EU Research & Innovation News, Events and Courses - Europa Media Newsletter - February 2017
The European research and innovation community held their breath during the European Parliament elections last January. With Tajani’s election, many have written about his stance on Horizon 2020 and the future of EU funding. Read our own blogpost on the matter here.
While pondering about the future directions of EU Research and innovation, Europa Media has closed its first Horizon 2020 project, MY-WAY; we have realized a video summarizing its main achievements: check it on our YouTube page.
Finalising a project can be very demanding, and we ourselves are not exempt from tough riddles and hurdles. But as coordinators of one of the first Horizon 2020 projects that has already come to an end, we have made new valuable first-hand experiences.
In our upcoming H2020 Master of Finance and Administration we will start sharing these, along with our regular presentations and workshops on cost eligibility, financial reporting and audits. Find the day’s agenda here and prepare your questions, we will be there to answer all of them.
In the meantime, we are eager to hear your thoughts and overall experience in Horizon 2020 as a whole: to this aim, we have prepared a very short survey. We appreciate you taking the time to participate in it, and offer you the chance to win a free seat at one of our upcoming training courses.
EU Citizenship Report: Promoting EU citizens' rights and freedoms
Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report which sets out priorities in further raising awareness of the rights and freedoms that come with EU citizenship.
Commission brings in top innovators to advise on a potential European Innovation Council
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.
Life in Forests Conference on the Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Treatment of Natura 2000 Sites
WWF Hungary and its partners in the LIFEinFORESTS project organize a professional forestry conference, in order to provide an extensive forum to learn and share experience about sustainable forest management and forest treatment at Natura 2000 sites.
Time and venue: 21-22 March 2017 Sopron, Hungary / University of Sopron (former University of West Hungary)
European Parliament elections: what path for EU funds?
On 17th of January 2017, elections were held for the new president of the European Parliament in order to choose the successor of Martin Schulz (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats). Initially seven candidates were running for the position, but before the first ballot, the liberal Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE) withdrew his candidacy, offering support to the Italian centre-right candidate Antonio Tajani (European People’s Party).
LinkTADs project successfully completed
October 2016 marked the completion of the LinkTADs project, a three-year initiative funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to coordinate European and Chinese research on animal health.
As a result of various LinkTADs activities, EU-China collaboration has intensified through increased networking of relevant scientific communities and stakeholders, trainings for EU and Chinese researchers and establishment of linkages between ongoing animal health research and innovation projects in both regions.
29 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Opportunities for a Knowledge and Innovation Community in Urban Mobility
19 - 25 June 2017 Brussels, Belgium
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017
3 - 5 July 2017 Barcelona, Spain
EDULEARN17 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
6 - 7 March 2017 Barcelona, Spain
Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration
9 - 10 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
30 - 31 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Horizon 2020 Proposal Development
31 March 2017 Brussels, Belgium
The Key Factors of Impact in Horizon 2020
13 - 16 June 2017 Budapest, Hungary
European Fundig Academy
PlasCarb - upcycling of food waste to high-value industrial materials