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Belgian info session on the ERC Advanced Grant - April 23 - Brussels

Th ERC AdG info session is organised by the National Contact Points (NCPs) for ERC in Belgium (Belspo, NCP-FNRS and NCP Flanders) to help applicants in the preparation of their ERC Advanced Grant proposal.

ERC Advanced Grant has yearly calls. The opening of the call 2018 is expected in May 2018 with a deadline in August 2018. The call will be open to established, leading researchers of any nationality and from any field of research, with a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.

More information on ERC Advanced Grants.

Participation to the session is free but registration is mandatory.

SAVE THE DATE! - Belgian info session on MSCA-IF - 15 May - Palace of Academies

The Belgian MSCA NPS (BELSPO, NCP-FNRS and NCP Flanders) organise jointly an info session on the MSCA call for Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) on May 15 at the Palace of Academies.

The MSCA-IF-2018 call will open on 12 April 2018 with a deadline to submit a proposal on 12 September 2018.

Programme and registration will be available soon!!!

Gender and impact session-save the date - 03.05.2018 at Belspo

An information sessions with the title “The GENDER dimension and IMPACT section of your Horizon 2020 proposals” will be organised on 03.05.2018@Belspo. Each aspect will be handled in a ˝ day session.
More info .

Horizon 2020 Coordinators' Day on Amendments and Reporting - 12 April 2018 in Brussels

On the 12th April 2018 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 via the following website. It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register). The event will also be announced on the "What’s New? " section of the Participant Portal

Info session on “H2020-no financial” on March 6 at Belspo: presentations

Together with the European Commission, the Belgian Legal and Financial National Contact Points (BELSPO/Eurofed, NCP Flanders, NCP-FNRS, NCP Brussels and NCP Wallonie) have organised an info session on “H2020-no financial” on March 6 at the Belgian Science Policy Office.

The presentations of the Info session are now available.

COST Open call - COST workshop at BELSPO

The deadline for the next COST-Action Open Call is 20/04/2018. More info.
On 27/03/2018 in the morning, an infosession (in English) is organised at Belspo for Belgian researchers who want to bring in a COST proposal.
NL Agenda and registration.
FR Agenda and registration.


UK Participation in Horizon 2020

A short report is released beginning March which helps clarify the UK’s position and ongoing eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020. It covers the recent Joint Report as well as the UK governments Underwrite Guarantee and also includes a Q&A section regarding the implications for UK participation in H2020 and the uninterrupted flow of funding.

The report.

Report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato on Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the EU

The report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato ‘Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union – A problem solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth' written at the request of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is now available online at the following address.
This report provides strategic recommendations on Missions, and how they can be structured in the future European Union Research and Innovation Programme (FP9).
As the Commission is keen to get feedback from stakeholders as well as the public, a call for feedback has been launched via a dedicated EU Survey which will run until 3 April 2018 via the following address.


Registration is now open! - Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – Bulgarian Presidency event on High Performance Computing - Sofia, 19 April 2018

We would like to inform you that registrations for the Shaping Europe’s Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications HPC event in Sofia are now open.

Follow the dedicated page to have the complete agenda as well as practical information on the event.

Register now and join more than 250 scientists, industrialists and representatives of ministries from South and Eastern-Europe in a debate on the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) to transform Europe's digital future.

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Innovative Medicines Initiative launches new Call for proposals

The Call has the following topics: (i) Targeted immune intervention for the management of non-response and relapse; (ii) Non-invasive clinical molecular imaging of immune cells; (iii) Development of a platform for federated and privacy-preserving machine learning in support of drug discovery; (iv) Centre of excellence – remote decentralised clinical trials.

All topic texts, Call documentation and details of how to apply can be found on the IMI website. The deadline for submitting short proposals is 14 June 2018.

Networking event on Personalised Medicine research, 27 March 2018, Brussels

The networking event will discuss innovation needs, capabilities and collaboration opportunities for Personalised Medicine, with reference to the Horizon 2020 funding programme.

A representative from the Innovative and Personalised Medicine Unit, DG RTD will provide the keynote speech.

You can register here.

Food, agriculture, marine and maritime research and Bio-economy

Call flash info Societal Challenge 2 is now published online

Applicants can find an update of the number of proposals submitted under the ‘Topic conditions & documents’ section on the topic page of the closed call topics, see participant portal.

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Save the date:

The Austrian EU Council Presidency will organise a conference on "Impact on Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda - Valuation of SSH on mission-oriented research" taking place on 28-29 November 2018 in Vienna. Save the date!

#SSHare social media campaign - Start March 5th, 2018

Govert Buijs (Strategic Advisor Sustainable Society, University of Groningen) and Maarten Eisema (EU Liaison Officer, University of Groningen) are setting up a social media campaig. Worldwide, research budgets for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) face increasing pressure, partly because the crucial role of SSH is sometimes poorly understood. This is the reason why they want to show the world the richness and importance of SSH research. With this in mind, they want to start a social media campaign. If you would like to know more, please watch the following video, and get inspired. By setting up this campaign, they want to make the voice of SSH heard and convince policy makers of the importance of investing in SSH research.
What: Social media campaign #SSHare your contribution
When: Starting 5 March 2018
Action: Show why SSH research is important by writing this on the A4 document which you can download via the link below, take a picture and #SSHare it online!

You can download the document and find the video.

Net4Society new factsheets

Two new Net4society factsheets are pubished on the Net4society website: one on “transformation” and one on “e-government”.

See the factsheets.

Secure societies

Security Infoday and Brokerage event - 12&13 March in Brussels: presentations available

SEREN3, the network of National Contact Points for the H2020 theme Secure Societies, in cooperation with the European Commission has organised a Horizon2020 Secure Societies European Infoday and Brokerage Event. The event took place on 12 and 13 March in Brussels.
The presentations of this event are now available at the following link.

Webinar on SU-ICT-03-2018 (Cybersecurity Competence Network), 5 March 2018

The webinar that took place on Monday 05/03/2018. Access to the websinar is via this link (Play recording 34 min) and Recording Password is dBJ3FQkM

This topic will also be presented during the Info Day in Brussels on 12-13 March 2018 (see under infodays/conferences). More concretely in the morning of 13/03 during the part of the Agenda entitled "DS Call and related calls on cybersecurity".

H2020 Secure Societies International Info Day and Brokerage Event” in Warsaw on 11th of April 2018

SEREN3 - Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points with the support of the European Commission are organizing a “H2020 Secure Societies International Info Day and Brokerage Event” in Warsaw on 11th of April 2018. This particular information day and brokerage event give details on the forthcoming calls for proposals H2020-CIP 2018, H2020-SEC 2018 and H2020-DS-2018, published on 27 October 2017 under the societal challenge Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

These calls offer new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations, security stakeholders and practitioners. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity if you are interested in meeting other motivated Secure Societies actors from all over Europe AND receiving first-hand information on the next Secure Societies calls 2018-2020 under H2020

More information about the event is available on the following website .

CfP for the pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network

The Commission has launched a call for proposals for a €50 million pilot to support the creation of a network of cybersecurity competence centres across the EU. The proposals can be submitted until 29 May 2018.

Scope of the call.

Horizon 2020 Innovation Prize "Seamless authentication for all"

The European Commission has recently launched a Horizon Innovation Prize for 'Seamless authentication for all'. The challenge of the prize is to invent secure, privacy-friendly and affordable authentication methods for smart objects. The Prize is worth €4M.

More information here.

Science with and for society

Presentations from Brokerage event: available

The presentations from the brokerage event are now accessible on the network website.
The presentations.