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Infographic - EU budget explained: expenditure and contribution by member state

How much does the EU spend in your country and on what? How does it compare to other countries? And where does the money come from? Find out by using our multimedia application, which has been updated with the latest figures from the European Commission's annual financial report for 2015. VISIT WEBSITE


European Fund for Strategic Investments: committee debate

ITRE - 24-02-2017 - 09:11

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will discuss the extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the introduction of technical enhancements for it and for the European Investment Advisory Hub, and the EFSI implementation. This joint debate will be held on 20.02.17 with the participation of Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, Permanent Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Brussels.

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Spain: EIB signs a EUR 50m “Juncker Plan” loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, and Guaguas for new bus rapid transit infrastructure

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, will have a new bus rapid transit system (known locally as MetroGuagua), making it possible to improve public transport in the city with the financial support of the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB Vice-President Román Escolano, Mayor of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Augusto Hidalgo, councillor for mobility and chairman of the board of directors of Guaguas Municipales S.A. José Eduardo Ramírez, and CEO of Guaguas Municipales S.A. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez today signed a EUR 50m loan with an Investment Plan for Europe guarantee. This means that work on the high-capacity line can begin over the next quarter, with the aim of building 11.7 km of roadway dedicated to bus transport.



EU Commission Answer - Consequences of delays in the implementation of the EU structural and investment funds - E-009174/2016

Commission response
See question(s) : E-009174/2016 

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP


EU Commission Answer - RIS 3 strategies and the mid-term review of cohesion policy - E-009404/2016

Commission response
See question(s) : E-009404/2016 

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP


EU Commission Answer - Distinction between ERDF and EAFRD - E-009444/2016

Commission response
See question(s) : E-009444/2016 

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP


EU Commission Answer - Accredited system for the uptake of EU funding - E-009258/2016

Commission response
See question(s) : E-009258/2016 

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP



EASME: Over 200 companies at international trade fair Genera 2017

COSMEEnergyenvironmentrenewable energytrade fair


COSME-funded project Business Beyond Borders (BBB) brings over 200 companies together in Madrid (Spain) this week to participate at leading Energy and Environment International Trade Fair, GENERA 2017.

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EASME: Smart molded structures are changing the way products are built

Horizon 2020 SME instrument


TactoTek has developed electronics encapsulated within light, thin, mass produced 3D plastics. But what can these be used for? For example, in a car overhead panel with integrated capacitive touch buttons, slider and both map and courtesy lights. 

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Success Stories - Finding a common purpose: EU researchers harness waste heat in new ways


Imagine a health-monitoring device – as small and flexible as a plaster – that could check your blood pressure without any discomfort. Moreover, a device that requires no power source because it runs off the heat from your body. Or if the energy that is lost as waste heat because of inefficient technologies could be captured and used?

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Nightingale Horizon 2020 Project Open Market Consultation - 31 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Interested parties are invited to participate in the Nightingale Open Market Consultation meeting, which seeks to inform and prepare companies for the upcoming call for tender on 1 November; as well as gather feedback and suggestions from potential bidders.

The Nightingale project, made up of doctors, nurses and engineers with expertise on managing deteriorating patients and delivering innovation in healthcare, want to design wearable technology that can continuously monitor patients’ vital signs as well as ensuring early warning of actual deterioration in and out of hospital.

Once the design stage is complete Nightingale will challenge health/medical technology companies to produce a robust monitoring and communication device that connect patients, carers and health professionals.

Potential bidders can access a questionnaire from and those received before the OMC meeting will help shape the agenda. An additional OMC meeting will taking place on 6 April in Munich.


Report on the need to integrate Social Sciences and Humanities with Science and Engineering in Horizon 2020

REPORTS AND STUDIES — 24 February 2017
A report by the Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group analyses how technological innovations need to pay close attention to the social contexts in which they are to be placed. It recommends more support to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that brings together engineering, natural science and the social sciences and humanities.
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Infographic - participation in Horizon 2020 FET projects

FACTSHEET — 24 February 2017
The infographic shows the participation in Horizon 2020 Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) projects, indicating the round-off number of participants per country and distribution of funding as of December 2016.
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32 FET project videos in new dedicated Youtube playlist

Date: 24/02/2017

Launched early February, the FET Youtube playlist already counts 32 videos showing the key achievements of projects funded under the the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) programme of the European Union.

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Developing tools to enhance human memory

Date: 24/02/2017

The RECALL project funded under the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) programme has been exploring ways of using technology to augment human memory, for instance by feeding data from purpose-built personal memory banks onto screens and other interfaces to replay and remind people of key information from events in the recent or distant past.

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How are researchers using the European Grid Infrastructure?

Date: 24/02/2017

The grid computing resources provided by the European Grid Infrastructure federation (EGI) are used by scientists and researchers across Europe and beyond. Discover a collection of the best research case studies showing how grid computing is helping their work.

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Latest announcements by Eureka


New application for tracking invasive alien species with your smartphone

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 11:43

The JRC has developed a smartphone app that will help citizens to capture and share information about 37 invasive alien species of Union concern in Europe. The 'Invasive Alien Species Europe' app, which contains detailed information and photos of those plants and animals, makes it possible for citizens to use their phones' GPS system and camera to capture images of them.



2017-1 CEF Telecom call virtual Info Day

28 February 2017
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) will organise a Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom virtual Info Day on to outline the four priorities of the first 2017 CEF Telecom call according to the draft working programme approved last week.
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e-SENS final conference - From pilots to reality

2 - 3 March 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
After almost four years, the e-SENS Large Scale Pilot project is coming to an end. The objective of thisconference is to celebrate a milestone on the way towards a Digital Single Market, in particular the shift from a "piloting" to a "go live" phase for EU cross-border digital public services. The conference will be opened by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and will bring together the European and international (mainly from Asia/Pacific and America) eGovernment community represented by Public Administrations, decision makers, IT managers, IT Industry and other parties involved.
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SEMIC 2017: Data and Information Management

14 June 2017 - Valletta, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
This semantic interoperability conference will feature inspirational talks and presentations on forward-looking data and information management initiatives from European public administrations, EU institutions and agencies and the private sector. The event will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners, and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administration.
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The “Once-Only” Principle (TOOP) Project launched in January 2017

The TOOP project is part of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and will contribute towards increasing the efficiency of the Digital Single Market. The project will ensure that information is supplied to public administrations only once regardless of the company's country of origin. This step eliminates unnecessary burdens for European businesses which are asked to present the same data and documents repeatedly.
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Contact : Katrin Weigend



AER: Call for Partners: project for children with autistic spectrum disorders

The Regional Ministry of Education of the Region of Murcia (Spain) is searching for public or private institutions for an ERASMUS+ KA2 project they are drafting. To this extent, the Ministry is working in close cooperation with Murcia Regional Association of Professional Art-Therapists (MURARTT) in order to develop the following topic: Art therapy and Inclusive Art for the Emotional and Cognitive Development of Children on the Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)’.

The aim of this project is to design a programme of art therapy structured in workshops aimed at increasing cognitive and emotional capacity of children with ASD, within educational settings (infant and primary schools), NGOs and other related institutions. The project will be delivered by accredited professionals in associated countries.

The partners searched to complete the consortia are: private and public institutions with art-therapy intervention programmes aimed at children with ASD.

If you are interested in joining this project proposal, please contact the AER Secretariat by1st of March.

The post Call for Partners: project for children with autistic spectrum disorders appeared first on Assembly of European Regions.




C(2017)1446/F1 RTD (DG Research and Innovation) 24/02/2017
Commission implementing Decision
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

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