Sunday, 31 December 2017
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 29 December 2017
Thursday, 28 December 2017
The recently adopted Strategic Report on the implementation of the ESI Funds highlights the fact that 2 million projects have been selected for funding since 2014. What kind of projects? Who benefits? Watch the video showcasing project examples in various fields such as low carbon-economy, climate change protection, social inclusion, improving digital services in rural areas and supporting SME's competitiveness.
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Un proyecto financiado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) está intentado minimizar las repercusiones de los aludes en la región transfronteriza de los Pirineos entre Francia y Andorra.El proyecto SAPYRA tiene por objeto mejorar los enlaces de transporte, las comunicaciones y la actividad económica en la zona transfronteriza entre los dos países, en particular centrándose en evitar las notables consecuencias económicas provocadas por aludes catastróficos en la región transfronteriza. Por ejemplo, en enero, un alud bloqueó totalmente la carretera nacional 20 que enlaza Francia con la frontera española durante varios días, lo cual causó destrucción y estragos tanto a los residentes como a los turistas.
The TEMIS project successfully applied innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the medical sector in order to achieve cost efficiencies in healthcare provision – in particular personalised medicine – and thus improve patient care. The project has also been able to establish a durable cross-border cooperation network in southwestern Europe that has the potential to be replicated elsewhere.
Sunday, 24 December 2017
The Strategic Report adopted in December 2017 on the implementation of the ESI Funds highlights the fact that 2 million projects have been selected for funding since 2014. What kind of projects? Who benefits? Watch the video showcasing a project in Bergerac (France) aiming at improving digital services in rural areas.
The Strategic Report adopted in December 2017 on the implementation of the ESI Funds highlights the fact that 2 million projects have been selected for funding since 2014. What kind of projects? Who benefits? Watch the video showcasing a project in Denmark aiming at supporting SMES's competitiveness.
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
Water authorities in Hungary and Serbia embarked on a new assessment of the River Tisza in order to improve river management and flood protection. Working together to analyse the river not only helped collect the latest data, it also brought Serbian river managers on board using the same system as in Hungary, helping to improve cross-border cooperation between water managers. Click on the video below to learn more.
To celebrate the launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we're launching a photo competition on Instagram. The task is to capture Europe's traditions in the festive season. So grab your smartphone and show us what Cultural Heritage means to you around the end of the year – may it be warming recipes, special celebrations or landmarks in the snow.
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
EU Solidarity at work: new report highlights what the EU Solidarity Fund has achieved in 2016nThe report details all the applications for EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) assistance received from EU countries and the amounts of aid paid out during 2016. The Commission received 6 applications following natural disasters and awarded Greece €1.6M in June 2016; Germany €31.4M in Oct 2016; the UK €60M, Cyprus €7.3M and Portugal €4M in January 2017 and Italy €1.2BN in June 2017
Monday, 18 December 2017
The European Commission helps Member States and regions to improve their capacity to invest EU funds for better results
The European Commission helps Member States and regions to improve their capacity to invest EU funds for better results. A brand new tool (an EU Competency Framework and a web-based self-assessment tool) is now available for all public institutions involved in managing the - national coordinating bodies, managing, audit and certifying authorities, joint secretariats and intermediate bodies – in order to identify and address competency gaps and adapt their training strategies.
Saturday, 16 December 2017
The Commission is calling on regions undergoing a period of transition to express their interest in receiving tailor-made support from Europe
The Commission is calling on regions undergoing a period of transition to express their interest in receiving tailor-made support from Europe in order to build robust economies and modernise their industries. The Commission had already selected five regions to benefit from this EU support. As many applications were received, the Commission decided to renew the call, with a similar budget of €2.5 million to provide expertise and support to five other regions to develop and implement their own economic transformation strategies based on their "smart specialisation” assets.
Mons développe le tourisme d’affaire avec le Micx, Centre de Congrès tout proche de la nouvelle gare. Le Fonds européen de développement régional (FEDER) y a contribué avec presque 13 millions d'euros. Cet édifice et d'autres comme le musée BAM, ARSONIC ou le musée du Doudou dynamisent la ville - capitale européenne de la culture en 2015. Pour le business ou la culture la ville de Mons vaut une visite!
Call for innovative projects: up to €100 million of EU funds made available to cities. Cities are invited to apply here until April 2018 to get EU funding under the 3rd "Urban Innovative Actions" call for creative projects in the following areas: adaptation to climate change, air quality, housing and jobs and skills for the local economy.
Friday, 15 December 2017
Thursday, 14 December 2017
ESI Funds: already €278 billion delivered to Europe’s real economy. By October 2017, almost half of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds' budget for 2014-2020 had been committed to concrete projects. By the end of 2016, almost 793,500 businesses had received support from the funds, creating an estimated 154,000 new jobs.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Monday, 11 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
European Solidarity Corps celebrates its first year ! Opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. Read the testimonials of over 50 young europeans who joined this initiative as Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY).
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Friday, 8 December 2017
Do you want to regularly see pictures of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker institutional meetings?
You buy a new bicycle from another EU country, you can have it delivered at your home without paying any customs duties
URBIS: instrument qui aidera les villes à concevoir, à planifier et à mettre en œuvre leurs stratégies d'investissement et leurs projets
La Commission européenne et la Banque européenne d'investissement présentent un nouveau service de conseil pour aider les villes à planifier les investissements: "URBIS". Cet instrument aidera les villes à concevoir, à planifier et à mettre en œuvre leurs stratégies d'investissement et leurs projets.
URBIS: it will help cities plan investments to support their own urban development strategies and get easier access to finance
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Check out European Commission's proposals on further steps towards completing the Economic and Monetary Union. http://ec.smh.re/DVx
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Monday, 4 December 2017
What was #EUdatathon2017 all about? Who won? What use are hackathons? Can business get something from them too? What is the EU Open Data Portal and how can it help? See our clip, discover the finalists and their applications and start thinking about the data you could use for next year's EU datathon!
Friday, 1 December 2017
There are ways to make the EU Common Agricultural Policy more flexible, fair and sustainable. Read below European Commission's position on the future of food and farming. http://ec.smh.re/DEm
The Urban Innovative Actions' third call, dedicated to Air quality, Adaptation to climate change, Housing, Jobs & Skills in the local economy, will be launched in December 2017. Registrations are open for the first two applicant seminars in Bucharest (11 January 2018) and in Zagreb (23 January 2018).
Are you happy living in the EU? 78% of Europeans say YES! In all EU countries, more than 50% of Europeans are happy to live in the European Union. Source: Eurobarometer, November 2017. http://ec.smh.re/DEj
A true success story of EU funding: 'BERAS' (Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society) project 'BERAS' developed techniques in transforming food systems that were picked up by the United Nations and have now worldwide effects! http://ec.smh.re/DEh
From 1 December all Romanian and Bulgarian citizens are able to enjoy visa-free travel to Canada. European Commission's diplomatic efforts and patient work with Canadian partners bear fruits. http://ec.smh.re/DEg
President Juncker tells Deutsche Welle ahead of the EU–African Union Summit: "Africa has always been a part of our European history. Solidarity must touch on all areas of international life and our AU-EU cooperation." http://ec.smh.re/DEe
The European Commission joined forces with the OECD and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and analysed the state of health in each EU country. Click to read the report's key findings. http://ec.smh.re/DEK
The European Commission will create rescEU, a reserve of civil protection capabilities such as aerial forest fighting planes, special water pumps, field hospitals and emergency medical teams. Click to learn more. http://ec.smh.re/DEJ
What is the European Semester? What does today's package include? http://ec.smh.re/DEI
Jean-Claude Juncker en El Pais: "Hay que decir adiós a la austeridad, quizá el mayor error europeo en la crisis. Hay que introducir una línea presupuestaria para apoyar el euro cuando vengan malos tiempos, crear un ministro de Finanzas del euro, completar la unión bancaria con un fondo de garantía de depósitos mutualizado para mejorar la solidaridad".
New "EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade" award acknowledges the importance of EU cities as the focal point of fair and ethical trade. It aims to recognize and celebrate cities’ achievements and positive impact in the area of social, economic and environmental sustainability in international trade.
"Saisir sa chance avec l'Europe". Vous-même ou vos enfants se posent des questions sur leur parcours scolaire et professionnel local ou dans un contexte européen ? Inscrivez les pour participer au dialogue citoyen avec Marc Lemaitre Directeur général de la politique région et urbaine à la Commission européenne et Louis Aloccio, Président de l’E2C à Marseille le 28/11 ! http://ec.smh.re/DDr
Komisja Europejska wpisała kiełbasę piaszczańską do rejestru chronionych przez UE oznaczeń geograficznych żywności. Nazwa specjału pochodzi od Piasków Wielkich, starożytnej wsi na terenie Krakowa. Legenda datuje początki jej produkcji na czasy Kazimierza Wielkiego. Przez wieki była dostarczana na dwór królewski na Wawelu. Produkowana jest głównie z grubo siekanych szynek oraz schabu wieprzowego, peklowanych w wywarze z ziół, w tym jałowca, a następnie wędzona w dymie ze spalania drewna z buków, olch i dębów. http://ec.smh.re/DDo
Präsident Juncker: „Dies ist ein entscheidender Moment für Europa. Unsere Union ist im Grunde schon immer ein soziales Projekt gewesen. Sie ist mehr als nur ein Binnenmarkt, es geht um mehr als Geld, um mehr als den Euro. Es geht um unsere Werte und um die Art, wie wir leben wollen." http://ec.smh.re/DDE
At first glance, farming might not seem the most technically advanced profession: the image of the farmer toiling on the land remains the most persistent, and for many people, farm technology begins and ends with a tractor. But the reality is far from this, and the agri-food sector is just like any other profession in seeking to take advantage of the benefits that modern technology can bring.