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The whole year 2020 (besides distressing us with COVID-19) has been about chasing news about the brand-new Horizon Europe programme: decoding the EC’s documents, presentations and statements, and trying to interpret and foresee how writing a proposal in 2021 will be like. The biggest question was: how will the template look? Are the rumors regarding… » read more

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Keep an eye on forthcoming grants powered by the European Innovation Council It has already been two weeks since the European Innovation Council (EIC) was launched on March 18th. The EIC is an ambitious key novelty of Horizon Europe, with a total budget of EUR 10 billion for 2021-2027. Without precedent in its structure and… » read more

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On 18th March 2021, the European Commission launched the European Innovation Council (EIC). Mark Ferguson, Chair of the EIC Advisory Board and the ceremony´s moderator, described the occasion as ´the opening verse of the opening chapter of the book of endless possibilities´, borrowing a quote from the Nobel Prize writer, Rudyard Kipling. Ursula von der… » read more

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What is the first thing on your mind when you think of Erasmus? I’m no psychic, but I can tell that it’s probably students gaining academic experiences and friends for life in various European countries. But is there more to one of the European Union’s most successful programmes? With the new seven years of the… » read more

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As an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme beginning this year 2021, the EU has set missions, which are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world. Some examples of these are fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and… » read more

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A key implementation tool of Horizon Europe.   It’s been about 20 years since the first European Partnerships were created. Their purpose is to support the current Research and Innovation programme in finding solutions to global challenges. They address burning issues and commit to sharing research results to avoid duplication of work. For research to… » read more

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Today, we celebrate the launch of the Starting Grants for researchers, the first grants under the Research and Innovation Framework Programme, Horizon Europe.   A few days ago, the European Commission launched the Work Programme 2021 for the European Research Council, the first one under Horizon Europe. This first round is represented by three main… » read more

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One of the few good things we learnt from the pandemic is that borders don’t exist. And that strong internet connections do. Yes, events are better in person. Nothing can replace some good old school networking, exchanging business cards, chit chat about the last panel talk you heard. But hey, it’s also pretty fascinating that… » read more

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If you would like beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places to live together after the pandemic, then this is for you.   Yesterday January 18th, the #NewEuropeanBauhaus was launched, a call on imagination to build together a green and inclusive future “that is beautiful to our eyes, minds and souls”. Ursula von der Leyen, the president… » read more

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The Council The Council of the European Union (EU) is the institution that represents the member states’ governments. Informally known as the Council, it is where the ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Role of the presidency of the Council The presidency of the Council is responsible for the… » read more

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