September 29, 2020

9:30 am / 12:00 pm UTC+2

29th of September 2020
Launch of Communities for Future: YOUR new European Flagship Action Programme

 The Covid-19 pandemic showcased the role and importance that communities and citizens initiatives play in finding solutions when faced with adversities; but also, how quickly they can mobilise themselves and devise tailored local responses. This is first-hand evidence that bottom-up approaches are an essential complement to top-down approaches. However, the pandemic also put on display the various barriers and taught us what is needed to achieve lasting transformative change.

The event will explore the potential of communities to revive local economies as we emerge from the pandemic, but in a way that also takes account of the deepening climate and ecological emergency and the urgent need for a deeper societal transformation. Communities for Future – a new, integrated Europe-wide programme to inspire, empower and enable local community-led responses to the climate and ecological emergency – recognises that there is no one solution fits all,  so engaging citizens locally, and bridging divides, creating interaction between rural and urban, young and old, North and South and East and West Europe, are an essential part of the mission.

Within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the commitments towards the Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals, this online event will bring together Members of the European Parliament, as well as representatives of the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, national, regional and local government representatives, together with representatives of community-led initiatives and other NGOs. 

INSPIRE! Communities for Future values and puts people at the centre of the conversation. 
Become an inspirational voice during the launch!

  • Send us an email telling us about YOUR solutions! 
  • What are YOU doing to catalyse change in your community?

To participate at the event, please register at:…/launch…/registration

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February 1, 2021
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EPOG+ - Economic POlicies for the Global transition Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
Call for applications
Economic POlicies for the Global transition (EPOG+) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in economics, supported by the European Union. It offers a world-class integrated Master's programme on the (digital, socioeconomic, ecological) transition processes with a pluralist approach and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The main objective of the programme is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. Towards this objective, the EPOG+ Master’s programme goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various heterodox/institutionnalist political economy approaches.
The full partners (degree awarding institutions) include a wide set of prestigous institutions:
  • University of technology of Compiègne (UTC),
  • Sorbonne University,
  • University of Paris,
  • University of Turin,
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law,
  • University of Rome 3,
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business,
  • University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
It also involves more than 30 (academic and non-academic) associated partners in Europe and the world.
The very best students from all over the world will be eligible for scholarships awarded for 2 years by the European Commission, based on our selection:
  • The « Programme countries » scholarships for students from Member States of the European Union (EU) as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • The « Partner countries » scholarships for students from all the other countries.
More details here.
When to apply?
Application deadlineFebruary 1, 2021 - 12:00 (Paris time).
Note that two recommendation letters are needed to apply and have to be provided by the deadline.
The course for the new cohort will start in September 2021.
More information
The selection will be organised jointly with the EPOG 2.0 programme.
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