The fourth and final WiFi4EU call will open on 3 June at 1pm, which was to open in March and was suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency. WiFi4EU, is the initiative financed by the Mechanism to connect Europe - Telecommunications sector, created to offer free WiFi connectivity for citizens and visitors of European cities in public places such as squares, public buildings, libraries, parks, health centers etc. Through this call, grants will be paid for the installation of WiFi hot-spots in the municipalities (or equivalent bodies) of the EU, as well as Iceland and Norway, for free connectivity that will help to bridge the digital divide, in particular in the communities in delay in terms of digital literacy (including rural areas and remote communities), and to improve access to online services, such as e-health, thus also promoting the development of local SMEs. The grants will be provided in the form of a voucher worth € 15,000 to cover the costs of the installations of the WiFi hot-spots, which can be used to create a new public WiFi network or to enhance or extend an existing one. The call will remain open until 4 June at 5 pm. The available budget amounts to € 14.205 million and will allow for the delivery of 947 vouchers. The complete application form is available here http://www.europafacile.net/Scheda/Bando/34602

A focus on the latest developments in Eastern Europe

CEPS Brussels, 8th October 2019


On 8th October, CEPS held a public conference to discuss the current developments happening in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Armenia. The whole discussion was split into two main topics, the first part analyzed each countries’ autonomisation in terms of democracy while the second one focused on their current conflict’s struggles.

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GIS in the European Union

Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Brussels,Belgium, 7th and 8th November 2018


In the context of the EU Summit, the third edition of the Geographic Information System was about applying location intelligence in order to enable decision and policy making process. During the meeting it was highlighted the importance of puting in common and order a huge amount of information in order to provided interesting data to help daily peoples life, enterprises work, and government tasks.

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Rethinking Integration of immigrants

CEPS, November 5th 2019 


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When it comes to integration there are many ingredients which create a gap. What about the strategy? Should we reflect on the question ‘when does integration end’? To address those concerns, CEPS’s panel debate of November 5th explored the links between the resurgence of nationalist ideas and the challenges related to ‘immigrant integration’ as a nation-building project in Europe. 

 

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Ending Violence Against Women - Taking Stock and Next Steps

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 4th December 2018


As the end of the “Year of Focused Actions” is close, a meeting was celebrated to put in common the outcomes of the initiative, good practices, and talk about the next steps to take in the subject of sexual violence.

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1st ECCO Policy Workshop on Multidisciplinary Cancer Care.

University Foundation Room Félicien Cattier Rue d'Egmont 11 1000 Brussels, Belgium,31st October 2018


Today we present a topic that currently affects all kinds of people regardless of gender and age, we are talking about Cancer, and the importance of good treatment and the application of good policies so that the result is the patient's good health.

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A digital path for the emerging SMEs

The Office, October 16th 2019


Digital transformation is a well-known and much-hyped concept in today’s business environment. Activities related to innovation and technology play an essential role in enterprises growth and development, in particular to SMEs development.

This industrial revolution has strategically boosted some areas of the business, allowing small and medium-sized enterprises to grow outside their national borders. However, the overwhelming amount of information has stumped those emerging companies leaving them unprepared to approach this world.

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RAW MATERIALS WEEK: Drivers and Solutions for Integrating Information in the EU Raw Materials Knowledge Base

Le Plaza Hotel, 15th November 2018

The third edition on ''Raw Materials'' took place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November in Brussels. This event organized by the European Commission had the objective of providing the latest news on raw materials in the EU. These sessions offered the opportunity to discuss and exchange about all relevant issues (policy, technology, international cooperation, etc).

#BeCircular Annual Meeting 2018

Tour & Taxis, Brussels, 24th October 2018


In Brussels it was held the annual meeting of the Circular Economy Regional Program entitled « Bruxelles, Région pionnière en économie circulaire». This conference wanted to show the different actions that make the Brussels-Capital Region a pioneering in the topic.The circular approach represents a concrete chance for the European Union. It would generate new economic advantages that will regard business competitiveness, innovation, and job opportunities.

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