COVID-19

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Catalan clusters mobilized against COVID-19

Catalonia has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. ACCIÓ, the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness, has set up two main initiatives: a Virtual Desk that acts as a single contact point for companies and freelancers to solve any covid-19 query and a Marketplace to connect companies offering...
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EU toolbox for mobile applications for contact tracing and warning

Mobile apps have the potential to bolster contact tracing strategies to contain and reverse the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the EU Member States have created a common EU toolbox, developed collaboratively by the e-Health Network with the support of the European Commission on mobile applications...
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The new ECCP COVID-19 Response Forum brings together the industrial clusters community to connect, solve and save!

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) set-up the COVID-19 Response Forum for the industrial clusters and their members as a virtual place to connect and share their needs, offers, questions, experiences and solutions related to the COVID-19 outbreak within the community. We encourage...
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European Business Council in Japan. Newsletter – April 15, 2020

The April 2020 issue of the European Business Council in Japan newsletter offers a complete array of information for better decision-making by businesses in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. The newsletter features, among others, an article dedicated to the analysis of Google data bringing...
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FRANCE: New categories of masks for non-sanitary use

The French government and the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), with the support of the National French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), have defined two new categories of masks for non-sanitary use: 1. Individual filter...
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Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

The European Commission recently published a Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures. It was presented by the President of the European Commission, Ms. Ursula Von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in response to the European Council...
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South Mediterranean clusters mobilized in the fight against COVID-19

The essential role played by clusters in the Covid-19 crisis management is emerging also in South-Mediterranean countries, where these actors are mobilizing their ecosystem to face the health emergency experienced by at national level. Some examples of successful initiatives adopted to date. In...
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Commission and European Investment Fund unlock €8 billion in finance for 100,000 SMEs

The European Commission has unlocked €1 billion from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) that will serve as a guarantee to the European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group. This will allow the EIF to issue special guarantees to incentivise banks and...
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EU Solidarity Fund: application guidelines for Covid-19 assistance

In order to offer full support to the EU countries in preparing their applications for assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund in dealing with the coronavirus emergency, the European Commission has published specific guidelines. The objective is to use the full portfolio of funding options under the...
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European Commission Q&A Guidance on medical devices

In order to support the European health sector, the European Commission announced published a Q&A guidance document on medical devices, active implantable medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices in the COVID-19 context, avaliable here. For further informaion, pleaes refer to the...
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European Commission Guidance for manufacturers of medical equipment and material

To address the Coronavirus outbreak and to ramp-up overall production of personal protective equipment, the European Commission has already made available relevant European harmonised standards to interested companies, as well as revised harmonised standards that allow manufacturers to place on the...
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Make your green idea a reality: Apply now for LIFE funding

The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme. In 2020 more than €450 million are earmarked for nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action projects. LIFE funds projects under its environment and climate action sub-programmes...