Month: May 2017

Evaluation and Monitoring – Horizon 2020 found to be meeting its objectives, but is underfunded

A new assessment of the first years of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, shows that it is on track to help create jobs and growth, tackle our biggest societal challenges and improve people’s lives. Horizon 2020 has clear European added value by producing demonstrable benefits compared to

Events – Africa, Asia, Latin America: New Insights for Improved Policies against Poverty – 6 June 2017, Brussels

Europe is setting new goals for its future development strategies: the Agenda 2030 established 17 »Sustainable Development Goals« (SDGs) agreed by all UN member states. What could be future pathways for the development cooperation policy of the European Union? And how can scientific research contribute? The final conference of the

Events – European Climate Change Adaptation 2017 – Our Climate Ready Future – 5-9 June 2017, Glasgow, UK

ECCA 2017 will be organised by 3 EU-funded projects: IMPRESSIONS, RISES AM and HELIX. ECCA 2017 will build upon the achievements of ECCA 2013 in Hamburg and ECCA 2015 in Copenhagen, which emphasised research-policy-practice links and the emerging adaptation services offered by businesses. The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our

Events – European GEO Workshop – EuroGEOSS: Shaping the European contribution to GEOSS – 19 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland

European GEO Workshop will take place in Helsinki between 19-21 June 2017. The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work

Events – A New Era of Blue Enlightenment – 12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Commissioner Carlos Moedas will host a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, joined by high-level government representatives from Brazil and South Africa, as well as from the European Union. This event will celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative between the European

Taking the European Solidarity Corps forward: Questions and Answers

European Commission – Fact Sheet Brussels, 30 May 2017 Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a dedicated legal base and budget for the European Solidarity Corps. IP/17/1383 What is the idea behind the European Solidarity Corps? Solidarity is a shared value within the European Union – between its…

European Solidarity Corps: Commission proposes more than €340 million to enable 100 000 placements by 2020

Commission – Press release European Brussels, 30 May 2017 Today, the Commission has put the European Solidarity Corps on a firm footing by proposing a budget for the next three years and a dedicated legal base. © European Union 2017 This will help consolidate the initiative and create more opportunities…