being in the middle of the funding period running from 2007 to 2013, the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme used the opportunity to look back on the first half of the programming period but also to give an outlook on the next steps to be taken until 2013 and beyond during its this year’s Annual Event in Prague.

EUREGIA 2010 (October 2010)
The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme participated in the EUREGIA 2010, the internationl congress and fairon local and regional development, organised biannually in Leipzig (Germany). The focus of this year´s Euregia was "Climate Change".

COMMUNICATION SEMINAR - 2nd CALL (June 2010)
A Training dedicated to Communication managers and Lead partners of projects approved withint he 2nd call. The event took place on 15-16 June 2010 in Gdansk.

CONGRESS "STRATEGIES FOR INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS IN EUROPE" (April 2010)
The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, together with the Enterprise Europe Network Baden-Württemberg, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and the Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg, organised the public congress “Strategies for Innovation and Competitiveness in Europe” on 14 and 15 April 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany

LEAD APPLICANT BRIEFINGs - 3rd CALL (March/April 2010)
Seminars devoted to prospective lead applicants aimed at assistance in preparation of the project applications and their submission within the 3rd call for proposals.

NATIONAL & REGIONAL INFO DAYs (February-April 2010)
In the light of the 3rd call for project proposals which was opened on 15 March the National Contact Points of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme held their National/Regional Info Days between February and April 2010.

FINANCIAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPs - 2nd CALL (February 2010)
A Workshop and Training dedicated to Lead Partners and Project Partners of already approved projects. The event took place on 23 February 2010 in Vienna.

EVENTS 2009

ANNUAL EVENT “Growing together in Central Europe” (December 2009)
More than 400 participants were attracted by the Annual event of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme which took place on 3 and 4 December in Verona, Italy. Representives of already approved projects were invited as well as potential applicants for future calls. 

LEAD PARTNER SEMINARs - 2nd CALL (November/December 2009)
The Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat  invited successful applicants within the 2nd call to a Lead Partners Seminar in Vienna.

COMMUNICATION SEMINAR - 1st CALL (May 2009)
A Training dedicated to Communication managers, Lead partners of already approved projects as well as to National Contact Points. The event took place on 14-15 May 2009 in Vienna.  

LEAD APPLICANT BRIEFINGs - 2nd CALL (February 2009)
Seminars devoted to prospective lead applicants aimed at assistance in preparation of the project applications and their submission within the 2nd call for proposals.

NATIONAL INFO DAYs (January/February 2009)
In the light of the 2nd call for project proposals which was opened on 7 January the National Contact Points of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme held their National Info Days in January and February 2009.

FINANCIAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPs - 1st CALL (January 2009)
A Workshop and Training dedicated to Lead Partners and Project Partners of already approved projects. The event took place on 30 January 2009 in Vienna.

EVENTS 2008

PARTNER SEARCH FORUM (December 2008)
The annual event of the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme took place this year in Poznan and attracted around 400 participants from all MemberStates of the Porgramme.

EUREGIA (October 2008)
CENTRAL EUROPE participated in the Euregia 2008, the international congress on local and regional development, held biannually in Leipzig, Germany.

LEAD PARTNER SEMINARs - 1st CALL (July and September 2008)
The Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat  invited successful applicants to a Lead Partners Seminar in Vienna.

LEAD APPLICANT BRIEFINGs - 1st CALL (March and April 2008)
Following the launch of the First call for proposals Central Europe organised three Lead Applicant Briefings for project promoters and provided prospective applicants with individual consulations.

NATIONAL INFO DAYs (March 2008)
Based on the opening of the First call for proposals four National Information Days were held with aim to outline the 1st call, promote the Central Europe Programme but also to address project development and financial issues.

EVENTS 2007

National CENTRAL EUROPE Kick-Off for Germany (October 2007)
The German national Kick-off event presented the framework for the future cooperation of the transnational CENTRAL EUROPE Programme in Dresden Germany.

CENTRAL EUROPE KICK-OFF (2-3 July 2007)
550 EU-level actors and regional development professionals discussed visions and project ideas for CENTRAL EUROPE at programme launch. EU Commissioner Hübner highlighted importance of good cooperation for the development of the region.