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The REA manages about half of all EU-funded research grants and provides support in selecting proposals for EU funding, helping to maximise the societal benefits of science and innovation.
Competition for Innovative Training Networks funding set high
16 April

The REA services have received 1 164 project proposals requesting €3.7 billion in total EU funding by the deadline of Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call on 9 April. With a budget of over €405 million, this is the largest call currently managed by the REA. It is expected to support some 1 600 young researchers in about 125 projects as of December 2014. Evaluation of project proposals will start in May.


€80 million EU co-funding call opens for research programmes
11 April

A call for research programme proposals competing for a total of €80 million in EU co-funding is open. The Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie co-funding scheme COFUND, financed under Horizon 2020, supports regional, national and international programmes for research training and career development, to encourage the mobility of researchers across borders and sectors of activity. The application deadline is 2 October 2014.


Sunlight indoor installation
1 April

A group of Italian researchers present today in Frankfurt, Germany, a 50 square-metre, three-room indoor installation replicating, to an astonishing degree, naturally transmitted sunlight. To the naked eye, the cubicle's "ceiling windows" (the light panels) look like blue sky patches projecting direct sunlight into an enclosed space.


Submissions open for security research proposals
27 March

Applicants competing for EU research funding in the area of secure societies can start submitting their project proposals on disaster-resilience, fighting against crime and terrorism, and on border and external security. Three calls for research proposals in these fields, financed under the Horizon 2020 programme, with a total budget of €157.95 million, will be open until 28 August 2014.


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Copenhagen, Denmark
21-26 June 2014
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