Europe in My Region

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This is the sixth date in the series La Valle d’Aosta agli occhi dei valdostani (Aosta Valley as seen by its inhabitants). This is a repost of Tascapan: dall’ecommerce alla rete di imprese. Dove porta la passione per il proprio territorio?, originally published by Agnieszka Stokowiecka (@ciekawaosta, Facebook, Google+, Instagram), and submitted to the Europe… » read more

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You feel charmed and angry at the same time when visiting Venaria Royal Palace, in the outskirts of Turin, before and after it was renovated. The first sensation you experience is that you are looking at a wonder. Indeed, reclaiming this masterpiece, which was deteriorated by people rather than time, was a wonder. What is… » read more

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The next beautiful place I want to tell you about is the region of the Rhodope Mountains near the town of Smolyan. This is a repost of Село Кошница, Дядова ряка и извора на река Арда, originally published by Nelly Miteva (@nmiteva2003, Facebook) and submitted to the Europe in My Region 2016 blogging competition. We… » read more

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Nikos, our host, is concerned about the weather – we are on a trip to Almopia, invited to explore its picturesque landscape and cultural heritage. He wants nature to be at its best, and it’s gray, drizzling, raining outright, dark and moody sometimes, pearl gray like an oyster others. The sun does not show, not… » read more

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If you’ve had a chance to look at my interactive map of EU projects in the Hauts-de-France region, you will have seen that the Louvre-Lens museum received co-financing from Europe. Here’s a spotlight on an extraordinary project. This is a repost of L’Europe dans ma région : le Musée du Louvre-Lens, originally published in French… » read more

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A few days ago, I found the DG Regio Newsletter in my work emails, and learned that the European Commission wants bloggers to tell their stories about local projects implemented with EU financial support. The authors of the three most interesting posts will be invited to attend The European Week of Regions and Cities —… » read more

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Although the European Commission decided in 2014 to allow regions to manage European funds directly, these regions are struggling to communicate effectively. Yet this is a chance for Europe to establish a direct connection with citizens in local territories, by funding projects which bring cultural and economic renewal. (Picture: Wall painting, Lascaux Cave). This is… » read more

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The forecast indicated rainy, windy, cold weather for the whole Whit weekend. Our plan was to find a place in Hungary that is relatively easily to reach from Budapest on the motorway and promised acceptable weather. We visited Szigetvár. This is a repost of Miért éppen Szigetvár?, originally published in Hungarian by Viktor Balogh (@eleverege,… » read more

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