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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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I-CON: Final Conference

Ljubljana, 22 May 2019

Dear representative of SMEs, policy makers and other institutions,
3 years ago, we decided to offer something more to food and agricultural SMEs.
We knew that our SMEs are producing quality and especially tasty foods, but we also knew that they are facing different challenges in the area of mechatronics, food design, food safety and labelling.
This is why 5 regional partners and 4 knowledge partners, coordinated by Technology park of Pomurje, joined to launch the I-CON project.

During these years, we tried to help as many SMEs as possible either with knowledge transfer and by sharing and using different tools, as well as with concrete solutions from mechatronics, design, food safety and labelling. Together with SMEs in different countries, we prove that even despite their smallness, SMEs should easily say “I-CAN” to any challenge that comes in their way.

As I-CON project is coming to the end, we kindly invite all of you to participate to our
                            I-CON Final Conference
to present and discuss about project activities and achievements.

The conference will take place on 22 May 2019 in Ljubjana, at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (Dimiceva 13, Ljubljana).
The programme of the conference is downloadable by clicking here.

Participants are kindly requested to register in advance by completing and submitting the following Registration Form (English version - Slovenian Version).

Local Info Day - Pécs, Hungary

On Wednesday 22ND May 2019, 3.35 p.m., FORGET HERITAGE INFO DAY 2019"Forget Heritage Local Info Day” will be held in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs- Baranya, 36 Majorossy I. Street, Pécs, Hungary.We would like to invite you to the "50 Foods of the World" event, which is the presentation of the Dissemination event of the Cult-CreaTe project of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya and the new cookbook of the University of Pécs. After the schedule of the event of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs- Baranya, Ms.  Judit Medvey and Ms. Agnes Melkovics project managers of the Forget Heritage project will present the plan how to involve local stakeholders (citizens and creative community) in the process of cultural heritage sustainability and revitalization.On this occasion, the Interreg Central Europe project "Forget Heritage", involving 10 realities from 7 countries in the Central European region, will be presented. The project’s aim is to identify innovative, replicable and sustainable PPC management models of the historical sites by valorizing them through setting up cultural and creative industries, with the Municipality of Genoa as Leading Partner.Topics of Forget Heritage presentation: Successful models and solutions Introducing the Forget Heritage projectHeritage management in practice – results of the project pilot actions OffSpace application to involve localsNational examples and objectives  Programme: 14.00 - 14.05: Szabolcs Rabb, Secretary General of CCI of Pécs- Baranya-  Greeting14.05 – 14.25: Dr. István Tarrósy – Presentation of PTE International Cookbook14.25 – 14.45: Ákos Lokody – Gastronomic background of cookbook, region, Pécs, own experiences14.45 – 15.05: Anikó Berta – The idea, creation and implementation of a cookbook   15.05 – 15.25: Péter Teszlák and Ágnes Török – wine show, history of book sellers15.25 – 15.35: Bianka Vámhidy – presentation of Cult-CreaTe project15.35 – 15.45: Judit Medvey and Ágnes Melkovics – presentation of Forget Heritage project15.45 – 15.55: Questions15.55 – 16.25: Networking – Coffee Break

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See you in Katowice, Poland

Protected Areas Open Day at UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau

The park will open its doors to all visitors of all ages to discover its natural and cultural values and get in touch with nature! 

Date: May 25th 2019
Time: 14:00h to 18:00h
Place: Mur Island - St. Michael, Lungau

The Protected Areas Open Day will be hosted as part of the Landjugend Splash - Rural Youth Festival. The event will include:

  • regional producers;
  • social initiatives;
  • adventures;
  • mindfulness hikes;
  • and other touristic offers.

The food for visitors will be provided by the local peasantry and regional initiatives, where the use and processing of regional products are in the foreground.

You can get further information in CEETO news - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau Protected Areas Open Day announcement.

Entwicklung und Vernetzung von Grünräumen in der Dübener Heide  

Bürgerhaus Eilenburg, 28. Mai 2019, 10-16 Uhr

Begriffe wie „Hitzesommer“, „Starkregen“ und „Artensterben“ prägen mehr denn je unsere täglichen Nachrichten. Sie bezeichnen Folgen auf die Gesundheit und Lebensqualität der Menschen, die Biologische Vielfalt sowie die dauerhafte Nutzbarkeit unserer Naturgüter. Ihnen entgegenzuwirken, stellt eine der wesentlichen globalen Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts dar.

Aktuell sind auf europäischer Ebene hierzu mit der EU-Strategie zur Grünen Infrastruktur sowie dem Konzept der Ökosystemdienstleistungen planerisch-strategische Ansätze entwickelt, welche es nun sowohl zu konkretisieren als auch zukünftig in regionale Planungen zu implementieren gilt.

Wie dies am Beispiel der Dübener Heide gelingen kann, soll der Workshop in Eilenburg aufzeigen. Während der Veranstaltung wird u. a. das Konzept der Grünen Infrastruktur vorgestellt. Die Verbesserung der Kommunikation und der Wahrnehmung von grüner Infrastruktur und damit einem (Teil-)Wert Naturparkes Dübener Heide nach „innen“ — also für die Bewohner — soll dabei im Vordergrund stehen.

Der Workshop richtet sich an VertreterInnen von Kommunen, (Fach-)Behörden, Landnutzer, Regionale Planungsstellen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Hochschulen und Verbände aus der Region Dübener Heide sowie an Digitalexperten, Marketing– und Kommunikationsexperten, die sich mit der Verbesserung, Kommunikation und der Wahrnehmung von grüner Infrastruktur befassen.


Header photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

RAINMAN Partner meeting

04. - 05. June 2019, Wroclaw, Poland

More information will follow soon...

AMiCE dialogue & info market

With the AMiCE Dialog for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Engineering University Zittau, today's Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences brings current topics of digitization, such as industry 4.0, to the city of Zittau. Companies, research institutions and interested citizens are invited to take part in specific lectures on industry 4.0. In this context additive manufacturing (3D printing) possibilities as well as the recycling economy will be discussed in an interdisciplinary way. Together we will show the current state of research and present a picture of the near future.

Read the invitation or agenda for further information.

Further information and registration: www.hszg.de

INTERNATIONAL  CONFERENCE: Smart solutions for urban and regional mobility in Europe

June 6th 2019, h 10-16, URBIS Fair, Brno Trade Fairs, Bron - Czech RepublicHow to improve the service at P+R? | Are the e-buses the vehicles of the future? | Is it necessary to go for shopping to the city center by car? | Which service can help the small shops in the city center? | What is the vision of the future of the city and regional mobility?The conference will present new developments in parking technology in the Czech Republic and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, further the results of studies on the use of electric buses in urban transport in Zagreb and Žilina. Representatives of the Italian city of Vicenza and Austrian city of Graz will introduce new concepts for freight and passenger transport in cities.The conference is organized within the framework of the European project SOLEZ, which will be attended by foreign participants of this project, representatives of transport organizers from the Czech Republic and local authorities.Consult the AGENDA Registered participants can enter the Brno Trade Fair and can visit the URBIS Trade Fair. If registered, you can use a special train going from Brno Dolní Railway station directly to Brno Trade Fair. The transit from trains from Prague, Bratislava and Vienna is possible. REGISTER HERE: https://final-solez.webnode.cz/english/  

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International Lynx Day

In this day, presentation, excursion, quizzes and more events take place in Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italia.

For more information, check regularly our website

The Eurasian lynx is a highly endangered species, protected under national laws and the EU Habitat Directive. The main threats for lynx survival are illegal killing, happening due to lack of acceptance by key stakeholders and habitat fragmentation hindering migration. In addition, non-harmonised (national) monitoring and management hamper a coordinated approach. The challenge is to integrate lynx monitoring, conservation and management into a common strategy on transnational level.

Read more International Lynx Day 2018

10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

12-13 June 2019

2019 Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is hosted by Pomorskie Region. Around 800 participants representing public and private institutions, academia, NGOs will gather to discuss topics very much related to the future of the Baltic Sea Region, as: demographic change, circular and sharing economy.

The Forum will explore the link between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and growing challenges such as depopulation, ageing, migrations, new production and consumption models, but also new social, cultural, mobility and labour market patterns, which influence our everyday behaviours and attitudes.

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eCentral Symposium

13 June, Graz, Austria

Symposium on innovative financing schemes for energy efficient public buildings 

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Top-level speakers will introduce their practical experiences, lessons learned and provide recommendations for public authorities on how to make best use of alternative financing instruments

Using innovative financing schemes for up-grading the energy efficiency of public buildings can be one key activity to fulfill the goals of the European Energy Perfomance of Buildings Directive on a municipal level. Alternative financing approaches such as public private partnerships, energy performance contracting and crowdfunding as well as the ELENA-initiative from the European Investment bank provide new instruments to transform public buildings to nearly zero energy buildings and reduce the strain on public budget.

Find here the symposium’s agenda:
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For any additional information about the event, please send a request to:
Energy Agency of Styriatheresa.urbanz@ea-stmk.at

EU Sustainable Energy Week

17-21 June 2019

Shape Europe´s energy future and join the European Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW2019! 

#cooperationiscentral to increase the use of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency in central Europe. Our #Interreg projects contribute to enhancing the knowledge and skills taking energy-efficient management forward. They develop and implement low-carbon strategies and actions targeted at challenges central Europe is facing in energy production and consumption.

Our low carbon cooperation actions will be showcased in the EUSEW Policy Conference in Brussels, taking place between 18-20 June 2019. Visit us and our projects at the #MadeWithInterreg stand there. Together, we can spread awareness of how to use energy more sustainably in the future!

In addition, our programme and projects will actively contribute to joint sessions on 19 June,  14.00 - 15.30:  

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Project Implementation Training

19 June 2019

The project implementation training is targeted at project management teams: lead partners, project and finance managers of the approved third call Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects. 

It will provide them with technical support and advice on how to better implement their projects just starting in spring 2019. They will learn more about how to prepare the audit trails, progress reports and receive other useful tips for running their transnational cooperation projects. 


Register now!

EU Brokerage Event on KETs NMBP - Call 2020 & 360°

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7th Edition and French-German co-organisation …
The National Contact Points (NCPs) Network and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) of Grand E-nov in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network Rheinland-Pfalz co-organise the 7th edition of KETs' EU Brokerage Event

Mainly dedicated to the Key Enabling Technologies in NMBP, the event will target the following thematic fields:

  • Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials
  • Biotechnologies
  • Advanced manufacturing and processing 
  • Energy efficiency in Buildings (EeB)
  • Factories of the Future (FoF)
  • Sustainable process industries (SPIRE)
  • Open Innnovation Test Beds (OITB)

IALE World Congress 

Milano, 1rst-5th July 2019

The IALE 2019, the World Conference of Landscape Ecology, takes place in Milano. The topic of the international event is "Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for landscape ecology".

MaGICLandscapes will have an own symposium called "Implementing the Green Infrastructure Approach in Central Europe and beyond". More information about the contents of the symposium and organisers you can find HERE.


AESOP Congress 2019


This year's AESOP* Annual Congress invites scholars and practitioners to present and discuss case studies of cities and projects that have engaged in meeting challenging situations – supporting transitions in urban contexts. Specifically, it is aimed at offering an understanding of the forms of knowledge, concepts, tools, and skills needed to plan and address transition in times of rapid climate and societal changes. Furthermore, it seeks to explore whether (and how) managing such changes has brought any overall reconsideration of the city design model and towards more general institutional reconfigurations.

MaGICLandscapes will be presented by representatives of project partner Città Metropolitana di Torino in the special session "Planning and Designing Green Infrastructures."


*Association of European Schools of Planning 

5th Heritage Forum of Central Europe


The aim of the 5th edition of the Heritage Forum of Central Europe, to be held on 19–20 September 2019 at the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, is to discuss and analyse the links and mutual dependencies between heritage and environment, both material and socio-cultural. MaGICLandscapes project partner VÚKOZ from Brno will held a presentation "Heritage expressed by historical landscape structures and its contribution to green infrastructure".


RAINMAN Partner meeting and Steering Group

24. - 25. September 2019, Budweis, Czech Republic

More information will follow soon...

European Week of Regions and Cities

7-10 October 2019

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual Brussels-based event in which officials from regional and urban administrations, as well as experts and academics, exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.


#cooperationiscentral for European regions and cities

We believe that #cooperationiscentral to make regions and cities more attractive and we will be part of the #EURegionsWeek! Our Idea Lab workshops will be discussing cooperation achievements and challenging the debate on the  future Interreg cooperation in our programme area as well as on the broader European scale.

This year, the European regions, cities and their stakeholders are asking themselves about what kind of cooperation and in which areas is needed. We, at CENTRAL EUROPE have asked experts to analyse territorial challenges, needs and potentials of transnational cooperation in this functional area. In our Idea lab session, practitioners and policy makers will share their views and ideas on future orientation of the programme.

Stay tuned for the agenda and more details at the EURegionsWeek website.

RAINMAN Partner meeting

03. - 04. December 2019, Graz, Austria

More information will follow soon...