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Harnessing globalisation: regions to benefit from new EU support

Sep 29, 2017 | News

(29 September 2017) – Regions are invited to apply today for two Commission pilot projects. If selected, they can benefit from tailored EU financial and advisory support in transforming their economies and modernising their industries.

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The two pilot projects aim to further help Europe’s regions invest in their niche areas of competitive strength (the “smart specialisation” process) and generate the innovation, resilience and growth needed to harness globalisation. The pilot projects are building on this positive experience.

Two calls for expression of interest are launched today:

– Call 1: Tailored support for regions facing industrial transition

– Call 2: Interregional partnerships to develop competitive European value chains

Regions can apply until 31 October 2017. The results of the calls will be published in early December.

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