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GDPR Temperature Tool: a new free resource for European SMEs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. Almost three years later, however, many businesses are still unclear on how at risk they are to GDPR-related sanctions. The vast majority of business leaders believe that it is essential to comply with the GDPR, especially as...
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Doing business with Canada in 2021

Is your company looking to expand its business outside of the European Union? Then Canada is a great consideration, and has always been a natural ally for the EU. EU-Canada trade and economic activity is boosted by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is not only one of the...
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EU and Mexico conclude negotiations for new trade agreement

Advancing to the signature and ratification of the new trade agreement between the European Union and Mexico, the parties agreed on April 28th on the exact scope of the reciprocal opening of public procurement markets and a high level of predictability and transparency in public procurement...
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2019 Taiwan-EU Cluster Cooperation: Successful Stories Sharing Seminar

"2019 Taiwan-EU Cluster Cooperation: Successful Stories Sharing Seminar” was held on October 9, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was organized by Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI). There were around 17 participants including 10 Taiwanese clusters representatives. CNFI has invited Mr...
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Report: Cluster programmes in Europe and beyond

How do European countries and regions support cluster activities? What are the main objectives, measures and target groups of cluster programmes? What do cluster policies in other parts of the world focus on? These and other questions are answered by the analyses of the European Observatory for...
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Overview of the European cluster initiatives organised by the EU

Are you interested to learn more about what clusters can do for your business? Would you like to learn what the EU does to support clusters? Watch this interesting video presenting an overview of the Cluster Initiatives organised by the European Union: [video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G0...
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Taiwan-EU Cluster Cooperation: Successful Stories Sharing Seminar

“Taiwan-EU Cluster Cooperation: Successful Stories Sharing Seminar” was held on November 15 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was organized by Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI). There were around 25 participants including 12 Taiwanese clusters representatives. CNFI has invited Mr. Kuang-Han Ke...
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Blue Economy call: €18.7 million available for funding

Deadline: 31/01/2019 The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call of a total budget of €18,7 million. The call focuses on 3 topics: Blue Labs (Topic 1), Blue Careers (Topic 2) and Blue Economy (Topic 3). You can receive up to 80% co-financing for you project (65% for Blue Economy...
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"Made in the EU" Smart Specialisation inspires the world

The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. The JRC organised in Seville on 25 September 2019 the first global meeting of Smart Specialisation experts from five continents to discuss this participatory approach to economic...
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EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade

The European Union and Mexico reached on 21 April 2018 a new agreement on trade, part of a broader, modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement. Practically all trade in goods between the EU and Mexico will now be duty-free, including in the agricultural sector. Simpler customs procedures will further...
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High-level mission to the U.S. and cluster matchmaking event: opening research and innovation collaboration opportunities for European clusters and their members!

High-level mission to the U.S. and cluster matchmaking event: opening research and innovation collaboration opportunities for European clusters and their members! From the 15th to the 19th of May 2017, a delegation visit of 19 European cluster organisations from 10 EU countries to the United States...
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EU Cluster Matchmaking Event: New Opportunities for European Cross-Sectoral Collaboration and Growth

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 30 November 2016: With 114 clusters from 21 European countries and over 500 face-to-made meetings this was the biggest ever ECCP Cluster Matchmaking Event. With over 500 bilateral meetings between EU clusters, the ECCP matchmaking event has clearly met the expectations of...