Jean-Eric Paquet was in Australia this week to try to tighten the relations between Australia and Europe in Science. Australia is not a European partner, but its high investments in Science makes it a privileged partner for further collaboration with Europe in the new Horizon Europe programme. Read more Source: Éanna Kelly, Science BusinessPicture: Science […]

The recent election of Ursula von der Leyen, a gynecologist, at the head of the European Commission, will probably mean a certain interest of the Commission for Health in general. Science Business has gathered the reactions of 6 policy experts on the subject. Read moreSource: Éanna Kelly, Science BusinessPicture: European Commission

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 […]

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