Germany and France have announced their desire to invest in hydrogen power development, which could represent about a quarter of the world’s production of energy in 2050. Both countries point out the benefits for the environment, as hydrogen only releases water, but they disagree on a few major points. France would like to use its […]

After long negotiations, the European Parliament and the governments of EU members have finally found an agreement on the budget of Horizon Europe. EU4Health, Erasmus+, and several others saw an increase in their budget. Governments, affected by the coronavirus, insisted on cuts in research spendings but finally agreed to add an extra 4 billion euro. […]

Like every Monday, find a list of calls published by the European Commission. Today’s theme: EIC Contact us for a review of your proposal or for support: EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Innovative Batteries for eVehicles’    Batteries-EICPrize-2018 Types of action: Inducement Prize | Programme: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Opening date: 22 February 2018 Deadline model:single-stage Deadline date:17 December 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time […]

Part one here. In Article 22 of the Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement, the European Commission (ED) reserves its right to carry out checks, reviews, audits and even fraud investigations to verify that beneficiaries fulfil their obligations under the agreement.  If errors are found during checks or audits, the consequences can be grave and […]

New Indian education policy, approved this year, is pushing for more international partnerships. A concrete result of that policy is that more Indian organisations are looking for partnerships with European universities to work together on Horizon programmes. 62 Indian nationals benefited from ERC grants so far, but this number is meant to increase during Horizon […]

Negotiations have already past the deadline while there is still no agreement on the budget of Horizon Europe. The disagreement, between the Council and members of the European Parliament, led to the parliament’s budget rapporteur, Pierre Larrouturou (in picture), to start a hunger strike. Find out more on the arguments of both the Council and […]

Like every Monday, find a list of calls published by the European Commission. Today’s theme: Climate Contact us for a review of your proposal or for support:   Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means    LC-GD-1-1-2020 Climate Types of action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action | Programme: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Opening date: 22 […]

Indian scientists from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) are now welcome to join ERC research teams. It is a new step towards cooperation between India and the European Union in terms of research, as there were already similar agreements in technology, engineering, and mathematics. The scientists from the ICSSR will join the […]

One of the aims of European research is to reduce the gap between men and women in Europe. Following impressive progress regarding the pay gap, sexual harassment, and other signs of discrimination, gender equality still remains one of the most important subjects for the upcoming years in research, with the European new policy (Gender Equality […]

Part one here. Your Horizon 2020 grant proposal includes a solid set of impacts that demonstrates that you have thought beyond the expected impacts set out in the Work Programme? Then you will have increased your chances of success – provided you convince evaluators that you will be able to maximise these impacts. On behalf […]