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European Alliance Against Coronavirus: List of previous recordings

From March to July 2020, the European Cluster Alliance (ECA) hosted webinars on pertinent issues of clusters during the COVID-19 crisis. Below you can find summaries and videos of the webinars. To read more on the ECA webinars on The Role of Clusters in Accelerating the European Recovery (since...
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EU Coronavirus Response Webpage for Industry and SMEs

Find here the European Commission’s economic response to the coronavirus outbreak, ensuring the exchange of essential protective equipment on the internal market, increasing production of medical products as well as by helping affected industries in the mitigation of the effects. The Coronavirus...
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Coronavirus: European Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

The European Commission has launched a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the...
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Ongoing international pledging event against COVID-19

The European Union and international partners are hosting an international pledging marathon which started on Monday 4 May 2020 and will run until the end of May 2020. The aim is to gather significant funding to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments...
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European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The European Commission has proposed country-specific recommendations (CSRs) and privded economic policy guidance to all EU Member States in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendations focus on the most urgent challenges brought about by the pandemic and on relaunching sustainable...
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Official Guidance to Facilitate Clinical Trials during COVID-19 pandemic

The European Commission has published an official Guidance on The Management of Clinical Trials During COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance aims to ensure that clinical trials can continue to take place in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to mitigate the disruption of clinical research in...
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EU Guidance for a Safe Return to the Workplace

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has issued guidance for a safe return to the workplace. The guidelines include examples of general measures, which , depending on the particular work situation, can help employers achieve an appropriate safe and healthy work environment...
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Economic response against COVID-19 pandemic

To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and set up a €37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative...
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Data Sharing Platform for Researchers

The European Commission together with several partners launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. The platform, part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, marks another milestone in the European Commission's efforts to support...
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EU toolbox for mobile applications for contact tracing and warning

Mobile apps have the potential to bolster contact tracing strategies to contain and reverse the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the EU Member States have created a common EU toolbox, developed collaboratively by the e-Health Network with the support of the European Commission on mobile applications...
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FRANCE: New categories of masks for non-sanitary use

The French government and the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), with the support of the National French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), have defined two new categories of masks for non-sanitary use: 1. Individual filter...
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Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

The European Commission recently published a Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures. It was presented by the President of the European Commission, Ms. Ursula Von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in response to the European Council...