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SEiSMiC project takes on refugee crisis and sharing economy
June 10, 2016

SEiSMiC project takes on refugee crisis and sharing economy

The REC took part in the final international forum of the SEiSMiC project, contributing to discussions on the ‘New Urban Economy’ and the ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. SEiSMiC is a three-year EU-funded project on urban challenges and social innovation. As a consortium partner, the REC leads on project communications and handles SEiSMiC...

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‘There is no Plan B — but we have a Plan A’
June 8, 2016

‘There is no Plan B — but we have a Plan A’

REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert addressed delegates on the opening day of the Eighth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe”, now taking place in Batumi, Georgia. Bonifert is a member of a high-level panel focusing on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a pan-European regional context. Below is the full text...

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Tunisian stakeholders confront IWRM and climate change challenges in national workshop
June 8, 2016

Tunisian stakeholders confront IWRM and climate change challenges in national workshop

A National Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Adaptation to Climate Change took place in Hammamet, Tunisia on May 31–June 1, 2016. Bringing together more than 40 participants from national and regional public authorities and agencies, the event marked the beginning of a series of workshops, trainings and activities to take place in the selected...

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Join the Water, Growth and Stability Initiative!
June 8, 2016

Join the Water, Growth and Stability Initiative!

Sustainable water management is a key driver of economic activity, poverty alleviation and health, and a prerequisite for growth and stability. Poor water management, lack of good water governance and limited awareness contribute to water supply vulnerability and water pollution and are a source of conflicts that constrain growth and threaten both security and the...

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National workshop takes on IWRM and climate change challenges in Jordan
June 8, 2016

National workshop takes on IWRM and climate change challenges in Jordan

A National Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Adaptation to Climate Change took place at the Dead Sea in Jordan on May 26-27, 2016. Bringing together more than 40 participants from national and regional public authorities and agencies, the event was the stepping stone for a series of workshops, trainings and activities that will take place in the...

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In Moldova and Poland, the sum is greater than the parts
June 3, 2016

In Moldova and Poland, the sum is greater than the parts

It’s a well-known adage that cooperation is a key to success, but it’s also been a red thread during my last five days of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK outreach in Warsaw and Chisinau, the respective capitals of Poland and Moldova. The environment and transport ministries of both countries realise that a truly successful campaign depends on their collaboration; and,...

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Four Tunisian delegations host one-day LWSAP workshops
June 1, 2016

Four Tunisian delegations host one-day LWSAP workshops

From May 23-27, 2016, a series of on-the-job training workshops on Local Water Security Action Planning (LWSAP) took place in the Tunisian delegations of Nefza, Bir Mchergha, Matmata and Sidi Ali Ben Aoun, all of which are involved in the WaSe component of the “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management in the MENA Region” (WATER...

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REC earns ‘Cycling-Friendly Workplace’ label
May 24, 2016

REC earns ‘Cycling-Friendly Workplace’ label

After improving its cycling culture via the introduction last year of several pro-cycling measures, the REC applied for a Hungarian cycling-friendly award for the first time—and was successful! The Cycling-Friendly Workplace and Municipality Awards, organised by the Ministry of Development in cooperation with the Cycling Hungary Association (KMSZ), were held this year in...

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