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22-24/09 European online Research and Innovation Days 20200

The fully online version of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place on 22, 23 and 24 September 2020. All of the sessions and actions showcasing Europe’s best and brightest research, science and innovation will be reimagined as an online happening featuring a high-level Policy Conference and the interactive Science is Wonderful! public exhibition. Brought to you by the European Commission, the European Research and Innovation Days brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

Check the programme en registration form.

9/09 and 11/09: Green deal online webinars organised by the Belgian NCPs

With its new priority for a European Green Deal the European Commission plans to make EU’s economy sustainable, by turning the climate and environmental challenges into opportunities. In Horizon 2020 a new cross-cutting call will be added (release foreseen on 18 September 2020).Total budget of the call is €1bn. Deadline for submitting project proposals is expected end of January 2021.

The Belgian National Contact Points have organised two webinars designed to support the Belgian Research & Innovation community to take part to this major call. The webinars took place on Wednesday September 9th and Friday September 11th in the morning.

The first webinar particularly targeted participants having no previous knowledge about the Green Deal call.
The second webinar gave full insight about the background of the call and participants got the opportunity to submit their questions and learned how to find partners.

The presentations of the webinars are now availbale on the event website.

The call will contain 11 areas. More detailed info for each area can be found here.

10/09/2020 COST open call - online information session 2020

The next deadline to hand in the proposals for the COST Open Call is fixed on the 29th of October 2020 at 12:00 AM.

The Belgian COST National Contact Points (CNCs) organised on 10 September 2020 an information session via GoToMeeting for the Belgian researchers that consider handing in a proposal as 'main proposer'.

Presentations are available.


Green deal call published on 17/09/2020

The virtual Info Day on the European Green Deal Call will take place during the Research & Innovation Days on 23 September from 14:00 – 18:00 and on 24 September from 09:00 – 13:00. On 24 September, applicants will have the opportunity to pitch their proposals from 9:00 to 11:00 CET. Pitches can be sent from 18 to 23 September, and will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Details on submission will be published on the Info Days’ website AND meet potential partners during 15 minute face to face meetings. Applicants can enter their profile, and their offers & requests for each of the Green Deal Call topics in the matchmaking tool.

Also two other brokerage events are dedicated to this call :

• EEN Ireland, Horizon 2020 Virtual Brokerage Event on the European Green Deal Call on 13-14th October 2020

• Net4Society Virtual Brokerage Event: Social Sciences and Humanities in the Green Deal Call on 27th October 2020. The Net4Society virtual brokerage event is focused on topics relevant for researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities and the Arts.

Register now for this Net4Society event.

Workprogramme Green Deal call published on 17 September 2020.

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): call for new Governing Board members

The EIT has announced the opening of a Call of Expression of Interest for the selection of up to four new members for its Governing Board. The application period runs until 30 September 2020. As you are all aware, the Governing Board plays a crucial role in the strategic steering of the EIT, hence the importance of attracting candidates of the highest quality. Therefore, we would be very grateful if you could help us in disseminating this information and ensuring it reaches a large number of potential applicants.

All information, including the Call for Expression of Interest and application form, can be found here.

Open for submissions: European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021

Europe's top honour in the field of cultural heritage, these annual Awards identify and promote best practices in the conservation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural heritage; stimulate the trans-frontier exchange of knowledge throughout Europe; increase public awareness and appreciation of Europe's cultural heritage; and encourage further excellent initiatives through the power of example.
The Awards recognise outstanding conservation projects, innovative research, the longstanding dedication to heritage of professionals and volunteers, and exceptional initiatives in awareness-raising, training and education. In 2021, up to 30 remarkable heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, up to 4 winners will receive a Grand Prix with a monetary award of 10,000 Euro.
The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2020 (date of sending).
Europa Nostra will also host a webinar about preparing a successful application which will take place on Thursday, 9 July from 17:00 until 18:00. Registration for the webinar is via this link.