“Unity through balance” – the driver of Estonian Presidency

In July 2017 Estonia has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Driven by the motto ‘Unity through balance’ the Estonian Presidency aims to tackle the burning challenges Europe is facing today, focusing on these four priorities: an open and innovative economy a safe and secure Europe a digital Europe and the free movement of data an inclusive and sustainable Europe
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Interreg Project Ideas Lab

The upcoming Interreg Project Ideas Lab for North-West Europe is taking place on 4 October 2017 in Den Haag, the Netherlands. This event will help applicants who are getting ready for the upcoming Interreg North West Europe call for project proposals to: learn more about the programme key areas: innovation, social innovation, low carbon, transport and resource and materials efficiency; get to know success stories and best practices examples; share their project idea and find new partners; develop project ideas. Register before 19 September More information
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Find EFSI-funded projects in your area

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is an initiative to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU. Jointly launched by the EIB Group and the European Commission, it aims to mobilise private investment in projects which are strategically important for the EU. EFSI is one of the three pillars of the Investment Plan for Europe that aims to revive investment in strategic projects around the continent to ensure that money reaches the real economy.
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Erasmus+: Changing lives

Yet, Erasmus not only proved to improve career prospects, but it also broadens horizons and social links: 40% of former Erasmus students have changed their country of residence or work at least once since graduation, almost double the number of those who were not mobile during studies; 33% have a partner of a different nationality, compared with 13% of those who stay home during their studies. Based on this, the Commission estimated that around one million babies are likely to have been born to Erasmus couples since 1987.
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Implementation of the funds #Beneficaries #Communication #Transparency

The EU has a responsibility to be transparent about the spending of public money. A map is available online which provides direct links to lists of the beneficiaries of the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund. The linked websites are managed by the respective Member State who, under the rules governing the implementation of the funds 2014-2020 (EU No 1303/2013), must publish the name of the beneficiary, the activity and the amount of public funding allocated. Click here to get access to the map and lists of beneficiaries. Interested in Communication? From 24 to 25 November 2016, ETCP Team
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