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  • 1. September 2012Sweden Emilia Romagna Networkwww.sern.euwww.facebook.com/sern2.0www.twitter.com/sern2_0
  • 2. WHAT IS SERN? A BILATERAL NETWORK CREATED IN JANUARY 20055 PRIORITY AREAS with two driving themes: a. SUSTAINABLE LOCAL / REGIONAL GROWTH b. SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL INCLUSION 53 MEMBERS 45 Local/regional authorities 8 Non public actors 27 Swedish members 26 Italian members
  • 3. SERN FEATURESNetwork focusing on North-South cooperationMulti-level Network (Regions, Counties, Provinces, Municipalities)Participation of non-public actors
  • 4. SERN – THE PROCESSSERN is the result of a long-term process of cooperation and exchange between Italian and Swedish actors. In March 2003 a Town Twinning Conference in Bertinoro (Pilot project of Town Twinning Programme). Active European Citizenship Conference in June 2004 in Luleå (launching formally the constitutive process) Formal creation of the Network in January 2005
  • 5. OBJECTIVE OF SERNTo create long-term transnational links amongMembers in a “Bottom-up Perspective”through:  Exchange of best practices  Development of EU projects  Exchange of knowledge, personnel and information
  • 6. HOW SERN OPERATES
  • 7. STRUCTUREChairperson of theExecutive BoardExecutive Board(22 political representatives) SECRETARIAT General Assembly PROJECT GROUPS Members
  • 8. ACTIVITIES 2005-2012 More than 40 project co-funded by the European Union SERN is the network that in Italy and Sweden has promoted since 2005 the largest number of EFC funded projects in the context of Action 1 (particularly measure 1.2 but also 1.1 and 2.2). Since 2008 Focus on capacity building actions among the municipalities (training aimed at improving skills and quality management in EU projects) Partnerships established with organizations in 12 EU countries
  • 9. PROJECT GROUPS WELFARE Violence against women (2005-2006) Network on Support to parenthood (2008-2010) Local and regional Policies towards disabled people (2008) Quality of the elderly care services (2008-2010) Current and future skills in the health and social welfare sector (2010-2012) Network on family support in elderly care (2010-2012) Network on the role of volunteering in local welfare and integration (2012-2014)
  • 10. PROJECT GROUPS EDUCATION Paths of integration in education contexts and follow up (2006-2007; 2008-2009) Promotion of local food through exchanges among restaurant schools (2007) Pre-school staff exchange programme (2008-2010) Culture and leisure polices project (2008) Quality of the pre-school services (2008-2009) LLP Partnerships Seminars on outdoor education at pre-school level (2009) PYST Project - Partnership for youth sport trainers (2009-2011) Organic food in local schools: Identifying problems and developing solutions through the exchange of best practices (2010-2012) Comenius Regio - Growing Up Together(2010-2012) CREANET - Network on creativity in pre-school education (2010-2013) Flow4You project (youth policies)
  • 11. OTHER PROJECT GROUPS ENVIRONMENT  Energy efficiency network  3X20 Network  Go green now! ENTREPRENEURSHIP  Innovation in local development  Innovative policies and actions for the seniors in Europe  Personell Exchange among coooperatives TOURISM  Local sustainable tourism and development
  • 12. SERN AND THE EUAs a result of the work done in its first years of activitiesthe network:It was actively involved in consultation meetingsorganised by DG EAC in early 2007 aimed at preparingthe Measure 1.2 of the EFC programmeIt was identified by the European Commission (DG EAC)at European level as one of the organisations to showcase in the field of thematic networking among twinnedcities (DG EAC Publication on NTTs in 2007).Two SERN projects selected by the Commission as EFCbest practices of the programme
  • 13. RESULTS 2005-2011TOTAL OF 52 APPROVED PROJECTS BY EU TOTAL GRANT 3,5 MILION EUROS
  • 14. CONTACTSSERN SECRETARIATViale Aldo Moro 44, Bologna (Italy)General information, info@sern.euNicola Catellani, nicola.catellani@sern.eu

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