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9 months 2 weeks ago
Since October 2007, the European Union has been pursuing the Integrated Maritime Policy as an innovative approach which, among several fundamental objectives, aims at fostering the development of efficient cooperation structures and governance among economic actors and stakeholders, while also...
11 months 14 hours ago
Construction and demolition waste (CDW) represent around 25% - 30% of all waste generated in the EU. Although EU and national policy makers have already put in place a strong policy framework, there is still room for improvement. This is particularly important if we consider the high potential of a...
1 year 3 weeks ago
The cultural and creative sector (CCS) is an essential driver of economic growth and employment in Europe, accounting for 4.2% of EU GDP and employing 7 million people. At the same time, crowdfunding activities have increasingly gained international socio-economical importance over the last years....
1 year 3 weeks ago
  Migrants represent a source of human capital with the potential to revitalise our societies. They can contribute in many ways to job creation, growth and progress in Europe. To capitalise this precious resource, the European Commission has requested the design of a European scheme that helps...
1 year 1 month ago
There are more than 3.6 million retail businesses operating in Europe. 99.9% of them are SMEs and the vast majority (95%) employ an average of just 2 people. Furthermore, they provide the majority (63%) of retail employment. To help them face the challenges of a global, digital, service-dominant...
1 year 1 month ago
Access to energy is a crucial pre-condition for economic development of the African continent.  The great supply of renewable clean energy sources like biomass, solar, wind and geothermal represent an enormous potential for the continent. Unfortunately, this potential remains unlocked due to...
1 year 2 months ago
Renewable energy represents today about 1.2 million jobs in the EU and plays a crucial role to secure energy supply as well as to strengthen the EU’s political and economic position in the international scenario. Ocean energy holds enormous potential in this context. According to the European...
1 year 2 months ago
The European leisure marine industry, represented by the trade association European Boating Industry, organized on Tuesday their first International Breakfast Meeting to tackle the competitiveness, challenges and trends of leisure marine business in the German, European and American markets. Our...
1 year 3 months ago
Construction plays a substantial role in the European economy, accounting for almost 10% of EU GDP and 20 million direct jobs. Therefore, it represents an important driving force for growth, particularly crucial in the context of the on-going economic and financial crisis. To analyse the market...
1 year 3 months ago
The regulatory framework of electronic communications in the European Union encompasses today 8 different legislations. In the framework of its Better Regulation policy the European Commission, DG CONNECT has requested a consortium consisting of Ecorys, WIK and VVA to study the current situation to...