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Uploaded On: 24/02/2021

Every year the European dairy industry processes approximately 152 million tonnes of raw milk, for consumption or for the production of food, feed and pharmaceutical products. The raw milk delivered by the EU-25’s 1.6 million dairy farmers, processed by the dairy industry, plays a vital role in rural areas, and the dairy industry represents approximately 15% of the turnover of the food and drinks industry in Europe employing about 13% of the total workforce. Typical tests currently in use for ...

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Uploaded On: 19/02/2021

The first meeting of BLUEBIOMED’s Sounding Board, that took place online on Monday 15 February 2021, brought together representatives of key Mediterranean governance frameworks and initiatives. It sought to reflect on the way to scale up BLUE BIO MED’s and B-BLUE’s activities and outcomes, and pave the way towards a stronger MED blue economy innovation community.  BLUEBIOMED is one of the two Interreg MED Innovation Strategic Projects funded under Axis 4 (Governance) that promotes the ...

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Uploaded On: 18/02/2021

MCAST, together with a number of vocational schools in Europe, is currently developing a number of courses related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) where the main goal is to develop AI skills of ICT teachers and pupils in the vocational educational and training (VET) sector. The project, titled ‘Introducing Artificial Intelligence to Vocational Schools in Europe’ (No. 2020-1-LT01-KA202-078015) and co-funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ KA2 program, aims to: Develop lesson ...

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Uploaded On: 17/02/2021

Its French co-inventor, Emmanuelle Charpentier won a Nobel prize last year. Now the European Commission says the EU should look to the ‘major advances’ CRISPR gene editing provides to boost yields and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture Horizon Europe is to allocate €5 million for projects aimed at understanding the benefits and risks of genome editing technologies in agriculture over the next two years, according to a leaked draft work programme. The move is in support of ...

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Uploaded On: 16/02/2021

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) enters into a new partnership with The Global Impact Initiative (Gii) – Texas, USA to provide high quality services in the field of lifelong learning.The agreement was signed by the President of LDN Amin Nehme and the Executive Director of Gii Anjum Malik.It aims at enhancing the adaptive future role of teachers and educators vis-à-vis their relationship with the learners as well as improving the lifelong learning approach into a holistic, flexible and ...

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Uploaded On: 16/02/2021

EIT Jumpstarter is the flagship, cross-industrial pre-acceleration programme of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. EIT Jumpstarter helps innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, the ...

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Uploaded On: 15/02/2021

Got ideas, insights or just a perspective? Join to be challenged or challenge us to find your solution. Award for each thematic: Euro25,000. View each challenge below: Digital Technologies, Open Data Systems for Building Environment - SPIE Advanced Manufacturing, Eye See Glasses - Remote Support - APTIV Energy Technologies, Climate-friendly Process Steam Supply - Siemens Energy Industrial Biotechnology, Bio-indole for Gasoline Octane Booster - REPSOL Plastic Free, "Plastic-free" ...

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Uploaded On: 15/02/2021

Ministers from the 42 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) countries have agreed to intensify their efforts towards a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean. Doing so, they want to promote the recovery of the region’s economies from the COVID-19 crisis, and address the environmental and climate challenges. Six years after the first Union for Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy, Ministers adopted today a new declaration, firmly committing to cooperate closely and address ...

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Uploaded On: 11/02/2021

(photo: Participants at the AQUACYCLE launch event which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 30 September 2019.)   The AQUACYCLE Partnership is made up of 7 partners from Greece, Lebanon, Malta, Spain and Tunisia. The project budget is of 2.8 Million Euro with an EU contribution of 2.5 Million Euro and 10% co-financing. The project was launched in September 2019 with a foreseen duration of 36 months. The project is aimed at demonstrating an eco-innovative wastewater treatment technology that...

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Uploaded On: 05/02/2021

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a new EU Soil Strategy. This is the last of a set of public consultations on different ecosystems delivering on the specific commitments in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030Search for available translations of the preceding linkEN. Healthy soils produce our food and raw materials, clean our drinking water, reduce flood risks and store huge amounts of carbon. They are essential for achieving the objectives...

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