COVID-19

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COVID-19 vaccines upscale production matchmaking event

On the 29 and 31 March, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform successfully organised the first EU matchmaking event on COVID-19 vaccines production. In partnership with the European Clusters Alliance (ECA) and the Council of European BioRegions (CEBR), the European Commission’s Task Force for...
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Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs adapts to better support EU economy

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) is adapting its organisational structure to help Europe’s industrial ecosystems recover more effectively from the COVID-19 crisis and achieve the EU's digital and green goals. A new focus on industrial...
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COVID-19: Lessons for the new EU Industrial Strategy

In a meeting of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus on 9 February 2021, the group discussed important lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis that are relevant for the update of the Industrial Strategy of the European Commission. Veronica Elena Bocci (DITECFER) highlighted the importance of...
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Designing new business models for clusters in 2021

On 17 March, around 190 participants attended our capacity-building webinar on ‘Designing new cluster business models capacity building’. The webinar focussed on peer-to-peer learning about how clusters can improve their business models to better handle the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis....
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European Commission proposes emergency measures against COVID-19

A recent press release from the European Commission outlines how the EU is putting forward a package of almost €530 million in additional financial support under the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The package will contribute to the efforts of 17 Member States and 3 accession countries (Austria, Belgium...
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Position paper: Powering up a sustainable and fair energy transition in Europe

A rapid, fair and broad energy system transition is the only solution for a successful post-COVID recovery guided by the principles of the EU Green Deal, and for Europe to achieve its objective of becoming the first climate-neutral continent (in 2050). Europe's Clean Energy Package, adopted in...
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Launch of the InvestEU Programme

Supporting investment that delivers real benefits and makes a difference at the local level, and promoting recovery, green growth, employment, and wellbeing across Europe are some of Europe’s top priorities. InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding to support sustainable recovery...
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Commission supports people working through digital platforms

The Commission has launched the first-stage consultation of European social partners on how to improve the working conditions for people working through digital labour platforms. Context Platform work is developing rapidly in the EU across a growing number of business sectors. It can offer increased...
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Europe’s industrial clusters mobilise to fight COVID-19

How are European industrial clusters active in the fight against COVID-19? Euronews explores this topic in a recent article, accompanied by a video showing how clusters are involved in innovation to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The objective is to innovate, bring new products quickly onto the market...
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Position paper from the European Clusters Alliance: Recommendations for the update of the EU Industrial Strategy

In March 2020, the European Commission published a new strategy to support Europe‘s industry in the green and digital transition and increase the resilience of European ecosystems. The COVID-19 crisis has since presented numerous challenges for society and industry in Europe, however. It has...
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Building a climate-resilient future: A new EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change

Last week the European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From deadly heatwaves and devastating...
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COVID-19 therapy research

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus weekly webinars (every Tuesday and Thursday) - 4 February 2021 In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 4 February 2021, the group talked with Horst Domdey (BioM Biotech Cluster Development) and Daniel Vitt (Immunic AG) about an...