Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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20/01/2017
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes. Read more
23/01/2017
European Commission DG AGRI, Rue de la loi 130, Brussels, Belgium
The European and African Unions adopted in April 2016 a roadmap on research and innovation for food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The European Commission is inviting around 20 African and European experts to discuss the state of play of this cooperation and to further develop the FNSSA priority themes with a view to contribute to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020. Read more
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04/01/2017
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to adopt systems approaches in their work on agriculture, food and non-food value chains. But what do we actually mean by systems approaches? Why do we think systems approaches could deliver better results? Read more
22/12/2016
Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries. This is because on 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020. Until now, Switzerland has only been associated to parts of the programme. Read more
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22/12/2016
How should the EU respond to ongoing and future crises? The EU-funded research project TransCrisis seeks to advance understanding of the EU's capacity to handle transboundary emergencies. Read more
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22/12/2016
The EU-funded OCTAVE project is developing an innovative voice verification system combined with user authentication as a cloud service that could replace the use of passwords for online security. Read more
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22/12/2016
JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to foster growth, job creation, innovation and sustainability across European cities. Nearly 50 proposals have been received. Read more
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22/12/2016
How do young people participate in decisions that concern them and their involvement at the local level? There are many ways they get involved, not all of which are recognised in formal ways. A new EU-funded project is exploring how the rising generation engages with public debate. Read more
17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
19/12/2016
Brussels, Belgium
First European Conference on connected and automated driving: 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future'. Read more

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