COVID-19

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Clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network in the tourism sector

On 29 June, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus talked about the collaboration between clusters and the Enterprise Europe Network in the field of tourism. Aija Konisevska Azadi from EEN Sector Group Tourism & Culture Heritage presented the activities of this EEN sector group, which joins 34...
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How can clusters be more strategic in their internationalisation?

The 7th ECCP capacity-building webinar on 14 September 2021 explored how clusters can be more strategic when it comes to internationalisation. Over 100 participants – mostly cluster managers and staff – from EU and COSME countries attended. The internationalisation of cluster organisations can help...
Calls

HERA open call for Design and Prototype for a Mapping Platform on COVID-19 Therapeutics in the EU

Are you a cluster or SME in the healthcare sector? The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) has an open call for Prototype Development for a Mapping Platform on COVID-19 Therapeutics in the EU. The call aims to map the production capacity and supply of COVID-19 therapeutics in the EU...
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REACT EU supports Spanish SMEs and regions in their recovery

Under REACT-EU, the European Commission has granted €3.7 billion for of Spain’s recovery and digital and green transition. Funding is a combination of European Regional Development (ERDF) funds and the European Social Fund (ESF). A breakdown of the funding is as follows: €1.64 billion in Andalusia...
Calls

Open Call to participate in the European TouriSME programme

The TouriSME project is holding an Open Call for tourist accommodation and travel professionals to help them win back their market through sustainable tourism. Successful candidates for this Open Call will receive training to share and transfer knowledge, matchmaking events for international...
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EU matchmaking event mobilises the development and production of COVID-19 therapeutics

On the 12 and 13 July, the European Commission hosted a pan-European matchmaking event to upscale the development and production of COVID-19 therapeutics. The event brought together over 250 participants from the therapeutics value chain from 25 Member States and other countries. The event was...
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What funding and support is available for SMEs?

To help SMEs navigate the current economic crisis, the European Commission has created several funding schemes. In particular, the REACT-EU funding scheme is a comprehensive and ambitious recovery plan. It will play a key role in ensuring a balanced recovery, fostering convergence, and ensuring no...
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How virtual marketplaces make SMEs more resilient

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the health crisis has had a huge impact on SMEs globally. Since then, they face a challenging economic climate while having to deliver competitive and high-quality services. Many SMEs found it difficult to stay connected to their customers during the...
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EU budget to help Europe on the road to a green, digital, and resilient future

On 8 June, the European Commission proposed an annual budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, as well as an additional €143.5 billion under NextGenerationEU. The draft budget is part of the EU’s long-term plan, which was adopted at the end of 2020. It seeks to turn key priorities into concrete actions...
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EU Strategy for the development of COVID-19 therapeutics

The European Commission has created a new strategy on COVID-19 therapeutics to complement the successful EU Vaccines Strategy. The strategy will support the development and availability of much-needed COVID-19 therapeutics, including treatments for ‘long COVID'. It covers research, development and...
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Collective intelligence as a driver of value in innovation ecosystems

In the meeting of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus on 4 March, Jaime Quesado from the Strategic Council of CEIIA (Center of Excellence and Innovation of Mobility)​ spoke about the importance of developing collective intelligence for the future. To do this, we need an overview of where we...
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European Commission disburses 13 billion euros under SURE to six Member States

The European Commission has disbursed €13 billion to six EU Member States in the sixth instalment of financial support under the Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) instrument. Helping Member States through COVID-19 As part of SURE, Czechia has received €1 billion, Belgium...