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Security Mission Information & Innovation Group event on 1-2/02/2018 in Brussels

The Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2018 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020. This brokerage event will provide a unique networking platform to stimulate innovative ideas and facilitate the creation of consortia. All Secure Societies topics will be represented.

This event will be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February 2018. This year the SMI2G is kindly hosted again by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Please register for this event here.

Note that only presentations in the appropriate template will be accepted and that the organisation cannot provide any reimbursement or certificates for participation to SMI2G 2018.

Save the date - How to write a Horizon 2020 proposal for beginners on 10 January and for advanced participants on 7 February

In the beginning of 2018, Eurofed will organise two trainings on "How to write a Horizon 2020 proposal" for federal Belgian actors. There will be one session for beginners on 10 January 2018, and one session aimed at advanced participants on 7 February 2018.

The session for beginners will include topics such as the EU research framework programmes, the participant portal, the role of Eurofed, and an interactive session on the evaluation criteria. A more detailed agenda will follow soon.

You can already confirm your presence for the beginners session via this form. If you are interested in participating, please do not delay your subscription as places are limited. We only accept participants of the federal scientific institutions and of the federal Belgian departments.

We will send you soon more information about the second session for advanced participants. The link for this session will open next week.

SAVE THE DATE: info session on “H2020-no financial errors.be” on March 6, 2018

Together with the European Commission, the Belgian Legal and Financial National Contact Points (BELSPO/Eurofed, NCP Flanders, NCP-FNRS, NCP Brussels and NCP Wallonie) will hold an info session on “H2020-no financial errors.be” on March 6, 2018. It will take place in Brussels at the Belgian Science Policy Office (Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan, 1050 Brussels).

The aim of the event is to explain to Horizon2020 project partners how to avoid errors in Horizon 2020 project reporting. This event being a follow-up of the event held in October 2016 ( see presentation ), aim is to concentrate this time more on the latest novelties and audits. If you are interested in a particular topic, please send your suggestion to your NCP (eurofed@stis.belspo.be) by 15 January 2017.

Registration form and a detailed programme will be available later here.

We hope to meet you at our event!
The Belgian Legal and Financial NCPs
Pascale Van Dinter - BELSPO/Eurofed
Nico Deblauwe and Ann Van Hauwaert - NCP Flanders
Natacha Wittorski - NCP-FNRS
Tania Van Loon - NCP Brussels
Pierre Fiasse - NCP Wallonie

Societal Challenge 2 Info Day - 14 November 2017 - Presentations available on the event webpage

We are pleased to inform you that the presentations of the Societal Challenge 2 Info Day held in Brussels on 14 November 2017 are now available on the event webpage.

Science with and for Society (SwafS) brokerage event, 29/01/18 in Bruxelles

SiS.net, the network of National Contact Points for Science with and for Society, organises annually a brokerage event in cooperation with the European Commission.

The brokerage event focused on the 2018 work programme will take place on Monday 29 January 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Brussels.

Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Places are limited!!



General

Horizon 2020 Indicative Audit Programme

The Commission has published the Horizon 2020 Indicative Audit Programme. This indicative audit programme is based on the provisions of the model grant agreement and the annotated grant agreement, as well as in line with international standards on auditing. Horizon 2020 auditors perform their work by applying this audit programme. It is indicative because the professional judgement of auditors may justify the necessity to deviate from it, for reasons, and modulate the audit approach accordingly. However, this is expected to be the exception rather than the rule.

The application of this indicative audit programme ensures the coherence of the audit approaches as well as the consistency of the audit conclusions, guaranteeing equal treatment of beneficiaries. In addition, it provides a clear guidance on the audit process itself and contributes to legal certainty.

A reference to the Horizon 2020 Indicative Audit Programme was added to the Participant Portal Online Manual.

Explore Horizon 2020 participation statistics in a new interactive dashboard

Last week the EC has launched the Horizon 2020 Dashboard on the Participant Portal. This novel view on Horizon 2020 implementation data provides powerful analytical functions, with new opportunities for programme reporting, impact analysis, preparing feedback to policy making and decision making on future priorities. All data can be viewed and analysed in aggregated form but also detailed views on individual calls, topics, countries, organisation types etc. are possible, down to the level of individual projects and beneficiaries (including links to the individual project pages on CORDIS).

In its initial version, two sets of functionalities are provided:
• Aggregated Data on participation in proposals
• Aggregated and detailed data on funded projects

These views are accessible directly via the Participant Portal home page and via the new portal page Projects & Results.



Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Innovative Medicines Initiative launches new Calls for proposals

The IMI2 Call 13 has been published on the Participant Portal and IMI website.

IMI Calls for proposals represent an excellent opportunity for researchers to take part in ground-breaking collaborative projects that aim to deliver tangible benefits for patients. Scientists from academia, industry, SMEs, mid-sized companies, hospitals and patients’ organisations are encouraged to get involved. The success stories page offers a glimpse of the kinds of things IMI projects can achieve, and includes testimonials from project participants.

You can find more information on the call page.

Registration open for webinars on IMI2 - Call 13

Registration is now open for the IMI2 – Call 13 webinars, which will be held on 27 November to 15 December. There will be webinars on all the topics plus a webinar on IMI’s rules and procedures. In addition, there will be a dedicated webinar for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to highlight the opportunities for them in this Call and provide them with information that may be particularly relevant for them.

Registration for the webinars is free but obligatory via these links

The draft topic texts for IMI2 – Call 13 are online

This website also has specific information for a range of groups (including academics, SMEs, and patients)

ICPerMed Partnering Tool for personalised medicine research launched

The International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) brings together over 30 European and international partners representing ministries, funding agencies and the European Commission (EC). Together, they work on coordinating and fostering research to develop and evaluate personalised medicine approaches.

Recently the ICPerMed Partnering Tool for personalised medicine research has been launched. The ICPerMed Partnering Tool facilitates networking among universities, research and patient organizations, SMEs, industry and all other stakeholders interested in personalised medicine research. The ICPerMed Partnering Tool offers you to search for partners and to present your expertise to the personalised medicine research community. By completing and activating your profile you publish your partnering profile to all users and present your collaboration offers. The Partner Search Tool assists you in finding suitable cooperation partners for future Calls.

Please find the ICPerMed partnering tool here.

More information on ICPerMed can be found on the ICPerMed website.

Information on the IMI2 Partnering Platform

The IMI2 Partnering Platform facilitates networking among universities, research and patient organizations, SMEs and industry interested in participating in the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI JU). The Innovative Medicines Initiative is a unique Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the pharmaceutical industry represented by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the European Communities represented by the European Commission. The IMI2 Partnering Platform offers you to search for partners and to present your expertise to the IMI2 research community.

By completing and activating your profile you publish your partnering profile to all users and present your collaboration offers.

The partner search function is available for all users, also for those who do not publish their partnering profile. It assists you in finding suitable cooperation partners for future IMI Calls.

More information on the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking can be found on the official IMI JU website.



Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Europe in a changing world | 2018 Call Brokerage Event: presentations and webstreaming

All presentations from the event from 14 November 2017 in Brussels, both from the European Commission's information day and the flash presentations from the afternoon session, are now available.

You will find both them in the "downloads section" of the event website. This also includes link to YouTube recording of the morning session and a PDF catalogue of all participants of the event.



Secure societies

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

Updated Partner search form for SwafS 2018 calls available

The SwafS partner search form has now been made available on the SiS.net website at and here.