The European Commission has put the final building blocks in place to kick-start investment in the real economy. A package of measures agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), budget
315 billion euro,
is up and running by early autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement the Investment Plan for Europe.EFSI is an initiative launched jointly by the EIB Group and the European Commission to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU by mobilising private financing for strategic investments.
Govert Buijs EU Liaison Officer RUG and UMCG, Research & Valorisation, supports Junckers’ EFSI initiative, but with a remark: ‘The 315 billion euro EFSI funding offered by the EC to support SME’s with capital, could be a real treat, but it risks to be a treat of our own cigars as well,’ stated Buijs in his column Spreek Buijs. The column has been published in the Healthy Aging AHA-magazine of the Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands Groningen. Read the column (only Dutch version)
The tender procedure for the
new Finance and HR operational management system has been finalized.
This week, the University of Groningen organized the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2019: 12 PhD students presented their research to a non-specialist audience and a panel of judges in only three minutes, with just one slide. The winner of the UG #3MT...
Last week the Virtual Research Workspace of the CIT and the UMCG officially went into production.