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Boosting Renewable Energy with EU funding

 By Anca Wlizło In the past few years, Europe has faced several once-in-a-lifetime crises. Throughout the financial crisis of 2008, the global pandemic and the war in Ukraine, European countries have acted together for the common good. Fighting climate change has not always been the most visible crisis Europe was tackling, but nonetheless, too...
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How the European Parliament is shaping future AI legislation

 By Dimitra Vasilia The European Parliament's special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) concluded its work this month (April 2022) with the adoption of its final report, investigating the respective challenges that will come with the deployment of AI technologies and concluding with an u...
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Green investments to benefit from more flexible funding rules

  By Anca Wlizło The European Union's ambitious climate goals will require significant investments in energy and environmental projects. Considering the substantial budgets made available by the EU to support these through various funding programmes, and the stringency of the climate objectives, the European Commission has reviewed the funding...
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Supporting the next EU champions: the 'ins and outs' of IPCEIs

By Anca Wlizło Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEIs) are one of the tools the EU can use to reach strategic autonomy in key industries. These projects represent a collective effort to build up entire European value chains.  Considering the different realities across Member States, building an IPCEI is an impressive work ...
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A great year for European renewal, with a better one to come

A great year for European renewal,with a better one to come This past year has seen a tremendous wave of opportunities and very satisfying wins for our clients and partners. The EU's great new ambitions and commensurate budget brought a year of growth, harnessing the exponential momentum of the green and digital transitions and the boom in health i...
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EU funding for industry: support to strategic value chains

  By Anca Wlizło Looking for the next European Champions in leading industries For several decades, global supply chains have moved raw materials, goods and services across continents, bringing resources and products to our doorsteps. As a result, countries lay their bets on identifying and nurturing their competitive advantages. While global ...
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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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