To help meet the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of ocean energy and other emerging technologies such as floating wind and solar by 2050.
Assessing the environment’s prospects in a fast-changing world requires the consideration of emerging trends. A series of published joint European Environment Agency (EEA) and Eionet briefings, explore the potential environmental and policy impacts from four emerging technological innovations.
Lockdowns to contain the coronavirus led to spikes in domestic violence reports. In two new studies, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) assesses the measures each EU country took to protect women during the pandemic and shows how governments can amplify the role of people witnessing violence.
The COVID-19 crisis is strongly affecting regions and cities in Europe. According to a joint CoR-OECD survey presented during the ECON commission meeting, most local and regional authorities expect the socio-economic crisis to severely affect their finances.
A new monitoring system will help ensure that the European Bioeconomy contributes effectively to the objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The European Commission started a public consultation in October. The goal is to aid economic recovery and tackle climate change, by promoting sustainable products and services – e.g. marine renewable energy – that preserve the marine environment and maintain ocean health.
In 2017 nine national archives and museums from eight European countries completed a pre-commercial procurement to improve the quality of digital files that preserve our cultural heritage for the long-term future to prevent degeneration of data storage quality over time. The procurement resulted in worldwide adoption of the three resulting open standardised solutions that improve the capacity, accuracy and quality of digital preservation at a reduced cost.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cybersecurity call funds projects that aim to increase the cooperation and the capabilities of actors fundamental for the EU Cybersecurity Strategy in a variety of domains: from coordinated response to cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity certification to capacity building and public-private sector and institutional cooperation.
The European Commission presented the first-ever EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union Address.
For the seventh consecutive time, IMH, the leading organization for corporate events and media, organized the Advertisement, Marketing & Communication Conference and the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) supports the organization as an academic partner
On 2-13 November 2020 the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute organized jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) an online Training Course on assessing policies for decarbonizing energy systems.
The University of Nicosia organized the decentralized Learning Series on 11 November 2020, with a discussion between Dr. W. Scott Stornetta (Partner and Chief Scientist, Yugen Partners) and Mr. Antonis Polemitis (CEO, University of Nicosia), as well as a specialised Ripple Workshop on the RippleX open-source platform addressed to developers.
The University of Cyprus has secured a highly competitive ERC Synergy Grant for the research project “Water-Futures”, totalling 10 million euros, with Professor Marios Polycarpou, Director of KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, as the corresponding Principal Investigator. Cyprus has had significant successes in securing competitive funding from the European Research Council (ERC) and as such has an established reputation for scientific excellence.
Nomination of the Laboratory of Adapted Physical Activity / Developmental & Physical Disabilities, School of Physical Education & Sport Science/NKUA in the 2020 awards of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the context of the webinar series organized by the programme of the Postgraduate Studies in Modern and Contemporary History of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies of Neapolis University, the second webinar on Constantinople and Hagia Sophia was held on November 13, 2020.
In January 2020, the new rules on the European citizens’ initiative started to apply, making it easier for EU citizens to call upon the European Commission to propose legislation in areas that matter to them and where the Union has the power to act.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing and revitalizing all the industrial operations. Companies are facing new challenges but at the same time they are taking advantages from the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution.