The extension of working life is a hot topic in many European Countries and will have numerous implications on individuals and society at large.


“Over the last decades, data has risen to a prominent role in society, and in science and technology in particular, while some call it “the world’s most valuable resource.”


  • Most ambitious EU research and innovation programme ever, but budget not yet agreed. Parliament wants an ambitious budget of €120 billion
  • At least 35 % of Horizon Europe budget shall go to climate-related research
  • Support for social sciences and humanities, as well as the creative industries included

Few technologies have the potential to disrupt old institutions as much as blockchain – a system that maintains records on huge networks of individual computers. As with any new technology, it could be used for social good – such as supporting people who are priced-out of the current bank accounts – but the big challenge is how to limit its unintended consequences.

The Commission’s proposal for the post-2020 ERDF/CF Regulation provides for a new instrument providing coherent support for cities that builds on all thematic priorities of the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU) and covers all urban areas: the European Urban Initiative (EUI) (Article 10 of the ERDF/CF Regulation proposal). This proposal is in the context of the current, 2014-2020 programming period, background of a highly fragmented governance structure and stakeholders’ representation.

An EU-funded project aims to further the work of the OpenAIRE platform in supporting open access to scientific knowledge. The project is also contributing to the development of the EU's European Open Science Cloud, which provides unlimited access to publicly funded research output in Europe.

What we buy...and where we buy it has changed dramatically in recent years.


This report analyses the implementation of EU air quality legislation at the urban level and identifies some of the reasons behind persistent air quality problems in Europe's cities. It is produced in cooperation with 10 cities involved in a 2013 Air Implementation Pilot project: Antwerp (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Madrid (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Milan (Italy), Paris (France), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Prague (Czechia) and Vienna (Austria).

Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the Commission takes decisive steps to set up a European Innovation Council.

The ‘IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence’ is the first supercomputer centre of its kind in Czechia. The new infrastructure is kitted out with the very latest in information technology, including high-performance devices for simulations, modelling and computations.