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If you would like beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places to live together after the pandemic, then this is for you.   Yesterday January 18th, the #NewEuropeanBauhaus was launched, a call on imagination to build together a green and inclusive future “that is beautiful to our eyes, minds and souls”. Ursula von der Leyen, the president… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The Council The Council of the European Union (EU) is the institution that represents the member states’ governments. Informally known as the Council, it is where the ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Role of the presidency of the Council The presidency of the Council is responsible for the… » read more

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Hello there, my fellow EU enthusiasts! In today’s blogpost I will take you back to the basics, in case you are a new member of our ever-changing but exciting EU bubble. It’s December, so grab a gingerbread cookie and a hot chocolate and gather around because I am about to show you the top 5… » read more

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On the evening that many countries anticipate a well-known bearded gentleman dressed in red (or green!) climbing down their chimneys, we should also take a moment to celebrate a substance which is often trampled underfoot, but which is in fact the foundation of the earth’s food system and is vital to our everyday survival: soil!… » read more

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Not so long ago, during one of our training courses on H2020 proposal writing, a participant asked me, “how would you address the gender dimension in a field that is historically dominated by men such as mechanical engineering? Or robotics?”. The question was pertinent and mirrors the concern of many researchers and proposal writers. However,… » read more

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Ok, enough with the Halloween horror story-telling – we hope you had a spooktacular week! Now, that pumpkin spice latte is going to help me be productive and get back to more serious matters – work hard, play hard. However, this seriousness is going to last me a day maximum – I need tasks to… » read more

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Innovation today is a buzzword. We use it to describe anything that is not traditional. But, akin to a two-faced Janus, it looks both backwards to tradition (i.e. the past) and forwards to the future. We consider a product or a service ‘innovative’ when it can provide us with solutions. A panacea for the problems… » read more

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This Halloween season was truly Spooktacular! Thank you all for joining our Halloween competition. It was scary, but we must admit it was also entertaining to read all your horror stories: from the coordinator deciding to cut a personnel budget to publish deliverables with spelling mistakes. The winning story stood up and fit perfectly with… » read more

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Hey EU project managers, Iasmina here – the other half of the Sisters Grimm, your one and only source into the spine-chilling stories of managing EU projects. If you know me from my recent webinars on consortium building, you know how much I love stories. I grew up with Brothers Grimm fairytales, and we all… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs