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the last issue has been published and is now available on the project website.

Labour Plus logoLabour plus project is now almost concluded. The final conference took place in Antwerp on the 11th of December, where the Policy Reccommendation were presented.

Last newsletter is now available for download, together with many other documents that you can find directly on the project website (the Policy Recommendation, videos from the transfer of good practices, and other news from the partners).

Autumn Newsletter 2014 is available online!

Autumn Newsletter 2014

The minutes from the General Assembly and Board Meeting of 27th of June, took place in Brussels, Belgium are available online.

To read the full text please click here.

Check as well the presentation given by Director Pascaline Gaborit, providing useful background information.


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On 2 July 2014, the European Commission adopted new proposals to improve the environmental performance of buildings throughout their life cycle, from design, construction, through operation, to demolition and recycling of their materials.

The type of building we live or work in can affect our health – think of the ʻsick building syndromeʼ – and our wallet, as resource-efficient buildings are cheaper to run. But buildings also have a huge impact on the environment: almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and use of materials, as well as one-third of its water consumption are linked to building construction and use.

Read more about EU's actions here and check our Greenov project.

European and Asian Sustainable Towns, the publication related to EAST project is available.

The publication was edited by Pascaline Gaborit and published by P.I.E Peter Lang International Academic Publishers in June 2014.



AWARD publication

The Strength of Culture for Development

On the global scale, the challenges surrounding development are massive and complex, as inequalities in living conditions between the richest and poorest countries become greater. Development is a global challenge on a par with the financial crisis and environmental concerns. The participation of local communities and towns in development programmes may result from a desire for in uence at an international level, rather than the idea that they can bring some measure of stability, like the large NGOs.


Barcelona hosted the first ever Mayoral Forum on Migration, Mobility and Development on 19 June.

Innovation and research are essential to guide Europe out of the economic crisis. This is why the Committee of the Regions, the S3 Platform, the Province of Utrecht and the Helsinki-Uusimaa and Valencia regions organised a bench-learning Conference in Brussels (Belgium) for pioneering innovation regions, on the 18th of June.


The European Commission has selected 19 European actions under the Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign ‘Do the Right Mix’ which will receive funding to promote greener ways of getting around in cities.

The initiative aims to encourage citizens to change their mind regarding their behaviour when choosing among the existing transports to get around, by incorporating mobile apps and social media. Each action will receive up to 7,000 euros to organise design competitions and education activities about the topic.

Click here for the 2014 winners list!