EC – EUROPEAID - PROGRAMME: IPA - Socio-Economic Partnership, Project: Vocational excellence ensuring food product safety, consumer protection and competitiveness in Western Balkans - HACCP / Safe Food for All
Improved professional operating civil society, better quality of services ,increased cooperation between CSOs and public authorities, better dissemination in the area of the food product safety and consumer protection in involved Western Balkan countries.
The objectives of this project is to facilitate and promote the creation and growth of SMEs and MicroSMEs of the animal breeding and horticulture sectors through the creation of a Transnational Network for the support of SMEs that improves the effectiveness of business and innovation support services for SMEs and offers transnational working tools that improve the SMEs competitiveness, increase their internationalisation and foster the entrepreneurial spirit.
BLACK SEA CROSSBORDER COOPERATION , Project: Black Sea Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC)
The BSSRC route crosses borders and encourages dialogue as well as contact with partner state communities and cultures, and with international visitors. It encourages tourism, tourists and their purchasing of local products and services. It has the potential to break isolation between communities on cross-borders, as tourists, income and incentive to improve and cooperate grow. This begins through simply marking the corridor and monuments and trails, then in providing a platform for communication (APPs, Web Portal).
The overall objective is to enable the cross-border exchange of culture by providing an innovative, multi-lingual IT platform, based on available open source social platform solutions and adapted for culture producers (artists, etc), culture operators (musea, festivals, etc.) and other actors of the culture market. The platform will be an online tool, where all entities related to the culture will be able to advertise, discuss and organize cultural assets and events in the region. The platform will also be an important source of information about the culture and related cultural events (artists, operators, events) for the culture consumers.
BLACK SEA CROSSBORDER COOPERATION , Project: DANUBE – BLACK SEA CONNECTION OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN ECONOMY,A STEP FOR SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH OF THE BLACK SEA AREA - DABS
Project's general objective is contribution to the economic development of the area by supporting improved access and better connections of the European and Asian economy among ports within the Danube-Black Sea area
BLACK SEA CROSSBORDER COOPERATION , Project: Regional Business Incubators Network “Black Sea BI-Net”
The overall objective of this project is to accelerate the development of a productive and competitive economy and improve cooperation in the Black Sea region.
EC-DG Justice Freedom and Security - PROGRAMME: Criminal Justice, Project: Cooperation between European police forces and private sectors in the fight against theft and international metals trafficking – POL-PRIMETT
The overall objective of the project is the collection, dissemination, promotion of good practices at transnational level on programs of restorative justice and mediation and the non-custodial treatment measures. It should also highlighted the aim of contributing to the adaptation of participating countries legal system as promised, in particular, the application programs of restorative justice and mediation.
EC-DG Education Cultre and Sport-EACA-PROGRAMME: Leonardo Da Vinci: Project: SDI-EDU for regional and urban planning
Planning and mainly spatial planning is about the spatial dimension of development. It is concerned not only with architecture work, but also with where people live and work, the location of social and economic activity, and the way in which resources we possess in limited supply are exploited to achieve socio-economic objectives. Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is the base collection of technologies, data, human resources, policies, institutional arrangements, and partnerships that enable the availability, exchange of and access to geographically-related information using common practices, protocols, and specifications. SDI consists of a framework that enables users with different mandates and disciplines to operate in a cooperative and cohesive manner to acquire access, retrieve, analyze and disseminate geospatial data and information in an easy and secure way.
EC-DG Education and Culture - PROGRAMME: Europe for Citizens, Project: Network for Social Economy and Volunteering in Europe – 4SEE
The creation of the 4SEE Network aims to consolidate and develop the relations of a group of European local Authorities. The project can become a base for the creation of an efficient cooperative partnership on the value of Social Economy and Volunteering as important tool to face with urgent problems such as the economic crisis and the rise of unemployment.
EC-DG Education and Culture LLP PROGRAMME-GRUNDTVIG, Project: The use of culture to increase access to, and engagement in European Waterfronts
ERFC has also cooperated in the following projects:
GREECE-ALBANIA: IPA CROSS BORDER PROGRAMME 2007-2013, Project: TPNM - Tourism Promotion to New Markets
This project aims to unify the touristic product of the CBC area for increasing the visibility to its touristic potential and promote its attractiveness not only to domestic and EU markets but also to new touristic origins (Russia, Japan, China), while strengthening tourism business ties in both sides. To that end, five partners from Greece and Albania have joined forces to create the conditions of a unifies touristic product of the cross border area, capable of stimulating touristic development.
ADRIATIC IPA: CROSS BORDER COOPERATION 2007-2013, Project: Promoting Food Innovation for Wellness in the Adriatic / WELLFOOD
WELLFOOD aims at strengthening innovation capacity of Adriatic Regions on agri-food sector, by stimulating the link between business, RTD-inn. Centers, producers-consumers as a pillar for territorial growth, development and integration of the Adriatic Ionion area. Nowadays policy level is searching for holistic social innovation of communities, health and wellness implying the adoption of new governance strategies to favor health and wellbeing facing social transformation. WELLFOOD places the accent on cross-border dimension promoting coordination action among stakeholders (regional bodies, RTD Centers, SMEs and Food Associations) to overcome the obstacles in the field of innovation promotion, encouraging partnership and innovation services by programming clustering policies of Innovation for Food Quality and Safety overcoming main critical factors related to development of food sector in Adriatic regions.
EDUCATION AND CULTURE DG, Programme: Lifeling Learning Programme Grundtvig , Project: THE USE OF CULTURE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO, AND ENGAGEMENT IN, EUROPEAN WATERFRONTS / CULTURE FOR WATERFRONTS
This Learning Partnership, as a framework for European and international intercultural dialogue, draws together organisations with a shared interest in impact of culture on their rivers/waterfronts. Culture is a tool for bringing people together – city inhabitants, city planners, city authorities, media, business sector - and engaging them in the debate on condition and future of European cities.
REFERENCES OF FOUNDING MEMBERS:
EC-TAIEX - DG Enlargement - Peer Assessment Mission on Regional Development in Kosovo.
DG EAC: Youth Thinking Globally Acting Local for Gender Equality.
EC-Programme INTERREG IVC: MINI EUROPE: Regional instruments to strengthen regional infrastructures to support SMEs in innovation.
EC-Programme INTERREG IVC: MORE4NRG: Strengthen the delivery of regional strategies for RES and energy efficiency.
EC DG Justice, Freedom and Security - Unit B/4: Infomigr@: Information and dissemination campaigns concerning conditions and opportunities of migration.
Lifelong Learning Programme-Leonardo da Vinci under Mobility: It is proposed a model of vocational education and training along water trails.
EC-DG Health: AIR: Inequalities in health and primary care: The aim of the project is reducing inequalities in health care, shared by all European countries.
EC- INTERREG PROGRAMME-SEE: IFA NETWORK: The project shall build and establish a powerful and sustainable network of innovation and finance agencies in SE-Europe.
EC- INTERREG PROGRAMME-SEE: DMCSEE: The project will coordinate and facilitate the development, assessment and application of drought risk management tools and policies.
EC- INTERREG PROGRAMME-SEE: POLYINVEST: The project will make it easier for European investors to find underdeveloped or underused real estate opportunities owned by local government.
CULTURE 2007-13 Intercultural Dialogue Festival - Cultural encounter between East and West.
EC-E-content plus 2007: PLAN4ALL: Plan4All will be focused on the harmonisation data of spatial planning based on best practices in the EU.
EC DG Justice, Freedom and Security-PREVENTION AGAINST CRIME SEXOFFENDERS: A new European network to exchange and transfer knowledge and expertise in the field of treatment programmes for perpetrators of sexual harassments and violence against children and young people.
EC DG Justice, Freedom and Security : PREVENTION AGAINST CRIME-Pol-PRIMETT: Police-Private Partnership to tackle metal theft.
INTERREG IIIC -KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS: Transfer of knowledge related to social cohesion and physical regeneration.To extend the methods and solutions of this project to new partners in developing topics like: the complementarities of towns in regional development, community tools, social cohesion and physical regeneration.
INTERREG IIIC – S3-Innovative tools of programming and management of Structural Funds: To enhance the co-operation among European regions on the subject of programming and managing of local development programmes under EU Structural Funds, sharing innovative instruments based on the involvement of a large partnership.
INTERREG IIIC -INNOREF: Innovation and resource efficiency as driving forces for sustainable growth. Implementation of integrated concept for sustainable development by participatory process - Improvement of regional management supporting structures, capacity building and economic conditions.
INTERREG IIIC – ePRODUT: Data Protection: best practices for the Public Administration. To exchange knowledge and experiences related to e-Government services and personal data protection in public bodies belonging to different European countries.
INTERREG IIIC -GRDP: Greening the Regional Development: Institutional Environmental Audit and sharing of expertise and knowledge of appraisal techniques to identify good sustainable development practices.
INTERREG IIIC -MINING: European Network of Mining Regions (ENMR): To form a European Partnership of regional authorities including representatives of the regional and local authorities, industry and trade unions, NGO's and educational institutions where mining has a strong impact within the environmental and the socio-economic life.
INTERREG III B MedOcc -REMOMED: Horizontal Maritime Med Network: Studying alternative multimodal transport corridors along the Horizontal Mediterranean axis.
INTERREG III B MedOcc -LA TELA DI ARACNE: Med Textile regions: Analysis of the textile sector in the Med regions and establishing Museums-ateliers-incubators pilot projects for the sustainability of the sector .
INTERACT / INTERMED: Shaping the future EU Med policy: Identification of Regional Actors around Med, EU training and project preparation for EU programmes.
INTERREG III B MedOcc PIC-RM: Projects of common initiative among Med Regions: Identification of common projects for Water, Risks and spatial development.
INTERREG III B – CADSES -ACRETe: Agriculture and Climate Changes: how to Reduce human Effects and Threats.
Europaid - Evaluation of Structural Funds absorption capacity in Bulgaria 2006, Study, EC Framework contract.
Europaid - Evaluation of EU MEDA I Programme Study, EC Framework contract.
Europaid - Evaluation of all EC funded European Integration programmes in Eastern Europe, Study.