The project will also promote the  six international webinars: these events to debate and reflect  on the future and the new objectives of the cohesion policies for 2021-2027. A total of 24 international experts and at least 240 assistants will participate at these events.

The focus of the webinars will be the following:

♦ The 2021-2027 stage: assessment of the previous stage, new challenges, international context and perspectives for citizens and organisations in relation to the structural funds.

♦ A smarter Europe, through innovation, digitalisation, economic transformation and support for small and medium-sized enterprises.

♦ A greener, zero-carbon Europe, implementing the Paris Agreement and investing in energy transition, renewable energy and the fight against climate change.

♦ A more connected Europe, a more social Europe, a Europe closer to its citizens.


‘We rarely get to see some of the sustainability and development work being done in Ireland funded through the European Union. In this webinar we’ll be showcasing some wonderful projects and discussing opportunities for further investment’

Near Media Co-op is hosting a webinar on EU cohesion policy and European Structural and Investment Funds, looking at sustainability, social inclusion, economic growth and development. 

Date: Wednesday July 13th 2022, 10.00-11.15am

In this live webinar we will hear about challenges and opportunities for individuals and organizations in relation to EU cohesion policy and European Structural and Investment Fund in the national and regional context. Including perspectives on practices of engagement from a regional perspective. 


  • Barbara Nolan, Head of European Commission Representation in Ireland. 
  • Travis O’Doherty, National Contact Point for Ireland for the URBACT project and Programme manager at Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly. 
  • Soumya Joseph, Migrant Women – Opportunities for work (Mi-WOW).
  • Professor Kevin McDonnell, Farm4More, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.



In the framework of the Europe in my Backyard project, we propose you to participate in a European online event organized by the Association of Municipal and Community Radio and TV Broadcasters in Andalusia (EMA-RTV – Spain).

On Thursday 30th of June, from 6pm to 7pm (CET), EMA-RTV will offer an online TV colloquium in the framework of this project.  Entitled “ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION, DIGITAL INNOVATION AND CITIZENSHIP: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN FUNDS IN ANDALUSIA”, this colloquium will  involve 4 experts and will be held from the set of RTV Marchena, one of the most emblematic local Andalusian TV associated to EMA-RTV. It will be broadcast live by Zoom and available in Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation.

To follow it and interact with the 4 invited experts, you only have to connect at 18:00 through the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81638924727   


As part of the Europe in my Backyard project, Radio Študent is organising a webinar on how cohesion funding is spent on environmental objectives.

In the first part of the webinar, we will host two experts from the field of cohesion policy, and in the second part, we will present two environmental projects as examples of good practice in the use of EU cohesion funds. The projects will be presented and critically reflected upon with their representatives.

The first and second part will be followed by a Q&A open for questions. You will be able to ask them during the event itself, but you can also send them before the event to: tia.kozjek@radiostudent.si.

The event will be held in English.

The webinar will take place on 14.10.2022 at 18:00 via live video stream on the official Facebook and Youtube pages of Radio Študent. No registration is required.

WITH GREEN HYDROGEN TOWARD CLIMATE NEUTRALITY? Online discussion on the development of the hydrogen sector in Baden-Württemberg - Radio Dreyeckland (26.10.2022)

Current international developments foster the interest for energy transition and future technologies in society at large, in particular in view of the climate crisis, rising energy prices and energy dependency on authoritarian regimes. With public funding, including funds from the EU regional policy, the Land Baden-Württemberg supports the development of the hydrogen sector.

In this webinar, we discuss which role hydrogen technologies can play in the energy economy, in which sectors they make sense, under which conditions they can actually be considered ecologically sustainable, and which course Baden-Württemberg can set for them. As case studies, we discuss especially the „model regions on green hydrogen“ HyFiVE (around Ulm) and GeNeSiS (around Stuttgart), two structuring pilote projects financed by the Land with EU funds.

Speakers from different backgrounds present their perspectives on the topic and discuss them with each other and with the audience:

  • Maike Schmidt (Head of Systems Analysis, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg – ZSW).
  • Fritz Mielert (Environmental Protection Officer, BUND Baden-Württemberg)
  • Marius Pawlak (Head of the Central Office, City of Ulm)
  • Tobias Eisele (Head of Unit for EU Policy and Funding, Ministry of the Environment, Baden-Württemberg)

Hosts: Eva-Maria Österle and Matthieu Cuisnier

Organised by Radio Dreyeckland Freiburg, in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Baden-Württemberg

National strategy for the valorisation of confiscated assets through cohesion policies - Radio Popolare (11/11/2022)

The meeting will begin with an overview of the historical situation of the Italian experience: the extent of the action, the time needed to reuse the assets, the criticalities of the law and its application, the amount of aid made possible by the Cohesion Policy, and the redevelopment and valorisation projects of the assets carried out in Italy with the financing of the European Fund.

It will then go on to analyse how the Italian experience of reuse of confiscated assets is viewed from Europe and how a European framework could favour the recovery of confiscated assets.


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