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Belgian info session on Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN/RISE 2020 calls for proposals

The National Contact Points (NCPs) for MSCA in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP F.R.S.-FNRS, NCP Flanders) are organising an information session on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2020 calls for proposals for the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE).

The information session is organised to support researchers/research organisations in the preparation of their MSCA application.

ITN bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. Projects may take one of three forms: European Training Networks, European Industrial Doctorates and European Joint Doctorates.
RISE funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. RISE enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide.

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.

Venue: University Foundation
When?: 24 June 2019
More information and registration

Belgian info session on ERC Synegy Grant 2020 call foir proposals

The 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 Synergy Grant proposal.

ERC Synergy Grant call 2020 is not yet open but closure is expected in Autumn 2019 already, meaning that it is high time to start preparing an application. The call will be open to small groups of researchers of any nationality and from any field of research, with a track-record assessed according to the level of their career stage. The applicants should demonstrate that the proposed research cannot be carried out by a single Principal Investigator working alone. More information on ERC Synergy 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.

Venue: University Foundation
When?: 17 June 2019
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Register now for the Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing) Information Day (3/07) and Brokerage Event (4/07) - Brussels

With the principle of 'better health for all' at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing) focuses on:

  • personalised health and care
  • infectious diseases and improving global health
  • innovative and sustainable health systems
  • decoding the role of the environment (including climate change) for health and wellbeing
  • digital transformation
  • cybersecurity in health and care


Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 work programme for 2020 (2020 Health calls) will be expected to offer calls for proposals with an overall budget of about €650 million. Funding opportunities will be presented at the Open Info Day on 3 July.

Registration is now open!

The link for the webstreaming will be available on 2 July.

Related to the Open Info Day, but as a separate event, the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organising a free of charge Partnering Event on 4 July in Brussels which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming 2020 Health calls.

You can now register on this website until 31 May.

Register now for the Societal Challenge 2 Information Day (4/07) and Brokerage Event (3/07) - Brussels

The registration for 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 is now available on the event webpage. Registration is free of charge and compulsory.

The registration for the brokerage event (organised by the BIOHORIZON project) on 3 July 2019 is also available here.

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.



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.