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  • Expert Panel: Current and Future ESI Funds Challenges and Opportunities

    Relive the Excitement: Take a Look at the Best Photos from Our EU Funds Conference!

    The European Funds Symposium was held from March 27th to March 29th, 2023, and we were thrilled to welcome over 40 participants to our 17th Annual Symposium. It was a great pleasure to have all of you here with us to discuss the latest facts and information on ESI Funds.

    We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who joined us for the…

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  • A hydrogen pipeline to homes that replaces natural gas in private households.

    EU funding from the RRF: “Perseverance is what’s needed”

    The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) sets Europe on a path to the future. However, anyone wanting to take advantage of such EU funding will need to master a few tricks. This is illustrated, for example, by the “doing hydrogen” project, which will both produce and transport green hydrogen. Our author spoke with Dr Ralf Borschinsky from Ontras…

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  • Renewable electricity from the sun and wind becomes climate-neutral hydrogen

    Climate action and digitalisation: The EU’s RRF fund makes Europe more crisis-proof

    The EU Member States are having to overcome many hurdles on route to the future, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Development funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility will help here.

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  • View of the new buildings in the Munich district of Neuperlach

    New European Bauhaus: Ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive

    The neighbourhoods of tomorrow are sustainable, aesthetic and creative. They connect people instead of dividing them. This is the idea behind the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative, whose name is based on the famous Dessau School of Modern Design. Our author Tim Müßle spoke with Oana Cristea, who is closely involved in the…

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  • European Parliament and EU Flags

    It’s not rocket science: finding, applying for and receiving EU funding

    A smarter, greener, more social Europe. That’s the goal of dozens of funding opportunities arising from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds). Too complicated, too confusing? Not at all. It’s actually less time-consuming searching for the right EU funding instruments than you might think. Our author Tim Müßle explains how this…

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  • EU flags

    How to implement the New Operational Programmes succesfully

    The new 2021-27 programming period has started and brings many innovations in terms of the shared management of ESI funds. There are new, more specific objectives for existing funds such as ERDF and ESF+, but there are also completely new funds in place. We asked Merike Niitepõld, Head of Managing Authority Central Baltic Programme, (Regional…

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  • Symbolbild: Ein EU-Fahne im Hintergrund. Vor ihr einige Bündel 100-Euro-Scheine

    ESIF & ERDF: Streamlining the funding process with simplified cost options

    The Common Provisions Regulation of the European Structural Funds defines, inter alia, accounting and control procedures for funded projects. In recent years, member states have criticised the regulations on the grounds that they are too complex. Now the Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) have been introduced to streamline the funding process. We asked…

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  • Pelješac Brigde in Croatia

    Co-financed by the EU and built by China: Croatia’s new bridge

    The Pelješac Bridge, one of the largest EU-funded projects, was inaugurated in Croatia in July 2022. The EU contributed EUR 357 million to the project, as well as a loan from the European Investment Bank. Following the revelation that the Chinese contractor may have violated workers’ rights, we asked the Spokesperson’s Service of the EU Commission…

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    Merry christmas and a happy new year

    The Team of  the European Academy for Taxes, Economics and Law wishes you and your family, despite distance and mask, a happy and successful new year, in which we hope to welcome you again at our professional events. Via video-course or on-site

    Stay healthy!

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