Science and Policy: What's on the EU's agenda? – October 2019

The October 2019 issue of DG JRC's special monthly briefing addressed to the scientific community is now available.


ERC – Results Synergy grants 2019 call

The evaluation results of the 2019 Synergy grant call have been announced by ERCEA. The ERC Synergy grants enable groups of two to four top researchers to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources in one research project.


ERC – Number of proposals submitted 2019 POC 3rd cut-off 19/09/2019

A total of 251 proposals were submitted in response to the third and final deadline (19 September 2019) of the ERC 2019 Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot Call (ERC-2019-PoC). Compared to the PoC 2018 3rd deadline it is 33% more applications. Overall the ERC 2019 Proof of Concept call received 520 proposals (15% more than the 2018 PoC call).

Science Europe Call to the European Institutions: The Need for an Ambitious Budget for Horizon 2020

Ahead of the trilogue negotiations on the EU Budget for 2020, Science Europe calls on the Council to agree to a substantial budgetary increase for Horizon 2020.

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Survey on calls within new ERA-net for urban accessibility and connectivity

An open, online consultation has been set up in order to get advice and feedback for the preparation of a transnational, European call for RDI (Research/Development/Innovation) proposals dedicated to urban accessibility and connectivity and to urban mobility.

Digital Europe Programme in a nutshell

DEP is about building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, to be used by Europe's citizens and businesses.


MSCA - Number of proposals submitted 2019 COFUND Call

A total of 133 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below: - Doctoral Programmes: 63 proposals  - Fellowship Programmes: 70  proposals


Competition for new award ‘Public Engagement with Research’ launched

At the European Research and Innovation Days the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon launched the competition for the ERC award ‘Public Enga

Call deadline for the first stage of the SC1 2019 two stage calls extended to 26 September 17:00 Brussels time

Please note that the call deadline for the first stage of the SC1 2019 two-stage calls has been further extended to Thursday 26 September 2019 17:00 Brussels time due to technical i

H2020 Climate, environment and resources - Information days calls 2020 - Presentations and web streaming available

Information and networking days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2020 calls -  took place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels.