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Why do we all like summer so much? I only met a couple of people who dared to say they didn’t like it. And deep down, I know it wasn´t really true. Who could say no to ice-creams, evening strolls, cycling, fresh salads, sunbathing…? No idea. At Europa Media, when we think of summer we… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

10:55pm Amélie soundtrack has been gently playing in my ears for the last few minutes. A soft but warm light is shed on my laptop, bathing with orange everything around me. It is now, 24th March, that I’ve eventually digested the fact that we had scheduled a celebratory 20th Anniversary blog post for 27th March,… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

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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Before delving into the topic of our next webinar, let’s check we really understand what ‘horizontal’ activities really are. You know, in the past 15 years I must have taught this topic about a thousand times, and despite being something that you can find in all projects no matter the field, it is indeed something… » read more

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      “I warmly welcome this agreement with the strong support for the new European Innovation Council and our mission driven research agendas. We are now on track to launch the most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021, shaping the future for a strong, sustainable and competitive European economy and benefiting… » read more

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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

Posted by Rita Balazs

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

Posted by Rita Balazs