September 29, 2010

Launch of Senior Enterprise project: 5-6 October, Druid's Glen, Wicklow


Anyone interested in strengthening enterprise and entrepreneurship through harnessing the talent, experience and resources of those aged 50+ may be interested in the launch of 'Senior Enterprise', a transnational project supported by the EU INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme.

The project is designed to challenge the conventional wisdom about the role older people can play in society by reference to the business world. It is setting out to constructively address the challenges posed by an ageing population, and the need to increase productivity, competitiveness and entrepreneurial activity across the EU by tapping into the resource offered by senior citizens. This will lead to more emphasis on older people providing the benefit of their business acumen as advisors in new and developing firms and on creating the conditions to encourage 'grey' investment in promising start-ups.

Senior Enterprise is led by the Mid-East Regional Authority with partners and observers from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The launch conference 5 and 6 October in Druids Glen Resort Hotel, Co Wicklow provides an opportunity to gain insights and to identify potential opportunities for collaborative activities and policy implementation. Keynote speakers include:
* Dick Roche, TD, Minister for State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs
* Batt O'Keefe, TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
* Sven Matzke, Policy Officer, European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
* Pat Cox, President, European Movement International
* Dr. Colm O'Gorman, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Dublin City University
* John Byrne, Lead Partner and Director of the Mid East Regional Authority
* Paula Fitzsimons, Senior Enterprise Project Coordinator, and a recognised expert on entrepreneurship

The conference will also showcase SENIOR ENTERPRISE ROLE MODELS, people who have made Senior Enterprise a reality through their actions, for example Dr. Pat Loughrey, Entrepreneur/Co-founder of Cuisine de France.

Workshops will also take place on how to TRANSLATE IDEAS INTO TANGIBLE ACTIONS:
* Successfully engaging those over 50+ with enterprise: Lessons from the coal face
* Active employment opportunities for older people: Challenges and the search for solutions

Booking details are available on http://seniorenterprise.ie/events.php
Please contact Mary Grehan, Mid East Regional Authority for further information. Email info@seniorenterprise.ie Telephone +353 (0) 404 66058

Posted by iroronan

September 27, 2010

Event on Integrated Maritime Policy, 29 October, Wexford

As part of the EU 'Open Days 2010' season of events in Europe's cities and regions, the Association of Irish Regions is organising a workshop entitled 'EU Integrated Maritime Policy - the Irish Regional Dimensions'.

Three years after the European Commission launched its blue paper on European Integrated Maritime Policy, this event will assess the state-of-play of implementation, the impacts and implications for Ireland and future potential for Ireland and its regions.

The workshop will have a particular focus on the evolving debate on an Integrated Strategy for the Atlantic Area, but also the possible application of this approach to sea basins, such as the Irish Sea, and the discussion on Marine Spatial Planning and the contribution that maritime policy can play generally for future economic growth - blue growth and jobs. The workshop will hear from practitioners and will use case studies to illustrate best practice.

The event takes place in Wexford on Friday 29 October and is targeted at policy makers, officials and other interested stakeholders at national, regional and local levels in Ireland..

Contact dir@sera.ie


Posted by iroronan

May 04, 2010

SERA Sustainable Estuary Regions event: 20 May, Waterford


To celebrate EU Maritime Day, the South-East Regional Authority will host a conference on 'Sustainable Estuarial Regions'. The event will examine the topic of the environmental pressures faced by shared water bodies - with a specific focus on the Waterford Estuary as a significant regional resource - and how marine spatial planning can assist with consultation between competing interests, coordinated development and integrated management approaches. Representatives of UK estuary management bodies, various sectoral agencies and the European Commission will give their perspectives.

Further details

Posted by iroronan

April 07, 2010

Workshop (27 April): 'Impact of EU Environmental Policy in Ireland'

The BMW Regional Assembly in association with the European Commission will host a free workshop/seminar on the 'Impact of EU Environmental Policy in Ireland'.

This will take place on Tuesday 27 April from 11.00am to 1.00pm in the BMW Assembly Chamber, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. Lunch will follow.

Areas for discussion will include Water Quality, Waste Water, Fisheries, and the Habitats Directive

The Seminar will be addressed by a Panel of European Commission Experts and will include an open forum for Questions and Answers

CONTACT:
Eimear Dowd
BMW Regional Assembly
The Square
Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon
Tel: 094 9862970
Fax: 094 9862973
Email: EDowd@bmwassembly.ie

Posted by iroronan

March 22, 2010

BMW Annual Conference: 'Promoting Growth and Jobs in Ireland's Regions' - Cavan, 16 April


The BMW Regional Operational Programme is concentrated on meeting the challenges of promoting regional innovation, ICT, entrepreneurship, and accessibility and competitiveness. The need to unlock the potential of all Irish regions and to build on their competitive assets and capacities to ensure balanced economic growth is similarly reflected in the theme of the BMW Regional Assembly’s Annual Conference 2010: 'Promoting Growth and Jobs in Ireland's Regions'.

This half-day event will discuss how to mobilise economic activity and employment creation in all sectors with growth potential (including those outside the smart and green agendas) and how to best align relevant economic strategies to the benefit of the regions. It will include focuses on micro-enterprise support from agencies such as the County Enterprise Boards; the role of higher education in providing relevant qualifications and in extending innovation and technological support services to firms; and opportunities for cross-border trade and interaction.

Register

Posted by iroronan

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