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2 months 3 weeks ago
Ecorys and Fraunhofer IWES conducted a study on the potential of ocean engery, which is now available in the EU Bookshop. The study focusses on the significant ocean energy resource of Europe, which could contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy system and create a new industry with export...
3 months 2 weeks ago
On 2 February 2017, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development launched an open public consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP). As a task within the "Framework contract for the evaluation studies for the CAP: synthesis and cross-thematic...
1 year 1 month 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...
1 year 2 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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 7 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...

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