EU budget for the period 2021-2027

The European Commission welcomes the Council decision to adopt the next long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027, which is the final step in the adoption process. With this decision, all the conditions have now been fulfilled for the next multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 to be in place as of 1 January 2021. As Read more about EU budget for the period 2021-2027[…]

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LIFE programme: over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects

The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects. This EU funding will trigger total investments of nearly €590 million to help meet these projects’ ambitious goals for environment, nature, and climate action. This amount represents a 37% rise compared to last year. Read more about LIFE programme: over €280 million in EU funding for environment, nature and climate action projects[…]

€1.8 trillion package to help build greener, more digital and more resilient Europe

The European Commission has welcomed the agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on Europe’s next long-term budget and NextGenerationEU, the temporary recovery instrument. Once adopted, the package of a total of €1.8 trillion will be the largest package ever financed through the EU budget. It will help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Read more about €1.8 trillion package to help build greener, more digital and more resilient Europe[…]

SME funding from ERDF – currently under the auditors’ microscope

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has launched a new audit to examine whether EU funding for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is helping to make them more competitive and future-proof. The auditors will assess whether the European Commission’s support from the European regional development fund (ERDF) is ensuring lasting competitive gains for start-ups Read more about SME funding from ERDF – currently under the auditors’ microscope[…]

Digitalisation of European industry is progressing unevenly

Europe is not fully benefitting from advanced technologies to innovate and remain competitive. In 2016, the European Commission launched the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative to boost the digitalisation of EU businesses. Despite the Commission’s efforts to support national authorities, progress of the initiative has been uneven among the Member States, according to a new Read more about Digitalisation of European industry is progressing unevenly[…]

€1 billion in innovative clean technology projects

The Commission is launching today the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund , one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU’s Emissions Trading System. The Innovation Fund will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, Read more about €1 billion in innovative clean technology projects[…]

NEW €5.6 MILLION FUND AND SUPORTING PROGRAMME TO EMPOWER DATA PORTABILITY INNOVATORS

ARE YOU AN INTERNET INNOVATOR READY TO TACKLE THE DATA PORTABILITY CHALLENGES? JOIN DAPSI PROGRAMME AND GET UP TO €150K, TECHNICAL & BUSINESS SUPPORT, AND ACCESS TO TOP INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN The Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI) has a €5.6 Million fund to empower internet innovators, to develop new solutions in the Data Read more about NEW €5.6 MILLION FUND AND SUPORTING PROGRAMME TO EMPOWER DATA PORTABILITY INNOVATORS[…]

Sustainable Urban Mobility in the EU

Six years after the European Commission called for a step-change, there is no clear indication that EU cities are fundamentally changing their approaches to moving people around cities and shifting urban traffic to more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transport, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). In particular, there Read more about Sustainable Urban Mobility in the EU[…]

New cooperation programmes worth €389 million in support of the Kingdom of Morocco

The European Commission is today adopting new cooperation programmes worth €389 million in support of the Kingdom of Morocco, in order to support reforms, inclusive development and border management and work towards developing a ‘Euro-Moroccan partnership for shared prosperity’. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Read more about New cooperation programmes worth €389 million in support of the Kingdom of Morocco[…]

The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities

The Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities, in cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery and use EU funding for projects that benefit the whole urban Read more about The European Commission launches two projects to support cooperation and innovation in Romanian regions and cities[…]

SMEs in Europe experience great difficulty in exploiting innovations born of scientific research

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU’s innovation support scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups. In particular, the auditors will assess the relevance and effectiveness of the ‘SME instrument’, launched in 2014. They will also examine whether the European Commission has addressed the challenges facing SMEs with a Read more about SMEs in Europe experience great difficulty in exploiting innovations born of scientific research[…]

€500 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure

Following the adoption of the 2018 CEF Energy Work Programme in March 2018, the second call for energy proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for 2018 has opened today. The European Commission will release €500 million of funding for energy infrastructure projects that plan to strengthen the EU’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply, Read more about €500 million EU funding available for cross-border energy infrastructure[…]