HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership ICT 2014 - Information and Communications Technologies Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support

4 Specific Challenge: The challenge is to improve the framework conditions of the European ICT innovation ecosystem so that it offers the best conditions for innovators to capture the full potential of innovation to transform ideas to the market for sustaining growth and jobs. [read more]

New opportunities to work with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

12 The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launches a selection process today to set up two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), with partners from higher education, research and business. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership ICT 2014 - Information and Communications Technologies Big data and Open Data Innovation and take-up

17 Specific Challenge: The activities supported under this topic address the general technological and systemic data challenges that concern entire value chains and/or bridge across borders, languages, industries and sectors. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges New forms of innovation The economic impact of the Innovation Union

25 Specific challenge: This topic will gather evidence on the impact of the EU innovation policy on growth and jobs in the EU and its Member States. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production Integration of novel nano materials into existing production lines

34 Specific challenge: Nanomaterials are intended to improve the performance of existing production technologies, and to give new functionalities to products, such as lightweight solutions for transportation and construction, enhanced properties for packaging materials and processes, decreased wear and frICTion of yarns, enhanced electrical performance and reliability and high-performance thermal insulation and UV shielding fibrous materials (e. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor The European Union and integration challenges in the Balkans

56 Specific challenge: The Balkans represent an interesting neighbouring region for the EU from geographic as well as from political and historical perspectives. [read more]

Active and Assisted Living Programme Challenge-Led Call for Proposals 2014 AAL 2014CARE FOR THE FUTURE An Ageing society faces an increasing need for care, how will ICT contribute to sustainable solutions?

61 The first AAL Joint Programme has now ended following the coordination of 6 thematic calls and the new Active and Assisted Living Programme has commenced with this being the first call taking a challenge-led approach. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges CALL FOR COMPETITIVE LOW-CARBON ENERGY Market uptake of existing and emerging renewable electricity, heating and cooling technologies

73 Specific challenge:The legal framework established by the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC, 'RES Directive')) sets binding targets for all Member States to contribute to the overall 20% target for renewable energy in the EU final energy consumption by 2020, and the 'Energy Roadmap 2050' shows that renewables will have to play a much greater role in all future scenarios beyond 2020. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Excellent Science FET-Open - novel ideas for radically new technologies FET-Open research projects

80 Specific challenge: Supporting a large set of early stage, high risk visionary science and technology collaborative research projects is necessary for the successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Boosting the Investment-Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps Boosting the Investment-Readiness of SMEs and Small Midcaps

92 Specific challenge: Europe lags behind other regions in technology transfer and the commercialisation of R&I. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014 -2015 single stages A Support to European Aviation Research and Innovation Policy

112 Specific challenge: The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) identified a number of domains where policy support is needed. [read more]

Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects

120 Specific Challenge: The EU policy and regulatory framework in the sectors of energy, transport and ICT supports the development of sectoral solutions, i. [read more]

horizon-2020-societal-challenges-growing-a-low-carbon-resource-efficient-economy-with-a-sustainable-supply-of-raw-materials New sustainable exploration technologies and geomodels

126 Specific challenge: The EU is highly dependent on imports of raw materials that are crucial for a strong European industrial base, an essential building block of the EU's growth and competitiveness. [read more]

Erasmus+ KA2 — Capacity building in the field of youth

170 Youth Capacity Building projects aim to:foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regions 22 of the world;improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance their synergies and  complementarities with other education systems, the labour market and society;foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility at regional level (i. [read more]

COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

171 Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels with the aim of:enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and youth work by developing new and innovative approaches and supporting the dissemination of best practices;fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences, including basic skills and transversal skills particularly entrepreneurship, languages and digital skills;increasing labour market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforcing links between education, training or the youth fields with the world of work;promoting take-up of innovative practices in education, training and youth by supporting personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and critical thinking, strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), open educational resources (OER), open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods;promoting structured inter-regional and cross-border cooperation: enhancing the commitment of local and regional public authorities in the qualitative development of the education, training and youth fields;enhancing the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training, including new pedagogies, ICT-based methodologies and use of OER;improving the capacities of organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, notably in the areas of strategic development, organisational management, leadership, quality of learning provision, internationalisation, equity and inclusion, qualitative and targeted activities for specific groups;fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and youth, to enable quality learning for all as well as to prevent drop-out and promote participation of disadvantaged groups in society;promote entrepreneurship education to develop active citizenship, employability and new business creation (including social entrepreneurship), supporting future learning and career paths for individuals in line with their personal and professional development;increasing participation in learning and employability by developing quality career guidance, counselling and support services;facilitating the transition of learners through different levels and types of formal/non-formal education and training through the use of European reference tools for the recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications. [read more]

Erasmus+ KA2 - Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth (all)

172 Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices atorganisational, local, regional, national or European levels with the aim of:enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and youth work by developing new and innovative approaches and supporting the dissemination of best practices;fostering the provision and the assessment of key-competences, including basic skills and transversal skills particularly entrepreneurship, languages and digital skills;increasing labour market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforcing links between education, training or the youth fields with the world of work;promoting take-up of innovative practices in education, training and youth by supporting personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and critical thinking, strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), open educational resources (OER), open and flexible learning, virtual mobility and other innovative learning methods;promoting structured inter-regional and cross-border cooperation: enhancing the commitment of local and regional public authorities in the qualitative development of the education, training and youth fields;enhancing the professional development of those working or active in the education, training and youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training, including new pedagogies, ICT-based methodologies and use of OER;improving the capacities of organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, notably in the areas of strategic development, organisational management, leadership, quality of learning provision, internationalisation, equity and inclusion, qualitative and targeted activities for specific groups;fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and youth, to enable quality learning for all as well as to prevent drop-out and promote participation of disadvantaged groups in society;promote entrepreneurship education to develop active citizenship, employability and new business creation (including social entrepreneurship), supporting future learning and career paths for individuals in line with their personal and professional development;increasing participation in learning and employability by developing quality career guidance, counselling and support services;facilitating the transition of learners through different levels and types of formal/non-formal education and training through the use of European reference tools for the recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Earth Observation-2015-LEIT SPACE Stimulating wider research use of Copernicus Sentinel Data

180 Specific challenge: Europe’s investment in the Copernicus Sentinel satellites will provide Europe with an unprecedented source of operational satellite data. [read more]

Country Based Support Scheme 2013 Papua New Guinea

181 Priority Areas under this Call for ProposalIn line with Objective 1 of the EIDHR Strategy Paper 2011-2013, priority for this 'Call for Proposals' will be given to at least one of the following areas:Actions that aim to promote democratic principles of equality and participation of women as enshrined in the PNG Constitution and the rule of law. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership H2020-LEIT-Space-Competitivenessof the European Space Sector-2014 Technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness

184 Specific challenge:  The space sector is a strategic asset contributing to the independence, security and prosperity of Europe and its role in the world. [read more]

Supporting the Southern Neighbourhood Partnership cities in the implementation of Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects

201 Sectors or themes buildings, equipment/facilities & industries, including water and waste management facilities, transport, local electricity production, local distrICT heating/cooling, combined heat and power (CHP), land use planning,public procurement of products and services,LocationActions must take place in the territory of the (co) applicant ENPI South local authority. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 EURATOM Tool for the fast and reliable predICTion of severe accident progression and anticipation of the source term of a nuclear accident

213 Specific Challenge: The fast and reliable predICTion of severe accident progression and the anticipation of the source term in case of severe accident is of paramount importance for the protection of people in triggering the appropriate response to a nuclear emergency. [read more]

Japan Research and Development Cooperation in Net Futures Experimentation and development on federated Japan - EU testbeds

217 Specific Challenge: Connecting, federating and sharing experimental platforms and testbeds in Europe with NICT's orchestrated Smart ICT testbed in order to carry-out global large-scale experimentations. [read more]

CREATIVE EUROPE Culture Sub-programme SUPPORT TO LITERARY TRANSLATION PROJECTS

218 The main objectives of the support for literary translation projects are:  - to support cultural and linguistic diversity in the Union and in other countries participating in the Culture Sub-programme of the Creative Europe Programme; - to promote the transnational circulation of high quality literary works, as well as to improve access to these literary works in the European Union (hereafter "the EU") and beyond and to reach new audiences. [read more]

The Human Brain Project just got bigger

219 One of the biggest EU-funded initiatives, the  [read more]

CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA Sub-programme SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT SINGLE PROJECT AND SLATE FUNDING

220 The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:- the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works such as fICTion, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential;- activities aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companies;The MEDIA Sub-programme supports European production companies with proven experience interested in developing a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects presenting:   high creative/artistic value and cultural diversity  wide cross-border potential able to reach audiences at European and international levels  greater cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme  enhanced audience reach based on strategies for marketing and distribution envisaged from the development phase  In the case of Slate Funding, the proposal shall also • strengthen companies position in both the European and international markets as well as their financial capacity • expand companies activities and their innovation capacity to explore new fields and markets. [read more]

CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA Sub-programme SUPPORT FOR TELEVISION PROGRAMMING OF AUDIOVISUAL EUROPEAN WORKS

221 The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works such as fICTion, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential;activities aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companiesThe MEDIA Sub-programme supports European production companies interested in producing a television work presenting:high creative/artistic value and wide cross-border exploitation potential able to reach audiences at European and international level enhanced cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme as well as between broadcasters increased co-production and circulation of high-profile European television drama series. [read more]

LIFE needs design and implementation improvements, say EU Auditors

222 A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) calls on the EU Commission to increase the effectiveness of the LIFE programme by improving the dissemination and replication of successful environmental projects. [read more]

Improving Social Integration and Employability of Disadvantaged Persons Turkey

223 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase social integration and/or employability of disadvantaged persons, facilitate their access to labour market, and eliminate barriers for their entrance into labour market. [read more]

EU renews its commitment towards development in Asia

224 EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs will today announce over €6. [read more]

Water innovation in action: €50 million for new research projects

225 A summary of the 11 resource-efficiency research projects that will receive a total of €50 million in EU funding is presented here:BIOMETAL DEMO(Biometal Demonstration Plant for the Biological Rehabilitation of Metal Bearing-Wasterwaters, EU budget contribution: € 2. [read more]

Invitation to submit activity plan for eTwinning National Support Services for 2014

227 The general objectives of eTwinning to which the National Support Services have to contribute are as follows:to support and further develop the networking of schools and teachers in Europe;to make it possible for all schools in Europe to build pedagogical projects with schools from other countries;to promote innovative cooperation methods and transfer of quality educational approaches and to reinforce language learning and intercultural dialogue;to contribute to the professional development of teachers through their active participation in collaborative projects, communities of practice and specific training activities; to foster the updating of teachers' professional skills in the pedagogical and collaborative use of ICT. [read more]

EIB and UBI Banca Group provide €350 million for SMEs, midcaps, start-ups and youth employment

228 The signing of a credit line fostering youth employment brings the number of medium to long-term lending agreements in support of Italian firms concluded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UBIBanca Group in the past three months to three – for a total amount of €350 million. [read more]

Non State Actors in Development, In – Country Interventions, Thailand

229 The NSA/LA Programme aims at co-financing initiatives proposed and carried out by civil society organisations and local authorities originating from the EU and partner countries in the area of development. [read more]

Pilot Project Analysis of reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors in the EU

231 The main objective of this Pilot Project is to identify good practices on prevention, reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors. [read more]

Non State Actors & Local Authorities in Development in Sri Lanka 2013

232 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Sri Lanka which would then provide a foundation for a more equitable, open and democratic society through support to their “own initiatives”, as well as strengthen their capacity to deliver services to the citizen. [read more]

First Natura 2000 Award winners announced

233 The winners of the first Natura 2000 Awards were announced at a ceremony in Brussels last night. [read more]

Support to in-country actors to prevent and respond to crisIs in fragile and conflICT-affected situations Nepal

234 This programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations and support activities that create , restore or consolidate appropriate ways, tools and mechanisms at local and regional level to prevent conflICTs and contribute to durable peace. [read more]

First ever “Jobs for Youth” financing for SMEs in Poland

235 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50 million to Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S. [read more]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR OPERATING GRANTS FOR 2014 ACCESS TO JUSTICE (JUSTICE PROGRAMME)

236 Effective access to justice for all, including rights of vICTims of crime and rights of the defence This call aims to fund networks whose statutory aims fall under the objectives of the Justice Programme to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and protect the protect the rights of the vICTims of crime and the rights of the defence. [read more]

Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) Addressing Food Security for the Poor and Vulnerable in Fragile Situations – SOUTH SUDAN

237 LRRD actions are designed to fill the gap (sometimes referred to as ‘the grey zone’) that exists between (short-term) relief and (long-term) development aid. [read more]

EIDHR Country-based Support Scheme (CBSS) Indonesia

238 European Instrument for Democracy and Human RightsThe global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law, and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms in line with the European Union's foreign policy as a whole. [read more]

Peace Building Partnership Programme: Youth employment as conflICT prevention and peace-building vector Tajikistan

239 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME AND PRIORITY ISSUES  The present call for proposals is implemented under the long-term component of the Instrument for Stability (IfS), specifically Article 4. [read more]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Greece on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

240 The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Greece setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and citiesfor 2014-2020. [read more]

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights – Programme for the Republic of Yemen 2014

242 The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to further strengthen and empower actors in the promotion and protection of human right in Yemen, with special reference to capacity building for monitoring and documenting of human rights violations, notably of local and community based actors across Yemen. [read more]

EIDHR Country Based Support Scheme for South Africa 2014

243 The EIDHR Strategy Paper 2011-2013 has identified the following Objectives:Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries where they are most at risk;Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation;Supporting actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines, including on human rights dialogues, on human rights defenders, on the death penalty, on torture, on children and armed conflICT, on the rights of the child, on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them, on International Humanitarian Law and on possible new guidelines;Supporting and strengthening the international and regional framework for the protection and promotion of human rights, justice, the rule of law and the promotion of democracy;Building confidence in and enhancing the reliability and transparency of democratic electoral processes, in particular through election observation. [read more]

Countering Harmful Practices that Legitimate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania

244 The general objective of the EIDHR is to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, consistent with the European Union’s foreign policy as a whole. [read more]

New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific

246 European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region. [read more]

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Kazakhstan

247 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights, civic freedoms and democratic reform in Kazakhstan. [read more]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR OPERATING GRANTS FOR 2014 ▪DAPHNE (REC PROGRAMME)

249  Daphne - Prevent and combat violence against children and/or women and protect vICTims of such violence This call aims to fund networks whose statutory aims fall under the objectives of the REC Programme to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children and/or women and to protect vICTims of such violence. [read more]

Improved Forest Management for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Phase II Malawi

250 Theglobal objectiveof this Call for Proposals is to contribute towards the improvement of livelihoods of forest dependent communities through the participatory management of forests both in forest reserves and on customary land. [read more]

Blue Economy Innovation: examples of EU marine research

251 The European Commission today set out proposals to support "Innovation in the Blue Economy" (see [read more]

Support to Peace, Reconciliation and Development in Myanmar

254 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support peace, reconciliation, reintegration,rehabilitation and development in three ethnic states of Myanmar: Kayah, Shan and Kachin. [read more]

Health and safety at work: Strategic Framework sets out EU objectives for 2014-2020

255 To better protect the more than 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases, the European Commission presented today a newStrategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014 – 2020,which identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work and presents key actions and instruments to address these. [read more]

LIFE Environmental Governance and Information

258 LIFE Environmental Governance and Information aims specifically at contributing to the development and implementation of EU environmental policy and legislation. [read more]

Call for proposals for operating grants open to EU-level NGOs networks having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement for 2014-2017 and being active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction or active in the promotion of microfinanc

259 This call for proposals aims to provide operating grants for 2015 under the FrameworkPartnership Agreements concluded for the period 2014-2017 to provide for long termcooperation between the European Commission and EU level NGO networks. [read more]

EU announces significant new funding for education

260 New funding to support education in developing countries over the next seven years, through the Global Partnership for Education, (or GPE), was today announced by European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. [read more]

Support to the development of Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Albania

261 Project purpose:Support the further development and consolidation of mediation and arbitration services in AlbaniaThe following ahead challenges have been identified in the framework of this project:- Harmonization of the Mediation Law with the Code of Criminal Procedure, to facilitate thereferral of cases to mediation by judges and prosecutors, judicial police officers, especiallycases involving juveniles in conflICT with the law. [read more]

Neighbourhood South Civil Society Facility (European Neighbourhood Instrument) ACTIONS IN EGYPT

264 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support a more active and pluralistic civil society whichcontributes to the social and economic development of partner countries. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Protein products from plant residues

265 Specific challenge:Valorisation of proteins from side streams of the agro-food sector, e. [read more]

Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report

267 The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. [read more]

155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument

268 The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Health Co-ordination Activities Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Prevention and treatment of lung diseases

269 Specific challenge: The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases will focus its 2015 call for implementation science proposals on lung diseases. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 PERSONALISING HEALTH AND CARE Understanding disease: systems medicine

270 Specific challenge:The development of new, evidence-based treatments relies on an improved understanding of the often very complex pathophysiology of diseases. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care Development of new diagnostic tools and technologies: in vivo medical imaging technologies

271 Specific challenge: The development of new diagnostics (more sensitive, robust and selective) for improved clinical practice demands the translation of multidisciplinary scientific and technological knowledge from diverse fields into clinical applications. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing population

272 Specific challenge:Health and care of the rapidly growing older population in Europe and elsewhere poses a number of specific challenges. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care New approaches to improve predICTive human safety testing

273 Specific challenge:Current approaches assessing the safety of chemical substances in humans are expensive and time consuming, and may be of limited relevance as a predICTor of adverse effects. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care Piloting personalised medicine in health and care system PHC 9 – 2015: Vaccine development for poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS

274 Specific challenge:Vaccines offer a safe and cost-effective way to protect large populations against infectious diseases, or at least to mitigate the clinical course of these diseases. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 PERSONALISING HEALTH AND CARE New approaches to improve predICTive human safety testing

275 Specific challenge:Current approaches assessing the safety of chemical substances in humans are expensive and time consuming, and may be of limited relevance as a predICTor of adverse effects. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of Seas and Oceans Improving the preservation and sustainable exploitation of Atlantic marine ecosystems

276 Specific Challenge:The North Atlantic is a key marine region that encompasses ecologically and biologically important and fragile ecosystems (e. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BLUE GROWTH: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SEAS AND OCEANS Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture

277 Specific challengeGlobal warming and climate change are likely to affect all the biosphere's components and impact the functioning of all aquatic ecosystems and the living organisms that populate them. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BLUE GROWTH: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SEAS AND OCEANS Response capacities to oil spills and marine pollutions

278 Specific challenge:The development of deep sea resources exploitation (particularly offshore Oil and Gas) is moving maritime operations to extreme pressure and low temperature conditions, with many unknown factors and limited response capacity. [read more]

EU project helps monitor the environment around you

279 Do you want to track how much ozone, black carbon and other pollutants you are exposed to when out cycling or walking? [read more]

EU to provide new funding to counter organised crime and drug trafficking

280 The European Commission will provide additional funding for the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP) to disrupt the illegal networks that are disseminating drugs and other illicit products through smarter, more effective, well-connected and intelligence led counter-narcotic activities of participating airports. [read more]

EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data

281 Every single minute, the world generates 1. [read more]

Financial contributions to the functioning of a Union-level consumer organisation

282 Objective: Operating grants can be awarded to non-governmental, non-profit-making, independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflICTing interests to improve consumers' education, information and awareness. [read more]

Call for proposals - Projects to support European judicial training – Action grants 2014

283 The proposals under this call shall focus on the following priorities: Civil law Criminal law Fundamental rights Other topicsProposals shall complement the efforts of the EU in the area of European judicialtraining. [read more]

Call for proposals - Projects to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance – Action grants 2014

284 The proposals under this call shall focus on the priorities described below:  Best practices to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobiaand other forms of intolerance (BEST) Monitoring and reporting on hate crime and on-line hate speech (HATE)Proposals shall complement the efforts of the EU to prevent and combat racism,xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. [read more]

Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a europioneers Award

285 Who will become this year’s most successful European Web Entrepreneur? [read more]

Youth Guarantee: progress and achievements of 18 pilot projects

287 he European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 [read more]

What is the EU Youth Guarantee?

288 How serious a problem is youth unemployment and inactivity in the EU? [read more]

Justice Programme & REC Programme – Framework Partnership Agreements 2015-2017 & Operating Grants 2015

289 ESTABLISHMENT OF THREE-YEARFRAMEWORK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTSWITH EU-LEVEL NETWORKS&OPERATING GRANTS FOR 2015IN THE AREAS OF▪ JUDICIAL COOPERATION IN CIVIL AND/OR IN CRIMINALMATTERS▪ ACCESS TO JUSTICE▪ DAPHNE – COMBATING VIOLENCE▪ RIGHTS OF THE CHILD▪ RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA AND OTHER FORMSOF INTOLERANCE▪ NON-DISCRIMINATION▪ RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES▪ EQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MENThe proposals submitted under this call will be evaluated as follows:The Commission will evaluate the documentation relevant to the network's three-yearaction plan for 2015-2017. [read more]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - ECPMF2014 European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

293 The 2013 call invited proposals that address violations of media freedom and pluralismby providing practical support to journalists. [read more]

Project(s) for a web-based platform on female genital mutilation – Action grants 2014

294 The development and maintenance of an online platform including:(a) e-learning course on the different aspects of FGMSpecific objective: upon completing the course, those who have followed it should havean in-depth factual knowledge of FGM. [read more]

Delivering EU cohesion policy reform: regions and cities concerned by delays and rules

295 The Committee of the Regions Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) met jointly with the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development (REGI) to discuss problems and opportunities emerging from the implementation of the reform of EU regional policy adopted last year. [read more]

Customised and low power computing

296 Specific Challenge: A key structural change overtaking computing is the move towards a low-power computing continuum spanning embedded systems, mobile devices, desktops, data centres, etc. [read more]

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation

297 Specific Challenge: The challenge is to harness the collaborative power of ICT networks (networks of people, of knowledge, of sensors) to create collective and individual awareness about the multiple sustainability threats which our society is facing nowadays at social, environmental and political levels. [read more]

Big data - research

298 Specific Challenge:The activities supported within LEIT under this topic contribute to the Big Data challenge by addressing the fundamental research problems related to the scalability and responsiveness of analytics capabilities (such as privacy-aware machine learning, language understanding, data mining and visualization). [read more]

Technologies for creative industries, social media and convergence

299 Specific Challenge: The demand is growing for high-quality content and new user experiences. [read more]

Technologies for better human learning and teaching

300 Specific Challenge: The development and integration of robust and fit-for-purpose digital technologies for learning are crucial to boost the market for and innovation in educational technologies. [read more]

Cross-cutting ICT KETs

301 Specific Challenge: Europe is facing fierce global competition to maintain its technological leadership in KETs. [read more]

Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects

302 Specific Challenge: The evolution of the Internet of Things embedded in Smart Environments and Platforms forming a web of "everythings" has been identified as one of the next big concepts to support societal changes and economic growth at an annual rate estimated at 20%. [read more]

Pre-commercial procurement open to all areas of public interest requiring new ICT solutions

303 Specific Challenge: This specific challenge addresses the lack of public demand driven innovation in Europe needed to close the gap between supply and demand for innovative ICT solutions. [read more]

International partnership building and support to dialogues with high income countries

304 Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide for discussions with third countries on areas of common interest and to provide support to collaboration within the ICT research and innovation domains. [read more]

International partnership building in low and middle income countries

305 Specific Challenge:To reinforce cooperation and strategic partnership with selected countries and regions in areas of mutual interest. [read more]

National or transnational e-Justice projects

306 This call for proposals aims at contributing to achieving the objectives of the European e-Justice Strategy 2014-20183. [read more]

Solids handling for intensified process technology

307 Specific challenge:Decentralised on-site plants and modular approaches towards small- and medium-scale production will play a significant role in tomorrow’s process industry. [read more]

National or transnational projects to support vICTims of violence and crime

308 This call for proposals for action grants is based on the 2014 annual work programmesof the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme)and of the JusticeProgramme. [read more]

Innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at distrICT level

309 Specific challenge:The development of sustainable solutions for refurbishment of buildings and their proper integration at distrICT level requires major innovations in the design tools, construction methods and management practices, including socio-economic aspects and innovative financing instruments. [read more]

New tools and methodologies to reduce the gap between predICTed and actual energy performances at the level of buildings and blocks of buildings

310 Specific challenge:The monitoring of real energy use in energy-efficient buildings frequently shows major differences with respect to the predICTed performance. [read more]

Integrated approach to retrofitting of residential buildings

311 Specific challenge:Europe is facing the challenge of deep rehabilitation of residential buildings (including buildings of historic value) while lowering the costs of refurbishment. [read more]

ICT-enabled modelling, simulation, analytics and forecasting technologies

312 Specific challenge:Simulating continuous and discrete manufacturing processes, forecasting the behaviour of manufacturing systems and processes, and designing products to an even larger extent through virtual mock-ups and optimization methods integrated in the design and production chain are key enablers for Europe's future manufacturing sector. [read more]

ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)

313 Specific challenge:For Europe's competitiveness in manufacturing, it is crucial that advances in ICT are taken up in engineering and manufacturing "at large" as soon as they have the appropriate maturity level. [read more]

Integrated design and management of production machinery and processes

314 Specific challenge:Production quality significantly depends on the ambient conditions and the process parameters. [read more]

Materials for severe operating conditions, including added-value functionalities

315 Specific challenge:The need to develop materials which can perform well in severe operating environments is increasing with advances in technology and requirements for higher efficiency in all areas such as manufacturing, energy, transport and communications, deep-sea technologies etc. [read more]

Integration of novel nano materials into existing production lines

316 Specific challenge:Nanomaterials are intended to improve the performance of existing production technologies, and to give new functionalities to products, such as lightweight solutions for transportation and construction, enhanced properties for packaging materials and processes, decreased wear and frICTion of yarns, enhanced electrical performance and reliability and high-performance thermal insulation and UV shielding fibrous materials (e. [read more]

Additive manufacturing for tabletop nanofactories

317 Specific challenge:Additive manufacturing (AM) delivers a new manufacturing paradigm: it makes the rapid, distributive manufacture of complex objects possible, and has the potential to reduce waste. [read more]

BIOTECHNOLOGY

318 Topic: New bioinformatics approaches in service of biotechnology Specific challenge:One of the greatest challenge facing the biotechnology community today is to be able to make use of the vast and dynamic influx of "omics" data. [read more]

Applications in Satellite Navigation-Galileo-2015

319 Topic:EGNSS applications Specific challenge:European society and industry are facing new challenges, requiring more innovation, productivity and competitiveness, whilst using fewer resources and reducing environmental impact. [read more]

LEIT-Space-Competitivenessof the European Space Sector-2015

320 Topic:Technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness Specific challenge:The space sector is a strategic asset contributing to the independence, security and prosperity of Europe and its role in the world. [read more]

Earth Observation-2015-LEIT SPACE

321 Topic:Bringing EO applications to the marketSpecific challenge:If space investments made in earth observation are to generate economic return, it is essential that EO products and information generation are taken out of the research environment and products are put into the market. [read more]

Daphne call - Transnational projects linked to children as vICTims of bullying

322 Proposals shall complement the efforts of the EU in the area of rights of the child. [read more]

EUROPE AS A GLOBAL ACTOR

323 Topic:Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestantsSpecific challenge:The notion of and access to global justice have been at the centre of many debates about the objectives and legitimacy of global governance and international law. [read more]

CALL FOR COMPETITIVE LOW-CARBON ENERGY

324 Topic:Demonstration of renewable electricity and heating/cooling technologiesIn 2015,the following technology-specific challenges have to be addressed:Photovoltaics:PV integrated in the built environment –Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems will become essential elements in future net zero energy buildings provided a number of challenges are solved, e. [read more]

CALL FOR COMPETITIVE LOW-CARBON ENERGY

325 Topic:Market uptake of existing and emerging renewable electricity, heating and cooling technologiesSpecific challenge:The legal framework established by the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC, 'RES Directive')) sets binding targets for all Member States to contribute to the overall 20% target for renewable energy in the EU final energy consumption by 2020, and the 'Energy Roadmap 2050' shows that renewables will have to play a much greater role in all future scenarios beyond 2020. [read more]

Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities

326 Topic: Enabling Innovation - Creating Impact from Social Sciences and Humanities SSH disciplines have a significant potential to foster inclusive, innovative and reflective societies and help all forms of innovation transform European economies and societies. [read more]

Projects to support judicial cooperation in civil or criminal matters

327 The proposals in the area of judicial cooperation in civil matters shall focus on thefollowing priorities:a) to contribute to the correct and consistent implementation of the followinginstruments:- Regulation (EU) No1215/2012 on jurisdICTion and the recognition and enforcement ofjudgments in civil and commercial matters (recast)- Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 concerning divorce and parental custody matters,"Brussels IIa Regulation"- Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 on jurisdICTion, applicable law, recognition andenforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenanceobligations- The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and OtherForms of Family Maintenance and its Protocol on the Law Applicable to MaintenanceObligations;- Council Regulation (EU) No 1259/2010 implementing enhanced cooperation in thearea of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation- Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 on jurisdICTion, applicable law, recognition andenforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments inmatters of successions and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession- Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civilmattersTo this aim, the call will fund activities on data collection, surveys and research; mutuallearning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practiceswhich may be transferable to other participating countries; and dissemination andawareness raising activities. [read more]

Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe

328 Specific challenge: Public sector innovation and the modernisation of public administrations are considered as important underlying factors for economic growth[1] and also contribute to competitiveness. [read more]

ERA-NET on Smart Urban Futures

329 Specific challenge: European cities are very important in policies aiming to create growth, jobs and a sustainable future. [read more]

Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets

331 Specific Challenge:The digital age has revolutionised our habits, behaviours and expectations. [read more]

SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

332 Topic: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projectsSpecific Challenge: The EU policy and regulatory framework in the sectors of energy, transport and ICT supports the development of sectoral solutions, i. [read more]

Growing a Low Carbon, Resource Efficient Economy with a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials

333 ERA for Climate ServicesScope: Proposals should pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes with a view to implementing a joint call for proposals with EU co-funding resulting in grants to third parties. [read more]

Growing a Low Carbon, Resource Efficient Economy with a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials

334 Improving the air quality and reducing the carbon footprint of European citiesSpecific challenge:The majority of the European population lives in urban environments where citizens are frequently exposed to levels of air pollutants exceeding the limit values established by the European directives. [read more]

Energy Efficiency Research & Innovation

335 Demand response in blocks of buildingsSpecific challenge:demand response enables end users to participate actively in energy markets and profit from optimal price conditions, making the grid (heat, cold, electricity) more efficient and contributing to the integration of renewable energy sources. [read more]

Energy Efficiency - Market Uptake

336 Increasing energy performance of existing buildings through process and organisation innovations and creating a market for deep renovationSpecificchallenge: The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive contain provisions to increase renovation rates, especially for public buildings. [read more]

Energy Efficiency - Market Uptake PDA

337 Project development assistance for innovative bankable and aggregated sustainable energy investment schemes and projectsSpecific challenge:Significant efforts are required to mobilise all relevant stakeholders, draw up investment inventories, develop feasibility studies, financial engineering instruments, and to address legal and procurement issues. [read more]

NEW FORMS OF INNOVATION

338 Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2. [read more]

New forms of innovation

339 ICT-enabled open governmentSpecific challenge:Public administrations need to address the new challenges posed by the evolution of society. [read more]

Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe

340 Stepping up EU research and innovation cooperation in the water areaSpecific challenge: Water-related research and innovation is fragmented at EU level and dispersed at national level in several ministries, universities, agencies, regional governments and programmes. [read more]

Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe

341 Demonstration/pilot activitiesSpecific challenge:One of the main factors hampering the market uptake of innovative solutions in the field of water is the lack of real scale demonstration of their long term viability. [read more]

MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015

342 International cooperation in aeronautics with ChinaSpecific challenge: In order to leverage resources, mitigate risks and establish long term relationships, the European aeronautics sector should identify topics of common interest and mutual benefit with other regions of the world, in particular where these address societal challenges such as a worldwide safe and environmental-friendly air transport system, common standards (including for environmental aspects) and win-win situations for technological development. [read more]

MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015

343 Enhancing resource efficiency of aviationSpecific challenge: Aviation has an important impact on the environment and EU citizens due to emissions such as greenhouse gas (CO2), pollutants (NOx), particulate matter (e. [read more]

Daphne call – Transnational projects on violence against women, young people and children linked to harmful practices

344 The priority of the call will be to combat and prevent violence linked to harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, forced or early marriage or forced sexual relationships, and so-called "honour crimes" committed against women, young people and children. [read more]

Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond

345 The call invites proposals for funding research into one or more of four broad topics:Modern work factorsLonger working life & InequalityHealth challengesCaring responsibilitiesResearch is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity. [read more]