ERDF Annual Event 2017

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

ERDF Annual Event 2017

On November 13th, 2017, the ERDF Annual Event 2017 took place at the Congress Centrum Neue Weimar Halle in Weimar with about 200 participants. The event was marked by  Priority Axis 2: "Strengthening Competitiveness of Companies". This Priority Axis is endowed with EU funding amounting to 283 million euros. The event's focus was the topic "foundations".

The participants were welcomed by Mr Volker Kurz (Head of the ERDF Administration Authority at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society-TMWWDG). 

[Translate to English:] Volker Kurz, Leiter der Verwaltungsbehörde EFRE, TMWWDG
[Translate to English:] Volker Kurz, Leiter der Verwaltungsbehörde EFRE, TMWWDG

Contributions from Mr Wolfgang Tiefensee (Thuringian Minister of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society) and Mr Leo Maier, the European Commission's representative followed.

[Translate to English:] Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft
[Translate to English:] Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft
[Translate to English:] Leo Maier, Europäische Kommission, GD Regionalpolitik und Stadtentwicklung
[Translate to English:] Leo Maier, Europäische Kommission, GD Regionalpolitik und Stadtentwicklung

Prof. Dr Frank Wallau (University of Applied Sciences, Dean of Business Administration) gave a lecture on the topic of "Business start-ups, companies and company succession; development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Thuringia"

[Translate to English:] Professor Dr. Frank Wallau (Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft, Dekan Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
[Translate to English:] Professor Dr. Frank Wallau (Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft, Dekan Betriebswirtschaftslehre)

In the second part of the event, a panel discussion with entrepreneurs, representatives of bm-t GmbH and the Thuringian Centre for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship (ThEx) took place on the topic ERDF/ESF start-up funding in practice.

[Translate to English:] Podiumsdiskussion - Moderation Christian Stadali, Wortwerk Weimar
[Translate to English:] Podiumsdiskussion - Moderation Christian Stadali, Wortwerk Weimar

The ERDF annual event was accompanied by a photo exhibition showing projects directly linked to one or more funding measures. There was also an information stand of the Thuringia Tourism Network.

On this page, you can find all presentations of the ERDF Annual Event 2017. The pictures in the picture gallery and the video give an impression of the event.       

[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2017
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