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A new IPERION CH call for Transnational Access open

The 7th call for transnational access to IPERION CH laboratories is now open. 

IPERION CH (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure on Cultural Heritage) is a H2020 project that offers transnational access to its world-class laboratories and knowledge distributed in 11 European countries.

Its main interest area is Heritage Science, a cross-disciplinary domain with the aim of interpretation, documentation, management and preservation of cultural heritage. IPERION CH is part of the ESFRI proposal to establish E-RIHS, the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (

European researchers can submit scientific proposals to have free access to cutting-edge laboratories of the three platforms:

  • ARCHLAB, scientific archives in 10 European museum and conservation institutes,
  • FIXLAB, large-scale facilities for synchrotron, neutron, and ion beam measurements;
  • MOLAB, mobile laboratories performing non invasive on-site measurements.

Deadlines are different for each platforms.

Further information on platforms and call are in the website

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the Coordination Office (

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MARINA Conference 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS now open!

Now open the call for papers for the MARINA Annual Conference, titled “Marine Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society”, to be held in Tartu, Estonia, 17-19 September 2018, hosted by the Science Centre AHHAA. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 of June, the deadline for paper submission: 15 of June.

The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges.

and-im-yoursThe concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy. Its vision is to promote a stronger collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, societal actors, citizens and policy makers in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and enhance the role of society in dealing with its challenges.
With this focus, the conference will cover and systematize case studies and experiences developed in several past and running research activities and projects on RRI on within another context in relation to marine issues. This portfolio of experiences will also include examples of guidelines, approaches and good practices dealing with different aspects of RRI and marine challenges. These themes will help fill the gap in the present literature.
The conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate an RRI community on the marine challenges, which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process. with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation.

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EU and Brazil step up cooperation in research and innovation

European and Brazilian researchers will now be able to cooperate more easily thanks to an agreement that the Commission signed today with three Brazilian funding agencies. Main areas for cooperation with Brazil include marine research, information and communication technologies, health, transport and environmental research.

This is thanks to an agreement that the Commission signed today with three Brazilian funding agencies. The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the Brazilian Funding Agency for Studies and Projects, and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies together represent the largest providers of funding to researchers in Brazil.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “This is a great day for research in the EU and Brazil. We are putting in place a very practical arrangement to support our research communities to cooperate on some of the most important challenges facing our societies. We are unlocking the potential of some of the best minds on both sides of the Atlantic.

More information: International Cooperation with Brazil

Strengthening EU-China water innovation cooperation: results of the H 2020 PIANO project

The coordination and support action PIANO (Policies, Innovation And Network for enhancing Opportunities for China-Europe water cooperation), funded by the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 will present its main achievements in Brussels on 15 May 2018.

The project conducted a comprehensive landscaping (mapping, scoring and ranking) of European and Chinese water innovative technological solutions on the five research areas focused by the project: agricultural, municipal, river basin, industrial water management, water for energy.

It has also identified drivers, barriers and possible strategies for European SMEs to improve business exchange in the Chinese water market and elaborated a shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which identifies need and priorities in the EU-China cooperation in the water sector and sets out the direction of future collaborative actions engaging public and private partnerships.

Results, policy messages and further initiatives will be discussed with representatives of the European Commission, the China-Europe Water Platform, EU water-related networks and supporting business agencies next 15 May at ENEA’s premises, rue de Namur 72

Welcome to JPI Urban Europe’s SRIA 2.0 Consultation

What are the urgent challenges in urban transitions/transformations? What are the ‘hardest cases’ in the European urban mission? What and how are they defined by different communities and stakeholders?

JPI Urban Europe needs your help to shape the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 and beyond – the ‘SRIA 2.0’. During the implementation of the current agenda, we have learnt a lot on how the transnational European urban innovation ecosystem works. Similar to how the current agenda was co-created, we now need your brains and experiences, reflections and insights to shape the next generation. Find more background information here.

Joining us in this strategy process will give you the opportunity to shape the urban research and innovation agenda for the next five to seven years, helping to define themes, issues, and approaches – in short, to develop the European urban mission! For this purpose, we have set up this public consultation.

In this stage, we also give the floor to city stakeholders to discuss strategic issues with us and other stakeholders. That is why your participation in the consultation will also give you access to the virtual Agora discussion platform.

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Statistics about the applications in 2018 topic call

The first deadline for the proposal submission in the theme Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials has just passed. A total of 468 proposals were submitted in response to these calls. The number of proposals for each topic/type of action is shown below:


  • CE-SC5-05-2018: 4
  • CE-SC5-08-2018-2019-2020: 9
  • SC5-12-2018: 57
  • SC5-18-2018: 3
  • SC5-19-2018: 6


  • CE-SC5-01-2018: 26
  • CE-SC5-02-2018: 4
  • CE-SC5-03-2018: 32
  • CE-SC5-06-2018: 25
  • CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020: 52
  • SC5-09-2018-2019: 38
  • SC5-11-2018: 45
  • SC5-13-2018-2019: 43
  • SC5-15-2018: 4
  • SC5-17-2018: 20
  • LC-CLA-01-2018: 10
  • LC-CLA-03-2018: 14
  • LC-CLA-04-2018: 42
  • LC-CLA-08-2018: 34

For the the second stage proposal the deadline is on 04 September 2019 at 17:00:00.

Registration open – “How to write a good proposal” workshop aimed at SMEs in SC5

On 26 April 2018, NCPs CaRE, the network of Environment NCPs, is organising a free workshop in English on how to write a good proposal. The workshop is aimed at 30 SMEs from the environmental domain, especially in Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, resource efficiency, environment and raw materials”. Participants of any nationality are welcome.

This training will elaborate on the most common mistakes in proposal writing and how to avoid them. A real proposal will be evaluated by the participants and afterwards compared with the original Evaluation Summary Report. A previous edition of this format was perceived very helpful by the participants.

The event will take place on the 26th of April 2018, between noon and 6 pm, at the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. This Ministry is located at 25, Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, 75005 Paris. A lunch will be offered. The workshop is free of charge and is conveniently taking place a day before the “Space for Climate and Smart Mobility Matching Space, Environment and Transport communities” Brokerage Event.

Here is the link to subscribe for this session, you will be informed by e-mail about the status of your subscription. A detailed agenda will follow soon. For more information, please contact Ms. Marieke Zwartjes by phone +32 22 38 37 42 or by e-mail.

Water Catalogue 2018

The Sector Group Environment of the Enterprise Europe Network has elaborated a Water Catalogue 2018.  In the Water Catalogue you can find:

  • Water related Partner Opportunities profiles,
  • EEN Environmental events,
  • Horizon 2020 & Water relevant calls (NEW!),
  • Water Networks (recommended by the network),
  • Contact details of the Sector Group Environment members.

The Water Catalogue can be found at the following link: