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CAP reform: scientists call for the diversification of agricultural landscapes

CAP reform: scientists call for the diversification of agricultural landscapes

Published Nov 1, 2017
A new BiodivERsA policy brief has been published on “The Common Agricultural Policy can strengthen biodiversity and ecosystem services by diversifying agricultural landscapes”. This brief considers how the results of four BiodivERsA- and one BiodivERsA/FACCE JPI- funded project(s) can inform the deb…
A mission-oriented program for Europe: JPIs ready to take up the challenge

A mission-oriented program for Europe: JPIs ready to take up the challenge

Published Nov 1, 2017
On 3 July 2017, the High Level Group on maximising impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes, chaired by Pascal Lamy, published their report with recommendations. One of its main recommendations was “to adopt a mission-oriented, impact-focused approach to address global challenges” and to “mob…
BioTech Research & Innovation Hack 2017

BioTech Research & Innovation Hack 2017

Published Oct 26, 2017
ERA-Net Cofund ERA CoBioTech is organising "The BioTech Research & Innovation Hack 2017"; a public status seminar and exchange day of projects funded within ERA-IB-2, ERASysAPP, ERASynBio and ERA-NET Bioenergy. The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 5 and 6 December 2017. The BioTec…
Water JPI 2017 joint call is open

Water JPI 2017 joint call is open

Published Oct 23, 2017
The Water JPI has launched a call on the topic “Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)” on 10 October 2017. The call will be funded under the Coordination and Support Action IC4WATER. IC4WATER was launched in January 2017 in support of the …
ForestValue call for proposals 2017 open

ForestValue call for proposals 2017 open

Published Oct 23, 2017
The new H2020 ERA-NET Cofund ‘ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy’ started on 1 October 2017. ForestValue builds on the success of three FP7 forest-related ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA. The overall objective of ForestValue is to promote increased innovation and com…
European Commission report on Article 185 Initiatives

European Commission report on Article 185 Initiatives

Published Oct 23, 2017
The EC report, that is based on seven underlying evaluations, takes stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the Article 185 Initiatives. This public-to-public (P2P) joint programming instrument was designed for allowing the EC to step into long-term cooperation programmes with its Member States. As…
JPIAMR Call to Action

JPIAMR Call to Action

Published Oct 23, 2017
On October 12 and 13, the Call to Action took place in Berlin. At this meeting, the member states of JPIAMR committed to new joint actions in 2018 and 2019 in the remit of anti-microbial resistance. They furthermore announced the launch of an AMR Virtual Research Institute that will provide a ‘globa…
JPI Oceans committed four actions

JPI Oceans committed four actions

Published Oct 17, 2017
On the occasion of the high-level "Our Ocean" conference in Malta, hosted by the European Union on 5 and 6 October 2017, the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) announced four commitments for 2018-2019: 1. Understanding Deep-Sea EcosystemsUnder the frame…
BiodivERsA and Belmont Forum have launched joint call on "Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services"

BiodivERsA and Belmont Forum have launched joint call on "Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services"

Published Oct 3, 2017
The ERA-NET Cofund BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum* have opened the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”.  The aim of the call is to promote innovative research for more informed decision-making by developing scenarios of biodiver…
Info Week on H2020 Societal Challenge 2: registration is open

Info Week on H2020 Societal Challenge 2: registration is open

Published Sep 29, 2017
From November 14th to 17th, the Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’, will take place in Brussels. This week includes the (usual) Info Day on the new H2020 2018-2020 Work…
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