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EnergyPROSPECTS EnergyPROSPECTS: Key Insights from the European Survey on Energy Transition

In a landmark effort to understand the European public’s stance on the energy transition, EnergyPROSPECTS has successfully conducted an in-depth online survey of 10,000 individuals across 19 European countries. The survey examined individual engagement in the energy transition, responses to the 2021-2022 energy crisis, energy-saving measures and motivations. The survey also sought to determine the expectations of citizens in relation to sustainable energy practices.  The survey findings suggest that most European citizens believe that their role in the energy transition is limited to...

Just and effective governance for accelerating wind energy

The Horizon Europe project “Just and effective governance for accelerating wind energy“ (JustWind4All) is implemented by 12 European partners led by the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT). The main objective of the project is to support the development and governance of wind energy in a new fair and efficient way. Wind energy is considered a crucial energy source to lower GHG emissions and meet the 2030 objectives outlined by the European Union. Although Europe is investing in on- and offshore wind energy, more is needed. JustWind4All aims to support the acceleration of on...

Analysis of the implementation of the Operational Plan for the first stage 2018-2022 of the National Strategy for Development of Scientific Research in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017-2030

The project “Analysis of the implementation of the Operational Plan for the first stage 2018-2022 of the National Strategy for Development of Scientific Research in the Republic of Bulgaria 2017-2030 and a proposal for its update in view of new European policies and the impact achieved in addressing societal challenges” is funded under the OP "Good Governance" within the Priority Axis "Efficient and Professional Management in Partnership with Civil Society and Business" and under the Procedure "Increasing the Citizen Participation in the Processes of Implementation and Monitoring Policies and...

Advanced Manufacturing Assistance and Training for SME Transformation (ADMA TranS4MErs)

ADMA TranS4MErs is a ?5.6M project funded by Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Union, building on the work of ADMA, the European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre. The project was officially launched on 1st October 2021. The project will run for 3 years and will be implemented by a consortium of 38 partners from the 27 European Union member states. Coordinated by the Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), ADMA TranS4MErs brings a pan-European multi-partner cooperation together, including research and technology organizations, universities, industry...

Efficient support services portfolios for SMEs (ESSPO)

The aim of the “Efficient support services portfolios for SMEs” (ESSPO) project is to improve the regional competitiveness policies for SMEs and their engagement with innovation activities in the regions participating in the project. Еnhancement of the public services for SMEs along with improvement of the economic indicators on regional level are expected. ESSPO builds on the achievements of the successfully completed project project which developed a repository of good practices and approaches for programming, implementation and monitoring of Smart Specialisation Strategies. The project is...

Efficient and Transparent Smart Specialization Policy of Bulgaria 2021–2027

The project is funded under the OP “Good Governance” within the Priority Axis “Efficient and Professional Management in Partnership with Civil Society and Business” and under the Procedure “Increasing the Citizen Participation in the Processes of Policy Making, Implementation and Monitoring”. Innovations are a key factor for growth and competitiveness. European initiatives and developed countries’ practices confirm the need for sustainable, innovation-oriented behaviour as the only possible approach to maintaining high competitiveness...

Hidden innovation: Analysis of research and innovation activity that remains uncovered by official statistics

he project “Hidden Innovation: Analysis of Research and Innovation Activity, which remains uncovered by official statistics” is implemented with financial support amounting to EUR 7,833 provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project is to investigate the reasons for not submitting data on the research and innovation activity of SMEs, and to propose to the state authorities measures to solve this problem. The project is funded by the Scheme for Small Initiatives under Thematic Priority No. 1: “Improving the...

CityZen – Enhancing scalable innovations and new business models based on urban farming ecosystem values

CityZen is an initiative of Applied Research and Communications Fund, started in 2019 and funded by the Programme for Interregional Cooperation INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020. Due to the fast pace of urbanisation, it is expected that by 2050, 67% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This raises concerns over food availability and climate change impact on the local resources. One of the possible solutions to these challenges is urban farming – a global trend that brings more nature into the cities and motivates local governments and communities to use city resources in a more...