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UK SME Skipping Rocks Lab will receive €50.000 (£43.818) of EU funding to finance feasibility studies for a novel sustainable paper cup for take-away drinks. The SME will also receive up to three days of free business coaching.
A new digital and interactive EU publication 'The life of women and men in Europe – a statistical portrait' (UK dataset) has been published ahead of European Statistics Day which is marked on 20 October each year. The publication presents easily understandable statistics through short texts, graphs and interactive visualisation tools and includes an interactive quiz. It covers topics such as education, employment, careers and earnings, but also childcare, health and nutrition habits, or cultural, sports and internet habits.
The European Commission has today proposed new operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats. They aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks. The measures will help member states to better protect public spaces and to deprive terrorists of their means to act.
Coventry City Council will receive close to €5 million (£4.3m) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for its efforts to integrate migrants.
The EU has announced 36 initiatives to foster healthier, cleaner and safer seas at an international conference taking place today and tomorrow (5/6 October) in Malta. EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries are co-hosting the fourth edition of Our Ocean Conference and were joined by HRH The Prince of Wales who addressed the conference on the opening morning.
Four UK projects will receive €13.8 million (£12.7m) of EU funding to support a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The funding comes from the LIFE programme, the EU's funding programme for environment, nature conservation and climate action projects.