Monday, 3 August 2020

Coronavirus global response: EU sends assistance to Kenya, Bangladesh, Ecuador and El Salvador

EU's Security Union Strategy

Security is not only the basis for personal safety, it also provides the foundation for confidence in our economy, our society and our democracy.

5G and the coronavirus: the one myth we’ve all heard of

5G does not cause the coronavirus. But how exactly does 5G work?

Why tracking cohesion investments by type of territory?

Cohesion policy programming takes place in different territorial contexts. In order to better understand these contexts, programmes are asked to provide information on the "territorial dimension" in the planning phase and, annually, in implementation.

Why the EU cares about ‘forever chemicals’ and why you should too

You may never have heard of them, but there is no doubt that you have been in contact with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances – PFAS for short. They are manufactured chemicals and are so widely used by industry and to produce consumer products that they have been discovered in rain water, drinking water, ground water and, some of them according to biomonitoring studies, also in the blood of European and American citizens.

Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Iraq and new funding

Connected even in distance, regions stronger working together

The European Commission have launched an expression of interest call to support local economies during this difficult period.

NextGenerationEU is a signal of solidarity and willingness to reform: Von der Leyen

See what Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said in her address at the European Parliament speaking of ‘a new opportunity for our community'.

How well do you know EU pollinators?

Pollinators make it possible for us to eat many of our favourite fruit, vegetables and nuts. Around four in five crop and wild-flower plant species use animal pollination.

EU Security Union Strategy: connecting the dots in a new security ecosystem

In recent years, new, increasingly complex cross-border and cross-sectorial security threats have emerged, highlighting the need for closer cooperation on security at all levels.

EU Humanitarian Air Bridge delivers essential supplies to the most vulnerable

The European Union Humanitarian Air Bridge carries medical equipment, and humanitarian cargo and staff, providing humanitarian assistance where it is needed the most.

An Economy that works for people: Cohesion Policy support for small and medium-sized enterprises

For the 2014-2020 programming period, the European Regional Development Fund is providing over EUR 69 billion of EU budget support to boost innovation and productivity in Europe's enterprises.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Raahe, Finland boosts its tourism offer

With the support of EU funding, a Finnish project is using better marketing and improved cooperation between service providers to attract more tourists to the region.

EU Datathon: Discover the teams behind the apps

Discover our #EUdatathon 🏆 teams this year in a 12-part video series every Thursday starting TODAY: ’The teams behind the apps’. Today we spotlight the team 👨‍💻👩‍💻👨‍💻👩‍💻 ’2Think’ that are creating an app called ’Citizen Journey’. Meet the team and discover their project. Action 🎬!

Arctic policy: EU opens consultation on the future approach

Climate change is dramatically transforming the region, and increasing its geopolitical importance.

European Structural and Investment Funds

Cohesion Policy targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and improve citizens’ quality of life.

Remarks by President von der Leyen following the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July

In the history of the EU, this is an all-time record for a new budgetary instrument. Europe has the courage and imagination to think big!

European innovation scoreboard

The 2020 edition of the innovation scoreboard highlights that the EU's innovation performance continues to increase at a steady pace. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012.

Yes! The EU supports cultural heritage

In the period 2014-2020 support to culture and heritage is mainly through actions funding the protection, development and promotion of public cultural actions. Around EUR 4.7 billion is planned under the ERDF primarily with a view to creating local jobs in the running of such heritage sites and attracting visitors to the specific cities or localities.

10 species the EU helps protect with LIFE programme

It began in 1992 with 731 projects, and has now contributed to over 5,400 projects across the EU and even beyond.

What’s next for the future of our oceans?

Ocean governance concerns the international and regional processes, agreements, rules and institutions that allow the international community to coordinate and work together for conservation and sustainable use at sea, where challenges cannot be tackled by one country alone.

Friday, 17 July 2020

EU Humanitarian Air Bridge: helping aid reach the people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

EU Regional Fund support to clean urban transport

EU history in emojis

EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020: 21 entrepreneurs are through to the final

Boosting the EU's green recovery: More than €2 billion investment in 140 transport projects

Preparing the EU for future Coronavirus outbreaks

EUSPA Logo Competition 🎨🖌️

How does Cohesion Policy help making Europe fit for the digital age?

Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Coronavirus: European Commission strengthens preparedness for future outbreaks

It is World Youth Skills Day!

Tracking climate related investments

Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

Next Generation EU: Learning the lessons from the crisis

Commission recommends not granting financial support to companies with links to tax havens


New working paper: Convergence of EU regions redux - Recent trends in regional disparities

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Yes, you can shape Europe!

Ireland’s ‘Go For It’ programme goes virtual to help entrepreneurs

Monday, 13 July 2020

A recovery plan for Europe that strives for a green and digital economy

New EU rules for a fairer online economy

Coronavirus: Cohesion policy support measures for Greece approved in record time

These modifications make €1.14 billion available to address the effects of the coronavirus crisis in the Greek economy through the funding of entrepreneurship support actions.

EU's Cohesion Policy improving health services in the regions

Youth4Regions 2020: application deadline extended

The application deadline for the Youth4Regions 2020 competition is extended until Friday, 17 July, 17:00 CET. If you are interested and meet the conditions for participation, you may apply here. Selected applicants will take part in the Youth4Regions programme for aspiring journalists and will be considered for the Megalizzi - Niedzielski prize.

Women4Cyber: Towards a gender-inclusive cybersecurity community

The European Commission and the European Cybersecurity Organisation teamed up to launch the first online registry of European women in cybersecurity.

24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area

European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU.

Third call for proposals for b-solutions launched, while first compendium published online

b-solutions, an initiative of the EU Commission’s DG REGIO managed by AEBR, offers the opportunity to administrative bodies and cross-border structures to find solutions to legal or administrative obstacles hindering or preventing cross-border cooperation.