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

13 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]

New project financed by EIB in the sector of energy for €205 million

14 Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a loan agreement for an amount of €205 million to finance ElShababpower plant project. [read more]

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

19 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]

EIB Group: Strong response to crisis

40 19 February 2014 – As an integral part of the European Union’s response to the crisis, the EIB Group significantly stepped up its financial support in 2013 to promote growth and jobs in Europe. [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”

47 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

54 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]

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

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

Q&A on the third Health Programme 2014-2020

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

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor The European Union, Turkey and its wider neighbourhood: challenges and opportunities

65 Specific challenge:Since the outset of the European integration process in the aftermath of World War II, Turkey has been an important economic and political partner for the EU and a strategic military ally within NATO, forming a bridge into the Middle East and the Caucasus. [read more]

First competitive call for experiment proposals under the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD++) project

68 The ultimate goal of the ECHORD++ project is to stimulate the interaction between robot manufacturers, researchers and the users to produce tangible results that go beyond "proof of concept". [read more]

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

87 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

97 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

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

Establishment of a European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

121 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to establish a European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar in order to increase and diversify exports and investment of EU businesses, in particular SMEs, to the country, and to the ASEAN Economic Community. [read more]

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

148 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 Innovative, Sustainable and inclusive Bioeconomy Improved forest data

201 Specific challenge: The significant societal changes over the last decades and the emergence of new policies, e. [read more]

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

209 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)

210 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 Societal Challenges Call for making science education and careers attractive for young people Trans-national operation of the EURAXESS Service network

230 Specific challenge: EURAXESS will help making a career in European research institutions more attractive, both for researchers in Europe who are facing career decisions and for those who are currently outside Europe and might consider relocating to Europe to develop their research careers here. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Industrial Leadership peer learning of innovation agencies

249 Specific challenge:Innovation support agencies, i. [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

275 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]

Serbia: EUR 150 million for SMEs

278 The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia have signed in Belgrade a EUR 150 million loan aiming at financing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and otherinfrastructure projects. [read more]

LIFE needs design and implementation improvements, say EU Auditors

279 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]

EU renews its commitment towards development in Asia

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

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

282 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]

Industrial relations and social dialogue

287 In line with the remarks in the budget of the European Union, budget heading 04 03 01 08 is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industry and sectoral level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), and for developing European social dialogue in its different dimensions of information exchange, consultation, negotiation and joint action. [read more]

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

288 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]

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

290 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]

Budget 2014 adjustments to facilitate SMEs access to EU funding

291 The Commission has proposed technical adjustments to the 2014 EU budget to reflect the latest decisions on the new EU expenditure programmes. [read more]

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

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

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

295 The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Germany setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions and cities. [read more]

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

296 €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 OPERATING GRANTS FOR 2014 ACCESS TO JUSTICE (JUSTICE PROGRAMME)

297 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]

RegioStars 2014: top awards for Europe

299 Europe's most promising and innovative regional projects will be in the spotlight tonight as Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy presents the  [read more]

Non-State Actors & Local Authorities in Development - Actions in Indonesia

300 The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support actions aiming at promoting an inclusive, equitable and empowered society in Indonesia in the context of sustainable development. [read more]

New EU programme to strengthen land governance in ten African countries

301 A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub Saharan Africa, was announced today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. [read more]

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

302 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]

Support to the Egyptian quality and regulatory environment in line with international best practice

304 Project purpose:Strengthening the Egyptian Organisation for Standardisation and Quality in improving its role in theregulatory framework governing the Egyptian Quality Infrastructure for the domain of technical regulations,standards and conformity assesSMEnt. [read more]

Support to the Implementation of Gender Equality (SIGE) the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

305 The overall project objective is to increase the effectiveness of the country's preparation forEU Accession and to ensure efficiency of EU programmes in the country. [read more]

Boosting the competitiveness of SMEs, facilitating their access to financing

306 Improving the competitiveness of European SMEs and, in particular, facilitating their access to financing was the focal point of discussions at the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy, which was hosted by the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness in Athens on 24-25 April. [read more]

COSME Enterprise Europe Network 2015/2020

307 The aim of this call is to establish the Enterprise Europe Network for the period from 2015-2020. [read more]

Blue Economy Innovation: examples of EU marine research

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

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

309 The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Poland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in the country's regions, cities and people. [read more]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

310 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]

Amending the Budget to cover research, education, support to businesses and Cohesion Policy

311 The Commission is proposing to increase the 2014 level of payment appropriations by EUR 4. [read more]

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

315 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]

Supporting Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship education (Pan-European entrepreneurial learning initiative)

317 ObjectiveThe ambition is to support a network and a virtual hub on entrepreneurial learning. [read more]

3rd Health Programme Professional reintegration of people with chronic disease

319 Objective: An increasing number of people are unable to work due to chronic diseases. [read more]

Strengthening national capacity in nature protection – preparation for Natura 2000 network Albania

320 The overall objective is to stop biodiversity loss as contribution to achieve the Aichi targets for 2020,through improved management of Protected Areas stronger law enforcement. [read more]

LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency

322 LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency aims specifically at contributing to the implementation, updating and development of European Union environmental policy and legislation, including the integration of the environment into other policies, thereby contributing to sustainable development. [read more]

LIFE Environmental Governance and Information

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

Climate Change Mitigation

324 Climate Change Mitigation should contribute to the transition towards a low emission and climate-resilient economy. [read more]

Climate Change Adaptation

325 With a view to contributing to supporting efforts leading to increased resilience to climate change, the priority area Climate Change Adaptation has in particular the following specific objectives as set out in Article 15 of the LIFE Regulation: • to contribute to the development and implementation of Union policy on climate change adaptation, including mainstreaming across policy areas, in particular by developing, testing and demonstrating policy or management approaches, best practices and solutions for climate change adaptation, including, where appropriate, ecosystem-based approaches; • to improve the knowledge base for the development, assesSMEnt, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of effective climate change adaptation actions and measures, prioritising, where appropriate, those applying an ecosystem-based approach, and to enhance the capacity to apply that knowledge in practice; • to facilitate the development and implementation of integrated approaches, such as for climate change adaptation strategies and action plans, at local, regional or national level, prioritising, where appropriate, ecosystem-based approaches; • to contribute to the development and demonstration of innovative climate change adaptation technologies, systems, methods and instruments that are suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed. [read more]

LIFE 2014 Preparatory Projects

326 Under the 2014 call, proposals may be submitted only to address the following specific needs:1) Establishing an EU NGO platform on Best Available Techniques The proposed project: Establishing an EU environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) platform on Best Available Techniques (BAT). [read more]

EaSI - PROGRESS – European Sector Skills Councils

327 The overall objective of the Call is to is to encourage new forms of collaboration betweenpublic and private actors on the labour market (such as social partners, training andeducation providers, labour market intelligence entities, companies including SME’s,chambers of commerce, public and private employment services) to address persistentskills shortages and mismatches and thus help fill the gap between labour supply anddemand in the EU. [read more]

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

328 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

330 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]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES New sustainable pulping technologies

331 Specific challenge:In the trend towards optimisingthe (cost-)effectiveness and sustainability of thetransformation ofwood into new value-added products, one of the key challenges is to reduce temperature, pressure and toxicity of the chemical pulping processes. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIESNew products from sustainable cellulose pulp exploitation

332 Specific challenge:Although market prospects of cellulose based products in textiles, films and thermoplastics are high, their current market share is relatively small due to environmental and cost limitations of current cellulose based processes such as viscose, lyocell and cellulose ester based ones. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Fermentation processes to obtain biosurfactants and specialty carbohydrates from agricultural and agro-industrial streams

333 Specific challenge:Several hurdles hamper the full exploitation of two types of specialty biochemicals with high market interest, i. [read more]

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

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

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

337 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 Chemical building blocks and value-added materials through integrated processing of wood

338 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 BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Added value products from underutilised agricultural resources

341 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 BIO BASED INDUSTRIES Fibres and polymers from lignin

342 Specific challenge:Lignin-based side streams of the pulp and paper industry are currently incinerated to produce energy while being a potential large volume feedstock resource for producing higher added value products such as fibres, polymers, resins and platform chemicals. [read more]

Joint Action to consolidate and enhance product safety through effective market surveillance throughout the Union

346 Objective: The proposed joint actions should improve the effective application of Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety (GPSD) through cooperation between national authorities responsible for the assesSMEnt, market surveillance and enforcement of the safety of non-food consumer products and services. [read more]

COSME: the European Commission and the European Investment Fund sign agreement which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs

347 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Development of advanced fuel cell systems and system components

348 Specific challenge:A number of demonstration projects have already provided evidence about the maturity of fuel cell technology but further activities are necessary to fulfil automotive standards and requirements. [read more]

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

349 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]

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

350 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]

Strengthening the administrative capacities on central and local level for transposition and implementing new Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU; (MK 11 IB EN 01) the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

351 The project aims at strengthening of administrative capacity at national level and including locallevel for transposition and implementation of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). [read more]

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

352 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 Industrial Leadership ENHANCING SME INNOVATION CAPACITY BY PROVIDING BETTER INNOVATION SUPPORT Professionalization of open innovation management in SMEs

353 Specific challenge:Current research on open innovation has not taken into account the extent and creativity of SMEs in designing and implementing open innovation strategies. [read more]

EaSI-EURES: Your first EURES job - Targeted mobility scheme

355 Selected projects in the framework of this call for proposals should support andfinance the following groups: young people (aged 18-35) willing to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeshipand move to another Member State; employers and SMEs in particular when these provide an integrationprogramme for their newly-recruited young mobile workers, trainees orapprentices. [read more]

Joint Action to consolidate and enhance product safety through effective market surveillance throughout the Union

356 Objective: The proposed joint actions should improve the effective application of Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety (GPSD) through cooperation between national authorities responsible for the assesSMEnt, market surveillance and enforcement of the safety of non-food consumer products and services. [read more]

Cluster Excellence Programme

357 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 Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Prevention and treatment of lung diseases

358 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 Development of new diagnostic tools and technologies: in vivo medical imaging technologies

359 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 New therapies for rare diseases

360 Specific challenge:A considerable amount of knowledge has been generated by biomedical research in recent years, yet most of the 6000-8000 rare diseases are lacking therapies despite many diseases being life-threatening or chronically debilitating. [read more]

HORIZON 2020 Personalising health and care Establishing effectiveness of health care interventions in the paediatric population

361 Specific challenge:Knowledge about the overall benefit of healthcare interventions in the paediatric population is currently limited and may result in inappropriate interventions with acute or potentially lifelong impact on health and well-being. [read more]

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

362 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

363 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 Forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture

364 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

365 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]

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

366 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]

Support for social protection reforms

367 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]

Youth Guarantee: progress and achievements of 18 pilot projects

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

EU project hunts for natural substitutes to synthetics

369 The EU-funded AGROCOS project is foraging through the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic ingredients currently used in coSMEtics, and in agrochemical products such as insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. [read more]

What is the EU Youth Guarantee?

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

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

373 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]

Turkey joins COSME, the EU’s programme for SME financing

374 Today, Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME). [read more]

Customised and low power computing

375 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

376 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+

377 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]

Big data - research

378 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 better human learning and teaching

379 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]

Robotics

380 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]

Generic micro- and nano-electronic technologies

381 Specific Challenge: The objective is to keep Europe's position at the forefront of advanced micro- and nano-electronic technologies developments. [read more]

Photonics KET

382 Specific Challenge: Further major S&T progress and R&I investments are required for sustaining Europe's industrial competitiveness and leadership in photonic market sectors where Europe is strong. [read more]

Cross-cutting ICT KETs

383 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

384 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]

Facilitating EU transnational tourism flows for seniors and young people in the low and medium seasons

385 ObjectiveThe main aim of this call is to strengthen competitiveness of the European tourism sector by encouraging the extension of the tourism season and by increasing internal mobility of seniors and young people. [read more]

New adaptable catalytic reactor methodologies for Process Intensification

386 Specific challenge:The reduction of the number of steps and unit operations in industrial processes is a key factor in achieving process intensification, improving the efficiency in the use of resources, and reducing the impact on the environment. [read more]

Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries

387 Specific challenge:manufacturing sustainability has been improved considerably in environmental, economic and social terms, by sharing resources (e. [read more]

Recovery technologies for metals and other minerals

388 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]

National or transnational projects to support victims of violence and crime

389 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]

EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure

390 Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects. [read more]

Innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level

391 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

392 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

393 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

394 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)

395 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]

Manufacturing of custom made parts for personalised products

396 Specific challenge:The manufacturing of customised products (e. [read more]

Flexible production systems based on integrated tools for rapid reconfiguration of machinery and robots

397 Specific challenge:Easy and fast reconfigurable machinery and robots are essential to answer to the increasing need for highly complex products and to react to rapid changes in market demands. [read more]

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

398 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]

Integrated design and management of production machinery and processes

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

Increasing the capacity to perform nano-safety assesSMEnt

400 Specific challenge:Systems biology, high throughput screening and toxicogenomics approaches have the potential to revolutionise how chemical substances, including nanomaterials, are assessed for regulatory and risk management purposes. [read more]

Next generation tools for risk governance of nanomaterials

401 Specific challenge:The conventional risk assesSMEnt approach, i. [read more]

Novel nanomatrices and nanocapsules

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

Additive manufacturing for tabletop nanofactories

403 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

404 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

405 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

406 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

407 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]

ERC Proof of Concept Grant

408 ObjectivesFrontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. [read more]

Investment Plan for Europe: what are the investment needs for transport?

409 Speech by Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for TransportCommittee on Transport and Tourism, European ParliamentMister Chair, Honourable members, Ladies and gentlemenThis is a real pleasure to be here with you this morning. [read more]

Commission announces winners of European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-2015

410 EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15 at an evening ceremony last night. [read more]

Enterprise Europe Network 2nd call

411 The Network will contribute to the objectives of the COSME programme by facilitating access to European and international markets for European SMEs and by providing growth-oriented, integrated business and innovation support services that help strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of European enterprises. [read more]

EUROPE AS A GLOBAL ACTOR

412 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

413 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

414 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

415 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]

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

416 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]

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

417 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]

CLUSTER GO INTERNATIONAL

418 ObjectiveThe main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectorial boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest - notably in support of the development of emerging industries. [read more]

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

419 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

420 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

422 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

423 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

424 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

425 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

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

New forms of innovation

427 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

428 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

429 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

430 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

431 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]

Financing trans-European energy infrastructure – the Connecting Europe Facility

432 European Commission - Fact SheetEnergy infrastructure is usually financed by the market and through tariffs paid by users. [read more]

Support for social dialogue

433 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]

EaSI-EURES: Targeted Mobility Scheme - Your first EURES job

434 Selected projects in the framework of this call for proposals should support and finance the following groups:„h young people (aged 18-35) willing to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship and move to another Member State;„h employers and SMEs in particular when these provide an integration programme for their newly-recruited young mobile workers, trainees or apprentices. [read more]

EaSI – EURES: Targeted Mobility Scheme "YOUR FIRST EURES JOB"

435 The objective of the call is to support the development of actions for the work placement of young EU citizens aged 18-35 in an EU EFTA/EEA territory country other than their country of residence and to help address mobility obstacles. [read more]