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Gender and impact session on 03.05.2018 at Belspo: registration now open

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 half day session.
Registration obligatory and possible until 25/04.

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.

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.


BELSPO Call on Cultural Heritage - Open for the Federal Scientific Institutes and Partners - Deadline 14 June 2018

This call aims to develop the expertise of the federal scientific institutes (FSI) by supporting their inclusion in networks with international partners. The second aim is to give support for structural cooperation with the institutions in the selected proposals. The call invites FSIs to submit proposals for international networking in the domain of cultural heritage, including tangible, intangible and natural heritage, with partners of countries of their choice.

In order to be eligible, proposals must include at least one partner from a FSI and one partner from a non-profit research institution from outside Belgium. The proposed network can also include Belgian non-profit research institutes. The coordinator must be affiliated to a FSI. Each FSI may submit several projects. Networks should include not more than five partners that are financed by the BELSPO project (the coordinator being included).

The total budget of the call is 300,000 EUR. Each proposal can request to BELSPO a maximum funding of 35,000 EUR. The funding, via the coordinator, includes activities of the partner from outside Belgium. The projects funded in the framework of this call must have a lifetime of minimum 1,5 and maximum 3 years. The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 June 2018.

You can find more information on this website (also in Dutch and in French). For more information please contact the secretariat of the "Federal, Interfederal and International coordination" service at

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.

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Registration is open for the EpiXchange2018 conference on epilepsy - 23 May 2018 - Brussels

The EpiXchange 2018 – a community building event for epilepsy research aims to bring together researchers from 7 large ongoing or recently completed research projects funded through the European Commission's FP7 programme. Up to 250 participants are expected. This conference will be held in Brussels, registration is open to everyone and free of charge. The deadline to register is on the 24th of April 2018.

You can find more information and register here.

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.

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.

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

New Success Story about the PRINTEGER project

The success story presents a project dealing with the SwafS activity ethics/research integrity and is titled: PRINTEGER - Integrity is part and parcel of excellent research The PRINTEGER project promotes integrity as an integral dimension of excellence in research. It does so by e.g. improving integrity policies of national and international research organisations, but also by providing better tools for research leaders and managers.
The success story PRINTEGER.