The Scotland Europa Podcast

After 30 years, we thought it was about time that we told Scotland Europa\'s story!The Scotland Europa Podcast will be launching later this month, looking back at our history and talking all things policy and networking Scotland in Europe with some special guest - but we wanted to celebrate our 30th…

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30 Years of networking Scotland in Europe

Every great story starts somewhere, and Scotland Europa’s began in 1992. The Scotland Europa Centre, based at Square de Meeûs 35, was opened in May 1992 by Secretary of State for Scotland, Ian Lang. The very first Chair of Scotland Europa was Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Crawford Beveridge. Beveridge took…

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2022 Arctic Connections Fund

In 2019, the Scottish Government published Arctic Connections, Scotland’s first Arctic policy framework. The document reviews links between Scotland and the Arctic region, reflects on Scottish-Arctic similarities and encourages greater cooperation on shared challenges, with a view to developing joint solutions for mutual benefit of Scottish and Arctic communities. The policy…

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Guide to Horizon Europe funding for the Missions now available

The Missions are a new European Union initiative to encourage key actors across Europe to work together in tackling what the EU considers to be some of the key thematic challenges facing our world: fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities, and promoting soil…

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Funding of £1 million has been announced for peatland and river restoration in the River Forth catchment as part of a major EU project.

Over the next four years NatureScot, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the James Hutton Institute and the University of Stirling will work in partnership to restore habitats across the Forth catchment area in Scotland. The award is part of the £18m EU MERLIN project coordinated by the University of…

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Event report: Nature-based solutions: peatland restoration for climate and environment

On Tuesday 21 September 2021, Scotland House Brussels hosted a Road to COP26 event in collaboration with ICLEI Europe, focusing on peatland restoration for climate and environment. With both COP26 and COP15 due to take place in the coming months, this timely conversation was an opportunity to start a discussion…

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Orbital to lead pioneering FORWARD-2030 tidal energy project to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy

The innovative Scottish technology developer, Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) will lead a pan-European consortium to deliver the €26.7m FORWARD-2030 project, set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy. The FORWARD-2030 project consortium will receive €20.5m of grant support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation…

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New Scottish Government Arctic Connections Fund

The new Arctic Connections Fund has been established to help Scottish organisations and communities collaborate with partners in the Arctic. It promotes exchange of expertise on shared issues and aims to raise awareness of common ambitions. The fund will support initiatives including (but not limited to) seminars and conferences, hackathons…

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Scottish Enterprise Net Zero Framework for Action

Scottish Enterprise recently launched its Net Zero Framework for Action, outlining its approach to supporting businesses to achieve a green, fair economic recovery from the impact of Covid 19. Scottish Enterprise’s framework for action focuses on net zero economic opportunities for Scotland that also deliver benefits to the environment and…

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Digital Innovation and Scientific Investigation at the Hill House

As part of this year’s European Research and Innovation Days, we’re delighted to have a blog from one of our members, Historic Environment Scotland, focusing on the innovative work being carried out at the Hill House in Helensburgh. Sophia Mirashrafi, Digital Project Officer for the Hill House, jointly employed by…

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