Event overview

Here you will find an overview of relevant upcoming events - organised by the programme, our projects or other organisations. If you are interested in documentation from our past events follow the links below.


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The 5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region 

28-29 January 2021

The 5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will be jointly organized by the Government of  the Republic of Serbia and the European Commission with the support of the EUSAIR Facility Point, in Belgrade (Serbia), on 28-29 January 2021, under the slogan “Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation”.

In particular, the plenary and thematic sessions will focus on the digital and green transition, the regional response to the COVID-19 crisis, macro-regional cooperation in relation to EU post-2020 strategic and legal framework, the new methodology for enlargement and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, as well as the recovery of the cultural and creative industries in the region.
The 5th EUSAIR Forum will be organized as an online event, featuring the live program, and offering networking opportunities through a virtual conference platform. In addition, it is planned to create virtual exhibition stands, to enable all participants to find out more about initiatives and projects the Adriatic and Ionian region as well as other regions in Europe. 

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Project partner Razvojni center Novo mesto d. o. o.  organizes the REGIONAL CONFERENCE: THE FUTURE OF SPA CITIES AND REGIONS : spa planning and management on Tuesday, February 2nd, and Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. via the Microsoft Teams web application.

Slovenia is a country of many sources of natural remedies, which appear in different forms and in different areas. Increasingly complex activities at the global level require a comprehensive response and approach that can be pursued by connecting and strengthening relations between institutions, professionals and the general public. The Jugovzhodna Slovenija region is also one of those regions in which we find healing products that are used in many activities of the economic and non-economic sector. At the event, local experts will present selected content that will help to exchange views and improve the situation in the field of planning and management of natural resources in Slovenia and wider

Due to the diversity of the program and practical knowledge, participation is recommended for the professional and lay public working in the field of regional development. The conference will be held in Slovenian language.

Participation is free. 

Organiser iz Razvojni center Novo mesto d. o. o.

You can register here.

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Helpdesk workshop for CCI

Workshop 4 - Marketing

During 4 workshops CCI (photographers, craft people, graphic designer, representative of cultural centre, illustrator, hatter…) share experiences and are offered the opportunity to learn from experienced CCI on:

1.    Entrepreneurship basics (3/11/2020) 

2.    Defining target groups (3/12/2020)

3.    Sales (07/01/2021)

4.    Marketing (04/02/2021)

Arts Meet Technology

15.02.2021 - 15.03.2021

SACCI (Saxony, Germany) and CREARE (Linz, Austria) offer cross-over workshops for artistic and technological innovators (as both work experimentally and exploratory). Results are exhibited in both regions for intensifying public discourse on the future of industry and industrial societies.

EU Industry Days

23 - 26 February 2021

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. It serves as the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners.

It also helps to ensure that our policies at European, national, regional and local levels work together to enable European industry to deliver jobs, growth and innovation in Europe.

EU Industry Days 2021 will take place from 23 - 26 February.

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Innovative financing for energy efficient public buildings – eCentral Final Conference

23 February 2021, Online on Zoom

Save the date!

The eCentral partners are delighted to present the results of their project and share insights and experiences about innovative financing for the renovation of public buildings.

Time has finally come to wrap up 3 and half years of prosperous research and collaboration. The eCentral final conference is taking place virtually on 23rd February from 9:30 to 13:15 (CET) so take note on your calendar! The conference will first present the eCentral main deliverables to address the European Green Deal to reach zero energy buildings. Then, two panel discussions will be hosted to debate the type of innovative financing for energy efficiency projects: public-private partnerships (PPP), energy performance contracting (EPC) and crowdfunding. During these sessions the final videos of the pilot studies in Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary will also be presented. 

The conference agenda and the registration link will soon be announced.

Giulia Leghissa (Institute for Renewable Energy, Eurac Research) – giulia.leghissa@eurac.edu

Industrial Hackathon

03.03 - 05.03.2021, Linz (Austria)

48 hours of hacking time, 3 challenges for creatives, connection with local industries!

Result-driven workshops where industrial companies pitch CCI challenges and CCI develop solutions.

Open CCI

25.03.2021, Linz (Austria)

CCI open up their work zones to the public. Through promoting the regional CCI landscape, the shift from heavy to creative industry is marked.

CCI Showcase

26.03.2021 - 02.05.2021, Chemnitz (Germany)

SACCI offers a temporary public showroom concept for regional CCI products (a.o. exhibitions). Aim is to increase visibility of CCI and to start off practical CCI cluster activities. An industrial city in transformation!

Culture Café

April 2021, Kranj (Slovenia)

In Kranj (Ruardova Grascina), a Culture Café - a centre for creativity where different generations meet each other is opened.  To develop the café a previously unknown cooperation between CCI, youngsters, citizens and the public sectors has been set up. 

EU Green Week

31 May - 04 June 2021

The European Green Week 2021 will be dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. It will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.

If you want to be part of the EU Green Week and showcase the achievements of your organisation or city to a wider audience, and are planning an event between 3 May and 13 June 2021, or would like to organise one, why not register it as an EU Green Week partner event.

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