Who we are

The R+D+4i Project Euro-Action Group Association has been created by a group of individuals and institutions from the civil society of some European Union Locomotive Economic Regions.

The concept of EU Locomotive Economic Region (EULER) takes into account the most prominent homogeneous areas of development in the European Union, under certain socio-economical parameters: (i) important contribution to the UE GDP, (ii) clear internal cohesion, (iii) widely recognised identity, (iv) business-orientated economy, (v) tangible and diversified business activity fields, (vi) economical openness, and (vii) leadership in the following six factors of excellence that constitute the R+D+4i Project: Research (R), Development (D), Innovation, Identity, Impact and Infrastructure (4i).

The R+D+4i Project Euro-Action Group Association is interested in to analyze and to diagnose the reasons of the growing lack of competitiveness that is facing the EU in front of their great competitors: United States and Japan without forgetting new emergent economies (Brazil, China, Russia, India).

The R+D+4i Project Euro-Action Group Association thinks that the promotion of these 6 factors of excellence is inextricably linked to the practice of the New Business Culture (NBC). This New Culture complements the scientific management with people_s behaviour and self-affirmation management and conceives business as a cognitive polycentric being in which everyone contributes with ideas and, consequently, provides a high quality level and a creative and participative benefit to the manufactured product or service, thus rendering them highly competitive. The implementation of the NBC is essential to face the challenges posed by a global economy, which demands high competitiveness levels.

At the time of constituting the Association, the European Union Locomotive Economic Regions that have joined the R+D+4i Project Euro-Action Group are:

Catalonia

Denmark

Finland

Flanders

Lombardy

North Rhine - Westphalia

Rhône-Alpes

Each of these EULER contributes at least 1% to the EU's GDP.

New EULER will be welcomed. Join us here