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Spanish scheme to support roll out of broadband backhaul networks in rural areas

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €500 million Spanish scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF') to support the deployment of broadband backhaul infrastructure in rural areas. The measure is part of Spain's strategy to address the needs of citizens and business in the context of the […]

EU launches overseas aid stockpile in Latin America and the Caribbean

Following his recent visit to Colombia, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting Panama on the second leg of his  stay in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the occasion, the Commissioner announced €153 million in humanitarian aid for the region as a whole for 2022. Furthermore, in line with the recently announced European […]

New European Bauhaus under Cohesion Policy: €50 million call for innovative projects in cities

The European Urban Initiative (EUI) is launching today a €50 million call to support urban innovation and cities' capabilities to build a sustainable urban development. This call is a perfect translation into practise of the core values of the New European Bauhaus (NEB): aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion. It will allow the second generation of NEB […]

DiscoverEU awards 35,000 rail tickets to young people this autumn

Today, the Commission is releasing the DiscoverEU autumn call, thanks to which 35,000 young people will receive a rail pass to explore Europe and its rich culture. The call is open to applicants from Erasmus+ programme countries, from today at noon to 25 October at noon. In order to win a travel pass, young people […]

Culture Moves Europe: new opportunities for artists and cultural professionals

Today, the Commission launches Culture Moves Europe, its new permanent mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals, as well as a first call for individual mobility, during a high-level event in Brussels, Belgium. Benefiting from a total budget of €21 million under the Creative Europe programme for a three-year-period (2022-2025), Culture Moves Europe becomes the […]

EU adopts the first Youth Action Plan in EU External Action

Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted the Youth Action Plan in the European Union external action for 2022-2027, the first-ever policy framework for a strategic partnership with young people around the world to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. It will help deliver on international commitments, such as the United Nation's […]

EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism

Human rights are increasingly under threat worldwide. Against this global backdrop, reconfirming the European Union's strong support to human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy, and their defenders worldwide, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen today signed €30 million, a substantial increase, for the new phase of the EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism, in the presence of civil society […]

The URBACT IV programme was officially adopted by the European Commission on 19 September 2022

This European Territorial cooperation programme will support cities to tackle the green, just and digital transitions, through networking, capacity and knowledge building activities. The purpose is to promote integrated sustainable development in cities, improve city’s policies and improve the effectiveness of Cohesion policy in cities. The URBACT IV programme will also support transnational networks to […]

Celebrating 35 years of the Erasmus programme

To mark the 35th anniversary of the emblematic Erasmus+ programme, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will meet 35 current and former Erasmus+ participants as well as representatives of the founding team of the programme, on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The event will honour the achievements of the programme, that has involved 13 million […]

Culture Moves Europe: New €21 million mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals

The European Commission has signed an agreement with Goethe-Institut to implement a new €21 million mobility scheme for artists and cultural professionals: Culture Moves Europe. The new Culture Moves Europe will become a permanent action under the Creative Europe programme and follows the successful I-Portunus pilot project that took place between 2018 and 2022. The […]

Erasmus+: 44 European Universities to cooperate across borders and disciplines

Today, the Commission has announced the results of the 2022 call for the European Universities initiative: with a record budget of €272 million from Erasmus+, 16 existing European Universities will continue to receive support, and four new alliances will be able to start their cooperation. Together with the 24 alliances selected in 2020, a total […]

European Citizen’s Prize. Winners 2022

Communication of the European Parliament concerning the European Citizen’s Prize (Civi Europaeo Praemium). Belgium: My talents for diversity Belgium: The Coordination Centre of Promote Ukraine Croatia: FUND 5.5 Cyprus: OXYGONO (Cyprus Forum & Nomoplatform) Czech Republic: Charita Znojmo’s humanitarian assistance to Ukraine Czech Republic: #HolkyzMarketingu Denmark: Europe Dialogue Estonia: Assisting Ukraine and ‘Ukraina heaks!’ (For […]