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Secure societies Information Day and Brokerage Event : 13-14/03/2019

This information day and brokerage event is organised by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN4) in collaboration with the European Commission.

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

Registration will be soon open.

Another information day and brokerage event will be organised by SEREN4 in Riga, the second week of April 2019. More info will be send beginning 2019.

14 December 2018 in Brussels: Science with and for Society 2019 - Infoday and brokerage event

Are you interested in participating in Science with and for Society? Are you a coordinator of a project proposal looking for partner? Are you looking for participation in project proposal as a partner?

The network for National Contact Points for Science with and for Society - SiS.net2 - invites all stakeholder involved in the Science with and for Society Programme of Horizon 2020 to the brokerage event to be held in Brussels. The event organised in cooperation with the European Commission will take place on the 14 December 2018 in Brussels.

The main objective of the Science with and for Society Brokerage Event is to provide first-hand information by the European Commission about the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society 2019 and to bring all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SMEs, public bodies, Science Centres etc.), in order to meet potential coordinators and partners in a fruitful networking environment.

For detailed information about registration and the agenda of the event, please visit the event website. More information about the Science with and for Society programme can be found on the European Commission website


Publication of the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement update version 5.1

The update of the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement version 5.1 is available on the Funding & Tenders Portal. Please remember that it may be necessary for you to refresh your Internet browser to reach the new document.

This version of the AGA includes new explanations and examples, in particular concerning: Updates in the annotations of Articles 6.1, 8, 20, 22.1.3, 41.4 and 55; Annotations on the new ERC Lump Sum Pilot PoC model grant agreement; New annotations and updates in the specific model grant agreements: ERC(Article 56a) - MSCA: IF Articles 38, 49.1.1 and 56a, ITN Article 8, RISE Article 8 - Lump sum pilot: Article 4.

The "history of changes" lists the articles which have been updated. Moreover, indents or sections with new explanations are marked with a small green sign on the left-hand margin.

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Presidency Conference on 'Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of S

The EU Council Conference on Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research was successfully organised. More than 350 experts from the fields of research, policy-making, funding agencies, foundations, NGOs and the business-enterprise sector got together in Vienna.

You can find most of the presentations already online, if you visit the ‘conference programme section’ on the homepage . Moreover, you can access from the ‘News-section’ on the homepage the livestream recording, the press release from the Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research about the conference, pictures and the conference brochure for download.

It is worth visiting the ‘News-section’ on the homepage from time to time. We will update it regularly with forthcoming products such as a short promo video, the vade mecum on how to successfully implement mission-oriented research and the working paper on SSH impact pathways. And still many tweets are exchanged!

Secure societies

SMI2G MEETING 2019 on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th January in Brussels

As in previous years, the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising together with SEREN4, the network of secure societies national contact points, a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2019 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 Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th January 2019. 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!

Registration is already open at the event website.

Security Research Event (SRE 2018)

The European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the Security Research Event (SRE) which will take place at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium, on 5 and 6 December 2018. Under the theme "Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU-funded security research", SRE 2018 will demonstrate the strength and inspiring results of security-related research and innovation activities and how these positively contribute to the work being conducted on a daily basis by thousands of security practitioners.

The Security Research Event (SRE) will consist of two interrelated parts: A Conference in which the main challenges related to the theme of the event will be addressed; An Exhibition that will concretely support the conference's theme, featuring around 50 projects showcasing their results.
SRE 2018 will gather 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders: researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners (i.e. fire departments, police, border guards, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc.), as well as a wide number of policymakers from across Europe. While the first day of the Conference will be characterised by two high level panels, the second day will address a number of security-related dimensions such as: Border management, Citizens awareness, Cybercrime, Protection of public spaces, Maritime Security, Disaster resilient societies, Terrorism and Radicalisation.

The full programme is available at the event website.

Science with and for society

New policy brief on Research Integrity

This policy brief aims to provide a concise definition, explanation and context, along with useful (online) resources on research integrity, which can be understood as a summary of responsibilities for the research community on one hand, and as a reassurance of society's trust in the outcomes of research on the other. Research integrity is a key strategic dimension of the Horizon 2020 Programme Science with and for Society and is part of the Responsible Research and Innovation concept.

You can access the policy brief, -as well as previously published policy briefs on the website.