Sustainability

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Europe aims for sustainable recovery with the Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Semester Spring Package aims to provide fiscal guidance to EU Member States as they reopen their economies. This guidance will help Member States to make use of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and the NextGenerationEU, the EU’s largest ever stimulus package. Fiscal policy...
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Consultation on EU strategy for sustainable textiles

The European Commission has an open public consultation for clusters and SMEs on the environment and sustainability. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to the consultation. In particular, input is welcome from actors along the textile value chain as well as public authorities...
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DigiCirc launches second open call for Blue Economy solutions

DigiCirc accelerates innovation by identifying cutting-edge circular economy solutions and promoting business development. From 2020–2022, DigiCirc is organising three Accelerator Programmes, with €2.4 million in funding for SMEs in: Circular cities; Blue economy; Bioeconomy. The second open call...
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Transforming the construction ecosystem: Sustainable Building and Renovation

In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 23 March, Océane Peiffer-Smadja from DG GROW gave an update on the Renovation Wave and the Affordable Housing Initiative. As the construction ecosystem was hit hard by the covid crisis, renovation is one of the flagship areas for the recovery...
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European SMEs Road to a Sustainable Recovery

Business leaders and policymakers across the Single Market are starting to outline long-term economic recovery plans as the EU’s vaccine programme increases. The global crisis has caused challenges for industries across ecosystems, however in planning for a sustainable recovery, the Single Market...
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How can plastics be more sustainable?

Thanks to their versatility, plastics have become key materials in strategic sectors such as packaging, building and construction, transportation, renewable energy, medical devices, and even sport products. There are about 60,000 European companies in the plastics industry, mainly SMEs, employing...
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EU Sustainable Energy Week call for sessions opens in April

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a two-month-long series of activities across Europe, which takes place in September and October, promoting secure, clean, and efficient energy. It brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy...
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Cluster supports innovative Lithuanian food manufacturers

Lithuania’s National Food Cluster (NAMŪK) participates in the InoLink project, which is implemented by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) together with the Lithuanian Innovation Center. The project aims to promote merging companies into clusters, increasing the maturity of...
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Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy

The European Commission has set out its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting on the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the EU's openness to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations, as well as renewed focus on...
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Japan’s Green Growth Strategy supports 2050 carbon neutrality

On 25 December Japan launched its Green Growth Strategy which aims to support the 2050 carbon neutrality target. The full document is only available in Japanese, but the EU-Japan Cooperation for Climate has published an English summary of the main elements for a European audience (including...
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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...
Community News

SmartCommunities Conference 2021: Call4Speakers

The Smart Communities Conference is the Italian event dedicated to the promotion of the best innovation solutions for more resilient and intelligent communities, on its first edition it will be focused on the topic Digital Transformation of the Community (“Digital Transformation delle Comunità”)...