INSIGHT EU: FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 12 Sept 2017


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# EFSI: 

  • EU Commission welcomes agreement in principle to extend and reinforce Investment Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) +++ 
  • EIB supports the modernisation of water infrastructure in Portugal with a EUR 420 million loan under the Investment Plan for Europe 

# ESIF: 

  • Building the Cohesion Alliance - New ideas and next steps: Harvesting from #EURegionsWeek +++ 
  • Disaster Risk Management in European Regions +++ 
  • En-Haut Farm in Lille – a successful cultural centre 

# CEF: 

  • CEF Telecom 2017-3 virtual info day - Recording and presentations are already available 

# EIB

  • The EIB supports urban rehabilitation and energy efficiency in cities of Portugal with a EUR 300 million loan

# DG RTD

  • Research Headlines - Tracking the evolution of content delivery online
  • Success Stories - Green gold in our sea water
  • Events - HoNESt: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop - 21-22 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • Events - 5th HBP School - Future Medicine: Brain Disease Neuroscience - 27 November - 3 December 2017, Obergurgl, Austria
  • Events - 1st ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) Central Region Workshop - 18-19 September 2017, Aachen, Germany

# HORIZON 2020

  • EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility

# WIFI4EU

  • EP decision on WiFi4EU: New EU scheme for free internet access
  • EU Commissioner Gabriel congratulates European Parliament for sealing the WiFi4EU initiative
  • Parliament backs WiFi4EU - bringing high-quality internet to public spaces across the EU - S&D
  • Endlich umsonst surfen - S&D/SPD-Abgeordenete Constanze KREHL und Martina WERNER
  • ALDE/FDP: Kostenloses Internet im ländlichen Raum beschleunigt die digitale Wende
  • ECR: EU funded wifi hotspots – wasted money that could be better spent on important infrastructure

# ERC

  • Latest publications by the ERC
  • Applications for ERC Advanced Grants 2017: Facts and figures
  • ERC grantee Michaël Gillon wins prestigious Balzan Prize
  • ERC-funded project 'SPECULOOS'

# EASME

  • Making ice cream storage more efficient

# COST

  • COST participates at the Graphene Week

# UFM

  • Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy - Union for the Mediterranean
  • First UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum

# LIFE

  • Sign up now for LIFE wastewater treatment event at the 2017 EIP Water conference!

# EU BUDGET

  • EU Budget 2018 amendments, future of EU finances: committee debates
  • EU Budget 2018: Council cutting jobs and growth - EPP
  • EP Draft report - Amending budget No 5 to the general budget 2017 Providing the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and increasing the Emergency Aid Reserve (EAR) further to the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework regulation - PE 610.564v01-00 - Committee on Budgets
  • EP Opinion - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018 - all sections - PE 606.253v02-00 - Committee on Regional Development
  • EP Budget amendments - General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018 - all sections - PE 609.593v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG BUDG
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Technical adjustment of the financial framework for 2018 in line with movements in GNI (ESA 2010) (Article 6 of Council Regulation No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020) updating and replacing Communication COM(2017)220 final
  • DG REGIO
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 6143 approving certain elements of the Partnership Agreement with the Czech Republic CCI 2014CZ16M8PA001
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption of the work programme for 2017 and on the financing of the implementation of the preparatory action "Macro-regional strategy 2014-2020: EU strategy for the Alpine Region"
  • DG RTD
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grants under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
  • DG CNECT
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of grant(s) under Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 001-006 - Motion for a resolution on the future of the Erasmus+ programme - B8-0495/2017(001-006)
  • Amendments 007-007 - Motion for a resolution on the future of the Erasmus+ programme - B8-0495/2017(007-007)
  • Amendments 1 - 120 - The next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 - PE 609.636v01-00 - Committee on Regional Development

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 1208 2017 INIT ERAC 2016 Annual Report
  • ST 11154 2017 ADD 10 Draft Council conclusions on the progress of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) implementation and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transport
  • ST 11929 2017 INIT Draft Council conclusions on European Court of Auditors' Special Report No 4/2017: Protecting the EU budget from irregular spending: The Commission made increasing use of preventive measures and financial corrections in Cohesion during the 2007-2013 period - Adoption
  • ST 12042 2017 INIT Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014,(EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (Omnibus Proposal) - Second AGRI trilogue (07-09-17)



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