Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials”

Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials”, will take place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Brussels in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170.

The event targets potential applicants to the 2018-2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”

Compulsory registration for the event will open in July on the website.

The event will be web-streamed (the link will be available about 48 hours before the event on this page).

Webinar on the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2017

A webinar on the ERA-MIN Joint Call 2017 will take place on 30th March at 12:00 (Lisbon time) for one hour. The link of the Webinar is: This Webinar will provide information of the topics and detailed explanations on the submission, evaluation, selection and funding procedures. This Webinar is the virtual place to answer online questions of the applicants.

The H2020 ERA-MIN 2 consortium has open a joint call “Raw materials for the sustainable development and the circular economy” with a total budget of 15 million Euro including EU co-funding. The deadline for the pre-proposals submission is 5th May, 17:00 (CEST). The scope of the call is to support transnational collaborative projects on demand-driven research and innovation on primary and secondary resources of metallic, construction and industrial minerals and substitution of Critical Raw Materials in a circular economy approach. More information of the call is available on:


Synergies between ESI funds and H2020 – workshop (11-12 October 2016)

A highly practical workshop “Synergies between ESI funds and H2020: Understanding how the synergies work in practice”  is organised on October 11 – 12 (morning) with the aim to provide examples in which EF/ESIF and FP7/H2020 funds have been combined in order to leverage the impact of R&I investments. Esteemed speakers will  analyse key success factors and barriers on building synergies. The content of this workshop stems from the need to fully exploit the opportunities for synergies combining funds from EU Framework programmes and Structural Funds, under the framework of Smart Specialisation (RIS3) for the fulfillment of Cohesion Policy.
Venue: CSIC Brussels Office; 62 Rue du Trone.



ERA Chairs and mobility schemes in H2020 – workshop 12 October 2016

Mobility schemes in H2020 have become much more than researcher capacity building measures or instruments for simply attracting excellent researchers.They also aim to bring value to host organisation and the regions concerned contributing to the path of sustainable growth in the frame of Smart Specialisation (RIS3). This workshop aims to highlight and share lessons learnt on selected mobility schemes aimed at institutional level.  An interactive session will be available to identify how the mobility schemes presented in this workshop (Spreading Excellence, selected MSCA as well as COST Actions) can have a synergistic effect. Conclusions and proposals for improvement will be communicated to the European Commission for consideration.

Workshop: ERA Chairs and mobility schemes in H2020: Drivers, barriers & lessons learnt will be organised on 12 October at Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO), 98, Rue de Trone. For more information, please visit:



Coordinators Day: 23 September 2016

On 23 September 2016 the Commission will organise a “coordinators’ day” for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. It will take place in the Conference Centre Albert Borschette building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement, but other participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats.

Registration (first-come first-served, priority for persons representing coordinators of successful proposals) is via the following website: The agenda is also available there. It will also be possible to follow the event online here (no need to register).


Stakeholder info day in Brussels

European Commission is organising a Stakeholder info day on 8 December 2016, in Brussels. The aim of the event is twofold:

  • To present the updated Work Programme of Horizon 2020, for the 2017 calls related to the EU’s research and innovation funding programme on “Nature-based solutions for urban regeneration and territorial resilience” and ” Heritage-led rural regeneration”.
  • To facilitate networking, information exchange and partnerships of actors interested in addressing major societal challenges.

    This event will be an occasion for different stakeholders involved in green and blue infrastructures  and Heritage-led regeneration (mayors, planners etc.) with advanced plans and projects, the private sector (in the area of construction, landscape and building architecture, water management, insurance, etc.), civil society organisations, and research organisations to meet, discuss and interact with the coordinators of the selected large-scale demonstration projects, including those on cities as living-labs for nature and cultural heritage-based solutions. Later in September, there will be the opportunity to register online to the event, further information regarding the draft programme, list of participants and other relevant material to the event.

Raw Materials Week

The 1st edition of “Raw Materials Week” will take place in Brussels from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2016. It will gather a wide range of stakeholders to debate and discuss raw materials policy and initiatives.

The Raw Materials Week is centred around a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news regarding raw materials in the EU:
•    29 November: “6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Raw Materials” (on invitation only)
•    30 November (morning): “Education and training as a vehicle to improve competitiveness and business creation”, a half day event co-organized with the EIT Raw Materials.
•    30 November (afternoon): “Horizon 2020 Brokerage event”
•    1 December: “4th annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials”.

Further details about these events will be published shortly on our website.  Other stakeholders are invited to organise satellite events. If you would like to add your event to the programme, please contact