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Recap of the Joint Clusters Initiative Euroclusters call Info Day

To implement the updated EU Industrial Strategy, the European Commission launched the  Joint Cluster Initiatives (JCI), also known as ‘Euroclusters’. With a budget of €42 million, Euroclusters will contribute to building resilience and accelerating the transition to a green and digital economy. The...
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EU SPATIAL Project Aims to Create Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The newly adopted Recovery and Resilience Facility has earmarked €134 billion for the EU’s digital transition. Part of this budget will enable the EU to become a global leader in cutting-edge, trustworthy AI. The European approach to artificial intelligence (AI) should help to build a resilient...
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Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS)

Are you a cluster, cluster network or organisation supporting the green and digital transitions helping to build EU resilience? To implement the updated EU Industrial Strategy, the European Commission has launched around 30 cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and trans-European strategic Joint Cluster...
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State of the Union sets out a path for Europe's Digital Decade

The pandemic highlighted the key role that digital technology plays in building a sustainable and prosperous future for the EU. In particular, the crisis exposed the divide between businesses that are digitally capable and those yet to adopt digital solutions. It also showed the gap between urban...
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SMEUnited welcomes Consultation on the 2030 Digital Compass

SMEUnited, an association of crafts and SMEs across Europe, has released a position paper, outlining their comments on the European Commission’s consultation on the 2030 Digital Compass. The Commission had launched a consultation in June 2021 for the 2030 Digital Compass vision, inviting...
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EU uses digital technologies to improve public services and create sustainable business

Digital public services involve using technology to provide services to citizens at a local, regional and national level. The EU is helping public administrations across Europe to transform to digital so all citizens can enjoy the benefits of smart public services. Actions taken so far by the...
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EU budget to help Europe on the road to a green, digital, and resilient future

On 8 June, the European Commission proposed an annual budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, as well as an additional €143.5 billion under NextGenerationEU. The draft budget is part of the EU’s long-term plan, which was adopted at the end of 2020. It seeks to turn key priorities into concrete actions...
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Webinar on the EU Digital Services Act package

In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 23 February, Deborah Behar and Denis Sparas (legal officers at the European Commission’s DG CNECT) presented the new European Digital Services Act package to the alliance. The objective of the Digital Services Act is to modify the rules for...
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Digital Day 2021: EU countries commit to key digital initiatives

The 2021 edition of Europe’s Digital Day marks the fourth anniversary of the Digital Day event. The last edition in 2019 focused on smart and sustainable agriculture, digitising cultural heritage and encouraging women’s participation in the digital and technology sectors. Since then, these...
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Commission supports people working through digital platforms

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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EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion in the green and digital transition

European Partnerships are provided by Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme (2021–2027). Their aim is to accelerate the development and uptake of new innovative solutions across different sectors by mobilising public and private resources, and also to contribute to the...
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Recommendations for cluster policies to boost resilience and foster the green and digital transitions

The European Expert Group on Clusters recently published a recommendation report on how to use clusters to boost the green and digital transitions and resilience. The report contains 15 specific recommendations, along with examples of good practices. It offers ideas for policymakers at European...