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He has been on board for three months only, but has already managed to attract attention, doubts and criticisms. I am referring to Jean-Claude Juncker, and his plan to create a new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). A plan to trigger a “Virtuous Triangle”, so he claims: investment, fiscal responsibility and structural reforms, to… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Horizon 2020 brought a number of significant changes compared to its predecessor Framework Programmes or similar schemes in terms of rules for application for funding, financial management and reporting. One of the major differences from previous practices was the introduction of the bi-annual work programmes, which provide the opportunity for all those who intend to… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

When I decided to write this blog post, I was fully aware that this topic could seem rather trivial as after the holidays people are full of immediate desire to shed those extra kilos they put on during the weeks of celebrations; they also share same demotivators about joining the gym, getting a promotion/job, spending… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

For many years now, since 2003, the second weekend of November hosts the International Passive House Days: Passive House owners and residents around the globe open their Passive House homes and offices and share their experiences, showing what this “Passive House” idea/concept is all about. Hungary joined this initiative in 2009, when the Hungarian Passive… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Representatives from the European Commission and coordinators of EU-funded research cooperation projects targeting various geographical areas worldwide met in Budapest, Hungary to promote synergies among the projects and facilitate dialogue between the projects’ consortia and the European Commission. In light of the approaching first call for proposals under Horizon 2020, the EU’s new research and… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

In my previous post, I have tried to look at means of improving community life by explaining the difference between Norwegian Grants and EU funds, as well as how they can complement each other for a common ideal. For the present one, I’ve decided to continue on the same note and present what those interested… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Norway Grants or EU funds?

Today, I’ve decided to speak a bit about the Norway Grants and how to make the most of them. Are they different from the more-known EU structural or research (FP7) funds? Who can apply? Etc. By using the example of a project I have worked on, I will also show how Norway Grants can be… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Sustainable growth is one of the EU’s main concerns and fundamental objective for the following years. With a budget of 70 billion Euro for the upcoming financial framework, the Union is indeed committed to not just restart the continent’s economy but to do it in a safe and sustainable manner. With this aim in mind,… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs