SYNOPSIS Kick-off Meeting

February the 6th CBE staff participated to the 1° project meeting of “SYNOPSIS: Storytelling and Fundraising for Cultural Heritage professionals” in Turin, hosted by Musei Reali Torino. SYNOPSIS has two main objectives: it will identify which are the competences and characteristics of a new professional figure: Cultural Storyteller; and it will create a vocational training on storytelling and fundraising techniques for those managing cultural heritage sites. Indeed, Cultural heritage is an important resource for the European Union because it increases the economic growth, and employment, it supports the social inclusion and environmental sustainability. During the first meeting CBE met the international partners involved in SYNOPSIS implementation, stressing the importance of the project objectives and the expected results we will create as partnership. The consortium includes CBE, Musei Reali di Torino (coordinator), Fondazione ente Ville Vesuviane di Ercolano e Sineglossa (Italy), ... >

Erasmus Plus Brokerage Event

The Erasmus Plus Brokerage event organized by CBE, EVTA– the European Vocational Training Association and the Belgian Italian Chamber of Commerce was a great Success! More than 40 organizations from all over Europe participated to the event to meet new potential Partners interested in building up synergies and develop European Projects in the field of Education and Training. During the event two keynote speakers Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit EC DG EMPL and Francesco Ferlaino, Head of EU liaison Office of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), gave us some very interesting insights on the 2020 Erasmus Plus Priorities and usefull tips on how to right a succesfull proposal. In the aftrnoon, the participants had the chance to meet in a speed date session, folowed by 2 intense hours of round tables working session! We wish you ... >

VUB Social Entrepreneurship Fair 2019

CBE attended the VUB Social Entrepreneurship Fair 2019, that took place on Nov 26th at the VUB Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus in the city of Brussels. The event was a great success! More than 600 participants joined the Social Entrepreneurship Fair. During the event CBE had the chance to present the outputs of the Erasmus + Project – EnForCES Empowering Food in StartUps, which aims to encourage the creation of new start-up with a business model based on the circular economy and to promote the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries ! During the second part of the event, CBE had the opportunity to meet and get in contact with entrepreneurs, students, and community leaders presenting its activities and ... >


More investments in Research and Innovation in the next EU Financial Report BRUXELLES, 23/09/2019 In view of determining the financial dote of the European Union for the new Program for Research and Innovation Horizon Europe, in the setting of the negotiation of the multi-year financial outline 2021-2027, an extended delegation of the italian system in the field agreed about the importance of promoting an ambitious and appropriate for the european challenges financial dote for R&I. Considering the central role covered by R&I for growth and competition, the european institutions are invited to put the action about research and innovation at the centre of the next UE political agenda. In that sense, it’s crucial to have a financial dote for Horizon Europe of at least 120 billion euros, in line with the position already expressed by the European Parliament. The investments ... >

Energy: new objectives for sustainable sources and efficiency

The Parliament approved a binding target for renewable energies (32% in 2030) and an indicative one on energy efficiency (32.5% in 2030), confirming the provisional agreement reached in June with the Council on energy efficiency and renewable energies together with the governance of the Energy Union - the three important legislative dossiers that are part of the Clean Energy package addressed to all Europeans. The legislation states that energy efficiency in the EU should be improved by 32.5% by 2030 and the share of energy from renewable sources should reach at least 32% of gross final consumption in the EU. Both targets will be revised by 2023 with the sole aim of increasing their maximum thresholds. Cuts in the bill and the right to self-consumption of renewable energy for European citizens By making energy more efficient, EU citizens will see ... >

EU plastics strategy: the Commission promotes the market for recycled plastics

Following the European campaign on commitment under the European Plastics Strategy, the Commission presented an ex-ante evaluation showing that the European industry is strongly involved in plastics recycling. With an ongoing commitment, 20 million tonnes of plastics could be upgraded by 2025. However, from the point of view of market demand, so far the demand for recycled plastics is limited to 5 million tonnes, making it clear that further efforts are needed to achieve the target of total consumer reabsorption of plastics from plastic waste recycling. First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, responsible for sustainable development, said that in order to achieve a circular plastics economy, it is essential that more recycled plastics are directed to new products. The Commission will continue to encourage initiatives that help boost the market for recycled plastics in the EU and ... >

Europe that protects: stronger laws to criminalize money laundering

The new measures to criminally combat money laundering come into force throughout the EU; they provide for penalties that will be imposed on dangerous criminals and terrorists wherever they are in the EU, with a minimum prison sentence of four years. Already in December 2017, the Commission proposed to harmonize money laundering offences and sanctions in the EU, because while all Member States criminalize money laundering, the definitions of this crime and related sanctions are not harmonised at EU level, allowing criminals to take advantage of differences in national legislation. Thanks to the new rules approved, this will no longer be possible. Member States now have two years to implement the new rules into national law and to inform the Commission.