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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Presidency Video Conference: MSCA impact and future challenges

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Presidency Video Conference will be held on 19th June 2020 under the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Conference is organised by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education together with the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes as well as with the kind cooperation of the European Commission.

One of the main activities of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions is promoting scientific excellence and empowering researchers at all stages of their careers and areas of research. The goals of the Conference are, as follows: firstly, to demonstrate the impact and importance of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on researchers and, consequently, on the strengthening of the European Research Area.

The conference aims to bring together scientific community, experts and evaluators, representatives from non-academic sector, representatives from European Commission, Horizon2020 National Contact Points and Programme Committee members, Member States policy makers, officials and stakeholders from across Europe to have high-level discussions platform on the impact of the MSCA on brain circulation and transformed research landscape.

Registration and participation are free of charge:

SEREN4 training for stakeholders on cooperation between Internal Security Fund and H2020 projects

SEREN4 is organising another online training for Stakeholders.The training, actually, was supposed to be a physical training and to take place in Brussels on the 13th of March, in conjunction with the EU Info Day but, obviously, we had to postpone it and to reshape it as an online training.

The session will be about the Internal Security Fund and the cooperation between ISF and H2020 projects and, it will be hosted on Webex on Monday, 8th of June, from 14:30 till 17:00 (Brussels Time); link for registration.
People registered through this link, will receive all the info and details about the connection, later on.

Postponed to 17/6 - H2020 no financial - 2020 edition

This information session is organised in Belgium for the fourth time by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Belgian Legal and Financial National Contact Points.

The aim of the event is to explain to Horizon 2020 project partners how to avoid errors in Horizon 2020 project reporting. The day will be closed by some info on the implementation of the next framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe.

Event will take place in Brussels in the Conscience building (near Nord Station) on 17 June 2020. Participation is free but registration is mandatory and will soon be open on the event website.

Event website.


EC European Research Area corona platform

A European Research Area (ERA) corona platform has been created on the EC Funding and Tender Portal with information in FAQ about impact of COVID-19 on your EC project.
And also an updated list with extended call deadlines.

European Research infrastructures

The deadline for proposals for ESFRI Roadmap 2021 has been extended to 9 September 2020

In the face of the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the resulting impact on the daily lives of all of us and on the ability of research organisations to effectively collaborate across countries, ESFRI has decided to extend the deadline for the presentation of new Proposals for Research Infrastructure Projects for the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 update to allow more time for the preparation of high quality applications.

The new deadline is 9 September 2020.

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

2nd call Expression of Interest on COVID-19 - published on the funding portal

The second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2) is now on the Funding & Tenders Portal. Submission of proposals is available to applicants.
Here are the links to the 5 topics of this EoI:

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2A - Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B - Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C - Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D - Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts

  • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E - Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19

Secure societies

SEREN4 Online Information Day and Brokerage Event 12/05/2020: recordings and presentations

All presentations and recording from the info day part are available.

SEREN4 virtual training webinars of 28/04/2020

SEREN4, the network of Secure Societies NCPs, has organised 2 virtual training events:
- training on how to deal with security issues in proposals,
- workshop on cybersecurity,

The recording and presentations are available.

19 and 20 May 2020: SEREN4 WEBINARS on Disaster Resilience 2020 Topics

The SEREN4 WEBINARS on Disaster Resilience 2020 Topics provide information and practitioner testimonials that can help those who are answering to the SU-DRS01, SU-DRS02, and SU-DRS03 topics.

The SU-DRS01 webinar recording is avialable here.

The SU-DRS02 webinar recording is available here.

The SU-DRS03 webinar recording is available here.

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Information Day and Brokerage Event 12-13/03/2020

Due to the current situation caused by the Coronavirus in Europe and beyond, SEREN4, as main responsible and organizer of the event in object, decided to cancel the Secure Societies Info Day and Brokerage Event of 12-13 March in Brussels. The presentations foreseen for the infoday of 12 March 2020 were all recorded

These presentations are now available on the SEREN4 website.

Security Mission Information & Innovation Group:presentations

The Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) was organised in Brussels on 29-30 January to discuss on the upcoming 2020 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020. All security topics were represented.

The link to download the presentations is now available.