News from Brussels - Synopsis April 2020
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APRIL 2020 – 2020/04
Sharing data to accelerate coronavirus research Research 20/04/2020 Increased EU-Africa R&I effort against COVID-19 Research 08/04/2020 On the road towards Open Science in a renewed ERA Research 07/04/2020 AI Power to Combat COVID-19 Research 30/04/2020 CH-EU Success Story: Innovation boost with Eurostars Innovation 30/04/2020 A bold new vision for the EIC Innovation 27/04/2020 EIT: Combating Covid-19 with innovation Innovation 14/04/2020 R&D incentives in amended EU state-aid rules Innovation 03/04/2020 Student exchanges and COVID-19 Education 30/04/2020 Quo vadis European Universities Initiative? Education 27/04/2020 European Mutual Learning and Exchange Education 27/04/2020 Surge for Digital Skills Education 30/04/2020 Boosting access to finance for education Education 22/04/2020 Physical mobility yes, but greener please! Intra Muros 28/04/2020 Managing the corona crisis and planning recovery Seen from Brussels 30/04/2020
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
Managing the corona crisis and planning recovery
30 April 2020

The EU is facing urgent financial questions about helping its society and economy struck by COVID-19, how to adjust the MFF, and planning its economic recovery.

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RESEARCH
Sharing data to accelerate coronavirus research
20 April 2020

The EC launched a COVID-19 data platform, which will allow sharing and analysing coronavirus data at unprecedented speed and can boost Open Science and EOSC.

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Increased EU-Africa R&I effort against COVID-19
08 April 2020

Two new calls under Horizon 2020 help tackling the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The EU and the African Union work also on a closer partnership in general.

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On the road towards Open Science in a renewed ERA
07 April 2020

In its recent opinion, the ERAC Standing Working Group on Open Science and Innovation calls for better coordination and a federated approach in Europe.

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AI Power to Combat COVID-19
30 April 2020

The fight against COVID-19 has pushed AI instruments centre stage in the search for innovative ways to limit the spread and develop treatments and a vaccine.

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INNOVATION
CH-EU Success Story: Innovation boost with Eurostars
30 April 2020

A capacity building scheme between Switzerland and Croatia is connecting Croatian research and innovation intensive companies with cross-border value chains.

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A bold new vision for the EIC
27 April 2020

Commission expert group have set out their ambitious vision for the EIC: solving global challenges by supporting deep-tech research and entrepreneurship.

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EIT: Combating Covid-19 with innovation
14 April 2020

The EIT has repurposed activities to contribute to the fight against Covid-19 with connections, hackathons and innovative solutions from its vast community.

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R&D incentives in amended EU state-aid rules
03 April 2020

The EU has loosened restrictions on state aid to companies in order to incentivise collaboration and speed on developing solutions to the Corona crisis.

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EDUCATION
Student exchanges and COVID-19
30 April 2020

The Erasmus Student Network published “Student Exchanges in Times of Crisis - Research report on the impact of COVID-19 on student exchanges in Europe”.

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Quo vadis European Universities Initiative?
27 April 2020

Higher education associations take position on the future of the European Universities Initiative.

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European Mutual Learning and Exchange
27 April 2020

Education ministers discussed the implications of COVID-19 on the educational systems and particularly the challenges of the distance learning.

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Surge for Digital Skills
30 April 2020

Various actors are working together to set up EU level action in support of improving citizens’ and organisations’ digital skills.

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Boosting access to finance for education
22 April 2020

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund launch a Skills & Education Guarantee Pilot in view of overcoming the difficult economic situation.

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INTRA MUROS ...
Physical mobility yes, but greener please!
28 April 2020

Movetia, the Erasmus Student Network and SwissCore presented good practices of how to ‘green’ educational mobility and discussed European level action.

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