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On 6th October 2011 the European Commission adopted a draft legislative package for the Cohesion Policy for the funding period 2014 – 2020. According to the draft regulations, European Territorial Cooperation will be continued and even reinforced as separate cohesion goal. The existing strands of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation will be maintained. The European… » read more

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told several MKs on Wednesday that he is willing to extend the negotiations with Israel for another nine months, but would want the first three months to focus on drawing the borders of the Palestinian state. During those three months, Abbas added, he would insist that all settlement activity be… » read more

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Recently I have received this email from INTERACT Point Turku. If you work for an ETC Programme please feel free to take the below survey and bring your own contribution to the improvement of the Management Bodies in charge with the implementation of cbc, regional or transnational programmes funded under the next programming period 2014-2020.… » read more

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Authors: Viktor Mayer- Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier Big Data is an easy to read book even for those who are not so familiar with the subject or with its specific terminology such as predictive analytics, quants, causality, correlations, algorithms, datafication, digitalization or exabytes. According to Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, “There is no rigorous definition… » read more

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Under the EU’s 2014-2020 budget, Cohesion Policy will invest €325 billion in Europe’s Member States, their regions and cities to deliver the EU-wide goals of growth and jobs, as well as tackling climate change, energy dependence and social exclusion. Taking into account the national contribution of member states, and the leverage effect of financial instruments,… » read more

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I could not find a better term to define the following result and output indicators: 1) “Action-based conscience-shaping of the youth living on the target area, sustainable land use and forming social view”, base value 100, target value 200, measurement unit %; 2) “Action-based conscience-shaping of the adult society living on the target area. Knowing… » read more

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Ngram Viewer from Google

  While reading the new book of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier called “Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform how We Live, Work, and Think” I have learned about Google’s Ngram Viewer (http://books.google.com/ngrams). According to the above authors, Ngram Viewer “will generate a graph of the use of words or phrases over time, using the… » read more

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EASA conference, 31st July – 3rd August, 2014, in Tallinn, Estonia Final CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE 27/02/2014 ) Convenors: Rozita Dimova (Ghent University/Humboldt University), Rozita.Dimova@UGent.be Zaira Lofranco (University of Bergamo), zaira.lofranco@gmail.com Abstract: The panel focuses on different forms of cross-border collaboration through practices of consumption in post-Yugoslav everyday life. Central to Socialist Yugoslavia, consumption offered… » read more

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DG Regional and Urban Policy invite all those interested, e.g. private individuals, public organizations, enterprises, civil society, etc., to participate in this public consultation on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). More details here: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/newsroom/detail.cfm?LAN=en&id=1090&lang=en Update: Summary Report on the on-line public consultation on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and… » read more

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This post is focusing on the analysis of an actual research manuscript called “Tobacco Control in the EU-15: The Role of Member States and the European Union”, written by Donley T. Studlar, Kyle Christensen and Arnita Sitasari, and first published in the Journal of European Public Policy Volume 18, Issue 5, 2011. Conceptually, my post… » read more

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