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PEOPLE Newsletter - December 2010

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural PEOPLE newsletter
17/12/10
The EU-funded INTERREG IVC PEOPLE Programme is coming of age – with the drastic change of economic circumstances across the partner regions, not to mention other EU member states, the themes PEOPLE is addressing are more current than ever, being high on our shared social and political agendas.
 
 
Newsline…Nowy Sacz and Krakow
Newsline…Nowy Sacz and Krakow
17/12/10
Carl Petrokofsky, the health policy advisor on the UK’s PEOPLE Regional Steering Group, contributed to an exchange of experience in Krakow for Malopolska’s Regional Health Strategy.

He must be doing something right as he was asked back for more. Here is his newsline following a return visit to Malopolska, this time to the Polish region’s city of Nowy Sacz.
 
 
Bits, bytes, the quality of life and the community!
Bits, bytes, the quality of life and the community!
17/12/10
On 10 and 11 March 2010, the Province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands hosted the two-day International Conference and Study Visit on the theme of Social and e-inclusion as part of the PEOPLE Programme. During this three-year transnational programme, seven European regions cooperate in exchanging knowledge on regional solutions to demographic and social change.
 
 
Preparing for the big event!
Preparing for the big event!
17/12/10
The success of the conference owes much to the thoroughness and imagination of the Noort-Brabant organisers, who approached the event like a TV talkshow complete with European Actors. Edwin Mermans, the PEOPLE correspondent for Noord-Brabant reveals how they approached the planning of the second PEOPLE International Conference. Click here to read the full report on the Dutch Partner's innovative approach to organising and hosting the second PEOPLE International conference.
 
 
PEOPLE GOOD PRACTICES - ICMED
PEOPLE GOOD PRACTICES - ICMED
17/12/10
Twenty Good Practices taking place in the seven regions of the PEOPLE Partnership have been selected by the PEOPLE policy experts as representing innovative experiences to address some of the consequence of the demographic changes in Europe.

All regional partners are represented in the selection of Good Practices across the six PEOPLE themes.

We will look to feature one Good Practice in each of the PEOPLE newsletters, and in this issue we turn our attention to the ICMed practice, which is underway in Timis, Romania.
 
 
THE PEOPLE POLICY FORUM
THE PEOPLE POLICY FORUM
17/12/10
Have a look at our PEOPLE Policy Forum, with contributions from PEOPLE correspondents, policy advisors and forum members across the globe.

The representative from the Province of Venice has been particularly active on the theme of Civil Society Empowerment.
 
 
Next newsletter: coming in early 2011
Next newsletter: coming in early 2011
17/12/10
* Read all about the happenings at the PEOPLE International Conference and Study Visit hosted in Seville by the PEOPLE Lead Partner in October 2010

* We look at all the discussions and debates taking place on the PEOPLE policy forum

* Our new PEOPLE Wiki is revealed!

* And we feature the next of the seven PEOPLE interregional sub-projects and explain all about one of PEOPLE sub-objectives

Have a happy and healthy Christmas break and we wish you all the very best for 2011.