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Brussels February, 13th 2018

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EUAbout team attended the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) event where 2018 Call for Proposals was presented. The event was facilitated by Alison Hunter who highlighted the main ideas after each speaker intervention. In the first part of the event, EIT aims and objectives were presented.

Afterwards, specific information regarding the Call for proposal were exposed. This year call will be devoted to two major challenges in Europe: Urban mobility and manufacturing. The first one, aims to give response to the current pressures that cities are suffering in terms of pollution and mobility issues. The second one tackles with the modernisation of European industry.

In a second section of the event, we had the pleasure to get first-hand insights and experiences from Rajai Aghabi (Founder & CEO at EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions) who told us about his experience as an entrepreneur and the relation with EIT.

During the event, some technical aspects of the proposal were exposed, you will find all the information in https://eit.europa.eu/.

In the last part of the section, several representatives of the main DGs discussed about how applicants can create synergies with DGs. The concept of synergies and cooperation was broadly debated. Just to give some clues, Innovation Communities applying for the Call for Proposal 2018 can be up to 50 different partners which means strong cooperation and collaboration are needed.

We would like to thank the organization for inviting us. We are looking forward to work with all stakeholders. We will be more than pleased to offer our help in this proposal!

Brussels January, 29th 2018

Yesterday it took place the presentation of the Energy Poverty Observatory. This platform aims to be a bridge for sharing knowledge and a point for networking among all relevant stakeholders. We, EUAbout, were once again there to give our thoughts and looking forward to work with all audience present at the event.

We had the pleasure to listen to important public figures in the field of Energy Systems and at a European level. Personalities such as Maroŝ Ŝefĉoviĉ (European Commission Vice President for the energy Union), Jerzy Buzek (member of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Poland) or Miguel Arias Cañete (European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy) were present at the event.

In a first section of the conference, it was discussed the main challenges Europe is facing against Energy poverty: the need of a unique definition for the term, more and homogenized data or the health and environmental problems derived from the energy poverty issue were some of the most relevant topics.

In a second section, the platform Energy Poverty Observatory was introduced. It will allow all stakeholders to bring ideas together more easily. For a long time, it has been discussed the necessity of having comparable data across countries. We are sure that the setting-up of the platform will help us to accomplish these objectives.

We congratulate the European Commission for the steps done in that direction. We are looking forward to work with all stakeholders who want to contribute to fight against energy poverty in Europe and all around the world!

Call for Trainees

Publishing date: 23 September, 2017

EuAbout is a young organization (www.eu-about.eu) based in Brussels. EuAbout is specialized on services of general interests such as energy, transport, water, waste and education (mainly on Vocational Education and Training (VET)). EuAbout is specialised in monitoring and evaluating policies and programmes through evidence-based methodologies, approaches and tools. The main idea is to combine human, social cohesion, environment and economic sustainability. Therefore, climate change, circular economy, social labour inclusion of disadvantaged people (migrants, refugees, disabled, women victim of traffic or violence, etc.) are topics/targets under the lens of the organization.

EuAbout is searching trainees with strong background or motivation on the aforementioned topics for the next 12 months starting from November 2017.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the application, please send your CV and motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Brussels January, 24th 2018

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European Development Days (EDD) are back again! The European Commission brought together personalities representing all the globe in a First Community Meeting that serves to give further insights on this year’s subject: Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’.

EU-About was represented by three of their team members Teresa Dominguez, Imma Formisano and Guillem Sitges to give their thoughts on the meeting and to keep update on the latest news.

The first half of the meeting was conducted by Hannah Cole Head of Communication in DG DEVCO. A first explanation of the main topics to be discussed was followed by a Q & A round. The audience had the chance to expose their concerns and share their ideas on the topic. Monetary loses due to underuse of women at work positions, equal access to justice, the inclusion of all people regardless of gender, race or any condition and financing systems were discussed among others.

After a short break to recover some energy, some logistic aspects were discussed. The sessions will be divided into four different categories depending on the objective of the speech, the audience and the topics. This year edition will also include sessions to promote young leaders. If you wish to organize any event, do not hesitate to contact EU-About or visit EDD website for further information as the applications will close soon.

EU-About is very proud to be invited to this meeting. We hope to see all of you in the 2018 edition that will take places in 5-6 June in the city of Brussels!

Business Confidence Survey on the Chinese Market 2017

Source: the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Updated: 13 September, 2017

The Business Confidence Survey 2017 (published on 31/05/2017) brings together the input of over 500 senior representatives of the European Chamber’s member companies to provide an annual overview of their performance and outlook from within the Chinese market.

Some of the key findings of the report include the following:

  • Revenues and earnings before interest and taxes improved, without any marked increase in optimism about the long-term business outlook.
  • The top regulatory barriers faced by European business remain the same, and there is a lack of confidence that this situation will improve over the next five years. 
  • European companies are positive about President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign and the incremental improvements to China’s IPR protection regime.
  • There is a disproportionate enforcement of environmental legislation against foreign-invested enterprises compared to state-owned enterprises and Chinese privately-owned enterprises.
  • European companies report increased competition from Chinese privately-owned companies as the latter's capacity for innovation increases.
  • The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment must be completed to give European business the confidence it needs to ramp up investment in China.

Please click here to view English press release and here for the full report.

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