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Towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets - The EU funded project EESI 2020 supported the planning and implementation of long-lasting energy saving measures in major cities and metropolitan regions across Europe.

The pilot projects developed triggered investments in energy efficiency for almost EUR 27 million. More results:!NV98Nt

#investEU #energyefficiency #energy


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My Ocean is #OurOcean

Seas and oceans enrich our identity, ensure our wellbeing and sustain a large part of the economy. They provide food, medicines and the livelihood of millions.

Yet human action has left our ocean heavily affected by #pollution and #overexploitation, and now is the time to to protect marine life and tackle #marine litter so we can use our #ocean sustainably.

#environment #climate #sustainability #globalwarming #europe #europeancommission #europeanunion

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A new "super ingredient" to improve weight control and memory?

The French company Microphyt, funded by the EU #SMEInstrument, is developing a new ingredient by extracting a specific substance from microalgae proven to help with weight management. The ingredient can then be used in food supplements to boost mental and physical fitness.

More about this #investEU project:!Cw94Rt

#SMEs #innovation #science #cognition #health #EUIndustryDay

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"It is your continent. It is your Europe."

Jyrki Katainen tells us about his experience at the University of Leicester in 1995 and 1996. He encourages youth workers, vocational students and teachers to take part in the Erasmus+ programme wherever in Europe.

Find more information on the opportunities offered by the #ErasmusPlus programme to students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers from all over the world:!Nk87uu

#Erasmus30 #Erasmus

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New app to track invasive animals & plants in the EU.

Help us for the mapping of alien species & protect our biodiversity! 🌿
The app contains information of plants and animals introduced by accident or deliberately into a natural environment where they would not be normally found and makes it possible to use your phones' localisation system and camera to capture images of them:!Ct34Bv
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EU-funded researcher Michaël Gillon led the international team that has discovered 7 Earth-like planets around the TRAPPIST-1 ultra-cool dwarf star, a star that is much smaller and colder than the Sun.

Three of the planets orbit in the habitable zone of the star and could host oceans on their surface.

The discovery of the #Trappist1 system was made by the SPECULOOS project, supported by an EU grant and which is searching for potentially inhabitable exoplanets:!pC93Nv

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We are making progress towards growth and jobs: 232 million people are employed in Europe which is the highest number ever. Unemployment is now below 10% in the euro area and even at 8,2% in the EU.

We have published today our annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including an assessment of remaining imbalances. More info & country reports here:!qQ93Jc

#EuropeanSemester #employment #EuropeanCommission #EuropeanUnion #growth #jobs
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It's International Mother Language Day today!

Is there any word or expression (idiom) in your language that cannot be easily translated ? Let us know and celebrate the uniqueness of your native tongue!

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Welcoming US Vice President Mike Pence to Brussels to discuss EU-US relations, President Jean-Claude Juncker emphasised that the relationship between Europe and America are of great importance: "Global stability depends on good relations between the United States of America and the European Union."

The US is our longtime partner and we will continue to work closely and discuss areas such as defence, development aid and trade.

Read the full press statement here:!dW89DY
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What's the common link between migrating birds, a collapsing bridge and a windmill?

The answer is a bladeless wind turbine. EU-funded Vortex Bladeless converts a natural wind phenomenon, which led the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to break in 1940, into renewable energy. The turbine, virtually noiseless, works without blades, saving migrating birds from sudden collision.
The design also reduces the turbine's carbon footprint by 40%. Read more here:!Cr68UQ

This Spanish project received funding from the SME Instrument programme. If you want your company to become the next innovation leader, check how to apply for it:

#InvestEU #SMEInstrument #RenewableEnergy
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