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February 15, 2017
The Joint Undertakings (JUs) are formalised public-private partnerships bringing together industry, the research community, in some cases Member States, regulators and the EU to define and implement common research agendas and invest in large-scale multinational research activities.
February 15, 2017
Horizon 2020 supports a number of Public-Public Partnerships allowing the EU to participate in research programmes undertaken jointly by several Member States. The objective of the consultation is to collect information from a wide audience on different aspects of the design and implementation of the Art.185 Initiatives, namely AAL2, Eurostars2 and BONUS. Consultation will be open until 30 April 2017.
February 15, 2017
On 01 March 2017 the Commission will organise a “coordinators’ day” for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. This event on Grant Agreement Preparation will also be webstreamed and comes in addition to the one organised on Amendments and Reporting on the 14th February.
January 05, 2017
The European Commission is organising an information session in Brussels for Grant Coordinators, so they can learn legal aspects, business processes and IT tools used to prepare amendments and reports, with particular attention to the financial aspects and eligibility of costs.
January 05, 2017
The European Commission (Learning, Multilingualism & Accessibility Unit at DG CONNECT) is organising an Information and Networking Day to discuss Horizon 2020 LEIT Work Programme 2016-17 and present the "Interfaces for accessibility" topic.
November 16, 2016
Countries of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) met for the fifth time since 2011: invited under the presidency of Slovakia, more than 700 professionals gathered to discuss the reinforcement of environmental efforts, knowledge-based society and competitiveness. In addition to nine EU member states, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova and Ukraine also participated at ministerial level, while the European Commission was represented by Tibor Navracsics Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and by Maroš Šefčovič European Commissioner for Energy Union.
September 22, 2016
Excellent science, research and innovation are essential for a sustainable development of the European economy. That is why hundreds of representatives from European and international research, innovation communities, and the business sector will meet to discuss this topic during a prestigious event in the field of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and production technologies, biotechnology- the International Conference REinEU2016.
September 21, 2016
On 23 September 2016 the Commission will organise a “coordinators’ day” for coordinators of successful proposals.
September 21, 2016
The European Commission is organising a Stakeholder info day on 8 December 2016, in Brussels. The aim of the event is to present the updated Work Programme on “Nature-based solutions for urban regeneration and territorial resilience” and ”Heritage-led rural regeneration” and to facilitate networking.
September 21, 2016
The European Commission and ALICE organize a dedicated info-day and brokerage event addressing relevant topics for logistics included in different 2017 calls (beyond transport) to allow logistics stakeholders to get a complete overview of open opportunities.
August 26, 2016
In a roadmapping workshop with international experts from industry and academia, professionals form manufacturing and IT, representatives from associations, technology and business consultants will together map out the key research priorities in the area of smart industrial components and systems to feed back to the EC for future funding priorities.
August 17, 2016
The European Commission in collaboration with the Belgian National Contact Points for SC6 is organizing an Information Day on the work programme update of 2017 of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’.
July 29, 2016
The event will contain information and networking sessions and will be followed by the Digital Assembly on 28-29 September.
July 29, 2016
The European Commission is organising an Information Day & Brokerage event on the upcoming calls for proposals which will be launched in autumn 2016. The event will take place in Brussels on 14 September 2016.
July 29, 2016
The event offers for the stakeholders in the area of marine and maritime research the opportunity to interact with the Smart Blue Regions initiative and to establish contacts with potential partners to address Blue Growth and Transport research topics of Horizon 2020 open for the year 2017. The event will take place in Gdansk on 19-20 September 2016.
July 29, 2016
The event targets potential applicants to the Smart Cities & Communities topic of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work Programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’, and in particular the 2017 call. The event, together with a networking session in the afternoon, will take place in Brussels on 23 September 2016.
July 29, 2016
The event targets potential applicants to the calls for 'Smart Grids and Storage' projects, which will be funded under the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work programme 'Secure, clean and efficient energy', and in particular under the 'Competitive low-carbon energy' (LCE) call. The event, together with a networking session in the afternoon, will take place in Brussels on 3 October 2016.
July 27, 2016
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organising a summer school entitled “Macroregional Innovation Week: At the crossroads of three European Macro-Regions Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine Regions”, in Trieste, from 26-30 September 2016.
July 18, 2016

An information day on PPPs in the field of research will be held 14 October 2016 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to give the research community an overview of ongoing activities in the following PPPs : Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Sustainable Process Industry and European Green Vehicles Initiative. Support will be given for the preparation of proposals for the 2017 calls. 

The event will be web streamed and recorded.

July 18, 2016
The information day addresses potential applicants to the Horizon 2020 ”Smart, green and integrated transport” calls for project proposals under the 2016-2017 Work programme. Presentations will cover the various topics open for submission and the application procedure, as well as provide detailed information on the calls. The event will take place 28 September 2016 in Brussels.
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