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Health Partnering Day - 4 July 2019 - Brussels - Save the Date

In connection to the Open Info Day of the European Commission (3 July 2019 in Brussels) and dedicated to “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing” (Societal Challenge 1) in Horizon 2020, the Health NCP Net 2.0 will organise an international brokerage event on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) calls on 4 July 2019 in Brussels.

Get involved in the next and last round of H2020 Health proposals!

Do not miss this opportunity as this will be the last brokerage organised by the Health NCP Network in Horizon 2020. This international partnering event will help you to build your consortium for 2020 updated calls of the 2018-2020 Health Work Programme.

You can register here from 29 April onwards.

More information can be found here. Participation at the event is free of charge and participants are to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels

Mark your calendars for the European Research and Innovation Days, a gathering of Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. Taking place in Brussels on 24, 25 and 26 September 2019, this inaugural annual event features a high-level Policy Conference, an Innovative Europe Hub and the annual ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition.
The European Commission’s Research & Innovation Directorate-General is delighted to host this event in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, located on Quai des Péniches in Brussels, Belgium.

In the meantime, keep up to date with developments on the conference website.

Info session H2020 -no financial errors.be -2019-edition

The "H2020 - no financial errors.be" information session was organised on April 2 2019 in Brussels by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Belgian Legal and Financial National Contact Points.

The aim of the event was to explain to Horizon2020 project partners how to avoid errors in Horizon 2020 project reporting. Topics such as personnel costs, other direct costs, third parties, lumps sum grants will be covered during this whole day event.

The presentations of this event are now available on the section Horizon 2020 presentations of the Eurofed website and on the event website.

COST Open Call (next deadline 05/09/2019) and COST Workshop (06/06/2019)

COST OPEN CALL

The next deadline for the submission of COST Actions proposals will be September 5, at 12:00 CET (noon).

Read more on this web page.

COST WORKSHOP

An information meeting will be organised for Belgian researchers willing to submit a proposal on the 6th of June 2019, in the morning.

You can find more information about this event in Dutch or in French.

Belgian info session on ERC Starting & Consolidator Grant 2020

16 May - Palace of Academies

The National Contact Points (NCPs) for ERC in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP-FNRS, NCP Flanders) jointly organise info sessions to help applicants in the preparation of their ERC proposals.
ERC Starting & Consolidator Grants are open to researchers of any nationality with a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal, in any field of research.
ERC Starting Grant and ERC Consolidator Grant have yearly calls. The 2020 calls will be the last calls in the framework of Horizon 2020. The opening of the Starting Grant 2020 call is expected in Summer 2019 with a closure in Autumn 2019. For the Consolidator 2020 call the closure is expected beginning of 2020.
Applicants shall have been awarded their first PhD > 2 and ≤ 7 years prior to 1 January 2020 for the Starting Grant 2020 call and > 7 and ≤ 12 years prior to 1 January 2020 for the Consolidator Grant 2020 call (extension of eligibility period is possible in certain circumstances).
More information on ERC Starting Grants and on ERC Consolidator Grants.

Participation to the info session is free and open to any researcher wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution.
Registration
is mandatory, before May 9.

Belgian info session on MSCA Individual Fellowships 2019

7 May - Palace of Academies

This MSCA Individual Fellowships info session is organised by the National Contact Points (NCPs) for MSCA in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP-FNRS, NCP Flanders) to help applicants in the preparation of their MSCA Individual Fellowships proposal.
MSCA Individual Fellowships has yearly calls. The opening of the call 2019 is expected on the 11th of April 2019 with a deadline on the 11th of September 2019. The call will be open to experienced researchers from across the world.

Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
More information about Individual Fellowships on MSCA website.

Registration is mandatory and open until the 26th of April.

Belgian info session on ERC Advanced Grant 2019 call

26 April - Palace of Academies

This ERC info session is organised by the National Contact Points (NCPs) for ERC in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP-FNRS, 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 2019 is expected in May 2019 with a deadline on August 29. 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 and open to anyone wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution. Registration is mandatory, before April 19.



General

The Horizon Impact Award has been launched

Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013). The contest is open to FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects that have been completed and that can provide proof of the impact they have created. Each of the five winners will receive €10 000.

This prize aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation and to encourage project beneficiaries on how to best manage and utilise research results. The five winners will be announced and awarded at the R&I Days in Brussels in September, with more than 4,000 high-level participants.
The contest is now open for applications.
For more information about the eligibility and award criteria, you are kindly invited to visit our website page.



Secure societies

Secure societies Information Day and Brokerage Event in Riga: 09 April 2019

The presentations of the information day and brokerage event, organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN4) in Riga are on-line.

The event gave details on Secure Societies calls for proposals in 2019. But also provided networking opportunities through B2B meetings and project ideas pitch sessions.

Secure societies Information Day and Brokerage Event in Brussels: 13-14 March 2019

The presentations of the information day and brokerage event, organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN4) in collaboration with the European Commission, are now available.

The event gave details on Secure Societies calls for proposals in 2019. But also provided networking opportunities through B2B meetings and project ideas pitch sessions. Presentations of this event are on-line.

SEREN4 newsletter, February 2019

SEREN4, the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points has published the first SEREN4 newsletter for 2019. The newsletter deals with the following items: Security policy - reports and initiatives; upcoming International & National Events; upcoming Secure Societies calls;.. and so much more.
The newsletter.

Security research projects catalogue

The latest project catalogues are now available online. Below you can find the links to the volumes of the H2020 security projects, divided by priority areas. EC expects to get card copies from them by mid-February.

Disaster-resilient societies.

Border and external security .

Infrastructure protection and protection of public spaces.