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Coordinators' Day on 21st February 2020 in Brussels

On 21st February 2020 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation” for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of this event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. It will take place at the Charlemagne building in Brussels from 09:30H to 17:00H. This session is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who are invited to prepare a grant agreement, but other participants are also welcome to attend, subject to the availability of seats.

Registration (first-come first-served basis) and agenda is via the following website. It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register).

Belgian info session on ERC Advanced Grant 2020 call for proposals

The National Contact Points (NCPs) for ERC in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP-FNRS, NCP Flanders) are organising an info session on February 20 to help applicants in the preparation of their ERC Advanced Grant proposal.

The ERC Advanced Grant call 2020 will be the last one under Horizon 2020, as a new framework programme for research and innovation will be launched in 2021: Horizon Europe (more information on ERC in Horizon Europe).
The opening of the ERC AdG call 2020 is expected in May 2020 (indicative opening date: 14/05/2020) with a deadline on August 26.

The call will be open to established, leading researchers of any nationality and from any field of research (bottom-up approach), with a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. There is no minimum or maximum age limit. The amount of the grant is up to € 2.5 million for 5 years (or up to €3.5 million in specific cases).
More information on ERC Advanced Grants.

Participation to the session is free and open to any researcher wishing to apply with a Belgian Host Institution, or any staff member of a Belgian Host Institution.

Registration is mandatory, before February 13.

Where: University Foundation, 20 February 2020

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

Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Information Day and Brokerage Event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN4, in collaboration withthe European Commission.

This Information Day and Brokerage Event provides details on the Secure Societies calls for proposals in 2020. These calls offer new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations and other security stakeholders. This particular event will provide the networking opportunities through B2B meetings and project ideas presentation pitch sessions.

Registration is open.

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.


Horizon Results Platform – Anouncement of launch

Research Framework Programme Participants were able to take part in the Pilot for the Horizon Results Platform. But now, the Platform is open to all projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020 and everybody can now upload the results from all their projects! Results can be managed and published without having to submit them for validation.

The platform introduced one new mandatory field called “Related EC Policy Area”, you need to edit your results and link them to up to three related policy areas from the proposed list.

Another novelty is that the Platform introduced and stressed the concept of a Key Exploitable Result.

A published an updated online guide explains how to create results, as well as all the novelties mentioned above.

Science with and for society

SWAFS Brokerage event, Brussels 16 January 2020: presentations available

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

The presentations form this Brokerage Event are available on the event website . Knowledge Day and Brokerage Event, Warsaw 14-15 October 2019: presentations available

All presentations form the last Knowledge Day and Brokerage Event , which took place in Warsaw, 14-15 October 2019, as well as a video from the first day of this event (apart from presentations made by the EC) are available on the event website .