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Would you like to discover one of the most attractive place in Italy? If yes, follow me in this little trip across the Lazio region. But first, where is exactly Lazio?

Lazio is an Italian region located in the center of the country, the second most populated after Lombardia, and home to Rome. Capital city and center of Italy's political life due to the presence of the government and the Parliament. It is also the Catholic world center due to the presence of Vatican.

Internationalisation and advanced technologies has always been two of the key focuses of Fedra. After organisating the 3D Printing panel during the European Business Summit in 2016, FEDRA this year is participating to the In(3D)ustry event, happening at Fira Barcelona (Grand Via Venue) from October 3rd to October 5th, 2017.

Since July 2017, Estonia holds the Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers making it the perfect time to highlight some of the most beautiful places in the country.

1) Kadriorg in Tallinn

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According to the European Commission, one in six people in the European Union has a disability that ranges from mild to severe, making around 80 million who are often prevented from taking part fully in society and the economy because of environmental and attitudinal barriers. In order to tackle these issues, the Commission recognises sport and physical activity as being extremely valuable in the context of social inclusion and integration for people with physical and mental health disabilities.

We interviewed INSPORT+ project to learn more about how different local actors use sport to help with social inclusion. The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme and its goal is to develop a network of partner organisations across Europe involved in promoting social inclusion for people with mental health problems and mental disabilities.

According to the FUSIONS report of the European Commission of 2016, around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU. Because of this, member states and EU stakeholders are looking for every opportunity to prevent food waste and strengthen sustainability of the food system, even at local level. This month, FEDRA interviewed YourLocal, a Danish start up fighting against food waste at local and national level.

Between the 7th and 10th of September, in a very royal setting of the Brussels Park, the ‘‘eat! BRUSSELS, drink BORDEAUX’’ culinary festival will be held. This delicious event will allow you FREE entrance in order to enjoy some of the best international culinary flavours.

Just like last year, the region of Bordeaux (France) will be the highlight of the festival as the organisers wish to reproduce a Brussels version of Bordeaux’s “Fête le Vin”. However, this year the 6th edition of the festival introduces a new concept as great chefs from Brussels will offer you every day the chance to taste their signature dish. Furthermore, you can also visit a wide range of international cuisine present in Brussels, such as Ethiopian, Romanian, Japanese and even Malagasy.

According to Trivago’s ranking on the best Italian and European cities, magnificent Salerno, that is the city where I live, goes to the ninth place in the top ten, and is on the fifty-fourth place of the best cities of the continent.

Trivago has drawn up the ranking by creating a precise index, called the Best Value City Index. In the list, the top 100 European cities that have the best quality for accommodation facilities are included. In Italy, Salerno brings Campania to the highest position, assessing at the ninth place! 

The urban population of Europe is rapidly growing and with more than half of the population of Europe living in cities, it poses big challenges to the management of waste in Europe’s largest cities. Because of the fact that Europe’s urban population keeps growing, it is even estimated that by 2050 almost 70% of the population will live in cities, it is important to maintain an effective management of waste in the cities now, and for the future (Vilella, Theworldpost, 2017).

In Europe, only 40% of the waste that we generate is being recycled, the rest is either buried or burned. This causes environmental destruction and threatens ecosystems. Therefore, the reduction of waste is one of the biggest international goals that we have to deal with in Europe.

Piemonte (Piedmont) is the second largest region of Italy after Sicily and, true to its name, is a land of mountains. It is surrounded by the Alps, bordering both Switzerland and France. Home to the first capital of the Italian Republic, Piemonte has much to offer. From Turin, the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to unspoiled nature, to some of the finest red wines such as Barolo, Barbera and Dolcetto being produces in the region, it offers a 360 degrees experience.

In february, Porto was elected “The European Best Destination in 2017” for the third time (2012, 2014 and 2017), thanks to the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries, who confirmed the city as an exceptional and unique place to visit this year.

Considered one of the most ancient cities of Portugal, Porto city - before Portus Cale, which contributed to the choice of the name of the country – is located in the North of Portugal, where Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is what turns Porto into a maritime and, simultaneously, a riverside city.

Known as the granite city or the Oil & Gas Capital of Europe, Aberdeen has been at the centre of Scottish trades for years. Long before Oil and Gas exploration began in the 70’s, the city was the biggest fishing and shipping trades centre in Scotland.

You can still see the close ties with the marine world having a stroll along the Footdie village, Aberdeen kept its places secret where you can admire the small houses of where fishermen used to live near the lighthouse. Once you reach Footdie, plan a walk along the sandy beach and stop by the Silver Spoon, the most renown fish restaurant in the city.

FEDRA’s President Edit HERCZOG

launched the “BUY from EUROPEAN REGIONS CHARTER”

@ The 7th European Cohesion Forum (26-27th June)

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The Charter to Boost Business in European Regions and Cities

Le Marche is a quite unknown region located between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains in the centre of Italy. I wish you could feel the same excitement that I feel while I am writing about it. That I can let you smell, taste and feel the sensation of this magnificent area. Our virtual trip throughout the Le Marche region starts with the question: what can we see there?

FEDRA is happy to announce a partnership with Itinari. One of FEDRA’s most important priority is to promote European regional assets as FEDRA highly values the importance of creating bottom-up project to support and revitalise growth and competitiveness in the European regions. This also includes travel and tourism which are also part of FEDRA’s key ecosystems.

The partnership is the explicit result of two young organisations working together. One at European level and the other at local level. In particular with travel and tourism these are also part of FEDRA’s key ecosystems. 

This week FEDRA is taking you to Eger in Hungary!

Located in the northern part of Hungary, Eger is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its architecture reflects the cities long history and multiculturalism. Indeed, Eger was first inhabited by Hungarian tribes that built the foundation of Eger’s castle in the 10th century. Today, Eger’s castle is home to an art gallery and a permanent exhibition.

Neapolitan pizza is the most famous Italian food product in the world. A real symbol of Italy, a mix of art, culture and tradition. It has its origin in the Italian city of Naples where it developed during the 18th century. After having spread across Italy, it was brought to the United States by Italian immigrants in the late 19th century, making it famous throughout the world.

Some of you may have heard about the Azores archipelago, as it is the target of well-known media such as the National Geographic and Eurosport. It also organizes some of the well-known world events like: the Azores Airlines Rally (FIA ERC), the Azores Airlines Pro (Surf – WQS) and the Azores Trail Run. Nowadays, this amazing archipelago is being discovered by people from all over the world, and with it they are starting to believe that a paradise on earth truly exists.

On Wednesday 26th of April 2017, a German cruise ship with more than 3500 passengers plus crew anchored in the port of Catania, the east-coast of Sicily. The Comuni Amici organization in collaboration with all municipalities in this island welcomed the passengers of the cruise with typical Sicilian products and handicrafts, but also different social events and tours were offered to visit Sicily.