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WEBINAR: Investing in more and better social infrastructure for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies

Webinar organised by the Council of Europe Development Bank 30 September, 14:30-16:00 CEST Context Growing social inequalities and chronic underinvestment in public infrastructure reinforce each other in increasing the vulnerability of societies and economies to unexpected shocks. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly shown how the impacts of these ...
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EU Industrial Strategy: new Cloud and Semiconductor Alliances

The EU's newly launched Cloud and Semiconductor Alliances – or Alliance on Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud, and Processor and Semiconductor Alliance – will strengthen these two key European industries as part of the EU's Industrial Strategy. With the objective of supporting them to thrive and become autonomous, these alliances are op...
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WEBINAR: Mobilising SME finance for a resilient, sustainable and inclusive recovery

Webinar organised jointly by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) 1 July, 14:00-16:00 CEST Context Small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world were hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis, often relying on government support to survive the initial shock, prolonged restrictio...
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Health and Climate Change: common challenges, common solutions?

Highlights & Insights from The Council of Europe Development Bank's high-level event on 'Health and Climate Change: common challenges, common solutions?' 6 May, in collaboration with Decide – Health Decision Hub Context Europe is currently facing a health crisis combined with intensifying challenges brought about by climate change. The pandemic...
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New EU Industrial Strategy: building resilient, autonomous European industries

The new EU Industrial Strategy was presented by the European Commission on 5 May. Although progress was made on the 2020 Industrial Strategy actions and many of the tools geared towards a common, sustainable development of the EU were found fit for purpose, the pandemic brought significant challenges for Euro...
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WEBINAR: Health and Climate Change: common challenges, common solutions?

Common challenges, common solutions? Council of Europe Development Bank webinar 6 May, 14:30-16:00 CEST Context Europe is currently facing a health crisis coupled with intensifying challenges brought about by climate change.  The pandemic hit at the heart of existing social vulnerabilities in Europe related to the growing i...
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Event highlights: Skills for the Green Economy - Policy outlook and best practices

Highlights from The Adecco Group's high-level event on the crucial role that skills investment needs to play in transitioning toward a Green Economy Context The impact of climate change on society and labour markets globally will be profound. To ensure an effective transition to a green economy, climate change mitigation policies are being implemen...
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WEBINAR: Skills for the Green Economy - Policy outlook and best practices

The impact of climate change on society and labour markets globally will be profound. To ensure an effective transition to a green economy, climate change mitigation policies are being implemented worldwide, setting ambitious goals that will require unique measures to be introduced by governments, national, regional and local authorities, social pa...
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Renovation Wave for Europe: greening buildings, creating jobs and improving lives

"The green recovery starts at home. With the Renovation Wave we will tackle the many barriers that today make renovation complex, expensive and time consuming, holding back much needed action. We will propose better ways to measure renovation benefits, minimum energy performance standards, more EU funding and technical assistance encourage green mo...
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WEBINAR: Green Recovery market opportunities

Schuman Associates, in partnership with Bird & Bird, invite you to a public 90-minute webinar on what the Green Recovery means for citizens and companies, what opportunities the Green Deal brings and how they will be financed, as well as insights on delivering feasible green projects. MEP Siegfried Mureșan, European Parliament Rapporteur on the...
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COVID-19: How to leverage EU funding opportunities and impact policy

Understanding the relationship between policy and funding today, more than ever, can have a lasting impact on your business. Working with the EU institutions, doing business within the "EU Bubble" has changed drastically since the first signs of the Covid-19 pandemic, shifting priorities and postponing some of the flagship policy initiatives announ...
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Covid-19 Crisis and the ICT Industry

The Covid-19 crisis has shown the wide importance of connectivity and digitization of our economies. The IT industry provides now the key infrastructures making possible for all of us to stay connected, while keeping the safe distance.  IT players can also contribute to the direct crisis response needs by providing innovative and adapted ...
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New Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan today, the 11 March 2020. The Action Plan will speed up the EU's transition towards a circular economy and is one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal. The progressive transition to a sustainable economic system is also an indispensable part of the new EU industrial str...
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New Industrial Strategy for Europe

The European Commission yesterday, on 10 March 2020, published the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. The Communication was presented alongside the SME strategy, the Single Market Barriers Report and the Enforcement Action Plan for the Single Market, by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Co...
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European Commission unveils Climate Law

 Today, the 4 March 2020, the Commission presented the first EU-wide climate law. EU Climate Law will enshrine into legislation the goal of becoming the first carbon neutral continent by 2050. The EU's ambition to become a 27-country climate neutral bloc by 2050 is at the heart of the European Green Deal presented by the von der Leyen Commissi...
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Energy and climate policy in the EU

The European Commission is currently expecting the submission of the "National energy and climate plans" (NECPs) by each Member State. The NECPs are part of the Clean energy for all Europeans package that implements the EU´s energy union strategy, adopted in 2015. Through these plans, Member States demonstrate how they will reach the EU´s climate a...
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European Parliament after the BREXIT

On the 31st of January 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the European Union marking what is known as "Brexit Day". While for citizens and businesses not much will change until the end of the transition period, until the end of 2020, the effects of Brexit can already be seen on thepolitical level. Last week, 73 British Members of the European ...
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The EU Green Deal: one trillion euro investment plan to make EU the world’s first climate-neutral continent

On January 14, the European Commission unveiled its one trillion euro public and private investment plan to finance the European Green Deal. The overall goal of the plan is to create an enabling framework for private investors and the public sector to facilitate sustainable investments and to provide support to public administrations and project pr...
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Priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, January – June 2020

On January 1st 2020, less than seven years after its accession to the European Union in 2013, Croatia will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. For six months Croatia will be the main driving force for the tasks on the agenda of the Union. The Croatian Council presidency has been tasked to continu...
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Whats next for BATTERIES in the EU

 Batteries remain an important part of the EU´s industrial as well as environmental policy. Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovic stated: "Batteries are at the heart of the industrial revolution and I am convinced that Europe has what it takes to become the world's leader in innovation, decarbonisation and digitisation."  In April 2019...
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