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‘Smart Cities’ – Exhibition and Conference for South-East Europe

Date: 6 April 2016
Frequency: Annual
Organizer: Via Expo
Venue: Sofia, Inter Expo Center
The Smart Cities Exhibition & Conference 2015 presented new technologies which transformed today’s cities into sustainable systems spending less energy and resources. The number of exhibitors was doubled. Distance street lighting management system, LED illuminators, Wi-Fi technologies, mobile ticketing service for public transport, ultra-compact electric vehicle, ‘Smart House’ software, etc. caught the visitors’ interest.   

Save the Planet - Waste Management & Recycling Exhibition & Conference

Date:5-7 April 2016
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 8th edition
Organizer: Via Expo
Venue: Sofia, Inter Expo Center

The 2015 edition of Save the Planet proved its position as one of the business platforms in Bulgaria and South-East Europe. It presented new technologies covering the whole process of waste management: treatment, transport, collection, disposal, recovery and recycling. The countries from the Region are facing numerous challenges to improve their resource efficiency and to achieve the high European waste management targets. They are streamlining the legislation and introducing new facilities in cities, landfill sites and industry enterprises.

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FEDRE in Plovdiv

FEDRE attended the Committee and the Xth NALAS General Assembly of NALAS which took place in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) from 16th to 18th May 2015.

NALAS is a network of national associations of local authorities gathering 12 countries of South-East Europe.

FEDRE in Hungary

FEDRE took part on 13 and 14 March 2015 in an academic symposium organized near Budapest by the Karolyi Foundation on the subject “Regions in Europe. Administrative Structures and Territorial Identity Issues”.


NALAS is a network gathering the national associations of local authorities of 12 countries of South-East Europe FEDRE, which is member of NALAS Committee, realised a satisfaction survey among the staff of the NALAS member associations.

A comparison with the results of a similar survey conducted three years ago shows a slight decrease of the overall degree of satisfaction, which nevertheless remains at a good level.

See the main results here.

International Environmental Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management and Recycling for South-East Europe

Date: 11 – 13 March 2015
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 6th edition
Organizer: Via Expo
Venue: Sofia, Inter Expo Center

The countries in South-East Europe no matter they are EU members or not, they are all aiming in becoming a part of the vision of the European recycling society. The governments across the Region are updating their national legislations and regulations, as well as are modernizing the old infrastructure which includes the creation of regional waste disposal systems, construction and exploitation of large scale waste and wastewater treatment plants, etc.

FEDRE in Sarajevo

FEDRE attended the Committee and the IXth General Assembly of NALAS which took place in Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) from 9th to 11th April 2014.

NALAS is a network of national associations of local authorities gathering 12 countries of South-East Europe.

During this General assembly, a new President has been elected for one year: Mr Djuro Bukvic (Croatia). Besides, two Ukrainian associations of local authorities have been accepted as associate members of NALAS.

Thorium, nuclear waste : « Atoms for peace »

Speech by Claude Haegi, Member of the international Thorium Energy Committee (iThEC), President of the Foundation for the Economy and sustainable Development of the Regions of Europe (FEDRE), former President of the Government of the Canton of Geneva.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to Geneva. My speech is entitled:


ThEC13 Post Conference Press Release

Concluding the successful ThEC13 conference at CERN, iThEC called for international coordination on major Thorium related projects.

The ThEC13 international conference on new nuclear Thorium technologies for energy production and destruction of nuclear waste, organized by the International Thorium Energy Committee (iThEC), at CERN, from 27 to 31 October 2013 was completed on a very encouraging note.

The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law: 2013 events

Update your knowledge of EU Funding, Financial Control and Research & Innovation

The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law specializes in seminars, conferences and workshops with renowned speakers from European Commission, Court of Auditors and many national and regional governments and public administrations of European Union member states as well as experienced professionals from law firms, consultancy companies and intermediate bodies.

Benefit from their expertise in the core areas of European law and regulations.

Read more to list all upcoming events, or review past events here and here.

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