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SiS.net Factsheet ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’

RRI is an approach which implies that societal actors, such as researchers, citizens, policy
makers, companies and civil society organisations work together in the whole research and
innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the
values, needs and expectations of society. (Definition: see European Commission website)

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Brussels Water Innovation Europe 2018 Conference report

The objective of this report is to make an overview of the key points aimed in the Water Innovation Europe 2018 conference and to help the SC5 NCPs to get the clues that are going to drive the water stakeholder actions in the next future and their influence over the SC5 Work Programme. The Water Innovation Europe 2018 conference was held in Brussels on 13th-14th June 2018 and brought together all the aspects of the sector: scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European and national/ regional policy makers and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe offers an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the water sector.

In the Conference, different topics were addressed:

1. A review of projects water related financed under FP7 and H2020: sH2O, Zero Brine, Smart-Plant

2. The next Horizon Europe proposal, the EIC.

3. Water crisis: their nature, causes, consequences…The World Economic Forum’s global Risk 2015 report.

4. Water-Smart Industry: synergies, water-energy nexus, challenges, supporting technologies. The CDP report “Thirsty business: why water is vital to climate action)

5. Water-Smart Cities

6. Structure of PRIMA calls, the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

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EU Water Conference 2018 - Wien

The objective of this report is to make an overview of the key points aimed in the EU Water Conference, held in Vienna 20th-21st September 2018 and to help the SC5 NCPs to get the clues on the European Water Framework Directive and its implementation, as it has to be tackled in the water proposals under SC5 topics.

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Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference Delivering on the Circular Economy - What’s next?

The objective of this report is to make an overview of the key points aimed in the 2018 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference held in Brussels on 20-21 February 2018, and to help the SC5 NCPs to get the clues that are going to drive the circular economy stakeholder actions in the next future and their influence over the SC5 Work Programme.

The Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference is the main gathering of the European circular economy community and brings together businesses, local authorities and citizens to discuss recent initiatives and new areas of action in the transition to a more circular, resource-efficient and low-carbon economy.

Three years after adoption, the Circular Economy Action Plan had been fully completed. Its 54 actions have been delivered. On 4 March 2019, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The report presents the main achievements under the Action Plan and sketches out future challenges to shaping our economy and paving the way towards a climate-neutral, circular economy where pressure on natural and freshwater resources as well as ecosystems is minimised.

During the conference sessions, the progress of the initiatives, the new areas of action and upcoming deliverables in next themes, were discussed:

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Guide “Best practices for trainings”

In order to improve SC5 NCPs training skills, a special set of best practices suitable for conducting more effective trainings on certain problematic topics were collected among
NCPs CaRE network.

The special target audience of this guide are the EU-13 and ENP countries SC5 NCPs, but of course the training methods for these seven topics proposed by our task are very
relevant to all the SC5 NCPs.
The seven best practice methods for improvement of NCP trainings include also descriptions on how to implement these activities in practice.

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H2020 SC5 calls for 2020

The document provides a short list of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 calls including topics, indicative budgets, deadlines as well as information about submission process. The list is based on the final work programme published in July 2019. Texts of these forthcoming calls you can find already from the Funding & Tenders portal. European Commission will have an “Environment and Resources Information Day” in September this year. All sessions will be web-streamed and recordings will be made available after the event.

 All RIA topics are two-stage calls and the info for the topics LC-CLA-19-2020 and LCA-CLA-20-2020  has been corrected .

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Good practices Participating to (EEN) brokerage events

Brokerage events allows clients to have pre-arranged meetings with several potential future partners for instance in the preparation of a Horizon 2020 project. This note gives best practices to participate to EEN brokerage events but almost all advices are also applicable to non-EEN brokerage events. This note is targeting NCPs themselves. This other version of the note is targeting any potential applicants for applicant calls.

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Overview of the 2019 SC5 calls

This leaflet provides a short overview/list of the 2019 SC5 calls. In this file you will also find deadlines and budgets of the calls.

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EIT KIC Raw Materials short note

EIT RawMaterials is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. There are six regional Innovation Hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, (formally called Co-Location Centres (CLCs)) that represent different regional ecosystems connecting more than 120 partners from industry, research and education coming from over 20 EU countries. The mission of EIT RawMaterials is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new educational approaches and guided entrepreneurship. Take a look on this brochure and explore the different opportunities launched by the EIT RawMaterials that promote your networking capacity and boost Horizon 2020 proposals.

Last Update May 2019

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Keys to Successful Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in H2020

The integration of Social Sciences and Humanities research (SSH) in Horizon 2020 projects comes with great opportunities but also with certain challenges. For decades, the European research was mainly focused on the expertise of researchers specialised in life and physical sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Now, the Horizon 2020 policy looks further – it is based on a premise that integration of SSH aspects into European research is essential to generate new knowledge and produce interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to both societal and technological issues.