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EU projects in your region or in your country

Search from the project databases and write the names and a short description of 3 projects financed by the EU in your region or in your country: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/projects

3 regional projects financed by the EU

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Instead of describing three projects of the same region, I choose to describe 3 projects of 3 different regions I have lived in:

1) Central Lithuania:
I often have been taking the train in Lithuania, so I choose this project:
A project in central Lithuania was upgrading a section of railway line between Marijampole and Kazlu Ruda. It makes it possible for goods and passengers to move across neighbouring Member State-borders without the need to change trains.
The project calls for the construction of 24 km and the reconstruction of 26 km of gauge track. The new gauge will allow the Lithuanian railway system to be integrated more efficiently into the wider European railway transport system.

2) East Middle Sweden
An interesting robotic project with business and health care focus. One of Europe’s leading robotics centres, Robotdalen, as it is known in Swedish, covers an area some 100 km across and brings together researchers, developers, manufacturers and academia working in the field of robotics. Work focuses on developing mature solutions that are easy to programme and use. Most are aimed at industrial clients, but the project is increasingly looking at the promising healthcare market. Some of its latest robots are designed to maintain a good quality of life for elderly or disabled people, by keeping them socially connected and empowered.

3) Berlin
The aging population and the lack of health care workers is a challenge in many EU countries.
My home town Berlin participated in a project on providing housing and home care for the vulnerable. The first phase of the project was dedicated to mapping and research activities in Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. Based on these findings, a transnational comparative analysis and an evaluation of best practices were also carried out. The project aimed to help older citizens transition from institutional care to family-based and community-based alternatives. The project looks closely at the kind of changes that urban spaces need to make for the future such as becoming more open, accessible, connected and inclusive.

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Many thanks for having browsed in the project database, found these interesting examples and described them

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