Issue 50

July - August 2016

Discover now the 130 working sessions organised in Brussels as part the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities (10-13 October 2016). Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, the programme is structured into three themes: Sustained and sustainable economic growth; Inclusive economic growth; Making ESI Funds simpler. 22 partnerships of regions and cities, 13 Directorates-General of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and several networks, associations and other institutions have partnered up for it.

In 2017, the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme will be funding projects in the following areas "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials".  The calls for proposals will be launched in autumn 2016 via the Participant Portal.

The Arctic dimension & earth observation:

Call topic

Alessandro Capo, from AIN in Italy, has kindly circulated the latest environment related tender opportunities on the United Nations Global Market Place.  This portal represents a global market of over USD 15 billion annually for all types of products and services.  Its accounts for over 99% of the total UN procurement spent. The UNGM therefore provides an excellent springboard to introduce your products and services to many UN organisations, countries and regions by only completing one registration form.

The European Commission is organising an Information Day on Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" that will take place on Wednesday 14th September 2016 where the Commission will present the following calls for proposals to be launched in autumn 2016: