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2 months 4 days ago
In 2017, the European Commission, together with the European Parliament, published a document called "EU Actions for Smart Villages" in order to make opportunities for villages and rural communities more visible. One of these actions is the Pilot Project on Smart Eco-Social Villages (“Smart...
2 months 1 week ago
On 4th April 2018, Ecorys colleagues Jan Maarten de Vet and Andreas Pauer provided a guest lecture on EU Regulatory Impact Assessment at the College of Europe in Bruges. The lecture was part of a compact seminar, initiated by Prof. J. Pelkmans already 10 years ago and since several years taken...
2 months 2 weeks ago
The cement and lime sectors in the EU are vital for a range of downstream industries, products and services. Over the past 10 years, both of these sectors have witnessed major downturns, therefore the future is less than certain. A key issue for both sectors is to better understand how resilient...
6 months 2 weeks ago
The Access City Award recognises and celebrates EU cities of over 50 000 inhabitants which proactively support accessibility for persons with disabilities and take exemplary steps to improve accessibility in the urban environment.  The Access City Award ceremony was organized by Ecorys in the...
7 months 1 day ago
Ecorys Brussels has been part of the organisation of the 8th FEAD Network Meeting that took place on 13 and 14 November 2017 in Paris. FEAD, the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, supports EU countries’ actions to provide material assistance to the most deprived. The fund relies on the...
7 months 6 days ago
Virtual and Augmented Reality set to create up to 480,000 jobs by 2020 Europe is a strong and competitive hub for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and is set to become a global leader. That is the key finding of a recent study by Ecorys, which projects that by 2020 the...
10 months 4 weeks ago
Ecorys and Fraunhofer IWES conducted a study on the potential of ocean engery, which is now available in the EU Bookshop. The study focusses on the significant ocean energy resource of Europe, which could contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy system and create a new industry with export...
11 months 2 weeks ago
On 2 February 2017, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development launched an open public consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP). As a task within the "Framework contract for the evaluation studies for the CAP: synthesis and cross-thematic...
1 year 3 months ago
It is official: the online platform promoting the Urban Agenda for the EU and all Partnerships is running and ready for use. You can access it on Futurium. The website offers the opportunity to actively contribute and participate in debates, information exchange and consultations on future...
1 year 9 months ago
Since October 2007, the European Union has been pursuing the Integrated Maritime Policy as an innovative approach which, among several fundamental objectives, aims at fostering the development of efficient cooperation structures and governance among economic actors and stakeholders, while also...

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