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Research is vital to development. Innovation also depends on being able to put all the human capital available to the test. According to statistics, this situation is still far from the reality. This is a repost of Per innovare (e crescere) servono le donne, originally published in InGenere by Sabina Passamonti (@spassamonti, Facebook, LinkedIn), and… » read more

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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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  1 million EUR. left the coffers of the Calabria Regional Administration for some imprudent (to say the least) operations in late 2015. This is a repost of Fondi europei: per la Calabria “polpetta avvelenata” da un milione di euro, originally published in Italian on the sole24ore blog by Giuseppe Chiellino (@chigiu) and submitted to… » read more

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There’s a connection between the latest disaster in Genoa and the EU funds many Regional Administrations (mainly in Southern Italy) have plenty of and fail to spend.   This is a repost of L’alluvione di Genova e i fondi europei non spesi: due selfie di un Paese ingabbiato, originally published in Italian on the sole24ore… » 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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I began hearing talks on ‘Social Innovation’ in 2012 for professional reasons. This is a repost of 7 cose che ho imparato sulla Social Innovation (in Italia), originally published on Medium by Fabiana Zeppieri (@Fabiazep, on Medium) and submitted to the Europe in My Region 2016 blogging competition. Nowadays, many of us in Italy know… » read more

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