Useful Guides

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.

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:

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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

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.

Second JPI Oceans Conference - October 2017- Lisbon

The 2nd JPI Oceans conference took place in Lisbon on 26 October 2017 and presented the first results of the actions and projects initiated under the framework of JPI Oceans. The event provided an excellent opportunity for stakeholders from research and industry to network and discuss with policy makers from across Europe.

Partners involved in the JPI Oceans joint actions discussed the outcomes, opportunities and future outlooks of their activities.

In the first session were introduced next joint actions: Ecological aspects of deep sea mining (Minigimpact project), Munitions in the Sea, Marine calibration network, MarTERA ERA-NET Cofund on marine and maritime technologies and ERA-NET Cofund on blue bio-economy.

And in the second session: Ecological aspects of microplastics, with its 4 projects (BASEMAN project, WEATHER-MIC project, PLASTOX project, EPHEMARE project), Intercalibration for the EU Water Framework Directive and Food and nutrition security.

The event further highlighted the results of CSA Oceans 2, the Horizon 2020 Support Action aimed to support the JPI.

Four parallel sessions took place to discuss about transversals topics: Looking beyond Europe-International cooperation in research funding, Beyond dissemination- Creating impact with marine science communication, Open science clinic- An introduction to terms and operation of Open Access and Open Data and Harnessing the potential of innovative technologies for the maritime sector.

The event was attended by 275 participants.

The presentations of the second JPI Oceans conference can be consulted here.

The poster session of the 2nd JPI Oceans conference provided an opportunity to present the work and activities of JPI Oceans and European marine and maritime organizations or networks. Posters can be viewed here.

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