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K4I Forum Governing Board remote meeting

Work in Parliament | Meetings | 29-04-2020

In her quality of chair, Maria da Graça Carvalho attended today the Governing Board of the Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) Forum of the European Parliament. This was the first remote meeting of the K4I Governing Board since coronavirus lockdown began and aimed at resuming activities and planning specific actions for the upcoming months. The remote meeting gathered more than 30 participants, including Members of the European Parliament and representatives of the member organisations. At the end of ...

EIT: Maria da Graça Carvalho wants to improve COVID-19 response through Health and Digital KICs

Search Results | EIT Strategic Agenda Report | 28-04-2020

Maria da Graça Carvalho announced today a package of amendments aimed at improving the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) response capacity to the coronavirus crisis, in particular through the Health and Digital Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The amendments, presented to the members of the ITRE - Industry, Research and Energy - Committee, are included in the legislative report on the EIT's strategic agenda, to which the MEP is rapporteur, and will be ...

Nautical products in the Single Market under COVID-19

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 28-04-2020

Maria da Graça Carvalho, together with other MEPs from several political groups and countries, co-signed a letter to Thierry Breton, the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, that underlines the impact of COVID-19 on the boating sector. The letter emphasises the importance of ensuring the internal market works for the EU boating sector, which is key for the recovery of specific countries and regions. One of the key problems identified as currently affecting the sector is supply chain ...

COVID-19: PSD MEPs present 7 projects to help overcome the crisis

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 28-04-2020

PSD MEPs presented seven proposals for innovative policy initiatives, to be funded by the European Union (EU) budget for 2021. These pilot projects focus on agriculture, support for nursing homes, restaurants, digitization of education and training, internet access for the most deprived families, crisis management in the tourism sector and promoting renewable energies in the real estate sector. Pilot projects and preparatory actions are tools introduced in the EU budget that aim to test new ...

Covid-19: Maria Graça Carvalho wants to improve response in Health and in the Digital

Press | News | 28-04-2020

Maria Graça Carvalho announced a package of amendments directed to improving the response capability of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Dinheiro Vivo Online reports. The amendments were introduced over the proposal of the European Commission and have received the support of all political families in the European Parliament. In a public statement, the MEP stated: “We respect the EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), but we believe that, in the pr...

EIT: Maria da Graça Carvalho wants to improve COVID-19 response through Health and Digital KICs

Press | Press Releases | 28-04-2020

Portuguese MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) announced today a package of amendments aimed at improving the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) response capacity to the coronavirus crisis, in particular through the Health and Digital Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The amendments, presented to the members of the ITRE - Industry, Research and Energy - Committee, are included in the legislative report on the EIT's strategic agenda, to which the MEP is r...

EIT: Maria da Graça Carvalho wants to improve COVID-19 response through Health and Digital KICs

Work in Parliament | Committees ITRE | 28-04-2020

Maria da Graça Carvalho announced today a package of amendments aimed at improving the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) response capacity to the coronavirus crisis, in particular through the Health and Digital Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The amendments, presented to the members of the ITRE - Industry, Research and Energy - Committee, are included in the legislative report on the EIT's strategic agenda, to which the MEP is rapporteur, and will be ...

Urgent action needed for manufacturers. The NRMM case

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 27-04-2020

Priority question for written answer P-002518/2020  to the Commission Rule 138 Carlo Calenda, Maria da Graça Carvalho, Jens Geier Covid-19 endangers the European economy, in particular the manufacturing capacity. In order to limit the negative impact, the EU must support the most affected sectors by providing flexibility in some of its strictest rules. An example of these rules are the deadlines imposed by Regulations 2016/1628/EU and 2018/985/EU on exhaust emissions. According to the...

Online conference on "The role of Europe in the fight against Covid-19", organised by Plataforma E-Gov

Agenda | 22-04-2020

MEPs call for EU leaders to protect the news media sector

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 20-04-2020

MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho co-signed an open letter addressed to the Presidents of all EU institutions and Commissioners, detailing the state of the media sector in member states and the need to act fast. In this letter , supported by 42 other MEPs from different poilitical groups, the EU is asked to provide immediate actions to support Europe’s news media sector, as it faces up to the sudden loss of advertising revenue caused by the COVID-19 crisis. These include forming an  emergency fund f...

Draft amending budget No 1/2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure - Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak - Support to post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania - Other adjustments [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

As fronteiras da Grécia são fronteiras externas comuns da UE e têm sofrido uma pressão migratória superiores ao normal. Com os 350 milhões de euros afectados de assistência financeira à Grécia será possível construir cinco centros polivalentes de acolhimento e de identificação nas ilhas gregas para assegurar alojamento adequado aos nacionais de países terceiros até que o seu pedido de asilo seja analisado e prevenir e travar a potencial propagação do coronavírus nos campos de migrantes. O ter...

Draft amending budget No 2/2020: Providing emergency support to Member States and further reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

O objetivo do projeto de orçamento retificativo (POR) n.º 2 para o exercício de 2020 consiste em disponibilizar 3 000,0 milhões de EUR em dotações de autorização e 1 530,0 milhões de EUR em dotações de pagamento, no âmbito da rubrica 3 Segurança e Cidadania, para financiar a prestação de apoio urgente na União através do Instrumento de Apoio de Emergência, cuja reativação se propõe para ajudar a fazer face às consequências do surto de COVID-19 e reforçar o Mecanismo de Proteção Civil da União...

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