National events in the NWE Member States can be an
opportunity to catch a glimpse of what lies beyond the NWE. This was the case in
a German seminar organized by BBR in Bonn on 7 September. The NWE JTS had been
asked to present how the new priority “innovation” and the Lisbon agenda are
given consideration so far in the NWE programme [link
to the JTS presentation language: german].
The Lisbon Agenda aims to make Europe more attractive to invest and work
in, to improve growth with more knowledge and innovation, and to
create more and better jobs.
Other speakers gave an overview of how the other priorities of the draft
regulation (environment, accessibility and sustainable urban development) have
been specified in different programmes with German participation (Baltic Sea
Region, North Sea Region, Alpine Space). Until now, little information is
available for the “Middle European Space”, the northern part of the former
“CADSES”, as they had a late start. If you are interested to read more and want
to brush up your German at the same time please go to BBR's website (www.interreg.de), where further information
will be available soon.