This summer is not devoid of important news: the Commission in fact has recently adopted significant amendments to the General Model Grant Agreement, mainly with regards to personnel costs calculations, with a retroactive effect. For a detailed explanation of the changes, do not miss Gabor’s latest post.
Also recently, the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2017 has been approved, giving the green light to a new year of proposal development for research-focused organisations, with a few updates.
Most relevantly, five new topics will tackle with Migration issues in 2017: you may find the relevant references here below.
Also, the current Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all thematic areas of Horizon 2020, making open research data the default setting – still allowing for an opt-out, if justification is provided. As earlier, opting out from the Pilot will not influence the evaluation process. Again as earlier, all funded projects participating in the Pilot will need to submit a Data Management Plan (DMP), if relevant.
We hope to meet you in our forthcoming training courses and remain available for any questions or doubts on Horizon 2020 and the EU research landscape.
Key Account Manager
Latest SME Instrument results: European Commission to invest €90 million in 65 innovative businesses
The European Commission will invest a total of €90 million coming from new Horizon 2020 grants in 65 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 18 countries. Each project, 56 in total, will receive up to € 2.5 million (€ 5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities in this latest round of Horizon2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.
European Commission adopts new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe
The New Skills Agenda for Europe released on 10 June 2016 aims to improve the teaching and recognition of skills - from basic to higher skills, as well as transversal and civic skills - and ultimately to boost employability. It also aims both to ensure that no-one is left behind and that Europe nurtures the high-end skills that drive competitiveness and innovation. The Agenda therefore contributes to the European Commission's first political priority, "A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment”.
PlasCarb to exhibit at the RWM event in Birmingham
PlasCarb, an FP7 project in which Geonardo is partner, will be featured with a stand at the Resource Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) on 13-15 September 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. Members of the consortium will be present to provide first-hand information about the project and its achievements as well as various information material to interested visitors. RWM is the UK's premier event for resource use and waste management solutions.
Research on employability, skills and labour market integration of migrants
Deadline: 2 February 2017
The significance of cultural and core values for the migration challenge
Deadline: 2 February 2017
Graphic design for Horizon 2020 projects: what difference can it make?
What is the starting point for your dissemination work package? At Europa Media, our very first thought is always on branding: creating a familiar and consistent image of the project, so that it is recognisable by all audiences and on all media and devices.
In order to obtain a professional result, you really want to resort to a professional design agency, or competent graphic designer. Although this may affect your budget, costs for dissemination, including the creation of a visual identity, merchandise and other promotional materials, are eligible and can be planned under the category “Other Costs for goods, works and services”, or they can be subcontracted.
7 - 8 September 2016 Salamanca, Spain
23 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium
2016 Information Day on the Horizon 2020 'Smart cities and communities'
24 - 26 October 2016 Valencia, Spain
World Conference on Climate Change
22 - 23 September 2016 Vienna, Austria
Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration
13 October 2016 Vienna, Austria
1-day Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Workshop
14 October 2016 Vienna, Austria
Dissemination, IP and Exploitation in Horizon 2020
27 - 28 October 2016 Vienna, Austria
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
New skills Agenda for Europe
Swiss participation in EU science projects at risk