IEU FUNDING INNOVATION Telegram 5 April 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# EFSI: 

  • EU Commission: Juncker Plan supports 400 microbusinesses in Luxembourg +++ 

# ESIF: 

  • EU Commission Answer - The United Kingdom's contributions to the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund - E-000609/2017 +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - Acuamed case - withdrawal of European Funds for 17 projects - E-000965/2017 +++ 

# EIB: 

  • EIB: Council agrees to increase funding to address migration issues +++ 
  • EIB’s Economic Resilience Initiative: green light for first projects +++ 
  • Challenge accepted – What to look for at the EIB in 2017-2019 +++ 
  • EIB grants a €70 million loan to UfM-labelled project EuroMed University of Fes +++ 

# DG RTD

  • Statement by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation concerning the recent legislative changes to the Hungarian national higher education Act
  • Events - Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy - 10 May 2017, Berlin, Germany
  • Events - PIPER project final workshop - 25 April 2017 - Paris - 25 April 2017, Paris, France
  • Events - 1st ECSEL JU Symposium - 13-14 June 2017, Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta
  • Research Headlines - Connecting the dots for medical holography
  • Success Stories - Even insects have distinct personalities

# HORIZON 2020

  • Horizon 2020 to be topped up with €200 million
  • Are you a fastest growing European scaleup and would like to engage with key US industry players? Apply for your participation in the "Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley" 2017 event - Horizon 2020
  • Commission supports deployment of connected and automated driving - Horizon 2020

# DG CONNECT

  • Closing workshop of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot
  • eHealthTallinn 2017: 'Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health'
  • Art and Science live together in leading-edge collaboration project - Digital Single Market Blog

# COST

  • E-MRS 2017 Spring Meeting
  • COST Connect: Water for Food and Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area

# EUREKA

  • Advanced Manufacturing call for projects
  • Matchmaking for advanced manufacturing
  • EUROGIA project outline days on energy storage

# LIFE

  • LIFE 2017: Up to 60% co-financing for close-to-market environment and climate solutions

# ECA

  • ECA: Member State spending plans targeted towards EU 2020 goals, but performance measures too complex

# EU BUDGET & MFF

  • MEPs back budget flexibility: €6bn more for jobs, growth and tackling migration
  • Statement by European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, on the Mid-Term Revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
  • MFF revision: better use of available resources and €6 billion to reinforce key EU programmes
  • Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework: measured enthusiasm at the outcome from ALDE
  • ECR MEP's plan for Parliament spending cuts
  • General budget rapporteur to tour all committees to discuss 2018 EU budget - Committee on Budgets
  • After BUDG, Plenary says yes to revision of Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 - Committee on Budgets
  • S&D on MFF revision: 1.2 billion to tackle youth unemployment but more ambition needed
  • Text adopted - Multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020 *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0111 - Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020 (Resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0112 - Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018 – Section I – European Parliament - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0114 - Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EP Draft opinion - 2018 Budget - Mandate for the Trilogue - PE 602.924v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • EP Draft opinion - 2018 Budget - Mandate for the Trilogue - PE 602.828v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG REGIO
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2015) 9306 approving certain elements of the cooperation programme "Interreg V-A France-Belgique-Allemagne-Luxembourg (Grande Région/Grossregion)" for support from the European Regional Development Fund under the European territorial cooperation goal in France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg CCI 2014TC16RFCB045
  • DG HOME
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the award of 11 grants under H2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) and the call H2020-SEC-2016-2017
  • DG BUDG
    • Replies of the Commission to the Special Report of the European Court of Auditors "EU response to the refugee crisis: the ‘hotspot’ approach"

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 7873 2017 Init Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening o negotiations on agreements between the European Union and third countries laying down the terms and conditions for their participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), jointly undertaken by several Member States
  • St 7873 2017 Add 1 ANNEX to the Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening o negotiations on agreements between the European Union and third countries laying down the terms and conditions for their participation in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), jointly undertaken by several Member States


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