News from keep.eu
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Keep.eu recorded the first 2021-2027 Interreg project data.
We have recently added all 2021-2027 Interreg programmes to keep.eu.
We often face needs for financial information on Interreg projects…
With every programming period come finer regulatory terms for Interreg. For keep.eu this means that its database needs to be adjusted, new fields need to be created and, above all, searches and results need to continue to be as seamless as ever. This stems from the fact that keep.eu contains information on many different types of territorial cooperation projects, beneficiaries and programmes from 2000 to this date.
The keep.eu 3.0 Group and Interact recently finalised defining the project and partner fields that will make it possible for keep.eu to aggregate information covering 2021-2027. There will be three main types of project and partner fields:
the mandatory fields, i.e., the fields listed in article 49 (3) of Regulation 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 24 June 2021,
the strongly recommended fields (fields marked by Kohesio as essential data fields), and
fields that are not mandatory and do not necessarily contribute to Kohesio, but strongly contribute to a better knowledge of Interreg.
Interact will soon be in touch with all the Interreg programmes to clearly define the steps needed for an easy transfer of data to keep.eu. In the meantime, the list of all the new 2021-2027 fields can be referred to here.
Most of Europe is about to begin their summer vacations and tourists return to the streets and beaches of many popular tourist destinations. Keep.eu holds hundreds of documents of Interreg projects who have improved the tourism infrastructure, marketing, service design or event production, to name but a few aspects of tourism-related Interreg cooperation. To get a taste of some fascinating destinations, you can visit border regions between Italy and Croatia in ArTVision+ project’s many videos, or if biking is close to your heart, check out what AtlanticOnBike project has worked on along the EuroVelo 1 route running from Norway to Portugal. To surf the touristic wave of the keep.eu database, crab your board here.
The work on making keep.eu ready for the new programming period 2021-2027 is in full speed. While new data will be included and some features further developed, there are several elements on the site which are already well appreciated by users. We asked the keep.eu 3.0 Group what to keep, and this is what we found out:
The big amount of well-organised data on especially projects and partners, together with powerful filtering options is highly appreciated.
Geolocation of projects and partners makes it easy to find the content that is geographically close to the user.
Possibility to import data directly from eMS (in the future: Jems) makes data management easier.
Possibility to export data to Excel or via URL makes sharing and further work on the acquired data smoother.
The visual presentation of the site is clear and makes it easily navigable.
A website is never ready and the work continues. Now is a good time to share your experiences about keep.eu with us. If you have thoughts to share, don’t hesitate to drop us a line or two.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the UN reminds us that refugees can contribute to society, and every action counts in the effort to create a more just, inclusive, and equal world. While 10% of the worlds refugees live in the EU (ec.europa.eu), solutions for their inclusion in the European societies have been high on the agenda also in many Interreg programmes and projects.
We can cherish impressive initiatives like the Enter to Transform project helping refugees to start businesses in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and France, and the Rumourless Cities project tackling negative attitudes towards refugees as well as other minorities in societies in different parts of Europe. To find more Interreg, IPA and ENI CBC projects helping refugees to arrive, integrate and lead prosperous lives in their new home countries – check them out in keep.eu already today!
The first new Interreg, Interreg IPA CBC and ENI CBC programmes are soon opening calls for new project applications. With new applicants comes the need to find new partners. With nearly 90,000 listed partners from all corners of Europe, keep.eu can offer great support in mapping potential partner organisations for cooperation in the new period. It is worth checking out the Partner section of keep.eu today to be well knowledgeable and guide the applicants. They can look for potential partners from all over the world and even contact them, in strict compliance with data protection rules.
Treasures of the database – cultural and creative industries
New opportunities for artists and creators
We might not often think about it, but the cultural and creative industries are among Europe’s most dynamic sectors. They employ 8.7 million people in the EU, equivalent to 3.8% of the total workforce in the EU, representing 1.2 million enterprises (source: Eurostat). Many Interreg and ENI CBC projects have recognised the potential of these industries and worked e.g. for empowering cultural and creative entrepreneurs to revitalise abandoned city centres in the Danube region (CINEMA project), encouraging the sectors to make profit of stronger use of circular economy principles, while at the same time tackling increasing waste problem in the Mediterranean area (INNOMED-UP project), as well as making digital infrastructure better available for performing artists in the Estonian-Russian border region (NTIT project). Dive in deeper to keep.eu to find what’s being done with and for the artists and creative entrepreneurs in your part of Europe.
Today is World Water Day, and we have a lot to cherish when we look at what Interreg, Interreg-IPA CBC and ENI CBC projects have done to increase our understanding of water, and to help us value, manage and protect this irreplaceable resource.
In keep.eu you can find 2284 projects and nearly 500 documents related to water management, protection, environment and more. You can watch videos on the state of the Baltic Sea, read a policy brief on flood resilience in the North Sea Region, study reports on how storm waters are managed in the Adriatic-Ionian region, or check out a study on how Mediterranean tourism is made more sustainable.
More documents are added to keep.eu daily, from Interreg, Interreg-IPA cross-border and ENI CBC programme and project websites.
Today we bring you a new feature aimed at improving your searches in keep.eu. We also highlight the many documents, featured in keep.eu, that Interreg, Interreg-IPA cross-border and ENI CBC projects have produced on a specific and important matter to many of the people that we serve.
Keep.eu now includes a new filter to search the nearly 25,000 projects that it features – the possibility to filter projects by the size of their budget. As always, this criterion can be combined with any other filters available. Altogether, projects can now be searched using 16 different filters, and their documents with two additional filters, type and language.