International Passive House Days in Hungary aka Passive Houses for dummies

István Pári

For many years now, since 2003, the second weekend of November hosts the International Passive House Days: Passive House owners and residents around the globe open their Passive House homes and offices and share their experiences, showing what this “Passive…

E-mail communication etiquette – have you mastered it?

Liliya Levandovska

About 15 years ago, when I was attending Grammar School in Ukraine, I had a course on Ethics, as my school was built on classical education principles. A tiny old lady, wearing a nice hat and gloves was showing us…

Preserving biodiversity in Natura 2000 forests by communication, cooperation and capacity building activities

Krisztina Tóth

“The European Commission has approved funding for new environmental awareness projects in six countries (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Romania) under the LIFE+ Information & Communication programme 2013. These projects will either raise the profile of environmental issues, or…

Discovering China – Project Progress Meeting and Workshop in Shanghai

Liliya Levandovska

Being an avid book reader, I found the truth in this proverb only during my visit to China. China is exactly as you would imagine it after you read numerous travel guides and yet it is completely different, surpassing expectations…

Time to register for our 2015 training courses!

Valentina Zuri

As previously announced, our 2015 training calendar is available, with brand new courses and a special focus on Horizon 2020 programme!

Towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Impressions from SUSCO Budapest 2014

Valentina Zuri

On October 2 – 3 2014, we attended SUSCO Budapest 2014, an international conference on sustainable development held at the Millenáris Center on the Buda side of Budapest.

Grant Agreement Preparation

Gabriella Lovász

It was a great pleasure receiving the Invitation Letter for Grant Preparation. In this line of work you get used to receiving many different letters from the Commission, but this letter is always the best, no matter how many projects…

Europa Media launches a web platform on EU-China animal health research and cooperation

Liliya Levandovska

No matter how distant your professional expertise might be from transboundary animal diseases (TADs), such words as Ebola, Swine Influenza (pig flu), or Avian Influenza (bird flu) periodically circulate daily news across the globe.

Highlights and lessons learned after the first evaluations of the Horizon 2020 proposals

Ömer Ceylan

Having submitted a number of proposals in response to the first calls of Horizon 2020, we have started receiving feedback from the European Commission in the second half of August for those proposals submitted in early spring. The Commission (or…

The power of food waste

Ömer Ceylan

What if I tell you that wasting food is actually not only about wasting food? What if I tell you that wasting food influences transport, marketing, or even science and greenhouse emissions? Whoa! Sounds incredible, but... it’s true! If you…

Horizon 2020

Ömer Ceylan

Dozens of Horizon 2020 calls, which were launched on 11 December 2013, are now closed. Quite a few of these calls had submission deadlines in March and April 2014; hence, we have nowadays started receiving feedback from the Commission on…

The amazing graphene - next challenge of PlasCarb project

Krisztina Tóth

PlasCarb project’s sixth month meeting took place on 4-5 June 2014 in Bordeaux, France, at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal – CNRS. During this two-day meeting the PlasCarb project partners gathered to discuss the project’s achievements and the upcoming…