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EU4Health: Ready for the first calls?

EU4Health's first five calls for projects will open on 29 July and close on 15 September, with the results published in December. Four of the five calls target cancer-related actions, confirming the EU's goal of mitigating the pandemic's impact on cancer control and care. With a combined budget of €19 million, here are the ...
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The EU’s Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism

The European Commission has recently launched the Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism (REFM) to support renewable energy projects, enable EU countries to work more closely together and achieve both their respective and collective renewable energy targets. The REFM works as a pooled cooperation mechanism whereby Member States coopera...
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EU4Health: €5.1 billion in EU healthcare funding for 2021-2027

An unprecedented wave of healthcare investment COVID-19 has amplified the weaknesses of the European health systems as well as the need for better preparedness and reinforced resilience to respond to future cross-border health threats. Against this background, it is of no surprise that the EU and national governments are keen to invest more fu...
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Horizon Europe - The world's largest transnational research & innovation programme

This semester, the European Union begins the deployment of its €95.5 billion science and technology framework programme: Horizon Europe. With a 30% budget increase on the previous EU funding cycle, Horizon Europe remains the largest transnational research and innovation programme in the world. Through it, the EU will support scientific researc...
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First Erasmus+ calls of 2021-2027 launched!

As of 25 March, the first calls for proposals for the new Erasmus+ programme have been launched, with a €2,4 billion budget for 2021. Organisations from EU Member States and associated countries active in the field of Education, Training, Youth and Sport can now apply for project funding. Not a moment to lose Although deadlines vary according to th...
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Horizon Europe - It's time to pitch: €1.5 billion for innovative start-ups & SMEs

As of March 18, the EU's most innovative start-ups and SMEs have begun competing for their share of the €1.5 billion in Horizon Europe funding. With the launch of the first three calls for proposals yesterday, pitches can now be made to the European Innovation Council (EIC) at any time. If your pitch is successful, the two most important dates for ...
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€1.4 billion: EU funding for Humanitarian Aid in 2021

With an over 60% increase compared to 2020, the EU's €1.4 billion budget for Humanitarian Aid in 2021 will respond to ongoing as well as emerging crises, in particular linked to conflict, the pandemic and climate change. The latest information, released on January 26th, indicates the following allocations: €505 million for Africa In parti...
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A Fair, Green and Digital recovery: objectives of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On January 1, Portugal began its six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union; its fourth since Portugal's accession to the EU in 1986 (previous Portuguese Presidencies: 1992, 2000, 2007). Portugal is preceded by Germany and will be followed by Slovenia, together forming the current "presidency trio". Priorities The Portuguese have dec...
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NDICI: €79.5 billion for EU External Action and international partnerships

The new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument for 2021-2027 Negotiations have concluded on the EU's new €79.5 billion funding instrument for Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation (NDICI) for the 2021-2027 MFF programming period. Priorities The NDICI's priority areas will include: Human deve...
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A 'Happy New Year' for EU funding

Big ambitions,largest ever budget,tremendous opportunities The culmination, only yesterday, of the many months of negotiations for the next seven-year EU budget is solid and welcome grounds for renewed optimism at the closing of an intense and challenging year.Starting next month - January 2021 - the largest ever EU budget of €1.8 trillion will go ...
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€38,5 billion EU Global Response to COVID-19: Team Europe

In order to help the most vulnerable countries outside the EU fight COVID-19 and its consequences, the European Union launched the Team Europe initiative in April. This €38,5 billion package (increased from an initial €20 billion) is directed especially towards supporting Africa and the EU Neighbourhood, as well as the ASEAN reg...
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Changes in EU External Action Procurement

EU External Aid Sector Seminar 2020 On 26 November, Schuman Associates moderated the 2020 edition of the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid, organised online by the Permanent Representation of Germany and Spain to the EU and ICEX – Spain Trade and Invest. The speakers were the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation ...
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Horizon Europe Budget – what would be enough for Europe?

 In 2017, the expert group set up to advise on EU Research and Innovation (R&I) investment recommended that the R&I budget should be doubled, indicating at least €120 billion for Horizon Europe (HE). The main argument was that R&I is a crucial factor of global competitiveness and that the EU's ambition should be to at least align i...
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European Research and Innovation Days 2020

​European policymakers are progressing with the finalisation of a budget agreement that will shape Horizon Europe, the next big research and innovation programme starting in 2021. Investments in new technologies and excellence science will be crucial in the post-pandemic transition. European Research and Innovation Days, taking place on 22-24 Septe...
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Funding opportunity: new Erasmus+ calls of 200 million in response to covid-19

The covid-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions in almost every area and education and training is not an exception. An effective response requires support for the digital transition as well as for innovative, creative and inclusive solutions. That is why the EU is providing an additional 200 MEUR through its Erasmus+ programme to sup...
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Is your country ranking as an Innovation Leader ?

2020 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard is out this week. The EIS confirms that the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012, with performance having increased the most in Lithuania, Malta, Latvia, Portugal and Greece. Sweden continues to be the EU Innovation Leader, followed by Finland, Denmark and the Netherlan...
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H2020 deadlines extended

 Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis, deadlines for some calls are extended to give more time for applicants to prepare their proposals. This concerns the following calls: ​Deadline extended to 15 April ​H2020-HIA-Prize-2020 H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020 > INNOSUP-01-2018-2020 Deadline extended to 21 April ​H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 > LC-SC3-JA-...
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Funding opportunity: LIFE Calls open on 2 April 2020

 LIFE calls for proposals for environment and climate action open today, on the 2nd April 2020.  LIFE Programme The LIFE programme is the EU's financial instrument for the environment and climate action. The programme's main objective is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy a...
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EU programmes have extended their Calls deadlines

As recent restrictions related to COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants to prepare and finalise proposals, according to the EU Funding and Tenders portal, several EU programmes have extended their Calls deadlines, for example :Horizon 2020: H2020 calls with original deadlines between 16 March and 15 April have been extended For IMI2-2020-21-...
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HORIZON2020: New round call for Societal Challenges launched

The R&D European program Horizon 2020 has launched a new round of calls for proposals for the year 2020. Funding will focus on ""Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and reflective societies" which aims to fund research on new strategies and governance structures to overcome economic instability and ensure Europe is resilient to f...
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