WSX News Archive - January 2016

Where do we go now? A helping hand is the cure

Businesses need support from external sources, people, suppliers, customers and networks. Fact. Every business owner comes to a point in their journey where they need help, some never admit it and battle on striving for the success and goals that once spurred …

SEaB Energy receives EU funding to boost expansion into new markets

Southampton-based SEaB Energy has received EU funding that will help it accelerate the adoption of its innovative, waste-to-energy technology across Europe and international markets. The company’s patented micro-power plants, housed in standardised shipping containers, turn food scraps, grass clippings and …

EU funding – Complete Overview

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering areas such as: regional & urban development employment & social inclusion agriculture & rural development maritime & fisheries policies research & innovation humanitarian aid. Management of funds …

European Health Insurance Card – Have You Got Yours?

An EHIC lets you get state healthcare in other EEA countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Important – the European Health Insurance Card: is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private …

Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises (SAFE)

The European Commission monitors developments in SMEs’ access to finance through the joint European Commission/European Central Bank Survey on the access to finance of enterprises (SAFE). Since 2008, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) have collaborated on the Survey …

2016 wishes for Europe

What a lovely surprise in the post this morning! We received a beautifully hand drawn postcard from Leandro, aged 6, from a Primary School in Portugal. It’s all part of an initiative from EDIC Porto, that spreads all over the EU, during …

Access to Alternative Finance for Businesses in Poole, Dorset

Good news! No more lonely trips to the bank to be told that “the computer says NO”. Since the 2008 crash the banks have been licking their wounds and have become a lot more risk adverse. However there is still …

ERDF Funding in Hampshire

The ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) is responsible for the management of EU funding, which is used to develop regions in the UK. This post will focus on how the new round of funding (run from 2014 – 2020) will …

A Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding

Small companies (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), young people, researchers, farmers, public bodies and other categories can benefit from this guide. With references to websites about EU funding opportunities, available for the period 2014-2020, this guide will provide basic information to …

A New Year, A New Challenge – Juncker’s 10 Priorities

We’ve reached 2016 and the challenges are not getting any easier, for the EU. We are experiencing a lot of unrest around the world, with the plight of thousands of migrants escaping a war zone and climate change causing more …