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The UK film industry has received £298.4m in EU funding in the past 10 years according to a recent report by the British Film Institute. The funding went to 1,766 UK projects between 2007 and 2017 and included £120.3m of Creative Europe funding for cultural programmes, £79.6m of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) money, £71.5m of Horizon 2020 funding, Erasmus+ and European Social Fund support.
An Oxford-based scientist trying to understand why bacteria fight among themselves more than animals is one of 50 established top researchers based in the UK who will receive EU funding to further explore their ground-breaking ideas. Once again, the UK is the biggest recipient of grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
A UK SME based in Stevenage which has created a technology that can predict the freshness of foodstuff based on its actual condition will receive EU funding to develop its business plan. Mimica Lab is one of nine British small businesses to benefit from the latest round of the EU's SME Instrument, a programme that helps small innovative companies bring their products to market and expand their activities into other countries.
Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
Please note there will be no weekly round-up next Friday (6 April), given that there is no Commission meeting in Easter week and that the UK Parliament is not sitting. We will resume on 13 April.
From this Sunday, 1 April, Europeans will be able to watch films, series and sports events, read eBooks, play video games and listen to music services to which they have subscribed or which they have paid at home when travelling within the EU. There will be no additional charges for this.
A part EU-funded project – Forensic Architecture – based at Goldsmiths', University of London, uses computer modelling based on architectural evidence to construct interactive displays that can shed light on violent conflicts around the world and disasters such as the Grenfell tower fire.
Local authorities across the EU can from today register for EU funding to build free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces like libraries, city centres, parks, museums and squares. The scheme – WiFi4EU – offers a voucher of €15 000 (over £13 000) towards the installation costs. The registered authorities will be able to apply for the funding from mid-May.