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Jun 26, 2019 - New book 'Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implication for policy, planning and practice'
A new book 'Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implication for policy, planning and practice', co-edited by Dr Frances Fahy and Dr Gary Goggins from the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, was published by Palgrave MacMillan. It is an open access publication and can be freely downloaded from Springer.  more »

Jun 26, 2019 - Three guidance documents for research infrastructure policy-makers, managers and reviewers
As part of the efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Danube region research infrastructure (RI) policy-makers, managers and reviewers, ARC Fund was involved in the preparation of three guidance documents. These guides aim to improve framework conditions for research infrastructure and innovation in the Danube region and to build capacity and upgrade the knowledge of policy-makers and policy delivery organisations involved in the funding of research infrastructures, and RI managers.  more »

Oct 04, 2018 - Excellence-in-ReSTI: International pilot training kick-off for 25 young project managers from the Danube Region
Eisenstadt, 02.10.2018 – Two days full of learning, networking, and gaining skills for innovative project management: University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland’s Campus Eisenstadt turned into a networking hub for 25 young project managers from all over Europe on October 1-2. The event kicked off a one-year pilot blended learning programme, the “ReSTI.academy”, in which students and trainers will work together on testing and improving a five-module curriculum on Excellence in Research, Social and Technological Innovation Project Management (Excellence-in-ReSTI).  more »

Feb 12, 2018 - Feb 12, 2018 - Entrepreuners and experts discuss how to improve the National Innovation Fund`s work
Representatives of leading sectors of Bulgarian economy (ICT, biotechnology, machinary, etc.), inventors and intermediaries, together with experts from the Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy, discussed the most  more »

Aug 28, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014 - Water re-use in Europe – what do you think?
Water re-use is not widespread in Europe. Most wastewater from urban treatment plants is simply flushed out into rivers and lakes. But increasing re-use would help us respond to the increasing problems of water scarcity and drought, while reducing the risk of contamination from wastewater and lowering treatment costs. Re-use of water also has a lower environmental impact than getting it from other sources such as inter-regional water transfers or desalination  more »

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 30, 2014 - Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report
The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. Looking ahead to 2014-2020, the report outlines how investments will be focused on key areas like energy efficiency, employment, social inclusion and SMEs to get the most of the investments to the benefit of citizens.  more »

Jul 04, 2014 - Jul 08, 2014 - Environment: ?239 million available in 2014 for project proposals
The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment. The LIFE sub-programme for environment will provide ?238.86 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to environmental challenges across Europe, focusing on the conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency and environmental governance and information.  more »

Apr 09, 2014 - Apr 10, 2014 - Organics: Commission proposal for more and better
The European Commission has published new proposals for a new Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products. Consumer and producer concerns are at the heart of this new proposal, which seeks to address shortcomings of the current system. The EU organic market has quadrupled in size over the last 10 years and rules need to be updated and adjusted so that the sector can further develop and respond to future challenges.  more »

Dec 16, 2013 - Dec 20, 2013 - Horizon 2020 launched with 15 billion over first two years
The European Commission for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's 80 billion research and innovation programme. Worth more than 15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. This includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014/2015, including topics such as personalised healthcare, digital security and smart cities.  more »

Oct 17, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013 - Transport: New EU infrastructure policy
In the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in the 1980s, the Commission has today published new maps showing the nine major corridors which will act as a backbone for transportation in Europe's single market and revolutionise East–West connections. To match this level of ambition, EU financing for transport infrastructure will triple for the period 2014–2020 to ?26 billion.  more »


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