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EU Solidarity Fund 2019: €293.5 million proposed after extreme weather events

In the wake of a number of natural disasters in 2018, the European Commission has proposed €293.5 million be released under the EU Solidarity...
education in emergencies

Education in emergencies projects to receive record €164 million funding

The European Commission has announced it will devote €164 million in funding to education in emergencies projects in 2019. The funding represents the highest figure...
democratic republic of congo aid

Democratic Republic of Congo aid: EU provides further €5 million

The EU has announced it will distribute an additional €5 million in funding to support the Democratic Republic of Congo. The newly announced funding brings...
iot security: how secure are connected devices?

How secure are connected devices?

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Europe’s centre for cybersecurity expertise, details threats posed by internet connected devices. ENISA’s efforts on...
collective intelligence research funding

Collective intelligence research funding allocated to 12 experiments

UK-based innovation foundation Nesta is providing grants totalling £250,000 (€288,179) for 12 experiments investigating uses for collective intelligence. “Collective intelligence” refers to the combination of...
protecting lone workers

Protecting lone workers as employment changes

Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, outlines key challenges and opportunities in lone working. Being in...
eu phone call price cap

EU phone call price cap on international calls to be introduced

The EU is set to introduce a price cap on international calls and texts between Member States as part of its Digital Single Market...
wireless person tracking

Wireless person tracking innovation a success at Special Olympics

A leading technology firm in Taiwan has announced its wireless person tracking technology proved both accurate and cost effective at the 2019 Special Olympics. LITE-ON...
2019 europe day celebrations

2019 Europe Day celebrations to focus on democracy

Today, 9 May, marks Europe Day: an annual celebration of peace and unity throughout the EU, with commemorative events taking place worldwide. Europe Day commemorates...
aspern seestadt urban lab

aspern Seestadt urban lab: an innovation leader in Vienna

aspern Seestadt aims to become an innovation leader in affordable housing, smart mobility and energy; and social inclusion. In 2027, the population of Vienna is...

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