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Two years after the attacks in Paris: assessment of the European fight against terrorism

Thursday, November 16, 2017

While France commemorates the anniversary of the attacks that occured in November 2015, and that 23 European states have affirmed their joint will to establish a Permanent Structured Cooperation, the first step towards a Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Justice - Security Co-op & Development

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What are the challenges for Europe's defense in 2025?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Aimed at setting the strategic framework for the update of the Military Programming Act 2019-2025, which should increase France's defense effort to 2% of its GDP by 2025,

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Justice - Security New technologies

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What future for organic farming?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

With more than 3,000 organic farms registered in the first half of 2017, French producers account for 6.5% of the agricultural area ...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries

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“6 keys” to understand the european reform wished by the French President

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Emmanuel Macron introduced his “6 keys” yesterday afternoon at the Sorbonne University. Who among the European partners will be ready to support this plan? At the very moment Angela Merkel is expected to meet her first difficulties governing, will Emmanuel Ma...

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Why the prevention of isolation and suicide must bear on the next European Health programme?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

On September 7th, Welcomeurope intervened in the European Parliament at the conference "Individuals in crisis - society in crisis". Organized by the FEALIPS, under the patronage of Louis Michel, MEP and in connection with the World Day for the Prevention of Suicide IASP 2017, this day brought together <...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Research Information Education - Training Health

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European Union and Africa: migration at the heart of cooperation

Friday, September 8, 2017

On Monday August 28th, French President Emmanuel Macron summoned a mini-summit about migration. This has been an occasion for some actors of this European and African phenomenon to give a clear picture of progresses reached since the Valletta Summit of November 2015.


Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Humanitarian Co-op & Development

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Why is a reform of the posted workers EU Directive needed?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Currently on European tour, Emmanuel Macron is aiming for a "deep refoundation" of the posted work...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Information Transport Industry Justice - Security Citizenship Services Telecommunications Economy - Finances

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Structural Funds: to be improved and simplified

Friday, July 7, 2017

The new generation of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) is an important source of funding. But are funds well used and managed effectively?

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Culture - Media Public Management Health Energy Environment Innovation Justice - Security Citizenship Services New technologies Co-op & Development Economy - Finances SME Policy

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The future of the EU cohesion policy post-2020 under discussion

Monday, July 3, 2017

Although exchanges about post-2020 cohesion policy began a few months ago, the Forum on Cohesion on 26-27 June marks the beginning of discussions on the definition of the future cohesion policy and therefore the Structural Funds future intervention.

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What are the results of the Juncker investment plan?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The economic crisis of 2008 and the ensuing investors lack of confidence led to the creation of the European Investment Plan, known as the Juncker Plan, in order to provide the necessary guarantees for the rapid recovery of the highest risks investments in Europe.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Public Management Transport Local development Energy Environment Industry Innovation Justice - Security Services Co-op & Development Economy - Finances SME Policy

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Trump and the Paris Agreement

Friday, June 16, 2017

On the 1st of June, Donald Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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Turkey's accession to the EU, blocked or buried?

Friday, June 2, 2017

Turkey's accession process started in  with the official recognition of the country as a candidate for the Union but negotiations started only in 2005. The European Commission and Turkey adopted a "positive agenda" in May 2012, but since then the relations between both actors have deteriorate...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Any fields Human Rights Enlargement

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The review of European Neighbourhood Policy

Friday, May 19, 2017

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), launched in 2003, governs the EU's relations with 16 of the European Union’s (EU) closest Eastern and Southern Neighbours. To the So...

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Emmanuel Macron – En marche for a new Europe!

Friday, May 12, 2017

On 7 May 2017, the evening of the second round of the presidential election, the new President of the French Republic made his entry on the esplanade of the Louvre accompanied by the Ode to Joy. By choosing the European anthem, Emmanuel Macron once again affirmed his commitment to a new Europe.

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9 May – Let’s celebrate Europe Day

Friday, May 5, 2017

On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, presented his proposal for the organization of Europe. This proposal called the "Schuman Declaration" is considered as the launch day of the European construction. The declaration is at the origin of the first European Community: the Europ...

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INTERREG V Rhin Supérieur - Obberhein, many cross-border projects since 1989!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Initiated in 1989 by the European Union, the INTERREG program aims to encourage and finance joint and cross-border projects with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Today, there are more than 100 programs along the EU's internal and external borders.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Town planning Culture - Media Transport

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A Cooperation Manifesto about smart cities: highlighting H2020 and other EU funding opportunities for innovative urban actions!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nine smarts cities Lighthouse projects funded by INEA (the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) signed a Cooperation Manifesto in Nottingham (UK) on the 23th March 2017.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Town planning Public Management Transport Local development Energy Environment Industry Innovation Services New technologies SME Policy

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International Women's Day: Many programs help to establish equity between women and men in Europe!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Whilst there has been some progress, there is still much more to do. There are still gaps between women and men when it comes to employment, pay earnings… Several European programs are designed to bridge these gaps.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Information Humanitarian Education - Training Justice - Security Citizenship Youth Human Rights

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60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the European Social Fund

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Treaty of Rome, which entered into force on 1 January 1958, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on 25 March 2017. 

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Public Management Information Citizenship

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Launching of the European cultural policy by Maastricht Treaty, which celebrates its 25th anniversary

Friday, February 10, 2017

On 7 February, 2016 European Union Member States celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. The Treaty, signed on 7 February, 1992, represented a new stage in European integration. With the Treaty the European Union was created between twelve Member states.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Culture - Media Innovation Tourism

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Emergency humanitarian support: a new mechanism to help people within the European Union

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The scheme for provision of emergency assistance within the European Union was adopted on 15 March 2016. Henceforth, humanitarian assistance, which is generally conceived as a tool for developing the external action of the Union, can be deployed on European soil.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Humanitarian Education - Training Health Youth Human Rights

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The ESF assessment drawn up by the European Commission

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A report of the European Commission provides an overview of ESF action across the European Union, showing the extent of its action, with its strengths and weaknesses.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Local development Education - Training Youth

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Call for proposals for the promotion of European agricultural products in 2017

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The programme of Promotion of EU Farms Products funds grants for information and promotion campaigns about EU's farm products, manufact...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries Local development SME Policy

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The "European Solidarity Corps": A civic service across the 28 EU countries

Monday, December 12, 2016

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Humanitarian Education - Training Citizenship Youth

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CAP: 435 million euros returned to European farmers

Monday, November 28, 2016

The aim of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is to develop and modernize agriculture within the Member States. E...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries Local development Citizenship

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The 20th Anniversary of European Programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are part of the European research and innovation programme H2020. The objective is to grant the research by funding researchers from everywhere. 

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Education - Training Innovation Youth New technologies

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The European Investment Advisory Hub: 3rd pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The European Investment Advisory Hub is a joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, and is part of the Investment Plan for Europe.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Energy Industry Innovation Economy - Finances

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The European Union created a new European External Investment Plan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The European Commission proposed a new European External Investment Plan to encourage investment in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Economy - Finances

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The doubling of Juncker Plan : What does it mean ?

Friday, September 16, 2016

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), also named Juncker Plan, is going to be double and reach 630 trillion euro for a period up to 2023.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Economy - Finances

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The milk crisis : a revealing sign of past and upcoming changes for the CAP

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On Monday 18th July, European Commissioner-Designate for Agriculture Phil Hogan announced that the EU would unblock 500 million euro funds in order to calm down the milk crisis in France. The aim is to slow down the milk production by paying the farmer for each liter of milk that he did not product.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Agriculture - Fisheries Industry

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Brexit What will become of the British EU Funds?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Opinion - Lorraine de Bouchony, CEO of WELCOMEUROPE
Given that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union has not yet been made official, there is to this day no information on the near future of EU funds in this country.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Research Town planning Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Transport Local development Humanitarian Any fields Education - Training Health Energy Environment Industry Innovation Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth Human Rights New technologies Co-op & Development Telecommunications Enlargement Economy - Finances SME Policy Tourism Trade

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Focus on the EMFF on the occasion of its launch for the 2014-2020 period

Friday, June 10, 2016

The 9th and 10th of June 2016, during the French Fishing and Seafood products Conclave at Sables-d’Olonne, the official launch of the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) was announced.

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In a month from today, the European Union will discover the results of the British referendum

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In a month exactly the European Union will discover the result of the British referendum. Meanwhile, what could the consequences of a Brexit be?

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EFSI for SMEs: How does it work?

Friday, April 29, 2016

The European Fund for Strategic Investment, belonging to the Investment Plan for Europe, can be an interesting source of financing for SMEs.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Economy - Finances SME Policy

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Presentation of the key-concept of “smart specialisation”

Friday, April 22, 2016

The concept of “smart specialisation strategies” emerged in the European debate in the middle of the 2000’s. Since the new strategy Europe 2020, this concept became fundamental in the region strategies in order to benefit from European funds

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Tous les domaines

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European programme for the promotion of EU farm products

Friday, April 15, 2016

For the past 16 years, the European Commision has co-financed EU farm products promotion and information programmes. In 2015, a new policy was implemented in order to broaden its scope and simplify the procedures for applicants.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries

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Let’s discover what YEI is

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The fight against unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, is a crucial issue for the Commission and the member states. Many measures have been implemented to tackle this issue.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Youth

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The Interreg programme celebrates its 25th birthday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

After existing for a quarter of a century, its budget evolving from 1 billion ECUs in 1990 to more than 10 billion euro for the 2014-2020 programming period, what does the Interreg programme look like today?


Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Energy Environment Industry Innovation Co-op & Development SME Policy Tourism

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European Semester 2016: winter package

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Today, as part of its Winter Package for the 2016 European Semester, the Commission adopted a Communication summarising the main findings and results of the 26 country reports and 18 in-depth reviews published on 26 February

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Public Management

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The European Week of Regions and Cities 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event that aims at encouraging cities and regions to be more involved in the conception and the implementation of European policy.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development

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LIFE: 5 keys to success

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for environment and climate action.

Welcomeurope invites applicants to read the following useful suggestions which highlight some of the key elements of LIFE, and of some of its components, in order to help applicants identify the mo...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Energy Environment

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Launch of the new PEACE programme

Monday, January 18, 2016

On 14 January 2016, the new EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE IV) worth almost 270 million euro has been launched. PEACE IV is a unique Cohesion Policy programme aiming to reinforce a peaceful and stable society by fostering reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.

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Historic climate deal in Paris

Monday, December 14, 2015

The aim of the Paris Conference that was held from 30 November to 12 December at the Le Bourget exhibition centre was to come up with a response to this problem, which is threatening to wipe out the human presence in certain parts of the world.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Energy Environment Industry New technologies

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GREEN LIGHT TO THE EAFRD 2014/2020 IN FRANCE

Monday, November 30, 2015

After two years of negotiations the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development programme is finally on track. The European Commission adopted the last programmes on November 24: Limousin, Lorraine, Picardy, Upper Normandy and French Guyana.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries Local development Energy Environment Innovation

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OUR STATEMENT FOLLOWING FRIDAY'S EVENTS

Monday, November 16, 2015

The whole team Welcomeurope is severely shocked by the events that took place in Paris.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Any fields

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Did you know...? Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcomeurope invites you to read the following lines concerning the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). As the fund is wide and complex, the focus will be on its main features and some definitions will be provided.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Humanitarian

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Zoom on ERASMUS+

Thursday, October 22, 2015

On the 20th of October, the European Commission has published the call for proposals announcement 2015-2016 concerning the Erasmus + programme, that is to say the Union Programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Education - Training Youth

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The COP21, a major environmental event

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The United Nation's negotiations are to be developped for a new international climate change agreement that will cover all countries, in Paris from the 30th of november to the 11th of december 2015: the COP21.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Environment

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Time to focus on the EU action

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Every year on 19 August Europe celebrates World Humanitarian Day. This day marks the day in 2003 when 22 humanitarians lost their lives in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Humanitarian Co-op & Development

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The new characteristics of the INTERREG Europe program

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Last week, our article was about the launch of the EU interregional cooperation program, INTERREG Europe. This week’s article is about the new characteristics of this program.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Environment Innovation SME Policy

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Launch of the INTERREG Europe program

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The first call for proposals of the INTERREG Europe program should be launched in mid-June 2015, and close in mid-July 2015. This information is an opportunity to present the new interregional cooperation program of the European Union, which will be the continuation for 2014-2020 of INTERREG IVC.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Environment Innovation SME Policy

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Spotlight on the Juncker Plan

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Recently, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), and began the negotiations with the the Council. State of play of the Investment Plan for Europe, aimed at revitalizing the sluggish growth of the EU.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Economy - Finances SME Policy

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The World Expo 2015 in Milan: an important event for the EU

Friday, April 17, 2015

In a few days, the 65th World Exhibition to be held this year in Milan will start. Entitled "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", this event is at the crossroads of many areas related to major policies of the EU such as development, innovation and agriculture.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries Energy Innovation

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« Brexit » questioned in the run-up to the UK general elections

Thursday, April 9, 2015

“Brexit”, supported by David Cameron, is being fervently questioned during this pre-electoral period, thereby revealing a very divided British public opinion on the question of whether or not to stay in the EU.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Citizenship

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Conclusions of the European Council, 19 and 20 March

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last week, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union gathered in Brussels, as part of the European Summit of the 19 and 20 March 2015. The European Council meets at least twice per semester, and is aimed at setting the direction and the priorities of the European Union.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Energy Co-op & Development Economy - Finances

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Iceland out of the EU accession process

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Iceland has officially announced the President of the EU Council its willingness to withdraw from the EU accession process. What are the motivations of Iceland justifying this withdrawal ? What is the impact of this decision on the eligibility of Iceland to EU funds ?

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Enlargement

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EU's action in support of Women's rights

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The International Women's Day was held on March 8, 2015. Founded in 1908, this event is an annual opportunity for global awareness on the theme of women's rights and gender equality.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Human Rights

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Focus on the Energy Union

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Strategic Framework for Energy Union was adopted by the European Commission on February 25, 2015.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Public Management Energy Environment Innovation

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Spotlight on the CEF

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Created as part of the 2014-2020 programming, the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), endowed with a 33.2 billion euro budget, allows to ...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Transport Energy Environment Innovation Telecommunications

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The EU mobilization against the threat posed by Da’esh: spotlight on the EU Counter-Terrorism Policy

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The recent fund mobilization to tackle the crisis in Syria and Iraq and the threat posed by Da'esh invites us to look at the EU counter-terrorism policy and its components.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Humanitarian Justice - Security Human Rights

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Is the European Commission the only European institution to grant funds?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Several funds are provided by the European Commission, making us wonder whether if the Commission is the solely manager of funds. Are there other European institutions able to provide funding? Are they complementary with the funds of the Commission?

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ERDF & External action: Cooperate with your neighbors!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2015 is the year of development. This is a perfect opportunity to launch a collaborative development project lead by organizations from both a Member state and a neighbor country.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Research Town planning Agriculture - Fisheries Local development Education - Training Industry Innovation Co-op & Development SME Policy

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2015: European Year for Development

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The European Year 2015 will be devoted to development, on this occasion, the European Union has implemented various measures with the aim of raising awareness on this issue.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Humanitarian Human Rights Co-op & Development

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How will be 2015 ?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The European Commission  introduces its Work Programme for 2015 with the top priorities for the new year.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Research Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Education - Training Innovation

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Attack against Charlie Hebdo: We are all Charlie

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Following the deadly attack that hit the writing of Charlie Hebdo January 7, 2015, Welcomeurope wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims and their families and expresses its deep indignation at the cowardice and cruelty of the means employed, that no reason can ever justify.

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What european cultural policy ?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The topical study “Creating Growth” has recently demonstrated that cultural sector is the bigger employer just behind building and restoration sectors. It also generates 4.2% of the European GPD.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Culture - Media Information Education - Training Citizenship

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Spotlight on the European aviation industry

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Among the key economic sectors in Europe, aviation is of particular importance.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Environment Industry Innovation New technologies

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Human rights and EU

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On December 10 will celebrate the International Day of Human Rights, which marks this year the 66th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Education - Training Health Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth Human Rights

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Human rights and EU

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On December 10 will celebrate the International Day of Human Rights, which marks this year the 66th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Education - Training Health Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth Human Rights

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Children's rights: the EU’s role

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On the occasion of World Children's Day, held on November 20 in many countries, it is worth noting the leading role of EU funding programmes and policies in this field.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Justice - Security Citizenship Youth Human Rights

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Week of international solidarity: the role of European programs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As part of the week of international solidarity which takes place in France from 15 to 23 November 2014, many projects and initiatives will be presented, especially regarding cultural themes.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Education - Training Citizenship Human Rights

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Floods: EU reaction

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Against floods and other types of natural disasters, the European Commission has set up special funds.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Local development Humanitarian

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Structural funds in Slovenia for 2014-2020

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On 30 October 2014 the European Commission signed a "partnership agreement" with Slovenia on the mobilization of Structural Funds and EU investment in favor of growth and employment for the period 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Local development Education - Training Environment Industry Innovation Youth Economy - Finances SME Policy

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EU-Tunisia relations: heritage and perspectives

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Pioneer country of the 2011 Arab revolutions, Tunisia is an essential  actor of the European Union Mediterranean neighbourhood.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Research Local development Education - Training Industry Innovation Co-op & Development

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European programmes : Which place for China ?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Relations between European Union and China are to be deepened.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Research Local development Education - Training Industry Innovation Co-op & Development

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Spotlight on two major instruments: the DCI and the PI

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cooperation programs between the EU and third countries have experienced some changes as a result of the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Humanitarian Education - Training Health Innovation Economy - Finances Trade

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Initiatives of the European Commission for Roma inclusion

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

France, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Spain, etc. Currently there are between 10 and 12 million Roma.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Town planning Public Management Information Local development Education - Training Health Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth Human Rights

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Structural Funds in Slovakia for 2014-2020

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In late June the European Commission adopted a « partnership agreement with Slovakia on the mobilization of the Structural and EU investment Funds for growth and employment for the period 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Local development Education - Training Environment Industry Innovation Youth Economy - Finances SME Policy

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ERASMUS : Impact and keys figures

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Commission  has just released a study on the impact of ERASMUS and how the programme boosts employability

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Tous les domaines

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Light on the EMFF

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The new Common Fishery Policy has been effective from the 1st of January 2014. One may talk about a deep reform of the former system especially in matter of management.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Research Agriculture - Fisheries Transport Local development Education - Training Environment Economy - Finances

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Structural Funds in Hungary for 2014-2020

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In late August the European Commission adopted a « partnership agreement with Hungary on the mobilization of the Structural and EU investment Funds for growth and employment for the period 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Research Town planning Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Transport Local development Education - Training Health Energy Environment Industry Innovation Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth New technologies Telecommunications Economy - Finances SME Policy Tourism Trade

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Erasmus Plus and its portal "eTwinning"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Last year, Erasmus programme has hit record popularity but the European Commission is still seeking to improve the exchanges among students, teachers or between schools throughout Europe. This is now even more facilitated through "eTwinning".

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Culture - Media Information Education - Training Citizenship Youth New technologies Telecommunications

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Structural Funds in Romania for 2014-2020

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The European Commission adopted the "partnership agreement" with Romania on the mobilization of structural funds and EU investment in support of growth and employment for the period 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Research Town planning Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Transport Local development Education - Training Health Energy Environment Industry Innovation Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth New technologies Telecommunications Economy - Finances SME Policy Tourism Trade

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European Funds for the Tourism Sector

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For a long time in Europe there was no EU action on tourism, although the European Union has always kept the top spot for the reception of travelers from all continents.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Town planning Culture - Media Public Management Information Transport Local development Environment Services Economy - Finances SME Policy Tourism

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Structural Funds in Portugal for 2014-2020

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In late July the European Commission adopted the "partnership agreement" with Portugal on the mobilization of the Structural and EU investment Funds for the period 2014-2020.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Research Town planning Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Information Transport Local development Education - Training Health Energy Environment Industry Innovation Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth New technologies

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The European Union humanitarian response in Syria

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The EU is leading the international response to what has been considered the world's largest humanitarian and security disaster.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Information Local development Humanitarian Education - Training Health Justice - Security Citizenship Services Youth Human Rights Co-op & Development

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EU - Latin America: reinforced cooperation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

During his visit to Peru, on July 21, the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced that the European Union would give this country 66 million euro for development, as well as 32 million euro to support the fight against illegal drugs for the period 2014-2017. Such aid will occur under the bi...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Local development Energy Environment Justice - Security Co-op & Development Trade

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Horizon 2020 and access to risk finance for SMEs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One of the main challenges faced by innovative SMEs lies in the access to risk finance to support the development of an innovative product, service or process. Unlike large companies, SMEs usually lack large reserves of capital to fund innovative projects by themselves, which make them heavily dependent on external ...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Industry Innovation Economy - Finances SME Policy

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Horizon 2020 and the "Factories of the Future" Initiative

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Factories of the Future initiative (Fof) is a public-private partnership (PPP Fof) based on research and development activities to help European manufacturers cope with international competition by supporting the development of key generci technologies and the uptake thereof in European factories. PPP Fof calls ...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Health Energy Environment Industry Innovation New technologies

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Structural Funds in Poland for 2014-2020

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


In late May, the European Commission approved the partnership agreement of Poland on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for 2014-2020. It is therefore one of the first countries to validate this document.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Town planning Culture - Media Public Management Agriculture - Fisheries Transport Local development Education - Training Environment Innovation Services Youth Economy - Finances Trade

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Albania is a candidate for accession to the EU

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At the end of this week, the European heads of state should formally recognize Albania as a candidate country living behind the status of potential candidate country.

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Sport in the EU : Between Erasmus+ & the EU Week of Sport

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On the 11th June 2014, the European Commissioner for Education and responsible for sport, Androulla Vassiliou, presented the projects and actions related to the European Week of Sport. which will be held for the first time in September 2015.

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Health and Safety at Work

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On the 6th June 2014, the European Commission adopted a European Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work for 2014-2020.

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Robotics: SPARC, new world-class initative

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On June 3rd, the European Commission, along with 180 companies and research organization brought together under the umbrella of EuRobotics ABSL, launched the world’s largest research and innovation programme in robotics.

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Partnership Agreements: what is it?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Last week, the European Commission approved the Partnership Agreement with Poland and Greece in the field of the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESI Funds). At the beginning of the month, Denmark and then Germany were the first of the 28 Member States to obtain confirmation from the Commission. But what i...

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MEPs and their impacts on financial instruments

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Between the 22nd and the 25th May 2014, Europeans will be called to the polls to elect a new European Parliament, composed by 751 members.

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Europe for Citizens: 2014 work programmes and next generation of calls for proposals to be available soon

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On 14 April 2014, the Council of the European Union has unanimously adopted the Regulation setting up the 'Europe for Citizens' programme for the period 2014-2020. The new Europe for Citizens Programme guide has been made available in the 23 working languages of the EU on the EACEA website.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Research Culture - Media Information Education - Training Citizenship Enlargement

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LIFE 2014-2020: Launch of next calls for projects in June

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The first calls for proposals under the new LIFE programme 2014-2020 will be launched starting from June, 16th 2014.

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2014-2020 EU Solidarity Fund: new rules

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Created in 2002 after main natural disasters in Central Europe, the European Solidarity Fun aims to provide a financial aid for states to face expenses engaged after a natural disaster like earthquakes, forest fires, drought, storms and floods.

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Mobile Health: a new frontier suported by the EU

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The European Commission launched on the 10th of April, 2014 a public consultation on the challenges, issues and opportunities of mobile health for European citizens.

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Sentinel satellite launch and EU-funded space research

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sentinel 1A, the first satellite dedicated to realizing the objectives of the Copernicus programme, was put into orbit after a successful launch at 11pm on April, 3rd from Europe’s spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana. This was the first step amid a series of five successive satellites launches aiming at pro...

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The challenges of the new CONSUMER Programme

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On the 1st and 2nd of April took place the 2014 Consumer Summit which brought together some 400 participants representing the European Parliament, the Commission, national governments, consumer and business associations.

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URBACT III unveiled

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

From the beginning of April, the first version of the operational programme of URBACT III for 2014-2020 will be submitted for a six-week public consultation.

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HORIZON 2020: simplification of costs calculation

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme represents a completely new and wide-ranging scheme and method of EU's research and innovation funding policies. The set of rules of this new programme are designed to implement the innovative approach in a way that researchers and businesses can profit from it to the maximu...

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SME Instrument

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The adoption of the "Horizon 2020" Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the 2014-2020 programming period confirms the Member states’ will to set innovation and research as priorities of the new EU political agenda.

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Adoption of the 3rd Health Programme for 2014-2020

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

On last 26 February, the European Parliament adopted the European Commission’s proposal for the 3rd Health Programme for 2014-2020. Now, the Council must agree. However, the main lines of the programme are already known.

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New developments for the Most Deprived (FEAD)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An informal agreement was adopted by the European Parliament Tuesday, February 25th in order to maintain support for the most deprived people to the current level of 3.5 billion euro.

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European cohesion policy state of play

Thursday, February 20, 2014


The Publication of the winter edition of the Panorama magazine dedicated to the cohesion policy marks the opportunity to focus on the main new important elements introduced by the new programming period (2014-2020).

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To secure the access to the Internet for children

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February, 11 2014 is dedicated for the Safer Internet Day. This event, which takes place each year in February, is an opportunity to remind the engagement of the European Union to safety the access of the Internet for youngsters. This day, created in 1996 at the initiative of Europe, developed since all over the world.

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World Cancer Day 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Marked annually on 4 February, this year’s World Cancer Day marked an opportunity for the European Commission to highlight its commitment to stakeholders in the field of cancer and health, especially its role in providing financial support to collective projects in line with European priorities regarding h...

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Political agreement on the EMFF adopted

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On January 28 th, after several consultations between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, an agreement was voted on the allocation of funding from the European Fund for Maritime Affairs (EMFF) to fishermen who comply with the new requirements of the Common Fisheries Policy fisheries (CF...

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Towards growth through a strong industrial basis

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This is the main message of the communication of the European Commission adopted on 22 January « For a European Industrial Renaissance » in which it stressed that the competitiveness of the industry must be a political priority.

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Youth guarantee: 17 MS submit their final plans

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On 15 January 2014, the European Commission stated that 17 Member States have already submitted their final plans to implement the Youth Guarantee.

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New Financing opportunities for cultural and creative activities

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The framework programme “Creative Europe ", the new programme for culture and artistic creation has a budget of 1.46 billion euro for the period 2014-2020.

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Main achievements of the Lithuanian EU Presidency

Thursday, January 2, 2014

During the Lithuania's EU Presidency closing event, President Dalia Grybauskaitė declared that Lithuania has successfully fulfilled the tasks assigned to it and justified the trust of the entire European Union. Over 251 important EU legal acts were adopted and progress was achieved in negotiat...

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Agreement on funding investments in projects outside the European Union!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On December 17th, the European Parliament and the EU Council, under Lithuanian Presidency, reached an agreement on European guarantees of the European Investments Bank, EIB.

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New rules for European foreign policy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

After 18 months of negotiation between the European Parliament and the Council, rules dealing with foreign policy funds have been adopted by Foreign Affairs and Development MEPs on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December 2013.

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The EU Council adopts two Framework programmes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

After the European Parliament a few days ago, it is the turn of the EU Council to adopt two of the most iconic EU Framework Programmes.

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Adoption of programmes for 2014-2020!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

After the vote of the 2014 budget, on November 20th and 21st 2013, the European Parliament adopted numerous programmes for the next 2014-2020 programming period.

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EU’s long-term budget 2014-2020 approved !

Thursday, November 21, 2013

After two and a half years of negotiations after the first proposals of the European Commission, the European Parliament had voted in favour of the EU’s multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014 to 2020 on Tuesday. Actually, all the conditions set by the European Parliament in its resolution of July w...

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Agreement on the 2014 Budget

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

After hours of negotiations on the night of 11 to 12 November, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the EU budget for 2014, the first year of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.

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Deal on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Thursday, November 7, 2013

On November 5, a compromise agreement on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund reached by the European Parliament and the EU Council had been approved by Employment Committee MEPs of the European Parliament.

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New measures for the Cohesion Policy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

During this pivotal period (end of the year, end of the programming period 2007-2013 and beginning of the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020), new measures about cohesion policy have been taken.


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New rules for fishermen

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday 23rd of October 2013, new rules have been adopted by MEPs on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The main objective of the programme is the development of a sustainable fisheries model eliminating overfishing and well managing the fleet capacity, without compromising the work of fishermen.

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European Investment Bank: A decision is expected on the EU guarantee

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The European Investment Bank is the EU’s long-term financing institution. It provides funding aiming to support quality investments to achieve the main objectives of the EU. It is mainly involved in the EU Member States. 

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"Designed and made in the EU"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

As the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, said during the international conference “Manufuture 2013” (7-8th of October 2013 in Vilnius), this expression "Designed and made in the EU" should become a symbol of supreme quality and innovation in EU

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The European Commission launched the new programme “Opening up education”

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

We live in connected societies and digital skills will be required in 90% of jobs by 2020. However, schools don’t reflect this reality for many children. Only half of 16 years old students are in “highly digitally-equipped schools” (recent equipment, fast broadband and high connectivity).

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Political agreement on last remaining points about the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On September 24th 2013, a political agreement was reached by the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament on the few last remaining points following the political agreement from the 26th of June 2013 about the reform of the CAP.

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11th EDF: Future priorities for development cooperation with the Caribbean 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, debates on the future of development cooperation under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) covering the next multiannual financial framework 2014-2020 with the Caribbean region. During this seminar, to be held on September 19 and 20, the Commi...

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Tense negociations on the 2014 EU budget

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Negotiations about the budget for the coming year are continuing between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. It will be the first annual budget under the multiannual financial framework 2014-2020.

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A new EU support for sustainable urban development in the European Neighbourhood

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On August 30th 2013, the European Union announced a new programme to help cities in the EU’s Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood for Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects (SUDeP). It should start at the beginning of 2014.

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The cohesion policy: what budget allocation for 2014-2020?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The European Commission has announced the provisional allocation of the budget for the cohesion policy per States and objectives for the 2014-2020 programming period.

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Which results for the Lithuanian Presidency?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lithuania leads the Presidency of the European Union since 1 July 2013. Let’s go back on this first month of work...

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Eurostar: more entreprises and more money for 2014-2020

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to research SMEs

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And Lithuania pursued…

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Since July 1st and until December 2013, Lithuania took over the Irish presidency of the European Union Council. For half a year, Lithuania will head the Council of Minister of the EU Member States. 

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Agreement on the multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement on the future budget for the European Union for 2014-2020.
This agreement results in a budget of 959,99 billion euro, which means that the overall expenditure ceiling has been reduced by 3.5% comparing with t...

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Croatia : new beneficiary of the funding programmes

Friday, July 5, 2013

While the budget is being harshly negotiated by the European Parliament, the new Member State should, from 2014 benefit from the European development programmes.

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Latest victories of the Irish presidency

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On June 30th, 2013, Ireland will pass down the presidency of the Council of the European Union to Lithuania.
During 6 months Ireland chaired the work of EU the Council of Ministers and does not hope to leave without leaving some last traces, in particular regarding the 2014 2020’s new opportuni...

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Launch of the first calls for proposals under the new Creative Europe programme in the fall of 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Although negotiations on the future multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020 is still ongoing at the Parliament and the Council, the Relais Culture Europe has announced that the first calls for proposals under the Creative Europe programme for the next programmin...

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The 25th birthday of european youth programmes

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In 1988, the European Union was seeking its way out of an economic crisis and youth unemployment stood at around 20%. The Youth for Europe programme was born in order to respond to the young people’s call, who wanted to take part in the European life, as well as ease interactions between the Europeans and ...

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A new framework for the Regional Aid Guidelines

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The actual framework for the Regional Aid Guidelines (RAG) will come to an end on December 31, 2013. The latter, effective since 2007, hasn’t been adapted neither to the new economic context nor to the previous and upcoming enlargements, and therefore would need a new lease of life!

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New steps for the 2014-2020 budget

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The first trilogue meeting of the European Parliament, Council, the European Commission, held on May, 13th 2013, ended with a double agreement: on the scope and on calendar of the negotiations for the 2014-2020's budget.

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Improving access to EU funding for SMEs

Thursday, May 16, 2013

As drivers of growth in Europe, the 23 million small and medium sized enterprises in Europe represent the principle targets of the EU funding programmes.

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What are the main successes of the cohesion policy?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The results of the cohesion policy for the period 2007-2013
The European Commission has published its strategic report for the year 2013 giving an overview of the use of the structural funds in the European Union for the period 2007-2013.
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Next European Research Council Grants under the Horizon 2020 Programme

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The negotiations about the EU budget for 2014-2020 may not yet be achieved and still ongoing in the European Parliament and the Council, the European Research Council has already revealed the provisional schedule of its annual work programme and calls for proposals.

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Towards a Union for innovation?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This year, the European Commission published two documents in order to state the shape of the EU concerning innovation: an Innovation Union Scoreboard and a State of the Innovation Union report.

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Give your opinion on energy and climatic change by 2020

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Since 2007, the creed of the European Union for energy remained the same:  cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use and boosting renewable energy!

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Creative Europe, the future of the culture in Europe:

Monday, April 8, 2013

On April 5, President Barroso stressed the fact that culture is the cement that binds Europe together. Indeed, Culture has a core place in European funding and this place is increasing with the implementation of the next cultural framework programme for the 2014-2020 programmation “Creative Europe”

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Energy: recollection of one of the priorities for 2014-2020

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Although the EU is in the center of the debate over the budget, the legislative context of March was particularly rich in the field of energy. This dynamism, beyond adding some texts to the European corpus, recalls the priorities headlights of the new programming!

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More mobility and more sports !

Friday, March 22, 2013

The new ERASMUS FOR ALL’s framework for 2014-2020
 
Since November, 23rd 2011 the European Commission’s proposal on the 'Erasmus for all' - Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport 2014-2020, is being examinated by the Council and th...

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2013: It’s about Europe, it’s about You!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

20 years after the introduction of the “European citizenship” concept, in the Treaty of Maastricht, 2013 has officially been named the “European Citizen Year”.

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The EU will celebrate women as well !

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013 celebrates the 102nd International Women’s Day as well as the 46 years of the European Union’s commitment to the cause.

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Innovation 2014: The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On June 29, 2011 the European Commission adopted “A Budget For Europe 2020”, the first outline of the future financial framework, in which she also wished-for the creation of a new integrated instrument: the “Connecting Europe Facility”.

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Submit your application to the 2013 LIFE + Call NOW!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On February 19th 2013, the Commission officially invited “the entities recorded in the European Union or in Croatia to present proposals for the call to proposals LIFE+ 2013”.

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Marseille and Košice: the two 2013's European capitals of culture

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

After Stockholm, Genoa, Glasgow, Krakow or Porto, Marseille and Košice were selected to represent culture in Europe for the year 2013!

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“Stability, Jobs and Growth", Irish EU Presidency begins 1st of January

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On 1st of January, Ireland begins the “Trio EU Presidencies” together with Lithuania and Greece
“We must focus in the next 18 months on further restoring economic stability across Europe and building strong foundations for lasting economic growth and sustainable jobs.”

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The EU is looking for its’ stars!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On the 31st of January, the European Commission will award the 2013 Regiostars prize rewarding the most groundbreaking projects granted by the European structural funds. If you are inspired by the opportunity to participate in this Europe-wide competition, you can prepare your candidature for the next ...

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The EU worthy of the Peace Nobel Prize

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The 10th of December, the EU obtained its Peace Nobel Prize in Oslo. Norway, the country that has not joined the EU, received Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso, president of Commission et Martin ...

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The EU in agreement for the budget at short term

Monday, December 17, 2012

An agreement in the European budget for 2013 has been reached and an advanced payment amounting 6 billion euro for the budget 2012 will be contributed. Despite all the discrepancy of last few weeks, the EU will continue to fund the highly discussed programmes like Erasmus.

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Who will win the debate of the European budget? conclusion coming on 2013

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On November 23rd, the European political leaders organised a meeting trying to strick a deal on  the European budget. As no agreement could be reached, a next committee should be scheduled between the end of January and the beginning of February, 2013.

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European funds to finance mobility and learning throughout life

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The European Commission published calls for projects under the educational programme and training throughout the life 2013 (LLP). It is time to prepare your application. 

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FP7 finances your brightest ideas

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The European Commission has published the call for proposals for the 7 Framework Programme of Research and Development (FP7). This programme gathers all the European actions on the fields of research and innovation, and it has an essential role in the economic growth, the competitiveness and employment in Europe. &l...

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Get prepared for the calls for projects LIFE+

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

call for projects is currently open for pilot projects in the marine sector. In February 2013,
the European Commission will publish the general call for projects of LIFE+ programme.&nb...

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Taking steps forwards " Horizon 2020 "

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Competitiveness Council gathered on October 10th to debate and decide the milestones of the new European programme of innovation and research, entitled « Horizon 2020 ».  The European research ministers agreed the cond...

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budgetary outlook

Friday, July 27, 2012

During the General Council of General Affairs on 24 July, european ministers have still not reached agreement on the 2014-2020 budget.

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MEPs amend the budget

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

At the session of the European Parliament last 11 and 12th July, MEPs have made significant changes to European Commission proposals for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

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New direction for regional funds

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

While the first vote on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 takes place today at the European Parliament, the 2014-2020 budget promises to open up a new page for regional funds.

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Focus on the budget negotiations

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cypriot presidency of the European Union has prioritized the conclusion of negotiations of the budget of the financial framework 2014-2020.

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Assessment and challenges of the EU Presidency

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

While the Danish presidency has been marked by the progress of the budget negotiations of the financial framework 2014-2020, it is Cyprus who takes over the Presidency of the European Union for the next six months.

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To boost european economy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

To exit the crisis that affects Europe for almost five years, the four leaders of EU institutions, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, Jean-Claude Juncker and Mario Draghi have called for ambitious federalist solutions.

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The success of Erasmus

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Introduced in 1987, the Erasmus program has gradually grown to be within the next programming period, the Erasmus For All program, a transversal program of education, training to promote employment and innovation and of which the budget allocation will be increased.

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The EU improves the access to european funds for SMEs

Monday, June 18, 2012

At the occasion of the fourth meeting of representatives of European SMEs in Malta Friday, June 15, 2012, the vice-president of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, has outlined the initiatives of the Commission to improve the access to european subsidies for SMEs.

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What LIFE programme for 2014-2020?

Friday, June 15, 2012

The European Commission has proposed to allocate €3.2 billion for the future LIFE programme of the 2014-2020 period.

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What role for structural funds in the economic recovery?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The future of EU structural funds is currently being negociated between the European Parliament and the Council (representing national governments).

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Strengthening Horizon 2020

Monday, June 11, 2012

During a conference in Belfast, the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire
Geoghegan-Quinn has outlined the changes that will affect the future Horizon 2020 program.

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Five recommendations for a more innovative Europe

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Welcomeurope, as a partner, and participating to the thinking of ASCOFI-Unatrantec on upcoming programs related to research and innovation, presents the five recommendations of the association of consulting firms to promote innovation within innovation the European Union.

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The Commission defends the Cohesion Policy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

On the meeting of june 1st in Bucharest, the group "Friends of Cohesion" involving the European Commission and fifteen other countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia), has defended the benefit...

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No EU cash for undemocratic neighbours

Friday, June 1, 2012

So said the European Parliament in plenary session, while examining the proposed new macro-financial assistance regulation.

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The ESF to boost the economy

Friday, May 25, 2012

Like the other structural funds, the ESF will be organized in a different way from 2014. It will be focused on economic recovery in the most efficient way. To do this, ESF’s actions will be refocused...

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Research and innovation in the Europe 2020 Strategy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Research and innovation are one of the most important priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy which put of R&I as a pillar of economic growth and development.

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The commitment of the EU in the world

Friday, May 4, 2012

The EU’s foreign policy is based on many financing programs giving to it a significant political influence in almost all regions of the world.

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Suspension of EU subsidies in France

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Since the beginning of March, the Commission has suspended the payment of EU subsidies from the ERDF in France, which means approximately 350 million euros of european funds that have not been deliver...

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Focus on budget negotiations

Friday, April 27, 2012

Assuming an increase of the EU budget in 2013 of 6.8% over its budget proposal, the Commission has been ambitious but has taken the risk of being accused of holding a doubl...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Employment Social Affairs Public Management Citizenship Co-op & Development Economy - Finances SME Policy

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Focus on the future of the  Common Agricultural Policy 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

While member states are facing many difficulties to exit the economic crisis, european grants are becoming more and more essential to support economic growth.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Agriculture - Fisheries Local development Health Environment

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The EU is investing in the security sector


Monday, April 2, 2012

Step by step the European Union is developing an independent security service. Lately, the Commission has decided to invest a significant amount of european funds for the fight against&...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Social Affairs Justice - Security Human Rights

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100 M€ for the European Fund for Democracy

Friday, March 30, 2012

The idea of a particular European fund to support democracy had been suggested in May 2011 by the Hungarian Presidency of the EU after the events of the Arab Spring. But by engagin...

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Local development Justice - Security Human Rights

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The EU budget negotiations progress slowly

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Danish Presidency has chosen to accelerate and to prioritize the 2014-2020 budget negotiations of which a numerical synthesis must be presented in June. 

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Any fields Economy - Finances

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Global Public Markets: An opportunity european companies?

Friday, March 23, 2012

« The EU should no longer be naïve and should aim for fairness and reciprocity in world trade » said yesterday, Michel Barnier, the Commissioner in charge of the Single Market.

Secteurs correspondants à ce Zoom: Public Management Economy - Finances Trade

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