The European Commission has just included on the 26th of June new annotations in version 5.2 of the H2020 AGA. Main aspects are: characteristics of amendments for MSCA: IF, ITN, RISE; ERA-NET Cofund, EJPCofund costs of internally invoiced goods & services cost recording in the beneficiaries accountings specific access rights for third parties access costs […]

The European Union is asked to “refresh and reload” its relationship with Africa in the next years, especially in Research and Innovation. While Europe is very dependent on African raw materials, the European Center for Development Policy Management states that the cooperation in terms of Research and Innovation is still too weak and further collaboration […]

The Photonics industry declared being ready to invest up to €100bn in R&I during the next Horizon Europe programme which will last from 2021 to 2027. This important investment is justified by Photonics21 by the hard competition with the USA and Asia and the very high growth of the sector in Europe, claiming that investment […]

EFMC was in attendance at the bi-annual ARMA-NL meeting which took place on Monday the 17th of June 2019 at the Universteit Amsterdam: Pictured: Robert Carroll; Senior Consultant – EFMC & Johan Dijkstra; Policy Advisor Externally Funded Projects – University of Twente

The EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger urges Member States to come to an agreement for the next European budget period, including Horizon Europe. The European Parliament and the European Commission still disagree on the exact amount dedicated to European research, while the Member States still did not take position on that. The last budget, 2014-2020, […]

Europe’s interest in ecology and sustainable energy production is long known and has been shown in a wide diversity of actions. One of them is the investment in bioeconomy. Already €4 billion have been spent in it through H2020 Framework Programme, and could rise up to €10 billion in the next few years. Read More […]

The objective of Europe’s Framework Programme was to invest 3% of its GDP into Research & Development. It only reached 2.03% so far, behind China (2.11%) and far behind the USA (2.66%). The gap is even more noticeable if we look at the annual budget of the different space agencies: the Chinese National Space Administration’s […]

The European Parliament voted to assign a budget of €4.1 billion to the military research during Horizon Europe (2021-2027). With around €500 million a year, the military research spending would be multiplied by more than ten. This project is however very controversial, peace organisations protesting against the spending in the military research, while others point […]

The European Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger proposed to add €100 million for research and students mobility to the 2019 budget. If this proposal gets the agreement of the European Parliament and the Council, €80 million will go to climate-related research through the H2020 Framework programme. The European Commission wants to use this money as well […]

The Italian nanobiologist Mauro Ferrari will replace Jean-Pierre Bourguignon at the head of the European Research Council. He will officially become the new president in January 2020. Mauro Ferrari is currently working in the United States in the research against cancer. His multidisciplinary background will be a great benefit for the European Research. Read more […]

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