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22/102019 - 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 of/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 will open shortly 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 will be open shortly on the event website.

The presentations of the Societal Challenge 2 Information Day and Brokerage Event are now available

The presentations of the Information Day on "Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy" (Societal Challenge 2) on 4 July 2019 are now available on the event webpage.

The presentations and project idea pitches of the Societal Challenge 2 Brokerage Event (organised by the BIOHORIZON project) on 3 July 2019 are also available here.

Register now for the Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials) Info Days on 16-17 September - Brussels

We would like to inform you that the Information Days for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2020 calls - will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels. Registrations are now open. More information is available here.


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 15 September 2019.

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

Digital Europe draft Orientations consultation

The Commission is currently planning the Digital Europe programme, which would bring direct investment worth a total of €9.2 billion (subject to the agreement of the Council and the European Parliament) for the deployment of innovative digital technologies in five key areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring a wide use of these digital technologies across the economy and society in line with Europe’s ambitious sustainability goals and values.
The Digital Europe Programme (DEP) will be a unique opportunity for the EU to substantially contribute to investment in essential digital capacities that no single Member State can implement alone. As part of the co-design process that will be integral to DEP, ensuring that it reflects what matters most for European society and businesses, the Commission has launched an online consultation. It will collect input from across the EU, targeting a range of stakeholders: SMEs and larger companies, public administrations at all levels, research organisations and academia, NGOs, citizens’ associations, and private citizens.

The consultation is a unique opportunity to have your say in the definition of the priorities for the first 2 years of the DEP (2021-2022)!

The consultation will close on 25 October
Commission proposal for the Digital Europe programme
DEP draft Orientations for 2021-2022

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).

Online consultation - Horizon Europe Co-design 2021-2024

Friday 28 June, the Commission has launched an online consultation as part of the Horizon Europe co-design process on how the programme should be shaped in detail and implemented in practice through the strategic plan 2021-2024.

The consultation will remain open till 8 September 2019.

EU Research & Innovation Days from 24-26 September 2019 in Brussels

Registration is now open for the inaugural annual flagship event - European Research and Innovation Days on 24, 25 and 26 September 2019 and the draft programmes are online.

Taking place in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Quai des Péniches, Brussels, Belgium, it aims to gather Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. The event, which is open to everyone and is free of charge, will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects. This event will be an important part of the strategic planning process that sets the foundations for the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, the proposed €100 billion next EU programme for research and innovation (2021-2027).

To stay informed, follow @EUScienceInnov on Twitter/Facebook using the conference hashtag #RiDaysEU

Given the level of interest, the EC expects the session places to fill up very quickly so our advice is simple: don't delay, register today!

Secure societies

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.