Croatia celebrates a year of EU membership

A brief by Stéphane Ridou, EU project manager at CAAC On the 1st of July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member state of the European Union. It has been now 12 months of efforts from the Croatian leaders to find the balance between EU requirements and local expectations. While the former Yugoslav Republic is facing a…

Visibility of a European Project

  A brief by Stéphane Ridou, EU project manager at CAAC. « Visibility » and « Dissemination and exploitation of the results (DEOR) » are frequently used terms in EU projects. Even if both concepts may sound similar, they are at the same time different and complementary. Organized by the Spanish National Agency, the training course…

Three reasons to vote for European elections

A briefing by Stéphane Ridou, EU project manager at CAAC. Participation of European citizens for the election of the EU Parliament is expected to be lower than the last ballot, issue confirmed by opinion pollsters. In 2009, the turnout reached 43%. While higher levels were observed in the same elections of 2004 (45.5%) and 1999 (49.5%),…