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March 7, 2016 | European news

EC Launches Consultation on the Energy Union

The European Commission (DG R&I) has launched an open consultation on the development of a comprehensive, integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union. The objective is to facilitate the EU’s transition to a sustainable, competitive, energy-efficient and low-carbon economy.

This strategy is linked to the implementation of the Energy Union Communication, which called for more research and innovation to ensure that the energy transition happens via modern, user-friendly, safe, sustainable and secure solutions to the benefit of EU citizens and businesses. Commitments taken at the COP21 international climate conference in Paris reinforce the need to step up efforts for reaching agreed climate targets.

The deadline for contributing is 31 May 2016.

EC Consultation
Energy Union Factsheet

The European Commission (DG CONNECT) has launched an open consultation to prepare the next Horizon 2020 e-infrastructure Work Programme 2018-2020. The objective is to gather input from e-infrastructure stakeholders on the challenges they face and which the future work programme could address.

Some of the questions asked include: What are the key challenges ahead? How to answer the increasing scientific data needs? How can industrial actors fully benefit from the services provided by European e-infrastructures?
The deadline for contributing is 30 April 2016. - See more at: www.earto.eu/news/detail/article/ec-launches-consultation-on-european-e-infrastructure.html

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