Following the summit of the European Union's Leaders,a joint report from the UK Government and the negotiators of the European Union was published on 8 December. UKRO provies an updated overview of UK Participation in EU Funding for Research, Innovation and Higher Education- you can find the updated Factsheet here.
The European Commission published the official versions of the H2020 Work Programmes. These Work Programmes cover 2018, 2019 and 2020. The parts that relate to 2019 and 2020 are provided at this stage on an indicative basis. You can find all the thematic Work Programmes under the relevant sections on this webpage.
On 3rd July 2017 a High Level Group of experts, chaired by Pascal Lamy, published their report "LAB – FAB – APP — Investing in the European future we want", providing advice on how to maximise the impact of the EU's investment in research and innovation. The report was based on the results of interim evaluation of Horizon2020, and was presented during a conference titled 'Shaping Our Future' hosted by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
The EU Commission has issued a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Commission Factsheet on the Novelties of the 2018-2020 Work Programme, for further information please see the link here.
More than 70 practitioners from France, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Italy and many others discussed an important issue of Migration and Social Inclusion in Europe. University of Wolverhampton led the event, with 10 Early Stage Researchers from NU2EU Programme presenting their project ideas or expertise at the seven round tables. Eleven concrete project ideas carefully selected were presented and well received by the participants, EU Commission representatives from DG Research and Innovation and National Contact Point.
Participants were looking for solutions to improve mutual understanding among Europeans, encourage participation in social innovation, empower young innovators, improve wellbeing of young people and integrate incoming people to the host societies. To take a case in point, our colleague Dr Matilde Ventrella brought around her project idea on how to fight illegal trafficking across the EU and non-EU borders. Colleagues from 12 organisations agreed to continue working together with her and submit a proposal in February next year.
The progress has been also achieved in establishing cooperation with Departments of the EU Commission dealing with the International Cooperation, specifically related to the entrepreneurship agenda. This has been led by Dr Paschal Anosike. Furthermore, Dr Arun Arjunan, had the chance to meet Marina Bylinsky, from the Airports Council International, and Jesus Carbajosa, an International Center for Numerical Methods in Enfineering representative. They both agreed to start working together with Dr Arjunan and submit a proposal in the field of aviation.
All the NU2EU participants have commented positively on different aspects of the event and the programme itself, which enabled them to develop their communication, proposal preparation, and negotiation skills as well as to build valuable contacts around Europe and beyond for their upcoming projects.
ERRIN’S 2015 Brokerage Events Week – Great success!
ERRIN organised a full week of brokerage events from 24th to 28th November. More than 700 research and innovation experts came to Brussels with the ambition to find partners and to develop project ideas for the upcoming calls under Horizon 2020 for 2015.
With a strong coverage of regions from across Europe and beyond, the brokerage week enabled experts to meet a wide range of partners and to build strong consortia to increase their chances of success in the next funding round of Horizon 2020.