The EU is stepping up its capacity to protect Europe against ever-increasing cyber threats by creating a new structure to pool and network its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development. The Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre will enhance the coordination of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity. It will also […]


Britain’s Parliament on Tuesday soundly defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the European Union, a 391 to 242 vote that is likely to delay Brexit and could derail it entirely. It is a devastating blow to Mrs. May that threatens her hold on power. The vote left the nation with no obvious way […]


Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation believes that science and innovation are vital for the future of Europe. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation has a number of important responsibilities. One is promoting the international excellence of the research and science in the European Union (EU), as well as strengthening research […]


“Everyone now wants to get it done,” said the Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May. But even if her plan were to be accepted, reversing a spectacular defeat in January, lawmakers would only be signing off on the easy part. Mrs. May’s deal has been called a “blind Brexit,” because, after two years of bickering, it […]


Today, on the 8th of March, is the International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women – while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality. From EFMC to all the women in the world – A Happy Women’s Day!


Today the European Commission has made the following statement: Europe needs more women in science. “Equality is a core value of the European Union, and a principle we will keep fighting for. Equality between women and men is no exception. Europe ranks among the safest and most equal places for girls and women in the […]


The European Parliament stepped up pressure for a preliminary deal on Horizon Europe, the European Union’s planned €94.1 billion research and innovation programme. A pair of MEPs handling the draft legislation said they presented the EU Council’s Romanian presidency with a raft of concessions and demands, in their latest negotiating session 7 March. They said […]


While the EU’s Horizon funding program is more often associated with academic research, a sizeable proportion of its funds are invested in the European biotech industry. With a new stage of the program being close to launch, I investigated some challenges for the industry that it hopes to solve. READ MORE…


University heads in central and eastern Europe who blame Horizon 2020’s excessive bureaucracy for making it harder to win grants got a sharp retort from a senior Commission official defending the system at a meeting in Berlin last week. Europe is unlikely to solve the issue unless there is a broad political agreement across member […]


EFMC is pleased to announce new locations for H2020 training courses in “Financial Management”, “Proposal Writing” and the Funding & Tenders Portal “SEDIA” (the new name of Participant Portal). Financial Management courses are available in English, French, Italian and Spanish. Please see the list of courses below, choose the language and location that suits you […]