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 Industrial Leadership Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production Presidency events

30 Specific challenge: An integral part of the LEIT-NMP part of Horizon 2020 is to organise events of a major strategic nature. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production Presidency events

34 Specific challenge: An integral part of the LEIT-NMP part of Horizon 2020 is to organise events of a major strategic nature. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument - Phase 2 2014 Critical infrastructure protection topic 7: SME instrument topic: “Protection of Urban soft targets and urban critical infrastructures”

41 Specific challenge:The aim is to engage small and medium enterprises in security research and development and in particular to facilitate and accelerate the transition of their developed products/services to the market place ,. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument - Phase 2 2014 Space SME Instrument

48 Specific challenge:To engage small and medium enterprises in space research and development, especially those not traditionally iNVOlved in it and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 funding. [read more]

Q&A on the third Health Programme 2014-2020

53 What is the overall aim of the new health programme? [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners – proposals targeting Black Sea, Middle East, Africa

54 Specific challenge: The aim is to:stimulate and enhance the cooperation between researchers from the Union and those of the regional partners in question, including and in particular through Horizon 2020 and the partner's funding programmes;eliminate remaining obstacles to cooperation between researchers from the Union and its international regional partnersScope: Proposals should target international partners in a regional context and should cover the following set of activities:Encouraging cooperation betweenresearch and innovation actorsfrom the Union and the partner in question, by promoting the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 towards the international partner. [read more]

Erasmus+ Programme KA3 –Meeting between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth

55 This Action promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centred on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the youth field. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners – proposals targeting Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood, Eastern Partnership

57 Specific challenge: The aim is to:stimulate and enhance the cooperation between researchers from the Union and those of the regional partners in question, including and in particular through Horizon 2020 and the partner's funding programmes;eliminate remaining obstacles to cooperation between researchers from the Union and its international regional partnersScope: Proposals should target international partners in a regional context and should cover the following set of activities:Encouraging cooperation betweenresearch and innovation actorsfrom the Union and the partner in question, by promoting the opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 towards the international partner. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with the Union’s key international partner countries - proposals targeting Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Ukraine

58 Specific Challenge: The aim is to get the best value out of the Union’s cooperation with its most important international partners and to generate more impact by enhancing and focusing international cooperation activities, by:Stimulating research actors from the Union and its international partners towards increased cooperation, notably through Horizon 2020 and through the partner's funding programmes;Supporting the identification and implementation of targeted international cooperation activities with sufficient scale and scope;Contributing to eliminating remaining obstacles to cooperation between actors from the Union and its international partners;Scope: Proposals should support the main objective of the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012) 497) to enhance and focus the Union's cooperation activities, by:Supporting the policy dialogue on research and innovation between the Union and the partner in question byidentifying areas where targeted international cooperation activities would be of mutual benefit(notably by taking a forward looking approach) and where there is the potential to generate sufficient scale and scope. [read more]

Information and training measures for workers

59 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 05 is intended to cover grants for information and training measures for workers' organisations in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. [read more]

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

77 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

83 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

118 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]

INFORMATION, CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF UNDERTAKINGS

158 The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to fund operations aimed at developing employee iNVOlvement in undertakings - meaning any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees' representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within the company - in particular by raising awareness and contributing to the application of EU law and policies in this area. [read more]

Collaborative partnerships in the sport field

161 Collaborative Partnerships offer the opportunity to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. [read more]

Jean Monnet actions Chairs, modules, centres of excellence, support to institutions and associations, networks, projects

162 Jean Monnet Activities support the following Actions:Jean Monnet Modules (teaching and research);Jean Monnet Chairs (teaching and research);Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (teaching and research);Jean Monnet Support to Institutions and Associations;Jean Monnet Networks (policy debate with the academic world);Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world);The following sections of this Guide provide detailed information on the criteria and funding rules applying to the Jean Monnet Actions As regards the participants directly or indirectly iNVOlved in the Actions, Jean Monnet aims to produce the following outcomes:enhanced employability and improved career prospects for young graduates, by including or reinforcing a European dimension in their studies;increased interest in understanding and participating in the European Union, leading to a more active citizenship;support for young researchers (i. [read more]

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (KA2) — COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES Knowledge alliances, sector skills alliances

164 Knowledge Alliances aim at strengthening Europe's innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic environment. [read more]

Erasmus+ programme Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals Large-scale European voluntary service events

165 This Action aims to support large-scale volunteering projects (iNVOlving at least 30 EVS volunteers) in the framework of European or worldwide events in the field of youth, culture and sport (e. [read more]

Learning mobility of individualsMobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth

167 OBJECTIVESEducation, training and youth activities play a key role in providing people of all ages with the necessary means to participate actively in the labour market and in society at large. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Excellent Science Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-GF)

171 Proposals for Global Fellowships iNVOlve asingle host organisation (future beneficiary) established in a MS or AC. [read more]

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

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

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Call for making science education and careers attractive for young people Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education Curricula

177 Specific challenge: This topic will raise the importance and uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe and beyond, via the design, production and dissemination of educational material and curricula for use by Higher Education Institutions and other higher education establishments, and their incorporation into educational programmes for science and engineering studies. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 EURATOM New innovative approaches to reactor safety

229 Specific challenge: Some very innovative reactor safety concepts are investigated, which could become breakthrough options if their scientific and practical maturity is demonstrated. [read more]

Prize Innovation SOFT

230 Specific challenge: Within energy research, fusion encompasses innovation in the domains of physics and technology in a wide variety of specialisations. [read more]

CREATIVE EUROPE Culture Sub-programme SUPPORT FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATION PROJECTS

231 The main objectives of the support for cultural cooperation projects are: - to support the capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and internationally and to promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players, in particular artists; - to contribute to audience development by helping European artists/cultural professionals and their works reach new and enlarged audiences and improve access to cultural and creative works in the European Union (hereafter 'the EU') and beyond with a particular focus on children, young people, people with disabilities and underrepresented groups, by engaging in new and innovative ways with audiences both to retain and enlarge them, and to improve the experience and deepen the relationship with current and future audiences; - to contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of culture, for instance through artistic innovation, the testing of new business models, the use of digital technologies and the promotion of innovative spill-overs on other sectors. [read more]

The Human Brain Project just got bigger

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

EU renews its commitment towards development in Asia

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

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

234 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]

International Cooperation in Criminal Justice: the Prosecutors Network of the Western Balkans

236 The global objective is prevent and combat serious and trans-border organised crime and linked corruption caseswith cross-border implications, as well as dismantle criminal organisations iNVOlved in illicit trafficking destined to the EU, in particular trafficking in firearms, drugs and human beings. [read more]

Youth employment: Commission welcomes adoption of Quality Framework to improve quality of traineeships

237 The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job. [read more]

"ISEC" (2007-2013) PREVENTION OF AND FIGHT AGAINST CRIME CALL FOR PROPOSALS JUST/2013/ISEC/DRUGS/AG

238 Projects shall focus on the following priorities: Priority code EPSD: supporting the implementation of the European Pact against Synthetic Drugs, with a specific focus on new psychoactive substances (NPS), including on: building the knowledge base on the supply chain for NPS (including internet supply chain);developing forensic analysis of NPS and facilitating structural cooperation among the competent authorities iNVOlved, to support the identification and risk assessment of  substances; sharing best practice of handling of NPS-related cases by police at local level;Priority code TRN: joint training programmes for law enforcement authorities to enhance the EU's capacity to target drug trafficking, including on the EU's external borders; Priority code PLAT: creation of and support to regional law enforcement cooperation platforms facilitating the exchange of operational information and information on technical assistance for capacity building, to prevent and curb drug related crime;Priority code DISM: dismantling of storage and production facilities for illicit synthetic drugs and for cocaine secondary extraction; Priority code EPDT: supporting the implementation of the European Pact on international drug trafficking. [read more]

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

239 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]

Call for Proposals for Capacity Building at Higher Education Institutions in Tanzania in Development of Oil & Gas Sector

240 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote capacity building in Tanzanian institutions of higher education iNVOlved in the promotion of the petroleum industry. [read more]

Cultural activities 2014 - Lebanon

241 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is the promotion of dialogue and exchange between cultures and civilisations. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Excellent Science Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF)

243 Proposals for European Fellowships iNVOlve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established in a MS or AC. [read more]

First Natura 2000 Award winners announced

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

Support to the social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups, including Roma, through more diversified community-based social services Serbia

245 The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:To promote the social inclusion of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups through the provision of sustainable community-based social services;To improve the position of Roma people through initiatives aimed at their active social inclusion;To promote the efficient use of resources through partnering of different stakeholders iNVOlved in the provision of support to vulnerable groupsTo encourage and promote inter-municipal cooperation (cluster approach) in the delivery of social services, towards economies of scale and budget efficiency. [read more]

Support for Policy Reform Civil Society Cooperation

246 The Call will provide funding through the two following Lots:Civil society cooperation in the field of education and training (Lot 1)Civil society cooperation in the field of youth (Lot 2)The objectives of the Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grant, to European non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and EU-wide networks active in the field of education and training or in the field of youth and pursuing the following general aims:Raise stakeholder awareness of European policy agendas in education, training and youth, in particular Europe 2020, Education and training 2020, the EU Youth Strategy and other sector-specific policy agendas;Increase stakeholder commitment and cooperation with public authorities for the implementation of policies and reforms in the fields of education and training and of youth, in particular of the country-specific recommendations issued in the framework of the European Semester;Boost stakeholder participation in the field of education, training and youth;Boost stakeholder commitment in the dissemination of policy and Programme actions and results and of good practice among their membership. [read more]

Non State Actors in Development - In country intervention - TONGA

247 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is: to strengthen the capacity of civil society to promote inclusive socio-economic development in TongaThe specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:to improve technical and management capacities of civil society promoting the interest of the most vulnerable groups in Tonga, with particular focus on youth, women and people with disabilities as well as other marginalised groups. [read more]

Erasmus+ to boost student exchanges and partnerships between EU and Latin America

248 Students and academic staff from Latin America will have more opportunities to study or train in European universities thanks to increased support from Erasmus+, the new European funding programme for education, training, sport and youth. [read more]

EBRD, EIB and EU finance improvements to water services in Moldova

249 €59 million in loans to modernise water and waste water management in ChisinauThe European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Union, through theNeighbourhood Investment Facility,are joining forces to support the modernisation of water and wastewater infrastructure in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau. [read more]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SOCIAL POLICY INNOVATIONS SUPPORTING REFORMS IN SOCIAL SERVICES

250 The overall purpose of this call for proposals is to foster innovation and reforms in thesocial services to tackle the main challenges identified above and to develop innovativeresponses corresponding to national, regional and local realities and in line with the socialinvestment approach. [read more]

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-based Support Scheme 2013 in the Republic of Moldova

251 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights, equality, transparency and democratic reforms in the Republic of Moldova. [read more]

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility 2013 Moldova

252 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights, equality, transparency and democratic reforms in the Republic of Moldova. [read more]

Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises

254 To improve civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters, including marine pollution, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear emergencies, as well as combined disasters and disasters simultaneously affecting a number of countries (inside or outside the participating states of the Mechanism) by providing a testing environment of established and/or new operational concepts and procedures of the Mechanism and a learning opportunity for all actors iNVOlved in civil protection assistance interventions under the Civil Protection Mechanism. [read more]

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

257 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]

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) - Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) 2014 - Sri Lanka

258 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms in Sri Lanka. [read more]

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility 2013 Ukraine

259 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Ukraine, by strengthening civil society’s capacities to promote national reform and democratic changes, in particular to increase public accountability. [read more]

Europe for citizens Democratic engagement and civic participation Networks of towns

261  Municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long-term perspective maywish to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable. [read more]

All 2013 LIFE projects

262 Belgium (BE) 4 projects (28. [read more]

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

263  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]

Q&A on the "Partnership Agreements" between the European Commission and the EU Member States on European Structural and Investment Fund investments for 2014-2020

264 On 22 December 2013 a new set of rules and legislation governing the next round of EU investments for 2014-2020 came into force. [read more]

Improved Forest Management for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Phase II Malawi

265 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]

INFORMATION, CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF UNDERTAKINGS

267 The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to fund operations aimed at developing employee iNVOlvement in undertakings - meaning any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees' representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within the company - in particular by raising awareness and contributing to the application of EU law and policies in this area. [read more]

Civil Society in Action Lebanon

268 The global objective is to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Lebanon to become more engaged in national reforms andcommunity development. [read more]

Blue Economy Innovation: examples of EU marine research

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

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

270 The aim of this call is to expand and strengthen the existing network of Intermediary Organisations which act as local contact points for newly established entrepreneurs as well as experienced entrepreneurs in the participating countries. [read more]

Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information

272 General objectivesThe proper functioning of administrative cooperation among Member States and improved access toinformation on applicable terms and conditions of employment in a transparent and accessiblemanner, are essential for the correct application, implementation and enforcement of the Directive. [read more]

LIFE Environmental Governance and Information

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

Climate Governance and Information

274 LIFE Climate Governance and Information aims specifically at contributing to the development and implementation of EU climate policy and legislation. [read more]

Life Integrated projects

275 Integrated projects(sub-programme for Environment,notfor Climate Action)are projects implementing on a large territorial scale (regional, multi-regional, national or trans-national scale) environmental or climate plans or strategies required by specific Union environmental or climate legislation, developed pursuant to other Union acts or developed by Member States' authorities, primarily in the areas of nature (including Natura 2000 network management), water, waste, air and climate change mitigation and adaptation*, while ensuring iNVOlvement of stakeholders and promoting the coordination with and mobilisation of at least one other relevant Union, national or private funding source. [read more]

Life Technical Assistance projects

276 Technical Assistance (TA) projects provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare Integrated Projects (IPs). [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

277 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

278 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

279 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]

Programme for Prevention, preparedness and response to floods in the Western Balkans and Turkey

280 The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:Specific objective 1: To increase beneficiary countries' capability to develop effective national civilprotection systems and collaborate in a coherent manner in dealing with floods at regional and Europeanlevel (prevention, preparedness and response). [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Spreading excellence and widening participation

281 Specific challenge:The specific challenge is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between the research institutions of the low performing Member States and regions and internationally-leading counterparts at EU level. [read more]

Diversifying the EU tourism offer and products - Sustainable transnational tourism products

283 ObjectiveFurther to the preparatory action "Sustainable tourism" (2009-2011) and following previous calls for proposal launched under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, the Commission has decided to further stimulate competitiveness in the European tourism sector. [read more]

Public-private partnerships under Horizon 2020: launch of activities and first calls

285 Public-private partnerships under Horizon 2020: launch of activities and first callsSeven public-private partnerships, established under the EU's new research funding programme Horizon 2020, are being launched today. [read more]

Civil society projects

286 This measure aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly iNVOlving citizens. [read more]

Budget problems: EU programmes in jeopardy again

287 The EU must stop rolling over its growing portfolio of unpaid bills from one year to the next, said MEPs in Wednesday’s debate on the alarming shortage of funds for payments due in 2014. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Nutrient recovery from biobased waste streams and residues

288 Specific challenge:The production of nutrients and fertilisers currently relies heavily on mineral resources whose reserves are limited and depleting. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Lignocellulosic residues to (di)carboxylic acids, diols and polyols

289 Specific challenge:At present, (di)carboxylic acids, diols or polyols areproducedindustriallyasimportant source of innovative bio-based products such as bioplastics or added value fine chemicals as an alternative to existing petrochemical sources. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Chemical building blocks and value-added materials through integrated processing of wood

290 Specific challenge:There is a strong, but currently underexploited, potential for valorisation of sugars and lignin streams from wood. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Innovative Cost efficient manure valorisation on large scale

293 Specific challenge:A number of EU regions are confronted with manure surpluses due to intensive livestock production. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Added value products from underutilised agricultural resources

294 Specific challenge:The agro-industry has significant opportunities for developing high added value products by valorising currently underexploited resources in new applications and markets. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Standardization of components for cost-efficient fuel cell systems for transportation applications

296 Specific challenge: Fuel cell system technology has already demonstrated its maturity for automotive application, but still does not meet the cost requirements for a broad market introduction. [read more]

EaSI - EURES - Cross-border partnership and support to cooperation on intra-EU mobility for social partners and EEA countries

297 The overall objectives of the call are to promote workers geographical mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as support the implementation of the EURES reform. [read more]

Cluster Excellence Programme

298 The overall objective of this Call for proposals is to pursue the EU efforts aimed tostrengthen cluster management excellence in the EU as a way to provide moreprofessional business services to European SMEs through clusters and thereforecontribute to the development of more world-class clusters in the EU. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Health Co-ordination Activities ERA NET Collaboration and alignment of national programmes and activities in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system

299 Specific challenge:The challenges in the areas of brain-related diseases can only be met by an effective cooperation at transnational level avoiding the duplication of efforts, ensuring the availability of critical mass, efficiently using available resources, exchanging knowledge, producing more significant results of higher quality and impact, and sharing data and infrastructures. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Health Co-ordination Activities ERA-NET: Cardiovascular disease

300 Specific challenge: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of death in the EU and account for 40% of deaths or 2 million deaths per year. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care Health promotion and disease prevention: improved inter-sector co-operation for environment and health based interventions

301 Specific challenge: Better health promotion and disease prevention interventions can make a significant contribution to equitable health improvements and thus the sustainability of health and care systems. [read more]

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

302 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 New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing

303 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]

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

304 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]

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

305 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

306 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]

Call for proposals - Drugs policy initiatives – Action grants 2014

307 The proposals under this call shall focus on the priorities described below: New psychoactive substances: to support the implementation of EU legislationon new psychoactive substances by improving the capacity to identify and assessnew psychoactive substances, to respond effectively to the rapid spread of suchsubstances across the EU, by reducing the availability of harmful substances,monitoring the extent and patterns of use of such substances, and by sharing bestpractices on prevention; Rehabilitation: to develop and share innovative approaches aimed at preventingrelapse and models of good practice for reintegration and rehabilitation of (long-term) drug users, including those released from prison, inter alia by exploringalternatives to coercive sanctions; Best practices: to exchange best practices on cooperation between publicauthorities iNVOlved in drug related services, including at local or regional level,and civil society, to ensure that drug supply and demand reduction activities arejoined up, with a view to enhancing the effectiveness of prevention, harmreduction and law enforcement activities to help prevent and reduce the numberof drug-related offences; Civil society: to support the iNVOlvement of civil society in the implementation ofthe objectives of the EU Drug Strategy 2013-2020 and of the specific actionsunder the EU Drugs Action Plan 2013-2016, with a view to helping reduce thenegative consequences of illicit drugs on individuals and society. [read more]

Support for social protection reforms

311 ObjectivesSocial protection systems in the EU differ significantly in the level, composition and type of spending,their sources of financing, and the outcomes they achieve. [read more]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EID)

312 EIDs have the objective of training highly-skilled researchers and stimulating entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation in Europe. [read more]

Youth Guarantee: progress and achievements of 18 pilot projects

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

What is the EU Youth Guarantee?

314 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

315 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 to identify and implement novel ways to highlight the work funded by the ERC and reach out a wider public - Coordination and Support Action

317 The ERC wishes to support an ambitious series of communication actions to promote and raise awareness of ERC-funded projects and results across Europe to as wide an audience as possible, including: scientists, students, media, policy-makers, the business community and the general public. [read more]

Developing new world-class research infrastructures Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects

318 Specific challenge: The research infrastructures identified in the ESFRI roadmap or in the European strategy for particle physics have benefitted from EU support for their preparatory phase. [read more]

Transnational projects on children's rights in judicial proceedings – Action grants 2014

319 The projects should include interactive activities (such as mock trials/moot courts) thatallow secondary school students or assimilated to understand their rights, with some degree of customisation for each participating country to take account of the nationalcontext, and taking account of relevant EU legislation and the Council of EuropeGuidelines on child-friendly justice. [read more]

Transnational projects to build capacity for professionals in the area of rights of the child – Action Grants 2014

320 The projects should include interactive activities (such as mock trials/moot courts) thatallow secondary school students or assimilatedto understand their rights, with somedegree of customisation for each participating country to take account of the nationalcontext, and taking account of relevant EU legislation and the Council of EuropeGuidelines on child-friendly justice. [read more]

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

321 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

322 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

323 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

324 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]

Integrating experiments and facilities in FIRE+

325 Specific Challenge: The validation of research results in large-scale, real life experimental infrastructures is essential for the design and deployment of products, applications and services on the Future Internet. [read more]

Robotics

326 Specific Challenge:Continuous and consistent support to roadmap-based research will be essential to attain a world-leading position in the robotics market. [read more]

Cross-cutting ICT KETs

327 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

328 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]

International partnership building in low and middle income countries

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

National or transnational projects aimimg to promote Union citizenship policies

330 This call for proposals will support projects promoting Union citizenship, in particularfacilitating the exercise of the right to free movement and the electoral rights derivingfrom the citizenship. [read more]

Recovery technologies for metals and other minerals

331 Specific challenge:Metals and other minerals, such as non-ferrous and ferrous metals, ceramics, glass, cement and chemicals are utilised in numerous applications in many industrial sectors. [read more]

Solids handling for intensified process technology

332 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]

Innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level

333 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]

Integrated approach to retrofitting of residential buildings

334 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

335 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)

336 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]

Industrial technologies for advanced joining and assembly processes for multi-materials

337 Specific challenge:Multi-material design of components and structures provides an opportunity to develop products which are able to operate under more exigent requests demanded by market and society such as increased strength-to-weight ratio, multi-functionality, highly aggressive environments and low carbon footprint. [read more]

Re-use and remanufacturing technologies and equipment for sustainable product lifecycle management

338 Specific challenge:In order to increase the competitiveness of EU industry and reduce the environmental footprint, manufacturing industries should develop innovative technologies and approaches to manufacture added-value products with fewer resources and to ensure a sustainable product life cycle based on reuse and re-manufacturing methods and technologies. [read more]

Materials for severe operating conditions, including added-value functionalities

339 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]

Novel nanomatrices and nanocapsules

340 Specific challenge:Encapsulation technologies have been widely used for a long time in the pharmaceutical industry for drug delivery applications. [read more]

BIOTECHNOLOGY

342 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]

Earth Observation-2015-LEIT SPACE

343 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]

Q&A on the "Partnership Agreements" between the European Commission and the EU Member States on European Structural and Investment Fund investments for 2014-2020

344 A new set of rules and legislation governing the 2014-2020 round of EU investments came into force in December 2013. [read more]

Europe as a global actor

345 Topic:Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with the Union’s key international partner countries - proposals targeting Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Ukrainelease note that this topic is for proposals targeting Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa and Ukraine ONLY. [read more]

CALL FOR COMPETITIVE LOW-CARBON ENERGY

346 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

347 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]

Establishing a network on quality a and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and dependency prevention

348 The purpose of this call is to bring together institutions that can develop solid evidence on the costeffectiveness of investments in a wide range of measures to reduce the gap between the need for,and supply of, long-term care, including prevention, rehabilitation, assistive technologies and agefriendlyenvironments as well as a more efficient organisation of care systems (notably throughbetter coordination of the different actors iNVOlved in providing care). [read more]

Projects to support judicial cooperation in civil or criminal matters

350 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

351 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

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

The Young Generation in an Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Europe

354 Topic: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EuropeSpecific challenge: It is obvious that investing appropriately in lifelong learning will contribute to overcoming the economic and social crisis and meeting the Europe 2020 targets on employment, poverty reduction, education, sustainability, innovation. [read more]

Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials Raw materials partnerships

355 Specific Challenge:The complexity and heterogeneity of waste streams require coordination and networking between researchers, entrepreneurs and public authorities to harmonise technologies, processes and services, to profit from benchmarking, sharing best practices, and gender mainstreaming, and to use or develop standards. [read more]

Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

356 Eco-innovative solutionsSpecific challenge:The growing waste produced in Europe, particularly in urban areas, where the vast majority of the world population are expected to live by 2050, represents a cost for society and a burden on the environment and, at the same time, a valuable stock of resources that can be exploited. [read more]

SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

357 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

358 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

359 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 - Market Uptake

360 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]

NEW FORMS OF INNOVATION

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

Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe

362 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]

MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015

363 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

364 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]

Support to innovation, human resources, policy and international cooperation

365 Innovative procurement pilot action in the field of scientific instrumentationSpecific challenge: Europe has not always exploited the strong innovation potential that research infrastructures have towards their supplier industry. [read more]

Developing new world-class research infrastructures

366 Preparatory Phase of ESFRI projectsSpecific challenge: The ESFRI roadmap, updated periodically, identifies the needs of the European scientific community in terms of research infrastructures. [read more]

Support for social dialogue

367 OBJECTIVES OF THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading04 03 01 08 is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industryand sectoral level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of theEuropean Union (TFEU), and for developing European social dialogue in its differentdimensions of information exchange, consultation, negotiation and joint action. [read more]

Information and training measures for workers

368 OBJECTIVES OF THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALSIn line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 05 is intended to cover grants for information and training measures for workers' organisations in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. [read more]

Frequently asked questions - Galileo, the EU

369 Why is satellite navigation important to the EU? [read more]

Information, consultation and participation of representatives of undertakings

370 For the financial year 2015 the following objectives may be supported under this Call forProposals:a) to promote actions designed to prepare the setting up of transnational information,consultation and participation bodies and mechanisms arising from the application of EUlaw on employee iNVOlvement;b) to promote the exchange of information and good practice aimed at creatingfavourable conditions for the setting up of national information, consultation andparticipation bodies and mechanisms arising from the application of EU law on employeeiNVOlvement;c) to promote action aiming to familiarize the social partners and actors at company levelwith the content of EU law on transnational employee iNVOlvement and to enable them toexercise their rights and their duties in this regard;d) to promote initiatives to strengthen transnational cooperation between workers' andemployers' representatives in respect of information, consultation, and participation ofemployees within companies operating in more than one Member State;e) to promote transnational actions iNVOlving representatives of the new Member Statesand of Candidate Countries in the field of employee iNVOlvement;f) to promote action aiming to familiarize the actors represented at company level withtransnational company agreements and to strengthen their cooperation within theEuropean Union;g) to promote operations fostering the development of employee iNVOlvement inundertakings (also, when necessary, taking into account possible specific needs ofemployees with disabilities) as well as to follow up on the findings of the "Fitness check"on EU acts in the area of Information and Consultation of Workers;h) to promote innovative actions relating to employee iNVOlvement, with the view ofsupporting the anticipation of change and the prevention and resolution of disputes in thecontext of corporate restructuring, mergers, take-overs and relocation in Union scaleundertakings and groups of undertakings;i) to strengthen cooperation between the social partners for the development of employeeiNVOlvement in the design of solutions addressing the consequences of the economiccrisis, such as collective redundancies, or the need for a shift towards an inclusive,sustainable, and low-carbon economy;5j) to develop expertise across Member States, promoting cooperation between relevantAuthorities and stakeholders and fostering relations with the Union Institutions so as tosupport the implementation and improve the effectiveness of EU law on employeeiNVOlvement. [read more]

EU Prize for Women Innovators

371 Europe urgently needs more innovators to stay competitive in the coming decades and to spur economic growth. [read more]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

372 SpecificChallenge:Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a mobility scheme that allows potential or newly established entrepreneurs to spend a period of time collaborating with an experienced entrepreneur in another participating country. [read more]

Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations

373 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading04 03 01 08 is intended to cover actions to support industrial relations, in particularthose designed to develop expertise and the exchange of EU-relevant information, aswell as actions to improve knowledge on industrial relations institutions and practicesacross the EU and dissemination of results. [read more]