September News

September News

Our September 2019 newsletter is now available online. Click on the link below to read the latest news from the European Union that we have selected as most relevant to the East Midlands. You can find information on any other EU topic by visiting

This month we cover topics that relate to:

  • Brexit news
  • EU funding calls
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • European Mobility Week
  • Register to vote if you are a UK national living in the EU


  • Leaflet Rack



5th Call for Proposals launched

5th Call for Proposals launched

The Urban Innovation Actions (UIA) has launched its fifth Call for Proposals. The call is aimed at providing urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. It will remain open from 16 September 2019 until 12 December 2019 at 2pm CET. The budget for this call is approximately EUR 50 million ERDF.

Topics for this call include:

  • Air quality
  • Circular economy
  • Culture and cultural heritage
  • Demographic change

Full details and application pacts are available on the UIA website.




MEPs debate state of play on Brexit talks

MEPs debate state of play on Brexit talks

With the UK currently set to leave the European Union on 31st October and a recent lunch between EU leaders and the British Prime Minister the European Parliament debated the current state of Brexit talks on 16th September. The Parliament has published a summary of contributions from all sides of the European Parliament.

You can read the report by following the link below:


The page also includes links to other Brexit related resources including information about the EU’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit.




Statement by the European Commission following the working lunch between President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Statement by the European Commission following the working lunch between President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Luxembourg, 16 September 2019

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Johnson had a working lunch today in Luxembourg. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of the ongoing technical talks between the EU and the UK and to discuss the next steps.

President Juncker recalled that it is the UK’s responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions that are compatible with the Withdrawal Agreement. President Juncker underlined the Commission’s continued willingness and openness to examine whether such proposals meet the objectives of the backstop. Such proposals have not yet been made.

The Commission will remain available to work 24/7. The October European Council will be an important milestone in the process. The EU27 remain united.

President Juncker was accompanied by the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier.

President Juncker will travel to Strasbourg later today and will address the Plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday morning.

Nottingham Participates in European Mobility Week

Nottingham Participates in European Mobility Week


Today marks the beginning of European Mobility Week.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September), the European Commission’s flagship campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban transport. Under the slogan ‘Walk With Us!’, almost 3,000 towns and cities from close to 50 countries will take part with their activities promoting safe walking and cycling. EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK culminates each year in the well-known Car-Free Day, when streets close for traffic and open for people!

Below you can click on the tram to watch a short video message by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc on the occasion of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019, is relevant throughout the year. In the video, Commissioner Bulc highlights the ways active mobility can benefit our health, environment, and bank balances, and talks about the need to give cities back to pedestrians, cyclists and those using new forms of micro-mobility.

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Nottingham Participates in European Mobility Week


Nottingham is one of 13 towns and cities from the UK that are taking part and is committed to a week of activities based on the focal theme.

You can subscribe to the European Mobility Week newsletter below: