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For many years now, since 2003, the second weekend of November hosts the International Passive House Days: Passive House owners and residents around the globe open their Passive House homes and offices and share their experiences, showing what this “Passive House” idea/concept is all about. Hungary joined this initiative in 2009, when the Hungarian Passive… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

“The European Commission has approved funding for new environmental awareness projects in six countries (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Romania) under the LIFE+ Information & Communication programme 2013. These projects will either raise the profile of environmental issues, or provide training and awareness-raising for the prevention of forest fires.” We recently started implementing the… » read more

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Being an avid book reader, I found the truth in this proverb only during my visit to China. China is exactly as you would imagine it after you read numerous travel guides and yet it is completely different, surpassing expectations and surprising travellers. Europa Media is a partner in the LinkTADs project and I travelled… » read more

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Grant Agreement Preparation

It was a great pleasure receiving the Invitation Letter for Grant Preparation. In this line of work you get used to receiving many different letters from the Commission, but this letter is always the best, no matter how many projects you have managed. As a partner you congratulate of course to your coordinator and all… » read more

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On October 2 – 3 2014, we attended SUSCO Budapest 2014, an international conference on sustainable development held at the Millenáris Center on the Buda side of Budapest. The event, organized by the Antall József Knowledge Centre, was a unique opportunity to learn more about the state of the art of sustainable development projects and… » read more

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No matter how distant your professional expertise might be from transboundary animal diseases (TADs), such words as Ebola, Swine Influenza (pig flu), or Avian Influenza (bird flu) periodically circulate daily news across the globe. Whether it raises (mostly unjustified) concerns and fears among regional communities, or contributes to increased research and vaccine development funding, it… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Having submitted a number of proposals in response to the first calls of Horizon 2020, we have started receiving feedback from the European Commission in the second half of August for those proposals submitted in early spring. The Commission (or its Agencies) evaluates the Horizon 2020 proposals with the help of independent experts. Once the… » read more

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The power of food waste

What if I tell you that wasting food is actually not only about wasting food? What if I tell you that wasting food influences transport, marketing, or even science and greenhouse emissions? Whoa! Sounds incredible, but… it’s true! If you are a food waster you are not alone. We all are, however we don’t realize… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Dozens of Horizon 2020 calls, which were launched on 11 December 2013, are now closed. Quite a few of these calls had submission deadlines in March and April 2014; hence, we have nowadays started receiving feedback from the Commission on the outcomes of our submitted proposals. Similarly, various statistical information on the calls and proposals… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs