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As we reached halfway through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, at Europa Media we were increasingly eager to discover the opinions our colleagues in some of the key aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. To find out what peer project managers, researchers and funding consultants think of the current state of… » read more

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As participants in Horizon 2020 projects ourselves, we are interested to hear about the experiences of1 other Horizon 2020 applicants and beneficiaries regarding their participation in H2020 proposals and projects. We would appreciate it if you could share your feedback by filling in this 6-question survey. Thank you!     Based on your experience so… » read more

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Association to Horizon 2020 As of September 2016, there are 16 countries associated to Horizon 20201. Being associated to Horizon 2020 means that a third country can formally participate in the programme and is expected to provide a financial contribution on the basis of an International Agreement concluded between individual non-EU countries and the European… » read more

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Geonardo in conjunction with its partners Centre for Process Innovation Ltd., the French National Centre for Scientific Research and GAP Waste Management, presented the PlasCarb project with an exhibition stand at the 7th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials (ANM2016) on 25-27 July 2016 in Aveiro, Portugal. Funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the… » read more

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It might sound surprising to many readers, but the European Commission does encourage participation of US researchers and organisations in research and innovation projects funded under selected sub-pillars of Horizon 2020. Until now, 62 Horizon 2020 projects have involved US organisations or researchers on a wide range of topics: nine in Excellent Science, including four… » read more

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Dissemination and exploitation of project results are an obligation for every Horizon 2020 beneficiary. Horizon 2020 funding, after all, is obtained via taxpayers’ money: therefore, the investment made by the European Union must be converted into socio-economic benefits for the society as a whole, in a transparent and accountable way.   Clearly, in certain instances… » read more

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There is a standard mechanism in the Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation process (similarly to the previous framework programmes) that is not frequently discussed and covered compared to other aspects of the same sequence: the redress procedure. There are three possible outcomes of an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) sent by the EC to inform the consortium… » read more

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No matter how detached an average Horizon 2020 R&I project in general may seem from global politics, certain aspects still can affect even the most research focused initiative with no ties whatsoever to politics or global security. Even though the suicide bombings in Madrid and London over a decade ago were terrible with devastating numbers… » read more

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One of the key priorities for the Cypriot government today is to restore economic stability and lead the country to a path of sustainable economic growth, and EU funding is acknowledged as an effective source of support to this end. Cypriot stakeholders have participated in high numbers in EU competitive programmes in the 2007-2013 period.… » read more

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ThinkGeoEnergy will be attending and speaking at the upcoming inaugural conference of the Mayors’ Geothermal Club. This event is an international geothermal district heating conference and matchmaking event. In preparation for the event we spoke with István Pári, of Geonardo Environmental Technologies who is organising the event as part the Geothermal Communities project. The project… » read more

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