What are the best research areas? What kind of partnership with the African countries? African scientists could already participate in H2020 projects, but the European Commission would like to improve and strengthen this participation by increasing Africa’s share to the next Framework Programme, Horizon Europe. Read more Source: The Brussels Time

Despite its reputation of high quality, the European space market has difficulties to compete with China and the USA, mainly due to a lack of orders from European public institutions. It led several organisations to start the debate of a new European partnership on space research, an idea which is not backed at the moment […]

As every Monday starting from today, you can find a list of upcoming H2020 calls. Do you need support to maximise your chances of success? Have a look at our Proposal Writing Support. Is your Proposal already written, but you would like a final check (English, budget, work packages, readability, consortium balance, …) before sending […]

Five European supercomputing centers joined to a new infrastructure dedicated to European science. This new infrastructure, Fenix, is a part of the EU-funded Human Brain Project. More information about the infrastructure and about the project right here. Source: cordis.europa.eu, the European Commission Picture: Gorodenkoff, Shutterstock

The European Commission shared in early October the state of play on streamlining the numerous paper-based or electronically managed model grant agreements (MGAs). The new Corporate MGA for use as from 2021 harmonises the contractual models and guidance for all post-2020 programmes such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, Erasmus+, and many others. The Commission is […]

While the competition for European Research Council grants keeps growing, the budget allocated to this program may suffer from serious cuts as the European Union States try to lower their expenses to face the coronavirus crisis. Irish researchers point out the necessity for fundamental research, funded by ERC grants, and the risks for European research […]

Last month, during the European Research & Innovation days, ministers from the Western Balkans discussed their priorities and their need to be “considered as one region when considering economic development” (Ms. Florensa Haxhi). Despite not being a part of the European Union, Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo can access EU grants and face […]

Part two here. Horizon 2020 approaches to auditing The world of Horizon 2020 and its successor Horizon Europe is full of jargon. Some of the concepts such as eligible costs or different forms of costs will be familiar to beneficiaries from national funding programmes. However, the issues and terms around H2020 auditing may be an […]

Part two here. Horizon 2020 Grant Proposals: Understanding Impact Most proposal writers focus on excellence, while expected impacts tend not to be adequately addressed. However, impact will become even more important under Horizon Europe, the EU’s next framework programme for research. Even grant proposals with good sections on expected impacts often fail to demonstrate other […]

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