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Munich benefits from EU funding

Social organisations receive support, such as the municipal administration, researchers, or the Munich-based company. A selection of Brussels-funded projects.

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More than 94 percent of the EU budget will benefit the citizens, regions, municipalities, farmers and businesses in the EU", - said on the website of the European Commission. This is a lot of money, when you consider that the multiannual financial framework of the EU for the period 2014 to 2020 amount to 960 billion euros. The largest Item of EU expenditure for agriculture and regional development in the 28 member States. In addition, research, social projects, business ventures, which promoted the creative industries, education initiatives and much more - also in Munich. The SZ presents seven projects, which the EU supports in the state capital.

career opportunities for women

Since the end of the nineties, to be promoted, for example, the vocational guidance projects woman Academy of Munich from the EU. With the money women are supported in the program "Move!" in their career planning, starting a career after graduation, Parental leave or illness, on the questions of Job and industry change, and strategic career planning. The focus of the offer of Mentoring. Mentors in responsible professional positions give volunteers their extensive Knowledge and many years of professional experience to those seeking advice are women.

at a launch event At the group formulated every woman their goals for the consultation. Follow it up with a package from a expert is talking, mentoring support and Workshops selected. "It is, for example, the issues of application, self marketing, bullying, negotiation tactics, or Networking," explains the managing Director of the Mrs Academy, Birgit heritage. The money for "Move!" comes from the European social Fund (ESF). For the period 2018 to 2021 341 336 euros were provided.

Difficult training

155 954 euros in subsidies has been given to the Association "Spectrum work profession social Affairs" for the year 2020, ESF approved. The money is for his landscaping operation Ökomobil thought. "Young people between the ages of 15 and 27 years, with multiple obstacles can make Ökomobil training to be a gardener or a worker," explains Petra-Maria Klier, who works in the Board of Directors of the Association: "these are young people with huge problems in the school or the parents, which alone would not provide the training, or are at risk of Addiction or homelessness." The trainees are accompanied by social workers and specially trained instructors. "Also softer skills such as punctuality, the shoes to Wear safety or the Note will be supported by rules in addition to the professional skills," says Klier. In addition to the 18 trainees, also "normal" masters, journeymen and workers employed Ökomobil. Apart from the EU funding Ökomobil receives a subsidy from the municipal youth welfare office, and financed the Rest of the operating costs by jobs.

The garden from operating Ökomobil forms young people with problems at home or school.

(photo: Florian Peljak)

office for the Image

The EU does not only promote associations, initiatives and companies, but instead invests in Munich in their own Image. So there are in the city library am Gasteig, the Europe Direct information center for Munich (EDIC). The centre is a kind of first point of contact between citizens and the EU at the local level. In addition to General information about the EU and its institutions, there are discussions abroad and voluntary services in Europe, as well as to consumer issues. For elementary school students, the EDIC Europe offers rallies, for older students, EU plan games. Also to be discussed at events and Workshops in the information centre of current EU-topics. As will be discussed, together with MEPs at the "Stammtisch Europe" through ideas, questions, and suggestions of citizens for the time after the European elections. The EU Commission is invested every year 40 000 euros, the Munich-based EDIC, the majority of the costs, the city of Munich is wearing.

Smarter cities

a Whopping 6.85 million Euro was awarded, the city of Munich in the year 2016 of the EU, in order to promote innovative urban development. Together with Lyon and Vienna, you want to test in the project "Smarter Together", as with digital technology, the quality of life in the big city resources can be increased. Was the money invested in the past years, in the district of Neuaubing-Westkreuz and the development area Freiham. Here were renovated in the suburbs, for example, residential energy, car sharing-structured, or in the intelligent light poles tested, the collect about information about pollutants in their environment. It is planned to reduce energy consumption and CO₂-emissions in residential areas by 50 percent, on decentralized, renewable energy sources, heat and electricity in the project areas to feed, and with new mobility solutions, saving more than 95 tons of carbon dioxide. Since February 2019, the results will be evaluated. From the findings of other European cities are to benefit.

The town is the intelligent light poles.

(photo: Robert Haas)

advice for companies

Temedica is a Munich-based Startup that develops digital services for the healthcare market. The online platform Mineo, among others, on the Doctors and therapists individually tailored therapy can set schedules for your patients, or the pelvic floor training App Pelvina. "This is a prevention course for women between the ages of 20 and 60 years, which includes many Exercises, but also Knowledge about the pelvic floor," says Gloria Seibert, founder of Temedica.

But what did the EU do pelvic floor exercises? It is financed together with the Federal office of Economics and export control, the program "promotion of entrepreneurial Know-how", the young company is supported with up to 2000 Euro for consultations. Temedica has to CE marking of medical devices and data protection regulation advice. However, Seibert recalls that the application and the correct documentation of the consultation so much time, have taken that the subsidy hardly worth it. "I don't recommend to my friends this Form of business advice," says the Munich.

learning New characters

In the world of Illuminati, the Templars and the Freemasons can immerse yourself in a few years the one who will play the Augmented Reality Adventure "Oculus Providenciae". As an Agent of a secret society, the players argue with the rival Secret societies of Power and fight against an unknown threat. The game is currently being developed by the Munich-based company Reality Twist. For the prototype development, the company last fall, has received 150 000 Euro from the "Creative Europe Media programme" of the EU. "The Good thing about the promotion is that it is a subsidy," says Thomas Wagner, managing Director of Reality Twist. Unlike, for example, in the game the promotion of the Bavarian film and television Fund his company does not have to pay back the money, but the EU is not only the project-related costs to demonstrate.

the outbreak

"we can go every day," says Donald Dingwell, in his canadian accent, laughing. He is Professor for Experimental Volcanology at the LMU and in the basement of his Institute's laboratory volcanoes to erupt. The do not look like miniature editions of Etna or Vesuvius, but there are boilers made of two superposed Steel. "In the lower we heat, magmas and to bring the Gas pressure in the boiler," explains volcanologist. Will the to high, by hammering the viscous Magma of a steel washer between the boiler and shoot in the top of the container, the atmosphere.

his research is to contribute to Donald dingwell, volcanic eruptions can be better predicted. He says: "With normal measuring devices, we can only observe what happens on the surface of the earth." In the experiments, however, the rock composition, as well as the parameters of time, pressure and temperature could be varied and controlled. For his new research project Eavesdrop dingwell has received 3.4 million euros from the European research Council ERC. So he wants to be in the next five years, together with experts in seismic, electrical, and geochemical signals, and volcanic eruptions to examine.

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