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This was my first time I have fully participated in the exchange programme in Chicago with the sister cities.  The social work exchange programme has been in place for 20 years between Birmingham, Chicago and Hamburg.  The exchange offered participating Cities the opportunity to gain […]

Funding from Europe has contributed significantly to Birmingham and the West Midland’s research and innovation into solving very important health conditions affecting millions of people across the world. The picture on the left shows figures allocated to three EU funded health projects undertaken in Birmingham. FP7 research […]

OCTOBER 28, 2021 The Annual Tri-City Social Work Exchange between the cities of Birmingham, Chicago, and Hamburg concluded earlier this month. This year’s theme focused on the German approach known as Social Space Orientation, as an exploration of concepts from community capacity building, social work […]

19 April 2021 Cities are being invited to learn from leading innovative UK peers at a special national event this May. UK cities have seen some of the most challenging COVID-19 conditions this past year and one could be forgiven for thinking that all but […]

BETTER is an Interreg Europe project of five city governments (Genoa- IT, Tartu-EE, Nyíregyháza-HU, Birmingham- UK and Gävle – SE) whose mission is to support public authorities to develop their regional innovation strategies and improve them with e-government services to stimulate regional innovation chain. BETTER […]

  An ecosystem is like a finely tuned Swiss watch.  Poetry in motion if you have all the relevant cogs and springs in place, but with one wheel out of kilter, the movement can go to pot.  Investment in people and skills is the oil […]

  Cows wearing GPS collars and food vans predicting the locations of potential customers were just some of the good practices presented at the Better project thematic event in the week of 15th June 2020.  The Better project – stimulating regional innovation through better e-government […]

5th of November Urban Manufacturing Interreg Europe Final Conference – one to remember Success factors for great collaborative maker spaces Unbelievably the Interreg Europe Urban Manufacturing project is already at the end of year 3 of project delivery. This first phase has focused squarely upon […]

The room was brimming with excitement at the launch for the Birmingham local partnership stakeholder event on 3rd October 2019 at Birmingham Council House. There was a fantastic turn out from a variety of organisations including: Birmingham City University, the Innovation Alliance, Birmingham Public Health, […]

What is it? The Better project is an ambitious project to stimulate regional innovation through better e-governance services.  Better e-governance helps councils to improve public services while cutting costs.  E-governance can also be used to stimulate the local or regional innovation chain. Birmingham City Council is […]