COVID-19

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Chance to take part in European Tourism Convention

Following nine consecutive years of growth, the European Union (EU) tourism ecosystem is among the hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission is organising the European Tourism Convention on 12 October 2020 to launch a dialogue on sustainable recovery and the strategic...
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EIF and Raiffeisen Bank sign €12m guarantee agreement to support SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Raiffeisen Bank have signed a guarantee agreement allowing the bank to increase its lending capacity to offer €12 million of new financing with better terms and conditions to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EIF guarantee...
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EU COVID-19 recovery budget for 2021 to 2027

The European Commission announced the mobilisation of research & innovation projects to foster a sustainable societal transition under a European Green Deal call. The projects under this call are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation...
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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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ECCP Webinar - The Covid-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies

On 23 July 2020 the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosted a webinar which examined the role that clusters can play in strategies to help recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was run by the European Commission with contributions from the European Clusters Alliance (ECA)...
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Survey to explore preparedness of EU SMEs for cybersecurity challenges

The European Union (EU) Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, has launched a two-month public survey for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to share their state of digital security and preparedness for crises such as COVID-19. The survey asks respondents to identify their main cybersecurity...
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European Cluster Collaboration Platform Webinar - The COVID-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will be hosting a webinar on 23 July (10.30-12.30 CEST) entitled The COVID-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies. This capacity-building webinar will conclude our two-webinar series on the industrial cluster...
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Blockchain vs. COVID-19: how to immediate react and to be prepared

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinars on 26 June 2020 This session was dedicated to a relatively new technology: blockchain. Smart technologies and digital solutions underpinning the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) paradigm are changing the way companies and societies are...
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Clusters for Next Generation EU: Dialogue between European Commissioner Thierry Breton and the European Clusters Alliance

The European Commission has announced a major recovery plan for Europe to help repair the economic and social damage brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. European Commissioner Thierry Breton and the European Clusters Alliance will explore the role of clusters in this recovery plan in a virtual meeting...
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CEN and CENELEC adopts technical guidance for fabric masks during the COVID-19 crisis

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has commended the actions of CEN and CENELEC for adopting technical guidance for fabric masks and making it freely available. The close collaboration between CEN and CENELEC was consolidated at the start of 2010...
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European Commission launches website to support safe resumption of travel and tourism in the EU

The European Commission has launched ‘Re-open EU', a web platform to support a safe resumption of travel and tourism across Europe as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States as well as...
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ECCP survey identifies key needs for SMEs to meet COVID-19 challenges

Three key areas where European SMEs need help to counter the impact of the COVID-19 crisis have been identified by a European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) survey. Conducted in conjunction with the platform’s soon-to-be-launched SMEs Go International Technical Assistance Facility, the study...