Here you can find some participations and partnerships of EUCED.
EVENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS
NEW Associate - INASS
EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping and EU Official Interest Representative Institution, is honored to announce INASS - International Network for Arab Societies Study, as its new Associate Member. INASS is an independent international scientific network established in 2020, Beirut, Lebanon, by Professor Dr Faouzi Ben Dridi, Professor of Sociology – Algeria, and Dr Maryz Younes, Professor of Sociology at the Lebanese University. This network aims to be an inclusive and organized platform for the interests and capabilities of the scientific institutions concerned with the study of Arab societies and their various issues. EUCED Governing Board, its team and staff gladly welcome INASS, expressing their enthusiasm and desire for a partnership of strong cooperation and great successes.
Novo Associado - SVF SYSTEMS LIMITED
EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping, is honoured to announce SVF SYSTEMS LIMITED, an innovative company from Cyprus, as its new Associate. The company CEO, Mr Frank Sventek, is a distinguished and experienced technology researcher, he has conceived quite a number of inventions of his own as well as improved by innovating some existing solutions, always exploring the possibilities of the future and developing exciting and useful projects. SFV is a company focused on introducing and promoting new technologies in various fields. We have no doubt that this partnership will bring mutually rewarding opportunities, especially in the fields of knowledge and technology development. EUCED Governing Board, team and staff gladly welcomes SVF SYSTEMS and its CEO, Mr Frank Sventek, looking forward to a successful and fruitful cooperation together.
President of the House of Mozambique visits EUCED
On September 17, the President of the House of Mozambique, Dr Enoque Joao presented his greetings on an institutional visit to EUCED European headquarters, in which he was hosted by its President and Vice-President, Prof Dr Manuel Pereira and Dr Helena Faustino.
During the visit, a working meeting also took place with the EUCED Governing Board and with the City of the Island of Mozambique as the main subject, precisely on the symbolic date when the Municipality of Island of Mozambique, historical and UNESCO Patronage site, celebrates its 202 years of existence, as a city that integrates the Province of Nampula, a current Observer Member of UCCLA since 2013.
Several projects and initiatives aiming at the progress and the development of the aforesaid City, in various aspects like the economic and social areas, as well as health, tourism, infrastructure and technical and professional training, among others, were proposed, assessed and discussed with Dr Enoque João in his capacity as Representative appointed by the Municipal Council of the Island of Mozambique.
EUCED Board made note of the concerns expressed by the distinguished visitor regarding the problems experienced in that territory, at which point Dr Enoque Joao addressed EUCED the invitation to work on the technical studies necessary to the situation and to coordinate the implementation of sustainable development plans in the City of Island of Mozambique, within the framework of the United Nations SDG, as well as simultaneously establishing the institutional bridge with the European Institutions.
As a result, EUCED Board has confirmed its availability for the said collaboration, whose terms shall be agreed together with the authorities of the territory, and EUCED will send a technical team to the City of Island of Mozambique to carry out the assessment of the local situation.
Within the scope of its legal prerogatives, EUCED submitted on August 22, a 4-page report in English to the European Commission, under the reference F544410, with its position on President Ursula von der Leyen's proposal regarding the future implementation of the European Education Area in EU countries. EUCED hereby wishes to thank the collaborations provided to this purpose by its Members, Jean Piaget Institute and Sciencius Institute.
Meetings of EUCED Board with the European Parliament and the European Commission
The President of EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping (E.E.I.G.), Manuel Pereira, in the capacity of an Interests Representative before the European Parliament, has held several meetings in this institution, including Members of Parliament, as well as of the Institutional Lobby. In the latter, some representatives from the United Kingdom gave notice that they seek to establish trade agreements with Portugal and with other EUCED member countries, in the near future.
At the European Commission, the President of EUCED has conveyed his greetings to the new College of Commissioners, all of them abroad at the time for the Africa Summit in Addis Ababa, and has met with the Cabinet of Commissioner Mrs. Jutta Urpilainen, in charge of the current “International Partnerships”, which includes, namely, the extra-European funding and support instruments, as well as the architecture and implementation of European cooperation and financing plans for the European Union's external development.
On a very pleasant and interesting meeting with Mrs. Diana Montero Melis, a Member of the Cabinet some of the current and important issues of the European Union were debated, in line with the priorities announced by President Ursula von der Leyen, such as the European Green Deal, the Digital Age, the International Cooperation and Sustainable Development and its new instruments, the progress made in EU-Africa relations and the ACP-Partnerships, the definition and the operationalization of the aid and incentive programmes for Africa, Latin and South America and Asia, among others.
In this particular regard, the increasingly used issue of “Innovative Financing” was also addressed, which includes operations with partner institutions in the banking sector, mainly in the form of financial “blending” facilities, in order to eliminate some still existing bottlenecks concerning the private investment in Africa and in the European Neighborhood countries. EUCED highlighted its current position regarding the progress of currently ongoing investment projects originated in its Members and Associates, to be developed in priority areas and sectors both in Europe and in other Regions.
EUCED made the report of some of the activities in which EUCED has been involved with, especially within the scope of European initiatives and policies and its legislative implementation, as well as the international actions of information and communication that have been carried out through EUCED liaisons in a great number of countries in the world.
The President of EUCED also took the opportunity to express his good wishes to the new Commissioners and his thanks to Mrs. Montero Melis for her kindness and time availability on such a short notice, as well as to her nice personal assistant, Ms. Marta Krynicka.
Meeting between EUCED and Municipality of Lichinga
EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping (E.E.I.G.) welcomed last 18 February in its premises in Lisbon, the delegation from the Municipality of Lichinga, in the Republic of Mozambique, composed of the President of the Municipal Council, its Councillors and Experts, as part of its official visit to Portugal, which also included a visit to some Portuguese towns, including Penalva do Castelo, with which Lichinga agreed to be entwined.
The institutional and technical work meeting held with both teams at EUCED, served the purpose of knowing more in detail the current reality of the Municipality of Lichinga, and the proposed objectives aiming at the economic and social development of the Municipality and as well as of the Region of Niassa to which it belongs.
In this context, some projects and investment initiatives that intend to respond to the needs of the Municipality and its populations and are already locally identified, were presented to EUCED, namely the Waste Management and Road Infrastructure sectors, Agriculture and Agro-Industrial, Renewable Energies, Health and Education, which coincide with the priorities currently followed by the European Union and are marked in the United Nations Millennium Goals.
The Board of EUCED has taken due note of the concerns expressed by the delegation of the Municipality of Lichinga, which will be studied in order to find solutions within the framework of the European Union's political and economic strategy for the ACP countries.
EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping, has the honour of announcing that the Jean Piaget Group is, as of today, ASSOCIATE of this European Grouping. In this way, Universities and Higher Schools belonging to the Jean Piaget Group in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Brazil also automatically become Members in this same category. Over the 40 years of its existence, the Jean Piaget Group has contributed to human and social development, through the creation and consolidation of institutions that implement sustainable education, professional training and research projects, as well as community intervention in various sectors . The partnership with EUCED for the development of new projects, has been an asset for its final implementation. EUCED management and teams welcome and join the Jean Piaget Group and its Institutions, in this new stage of seeking achievements in favour of excellence and sustainable development.
New Associate - Tropic Investment Group
It is with great enthusiasm that EUCED announces Tropic Investment Group, S.A, as its new Associate. This partnership was the result of the recent visit of EUCED Board to Cape Verde, in which this company is based. We believe this collaboration will be very fruitful in a very near future.
EUCED Delegation Visiting Cape Verde
A Delegation from EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping (E.E.I.G.) composed of its President Manuel Pereira, Vice-President Helena Faustino, as well as Marco Caetano, Partner and Member of EUCED Advisory Board, was visiting Cape Verde from 23 to 28 September. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen the existing relations between EUCED and other Cape Verde entities, as well as to assess the region’s potential for the development of investment projects in various domains and sectors.
The delegation was on Santiago Island and held meetings with institutions representing the governmental and economic context of Cape Verde and was received, inter alia, by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Olavo Correia, by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Energy Alexandre Dias Monteiro, by the Minister of Agriculture and Environment Gilberto Silva, by the Mayor of Praia Óscar Santos, by the President of the Red Cross of Cape Verde Arlindo de Carvalho, by the Executive Director of ECREEE - ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mahama Kappiah, by the Vice-President of AdS - Águas de Santiago Nilton Duarte, by the Director of Praia Development Association (Pro-Praia) José Jorge Pina and also by the Pro-Dean of the University of Cape Verde João Cardoso. The delegation also paid a visit to Tarrafal where some “sets” of school materials intended for the students were offered to the local school Principal.
A technical visit also occurred to the Piaget University in Praia, where an investment project on education is being carried out, and whose development is currently in charge of EUCED technical teams in Lisbon and in Brussels.
The visit to Cabo Verde resulted in obvious promising contacts, and EUCED has already started its investment process in the country through its local subsidiary, just recently established in the capital.
COMinG 2020 Events
In 2020, COMinG - Communication Institute of Greece, will once more host the tree annual conferences held in 2019, Athens, Greece, namely, the 6th International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2020) and the 2nd International Conference on Political Sciences: New Challenges, New Prospects (HEPO2020) (Communicating in Politics?), on 03-07 May 2020, and the 2nd International Conference on Education (EDU2020) on 10-14 May 2020. You can find detailed information about the conferences HERE
New Associate - Prof. Dr. Arta Musaraj
EUCED is deeply honoured to announce Prof. Dr. Arta Musaraj, from Albania, as its new Associate! Prof. Dr. Arta Musaraj, Ph.D. in Economics and Communication Studies, is a distinguished Albanian Academician and Founder and Editor-in-chief of the Academicus, which is also a Cooperation Partner of EUCED. An experienced University Rector, Dean and Senior Lecturer, she is also a Certified Expert, Consultant and Trainer of the IFC and of the World Bank, as well as a former Deputy Defence Minister of Albania. We believe that this cooperation is bound for great and mutually rewarding opportunities together whilst fostering a closer relation between Portugal and Albania. EUCED team and staff hereby extend a warm welcome to Prof. Dr. Arta Musaraj!
EDU2019 - COMinG
The International Conference on Education (EDU2019), organized by COMinG, which took place from 13 to 16 of May of 2019, in Athens, Greece. This conference brought together academics, professionals and industry experts with interdisciplinary interests to discuss the future perspectives of the evolution of Education. See the complete abstract HERE
ICCM2019 - COMinG
EUCED was present at the annual conference International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2019), organized by COMinG. It was held on 15-18 April of 2019. EUCED was represented by its President, Manuel Pereira, who gave an opening speech on the first day of the conference. See the complete abstract HERE
Meeting at CPLP
Meeting between Executive Secretary of CPLP Ambassador Francisco Ribeiro Telles, the President and Vice-President of EUCED, Manuel Pereira and Helena Faustino, and the President of Aproffluso, Luis Sinate.
Meeting with H.E. the Secretary of State
EUCED and APROFFLUSO have met with H.E. the Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor João Sobrinho Teixeira and his Advisor, Dr. Nuno Miguel Lima, whose availability and kindness is duly appreciated.
At the meeting, were present Prof. Manuel Pereira and Dra. Helena Faustino on behalf of EUCED - European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and Prof. Luis Sinate representing APROFFLUSO - Lusophone Teachers and Trainers Association. The meeting aimed at introducing to the Secretary of State and his team, a new project resulting from a partnership between EUCED and APROFFLUSO, to be carried out in the countries of CPLP - Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, which is currently under development.
HEPO2019 - COMinG
COMinG - Communication Institute of Greece, organized a new conference in the field of political science, named Hellenic conference of political science: New Challenges, New Answers (HEPO2019) which took place from 17th to 20th April in Athens, Greece. Manuel Pereira, President of EUCED, participated in the event, delivering a workshop named as “The practical science (or almost-science.....) of international developing finance: Public, private or mixed?” on the 18th April. See the complete abstract HERE
New Associate - ATLAS WAY
It is with great enthusiasm that EUCED announces Atlas Way as a new Associate. The reflection of an active partnership that has been collaborating in several projects.
New Associate - APROFFLUSO
We are pleased to inform that APROFFLUSO, former EUCED Associated Partner, has been promoted to Associate. We have been following this association since it was founded and we hope to continue this partnership, with such good professionals, for many years.