Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


Europe still depends heavily on coal, despite the strides made in developing renewable energy sources. To use this coal more wisely, an EU-funded project investigated a resource-saving way to access more coal while cutting the CO2 it releases into the atmosphere. Read more
From 08/12/2015 to 12/04/2016
The FET Proactive call "Boosting emerging technologies" of the FET Work Programme 2016-2017 has 3 topics: "Emerging themes and communities" (deadline April 2016, check more information below); "FET ERANET Cofund in Quantum Technologies" (deadline April 2016);"FET ERANET Cofund" (to be opened for proposals submission in September 206).
There is also a dedicated call for proposals on High Performance Computing (which will be opened for proposals submission in April 2016).
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From 26/01/2016 to 28/01/2016
Brussels, Belgium
Challenges faced by agriculture and rural areas and the long-term character of research activities call for a strategic approach to research and innovation. European Commission organised a large conference to discuss how such a strategic approach could be implemented. The conference closed a half-year process kicked-off in Milan in June 2015. See the presentations and videos. #EU_AgriResearch Read more
Earth observation data and information are vital to allow decision-makers and society in general to take informed decisions about climate, energy, food security, natural hazards, health and other societal challenges. These challenges are complex, interrelated, cross-border in nature and interdependent at the global scale and therefore coordination is essential to avoid duplication of efforts and reduce observational gaps. Read more
People can now access millions of scientific data resources about our planet thanks to the EUROGEOSS project. EUROGEOSS (‘European approach to the global Earth observation system of systems’), backed under the Environment Theme of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to the tune of EUR 6.1 million, has developed an innovative way to search thousands of Earth observation catalogues. Read more

Τhe European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” will take place at the COP21 in Paris.
At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen.

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At the end of its first year, the Scientific Panel for Health will be presenting its initial findings at a public conference to be held on 21 January 2016.

The conference will be an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders in health to participate and provide input into this process, and to meet with members of the Scientific Panel for Health.

Registration is now open. Participation is free.

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Aula de Grado Auditorio, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
RoboCity2030 is a regional hub specialising in robotics with emphasis on human centred applications with projects on assited living, social robotics, search and rescue and much more. They are organising a workshop presenting the results of several EU-funded robotics projects from FP7 and H2020. Read more
The EU is investing in research to help European manufacturers remain competitive in a growing market for personalised medical products. Two projects are developing ways to use 3D printing to make tailor-made components for the benefit of patients. Read more
The deadly parasite Leishmania causes a staggering 40 000 deaths every year. By analysing the pathogen’s biology, the EU-funded project KALADRUG-R found out how it has managed to become a super parasite. This knowledge opens the door for scientists to find new ways to undermine the parasite’s newly evolved strengths. Read more