Key role for the use of traditional technology in sustainable construction

Resource efficiency in construction was the topic of the conference held in the city of Rakvere, Estonia on 26th November, where the president of Harghita County Council, Csaba Borboly participated representing the Committee of the Regions (CoR) as rapporteur on sustainable buildings. At the conference the president of Harghita County Council explained that one of the most important aspects of sustainability is that the construction industry should be integrated in a single system. Furthermore the role of local and regional authorities in reducing environmental impact is a vital one as it is their responsibility to track the economic and environmental changes at local level, and change best practices on this …

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Round-table discussion about Lifelong Learning in Istanbul

On behalf of the Committee of the Regions, the president of Harghita County Council, Borboly Csaba, presented general priorities of CoR concerning the importance of lifelong learning, and the situation of adult education in Harghita county at the round-table discussion held on the 11th November in Istanbul organized by the European University of Regions and Territories for Lifelong Learning, Assembly of European Regions (AER) and Regions in action for Lifelong Learning (FREREF). In the first part of his intervention, the representative of CoR spoke about recent relevant opinions of the Committee in this field. Mr Borboly referred to the opinion on Opening up Education, which emphasizes, that access to adult …

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