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Extra €200m for Erasmus+ projects in 2020

The European Commission has approved an additional €200 million of funding under its Erasmus+ programme this year in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has had a disruptive impact on education and training, with new ways of teaching and learning requiring innovative, creative and...
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European Commission seeks views on Horizon Europe First Strategic Plan 2021-2024

The European Commission is seeking views on the strategy and direction of it's investment in research an innovation in a new survey. Horizon Europe, the ninth European Research and Innovation Framework programme (2021-2027), is the key instrument of the European Union (EU) for supporting research...
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Commission reveals plans to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives. The action plan looks at the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce...
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Have your say on European Union innovation and research missions

The European Commission has opened a call for ideas seeking feedback and suggestions from the public on how to adapt to climate change, fight cancer, build climate-neutral and smart cities and ensure healthy oceans, soils and food. The collected ideas will feed into the design of the new Missions...
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EU COVID-19 recovery budget for 2021 to 2027

The European Commission announced the mobilisation of research & innovation projects to foster a sustainable societal transition under a European Green Deal call. The projects under this call are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation...
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Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) website launched

The new website for the European Commission's Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project is now live. The ATI initiative aims to analyse and systematically monitor the uptake of advanced technologies by industry across the European Union. It will provide policymakers, industry representatives...
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European Capital of Innovation 2020 finalists revealed

Twelve cities from nine countries have reached the final stage of the contest to become the European Capital of Innovation 2020. Funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s (EU) research and innovation programme, the prize recognises the European cities that develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to...
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Coronavirus: European Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

The European Commission has launched a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the...
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ECCP Webinar - The Covid-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies

On 23 July 2020 the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosted a webinar which examined the role that clusters can play in strategies to help recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was run by the European Commission with contributions from the European Clusters Alliance (ECA)...
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A roadmap for the Intellectual Property action plan

The European Commission has now published a roadmap on the Intellectual Property (IP) action plan in order to effectively protect and manage the intellectual property of its citizens. The European Union is fighting to assume leadership in key industrial areas, improve the resilience in of its e...
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New EU rules and guidance for a fairer online economy

The European Commission has published a set of resources to help traders, online platforms and search engines get the most out of the newly introduced Platform to Business rules. In addition, three progress reports prepared by the expert group for the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy are...
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Ambitious five-year plan to upskill Europe's workforce is set out

Ambitious plans have been laid out by the European Commission for the upskilling and reskilling of the continent's workforce during the next five years. The European Skills Agenda sets out 12 actions focused on creating skills for jobs through collaboration between Member States, companies and...