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EU launches new €50 million pilot to develop skills and education across Europe

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and European Commission are launching a new pilot guarantee facility to improve access to finance for individuals and organisations looking to invest in skills and education. The EUR 50 million pilot scheme will...

Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

How ICT and social sciences can empower energy education

The eTEACHER video is the results of almost three years of work from 12 partners all over Europe and the combination of different skills and knowledge. Our mascot will show you the work done, the results achieved and those...

Call for Papers - International Conference on Clean and Green Energy Engineering CGEE 2020

Annoucement: In light of the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the conference organizing committee has decided to postpone the conference to August 4-6 for the safety and health of all the participants.   Call for Papers submission...

eTeacher Newsletter #4

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to...

Commission outlines plan for EU financing mechanism to support new renewable energy projects

The Commission has opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects. The main objective of this mechanism is to enable Member States to work...

José I. Hormaeche, voice of the “Industry’s committment towards the Sustainable Energy Future”

Mr Hormaeche, General Manager of the Basque Energy Cluster, provided Fedarene with this thought provoking interview on the role and the potential of the private sector to boost the energy transition.   José Ignacio Hormaeche has been...

We must invest today in the buildings of tomorrow

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in...

Slovenia: construction sector SKILLCO project

The SKILLCO Erasmus+ international construction project 2017-20 was successfully completed with 923 individuals participating in the pilot training sessions for four previously identified as missing sectoral skills in three partner...

7 Measures to prepare your buildings for reopening after COVID-19

What can we do in our buildings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection? Are there measures beyond complete disinfection of work spaces to facilitate re-entry?    The following proposals are valid for spaces where non-clinical activity...