Last May 5th, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce of in Belgium and Luxembourg, organized a webinar on “Covid-19: How EU Programmes and Projects are affected?”, in collaboration with our member Zabala Innovation Consulting.
The aim of this webinar was to present and explain the companies the different measures announced by the European Commission after the crisis caused by COVID-19 and to detail the new deadlines for presenting already established projects.
Marie Latour, Head of Zabala Brussels Office, began by informing that the Commission has extended the timeframe for projects to allow Member States to accelerate research, testing and production of products relevant to the coronavirus and thus protect jobs and to further support the economy during this crisis.
During the conference, Latour explained that, due to the global pandemic, the European budget will be affected and this could lead to the modification of the next Multiannual Financial Framework. She also detailed the measures taken by the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund. Then she described the European programs which have suffered some modifications due to the coronavirus and explained the changes in the existing calls. At the same time, the speaker reported on other interesting calls that are still open, such as EUREKA, the AMABLE project or SmartEEs2 project, among others.
Finally, Latour explained other aspects of the projects that have been affected by this crisis, such as evaluations, their execution, or their financing.
At the end, a round of questions was featured where the participants could ask their doubts about the information explained.
The Chamber wants to sincerely thank Marie Latour and Zavala Innovation Consulting once again for her presentation and her dedication, as well as to the participants for their attendance.
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