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Protecting people working through platforms: Commission launches a first-stage consultation

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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EU support for innovative SMEs to accelerate vaccine development

Clariness is an innovative SME based in Hamburg, Germany that aims to bring medical innovations to the market faster by accelerating clinical trials. EU funding has allowed Clariness to grow and rapidly expand ClinLife. ClinLife is a free and easy-to-use website that helps patients worldwide find...
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European Alliance Against Coronavirus: EU initiatives and priorities in 2021

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus weekly webinars (every Tuesday and Thursday) - 2 February 2021 In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus’s (EAAC) meeting on 2 February, Ulla Engelmann and Marek Przeor from the European Commission’s DG GROW updated the group on the current...
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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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Commission welcomes approval of Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Commission has welcomed the European Parliament's vote confirming the political agreement reached on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation in December 2020. This marks an important step as part of €672.5 billion in loans and grants which will be made available to Member...
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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...
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New ebook showcases positive impact of clusters on green transition

Across the world, cluster organisations have taken a leading role in the green transition. Cluster Excellence Denmark have released a new e-book – ‘Towards a New Greener Normal – How Clusters are Dealing with Circular Transition in Times of COVID-19’ – exploring how this work has continued despite...
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Clusters have key role to play in European recovery, says Commissioner Breton

European Commissioner Thierry Breton has hailed the response of clusters to the COVID-19 crisis and stressed the key role they must play in creating greener, digital, and more resilient industrial ecosystems across the continent. The Commissioner for the Internal Market was speaking at the start of...
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€7.7 million scheme set to help Greek cultural sector survive COVID-19

The European Commission has approved a €7.7 million Greek scheme to support micro and small companies active in the cultural sector in Athens. The scheme will mitigate the sudden liquidity shortages that the companies are facing due to the measures taken by the Greek government to limit the spread...