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Cybercrime and coronavirus: Warning from EU project

01 April 2020
The EU-funded ‘CyberEast’ project has issued a warning about cyber threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the project, at a time when we all rely more than ever on computer systems, mobile devices and the internet, there is evidence that malicious actors are exploiting these…
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Green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad 2020 now open for applications

01 April 2020
The global green business idea competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for applications from over 55 countries around the world, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The programme aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their clean technology ideas into…
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EU project presents online collaboration tools for civil society organisations in Eastern Neighbourhood

31 March 2020
The EU project ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ has put together a list of digital tools that can help civil society organisations in Eastern partner countries to collaborate virtually. The list contains a series of webinars on the most used tools and solutions for distant work,…
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Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open

31 March 2020
The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity…
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Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners

30 March 2020
As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also…
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CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital

30 March 2020
CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field.  The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
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EU keeps lookout for COVID-19 disinformation

26 March 2020
According to the EUvsDisinfo website, cases of disinformation related to coronavirus have been spotted for over 2 months now. EUvsDisinfo reports that as disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, its narrative remains the same: the virus is man-made, and it is a…
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Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement

26 March 2020
The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the…
European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research

European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research

26 March 2020
The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus. The update includes €47.5 million in funding…