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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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The latest debates on what the future of UK’s science and research will look like after the post-Brexit period has shown us that the EU’s prestigious Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (worth €80 billion) is playing an important role in fostering research excellence of the EU member states. While considering the possible UK-EU potential… » 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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It may be difficult to imagine that just 20 years ago people across the world didn’t enjoy the benefits of widespread access to high-speed Internet and cellular networks. Instead, they relied on postal services which were the cause of week-long communication delays, lost letters and missed deadlines. According to a study on the global adoption… » read more

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In our previous blog post we shared Europa Media’s analysis of the data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020. Now it is time to take a look at the upcoming calls in 2016-2017. Even though we expect the first calls to be published in mid-September, several draft Work Programmes have already… » read more

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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

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From 6th to 9th May, the annual State of the Union conference took place in Florence, Italy. I decided to check the event, in order to listen to some of Europe’s leading experts on security and ICT, and European policy makers, as well as to enjoy my beloved hometown for a few days. The core… » read more

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One can have the best idea for a proposal in response to a call, but one cannot apply alone for a Horizon 2020 project. Why is it important to have consortium partners beyond meeting the minimum H2020 eligibility criteria? Consortium members ensure with their expertise and contribution to bring an idea to success. The earlier… » read more

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