In the week of November 8 to 12, the local contact points, for Aruba this is the European Union and Kingdom Relations Office, in collaboration with the Dutch Agencies, will offer an information week on European funds, with the aim of creating awareness with regard to the Union funds on different themes and sectors. Aruba, as an 'overseas country and territory' (LGO), is eligible for subsidy from these funds, just like the other Dutch OCTs.
During the week from 8 to 12 November, as part of increasing efforts and making applications for EU funding more successful, several sessions will be offered per day, offering different funds and highlighting collaborations. In this second edition of the “EU Funds Week”, various local and international speakers will provide information about the available funds and programs. In order to inform you as well as possible, expert speakers offer the opportunity to interact. Since the event will take place entirely online this year, interested parties can register online.
The program will kick off on Monday, November 8 (14.00-15.00), with an 'Opening EU Funds Week' session. For more registration to participate in one or more sessions please use the registration links found in attached document containing the programme details of the week.
Registering and participating in the 'EU Funds Week' is completely free of charge.
-OCTA Youth Study; oportunidad pa sera conoci cu diferente institucionnan di Union Europeo, cortesia di OCTA / Comicion Europeo-
Ayera e Comite Ehecutivo (presidí pa Aruba) di OCTA a aproba e programa nobo - OCTA YOUTH STUDY (OYS).
Obhetivo di e programa aki ta pa promove mas conosemento entre otro di e diferente plataformanan di cooperacion entre Union Europeo y e 13 paisnan miembro di OCTA, dus incluso Aruba.
Via di e programa OYS, 1 persona hoben di cada pais miembro di OCTA lo haña e oportunidad pa biaha 1 siman pa Bruselas y Strasbourg (Francia) pa participa den diferente programanan interactivo y siña mas di e trabounan di OCTA y di e diferente institucionnan di Union Europeo.
Entre otro lo bishita Parlamento Europeo - caminda cu Parlamentaria Sra. Samira Rafaela y mas coleganan MEP (Members European Parliament) lo duna un presentacion over di e funcionamento di Parlamento Europeo.
* Edad entre 21 cu 28
* Master’s degree of Master’s student
Fecha di OYS:
October 4-8, 2021 (yegada na EU lo ta planiá pa dia 3 di October y regreso dia 9 di October)
Gastonan cu lo wordo cubri pa OCTA:
* Vuelo retour di Aruba pa Bruselas (of Thalys - si e studiante ta biba na Europa)
* Tur transporte na Europa (relacioná cu OYS)
* Per diem; pa cuminda y otro gastonan (incidental)
Por manda bo CV y carta di motivacion via email na atencion di Mr. Pablo Lopez-Herrerias / OCTA Secretariat Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org (cc: email@example.com).
Ultimo dia pa aplica ta September 17, 2021.
On Tuesday morning 22 June 2021, the National Agency is proud to launch the new Erasmus+ program 2021-2027 during a major event. Will you be there?
During the interactive livestream, the presenters will talk to various interesting studio guests. For example, various parties involved in Erasmus+ projects tell from their personal experience why they ever started it. They highlight not only what it brought them, but also what was difficult and where they found solutions.
In the second part, attention is paid to the priorities of the program: inclusion, Green Erasmus, digitization and participation of young people and adults in society. Project leaders of Erasmus+ projects from four dimensions and educational fields (higher education, MBO, primary education and adult education) zoom in on the theme of inclusion together.
Short, informative videos show more about the possibilities of Erasmus+. In addition, directors Jojanneke de Waal and Lem van Eupen will talk to various project leaders about the new program, the start, successes, opportunities and difficulties in times of corona, yields and impact.
You can also ask questions to the studio guests and respond to the stories via the chat. After the livestream it is possible to network in small groups.
The municipality of the Hague has published a youtube video with more instructions on how to vote for the upcoming European elections from outside of the Netherlands. Anyone over the age of 18 who has the Dutch nationality , for example the Dutch passport holders in Aruba, can vote for the upcoming European elections. However, they have to register first, no later than April 11, on this link to be able to vote. The election itself will take place on May 23.
Therefore, the Office of EU and Kingdom Relations wants to call on everyone to exercise their voting rights.
The Council adopted yesterday a decision setting 23 to 26 May 2019 as the dates for the next European Parliament elections. The dates were agreed unanimously by the Council after consulting the European Parliament.
According to the 1976 Electoral Act, European parliamentary elections take place in the period from Thursday to Sunday in the first full week of June. However, if it proves impossible to hold elections that week, the Act enables the Council, after consulting the European Parliament, to decide unanimously on other dates, provided these are no more than two months before, or one month after, the period provided for by the Electoral Act.
Aruban locals with the nationality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and therefore holding a EU passport also have the right to vote for the European Parliament Elections. The Office of the EU and Kingdom relations will provide more information in the months to come.
The first BIC (Business, Innovation, Creativity) Award has been presented to Bureau of Innovation for propelling Innovation in Aruba through multiple innovative and creative activities such as TEDxAruba.
BIC Award, validated by Janice Panton MBE President by OCTAssociation Executive Committee, was presented by Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, Team Leader of OCTA Innovation, to Cedrick Tilma, Representative of the Government of Aruba at the EU.
Bureau of Innovation (BI) is the Aruban creative think thank within the Ministry of General Affairs, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Science. BI develops, supports and advises on the areas of social, technical and economical innovation for the benefit of a sustainable society. BI strives towards sustainable well-being for everyone in Aruba.
Bianca Peters, Director of the Bureau of Innovation: “Within the vision of Aruba to become a 100% sustainable society, we see the need to focus on startups, on young entrepreneurs who think outside the box and find solutions to challenges in the development towards a sustainable society. A very important development for Aruba is to give the younger generation and recent graduates the opportunity to remain in Aruba to exploit their creativity and build on them thereby a future here.”
Yearly Europe House Lecture (The Hague) on EU-Overseas Countries and Territories partnership after 2020. Possibility to register!
Overseas Countries and Territories have traditionally had a close relationship with the EU characterised by reliable access to European Development Funds (EDF) and a special partnership. But all this may change after 2020. Will the OCT-EU relationship intensify or cool down? Will EU law apply to OCTs after 2020?
The OCT-EU partnership after 2020 will be the main theme at the 17 October Europe House Lecture. Among the speakers are:
OCT-Representatives will participate in the panel debate.
Dimitry Kochenov will be the moderator of the evening.
OCTA's vision on post 2020
The 17 October Europe House Lecture offers you a chance to get a glimpse of the vision that the Association of the OCTs (OCTA) will present on the post 2020 partnership at the OCT-EU Forum in Aruba in February 2017. In June 2016, the OCTA have presented a Draft Report on the post 2020 Debate and its implications for OCTs.
Date: 17 October 2016
Time: 19:00 - 22:30
Location: Kneuterdijk Palace (Gothic Hall), Paleisstraat 1, The Hague, The Netherlands
Due to a restricted number of seats, it is necessary to register for the lecture.Montesquieu Institute or the Informatiebureau Europees Parlement
OCTA is an Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (the formal relationship that Aruba has with the EU) and at this moment is Aruba the Chair of this Association.
We invite you to capture innovation and creativity in the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories!
OCTA Innovation is launching a photo competition, open to both professional and amateur photographers, on the subject of innovation and creativity in the EU’s OCTs.
Therefore Europe House Aruba would like to invite all amateur as well as professional photographers in Aruba to make use of this great opportunity and participate in this competition.
Send your photos of how innovation is changing the economy or people’s lives, or bridging the traditional and contemporary in: Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Greenland, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, St Helena, St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Marteen, Turks & Caicos and Wallis & Futuna.
The winners will be awarded a certificate and their photos displayed on OCT Innovation’s website and at an exhibition in Brussels reaching an international audience.
About us: OCTA Innovation is a European Union-financed project that identifying, generating innovation opportunities in the EU’s OCTs to spur economic diversification and sustainable development.
Send your entries to: Innovation@OCTA-innovation.eu
OCTA Innovation Photo Competition Rules
Europe House Aruba is excited to announce the BEST 2.0 calls for proposals for small for swift small grants (<50.000 euros) and small grants (<50.000 - <100.000 euros).
Best 2.0 Programme which is part of the EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship, providing grant funding for small-scale and medium-scale field actions on the ground for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the EU OCT's.
The overall objective of BEST 2.0 is to promote the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as a basis for sustainable development in OCTs. The specific objective is to enable, empower and strengthen local authorities and civil society organisations which are committed to local development, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of ecosystem services in OCTs.
BEST 2.0 is designed to provide substantive and effective support for actions at the local, as well the regional level; regional cooperation being key in the regions where the OCTs are located. BEST 2.0 will as well catalyze the efforts and will constitute a key contribution to the achievement of the global objectives and goals in terms of biodiversity, sustainable development and climate change.
The overall indicative amount made available for this 2016 call for Small Grant proposals is one million eight hundred thousand euros (EUR 1 800 000) which is allocated in small grants and the target beneficiaries for small grants are primarily:
• local non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
• local civil society organisations (CSOs)
• local community-based organisations (CBOs)
• local non-profit organisations
• local for-profit and socio-professional organisations that meet the criteria of a micro-enterprise
• local sub-governmental bodies i.e. municipalities, cities of a territory, communal services.
Deadline for applications: 23 May. A copy of the guideline is available at Europe House Aruba
More information about the call is available here: https://portals.iucn.org/best/?q=node/939