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This week, FEDRA had the pleasure to speak about Interreg Volunteer Youth with Alessandra Cardaci, Project Manager & Communications at AEBR.

AEBR is the “Association of European Border Regions” based in Germany, funded in the 1970s. AEBR represents European border and cross-border (CB) regions and supports them by:

  • representing their interests towards national and international authorities

  • making them more visible and heard by national and international authorities;

  • initiating, supporting and coordinating co-operation throughout Europe;

  • exchanging experiences and information;

  • promoting cross-border cooperation (CBC) structures, projects and programmes;

  • assisting in the identification, preparation and implementation of CBC events and other activities.

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Among many other EU and international projects, AEBR has the great pleasure and honour to manage « Interreg Volunteer Youth» (IVY). We asked Alessandra how it all started?

The Jordaan is one of Amsterdam’s oldest and most famous haunts. Only a brisk ten-minute walk west of the city centre, the neighbourhood personifies the image of crooked gabled houses and rippling canals that Amsterdam has become synonymous with (for better or for worse).

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.

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.

FEDRA’s President Edit HERCZOG


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

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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.

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