Past Events

2013 2014 agenda america america association anniversary art association birmingham Birmingham Commonwealth Association business chamber of commerce chicago china commonwealth conference een midlands environment ERDF EU funding eurocities europe event festival frankfurt funding h2020 horizon 2020 innovation International Synergies jamaica leipzig library of birmingham lyon meeting minutes sister city SMEs trade trade and export transport UK UKTI university of birmingham visit
Jan

The Birmingham City University-led Urban Manufacturing project, which is concluding after five years of collaborative research, has helped a number of major European regions to improve their innovation offering and better support collaborative spaces, SMEs and students. Posted 18 July 2022 Providing support and enhancements […]

Jan

BETTER is gradually turning its focus from examining good practices to adopting them. The project’s mission requires the involved cities to stimulate their regional innovation chains by improving e-government solutions. In the past months, partner cities held three ‘Study visits’ as follows: While in earlier […]

Jan

BETTER carries on its five-stage, systematic process, through which e-government solutions are improved in the partner cities. Stages consist of 1. Assessing needs & assemble good practices, 2. Observe good practices, 3. Adopt good practices, 4. Improve policies and 5. Monitor policy improvements. The partner […]

Jan

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 […]

Jan

The BETTER team held its Thematic Event #3 in a virtual-only format due to continued public health concerns related to coronavirus / COVID-19, and to support the health and well-being of our stakeholders, staff and providers and other meeting participants. The event was initially planned […]

Jan

The BETTER project has officially commenced. Five partners have joined together to address a common challenge: how to encourage Public Authorities to develop Regional Innovation Strategies in which e-Government solutions improve their services and can stimulate regional innovation chains. The project will share and integrate […]

Jan

                           Newsletter #05                                        January 2022        Dear Readers,  Welcome to the fifth Newsletter of the BETTER project! BETTER is an Interreg Europe project that focuses on the promotion of e-Government solutions. With our project we aim to create a win-win situation for everyone by enhancing the […]

Jan

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 […]

Jan

Newsletter #04       July 2021        Dear Reader, Welcome to the fourth Newsletter of the BETTER project! BETTER is an Interreg Europe project that focuses on the promotion of e-Government solutions. With our project we aim to create a win-win situation for everyone by […]

Jan

Virtual Study Visit No. 1, 25.03.21 Tools and projects for participative budgeting (PB) and participative planning (PP) were the focus of the Interreg NW Europe ‘Better’ project’s first virtual, online study tour of the beautiful city of Nyíregyháza, Hungary. With a population of 120,000 and […]

Jan

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 […]

Jan

Wednesday 28th October at 2:00 (GMT) The 3 hour show featuring 9 up and coming artists from Birmingham and 6 from Ekaterinburg will be shown free online. The aim of the event is to develop the city links further, showcase Brum’s musical talent and support […]

06
Jun
2018

Chicago will to host a Mayor’s Round Table on 6th June 2018 as part of their annual “Chicago Forum on Global Cities”. Councillor Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council (BCC) has been invited to participate. This year is particularly important for Birmingham as it […]

15
Apr
2018

Plans for the Birmingham 2022 handover ceremony are well under way for Sunday, 15th April. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony will take place then and will include performances from Carrara Stadium (Gold Coast, Australia) and part-live from Birmingham. Three artists have been […]

09
Feb
2018

Start your New Year on the path to global growth by joining this major event to explore a diverse range of markets that offer exciting export opportunities for West Midlands businesses… Thousands of UK businesses have increased their sales, growth and stability by selling overseas. […]