Harnessing Talent in Europe: a new boost for EU Regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Europe’s got talent. But talent needs to be nurtured, especially as the EU is going through important demographic transition. This is even more needed in regions that suffer from a shrinking labour force and a low share of persons with a tertiary education, and […]

€30 billion for infrastructure projects connecting EU regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted the upgraded Connecting Europe Facility programme and released new funds for transport, digital and energy projects for 2021-2027. The upgraded Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, agreed between Parliament and Council in March and worth €30 billion for 2021 to 2027, […]

Deal on financing a just energy transition in EU regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, EP and Council reached a provisional agreement on setting up the Just Transition Fund to mitigate the social impact of greening the economy. The Just Transition Fund (JTF), worth 17.5 billion EUR, is one of the EU’s key tools to support regions […]

Coronavirus: Commission launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from […]

Just transition in EU regions: support to people, economy and environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU must transition towards a climate-neutral economy without letting disparities between regions grow any further, say regional development MEPs. On Monday 6 July, the Regional Development Committee approved the establishment of the Just Transition Fund (JTF) with 27 votes in favour, 7 against […]