HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenges Europe as a global actor The European Union and the Eastern Partnership

1 Specific challenge: The European Union's Eastern and North-Eastern neighbours include six post-Soviet countries of strategic importance with whom the EU has sought to reinforce relationships since the 1990s. [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

2 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 Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners – proposals targeting Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood, Eastern Partnership

4 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

5 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]

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

6 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]

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

8 €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]

Memorandum of Understanding on Macro-Financial Assistance Programme for Ukraine signed

9 European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas today signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the new €1 billion Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) loan programme to Ukraine, which was approved by the EU Council of Ministers on 14 April. [read more]

TWINNING CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Support to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in Strengthening of Safety Standards of Commercial Road Transport

10 The project is aimed at improving Ukraine’s commercial road transport safety in line with EU technical requirements and best international practice and aiming at decreasing the number of traffic accidents and resulting fatalities. [read more]

Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility 2013 Ukraine

11 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]

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

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

EUROPE AS A GLOBAL ACTOR

14 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]

Europe as a global actor

15 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]