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In today's Morning Brief:

Public consultation on sustainable fisheries agreements

Fisheries are an increasingly important target of public scrutiny, and a significant aspect to tackle for the EU Green Deal objectives regarding marine biodiversity and healthy seas. For this reason, the Commission is conducting an evaluation of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements, and is now collecting feedback from the public, both citizens and stakeholders. The public consultations is available here.


Climate science from space: Interview with Miguel Bello, Director of AIR Centre and Ricardo Conde, President of the Portuguese Space Agency

With its Copernicus constellation of satellites, the European Union is considered a world leader when it comes to earth observation technology. The challenge now is to develop services at an affordable cost for potential commercial users like farmers or public services such as natural disaster response teams. Read it here.


Projects for hydrogen investment pipeline

The European Commission has launched an invitation to submit projects for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen technologies and solutions. The project collection is directed to the members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and aims at building a pipeline of investments in hydrogen technologies, as set out in the objectives of the Hydrogen Strategy for climate-neutral Europe. The call for projects is open until May 7th; the projects will be reviewed on occasion of the next Hydrogen Forum meeting, on 17-18 June.


Workshop on Energy Performance of Buildings

As part of the revision process of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU, the Commission is hosting a series of workshops aiming to obtain stakeholders input to the preparation of the revision. The revision is part of the EU Green Deal strategic action plan for greening our buildings, aiming to double the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and to foster deep renovations. The second workshop of the series, focusing on minimum energy performance standards for existing buildings, will take place on April 15th. Registration is possible by contacting the project representative.

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23/9/2021: EU Partnerships update, HUB workshop on AI & Robotics, ERA Pact for R&I, Green Deal Series events & other relevant EU R&I news bytes

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Partnerships – Update on the Legislative Process
– HUB workshop on PPP AI & Robotics
– ERA Pact for R&I – next steps
– Various Running ERA Studies of Interest
– MEPs against inclusion of ‘do no significant harm’ principle in Horizon Europe
– UK sets out ‘pro-innovation’ AI rules, in further move away from Brussels
– Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey
– Agriculture: Launch of an annual EU organic day
– More on the State of the Union address
– Pathways to the future – A follow-up to “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”
– Fraunhofer organises Green Deal Series: “Offshore Wind as a cornerstone of the European Green Deal” on 12 October 2021

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21/9/2021: Reform of the Research Assessment System, CH to fund ERC proposals, Open Access, Quantum investments, new U-Multirank HE cooperation index

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Reform of the Research Assessment System
– Switzerland will temporarily fund ERC proposals with own funds
– Monitoring the open access policy of Horizon 2020
– UK starts construction of new £93 million quantum computing centre
– New ERC President, Maria Leptin, to take over on 1st November
– U-Multirank creates new ‘Higher Education Cooperation Index’
– 2022: Year of Youth and ERASMUS as a tool to promote European Education Area

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20/9/2021: Work as an Expert, State of the Union address – key R&I issues, Tech and Strategic Autonomy, European Health Union, New EU Bauhaus, Meat Atlas, Elections that will define the Future of Europe

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Work as an expert – European Defence Fund
– State of the Union address by the President of the EC: key takeaways for R&I
– Technology sovereignty in practice: EC pushes chip building and cyberdefence
– Shaping and securing the EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy by 2040 and beyond
– European Health Union and the new HERA (European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority)
– €85M investment in 2022 for New European Bauhaus project
– Meat Atlas: facts and figures about the animals we eat
– The elections that will define the future of Europe and the EU PermReps dancing chairs

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