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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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Funding opportunity: the Erasmus+ 2020 call is now open!

 You probably know that Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport. Although it is best known for the exchange of students, Erasmus+ projects include diverse activities and entities such as private businesses, associations and NGOs in Europe and beyond.  It is in fact one of the most successful EU program...
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Schuman Associates at the Sector Seminar

​On 20 June, Schuman Associates moderated the EU Sector Seminar for External Aid organized by the Permanent Representation of France and Spain to the EU and ICEX – Spain Trade and Invest. Panelist from DG DEVCO, DG NEAR, EEAS, EIB, AECID, AFD and SOS Sahel discussed the different modalities for private sector participation in EU External Aid action...
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H2020 Dashboard: Italy

Horizon 2020 is the EU's Research and Innovation Programme for 2014-2020. It is a great opportunity for private companies, research centres, public institutions, SMEs, from all European countries to receive consistent funding for high quality R&D projects in many diverse sectors of science and humanities. In this edition of our Horizon 2020 Das...
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H2020 Dashboard: Poland

 Horizon 2020 is the largest EU funding instrument for Research and Innovation. For the current funding period (2014-2020) the programme has a total budget of almost 80 billion euro. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Poland has benefited from Horizon 2020. After 323 competitions, Poland has received grants in the total am...
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H2020 Dashboard: Portugal

With almost 80 billion euro for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme to fund Research and Innovation. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Portugal has benefited from Horizon 2020. The latest European Innovation Scoreboard ranks Portugal as moderate innovator. Data from the Scoreboard measuring the per...
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H2020 Dashboard: Germany

​Horizon 2020 is the largest EU funding instrument for Research and Innovation. For the current funding period (2014-2020) the programme has a total budget of almost 80 billion euro. As part of Schuman´s H2020 Dashboard, Germany will be the next country to be analysed. Looking at the statistics, Germany takes a prominent role in Horizon 2020. ...
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Time Machine: excited and proud to share great news!

The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. Schuman Associates is closely involved in this project. €1 million in funding has been granted for preparing the detailed roadmaps of this initiative that aims at extra...
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H2020 Dashboard: Spain

With almost 80 billion euro for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme to fund Research and Innovation. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Spain has benefited from Horizon 2020.  Spanish participation in the Horizon programme has improved from year to year, exceeding the goal established by the co...
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What’s in the 2021-2027 Horizon?

As we move closer to the next EU Multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, discussions and negotiations for its final form become even more intense. These discussions are complicated by Brexit, the European Parliament elections, a new Commission. At the same time, more pieces and details of the EU funding landscape come to the fore. In this a...
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H2020 Dashboard: Greece

 With almost 80 billion euro for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest programme to fund Research and Innovation. The programme ensures that great ideas are brought to market and applied in a wide range of areas. In this edition of Schuman's H2020 Dashboard we see how Greece has benefited from Horizon 2020. As a country severe...
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H2020 Dashboard: Romania

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme of all times, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). When launched four years ago, it promised taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Schuman Associates is starting 2019 by analysing how different EU countries have leveraged the benefits of H...
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