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EU - Designing a European Innovation Council

The European Commission launched a call for ideas on the setting up of a European Innovation Council


> EU - Bio-Based Industries JTI, Call 2016
> Research - ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015, pre-announcement call 2016

Bruxelles adopts revised State aid rules for broadband networks

State aid broadband network - Photo credit Andrea Piacquadio via pexelsThe European Commission will apply the revised Broadband Guidelines to assess State aid measures notified by Member States to support the deployment and take-up of broadband networks in the EU.

4 new calls for proposals to support investments in digital connectivity infrastructures  

Economic Forum, Europe in the Face of New Challenges

31st Economic Forum Karpacz From reconstruction in Ukraine to sustainable mobility, what was discussed at the 31st edition of the Economic Forum, this year hosted by the city of Karpacz, Poland, from 6 to 8 September.

The EU Commission proposes additional € 5 billion of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

ProCCS: Microfunding Cultural and Creative Sectors

International partners collaborate to promote entrepreneurship and access to finance in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

"ProCCS: Microfunding Cultural and Creative Sectors" is a project supporting the overall cultural and creative sectors (CCS) by bridging the skills gap of professionals in the sector and connecting them with the business and microfinance sector. The aim of this project is to support cultural entrepreneurs in the implementation and financing of their business ideas.

Covid19, Europe between failures and supremacies

Credit: EEAS - European UnionThe clear inability of the European governments to face the crisis should lead to a rapid strengthening of the European Union for a unitary, coordinated and rapid management of health, economic and social emergencies. Having lost its digital and productive supremacy, Europe must not give up its cultural and civil supremacy.

How NOT to work with the World Bank and other international financial organizations

World Bank - Photo credit: Shiny ThingsA company can have several objectives beyond the simplistic but correct aim of profit maximization: these can extend to growth into new or foreign markets, the development of a social responsibility program, an increase in market share in its sector, networking for future opportunities, internationalization  etc. or even the necessary fight for survival in these post great recession times.

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Medical devicesThe World Bank Group, in order to tackle the medical crisis, will be providing up to $ 160 billion over the next 15 months in financing for delivering record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforcing health systems, maintaining the private sector, and bolstering economic recovery.

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

EU vs COVID-19 The increasingly asymmetrical crisis compels Brussels to safeguard the single market, thus avoiding losing businesses and jobs. The Commission is called to present the most ambitious proposal, avoiding mediations.

Saving the economy and human lives will never be priced

Urban dimension and cohesion policy 2021-2027: what is at stake

Urban dimensionCities will play an ever more important role within the EU urban dimension and cohesion policy 2021-2027. But more cooperation will be required with Member states especially when it comes to concretely involve cities in the EU decision making process and to directly learn from cities’ experience on the ground.

> ESPON - seminar on territorial cohesion

Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards

Cultural Heritage - Photo credit: Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay The eBook "Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards. Methodologies, Procedures, Technologies and Policy improvements achieved by Horizon 2020 - 700191 STORM project" is edited by Vanni Resta, Andrei B. Utkin, Filipa M. Neto, and Charalampos Z. Patrikakis.

Horizon 2020 - a guide to intellectual property protection

ESPON - seminar on territorial cohesion

Simin Davoudi - photo credit ESPONPlaces in decline, are not left behind, they are kept behind, by decades of neglect, under-development, lack of investment and misguided policies said Professor Simin Davoudi, from the University of Newcastle, keynote speaker in the ESPON seminar about “the role of functional areas in territorial cohesion”.

Mongolia - consulting services for sustainable urban transformation