New mandate of the Agency and portfolio reassignmentAs of 1 April 2021, EASME ceased its operations and a new agency, the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Executive Agency (EISMEA), was established. The EASME website is not updated anymore and will be archived shortly. EASME mandate and activities have been reassigned as follows:
The future is bright. The future is LIFESince 1992 the LIFE programme has helped around 5 500 projects flourish across the EU and in third countries. Here is a preview of the new-look EU fund for environment and climate action, which will run from now up until 2027.
Goodbye EASMEAfter seven years, the H2020 Energy Unit says good-bye to EASME and hello to CINEA, which will be our new home for the next programming period 2021-2027! Please read our editorial and find out what the future holds for the support of energy efficiency projects in Horizon Europe and LIFE.
New intellectual property helpdesk service for European SMEs doing business in IndiaOne of the biggest concerns for European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) trading with or investing in international markets is how to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) outside the EU.
Handy new tools to help you with the new EU energy labels!On 1 March 2021, dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and electronic displays with ratings as A+, A++ or A+++, returned to a simpler A-G scale.
Helping Finland to cross the carbon neutrality finish lineClimate change is upon us and radical action is needed to stop and adapt to it. The LIFE IP Canemure-Finland project is running many ambitious climate action projects to make the country carbon neutral by 2035 – 15 years ahead of EU targets.
CA-RES successfully supports the Renewable Energy Directive in the EUThe Concerted Action on the Renewable Energy Directive (CA-RES) has successfully demonstrated its value in supporting EU Member States in the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive and the achievement of the national renewable energy targets. CA-RES has helped participating national authorities to gain a better understanding of policy measures implemented by their peers, common challenges and best-practice examples.
Final “Peer-learning workshops in Entrepreneurship Education and Women’s Entrepreneurship” are shaping policy recommendationsOn 9 and 10 March 2021, the COSME-funded project "Peer-learning activities in Entrepreneurship Education and in Women's Entrepreneurship" organised its final workshops.
Making net zero-energy real and affordable in EU residential buildingsThe ZERO-PLUS project, funded under H2020 Energy Efficiency, has successfully evolved technologies and practices for the delivery of net zero-energy buildings in support of the European Green Deal’s renovation wave. Moreover, the project developed solutions that make net zero-energy buildings competitive and affordable for EU citizens.