The European Commission is phasing out the Participant Portal and replacing it by the Funding & Tenders Portal, which will allow searching for EU funding and tender opportunities, and managing grants and contracts in one place. Redirection to the new portal is happening since end of November, and soon the old portal will be switched off.
The new Participant Portal will host all centrally managed EU programmes in one location. Moreover, it will cover calls for tender and the related procurement contracts. Anyway, besides its different look, it still give access to the same kind of information, assets and functions. Furthermore, new username and password are not required.
In the future, fully electronic management will be introduced gradually, and in a few years procurement contracts will be handled paperless.
The presentations and pictures from the Raw materials Week 2018 – H2020 Raw Materials Info Day and Brokerage Event have been published on the website of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and are availabe at the following link:https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/32886
The above link includes also presentations from partner searches.
A short video from the event will also be published in the coming weeks.
The 3rd EU Raw Materials Week will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November in Brussels. In order to address the latest news on raw materials in EU, the European Commission has planned a series of events along the whole week offering to people interested in raw materials the opportunity to discuss together relevant issues for the whole community (i.e. policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base and others).
The highlight of the week is the 6th High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, taking place on 14th November. Its main topic is “Raw materials for low carbon and circular economy” and it will cover relevant issues such as battery value chain or secondary raw materials for energy-intensive industries.
Full agenda of the event, speakers, practical info and registration available here
The European project RURITAGE has extended the deadline for its recently launched call for interest for local actors in rural areas for joining the project as additional Role Models. The deadline, originally planned for 31st October, has been moved to 18th November. Candidate Role Models can apply by submitting good practices they have been implementing in their territories. A good practice is a successful experience, which has been tested and validated and that has reached a great impact in rural regeneration, and that deserves to be shared so that a greater number of rural communities can adopt it.
RURITAGE is a European project that aims at transforming rural areas in sustainable development demonstration ‘laboratories’, through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential. Additional Role Models selected following this call will have the great opportunity to see their good practices promoted by RURITAGE and to share their experiences with the other Role Models and knowledge experts enabling the subsequent enhancement of the good practice in their own rural territory.
For more information about the RURITAGE project and how to become a Role Model, click here.
The EU-India information and preparatory event on the Horizon 2020 Arctic Call “The changing cryosphere: Uncertainties, risks and opportunities” will take place on 19th and 20th November 2018 in Goa (India).
The event, organized by the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), the Delegation of the European Union to India, the Royal Norwegian Embassy to India and the Research Council of Norway, aims to promote the call on the Arctic under H2020 programme co-funded by the MoES.
Since the start of Horizon 2020, Third Countries participation in H2020 projects has represented 3,89% of all H2020 projects with a total net UE contribution of 194,2 million spread over 3573 total participations and 110 countries participating (Fig.1). The most active Third Country is the United States whose participation (1063) is more than three times bigger than China (323), the second most active Third Country, followed by Canada (204), Australia (187) and South Africa (157).
Data includes number of participations and contribution (both for H2020 and SC5 projects) and number of SME participations and contribution (only for SC5 projects).
Available data sources (H2020 dashboard on participant portal at 11/09/2018) register 239 participations of Third Countries in the Work Programme under Societal Challenge 5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency, and raw materials) with a total contribution of 25,51 million corresponding to the 0.08% of total H2020 contribution (Fig.1). Among 49 Third Countries participating in SC5 projects, the most active one is South Africa, followed by Kenya and China (Fig.2). Furthermore, the most active organizations are the United Nations University in Tokyo, with 6 participations and about 1.9 million euro contribution, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, with 6 participations and 800 thousands euro contribution.
Figure 2 presents a map of Third Countries participation in SC5 projects. Legend is shown on down left. Lower participations are shown in light green, while higher participation are shown in dark green.
In total, there are 26 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) participations of Third Countries in SC5 projects for a total contribution of 3,45 million euro (Fig.1). The countries with the most active SMEs are South Africa and Kenya with 4 participations each, followed by Namibia (3) and 4 other countries (Ethiopia, Ecuador, Mozambique and United States) with 2 SME participations (Fig.3).
Figure 3 presents the number of participations of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) per Third Country in SC5 projects. Only 14 Third Countries display SME participation in SC5 projects and the most active countries are South Africa and Kenya.
More than half of Third Countries participating in SC5 projects has received a total contribution below 250 thousands euro while only 8% of them has gathered funds above 1,5 million euro (Fig.4). The top funded country is South Africa with a total contribute of about 5,7 million, followed by Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania.
About one third of the Third Countries organizations participating in SC5 projects is represented by Higher or secondary establishments (HES), followed by research organizations (REC) and public body not including research and education institutions (PUB). Lower participation comes from private for profit companies (PRC) and others institutions (OTH) (Fig. 5).