The European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Natural Resources (NAT) met to discuss sustainable tourism and the responses needed at EU level to face the challenges posed by the Coronavirus and its impact on local communities.
An ambitious new EU-funded research initiative, EU-RESPONSE, will establish a clinical research network to treat COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. The Commission announced today that it will support the project with €15.7 million.
The European Commission has published a report by an independent group of experts on Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). In this new report, the Expert Group outlines twenty recommendations on road safety, privacy, fairness, AI explainability and responsibility for the development and deployment of connected and automated vehicles.
Registrations are now open for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Presidency Conference. The online event will take place from 9:30 - 17:30 on 29 September 2020 under the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Sony Pictures Animation, the studio behind the Academy-Award®-winning feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” has signed a partnership agreement with the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies – RISE Centre of Excellence based in Nicosia, Cyprus, to explore technological advances to enhance the creative process for filmmakers and artists working on the front-end of animation production.
A new partnership between five European countries, brings together organizations from Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Italy and France for the implementation of a new project with title “Developing advanced master’s education on Smart Grid technology” with acronym MOST (Master education Smart Technology). The project is funded by the Erasmus + Programme and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The InART2DiverCity Project (Introducing Cultural Diversity of European Cities to Youth) is co-funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ Programme – KA2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnerships for Youth. The main target groups the project is addressing are young adults in the age of 18-30 who are in vocational education centers studying for professions which are directly affected by Fine Arts and Fine Arts Trainers who will have to train-the-trainers of VET centers on Cultural Diversity of the participating countries.
On December 9 and 10, 2019, Frederick University hosted the kickoff meeting of the partners of the European research program Visual arts education in new times: Connecting Art with REal life issues (CARE), which is funded by the Erasmus+ KA2 programme. The coordinator of the project is Dr Victoria Pavlou, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Department of Education, Frederick University.
Water sustainable management, under climate change, is a key issue in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. Education is a tool to achieve sustainability by delivering up to date knowledge. Distance learning methods support access to education in areas where access to university classes might be more difficult than usual (e.g. Palestine).
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.