Covid-19

12/05/2022: EU Missions Info Days, Fit for 55, European Open Science Cloud, European Innovation Ecosystems, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– The report on the final outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe is now online;
– EU Missions Info Days;
– New study unveils how the CAP is contributing to animal welfare and antimicrobial use reduction;
– Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” launches a second wave of actions;
– Fit for 55: MEPs back CO2 emission standards for cars and vans;
– Prior information notice related to “Managed Services for the European Open Science Cloud Platform”;
– EIB report: COVID-19 pandemic intensified EU’s transition to a digital economy;
– Experts urge rethink of energy metrics to fully decarbonise buildings;
– European Innovation Ecosystems work programme: Upcoming calls worth €29.5 million;
– Tech.eu Summit 2022.

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26/04/2022: Post COVID-19 world, Circular Cities and Regions Initiative, Digital Services Act, Sustainability, EUSEW Awards, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– After the new normal: Scenarios for Europe in the post Covid-19 world;
– Circular Cities and Regions Initiative;
– Biotech industry calls for rule revamp to enable innovation and market take up;
– EU institutions reach agreement on Digital Services Act;
– Digital Services Act: Agreement for a transparent and safe online environment;
– Shaping the Climate Transition: Citizens take the floor;
– Sustainable Chemicals: Commission advances work on restrictions of harmful chemical substances;
– 157 project proposals submitted to latest promotion of agricultural products’ calls;
– Commission delays giving new cybersecurity centre full autonomy;
– German government approves funds for quantum research at DESY;
– EUSEW Awards 2022;
– Webinar: Leadership for strategic change and development in teaching and learning in European universities;
– Second Extraordinary Industrial Forum meeting addresses impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on EU industries;
– Recent boom in aquaculture under threat in the Black Sea region.

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08/04/2022: ‘The Insider’, EIC Women Leadership Programme, Societal Transformations in the Digital Age, Wind and Nuclear Energy, Military Research, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ‘The Insider’ – new episode featuring Carlos Henggeler, INESC Coimbra’s President;
– EIC awards €145 million in challenge-drive call for research projects;
– EU space agency calls on space innovators to aid humanitarian efforts in Ukraine;
– Societal Transformations in the Digital Age: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in Horizon Europe;

– FAO launches new phase of agriculture policy initiative with $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation;
– New EUFOMA Talk: From Revolution to Evolution – The Fishery and Aquaculture Market in a Post COVID-19 World;
– Open Call – EIC Women Leadership Programme;
– Should scientists study how to dim the sun?;

– INESC-ID welcomes EMBL Olissipo Researchers;
– Converting wastewater into clean water: The AFTERLIFE project presents its results;
– UK unveils wind and nuclear focused energy plan following gas price hikes;
– The economic benefits of climate action will outweigh the costs, IPCC report finds;
– Science goes to war: Western allies step up collaboration in military research;
– New European Bauhaus: Commission launches ‘NEB LAB’ with new projects;

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04/04/2022: Synergies, EIF investments, Ukraine, HE Young Observers in Evaluations, Food Strategy, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe: Flagship Conference of the Czech Presidency in the Council of the EU;
– European Innovation Fund puts €1.1 billion in seven green transition innovations;
– Lithuania: EIB support for more efficient city heating in Vilnius;
– Germany backs call to establish EU plan for Ukrainian academics;
– Commission to open negotiations for Ukraine’s participation in LIFE programme for climate and environment;
– Horizon Europe: a new initiative for Young Observers in evaluations;
– Commissioner: EU’s sustainable food strategy ‘on pause’, but not forgotten;
– 40 projects willing to advance the restoration of soil health in Europe;
– Commission strengthens market surveillance: Opening of new laboratories for testing emissions from motor vehicles;
– WTO official: IP waiver on COVID vaccines would not facilitate access immediately.

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08/03/2022: Brazil joins CERN, CORDIS info pack on ocean and waters, European Regions for Smart Communities 2022, Tackling gender equality in R&I, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Restore our ocean and waters: a synergy info pack by CORDIS;
– Many European research councils and RTOs make public their positions on Ukraine war and on research;
– The missing link of science in policy;
– Brazil joins CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research;
– The pandemic two years on – what consequences for international cooperation?;
– Exploring transformative policy imaginaries for a sustainable Post-COVID society;
– INOV’s Communication and Cybersecurity Director’s Interview on Cyberattacks;
– Tackling gender equality in R&I;
– European University Association suspends Russian members over pro-war statement;
– European Regions for Smart Communities 2022;
– How Europe can reduce its dependence on fossil gas;
– European Commission’s Gender Equality Strategy;
– Ukraine war could further disrupt semiconductor production;
– Reading suggestion: The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine – Serhii Plokhy.

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24/02/2022: Data Act, Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values Index, European Chips Survey, ERIC Forum Policy Seminar, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Data Act: Commission proposes measures for a fair and innovative data economy;
– MOOC on European territorial cooperation;
– Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values Index;
– European Chips Survey: stakeholder survey on European chip demand;
– International Student’s Mobility and Quality Assurance in Online Education during COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe, Oceania, and Asia;
– Save the date: ERIC Forum Policy Seminar: Socio-economic impact of ERICs;
– Bulletins of the ROADMAP Project;
– Germany halts Nord Stream 2;
– Commission lays down rules for companies to respect human rights and environment in global value chains;
– Commission presents an updated in-depth review of Europe’s strategic dependencies;
– New European Battery Academy launched to boost skills for fast-growing battery ecosystem in Europe;
– Airbus to test hydrogen jet engine in step towards zero-emission aviation.

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07/02/2022: EU birthday, COVID-19 travel measures, European Code Against Cancer Webinar, STEM Out of the Box, European Industry Days 2022, European energy crisis, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– 30 years ago, the European Union was formally created;
– A common approach to COVID-19 travel measures in the EU;
– European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) Webinar;
– STEM Out of the Box: Women Imagining New Career Paths Beyond Hard Science;
– European Industry Days 2022 – European Research Agency’s contribution to the Green and Digital transitions;
– Digital Industry sets out laundry list for EU-US Trade and Technology Council;
– Ukraine at the crossroads of a European energy crisis;
– Blue Farming: New Strategic Vision for Sustainable Aquaculture;
– Transition Pathway for Tourism published.

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30/11/2021: WG Agro Workshop, Science Europe on Research Culture in the ERA, European Commission launches a new tool for transfers of renewable energy, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– The Commission launches a new tool to facilitate statistical transfers of renewable energy;
– WG Agro Workshop;
– Science Europe launches a vision for Research Culture in the ERA;
– A Soil Deal for Europe;
– Commission hosts second matchmaking event to speed up the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines;
– Europe’s climate legislation must work for citizens, says Spanish lawmaker;

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11/11/2021: BioNTech acquires EIT Health start-up, EU funded projects report on Climate Action, the challenge of greening agri-food system, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Commission and European Union Intellectual Property Office commit to closer collaboration;
– New report on Climate Action in a post-COVID-19 world from EU funded projects;
– EIB to triple climate adaptation finance;
– COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech acquires EIT Health start-up;
– China and US announce deal to accelerate climate action this decade;
– Challenge of greening agri-food system is ‘absolutely massive’.

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