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2019 Broadband awards: are you fast enough?

The European Commission has launched the 2019 edition of the Broadband awards. This broadband competition across Europe aims at showcasing projects improving high-speed network, highlighting good practices and facilitating the exchange of digital expertise. Winners will be announced in December 2019 and promoted by the European Commission across Europe during events and conferences.

 

 

Who can apply?
The broadband awards are targeting a wide range of organisations, including the variety of actors involved in speeding up their territory’s connectivity. Regions, as well as municipalities or community led projects, can for instance participate to the competition. All types of projects, regardless of size, location, or technologies and whether they are led by public or private organisations are encouraged to apply.

The only requirement relies in the project’s level of development: at least 65% of the project’s activities must be implemented when submitting the application.

 

How to apply?

Applications are to be sent by email with the filled application form. An applicant’s guide and more explanations can be found here.

Applicants are invited to select one of the following specific categories when submitting their project. Euromontana members in particular could participate under the third category, to promote initiatives developed in mountain rural territories contributing to the reduction of the gap with urban areas.

1. Innovative models of financing, business and investment.
2. Cost reduction measures and co-investment.
3. Socio-economic impact in rural and remote areas.
4. Demand generation and take-up of connectivity.
5. Quality and affordability of services.

Different criteria will be considered while assessing candidates including the effectiveness and innovation of financing, business and investment models. The quality and affordability of services for end users, as well as the scalability and resilience of infrastructures will also be assessed. Directly related to the awards’ third category, one of the criteria will be direct and indirect socio-economic impacts on rural and remote areas, on sustainable territorial development, competitiveness and better connectivity of territories.

Socio-economic effects of digital projects in mountain rural areas are to be highlighted as these initiatives have a great potential in revitalising such territories. Providing high-speed connectivity in mountain rural or remote areas increases the attractiveness of villages. Broadband is therefore paramount for those territories to attract more citizens, entrepreneurs and to deliver better services to local communities.

The application deadline is June 28, 2019. You can find relevant information on the application process on the Broadband awards website as well as results of the 2018 edition of the awards here.

 

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Vă invităm în perioada 23 – 25 mai 2019, la cea de-a XXI–a ediţie a Conferinţei ştiinţifice internaţionale "Turismul rural românesc în context internațional. Actualitate şi perspective", ce va avea loc la Vatra Dornei.

We invite you on May 23 - 25, 2019, at the XXIth edition of the International Scientific Conference "Romanian Rural Tourism in an International Context. Actuality and Perspectives", to be held in Vatra Dornei.

Organizatori: Agenția Națională a Zonei Montane, împreună cu Academia Română, filiala Iaşi – Institutul de Cercetări Economice şi Sociale "Gh. Zane" și Institutul Național de Cercetări Economice "Costin C. Kiriţescu"/INCE Centrul de Economie Montana "CE-MONT" Vatra Dornei, Ministerul Agriculturii și Dezvoltării Rurale – Reteaua Nationala de Dezvoltare Rurala - RNDR, alături de Primăria Municipiului Vatra Dornei, Asociaţia Naţională de Turism Rural Ecologic şi Cultural - ANTREC Bucovina, Institutul Naţional de Cercetare Dezvoltare în Turism - INCDT Bucureşti, Asociaţia Europeană a Ţărilor cu Munţi – Euromontana și Asociația Generală a Economiștilor din România AGER - Filiala Iaşi.

Evenimentul se adresează oamenilor de știință, cercetătorilor, cadrelor didactice universitare, doctoranzilor, masteranzilor, cu preocupări în cercetarea fenomenului turistic din spațiul rural, care, împreună cu managerii de pensiuni turistice și agroturistice încearcă să găsească soluții optime de revigorare a mediului rural și a fenomenului turistic din acest spaţiu.

Tematica manifestării:
 Turismul rural și agroturismul în contextul dezvoltării durabile la nivel naţional, regional și global;
 Tradiționalism vs. modernism în turismul rural;
 Strategii naționale și regionale de dezvoltare a turismului rural;
 Managementul și marketingul e-turismului;
 Comportamentul prestatorilor şi consumatorilor de servicii de turism rural;
 Rolul legislaţiei în domeniu în promovarea şi dezvoltarea turismului rural;
 Turismul rural din perspectivă multidisciplinară şi interdisciplinară: economie, sociologie, drept, psihologie, antropologie, etnografie, folclor etc.
 Bune practici internaționale

Lucrările Conferinței vor avea loc la Agenția Națională a Zonei Montane, din Vatra Dornei, strada Runc nr. 23, în „Amfiteatrul Munților”, după următorul Program:
Joi, 23 mai
13.00 - 14.00 Înregistrarea participanților
14.00 - 14.30 Deschiderea oficială
14.30 - 15.30 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea I
15.30 - 16.00 Pauză cafea
16.00 - 19.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea II
20.00 - 21.00 Cina
Vineri, 24 mai
09.00 - 11.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea III
11.00 - 11.30 Pauză cafea
11.30 - 14.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea IV
14.00 - 15.30 Pauză de masă
15.30 - 17.30 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea V
17.30 - 18.00 Pauză cafea
18.00 - 19.30 Dezbateri, Concluzii
19.30 - 20.00 Închiderea lucrărilor
20.00 - 21.00 Cina festivă
Sâmbătă, 25 mai
09.30 - 16.00 Aplicaţie practică în comuna Vama

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