• Posted 21-Feb-2020

Pilot project in Italy to create new reference example for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage

Earlier this month, the Department for Architecture of the University of Ferrara and the Central Institute for Catalogues and Documentation (ICCD) of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities signed an agreement to cooperate on 3D digitisation of cultural heritage using the results of EU-funded Horizon 2020 Project INCEPTION, which was coordinated by Professor Roberto di Giulio of the University of Ferrara and ended in May 2019. One new pilot project will involve 3D digitising a cultural heritage building in Italy using the protocols, tools and platform developed by Project INCEPTION.


  • Posted 21-Feb-2020

Experts say privately held data available in the European Union should be used better and more

Data can solve problems from traffic jams to disaster relief, but European countries are not yet using this data to its full potential, experts say in a report released today. More secure and regular data sharing across the EU could help public administrations use private sector data for the public good.


  • Posted 21-Feb-2020

EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

The European Commission announced on 17 February an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.


  • Posted 21-Feb-2020

Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations Human Rights Fora in 2020

The Council adopted on 17 February conclusions on the priorities to be followed by the EU in United Nations human rights fora this year. In its conclusions the Council restates its commitment to actively uphold, defend and promote the UN Human Rights system as a priority of its external action throughout 2020.


  • Posted 21-Feb-2020

Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives

The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects so that the next EU list is in line with its climate policy, said the Energy Committee of the European Parliament.