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A quick but exhaustive Guide to EU Funds written by an artificial intelligence

EU Funding Guide by StableDiffusionXLThis guide has been written by an artificial intelligence model - I wouldn't say which one because it's not open source, and it could seem advertising - and was checked and a little edited by me. It's an experiment to understand how much AI could support the jobs of writers, editors, analysts and researchers. At the moment all the tests I have done show that AI can do only simple tasks, but if you really need to go deeper into specific matters to find solutions and understand how you can exploit significant opportunities, the human brain is still invaluable. This guide can be considered as a short travel on all the aspects of the EU Funds, useful for beginners and maybe also as a good checklist for the things that have to be done to get funded. It's worth to give a look and any feedbacks will be appreciated.

Global Gateway will support the new Green Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap for Kenya

Photo Credit: Pexels - Narcisa AcikoDuring the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of Kenya Ruto launched the Green Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap for Kenya, supported by the Global Gateway, Europe's investment strategy for the world.

Global Gateway Strategy: 300 billion euros to build connectivity partnerships and boost trade and investment

Launch of the Global Green Bond Partnership

Green BondThe Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) was launched in San Francisco, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). This new partnership will support efforts of sub-national entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations and private companies, and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds.

Circular economy - EP propose ways to boost plastics recycling

Fit for 55 package: an overview of the Social Climate Fund

View of Brussel's Car-Free Sunday - European Commission - Photo credit: Xavier LejeuneDuring the April plenary session, the European Parliament discussed and adopted five fundamental laws of the “Fit for 55 in 2023 package”, approving the deals that had already been reached at the end of 2022 with the member states: the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System and a new Social Climate Fund to combat energy and mobility poverty. Let's get into the latter.

Fit for 55: Parliament adopts key laws to reach 2030 climate target

EU - Designing a European Innovation Council

The European Commission launched a call for ideas on the setting up of a European Innovation Council


> EU - Bio-Based Industries JTI, Call 2016
> Research - ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015, pre-announcement call 2016

Bruxelles adopts revised State aid rules for broadband networks

State aid broadband network - Photo credit Andrea Piacquadio via pexelsThe European Commission will apply the revised Broadband Guidelines to assess State aid measures notified by Member States to support the deployment and take-up of broadband networks in the EU.

4 new calls for proposals to support investments in digital connectivity infrastructures  

Economic Forum, Europe in the Face of New Challenges

31st Economic Forum Karpacz From reconstruction in Ukraine to sustainable mobility, what was discussed at the 31st edition of the Economic Forum, this year hosted by the city of Karpacz, Poland, from 6 to 8 September.

The EU Commission proposes additional € 5 billion of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

Covid19, Europe between failures and supremacies

Credit: EEAS - European UnionThe clear inability of the European governments to face the crisis should lead to a rapid strengthening of the European Union for a unitary, coordinated and rapid management of health, economic and social emergencies. Having lost its digital and productive supremacy, Europe must not give up its cultural and civil supremacy.

How NOT to work with the World Bank and other international financial organizations

World Bank - Photo credit: Shiny ThingsA company can have several objectives beyond the simplistic but correct aim of profit maximization: these can extend to growth into new or foreign markets, the development of a social responsibility program, an increase in market share in its sector, networking for future opportunities, internationalization  etc. or even the necessary fight for survival in these post great recession times.

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Medical devicesThe World Bank Group, in order to tackle the medical crisis, will be providing up to $ 160 billion over the next 15 months in financing for delivering record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforcing health systems, maintaining the private sector, and bolstering economic recovery.

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

EU vs COVID-19 The increasingly asymmetrical crisis compels Brussels to safeguard the single market, thus avoiding losing businesses and jobs. The Commission is called to present the most ambitious proposal, avoiding mediations.

Saving the economy and human lives will never be priced