eRegion Actors – Associations


Asia Cloud Computing Association – ACCA

The ACCA the apex industry association that represents stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing through Asia Pacific by helping to create a trusted and compelling market environment, and a safe and consistent regulatory environment for cloud computing products and services. Through dialogue, training, and public education, the ACCA provides a vendor-neutral platform to discuss implementation and growth strategies, share ideas, and establish policies and best practices relating to cloud computing.

Contact person: Ms Lim May-Ann, Executive Director & Managing Director, Technology Research Project Corporate – TRPC, Hong Kong,

Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), Gronau, Germany

Martín Guillermo-Ramírez, Secretary General,

Association of European Schools of Planning – AESOP, Thematic Group Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures

The aim of the Thematic Group Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures is to create and grow a network of researchers interested in, broadly speaking, the Europeanisation and internationalisation of spatial planning, and the various forms it takes – the creation of new, softer planning spaces and corresponding governance arrangements, the change of policies and practices through ‘travelling ideas’ etc. The Thematic Group will be officially launched in Prague at the AESOP Congress 2015.

Contact persons:
Dr. Giancarlo Cotella, Assistant Professor and Researcher, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Turin Polytechnic,
Dr. Stefanie Dühr, Professor of European Spatial Planning Systems, School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen,

Central-European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI), Budapest, Hungary

Contact person: Gyula Ocskay, General Secretary,

Cross-Border Ecommerce Community  – CBEC ,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Beijing, China

Contact person: Rolf Visser, Co-Founder and Chairman, CBEC – Cross-Border Ecommerce Community, Amsterdam & Beijing,

Danube Chambers of Commerce Association – DCCA, Budapest

Contact person: Ágnes Dobrotka, Project Coordinator,

European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA)

EECERA is an independent, self-governing, international association which promotes and disseminates multi-disciplinary research on early childhood and its applications to policy and practice. EECERA seeks to sustain and develop the rich tradition of European early childhood thought, whilst looking forward to encourage the exploration of new paradigms, methodologies, concepts and applications in the ever-changing context of early childhood studies. Its reach and interest is resolutely international and, whilst wanting to identify with Europe’s pluralist and diverse cultures, it is open to learn of, and to share in, the equally rich early childhood traditions and concepts of the World.
EECERA holds an annual participative conference with over 600 papers presented and it publishes the SSCI rated EECER journal 5 times per year. It also encourages and supports cross-national collaborations and themed publications through its Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Contact person: Sean Delaney, Assistant Director CREC, EECERA Secretariat, c/o CREC, St Thomas Children’s Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom,

European Federation for Medical Informatics – EFMI

The European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI) is the leading organisation in medical informatics in Europe and represents 32 countries. EFMI is organized as a nonprofit organisation concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context.

Contact person: Dr. Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Professor, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Vice President of EFMI & Chair, Working Group Healthcare Informatics for Interregional Cooperation,

European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage – E-FAITH

The European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage is the European platform promoting contacts and co-operation between volunteers and non profit volunteer associations campaigning in favour of the industrial heritage of European regions and cities. E-FAITH is the place where they can meet, exchange experiences, learn from each other and support each other’s activities. E-FAITH promotes and stimulates the valuable role of volunteers and voluntary associations researching, saving, interpreting and opening to the public of industrial heritage sites and collections. E-FAITH is an independent and fully volunteer organization.

Contact persons: Assumpcio Feliu, President & Adriaan Linters, General Secretary,

Network MOT – Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière, Paris

Contact person: Olivier Denert, Secretary General,

RegioTriRhena: Basel, Switzerland; Freiburg, Germany; Mulhouse, France

Contact person: Dr. Manuel Friesecke, Managing Director, Regio Basiliensis, Basel,

Slovenian Australian Academic Association Incorporated – SAAA, Melbourne, Australia

The Slovenian Australian Academic Association Incorporated (SAAA) was established on the 25th of May 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, and initiated by the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra, and the local community. Its aim is to establish academic and academic-business collaboration between Slovenia and Australia, European Union, South East Europe and South East Asia.
The Slovenian Australian Academic Association will:
– engage Slovenians from any country and all levels of education (primary, secondary and tertiary); and
– provide a platform for members to develop, enhance and strengthen their leadership and management skills; and
– identify collaboration and training for Slovenian Australians and Slovenians to become leaders and managers across the education, business, government, non-government sectors; and
– engage the Slovenian diaspora across the world.
The SAAA works closely with the Slovenian Australian Chamber of Commerce, the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra and the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians Abroad.

Contact person: Dr. Kaja Antlej, Vice-President & Lecturer in Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University, Australia,

Union of the Baltic Cities – UBC, Gdańsk, Poland

Contact person: Paweł Żaboklicki, Secretary General,