Here we are again: since today, 30th Nov 2021, from 4am GMT to enter the UK fully vaccinated travellers need to prove they have already booked & paid a PCR test to be carried out by day 2. The price ranges from £55 to £99 (€66 to €120) while until yesterday evening an antigen test (about
£29, €35) was enough to show at the UK borders. Besides, until one doesn’t get the test results, they must stay self-isolated in their house or hotel room. This measure comes from a country that...Read more
State of the Energy Union 2021: Renewables overtake fossil fuels as the EU's main power source
The Commission adopted its State of the
Energy Union Reports for 2021, taking stock of the progress that the EU is making in delivering the clean energy transition, nearly two years after the launch of the European Green Deal. While there are a number of encouraging trends, greater efforts will be required to reach the 2030 goal of cutting net emissions by at least 55% and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Read more
EU Climate Action: Progress reports show 2020 emissions down 31% from 1990, 76% of ETS revenues used for green transition
Bordeaux and Valencia named European Capitals of Smart Tourism 2022
Bordeaux (France) and Valencia (Spain) have been selected as the winners of the EU’s 2022 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, following a European Jury meeting in Brussels on 26 Oct 2021. The two winners received their official award at the Award Ceremony during the European Tourism Forum gala dinner on 16 Nov 2021, organised by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU together with the European Commission Read more
EU plans single database to certify carbon content of hydrogen, low-carbon fuels
The carbon certification of hydrogen production – currently 96% reliant on fossil fuels – is seen as crucial to introduce some transparency and traceability in the emerging EU market for low-carbon fuels. To achieve this, the Commission is planning an EU-wide database, which is due to be unveiled in Dec 2021 as part of a package of EU laws aimed at decarbonising the gas sector. Read more
New buildings in England must have EV chargers from 2022
Prime minister Boris Johnson outlined an addition to the country's building regulations which will call for new homes and non-residential properties such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as substantially refurbished properties
with more than 10 parking spaces, to install EV chargers.Read more
The 2nd Training Course of the #i2SustainIT project exceeded expectations!
The Erasmus+ i2SustainIT (Impact Incubator for Nurturing Sustainability) project – coordinated by
EPN Consulting – held its 2nd Training Course from 15 to 19 November 2021 in Brussels (Belgium) and was hosted by our Belgian project partner Creative District. The course was on on “Impact Investment & Sustainability” and was attended by 30 delegates from the UK, Belgium, Bulgaria and Greece.
Join us in London at the #i2SustainIT project Final Conference !
The Erasmus+ i2SustainIT (Impact Incubator for Nurturing Sustainability) project – coordinated by EPN Consulting – is going to end this year. EPN Consulting and Worldview Impact Foundation are organising the Final Conference in London on the 9th Dec 2021 with the following title:
RESHAPING THE FUTURE - Impact Investment for Sustainability. All of our Clients, Members and Readers are invited to join us at this FREE event. Registration is mandatory and takes only 1 minute of your time.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
The Website of the Month: Social Impact Metrics
Impact Metrics is a defined system or standard of measurement to track the progress of change by your organization. In the impact space, there are standard metrics and custom metrics. Standards are written by research and evaluation organizations and generally exist around focus areas or organization type. Custom metrics are created by an organization and are designed around their use case.
A well-designed impact metrics focus on continuous learning and improvement of key outcomes. A good practitioner will design a holistic approach to understand multiple impact dimensions. Read more
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EPN Consulting Members receive a number of exclusive and bespoke services including -but not limited to- a repository of selected professional news, articles and papers, and priority invitations to join European projects consortia. Choose among BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD Membership packages.
Companies can use their EPN Consulting Membership as an external department of EU affairs and funding opportunities information. Read more
05 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.15 Horizon Europe-Cluster 5-Destination 03 (Energy-02) calls
12 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the Horizon Europe [LIFE-2021-CET-SMARTREADY] call (Clean Energy Transition – Single Stage)
12 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.5 [HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-01-01to05] calls (CCAM Partnership)
18 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03-01] call (CSA – Twinning)
25 Jan 2022 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [HORIZON-MISS-2021-NEB-01-01] call (CSA – Support the deployment of lighthouse demonstrators for the New European Bauhaus initiative in the context of Horizon Europe missions)
N.B. We are working on adding Horizon Europe deadlines to our Events section
02 Dec 2021 – Brussels (BE) & Online – 11th Annual European DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY Conference
02 Dec 2021 – Manchester (UK) – NORTHERN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
07-11 Dec 2021 – Madrid (ES) & Online – GLOBECOM 2021 – IEEE Global Communications Conference
09 Dec 2021 – Brussels (BE) & Online – European Health Summit 2021
09 Dec 2021 – Online – TRADE 2021 Conference: Resilience, Cooperation and Prospects for he Multilateral Trading System
26-28 Jan 2022 – Brussels (BE) – CPDP 2022 – 15th International Conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection
Please note that many conferences are being cancelled, postponed or converted in Virtual events due to the Covid-19 emergency.
Visit our Events section for updated information.
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