COVID-19

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EU Emergency Support Instrument to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Commission has announced its steady commitment to continue the provision of medical equipment in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Support Instrument is the financing arm of the Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures. It provides direct...
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Global Survey Results on sector-specific impact of COVID-19 and role of cluster managers in ramping-up

In April 2020, all TCI members managing a cluster organisation/business network were invited to participate in this Global Survey, a joint undertaking by TCI Network and VDI/VDE Innovation, aimed at better understanding the sector-specific impact of COVID-19 and the role of clusters during the...
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Globalisation Goes Digital Through Clusters. Lessons learned from Denmark

Danish clusters are very active in the globalisation of SMEs. Before the Covid-19 crisis, Danish clusters were active in more than 60 countries supporting 1000s of SMEs going global every year. Although international activities have been cancelled or postponed, globalisation has not: it has gone...
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Commissioner Breton's speech on the future of EU industry

On 24 April, the current Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton (France), delivered a speech in front of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In his speech, addressed to Davide Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, Christian-Silviu Busoi, Chair of...
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Spring 2020 Economic Forecast of the European Union 

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a major shock for global and EU economies, with very severe socio-economic consequences. Despite the swift and comprehensive policy response at both EU and national levels, the EU economy will experience a recession of historic proportions this year. The Spring 2020...
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Support package for the Agriculture and Agri-food Sectors

The European Commission announced on the 22nd April 2020 the extension of a package with exceptional support measures to assist the agricultural and agri-food sectors most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The exceptional measures include private storage aid for the dairy and meat sector, the...
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State Aid measures approvals for EU Member States

The European Commission has announced the approval of 127 State Aid measures in April for the EU Member States. These aid measures aim to support businesses and protect livelihoods across Europe during the COVID-19 outbreak. The European Commission continues to work closely with each EU Member State...
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Winners of the EU vs. Virus pan-European Hackathon

The European Commission, in close collaboration with EU Member States, hosted a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to overcome COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges from the 24th to the 26th of April 2020. The...
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European Commission support for the transport sector

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to provide significant relief to the transport sector by solving practical problems, removing administrative burdens, and increasing flexibility. This package includes measures to support the aviation, railway, maritime, inland navigation and...
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European Cluster Collaboration Platform Webinar: “The Covid-19 industrial cluster response: solutions for dealing with ecosystem supply chain disruptions”

On 28 April 2020 the ECCP hosted a webinar on the COVID-19 industrial cluster response. The webinar was run by the European Commission and showcased the work and achievements of the European Cluster Alliance (ECA) in addressing ecosystem supply chain disruptions to over 200 participants. The webinar...
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EU support to Western Balkans for COVID-19 recovery

The European Commission has announced that over €3.3 billion of the EU financial support fund will be mobilised jointly with the European Investment Bank to the benefit of the Western Balkans' citizens. It aims to address the immediate health and resulting humanitarian needs of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Rethinking Innovation: Danish Clusters’ Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Like the rest of the world, clusters are also affected by the corona crisis. Right now, they are taking action to mitigate the sudden changes which many member companies are experiencing in the current situation. Some services and activities change, new ones are added, and others suddenly become...