COVID-19

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European Commission supports the Global Hack, a global tech movement to combat the coronavirus

The European Commission is supporting the Global Hack, an online hackathon, organised by Accelerate Estonia, Garage48, Guaana with the support of Devpost. The Hackathon is designed to share and rapidly develop ideas for the urgently needed solutions in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Hack...
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EACP: Teaming Up against Covid-19

In the article published on April 2nd on the network's website, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership informs on the actions taken to ease exchange and cooperation among its members under the current Covid-19 crisis. "EACP initiated different channels as #membersupport and #nationalperspectives...
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Questions and answers on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus: New actions to mobilise essential investments and resources

The European Commission has published a Q&A on the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+), covering topics like the facilitation of EU-funded investments, measures to alleviate the impact on the most deprived, and the support of the seafood sector, farmers and rural areas. The CRII+...
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European Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of medical equipment from non-EU countries

The European Commission has approved requests from Member States and the UK to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices, and protective equipment, from third countries in order to help in the fight against coronavirus. This will make it easier financially to get the...
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30 national measures adopted under the Temporary Framework for State Aid measures of the European Commission

On 19 March 2020 the European Commission has adopted a Temporary Framework for State Aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak. The Temporary Framework provides for five types of aid which can be granted by Member States: Direct grants, selective tax advantages and advance...
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In force from today 1 April: EUR 37 billion from EU Funds available for national governments to help SMEs pay salaries and bills, buy medical supplies and have liquidity

As part of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII), the European Commission proposal to mobilise €37 billion from EU Funds to support Member States in countering the COVID19 crisis as adopted by the European Union Council enters into force on 1 April 2020. Please find more details here...
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European Commission: How can public buyers make fast and efficient purchases during coronavirus crisis? EU guidelines here

The European Commission has made available guidance on how to use all the flexibilities offered by the EU public procurement framework in the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance outlines the options and flexibilities provided by the EU legislation and provides an...
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Member States: Schengen restrictions on land, air and sea borders

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed many Member States to reintroduce border controls at internal borders on the grounds of an immediate threat to public policy. Member States must notify the Commission and the other Member States before taking action, specifying the reasons, scope and duration of...
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Lithuanian industrial clusters support their businesses while facing a crisis

Businesses start counting huge losses due to the restrictions announced in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic internationally. Large, medium-sized and small Lithuanian enterprises have already been hit by the crisis as well. If companies were hesitating to benefit from clustering so far, the...
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European Commission: Guidance for the production of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), leave-on hand cleaners and hand disinfectants and 3D printing

In the context of the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has issued guidance for the production of: 1) masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE): https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/40521 2) leave-on hand cleaners and hand disinfectants: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom...
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Covid19. A perspective from Lombardy

We share with you the presentation made today by Ilaria Massari, General Manager REI - Reindustria Innovazione during one of the daily meetings of the group “European Alliance Against Coronavirus” organized by the European Clusters Alliance. Find out more about the Covid19 situation in Lombardy...
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CEBR COVID crisis webinar

Thursday March 26th 2020 12:00 - 13:00 (CET) The Council of European BioRegions will hold an "Open Mic" webinar tomorrow, open for members and non-members, to discuss and share on how lifesciences clusters and ecosystems are supporting with concrete measures the current COVID situation. Concrete...