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35 horticultural organisations and authorities have signed the Tuinbouwakkoord, in which they agree to work towards a circular, sustainable horticulture and will further strengthen the industry's international competitive position. Besides Minister Schouten (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality), Regional Minister Adri Bom-Lemstra on behalf of the Province of Zuid-Holland signed the agreement.
The Province of Zuid-Holland offers more innovative projects the opportunity to make use of the EFRO Zuid-Holland co-financing scheme.
The Province of Zuid-Holland and branch organisation SpaceNed are to collaborate with the German state Bremen and the space cluster Aviaspace Bremen. By exchanging more knowledge in the field of aerospace and starting joint projects, both clusters are able to each develop even better. The collaboration also offers new opportunities for innovations.
Regional Minister Baljeu is the reporter for the EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the industrial policy. During the workshop on 6 March, she spoke with various experts about the future of the EU Industrial Policy.
The Province of Zuid-Holland is making an additional €1.5 million available to networks of businesses, knowledge institutions and local authorities aimed at innovation in Zuid-Holland.
The 2 Seas Midterm review event has as main focus the showcasing 2 of Seas project results that were delivered to date. All 68 approved projects are allocated an envelope of ERDF in order to realise their proposed outputs and results. Each of these results contributes directly to one of the Specific Objectives at set out for the 2 Seas Programme area in its Operational Programme.
The partners want to eliminate the barriers for cross-border transport as much as possible and to stimulate the development of (European) corridors to strengthen the leading position of the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia in logistics as well as in labour mobility and tourism. In the coming years, the Dutch and German partners will work on simplifying and expediting regional cross-border express cycle lanes, bus and rail connections, and on international rail connection, such as between Amsterdam-Frankfurt and Amsterdam-Berlin. In addition, the partners want to use European subsidies to improve the facilities for inland shipping and road transport.
From 13 to 15 February inclusive, the Model European Parliament took place in the provincial government building. Approximately 80 students separated into various committees to debate with each other on current European issues and to try to form coalitions to jointly support the proposed solutions to these issues.
The Model European Parliament (MEP) is a simulation of the European Parliament for European students. With this, the MEP provides young people from the final years of secondary education the opportunity to gain experience in coming up with solutions for cross-border problems within the European Union. In the role of 'European parliamentarians these young adults learn about the complex process of European decision making and gain insight into the importance of cooperation between the various EU member states.
Cake for the skippers of the Mon-Desir, Els and Tom Bosman. In the run-up to the midterm conference of the CLINSH (CLean INland Shipping) programme, Regional Minister Rik Janssen made a working visit to their vessel, that runs on the cleaner GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuel.
The European industry is strong and leading in many branches in the world. The European industry, however, also has to adapt to a globalising and competitive global market. The CoR is aware of that and has asked Regional Minister Jeanette Baljeu (Zuid-Holland) to write a report on ‘a place-based approach of the EU industrial policy 2030’. Regional Minister Jeanette Baljeu is gathering input in Brussels to move towards the EU Industrial Policy 2030.