Friday, 28 December 2018
Latvia will shortly receive a total amount of €17.7 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission's proposal by Parliament and Council. The money will be used to help the country deal with damages caused by the flooding disaster that took place in 2017. In particular, it will cover some of the costs of restoration of essential infrastructure and public buildings, clean-up operations and securing protecting dams.
The vision of therapeutic cancer vaccines is to effectively target and destroy all tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The GAPVAC project was funded by the European Commission. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer, unfortunately with only limited therapeutic options and only very poor prognosis. Thus, there is an urgent medical need for new therapeutic approaches. Previous experience in first vaccination trials has indicated encouraging immune responses to vaccinations in these patients.
Every day, unsung heroes all over Europe join forces to make the EU a safer, more sustainable and inclusive place to live. One of the recently featured storieshighlights the efforts made in the Danube Region to save the sturgeons and to support the communities relying on these fish species, central to their culture and livelihoods.
Science and technology touch almost every part of our daily lives. The food we eat, the medicines we take and healthcare we receive, transport, communications, protecting our environment, how we work and how we play: the list is endless! This is why each year the European Union is helping scientists, researchers and innovators from across Europe to work together. Because by working together we can achieve more. Today, the EU is funding thousands of active projects involving scientists, technologists and engineers.
Thursday, 27 December 2018
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
The ‘Dobrote Dolenjske’ collective trademark has been granted to over 200 locally sourced products and handicrafts from the Dolenjska region in Slovenia. This success is set to expand even further thanks to ERDF funding. The beneficiary of ERDF funding, the Sustainable Development Society of Temeniška and Mirnska Dolina, is a social company with 10 employees, half of whom are disabled.
€71 million from Cohesion Policy funds will finance better equipped and more accessible emergency healthcare services in Bulgaria. With this new EU-funded project, 237 emergency care facilities throughout the country will have improved infrastructure and emergency rooms with state-of-the-art medical equipment. The EU will also co-finance the purchase of 400 new ambulances.
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018
The families of the missing need us to understand the nature of their struggle. We must listen and we must act.The EU funds a programme focusing on Syria, the Middle East and Northern Africa on a wide range of activities, including the collection of personal data from families of the missing. This programme is an important step toward establishing an effective search process.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
"Promoting the shift of freight transport from road to rail is one of many measures that Europe needs to take to help improve reduce our environmental footprint. The German aid scheme does exactly that."- EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. The European Commission has approved €350 million to promote the shift of freight traffic from road to rail. The scheme will lower road congestion and CO2 emissions.
Monday, 10 December 2018
Sunday, 9 December 2018
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Patients with a rare disease often suffer unnecessarily and die prematurely. We need to do much more to develop effective treatments and improve diagnosis. This partnership shows how we can pool Horizon 2020 funding and resources from EU Member States and beyond in order to save lives and protect people.