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The presentations of the Societal Challenge 2 Information Day and Brokerage Event are now available

The presentations of the Information Day on "Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy" (Societal Challenge 2) on 4 July 2019 are now available on the event webpage.

The presentations and project idea pitches of the Societal Challenge 2 Brokerage Event (organised by the BIOHORIZON project) on 3 July 2019 are also available here.

Register now for the Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials) Info Days on 16-17 September - Brussels

We would like to inform you that the Information Days for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2020 calls - will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels. Registrations are now open. More information is available here.


European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards are Europe’s top honour in the field of cultural heritage. The Awards recognise outstanding conservation projects, innovative research; the dedication of heritage professionals and volunteers; and exceptional initiatives in education, training and awareness-raising.

For the next two editions of this scheme, two new ILUCIDARE Special Prizes will be awarded from among the submitted applications. ILUCIDARE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme with the aim of establishing an international network promoting heritage as a resource for innovation and in international cooperation.

In 2020 and 2021, the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards will contribute to ILUCIDARE by identifying, promoting and facilitating the upscaling of best practices in cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy.

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards (previously the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards) was launched by the European Commission in 2002 and has been run by Europa Nostra ever since. The Awards have brought major benefits to the winners, such as greater (inter)national exposure, increased visitor numbers and follow-on funding. The Awards scheme is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Are you active in the field of heritage-led innovation or diplomacy? Submit your project and share your success across Europe!

Apply now. Deadline: 1 October 2019 (last date of sending).

Online consultation - Horizon Europe Co-design 2021-2024

Friday 28 June, the Commission has launched an online consultation as part of the Horizon Europe co-design process on how the programme should be shaped in detail and implemented in practice through the strategic plan 2021-2024.

The consultation will remain open till 8 September 2019.

Publication of the H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement update version 5.2

An update of the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement version 5.2 is available on the Funding & Tenders Portal. Please remember that it may be necessary for you to refresh your Internet browser to reach the new document.

This version of the AGA includes new explanations and examples, in particular concerning:
Updates in the annotations of Articles 6.2.D.5, 6.2.F, 16.2, 20, 29, 31, 37, 55
New annotations and updates in the specific model grant agreements:
- MSCA: IF Article 6.2.B, ITN Articles 6.2.B and 32, RISE Article 6.2.A
- ERA-NET Cofund: Preamble and Articles 5, 8, 15
- EJP Cofund: Articles 3, 6.2.F

The "history of changes" lists the articles which have been updated. Moreover, indents or sections with new explanations are marked with a small green sign on the left-hand margin.

EU Research & Innovation Days from 24-26 September 2019 in Brussels

Registration is now open for the inaugural annual flagship event - European Research and Innovation Days on 24, 25 and 26 September 2019 and the draft programmes are online.

Taking place in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Quai des Péniches, Brussels, Belgium, it aims to gather Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. The event, which is open to everyone and is free of charge, will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects. This event will be an important part of the strategic planning process that sets the foundations for the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, the proposed €100 billion next EU programme for research and innovation (2021-2027).

To stay informed, follow @EUScienceInnov on Twitter/Facebook using the conference hashtag #RiDaysEU

Given the level of interest, the EC expects the session places to fill up very quickly so our advice is simple: don't delay, register today!

European Research Council

ERC Work Programme 2020 - Webinar 18 July

On July 18th at 3 PM, the ERC will host a webinar on the work programme 2020 and grant competitions.

Alex Martin Hobdey, Head of Unit for Call and Project Follow-up Coordination, and Angela Liberatore, Head of Unit for Social Science and Humanities, will briefly present plans for 2020 and take questions from Twitter and Facebook.

To watch, listen and ask questions, go to ERC YouTube page and follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Secure societies

Secure Societies Work Programme 2020 update adopted

The amendment for the Secure Societies 2020 Work Programme has been now adopted by the Commission.
The new work programme is therefore available on the Funding and Tenders (former participant portal) at the following link.

International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Industy Day

In its capacity as Chair of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI), DG HOME is pleased to organise this years’ IFAFRI Industry Day that will be taking place on 15th of October 2019 in Brussels. You can find out more about the work done in IFAFRI on the website.

IFAFRI covers the whole range of First Responders, such as Firefighters, Law Enforcement and Medical Responders. It is therefore crucial for the success of the event, that many practitioners attend. We see it as an excellent opportunity for you to expand your contacts on the international level, to exchange on recent technological trends in your area and to draw conclusions for the work within your own network.

Please click here to find out more and register for the event.

Secure societies Information Day and Brokerage Event in Brussels: 13-14 March 2019

The presentations of the information day and brokerage event, organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN4) in collaboration with the European Commission, are now available.

The event gave details on Secure Societies calls for proposals in 2019. But also provided networking opportunities through B2B meetings and project ideas pitch sessions. Presentations of this event are on-line.