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Belgian info session on the 2020 Research Infrastructures calls

The BE NCP for Research Infrastrcutures (NCP Flanders, FNRS, BELSPO and NCP Brussels) are organising a joint info sessio on the RI 2020 calls for proposals, more specifically the INFRAIA-02 (integrating activities for Starting Communities), INFRAIA-03 (Pilot for a new model of Integrating Activities) and INFRAINNOV-04 (Innovation pilots).

The information session is organised to support researchers and applicants in the preparation of their application for an RI call.

When and where?: 15 October from 9:00 to 12:30 at the Palace of Academies

More info and registration

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.

Science with and for Society Knowledge Day & Brokerage Event, Warsaw, 14-15 October 2019

The last call for proposals in SwafS programme will open on 10 December 2019. Taking this into account the SiS.net consortium is organising its next brokerage events. The first brokerage event will be organised in Warsaw on 15 October 2019. It will be linked to the knowledge day which will take place the day before (14 October 2019).

Here is a direct link to the event website, including registration.

The knowledge day will highlight all topics covered within the Horizon 2020 SwafS call for proposals and will target the SwafS NCPs as well as the SwafS stakeholders. It will serve as information day including training elements on most useful topics important for SwafS applicants.
The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia. During this day coordinators actively looking for project partners, will have a possibility to present their project idea during a flash presentation session.

A second SWAFS Knowledge Day & Brokerage Event is planned for December/January 2020 in Brussels.



General

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.

Consultation on the implementation of Horizon Europe

The Commission just launched a consultation on the implementation aspects of the future programme. The details can be found here. The related online survey is accessible here. The deadline for responses is the deadline for responses has been extended to 4 October 2019.

This consultation is linked to the consultation on the strategic planning for Horizon Europe.

European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards are Europe’s top honour in the field of cultural heritage. The Awards recognise outstanding conservation projects, innovative research; the dedication of heritage professionals and volunteers; and exceptional initiatives in education, training and awareness-raising.

For the next two editions of this scheme, two new ILUCIDARE Special Prizes will be awarded from among the submitted applications. ILUCIDARE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme with the aim of establishing an international network promoting heritage as a resource for innovation and in international cooperation.

In 2020 and 2021, the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards will contribute to ILUCIDARE by identifying, promoting and facilitating the upscaling of best practices in cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy.

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards (previously the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards) was launched by the European Commission in 2002 and has been run by Europa Nostra ever since. The Awards have brought major benefits to the winners, such as greater (inter)national exposure, increased visitor numbers and follow-on funding. The Awards scheme is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Are you active in the field of heritage-led innovation or diplomacy? Submit your project and share your success across Europe!

Apply now. Deadline: 1 October 2019 (last date of sending).



Secure societies

Security Research Event (SRE) practitioner workshops in Helsinki on 05/11/2019

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 at this link. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.

Secure Societies Work Programme 2020 update adopted

The amendment for the Secure Societies 2020 Work Programme has been now adopted by the Commission.
The new work programme is therefore available on the Funding and Tenders (former participant portal) at the following link.

International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Industy Day

In its capacity as Chair of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI), DG HOME is pleased to organise this years’ IFAFRI Industry Day that will be taking place on 15th of October 2019 in Brussels. You can find out more about the work done in IFAFRI on the website.

IFAFRI covers the whole range of First Responders, such as Firefighters, Law Enforcement and Medical Responders. It is therefore crucial for the success of the event, that many practitioners attend. We see it as an excellent opportunity for you to expand your contacts on the international level, to exchange on recent technological trends in your area and to draw conclusions for the work within your own network.

Please click here to find out more and register for the event.