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My dear H2020 friends, followers, enthusiasts, experts, and freaks. Today I am sitting in my home and brainstorming how to revolutionize our traditional face-to-face courses and transform them into an online format. Times of crisis encourage us to think in different ways and consider options we would have pushed away without any consideration before. If… » read more

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Hello, my fellow quarantine heroes. Yes, you are a hero for staying home and maybe we don’t have a fancy red cape, but these days we have a chance to save the world while wearing our pyjamas. (Yes, I’m wearing my unicorn PJs and writing this blog post, because I wanted to feel a bit… » read more

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Horizon Europe will start in the not too distant future and within the new framework programme one position within research organisations will become indispensable: the innovation advisor. The European Commission’s plan for the successor programme to H2020 Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme. It aims to significantly boost the region’s… » read more

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Last year the European Commission proposed an EU budget for 2021 to 2027 of €100 billion for the next research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe. This roughly represents 7.8 per cent of the overall EU budget, also known as the Multiannual Financial Framework. It compares with about €80 billion given to the Horizon 2020… » read more

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Nowadays, companies are increasingly focusing on producing circular products and services, which have one or more circular features, like reusability, reparability, modularity, recyclability, etc. However, ordinary consumers and citizens are still lacking the knowledge and the information on these products’ circular features and benefits. Moreover, circular products are still in a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis linear… » read more

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What is next for Europe?

  The political situation within EU has been changing significantly during the last year. In fact, it may have seemed that elections and actions in different EU countries questioned the very core values and made the Union’s foundation shake. When Brexit referendum happened more than one year ago, domino effect was feared since many thought… » read more

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In Europe, there is a series of underutilized land. Contaminated, marginal, fallow lands etc. are fragmented areas quite common throughout the continent, as a result of improper forestry management, excessive mining activities, environmental pollution, or simple mismanagement of arable lands. Although these abandoned areas are not suitable for conventional, agricultural, or forestry activities, there are… » read more

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From 13 to 16 June 2017, I had the pleasure to attend a unique event in its genre: the European Funding Academy organised yearly by Europa Media. A tradition that has become a long-awaited event and well known by researchers, consultants, public administrators and project managers. Why is it unique? It brings together under the… » read more

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