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Dear Reader,

We are happy to provide you once more with the most recent news from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation world.

The latest addition to the funding programme concerns Georgia, who has signed an agreement with the European Commission (represented by Carlos Moedas) to officially become a partner in the research and innovation programme. Georgian entities will now be able to participate in Horizon 2020 as an Associated Country: check now opportunities for research and innovation projects with this new partner!

New partnerships are established also with the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: Commissioner Moedas and the Canadian Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, have recently signed a new agreement to further share knowledge on the Atlantic Ocean on its two opposite coasts. The success of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the “Blue Growth” calls has encouraged this collaboration, and more coordinated research might be expected.

If you want to take full advantage of these arising opportunities, but do not know where to start, our Proposal Development courses can be a good kickoff for your performance in the European research landscape: come to Budapest next June for an intensive 2-day course or a more thorough 5-days Lab at our headquarters in Graphisoft Park.

You should not be discouraged by a recent proposal underscoring – practice makes a researcher perfect! And, in case you found procedural errors or even inconsistencies in the Evaluation Summary Report, a redress procedure is actually available for Horizon 2020: learn more about it in Istvan’s latest blogpost.

We hope you will enjoy this issue and, as usual, remain available for your questions or comments.

Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
CEO Key Account Manager
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First Interreg Central Europe projects approved

Interreg Central Europe will fund 35 new cooperation projects following the first call for proposals. ERDF co-financing of around 70.5 million Euro will be transferred to project partnerships in the coming years.

In its meeting the programme monitoring committee selected 35 project proposals for funding. In total 620 applications were submitted in the first call - out of which 91 were invited to submit full applications. The successful project partnerships are now contracted and will soon start their activities addressing regional challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport.

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The DesignEuropa Awards – nominate or apply before July 15, 2016
The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, small businesses or large enterprises.
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Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals

EIT-Food: Food4Future - Sustainable Supply Chain from Resources to Consumers

Deadline: 14 July 2016

EE-06-2016-2017: Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy

Deadline: 15 September 2016

EE-13-2016: Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy buildings

Deadline: 15 September 2016

H2020-FutureEnginePrize-2016: FutureEnginePrize-01-2016

Deadline: 20 August 2019


What it takes to succeed in FET-Open

FET-Open funds joint international science and technology at an early stage to foster radically new technological possibilities. The programme aims at research that goes beyond what is currently known or even imagined. Therefore, it does not prescribe any research themes, is open to all sciences and disciplines and encourages unconventional collaborations. A rigorous bottom-up selection process is in place to establish a diverse portfolio of projects.

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Blog Posts
An insider’s view to redress in Horizon 2020
Istvan Pari

There is a standard mechanism in the Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation process (similarly to the previous framework programmes) that is not frequently discussed and covered compared to other aspects of the same sequence: the redress procedure.

There are three possible outcomes of an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) sent by the EC to inform the consortium how their proposal performed. The best case scenario is when your scores are flying high and you are informed that based on these results your proposal has reached the stage of Grant Agreement preparation. In this case you are happy and you proceed accordingly.


Novel methods for energy efficiency in buildings: Horizon 2020 IMPRESS project
Irene Ramirez

Despite the efforts dedicated and the measures implemented to improve and achieve a more sustainable European building sector, it seems like not enough has been done to meet the energy and climate goals established by the EU.

There is evidence that the new buildings are not a potential market anymore. As a consequence, existing buildings have become the main target due to the fact that through their renovation, a large amount of energy savings could potentially be obtained. A really ambitious and idyllic target could be to achieve that the entire European building stock comprises Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) by 2050.

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Events
1 - 2 June 2016
Brussels, Belgium
SMART REGIONS Conference
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8 July 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Info Day, Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'
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19 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Energy Efficiency Info Day
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19 - 23 September 2016
Antwerp, Belgium
European Ecosystem Services Conference
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Upcoming Courses
12 - 13 May 2016
Vienna, Austria
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
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26 - 27 May 2016
Brussels, Belgium
FP7 & H2020 Master of Finance and Administration
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6 - 10 June 2016
Budapest, Hungary
Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Lab
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21 - 24 June 2016
Budapest, Hungary
European Funding Academy
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Videos
EU Agencies Network
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Avoid the most common financial mistakes when managing IEE projects
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Quick Guide on EU Projects e-Learning Webinar Training Courses In-House Course Consultancy Partnership
Quick Guide on EU projects E-learning Webinar Training courses In-house courses Consultancy Partnership

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