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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01/7/2021: ESFRI new 2021 Roadmap, ERC new President, Slovenian Presidency starts, EU-Africa, Synergies, Germany investment in R&I, European Defence Fund, Strategy for Rural Areas, Energy Transition

In today’s Morning Brief:
– ESFRI announces the 11 new Research Infrastructures to be included in its Roadmap 2021
– Maria Leptin appointed next President of the European Research Council
– Slovenian Presidency of the EU starts today
– Commissions launch one-stop-shops for EU-Africa cooperation in research and innovation
– The CoR and the Joint Research Centre step up their cooperation to pilot Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability in EU regions
– Germany presents it High Tech Strategy 2025 goal: to lead the world in the next tech revolution
– Defence Industry: the Commission kick-starts the European Defence Fund with €1.2 billion and awards 26 new industrial cooperation projects for more than €158 million
– Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas
– Decisive action needed now to achieve energy transition by 2050, EU science advisers say

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