CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

European Commission is launching 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 crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for the recovery Read more about CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions[…]

New legislation on sustainable investments

Parliament has adopted new legislation on sustainable investments. It lays down six environmental objectives and allows economic activity to be labelled as environmentally sustainable if it contributes to at least one of the objectives without significantly harming any of the others. The objectives are: climate change mitigation and adaptation; sustainable use and protection of water and Read more about New legislation on sustainable investments[…]

life programme

An investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action. Today’s investment package will contribute towards improving the quality of life for European citizens in five areas: Nature, Water, Air, Waste and Climate Action. The investment covers 10 Read more about An investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon[…]

Nijmegen becomes European Green Capital for 2018

Nijmegen was rewarded for its efforts to become ‘fit for life’ and the ability to lead by example in a number of key environmental areas. Tomorrow the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands will officially become the European Green Capital for 2018. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will hand over Read more about Nijmegen becomes European Green Capital for 2018[…]

Plastic Waste: an European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products are designed, Read more about Plastic Waste: an European strategy to protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries[…]

Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories

Specific Challenge: Digital manufacturing platforms play an increasing role in dealing with competitive pressures and incorporating new technologies, applications and services. Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit Read more about Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories[…]

More than EUR 3 mil. for conversion of captured CO2 – HORIZON 2020 Call

Specific Challenge: Conversion of captured CO2, for example using hydrogen made from renewable energy, to produce fuels is not only a means to replace fossil fuels, but also a promising solution for seasonal energy storage. There are still relevant and significant scientific and technological challenges to be able to exploit the CO2 as a chemical Read more about More than EUR 3 mil. for conversion of captured CO2 – HORIZON 2020 Call[…]