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13/08/2021

New EU report on agri-food published

The European Commission has published its latest report on the short-term prospects of EU agricultural markets. With significant progress in the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 across the EU, catering services have been reopened and travel restrictions have been gradually lifted. This should have a positive impact on tourism this summer [...]
13/08/2021

Horizon’s projects against Covid

Within Horizon Europe, the largest European research and innovation programme (2021-2027), the Commission has selected 11 new projects worth €120 million to support and enable urgent research on coronavirus and its variants. This funding is one of the many research and innovation actions undertaken to combat coronavirus and contributes to [...]
13/08/2021

G20 commitments on sustainable finance

G20 Environment, reunited in Naples, has approved a "Communiqué" with the strategies to apply with regards to sustainable finance, marine litter, a net of Unesco environmental experts (a network which was wanted by Italy), an appeal for the protection and the restoration of the degraded soils, a sustainable water management, [...]
13/08/2021

European Research Area takes shape

On 16 July 2021, with the adoption by the European Commission of the proposal for a Council recommendation for a "Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe", the European Research Area (ERA) began to take shape. The Pact defines priority and shared areas in which EU countries will have to [...]
13/08/2021

ECB, technical tests of Community digital currency

The ECB has launched technical tests for a Community digital currency. The Governing Council of the European Central Bank has started the analysis phase of the project for a digital euro. The 24-months analysis phase will address key issues related to the definition of technical characteristics and distribution. A digital [...]
31/07/2021

The EU commission kicks off the European Fund for the defence industry

Yesterday the Commission adopted a package of decisions to support the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU defence industry. The adoption of the first annual work programme of the European Defence Fund (EDF) paves the way for the immediate launch of 23 calls for proposals totalling 1.2 billion euros [...]
31/07/2021

Programming, the opportunities of Horizon Europe

The European Commission recently adopted the Horizon Europe programme, which will invest 14.7 billion euros in 2021-2022 to accelerate the green and digital transition of Member States. Funding will be used on a number of objectives: to support European researchers with scholarships, training courses and exchanges; to build more connected [...]
31/07/2021

New EU platform on digital skills and ICT professions

The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform, a single point of access for the collection of high-quality information and resources on digital skills and ICT professions across Europe, has been online for a few weeks. It is an initiative of the European Union and brings together the entire community of coalitions [...]
31/07/2021

How the Green Pass works

Italy starts the Covid-19 Green Certification that attests either the vaccination against Sars-Cov2, or the negative result of an antigenic or molecular swab carried out in the last 48 hours, or the recovery from the infection. The free document, in digital and printable format, facilitates in our country the participation [...]