Research and innovation network of governmental users of secure satellite communications

Specific Challenge: Satellite communications is an important tool for public authorities active in domains such as border surveillance and management, crisis and disaster management, detecting and monitoring forest fires, monitoring and controlling illegal activities, protection of critical infrastructures, and humanitarian aid. This is particularly the case when ground-based communication links are damaged (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes), Read more about Research and innovation network of governmental users of secure satellite communications[…]

Agencies’ use of grants: not always appropriate or demonstrably effective

EFSA conducted a robust ex ante evaluation of its grant and procurement projects (Box 2), uses a guidance scheme to assist management in deciding upon the most appropriate funding mechanism and has made use of simplified cost options where appropriate. The verification procedures for financial grants implementation were further enhanced in spring 2015. For the Read more about Agencies’ use of grants: not always appropriate or demonstrably effective[…]