Friday, 02 February 2018
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We are continuing our series of newsletters presenting different funding sectors or innovation topics. Contact us to discover how your organisation can be presented in the Focus of the Week.

In today’s Focus of the Week we will present you an overview of Civil Protection

Enjoy reading this edition of our newsletter!

Roland Strauss and the EU Innovation Trends team

Focus of the week: Civil Protection

The civil protection assistance consists of governmental aid delivered in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. On European level, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was established in order to foster cooperation among national civil authorities across Europe. The budget for mechanism's implementation for 2014-2020 is €368.4 million. The EU Structural funds can provide more aid in case of disaster. 

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News Highlights

Defence procurement - Commission opens infringement procedures against 5 Member States: Since the beginning of its mandate, the Juncker Commission is acting to build a strong Europe that can defend and protect its citizens at home and...
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Additional €30 million commitment from EU for micro-enterprises in Ireland over the next 5 years: The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a second agreement with Microfinance Ireland (MFI) to support 2,100 micro-entrepreneurs under the...
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SMART Advanced Manufacturing call for projects: SMART Call for Projects aims at helping EUREKA manufacturing enterprises to adapt to global competitive pressures by developing the necessary...
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19 Feb 2018 - ManagEnergy - Leaders in energy transition: ManagEnergy is the European Commission initiative for helping regional and local energy agencies to become leaders in the energy transition and to...
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1 Mar 2018 - Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation: The workshop aims at discussing the future role of Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation....
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20 Mar 2018 - Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage: The conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with Directorates General for...
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Calls for Proposals
AMIF-2017-AG-INTE-05: Integration of victims of trafficking in human beings:
The provision of assistance and support for the victims of trafficking in human beings under this call assists the Member States to meet their obligations under Articles 11-14 of Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victim.
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ISFP-2017-AG-TERFIN: Counter-Terrorism financing:
The topic aims at funding projects in the area of reinforcing Counter-Terrorism Financing.
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UCPM-2018-PP-PREP-AG: Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution:
The aim of this call is to improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks.
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