NOVEMBER 2014: CSR Workshop in Lower Austria, Bad Vöslau / November 6th in Lower Austria
Host: Vöslauer Mineral Water
MAY 2014: Meet COGITA at DESUR IVC Interreg Project Closing Conference / May 27th in Brussel
“Tracking the competitiveness of European SMEs through Corporate Social Responsibility. DESUR Project towards 2020”
DESUR initiative is born to promote the responsible innovation and sustainability throughout the regions involved in the project, represented by a total of seven organizations from Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece and Spain.
The main objective of the DESUR project is to share knowledge across regions to improve policies, instruments and methodologies to promote responsible innovation in SMEs so that they contribute to increasing sustainability
MAY 2014: COGITA Bilateral Exchange Meeting / May 14th – 15th 2014
GP: Award Sustainable Entrepreneur Eindhoven
Hosted by Partner 12: Eindhoven
MAY 2014: Exchange session for Gold Leaf Oak and CSR Cyprus Network / 8th of May on Cyprus
Cyprus University of Technology
April 2014: Making CSR part of your competitive Advantage & Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility Awards Ceremony / April 3rd 2014
Hosted by: Birmingham City Council
The Birmingham COGITA Partner organised a panel discussion in conjunction with Birmingham City Council – ‘Business Charter for Social Responsibility Awards Ceremony’ to an invited audience of SME’s social enterprises and academics from the Birmingham and Midlands Region. The discussion centred around three themes. The panel comprised members from Find it in Birmingham, Business in the Community, the Birmingham COGITA Regional Steering Committee and political leadership from Birmingham City Coucnil.
- Responsible supply chain management
- Responsible Procurement
- Pathway guide to Responsible Business
Cllr Stewart Stacey, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Contracting and Improvement joined the panel discussion and made a clear statement of intent that Birmingham City Council wants to encourage responsible business practices and the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility is a way of recognising those businesses that are prepared to commit to socially responsible practices.
The event also helped raise the profile of the COGITA messages and assited with the proposed evolution of the Birmingham Partner Implementation Plan.
APRIL 2014: INTERREG EUROPE - shaped by Lead Partner Experience / April 15th -16th 2014
Hosted by: Joint Technical Secretariat of INTERREG IVC
Location: Lille, France
CISE, as COGITA lead partner, took part in the consultation meeting, organised by the Joint Technical Secretariat of INTERREG IVC on April 15th and 16th 2014 in Lille, France. With INTERREG EUROPE under preparation, the aim of the event was introducing the new programme and discussing the present project-related procedures with their lead partners.
CISE, together with INTERREG IVC project lead partners from France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, discussed in detail the current procedures and programme support tools linked to project application, implementation and closure. They identified what worked in the current programme and what should be kept, what should be avoided and what might be added or improved in the future programme support package to projects. The participants also shared their views on some key features of the future interregional cooperation projects and the general direction of INTERREG EUROPE.
The gathered feedback and insights of the lead partners will now help shaping the project support tools of INTERREG EUROPE.
APRIL 2014: COGITA - MEETING / 3rd April 2014
Making Corporate Social Responsibility part of your Competitive Advantage
The details of the event will be on www.finditinbirmingham.com
MARCH 2014: COGITA - MEETING / 28th March 2014
Organized by Partners 13/5: Consell General de Cambres de Catalunya and 5: Entreprise Flanders (BE) Good practice "tRanSparEncia" and "Quadrant learning network"
Contact: Oriol Tarrats,
Venue: Consell General de Cambres de Catalunya - Barcelona
March 2014: COGITA Newsletter #2
February 2014: COGITA PROJECT – MEETING 7 / Steering Committee 25th and 26th February 2014
Hosted by Partner: Athens University of Economics and Business AUEB-RC (Greece)
February 2014: COGITA Exchange Meeting