Europa Media

Norway Grants or EU funds?

Today, I’ve decided to speak a bit about the Norway Grants and how to make the most of them. Are they different from the more-known EU structural or research (FP7) funds? Who can apply? Etc. By using the example of a project I have worked on, I will also show how Norway Grants can be… » read more

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The idea for the Europa Media trainings came quite naturally after working for several years on EU projects. The demand was there and it only took a few information days and other similar events, following the invitation of the National Contact Point and the Investment Agency, to realize that we are onto something that will… » read more

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The Kosovar capital of Prishtina was host last week to the Regional Workshop on “Energy efficiency and renewable energy in public buildings”, following the initiative of the country’s Energy Efficiency Agency within the Ministry of Economic Development in cooperation with the AIDA project co-funded under the EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The half-day event aimed… » read more

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Sustainable growth is one of the EU’s main concerns and fundamental objective for the following years. With a budget of 70 billion Euro for the upcoming financial framework, the Union is indeed committed to not just restart the continent’s economy but to do it in a safe and sustainable manner. With this aim in mind,… » read more

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Since their launch in 2007, the “Summer Academies” have traditionally been the last training of the season before holidays. This year was no exception. Last week we have closed our 2013 Spring-Summer training season with the “European Funding Academy 2014-2020 – Summer Edition” training in Balaton, Hungary, with the participation of 35 participants from 15… » read more

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Part 7-Switzerland I have to admit that what I know about Swiss people mostly comes from short holiday/school experiences, not working/project relations. Switzerland’s participation rate in EU research is quite good, so sooner or later our paths will cross hopefully. Based on the descriptions I have read or heard from people living there, the picture… » read more

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The European Geothermal Congress 2013 this year was held in Pisa, Italy and being the coordinator of a project relevant in its topic it was a must to attend and get familiar with the latest trends and innovations in this realm for future project ideas and also to liaise with the most prominent representatives of… » read more

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Part 3: Paper-based approach   Recently I gained new knowledge about auditors, which was slightly surprising, so I wanted to share and ask you about your experience. Here are a few questions to think about: What if the auditors come with a pure paper-based approach? They are not interested in the results, the impact, the… » read more

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