A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
Innovative agricultural practices could have a positive impact on Europe’s environmental future and the adoption of these methods by sustainability-conscious farmers is becoming increasingly common.
The Blue Bioeconomy Forum held its second working group meeting on 11 and 12 March in Brussels. Participants attended four half-a-day sessions dedicated to each working group: Policy, Environment and Regulation; Finance and Business Development; Consumers and Value Chains; Science, Technology and Innovation.
The ACRE Blue-Green Summit will host politicians, academics, activists, businesses and others to explore how conservatives truly make the best conservationists.
This year we are exploring three key themes: Clean Water Solutions, Carbon Capture innovation and the potential Role of CCS and Hydrogen.
On 19 March, more than 1000 people gathered in Brussels for this year’s largest EU event on oceans. Organised by MEP Gesine Meissner and European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the event hosted our continent’s most influential advocates for healthy, safe and sustainable oceans. And with a large delegation of students and youth organisations in the room, the conference was more than an interesting recap of today’s status quo. It was a plea for even more ambition, from policy makers, companies and civil society, to safeguard the most precious organism of our planet: our ocean.
On 19 March 2019, The European Commission launched the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize to reward islands for local renewable energy production.
Within the automotive recycling industry there is growing concern about future economic developments, according to a recent survey of participants at the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2019. The survey shows that around 38 per cent expect economic conditions for the automotive recycling industry to deteriorate over the next two years. A similarly high percentage, however, think business will remain stable. Only just over one quarter of those surveyed expect economic conditions to improve.
Europe’s eyes on Earth is the vision for Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth observation programme. Building on this vision, the Horizon 2020 GROW Observatory is training CITIZENS’ eyes on Earth, by mobilising thousands of citizens to collect, share and make use of data on the Earth system.