Nextwork:  The network and meeting centre for Euro project Management

Nextwork is an important event aimed at developing international relations with the various protagonists of the EU grant-funded projects  (academic and educational Institutions, Universities, companies, Public Authorities, associations and research centres).

This is an international network for:

  • the dissemination and “exploitation”
  • the development 
  • the sharing

of funded or ongoing  projects.

It aims to increase the birth of new ideas and operating partnerships, able to achieve the EUROPE 2020 goals and the present EU strategy. 

Nextwork is the perfect space for networking, for getting acquainted with new managers and for developing projects.

Nextwork is a 2-day meeting aimed at providing methodology and skills to be successful in the complex world of education and research, skills development and European project management.



The 2015  Edition  will be organised in Bucarest ( Romania)  Friday 15th - Saturday 16th May 2015

Theme of the year is : Let’s cooperate for a new european reinassance

Nextwork is a suitable networking environment, a great opportunity for projects growth and expansion.

Welcome to NextworkForum 2015 NextworkForum 2014 Edition Clip

FOR A NEW RENAISSANCE: 10 items on the agenda


The motto of the 2015 forum is “Let’s cooperate for a new European Renaissance”. We would like the forum to be the magnifying glass through which we can look at the problems and challenges we have to face and win for our future generations.


It will be an opportunity to reconsider the development and growth of Europe 2020 starting from the main characteristics of the Renaissance, a flourishing period from a literary, artistic, philosophical and scientific perspective, which started in Italy between the 15th and 16th century and then spread to the rest of Europe.

A new Renaissance in the 21th  century in Europe takes inspiration from the following central characteristics of this historical period:


-       the centrality of man / rights and citizenship / values

-       the man-nature relationship / sustainability

-       the driving force of knowledge / creativity and innovation

-       the can-do spirit, the technique and the entrepreneurship

-       the integration of knowledge, planning abilities and aesthetics

-       the local and global dimension



Thinking over these topics makes us focus on ten different assignments of the Renaissance, on which we can think about and work together, and share different ways of thinking and acting. This can be done by:

1. Reuniting ethical experiences and economic values through aesthetics.

Going through a new definition of experience, with care and enthusiasm, which stems from the cooperation of culture and creation, of sensitivity and beauty.

2. Putting the focus back on a proactive culture, on arts and crafts, on the apprenticeship in the Renaissance art workshop, giving a new dignity and prestige to the know-how, by combining technological innovation and artisan tradition.

Taking the Renaissance as an example of how to integrate knowledge, progress and expansion.

3. Aiming at a cooperation among business plans, territorial quality and artistic talent.

Reconsidering the concept of business as a structural element to build a new social model, a lively territory, a political vision.

4. Considering the town as an open studio where people can meet and share cultural, educational and interdisciplinary experiences, where enlightened enterprises can regain a leading role in the social organisation and talent expression.

5. Being able to understand how much learning, planning, and transmitting knowledge in a contagious way may become an exciting and enjoyable experience if it is linked to a competent use of new technologies.

6. Defining an agreement among the new potentialities of the Web, responsible capitalisms and Renaissance outlook.

Encouraging modes of operation based on values rather than on profit, on co-creation rather than on hierarchy, on challenges rather than on stability.

7. Enhancing and understanding the design thinking as a propulsive force of business and social innovation.

8. Enhancing humanistic values in the development of the organisations towards different networks. Sharing and planning become relevant to face the delicate issue of how people can “learn to learn”.

9. Collecting and enhancing the experiences that have been developed in the world in the fields of business creativity and collective growth, reconsidering their Renaissance potentialities beyond their local importance, in order to start an international movement on these topics.

10. Acting as a big collector and catalyst of suggestions, projects, energies and people who feel they are on the same wavelength as for these issues, in order to give to Romania and other European countries new perspectives of progress and realistic energies for their growth.

Ettore Ruggiero

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Ms Corina Cretu

European Commissioner - Regional Policy 

will participate in the opening session

of the NextworkForum in Bucharest on May 15