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Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. However, its region Île-de-France is not as well-known as most people assume that the region is just Paris its suburb, when actually there are forest and unique historical sites. The best example of this are the castles and parks of the region as they reflect the historical importance and richness of the region.

Without further ado, here are my most see castles and parks of Île-de-France:

The Italian region Veneto is composite and multifaceted: it discloses a picturesque patchwork of landscapes, traditions, cultures and flavours. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, the Po Valley and the Alps, the Veneto displays some major subregions, each of them characterised by its own environment, landscape and urban development.

The mountainous Northern area features social and economic characteristics that are typical of the area around the Alps, that is, a low population density, lands not particularly suited for agriculture and slow industrialisation; however, in the Northern part of the Veneto region many important holiday resorts are to be found.

Salvatore Celi is 25 years old from Palmi and is the YRA of Calabria (Italy).

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is currently attending a High-Formation class in Euro-project Management for Public Administrations. He is also working with Rende City Hall on an European Project Work about Local Public Transport.

His hobbies include Politics, Soccer and... PlayStation!

Francesco Foglia, FEDRA YRA in Calabria and a journalist in European Affairs based in both Brussels and Italy, participated in the Youth Essay Competition held as part of the SME Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

In June 2015, the Metropole de Lyon officially launched the Energy Master Plan, in attendance of Gerard Collomb, President of the Metropole and senator.

Significant figures in FEDRA's community got together in a friendly environment, at the organisation's office in Brussels. Honorary committee members, YRAs, FEDRA's experts, its secretarial staff, representatives of Vox Teneo, and, FEDRA's partners in creating the NeoConnect platform, they all talked about the organisation's progress, but also about its current challenges and future plans.


As Slovakia holds for the first time the Presidency of the Council of the EU, this year, between July 1st, and December 31st, the attention in the EU sphere is directed towards this 2004 member.


On the 28th of August 2016, the magnificent “Varia” took place in Palmi – Calabria (IT).

The "Varia” is an ancient and complex processional structure (height: 16 metres; weight: 20 tons), bearing various religious and anthropological meanings, which represents the Universe and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. 

A new international research center will be born in the Azores region. After the United States of America intentions to leave the military base located in Terceira Island, the reconversion of its infrastructure could lead to a state of the art research center.


FEDRA together with its community of Young Regional Ambassadors launched “Discover my region”, a project focused on shedding light on growth initiatives in different European regions.

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