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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”.

FEDRE polled NALAS

NALAS is a network gathering the national associations of local authorities of 12 countries of South-East Europe www.nalas.eu. 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:

A PLEA FOR INNOVATION

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.


FEDRE attended the VIIIth NALAS General Assembly

FEDRE attended the VIIIth NALAS General Assembly which took place in Skopje (Macedonia) on 19th April 2013.

FEDRE is Associate Member and Member of the Committee of this network of national associations of local authorities gathering 12 countries of South-East Europe.

During this General assembly, the delegates adopted a new Strategic Plan 2013-2017 and approved an increase of the membership fees to strengthen the self-sustainability of the network.

FEDRE at the international Rhodes Forum « Dialogue of Civilizations »

Claude Haegi, Chairman of the European Foundation FEDRE, former President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, former member of the Geneva cantonal Government, has been invited to take the floor at the last Rhodes Forum, attended by more than 500 people from 65 countries of all continents, especially from the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and other emerging countries.

Reacting to the opening speech by Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Forum, about the Dialogue of Civilizations, Claude Haegi made a few comments inspired namely by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis de Rougemont. You can find them summarized below.
(click here)

During the plenary session on sustainable development, the Chairman of FEDRE made a speech under the title « Energy: let us have the Courage of Innovation! ». His message deals with realism, world interregional solidarity and focuses on the trust that we must have in the human capacity for innovation to secure the needs of the world population.
(click here)

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