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14/06/2021

Research and innovation, the new EU approach

The EU Commission has implemented new measures on the global approach towards research and innovation, which will be Europe’s strategy for international cooperation in a changing world. With it, the EU intends to take a leading role in supporting international research and innovation partnerships and provide innovative solutions to make [...]
14/06/2021

NextGenerationEU, 80 billion euros bond issue

Following the approval of the new regulation concerning all EU Member States’ resources, the Commission can now start to raise funds to finance Europe’s recovery through NextGenerationEU. To this end, the European Commission today announced that in 2021 it plans to issue long-term bonds worth approximately 80 billion euros, which [...]
14/06/2021

Green Deal, Europe relaunches "blue" economy

The European Commission has proposed a new approach to a sustainable blue economy in the EU for industries and sectors related to the oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is crucial to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and to ensuring a green and inclusive recovery [...]
14/06/2021

European Green Deal: how to eliminate air, water and soil pollution

The European Commission has adopted the EU Action Plan: "Eliminating air, water and soil pollution" - one of the main objectives of the European Green Deal and the central theme of this year’s EU Green Week. The plan defines an integrated vision for 2050: a world in which pollution is [...]
14/06/2021

EU, new code of conduct on intellectual property

The EU is moving towards a new code of conduct for the intelligent use of intellectual property. The European Commission has promised to update by 2022 the guiding principles for the valorisation of knowledge in order to achieve various objectives in the context of the development of the European Research [...]
14/06/2021

EU, green light for the Cohesion package

The Council of the European Union has given the final green light to the adoption of the 330 billion euros cohesion package for the financial period 2021-2027. The package consists of a set of regulations governing the Structural and Investment Funds for the financing of regional and local projects aimed [...]
14/06/2021

Cultural enterprises, Creative Europe programmes

The European Commission has launched new actions in support of the cultural and creative sectors in Europe and in the rest of the world, following the adoption of the work programme for the first year of the Creative Europe 2021-2027 programme. In 2021, Creative Europe will allocate an unprecedented budget [...]
14/06/2021

Copyright, the new European standards

The deadline for Member States to adopt the new EU rules on copyright into national law has now expired. The new copyright directive protects creativity in the digital age, with concrete benefits for citizens, creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators and cultural heritage institutions across the EU. At the same [...]
13/05/2021

The Parliament approves revolutionary research programme: Horizon Europe

The European Parliament launches the Horizon Europe research programme 2021-2027, which will help EU health systems to prepare for future pandemics and industry to achieve decarbonisation and stimulate innovation. Horizon Europe includes the largest budget for digital research and digitisation ever decided by the EU. The programme provides short and [...]
13/05/2021

Horizon Europe takes the field for research on COVID-19 variants

The Commission is allocating 123 million euros from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research on coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe is in addition to a number of EU-funded research and innovation actions to combat coronavirus and contributes to the Commission’s [...]