Saturday, 21 July 2018
Acellere is developing an AI-based intelligent software analytics platform, Gamma, which will improve software quality and productivity by identifying, prioritising and fixing hotspots in the code. The platform uses over 30 algorithms based on advanced software engineering and machine learning that Acellere has invented. They already work with some of the largest companies in autonomous cars, banking and real-time geophysics systems.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Learn more about Ecoduna, one of the many projects submitted to the European Investment Project Portal
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Do you have an idea about how to tackle a challenge facing Europe? Do you feel that your voice alone is not loud enough to be heard? With the European Citizens’ Initiative, you can join other Europeans, to make and support concrete proposals in areas of the European Commission’s powers. Take the Initiative!
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
This publication is a 3-part guide to the European Union (EU) and what it does: The first section explains in brief what the European Union is. The second section, ‘What the European Union does’, describes what the EU is doing in 35 different areas to improve the lives of people in Europe and further afield. The third section, ‘How the European Union makes decisions and takes action’, describes the institutions at the heart of the EU’s decision-making process and how their decisions are translated into actions.
What is in it for you? A paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission! You will receive a monthly grant of 1,176.83 € and reimbursement of travel expenses. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available. If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.
Friday, 13 July 2018
Two recent reports published by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) strengthen the case for the Commission's approach in tackling the obstacles that hinders the competitiveness of catching up regions and why they have not yet reached the expected levels of growth and income for the EU.
On 24 May 2018, the European Commission’s DG Regional and Urban Policy organised a conference in Brussels on "Good #Governance for #CohesionPolicy". The event was held under the political leadership of the Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu and featured a number of high-level speakers from Member States, EU institutions and other international organisations. Here you can find all recordings and presentations from the speakers.
Single Market: a reality for citizens and businesses who want to work, travel, shop, invest or do business across borders
EU-funded research has revealed an increased urgency to protect the diversity of animals, showing they play a much larger and more intricate role in the dispersal of plant seeds than previously thought. This is important for maintaining our global environment.
Seeds can reach isolated places such as far off islands with the help of animals or by wind and sea currents, creating ecosystems vital to the planet. With increasing numbers of animals becoming extinct, we need to better understand how these changes to fauna are affecting the global flora.
The EU-funded SEEDS project addressed this by mapping out the intricate relationships between many plants and the animals that carry their seeds. It focused on how seeds initially got from mainland areas to isolated islands and also on how plants are moved around by animals.
Through laboratory experiments, it showed that birds and sea currents are the two most likely transporters of many different types of seeds. The project also identified links between specific birds and specific seeds, enabling researchers to model what would happen to the environment if a particular bird species became endangered or extinct.
The project could lead to an increase in sustainability and competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry
Horizon 2020 funded marine scientists are fighting fish parasites in farmed fish by developing new strategies and technologies to prevent their spread and ensure high-quality seafood for consumers.
In Europe alone, fish farming generates EUR 3 billion per year and employs an estimated 80 000 people. But, parasites in farmed fish are causing great losses – just one, the sea louse, costs the EU EUR 300 million annually.
Parasites and related infections can cause significant damage to farmed fish and result in poor growth and high mortality rates, which can seriously hamper production and revenues.
Thursday, 12 July 2018
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of Croatia have set up the Financial Instrument “ESIF Venture Capital Fund”. Thanks to €35 million from the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020, it will invest into risk capital funds targeting local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high growth potential, allowing them to scale up and compete on the global stage.
The Commission has given the green-light for the continuation of a support action aiming to improve regional innovation systems in low-growth and low-income regions in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Croatia. Coordinated by the Commission's department for Regional and Urban policy and the Joint Research Centre, the initiative helps regions tackle bottlenecks to innovation.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
The European Education & Training Expert Panel will assist the Commission in the preparation of the new post-2020 Education and Training cooperation framework. The Panel will reflect on broad challenges facing Europe, and their impact on education and training systems, and will consist of up to 20 members specialised in the societal and technological trends, with a clear understanding for its implications for education and training. Members shall be individuals appointed in a personal capacity and they shall act independently, in the public interest. Experts are invited to submit their application until 27th July 2018.
Monday, 9 July 2018
Friday, 6 July 2018
The result of an international team effort, this robot has the compact shape of a metallic sphere and is stuffed with high-tech electronics. Sixty centimetres in diameter, it's built to withstand the pressure at 500m deep. A robotic explorer can be of an immense value to the mining industry and emergency services. Its developers are planning to use it commercially for a site evaluation service — and they’re already getting calls.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Les feuilles de choux sont préparées en Alsace pour devenir de la «Choucroute d'Alsace» pouvant être servie crue ou cuite. La choucroute est associée à l'Alsace depuis longtemps comme en témoigne par exemple l'étymologie et l'origine du terme choucroute en français, proche du terme alsacien Sürkrüt (sür: qui signifie aigre et krüt: chou). La fermentation naturelle permettait dès le Moyen-âge de conserver le chou durant de longues périodes. Ce légume ainsi cuisiné est ensuite consommé comme une garniture à de nombreux plats dont la fameuse choucroute garnie, accompagnée de saucisses, pommes de terre et lard. De nombreux villages organisent chaque automne leurs fêtes de la «Choucroute d'Alsace». Cette nouvelle appellation va rejoindre plus de 1430 produits déjà protégés dont la liste est disponible dans la base de données DOOR. Pour plus d'informations, voir aussi les pages sur la politique de qualité.
A Comissão e o Banco Mundial publicam hoje Doing Business na União Europeia, um novo relatório que identifica os apoios e as dificuldades que os empresários encontram na criação e expansão de empresas em 25 cidades na Croácia, República Checa, Portugal e Eslováquia. O relatório identifica soluções para melhorar o enquadramento empresarial e poupar às empresas tempo e custos, em cinco domínios essenciais: criar uma empresa; tratar de licenças de construção; fazer respeitar contratos; obter ligação à rede de eletricidade; e registar propriedades.
The Commission and the World Bank are publishing Doing Business in the European Union, a new report assessing what supports or hinders entrepreneurs in setting up and expanding businesses in 25 cities in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Slovakia. The report identifies solutions to improve local business environments and save time and costs for companies in 5 key areas: starting a business; dealing with construction permits; enforcing contracts; getting electricity; and registering property.
The DREAM project, based in Austria, close to the Hungarian and Slovakian border, kick-started a series of initiatives supported by EU cohesion policy in line with the priorities of the EU macro-regional strategy for the Danube Region to tame, protect and optimise the use of the Danube river crossing 7 EU member states and 3 candidate countries.
Komisija i Svjetska banka danas su objavile novo izvješće naslovljeno „Poslovanje u Europskoj uniji” u kojem se razmatra što poduzetnicima olakšava ili otežava osnivanje i proširivanje poduzeća u 25 gradova u Hrvatskoj, Češkoj, Portugalu i Slovačkoj. U izvješću se donose rješenja za poboljšanje lokalnih poslovnih okruženja te se navodi kako poduzeća mogu uštedjeti vrijeme i novac u sljedećih pet ključnih područja: osnivanje poduzeća, ishođenje građevinskih dozvola, izvršavanje ugovora, uvođenje električne energije i upis vlasništva.
Komisia a Svetová banka dnes zverejňujú novú správu s názvom Podnikanie v Európskej únii (Doing Business in the European Union). Posudzuje sa v nej, čo pomáha alebo naopak bráni podnikateľom pri zakladaní a rozširovaní podnikov v 25 mestách v Chorvátsku, Českej republike, Portugalsku a na Slovensku. V správe sa uvádzajú riešenia v záujme zlepšenia miestneho podnikateľského prostredia a úspory času a nákladov pre spoločnosti v piatich kľúčových oblastiach: založenie podniku, vybavovanie stavebných povolení, vymáhanie plnenia zmlúv, zavedenie elektriny a registrácia majetku.
Komise a Světová banka předkládají řešení, která usnadňují podnikání v EU. U izvješću se donose rješenja za poboljšanje lokalnih poslovnih okruženja te se navodi kako poduzeća mogu uštedjeti vrijeme i novac u sljedećih pet ključnih područja: osnivanje poduzeća, ishođenje građevinskih dozvola, izvršavanje ugovora, uvođenje električne energije i upis vlasništva.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Since accession in 1995, EU cohesion policy has widely supported job creation, innovative business and cooperative research in Austria. For the period 2014-2020 €4.5 billion out of 10.7 have already been delivered in its economy tackling green house gas emission, supporting agriculture competitiveness or aquaculture.
A network of advisers and trained specialists that can give personalised guidance, information and advice to jobseekers and employers
Monday, 2 July 2018
ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public. The 8th edition of ESOF will take place in Toulouse, France, from 9 till 14 July 2018. The European Commission is participating in ESOF 2018. If you are planning to attend the event, please visit the EU booth at the exhibition area, you will ﬁnd out about funding opportunities under ‘Horizon 2020’ and what comes next.
A total of 242 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 30 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €12 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market. Examples of the projects selected include a sensory feedback system for phantom pains, a new technology for micro motors, a control system for e-bikes that extends battery autonomy, a distance communication system for drones and a valuation tool for start-ups based on artificial intelligence.
Get ready and be part of #EUdatathon2018 ! Apply before 15 July with your idea for an #App that will use at least one of the #EUopendata datasets, in one of the four areas and you might win up to 5000 euros per theme:All info is here: https://publications.europa.eu/en/web/eudatathon #competition #opendata
The architectural proposal for the redevelopment of the area revolves around upgrading the dated social housing in particularly deprived areas of Greece. The ERDF-funded project will make a number of improvements to buildings and recreational areas in the districts in question, including the introduction of green spaces, coverage and shrubbery.
The Commission has now published three notes which form the basis of its contribution to the European Council:
On deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, providing an overview of what has already been achieved to strengthen the EMU, where we are now, and the way forward to be discussed at the inclusive Euro Summit on 29 June;
On the next long-term EU budget, recalling the principal features of the Commission's proposal of 2 May 2018 for a modern and fair long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period, and the proposals for the 37 programmes to implement and support the political priorities around which the new budget is built;