Update: the deadline for the public consultation has been extended until 7 May 2020.
Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The European Commission is launching two calls under the 2020 EU Health Award:
- Vaccination: rewarding NGOs, schools and kindergartens promoting vaccination in children (0-18 years old)
- Healthy lifestyles: rewarding cities and schools promoting healthy lifestyles for children (6-18 years old)
The 3rd edition of the unique community-building and networking event on energy efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe – The Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum (C4E Forum) will take place between 3rd – 6th of June 2020, in one of the most beautiful and peaceful mountain resorts in Romania, called Poiana Brasov.
Amongst the topics discussed will be: Financing renovation of building stock (e.g. renovation programmes, ETS revenues), Innovation in the building sector (e.g. smart buildings), Alleviating energy poverty through building renovation and ensuring a just energy transition, Long Term Renovation Strategies or Circular economy.
According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is important to them. In addition, 91% of citizens stated that climate change is a serious problem in the EU. European legislation is necessary to protect the environment, according to 83% of those surveyed.
Training programmes to improve people’s social and cognitive skills should target people in their late 30s and early 40s as these abilities start to decline earlier than previously thought, according to researchers who are looking at how social abilities change over time.
On 26 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a high-level conference at which it brought together leading actors in disability policy to discuss the EU’s new strategy in the field, which is in the making and is expected to have a profound effect on millions of EU citizens with disabilities in all spheres of life over the next decade.