Call for contributions - EUROPE DAY 2020 - GOES ONLINE!
#EuropeDay; "Together WITH regions and cities we are EUrope!"
The European Commission has launched an online consultation to seek input on the future content and implementation of the LIFE programme (2021-2027)
LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated exclusively to environment, climate and energy. The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020.
CoR Action Plan to help regions and cities fight the COVID-19 in the European Union
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally. Governments at all levels, and in particular local and regional authorities, are being called upon to provide emergency services, communicate on how to contain the spread of disease, coordinate efforts, and mitigate as far as possible the impact on economies.Within its institutional role, the CoR is the reference point between the European Union and its local and regional governments. In the framework of the current crisis, it must assist, inform, engage and represent regions and cities across Europe.
The European Commission has adopted a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Temporary Framework enables Member States to ensure that sufficient liquidity remains available to businesses of all types and to preserve the continuity of economic activity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak. The Framework will be in place until the end of December 2020. With a view to ensuring legal certainty, the Commission will assess before that date if it needs to be extended.