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29-30/1/2020 Security Mission Information & Innovation Group in Brussels

The Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2020 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 security topics will be represented.

This event will be held on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January 2020. This year the SMI2G is kindly hosted again by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and find partners for your proposals!

Register now.

22/10/2019 - Horizon 2020 proposal workshop & Dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 actions

The Belgian National contact Points Coordinators have organised on 22 October 2019 the following workshops in Brussels:

1.Horizon 2020 proposal workshop- morning
After a general introduction about proposal writing, the participants discussed 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 was organised were
- 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 general presentation of this workshop is now 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 were given by AQUATT - experienced in dissemination, communication and knowledge transfer.
Presentations are now available on the event website.

26/11/2019 Belgian Infosession for the last H2020 Societal Challenge 6 – Societies calls for proposals

The Belgian National Contact Points (Eurofed, NCP Flanders, NCP-FNRS, NCP Brussels) have organized an information meeting to help researchers to prepare their application to the last calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies” within Horizon 2020 (the next EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, will be launched in 2021).

The presentations are now available on the event website.


How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants

The European Commission's Common Implementation Centre (CIC) that was created to ensure a coherent application of Horizon 2020 legislation by all services implementing the programme has prepared a short guidance document on "How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants".

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.

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Net4Society: Online Brokerage Event

For the first time, Net4Society offers this online based Brokerage Event for the calls and topics of Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme 2020. This event serves as supplement to the on-site Brokerage Event in Bratislava and should especially give those applicants an opportunity to find potential project partners who were not able to travel to Slovakia.
Please mind that the event is therefore particularly designed for applicants with a concrete interest in submitting a proposal in the 2020 topics in Societal Challenge 6.
During the online brokerage event, Net4Society project partners will present a very brief overview of the call topics in the Societal Challenge 6 (SC6) Work Programme 2020, Net4Society’s and other’s partner search services, and give participants an opportunity to introduce their research project idea through a three-minute, three-slide pitch during a “flash presentations session”.
Afterwards the participants will have the chance to discuss concrete project ideas for the 2020 SC6 topics in pre-arranged bilateral meetings in separate virtual meeting rooms.For technical reasons, the event is foreseen for a maximum of 50 participants.

Registration is possible via the following link. More information is available on the project website.

05/11/2019: EC Infoday Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies - WP 2020 update

The European Commission organised in Brussels on 5 November 2019 an Information Day to inform potential applicants about the Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme-“Innovative, reflective and Inclusive Societies” and its funding opportunities.

This information day was an opportunity for attendees to get some insight into the Societal Challenge 6 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, for the Work Programme of 2020, covering challenges on Migration, Socio-economic transformations and Governance.

Presentation and recording of the webstream of the European Commission SC6 Info Day available for download here.

Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020

The update of the document "Opportunities for Researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020" has just been finalized by the Net4Society project. This final update includes SSH relevant topics in all parts of Horizon 2020 within the context of the Work Programme 2020.

Please download the document here.

Science with and for society

16/01/2020 Brokerage event on Science with and for Society last 2020 calls

The next brokerage event for the SwafS 2020 calls will be held in Brussels on the 16th of January 2020.

Registartion is now open.

Overview of Science with and for Society opportunities in other thematic areas of Horizon 2020, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020, has published an e-book with an overview of Science with and for Society opportunities across other thematic areas of Horizon 2020.

The document can be downloaded on the website or here.