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Horizon Europe funding to receive €12.4B in 2023

There is to be no major increase in Horizon Europe funding for 2023 despite pressure from MEPs as €12.4 billion budget revealed.
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Social taxonomy: A step towards social sustainability

Judith Vorbach from the European Economic and Social Committee, with Susanne Wixforth, Advisor, walk us through social taxonomy.
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What does the future hold for a UK and Horizon Europe partnership?

Following Brexit, the UK’s association with Horizon Europe has continually been contested and debated. What are the possibilities for a lasting UK and Horizon Europe partnership?

Making European consumers a lever for the green transition

Thierry Libaert from the European Economic and Social Committee states the case for making European consumers a lever for the green transition.
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Germany becomes one of the first European countries to legalise cannabis

Germany has made plans to legalise cannabis, which could create up to 27,000 new jobs and save around about 4.7 billion euros.
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Innovation, research, culture & education policy

Open Access Government provides an update on the policies of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

The Oslo Medicines Initiative: Making people’s access to medicines a reality

WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Ministry of Health and Care Services, Norway, reveal how making people’s access to medicines is a reality thanks to the Oslo Medicines Initiative.
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Time to proactively prioritize mental health

Jackie Mellese, Communication Manager at Mental Health Europe, argues that within the current context of a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous), we must prioritize mental health and make it everybody’s business.
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The future of diagnostics: Technology-driven 4P medicine in Europe

Karen Taylor, the Director at Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions looks at 4P medicine and its role in healthcare diagnostics.
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Peripheral neuropathy: Tracking gait and biomarkers to keep feet healthy and whole

Novel smart insole solution helps people with diabetes ensure foot health, by preventing peripheral neuropathy ulcers and falls.
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Unlock sustainable heating in Europe now

Only 13% of thermal energy in Europe is produced by renewable energy sources and 40% from natural gas alone(1). Therefore, unlocking local, green produced, sustainable heating now is a must.
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Why the European scientific ecosystem must recognise smaller research infrastructures

If supported, small- and medium-sized research infrastructures have the potential to boost the resilience of European society.
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UK government to extend financial support to Horizon Europe applicants

The UK government has decided to extend the financial support provided to Horizon Europe applicants, continuing funding to researchers, businesses and innovators.
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Germany’s professional needs – is education the answer?

Prof Dr Kyriakos Kouveliotis, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI), delves into the perspectives of Germany’s professional needs, including if education provides a solution to this.
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UK to launch formal dispute against the EU over ongoing Horizon disagreements

The UK government is poised to launch formal dispute proceedings against the EU under the claim that Brussels has broken its post-Brexit trade deal.
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EC scheme to support biomethane production plants

The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme, through the Recovery and Resilience Facility ('RRF'), to support the construction and the operation of new or converted biomethane production plants.
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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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Which countries are the most prepared to reach net zero emissions?

Despite being among the top 20 biggest polluters of 2020, the UK is the second most prepared country to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
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European cities compete for sustainability and green change

The European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards are competitions for European cities which are improving the environment.
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Unprecedented fire risks: Europe’s driest summer on record

Europe is facing one of its driest summers in history and there is an unprecedented risk of drought, fires and destruction.

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