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05/11/2019: EC Infoday Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies - WP 2020 update

The European Commission will organise in Brussels on 5 November 2019 an Information Day to inform potential applicants about the Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme-“Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies” and its funding opportunities.

This information day is an opportunity for attendees to get some insight into the Societal Challenge 6 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, for the Work Programme of 2020, covering challenges on Migration, Socio-economic transformations and Governance. Speakers will discuss policy and will give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and on the financial aspects of funding. There will also be a chance to network and meet potential partners as well as to see examples of previously funded projects.

The deadline for the registrations is 25 October 2019. Please apply by sending an email to
For a complete registration you need to send the following:
• Full name
• Phone number
• Email address
• A copy of your ID or passport (valid until the day of the event)
• Name of the organisation you work A confirmation of your participation in the Info Days event will be sent to you by 20 October.

Venue: Centre de conference Albert Borschette (CCAB), Meeting room: 0/C Rue Froissart 36, 1050 Brussels

19/11/2019 Belgian MSCA info session on the RISE 2020 call

The BE NCP for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (NCP Flanders, FNRS and BELSPO) are organising a joint info sessio on the 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) calls.

The information session is organised to support researchers/research organisations/industry in the preparation of their MSCA RISE application.

MSCA-RISE funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. RISE enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide.

When and where: 19 November from 9:30 to 13:30 at the University Foundation

Participation to the session is free and open to any researcher wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution, or any staff member of a Belgian Host Institution. Registration is mandatory.

22/10/2019 - Horizon 2020 proposal workshop & Dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 actions

The Belgian National contact Points Coordinators organise on 22 October 2019 the following workshops in Brussels (University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11). Subscriptions to those 2 events are handled separately. It is possible to participate either to one workshop or to both of them. In the latter case, 2 registrations are necessary.

1.Horizon 2020 proposal workshop- morning
After a general introduction about proposal writing, we discuss in smaller groups simultaneously per field a Horizon 2020 proposal that has been evaluated by the European Commission in the past, guided by an experienced evaluator and NCP of this field. The Horizon 2020 domains for which an interactive workshop will be organised, are
- Societal Challenge 1: Health
- Societal Challenge 2: Food security
- Societal Challenge 3: Energy
- Societal Challenge 5: Climate
- Societal Challenge 6: inclusive and reflective societies
- Industrial leadership: NMBP

The target public are researchers from companies, universities, research organisations, public institutes, etc. that are less experienced in proposal writing for Horizon 2020 actions but are interested in participating in.
Registration is open on the event website.

2.Dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 actions – afternoon
Under Horizon 2020, an exploitation and dissemination plan in the proposal needs to incorporate detailed dissemination and exploitation (D&E) strategies, clearly defining how research results will be implemented and how they will impact on the market, on future developments and policy making. EC offers a number of D&E services to beneficiaries in order to boost their D&E activities and build up D&E capacity. Moreover, the Commission will put more emphasis in Horizon Europe on promoting the exploitation of R&I results.
After a general introduction by experts from the Commission, including information about the boosters, practical tips and tricks will be given by AQUATT - experienced in dissemination, communication and knowledge transfer.
The target public are researchers, administrative staff, dealing with the dissemination/exploitation part of horizon 2020 proposals/actions, or current/future proposal writers that want to broaden their knowledge about this part of the Horizon 2020 proposal.
Registration is open on the event website.


European partnerships - open public consultation

The public consultation on the 12 candidate Institutionalised European Partnerships (based on Articles 187 and 185) is still available online until 06/11/2019.

Horizon 2020 Coordinators' Day on Amendments and Reports - 15 November 2019 in Brussels

On the 15th November 2019 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day” for coordinators of existing grants. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation of grant amendments and reports. It will take place in the Charlemagne building, in Brussels, from 9.30 to 17.00h. The event is mainly meant for grant coordinators, but other project participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats.

Registration (first-come first-served) and agenda are available on the Funding and Tender portal, section news.

It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register to follow the web stream).

New Dissemination and Exploitation Booster

The European commission is launching a new call for expression of interest for projects funded under H2020 and FP7 that need support to disseminate effectively and/or boost their exploitation potential.

Why apply?
Benefit from tailor-made services to build your capacity in disseminating your research results. Get support and build your capacity for increasing your project results’ exploitation potential and access to markets.

How to apply?
If your project was funded under FP7 or H2020, we invite you to express your interest via the online submission form. Project consortium can benefit from one specific service only once but it can apply for the three different services altogether. The project and/or project groups will be selected to receive the services they request based on their motivation, commitment and maturity of their results. The service implementation timeframe is from January 2020 to December 2024.

EC Video and a presentation on Lump Sum pilot actions

A video and a presentation on Lump Sum pilot actions have been published as part of the Online Manual on the Funding and Tenders Portal:

“All I need to know about Lump Sum Pilots” presents the specificities to be taken into consideration when preparing a proposal for a lump sum pilot topic.

EC New Horizon Europe Website and presentation

A new Horizon Europe website on which you will always find recent information about the programme is available. The website also contains a link to an updated version of the Horizon Europe presentation - in all 23 official languages of the EU: Presentation outlining Horizon Europe

Please, be aware that this presentation is for information only and does not necessarily represent the current position of the European Commission. Please always consult the official documents and follow the inter-institutional negotiations. I would also like to highlight that all presentations have been revised by jurist linguists in DG Translation, who had a final word regarding the official languages expressions used in every translation.

Horizon 2020 funding after Brexit

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October.
This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit. It will be updated if anything changes, including if a deal is agreed.

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020

The update of the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020" has just been finalized by the Net4Society project. This final update includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2020.

Please download the document here.

Secure societies

05/11/2019: SRE 2019 workshops with practitioners in Helsinki

The Security Research NCP Network “SEREN4”, and the European LEA research and innovation networks “I-LEAD” and “ILEANET”, with the support of the European Commission are pleased to invite you to the Security Research Event (SRE) 2019 workshops with practitioners. This event is composed of 2 sessions related to the 2020 topics in Horizon2020 on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to fight against crime, cybercrime, and terrorism.
It will take place on November 5th 2019 afternoon, at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni.
Each session begins with a panel composed mainly of practitioners who are interested in the uptake of security research and innovation. The panellists present firstly their points of view and their needs concerning the session topics. Extensive exchanges with the participants in the room will follow the round-table discussions.
Participation to the event is free of charge. Please register before November 1st 2019. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.
Registration site
SRE 2019 event site