May, 2018


EU Budget: Call for EU to seed-fund infrastructure for digital health


Austria’s director general for health, Clemens Auer, is calling on the European Commission to put up seed funding for the creation of a dedicated pan-European infrastructure for digital health – and unlock the potential of digitisation for Europe’s hard-pressed healthcare... (Continue reading)

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Digital skills training programme for Scottish SMEs get third year of funding


National technology training programme ‘DigitalBoost’ has received further funding to continue into a third year of providing digital business training to SMEs across Scotland (May 30th). Continuation of funding of £1.7m from the Scottish Government was confirmed by MSP Keith... (Continue reading)

EU budget: Regional Development and Cohesion Policy beyond 2020


For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU’s main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity. Additional investment efforts are needed to tackle persistent gaps between and within... (Continue reading)

EU budget: Reinforcing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors

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For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion (May 30th). The Commission’s proposal to reinforce the... (Continue reading)

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EU budget: Commission proposes to double funding for Erasmus programme


For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion (May 30th). The Commission is proposing to increase the Erasmus budget to €30 billion from 2021-2027 with €25,9 billion for... (Continue reading)

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€4 billion Project Ireland 2040 Funds Launched


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and several Government Ministers today launched the €4 billion Project Ireland 2040 funds for rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation (May 30th). The four funds are a major innovation in Project Ireland 2040. Rather than... (Continue reading)

Environmental Improvements to take place across the City

Government Opportunities

More than £70,000 of environmental tenders will be discussed by councillors next week (June 04). Tenders are for the enhancement of Provost Road and Canning Street and for the continuation of the cemetery headstone stabilisation programme. Works at Provost Road... (Continue reading)

Improvements to Council Houses


Homes across the city could benefit from improvements if councillors accept a series of tenders next week (June 04). Over £2 Million worth of work could be carried out – including: Roof replacement to properties in Camperdown, Corso Street, part... (Continue reading)

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Network Rail completes two key milestones ahead of new InterCity Express services

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Network Rail has completed two major infrastructure milestones (May 29th) on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) ready for the introduction of new InterCity Express Passenger (IEP) trains later this year. The first is the completion of a gauge clearance... (Continue reading)

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Making waves in subsea innovation


£31m investment to create ‘world-leading’ centre of excellence (May 30th). Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), is to build a subsea manufacturing campus in Scotland’s north east, to support the global oil and gas industry. Backed by a £4.9 million... (Continue reading)

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