To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions. The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted by the Commission, will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted a resolution setting out its three priorities for the next five years. The political assembly aims to make the European Union more resilient, sustainable and cohesive, by strengthening the involvement of involving regions and cities in EU policy-making and implementation.
The Commission adopted the Implementing Regulation on small-area wireless access points, or small antennas, which are crucial for the timely deployment of 5G networks that are delivering high-capacity and increased coverage as well as advanced connection speeds.
The European Commission launched a first-of-a kind indicator system that identifies public-funded innovations with disruptive potential. The new system – the Market Creation Potential Indicator - was developed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and offers citizens and other stakeholders a novel way to navigate the outputs of Horizon 2020 – the EU’s Research and Innovation programme – and the opportunities they present to create new markets.
The Commission adopted guidelines to help Member States implement the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The guidelines will offer a practical tool to ensure the promotion of European works in media content, thereby supporting cultural diversity and greater choice for European consumers.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, launched a month-long public consultation for the first candidate cybersecurity certification scheme, the Common Criteria based European cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCC). The scheme aims to replace the existing schemes operating under the SOG-IS MRA for ICT products, to add new elements and to extend the scope to cover all EU Member States.
The European Commission is taking action to give young people all possible opportunities to develop their full potential to shape the future of the EU, and thrive in the green and digital transitions. The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised the often difficult start many young people face in the labour market.
The Commission presented the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience. It sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for upskilling and reskilling to be achieved within the next 5 years.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges.
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).
Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) pose a serious global issue threating biodiversity with implications also for human safety. Roadkill is defined as the remains of an animal (or animals) killed on the road by motor vehicles.
To commemorate this year’s Europe Day on the 9th of May a webinar dedicated to Digital Cultural Heritage is being organised. This webinar brings together two of the smallest island nations of the EU – Malta and Cyprus.
Nicosia Municipality has taken a series of prevention measures as of March 12th 2020 following the decrees and decisions by the Government of Cyprus and also the decisions taken by the majority of the Municipalities.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing and revitalizing all the industrial operations. Companies are facing new challenges but at the same time they are taking advantages from the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution.