Invitation to Cross-border Actions
The eRegion as a research and development area has been a component of the annual Bled eConference (since 1988) and various events organized in Slovenia, as well as in the neighboring countries since 2000.
There is a significant attention given to the cross-border (macro) regions in the European Union in recent years. In the East and South Europe that means the Danube, the Adriatic & Ionian, and the Alpine regions. Several countries are on the New eSilk Road proposed by the China’s initiative named “16+1”, meaning 16 Central & East European countries + China. The Baltic eRegion is on the New eAmber Road.
The Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads has been launched in the SAP University Alliance Regional Meeting with Extended Invitation to Grammar School Principals on September 19, 2016. The meeting was a component of the 6th eRegions Conference: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development 2016, Castle Jable, Slovenia. It was a follow-up event of the 2015 meeting Regional SAP University Alliance Meeting with Extended Invitation to the Rectors & Deans in the Danube Region.
The grammar school and university undergraduate and graduate students and their instructors are invited to engage in innovative cross-border eSolutions and eServices prototypes development. In an open innovation environment they are expected to cooperate with the organizations – prototype recipients in at least three countries. The group members are encouraged to monitor the EU calls for projects and respond accordingly in time.
Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Head, Department of Strategic Planning and Analysis, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Assistant Professor of International Security Policy, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Kranj & eRegions Think Tank Chairman was named the group coordinator.
Invitation to Cross-border Actions
The expected actions of the group are related to several areas, among others are the following:
The group members are invited to propose and organize within a frame of the group’s development directions a one day workshop. The workshop is expected to be problem based and action focused. The representatives of the organizations in at least three countries should be involved. The objectives of the workshop could be several:
Initiation of an action needed and doable in the next 12 months.
Preparation of a panel of the 2017 eRegions Conference.
Preparation of a prototype proposal (eregions-con-2017-crossborder-prototype-form).
Draft development of a joint project proposal as a response to one of the EU calls for project proposals.
Mag. Tanja Bezić, Senior Adviser and President of the Expert Group for Gifted and Talented Education
National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia & Member, European Council for High Ability – ECHA
Jaka Črnivec, Manager
University Alliances, SAP South East Europe & Member, Initiative Partnership for Change – Adaptation of curriculum for the skills of 21st century
Ines Dukić, Teacher
XV Gymnasium in Zagreb, Croatia
Mag. Vesna Erhart, Project Manager
Jarina, Rural Development Co-operative Ltd Litija, Slovenia & Teaching Assistant in rural development field, Chair of Agricultural Economics, Policy and Law, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus
University of Maribor, Slovenia & Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions
Peter Krebelj, Teacher
Secondary School of Technical Professions Ljubljana Šiška, Slovenia
Mag. Radovan Krajnc, Consultant for Computer Sciences
National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Dr. Zoran Levnajić, Assistant Professor & Vice Dean for Research
Faculty of Information Studies Novo mesto, Slovenia
Zoran.Levnajic@FIS.UNm.siSenior Lecturer, Social Technologist
Polytechnic Zagreb, Undergradu
Darinka Martinčič Zalokar, Principal
Secondary School of Technical Professions Šiška Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Head, Department of Strategic Planning and Analysis
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Assistant Professor of International Security Policy, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Kranj & eRegions Think Tank Chairman
Vida Vidmar, Assistant Principal
Secondary School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technical Gymnasium Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ddr. Verena Vidrih Perko, Councillor
Museum of Gorenjska Kranj, Slovenia & Assistant Professor of ancient Roman archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana & Member, International Council of Museums – ICOM, International Committee for the Training of Personnel – ICTOP
Romana Vogrinčič, Computer Science Teacher
Murska Sobota High School, Slovenia & President, Computer Science Teachers Section, Association for Computer Machinery – ACM Slovenia
The group is open to the individuals sharing interest in education on the New eSilk and New eAmber Roads.
M e e t i n g s
19-20.9.2016 6th eRegions Conference 2016, Castle Jable, Slovenia
19.9.2016 SAP University Alliance Regional Meeting with Extended Invitation to Grammar School Principals
21.6.2016 eMunicipalities Without Borders Website
17.6.2016 Food eProcurement & eSupply Prototype Meeting in Ljubljana
20.5.2016 Visiting Dunaújváros Hungary
4.5.2016 Grammar eSchool Prototypes Meeting in Ljubljana
11.4.2016 Second Szentgotthárd / Monošter Seminar on Cooperation, Hungary, April 11-12
15.3.2016 eRegions Think Tank Meeting, Castle Jable nr. Ljubljana
10.2.2016 eMuseums Meeting in Škofja Loka
3.2.2016 Grammar eSchools Meeting in Ljubljana
15.1.2016 Basic eSchools Meeting in Ljubljana
Regional SAP University Alliance Meeting with Extended Invitation to the Rectors & Deans in the Danube Region, September 21, 2015
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