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The EU introduces the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism to help achieve climate neutrality

To reach the EU’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent, the economy must transform and adapt. The European Commission’s EU Green Deal presents a plan to make the economy more sustainable by turning environmental challenges into opportunities. Considering this, the industrial sector...
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New Horizon IP Scan Service to support EU start-ups and SMEs

Is your organisation working in a EIC Pathfinder project? Or working on a research and innovation (R&I) project? Horizon IP Scan Service, a new and free IP advisory service, has been launched by the European Commission. It is designed to support European start-ups and small to medium-sized...
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New resources available under Science for Environment Policy

Does your company work in Circular Economy or Resource Efficiency? New resources are available for you to explore under the Science for Environment Policy (SfEP)! The SfEP is a free news and information service, aiming to help stakeholders and policy-makers stay informed with the latest...
Calls

METABUILDING's GROW and HARVEST call now open

METABUILDING’s GROW/HARVEST call is now open! The call aims at stimulating the cross-sectoral collaboration of SMEs in the framework of innovative projects with a grant of up to €60,000 per project. The collaborative projects should help SMEs to learn from what is going on in other sectors and to...
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Call for experts on Green Transition

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is looking for experts to support European clusters as part of the ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility. This new initiative will enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by...
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Supporting ECCP clusters to go green

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will launch in 2021 the new ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility to enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by resource efficiency advisors. In this Facility, selected clusters will...
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AfriAlliance: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Social innovation in water and climate change in Africa"

The increasing manifestations of Climate Change on the African continent present many challenges for African stakeholders. This requires novel and holistic approaches in order to deal with the impacts on water resources and society. One such approach is social innovation - tackling societal, water...
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€318 mln available for new environment and resources projects

The 2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" opened on November 12th, 2019, making available €318 mln EUR for projects in the field of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials...
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EREK report — The implementation of the circular economy in Europe: Perspectives of EU industry cluster managers and regional policymakers

In the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the European Commission defines circular economy as follows: “In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a...
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2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call for proposals

Deadline: 24 April 2019 at 17:00:00 Brussels time The 2019 CEF Transport Call for Proposals was published on 5 December 2018 and was opened for applications on 8 January 2019. The call makes €100 million of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector. The call supports...
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Strength in clusters

The concept of clusters has proved effective in the European Union as a way of bringing researchers and companies – especially smaller companies – together to explore approaches to resource efficiency. SMEs in particular can dramatically enhance their operations by working in clusters. In EU...
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WORKSHOP #5: EREK held its fifth workshop in Vienna - SMEs, Clusters and Circularity

The European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre held its latest workshop in Vienna, Austria, on the topic of SMEs, circularity and Cluster organisations on Monday the 22nd of October. The workshop was co-hosted by Business Upper Austria and Interreg-Project “Moveco”. The event was well-attended...