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EURESEARCH WEBINAR HORIZON 2020 - SPREADING EXCELLENCE AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 @ 9:42 am
EURESEARCH WEBINAR HORIZON 2020 - SPREADING EXCELLENCE AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION
The next deadline of the "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation" Programme is 15 November 2017. This webinar provides an overview on SEWP funding opportunities and in particular highlights the upcoming call WIDESPREAD-05-2017 which has the objective to strengthen a field of research (no thematic restrictions) between a widening country and any two internationally-leading research institutions in other MS or ACs.

POLICY BRIEF PRESENTS WAYS OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 @ 9:36 am
POLICY BRIEF PRESENTS WAYS OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES
ERA-LEARN 2020, a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships community, has published a policy brief on stakeholder engagement. This policy brief summarises the current state-of-play of stakeholder engagement among Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), highlights existing approaches of engagement, and introduces possible ways to advance stakeholder engagement.

EC WORKSHOP ON PROOF OF CONCEPT (POC) IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: BEST PRACTICES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INNOVATION

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 @ 12:00 am
Proof of Concept financing (PoC) can facilitate the validation (prototype, demonstrator, proof of market, etc.) and assessment of commercialisation options for technologies developed within Public Research Organisations (PROs) and micro-enterprises/SMEs in South Eastern Europe. The objective of providing PoC financing is to provide financial support to researchers to help them in successfully converting good research into good business. PoC funding is currently at a modest stage of development in South Eastern Europe and, in particular, in the Western Balkans.

COUNCIL OF THE EU AGREES ITS POSITION FOR THE 2018 EU BUDGET AND BACKS INCREASE OF 2017 EU BUDGET

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Monday, 17th July 2017 @ 4:41 pm
COUNCIL OF THE EU AGREES ITS POSITION FOR THE 2018 EU BUDGET AND BACKS INCREASE OF 2017 EU BUDGET
The budget for Horizon 2020 consists of €10.6 billion in commitments and €10.8 billion in payments, which is an increase by 2.6% and 5.8% respectively compared to the 2017 EU budget.

REGI - Committee meeting

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Thursday, 13th July 2017 @ 10:50 am
REGI - Committee meeting
The Hungarian Presidency of the Danube Region Strategy has presented its views on the current level of implementation and of the future perspectives for the Strategy in front of the European Parliament REGI Committee.

TRAINING ON CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT IN POLICY RELEVANT SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Posted by Tomáš Sokol, Thursday, 13th July 2017 @ 12:00 am
In the framework of the Enlargement and Integration Action (E&IA;), the Joint Research Centre is organizing the course "Training on citizen engagement in Policy relevant Science, Technology and Innovation", which will take place in Sarajevo, BiH, on 12 -13 October.