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EUROPE WEEK 2021

Europe Week has been an integral part of public relations work on European policy in the countries since the mid-1990s. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman, then French Foreign Minister, submitted his proposal for a united Europe as an indispensable prerequisite for maintaining peaceful relations. This proposal, which became known as the "Schuman Declaration", is considered the cornerstone of today's European Union.

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REACT-EU

The REACT-EU package includes additional funding of approximately €94 million to be provided in 2021 and 2022. These extra funds are an increase of existing cohesion policy programmes of the 2014 - 2020 funding period. REACT-EU funds are supposed to stabilise sectors that are crucial for rehabilitation. These include job retention, support for the self-employed, investment in health systems, investment support for SMEs, and support for tourism…

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Once again, preparations are underway for the most significant annual EU Cohesion Policy event, the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek). Potential partners were invited to apply at the kick-off event on 28 January 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event will take place virtually this year.

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[Translate to English:] Bild eines Mikroskops Photo by Chokniti Khongchum from Pexels

Award-winning research "made in Thuringia" - this year's German Future Prize is awarded to a novel process for the production of microchips. Science Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee congratulated the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) research team, which had developed this innovation in co-operation with the companies Zeiss and Trumpf. The award was presented by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 25 November…

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Kamera nimmt Veranstaltung auf mit Europa verbindet Thüringen Logo

December 7th, 2020, Livestream from Erfurt Trade Fair

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With a ceremonial act at the University of Jena, the foundation stone for the new campus building at Inselplatz was laid on September 7th, 2020.

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[Translate to English:] Polymere Aktivmaterialie

Every year, the European Union celebrates Europe Day with numerous events and festivities. This year, the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) is participating in Europe Week. The focus of the participation of the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) was the visit of ERDF-funded projects by Minister Tiefensee.

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[Translate to English:] 9. Mai 2020 - Europatag digital - Seien Sie dabei!

Initially, we had intended to celebrate Europe Day on May 9th with a huge Europe Festival in Saalfeld. The Coronavirus has forced us to rethink everything this time - and to do it entirely differently: We will celebrate Europe Day 2020 digitally!

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[Translate to English:] Thüringen: Europa im Alltag

"The first project will enhance the central importance of Sophienstiftsplatz as a junction for inner-city traffic flow, and at the same time, create a more attractive environment. The second funding enables the acquisition of a new, larger CHP plant to increase the sewage treatment plant's self-sufficiency degree with electricity from 67 % to 83 %. Both projects are of significance for the city of Weimar", said State Secretary Dr Klaus Sühl.

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Annual Event 2019

[Translate to English:] Jahresveranstaltung 2019

On September 30th, 2019, the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society invited to the European Regional Development Fund's annual event in Thuringia (OP ERDF 2014-2020). The conference was held at the Erfurt Steigenwald Stadion. The Minister of Economics and Science, Wolfgang Tiefensee, and the European Commission's Directorate-General representative, Leo Maier, presented up to date results from the funding period and…

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BUGA Erfurt 2021

[Translate to English:] BUGA Erfurt 2021

Digital and barrier-free: Modern ticket office and visitor information systems are being built at .egapark. With a view on BUGA Erfurt 2021, in particular, the digital ticket, payment, and reservation handling will enable fast access to the grounds. A barrier-free ticket office access at the main entrance is also planned to provide the best conditions for all visitors. Economics Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee presented the funding decision in the…

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[Translate to English:] Großprojekt Campus Inselplatz Jena

From 2020, the major project "Inselplatz Campus Jena" shall be funded by the OP ERDF Thuringia. The state-of-the-art university campus will be home to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Institute of Psychology, a new computer centre, a branch library of the Thuringian University and State Library (ThULB) "Natural Sciences and Preclinical", and a cafeteria in the future.

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Achava Festival

[Translate to English:] Wolfgang Tiefensee und Martin Kranz

Tiefensee: "ACHAVA is a beacon for cultural tourism in Thuringia“

44,000 euros for supra-regional marketing of the cultural festival / Significant increase in guest numbers

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[Translate to English:] Bild: Ralf Dittmar (BDR), Sven Wenzke (EKMD), Gaby Mehlhorn (VB EFRE Thüringen), Katrin Oesterreich (BDR)

ERDF Administration Authority will take part in the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2019 at Humboldt University of Berlin.

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[Translate to English:] eIDAS kann so bedeutend wie der Euro werden

With its regulation on electronic identification and Trust Services, simply eIDAS, the European Union has created a European digital trust space for electronic administrative processes. How far the eIDAS regulation has advanced in Germany, was investigated by Bundesdruckerei in a comprehensive study. Mid-June it was presented on the eIDAS Summit in Berlin. In the interview, Dr Kim Nguyen, Head of Trusted Services at Bundesdruckerei, talks about…

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[Translate to English:] „Digitale Straße“ bei RegioStars-Awards 2019

A total of 199 projects have applied in this year's round of the "RegioStars Awards". In category 1 "Promoting digital transformation", Thuringia is taking part with "Digital Road" project from Bauhaus University Weimar (BUW). The project is about the transformation of our mobility through digitisation.

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[Translate to English:] EUROPAFEST - 04.05.2019 in Suhl

As part of Europe Week 2019, this year's Europe Festival took place in Suhl on May 4th, 2019. An interesting stage programme was presented to the guests with discussions, music and dance as well as a colourful children's programme, and information stands on current European policy topics.

 

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[Translate to English:] © Europäische Union

Do you know a thing or two about Europe? Accept the challenge and win the best European food. The European Commission invites you to take part in the EUinMyRegion quiz.

 

This quiz will be available online from April 1st to August 31st, 2019.

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[Translate to English:] Innovationen im Wettbewerb: Start für Innovationspreis Thüringen 2019

The Thuringian Ministry of Economy, the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thuringia e.V. and the Ernst Abbe Foundation offered the "Innovation Award Thuringia", endowed with a total of 100,000 euros for the 21st time. Applications can be submitted until June 30th.

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[Translate to English:] EU investiert 84 Millionen Euro in Forschungscampus in Jena

The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena receives EU funds of almost 84 million euros for the construction of a computer centre and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The investment will benefit around 18,000 Students.

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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018

Future of Cohesion Policy after 2020

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[Translate to English:] Thüringen: Europa im Alltag

What is the feeling in Thuringia towards the EU and how much does Thuringia benefit from EU economic support?

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[Translate to English:] RegioStars Awards 2018

The RegioStars aim to find best practices in regional development and highlight inventive and innovative projects that could be attractive and inspiring for other regions and project managers.

 

The independent jury has selected 21 finalists

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 08.05.2018

The 8th meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the funding period 2014 – 2020 took place on May 8th, 2018, in the conference room of the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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On May 7th, 2018, the Faculty of Civil Engineering welcomed Minister Tiefensee as part of the "Europe in My Region" action day.

 

The ERDF-funded research project "Masterplan Thuringia - Resource-efficient Future in Building" will be funded with the participation of the Bauhaus Institute for Future-Oriented Infrastructure Systems (b.is) and the F.A.-Finger Institute for Building Materials Science (FIB) with approximately 320,000 euros until the…

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[Translate to English:] Auftaktveranstaltung "Europa in meiner Region"

The land of stars and starlets: Lower Saxony can rightly claim that - at least for one evening. On May 7th, people from all over Germany came together in Hanover to present their EU funded projects at the Pitch-your-Project-Award and thus herald the nationwide kick-off of the "Europe in My Region" campaign. On the 360° stage, a total of 10 projects from 10 federal states presented themselves in an interesting, exciting and fast-paced way like…

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[Translate to English:] RegioStars Awards 2018

The Thuringian Ministry of Economy, the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT), TÜV Thuringia e.V. and the Ernst Abbe Foundation offered the "Innovation Award Thuringia", endowed with a total of 100,000 euros for the 21st time. Applications can be submitted until June 30th.

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As part of European Week 2018, this year's Europe Festival took place on May 5th, 2018 in Greiz. The guests were presented with an interesting stage programme with discussions, music and dance, as well as a colourful children's programme with a climbing pyramid and dance and drum workshops. There were also information stands on current European policy issues, Brexit, asylum and refugee policy, cohesion in Europe and the values and ideas that…

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[Translate to English:] RegioStars Awards 2018

The EU Commission initiated an online consultation on the definition of SMEs. All EU citizens and, in particular, businesses, public authorities, research and academic institutions, and venture capitalists are eligible to participate. The consultation aims to simplify the evaluation and possible revision of the SME definition for the EU Commission by offering all interested participants the opportunity to provide feedback on the evaluation and…

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[Translate to English:] Konsultation zur Zukunft der Kohäsionspolitik

On January 10th, 2018, a consultation was intiated by the EU Commission, which refers to the future of EU Structural and Investment Funds.

 

In order to inform the WiSo partners, an event took place at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society on February 6th, 2018. Keynote speakers were Dr Lackenbauer (DG Regio), Dr Winter (Thuringian State Chancellery - State Secretary for Culture and Europe), Ms Schreckenberger…

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The ERDF Operational Programme (OP) in Thuringia includes ERDF funding totalling €1.165 billion in the 2014-2020 funding period.

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[Translate to English:] Foto: Candy Welz/ STIFT

InfectoGnostics partner "oncgnostics" was awarded in the category "Light & Life" at the XX Innovation Award Thuringia. The Jena-based biotech company received the award, endowed with 20,000 euros, for its product "GynTect", which is currently being further developed at the research campus.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 14.06.2017

The 7th meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the 2014-2020 funding period took place on June 14th, 2017, in the conference room of the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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[Translate to English:] 60 Jahre Römische Verträge

On March 25th, 1957, the Heads of State and Government of the Netherlands, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg signed the so-called "Treaties of Rome" and thus founded the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC). The EEC laid the foundation for today's European Union, which by now consists of 28 member states. The ERDF was introduced in 1975 to strengthen the economic cohesion in Europe and…

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[Translate to English:] Europafest in Arnstadt

As part of the European Week 2017, this year's Thuringian Europe Festival delighted on the historic market square in Arnstadt.

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[Translate to English:] Aktionstag „Europa in meiner Region“

The time has come again - On May 8th, 2017, ERDF Thuringia takes part in "Europe in My Region"!

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[Translate to English:] Aktionstag „Europa in meiner Region“

The "Europe in My Region" action day was held at several locations such as Jena, Ilmenau and Mühlhausen.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 21.02.2017

The 6th meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the 2014-2020 funding period took place on February 21st, 2017, in the conference room of the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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[Translate to English:] Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie Deutschland Bonn

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has drawn up procedural regulations for the awarding of public supply and service contracts below the EU thresholds (Sub-Threshold Procurement Regulation - UvgO). However, the UVgO is currently not applied for the awarding of delivery and service orders in the sub-threshold range.

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09.12.2016

[Translate to English:] Richtlinien News

Amendment to the Ordinance on Statistics on the Procurement of Public Contracts and Concessions.

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Beutenberg

[Translate to English:] Beutenberg-Campus ein Peer-to-Peer Workshop zu Schlüsseltechnologien

On November 10th and 11th, 2016, a peer-to-peer workshop on key technologies took place in Jena on the Beutenberg Campus. In this workshop's scope, Thuringia was emphasised as an important location for technology and innovation, and the role of the European Structural Funds, other European funding instruments and European cooperations in the field of key technologies was discussed. The event, which was organised by the representative of the Free…

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More than 150 visitors from research, business, and administration attended the ERDF Annual Event in Jena on November 7th, 2016 at Hans Knöll Institute (HKI). This year's ERDS Administration Authority Event focused on Priority Axis 1 "Strengthening research, technological development, and innovation". In addition to technical presentations on the implementation of the OP in this area, the participants also had the opportunity to view individual…

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18.10.2016

[Translate to English:] Richtlinien News

Practical Guide to Procurement published by the European Commission. The content is the avoidance of the most common mistakes in the area of procurement law for projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds.

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12.10.2016

[Translate to English:] Richtlinien News

The information sheet on disclosure obligations has been updated. Please note the changes under item 4.

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11.10.2016

[Translate to English:] Richtlinien News

"Who actually need the EU?" - The programme "Quarks & Co." gets to the bottom of the criticism of the EU and also sheds light on the contribution of European Structural Fund support to the European integration process.

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RegioStars

[Translate to English:] RegioStars

The InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena was nominated as a finalist in the RegioStars Awards 2016.

 

The award ceremony will honour European regional research projects that are particularly sophisticated and innovative. The award ceremony will take place on October 11th, as part of this year's "European Week of Regions and Cities".

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 19.05.2016

The 5th meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the 2014-2020 funding period took place on May 19th, 2016, at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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[Translate to English:] Aktionstag 'Europa in meiner Region'

On May 9th, 2016, the European Union's Europe Day, you will have the opportunity to visit two ERDF-funded projects together Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringia's Minister of Economics and Science.

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[Translate to English:] Foto: EIZ Meyer

The ERDF at the Europe Festival of the Thuringian State Chancellery on April 30th, 2016

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[Translate to English:] Jahresveranstaltung 2015

Almost 150 participants attended the ERDF Annual Event on October 15th, 2015 at Eisenach's Feng Shui conference centre. This year's ERDS Administration Authority Event focused on the environmental sector with Priority Axis 4 "Risk prevention and promotion of sustainable resource use" of the Thuringian OP ERDF 2014-2020.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss vom 03.12.2015

On December 3rd, 2015, the 4th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the 2014-2020 funding period took place at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 26.02.2015

On February 26th, 2015, the 2nd meeting of the Monitoring Commission of the 2014 – 2020 funding period took place at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society.

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[Translate to English:] Jahresveranstaltung 2014

More than 350 participants from business, science and politics attended the ERDF Annual Event in Erfurt.

The annual conference was also the kick-off event for the new funding period 2014 – 2020.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 27.11.2014

On November 27th, 2014, the 18th meeting of the Monitoring Committee 2007-2013 and the 1st meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the new ERDF OP 2014 – 2020 took place at the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Labour and Technology.

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[Translate to English:] Begleitausschuss 19.06.2014

On June 19th, 2014, our 17th Monitoring Committee took place at the Thuringian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Nature Conservation.

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[Translate to English:] Sitzung des Begleitausschusses im Dezember 2013

On December 12th, 2013, the Monitoring Committee of the structural funds ERDF and ESF met in the conference room of the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Labor and Technology. The Monitoring Committee members are the representatives of the responsible Directorates-General of the EU Commission, the representatives of the federal and regional administrations, the economic and social partners, and other partners of the municipalities, social…

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Annual Event 2013

[Translate to English:] Jahresveranstaltung 2013

The joint annual event of the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund took place on September 26th, 2013 at the Erfurt Trade Fair. In the event's first part, various lectures were given by experts on the conceptual development of the Operational Programmes for 2014 – 2020 in the areas of the ERDF and ESF. After the joint lunch break, the large number of visitors divided into six workshops offered by the ESF and ERDF which…

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