Calls

New: Calls for proposals on Counter-Terrorism - Internal Security Fund Police

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-PROTECT: Protection (Open)
The objective is to support projects aiming at:
- Improving the protection of public spaces and other soft targets in line with the EU Action Plan to improve the protection of public spaces;
- Improving protection against CBRN attacks in line with the Action Plan to enhance preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security risks;
- Enhancing the capacity of Member States' authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Regulation 98/2013, incl;
- Addressing CBRN-E as well as emerging threats to critical infrastructure and public spaces.
Deadline: 16 January 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-protect.html

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-CSEP: Civil Society Empowerment Programme (Open)
The objective is to address the sharp rise in extremists and terrorists use of the internet. To support the production of alternative/counter-narratives, in particular online, their dissemination and monitoring by civil society organisations, and the evaluation of their impact. Expected results: increased number and impact of alternative and counter narratives.
Deadline: 12 February 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/calls/isfp-2018-ag-ct.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/ISFP-2018-AG-CT/1/1&+OPEN/asc

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-TERFIN: Counter-Terrorism financing (Forthcoming)
The objectives are:
- To make sure that the efforts of private entities and competent authorities are adapted to the new modus operandi of terrorist groups, as for example addressing financial mouvements related to “low cost” terrorism phenomena which are hard to detect.
- To reinforce the action of private entities and public authorities to prevent and pursue terrorism financing by increasing the understanding of the phenomenon and by use of best practice and/or new tools. For example: development of typologies, joint work to address new trends in terrorism financing, enable law enforcement to provide feedback on information provided by the private sector to improve quality of reporting, sharing police information with private sector entities to assist ongoing investigations.
Deadline: 19 February 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-terfin.html

Topic: ISFP-2018-AG-CT-RAD: Radicalisation (Forthcoming)
The objective is to develop effective responses and tools to prevent and counter all forms of radicalisation in priority areas such as children and youth, community engagement, local dimension and multi-agency approach and prisons with a focus on mapping, analysis, exchanges and evaluation of existing approaches as well as developing methodologies and approaches with a high degree of transferability. Expected results: improved capability of relevant stakeholders to identify and address radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.
Deadline: 19 March 2019
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2018-ag-ct-rad.html

New: Appel à projets de recherche conjoints dans le cadre du partenariat conclu entre l’AUF et le Ministère de la Recherche et de l’Innovation de Roumanie

Le présent appel s’adresse à des consortiums multilatéraux comprenant des centres de recherche roumains, des établissements membres de l’AUF ECO, ainsi que des partenaires provenant d’autres régions de l’AUF. La sélection des projets tiendra compte de leur qualité scientifique, mais aussi de leur contribution à l’intégration des établissements roumains dans l’Espace européen de la recherche, de l’implication des jeunes chercheurs francophones et de la possibilité de synergie avec d’autres programmes de recherche et de mobilité scientifique.
Domaines scientifiques éligibles:
- Physique et Sciences des Matériaux;
- Énergie durable, Environnement et Écosystèmes;
- Santé et Biotechnologie;
- Mathématiques et Informatique;
- Sciences humaines et sociales.
Date limite: le 29 novembre 2018.
Plus de détails: https://www.auf.org/nouvelles/appels-a-candidatures/appel-a-projets-de-recherche-conjoints-auf-ifa-roumanie/

New: Design and management of networking and capacity building activities for European Heritage Label sites

The action under this call for proposals should contribute to the general objectives of the European Heritage Label action of "strengthening European Citizens' sense of belonging to the Union, in particular that of young people, based on shared values and elements of European history and cultural heritage, as well as an appreciation of national and regional diversity; and strengthening intercultural dialogue".

The purpose of this call is to select a coordinator (a single legal entity or consortium of organisations) to launch activities of networking, capacity building and exchange of best practices among the EHL sites, and communication and promotions activities for the action, thereby contributing to the following objectives:
- Promote networking for the EHL sites;
- Encourage the sites to develop joint projects such as youth exchanges and volunteering, staff mobility, joint curatorial work, etc;
- Increase the capacity of the sites to act at international level, through training of site managers and exchange of staff among EHL sites;
- Support the development of joint educational programmes and joint marketing and tourism products.
- Improve the visibility of the EU action and of the EHL sites.

Who can apply?
Local and Regional authorities, Schools, Corporations, Federations Unions, Administrations States, Development NGOs, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations, International Organisation.

Areas concerned:
Public Management, Local development, Education - Training, Citizenship, Youth, Tourism.

Deadline: 03 January 2019

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/calls/eac-s39-2018

New: Lansare Competiţie Subvenţionarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice - anul 2018

Prin Ordinul MCI nr. 852/08.10.2018 s-a aprobat lansarea competiţiei pentru subventionarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice pentru anul 2018.

Competiţia se desfăşoară conform Ghidului privind subvenționarea literaturii tehnico-ştiinţifice în anul 2018.

Termenul limită: 29 Octombrie 2018

http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/4882/minister-comunicare-s-a-lansat-competitia-pentru-subventionarea-literaturii-tehnico-stiintifice-pentru-anul-2018

http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/3780/instrumente-suport-subventionarea-literaturii-tehnico-stiintifice

New: EIT Climate-KIC 2019

EIT Climate-KIC is looking to support ambitious initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and Climate Innovation Impact Goals.

There are 5 options when applying to this call. These run in parallel. The route you choose to apply through will be dependent on the country in which you/ your organisation reside, the content and aim of your project, and for innovation for the stage your project is at:
-Climate Innovation Ecosystems
-Earlier Stage Innovation
-Later Stage Innovation
-Education
-RIS

To be eligible to receive funding for any of these calls you must be an EIT Climate-KIC Partner: https://www.climate-kic.org/partners/oeconomica-timisiensis-foundation/

Deadline: 31 October 2018

https://www.climate-kic.org/get-involved/research-innovation-opportunities/

New: MSCA Innovative Training Networks

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe, extending the traditional academic research training setting, incorporating elements of Open Science and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-itn-2019.html

New: Calls for proposals for Horizon 2018-2020
New: ERC Starting Grant
ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
 
A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.
 
Deadline: 17 October 2018 
 

 

New: ERC Synergy Grant
ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems.
 
The aim is to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. This should enable transformative research not only at the forefront of European science but also to become a benchmark on a global scale.
 
Applicants Principal Investigators must demonstrate the synergies, complementarities and added value that could lead to breakthroughs that would not be possible by the individual Principal Investigators working alone.
 
Deadline: 08 November 2018
 

 

New: MSCA for researchers at risk
Objective: Facilitate trans-national co-operation between European and national initiatives and programmes in support of researchers at risk, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to applicants, taking into account the diversity of actors.
 
Scope: Funding will be given to a consortium of organisations with experiences in supporting researchers at risk and knowledge of related European and national R&I funding programmes. “Researchers at risk” refers to researchers who are either at risk in their origin countries (due to discrimination, persecution, suffering and/or violence), or are seeking refuge out of these reasons or have recently found refuge in Europe.
 
The following activities should inter alia be env

 

isaged in order to address the goals:

Explore available national and European R&I programmes for researchers at risk and produce targeted guidance materials,

Training and guidance for the application process for the MSCA and other relevant support programmes,

Support for career development for researchers at risk, in the academic and non-academic sector,

Awareness-raising about funding and support opportunities among stakeholders in Europe through workshops and training seminars,

Examine or run test-cases of supporting the integration of researchers at risk in relation to their individual academic backgrounds and their professional careers.

 
Deadline:

 

04 December 2018

 


New: JUST-2018-AG-DRUGS: Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy
Project applications submitted under the Topic must address at least one of the following priorities:
- to support activities in the area of epidemiology of use of new psychoactive substances, including potent synthetic opioids, as well as activities related to emerging drug problems including the online trade of drugs;
- to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing their (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level, (iii) best practice sharing methods;
- to support key stakeholders by expanding their knowledge and skills in the context of implementing minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction, particularly in the area of social integration;
- to promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats.
 
This call will fund activities on:
• data collection, surveys and research activities;
• training activities;
• mutual learning, network development, identification and exchange of good practices, cooperation;
• events, conferences, expert meetings;
• dissemination and awareness-raising activities.
 
Deadline:

 

05 December 2018

 
 
New: Grants for joint actions with member states to support access to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for consumers

The aim of the call is to facilitate the access of consumers to alternative dispute resolution schemes compliant with Directive 2013/11/EU9 including through measures for vulnerable consumers, developing the networking of national alternative dispute resolution entities, promoting monitoring activities on the functioning and the effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms.

Deadline: 04 December 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/cp/topics/cons-adr-2018.html

 

 
New: 'Mixed Methods' in the Humanities? (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The aim of this funding scheme is to explore how such new procedures of digital humanities can be combined with "qualitative-hermeneutical" approaches, and to evaluate potential for "added value". The call addresses projects that reach beyond mere collaboration on a specific research question and explore the interface between the two procedures on a theoretical-methodological level.

The call comprises two funding lines: The first one addresses collaborative "hybrid projects" (closed call). The second offers support for workshops and small-scale summer schools. Funding line 2 is open to all researchers in the historical hermeneutical humanities. Funding may also be made available to fill the gender gap and support the training of female researchers in digital technology. Applications for the funding of workshops and summer schools may be submitted at any time. The review process is carried out in written form. The budget may include travel and accommodation expenses, as well as (reasonable) costs of personnel required for the preparation and implementation of workshops.

Research institutions outside Germany may also be eligible for funding. Such applications must include specific details of a substantial cooperation with academics in Germany.

Deadline (2nd funding line): July 04, 2019

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/mixed-methods-in-the-humanities

New: "Original – isn't it?" New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The funding initiative aims at the scientific exploration of original ideas in the humanities and cultural studies. However, the specific nature of the themes belonging to the humanities and cultural studies, makes it difficult to say precisely what constitutes “original”, “new”, or “innovative”. It may encompass anything that contradicts established knowledge or generally accepted intuitions; or just as well the development of a new approach to research, a new hypothesis, a new theory, observation of a new phenomenon, and the discovery of knowledge gaps.

 

The funding initiative comprises two funding lines:

Funding Line 1 "Komm! ins Offene..." (Hölderlin)

The funding line addresses individual researchers, offering them the opportunity to initially explore their idea and subsequently describe it in an essay (up to EUR 80,000 EUR for a maximum of 1 year).

Funding Line 2 "Constellations"

The funding line addresses project teams comprising up to 4 applicants who wish to work together on a new research idea and test its feasibility in an initial exploratory phase, and subsequently co-author a publication on the results (up to EUR 150,000 for a maximum of 1½ years).

 

The funding initiative is open to scientists at all career levels after the PhD working in the humanities or cultural studies. Scientists working in theoretical social sciences are also eligible to apply. The main applicant has to be employed at a scientific institution in Germany. Researchers from foreign institutions are welcome to apply as co-applicants in funding line 2.

 

Deadline: November 14, 2018

 

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/original-%E2%80%93-isn-t-it-new-options-for-the-humanities-and-cultural-studies

New: Global Issues - Integrating Different Perspectives on Social Inequality (The Volkswagen Foundation)
This call for funding is part of a broader international funding framework entitled "Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives”, which aims to enable international research collaboration and to generate new insights on understudied issues of global relevance. The different thematic areas that are addressed through this overarching funding scheme are oriented towards those challenges that have been acknowledged by the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda as requiring specific action. "Global Issues” aims to stimulate and strengthen collaboration between researchers based in different parts of the world who usually do not join forces.  
 
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his call for funding targets mainly the social sciences, but by no means excludes the involvement of other disciplines. Funding will be provided for small, but strongly interacting research consortia of up to five partners. Besides one partner working at an institution in a European High Income Country (preferably in one of the countries where one of the cooperating Foundations is located), the involvement of two partners currently based in Low and Middle Income Countries is generally required. Purely European partnerships are excluded from this call. 

 
Funding will be provided for up to four years and covers all direct project-related costs. Project consortia may apply for a maximum amount of EUR 1.5 million.
 

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eadline: October 30, 2018
 

 

New: Challenges for Europe (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The call targets scholars in the humanities, social and cultural sciences. Funding can be provided for the constitution of European research groups comprising up to five principal investigators (PIs) from at least three different European countries. The main applicant needs to come from one of the three countries represented by the foundations, i. e. Denmark, Germany, or Italy. A collaboration with researchers from Southern and Eastern Europe is particularly desirable. The scientific qualification of young scholars has to be a central element of each research project.

Deadline: December 13, 2018

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/challenges-for-europe

New: Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future (The Volkswagen Foundation)

The funding initiative addresses postdoctoral researchers and professors of all career levels in the social and engineering sciences prepared to devote themselves to interdisciplinary, integrative research networks and, by way of an innovative approach, to the challenges arising from the impact of artificial intelligence on society. The integration of different disciplines of the humanities is possible. In addition to substantial, longer-term project funding, it is also possible to fund upfront an optional one-year planning grant.

 

The application consortium must have expertise in engineering, social sciences and / or humanities. The full proposal must be submitted by an institution in Germany, the participation of researchers from abroad is welcome. The Foundation covers all project-related costs; however, general overheads cannot be granted. The Foundation can only grant funding to academic institutions.

 

Deadline: July 04, 2019

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/artificial-intelligence-and-the-society-of-the-future

Community building and roadmapping for high performance and smart electrochemical energy storage

Scope: Proposals should aim at networking and coordinating the efforts of the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry and preparing a long term research roadmap for radically new electrochemical energy storage technologies, devices and smart systems. Such systems should aim at major performance gains (in terms of e.g. energy and power density, lifetime, energy efficiency, cost, fast charging and safety) and environmental sustainability. The roadmap should take account of relevant national and regional programmes, and complement the short/medium term research activities on battery technologies foreseen at European level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. It should show what the major milestones are, position the proposed research in the global landscape and elaborate a clear path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.

Deadline: 06 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/fetproact-04-2019.html

Digital health and care services

Scope: Support the health and care service provider to procure the development, testing and implementation of digital services and communication concepts that can facilitate the transition to integrated care models across health and social services and country-specific cross-institutional set-ups, including decentralised procurement environments and collaboration across institutions. Key challenges that could be addressed are patient empowerment, self-management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic disease management, diagnosing, home-care logistics, hospital logistics, skills and independent living. These challenges could be addressed by applicable ICT domains e.g., telemedicine, mHealth, IoT, shared open source IT-based platforms, etc. as will be defined in the market consultation process. This should result in early adoption and demonstration of the potential for scaling-up the services and positive impact with evidence of appropriate incentives of various actors.

Deadline: 14 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/sc1-dth-10-2019-2020.html

Quantum Key Distribution testbed

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Deadline: 14 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/su-ict-04-2019.html

Transnational actions for integration of third-country nationals in the EU member states and supporting legal migration

Call summary and aims:

The European Union’s objective to constitute an area of freedom, security and justice should be achieved, inter alia, through common measures framing a policy on asylum and immigration, based on solidarity between Member States, which is fair towards third countries and their nationals.

In order to contribute to the development of the common Union policy on asylum and immigration and to the strengthening of the area of freedom, security and justice in the light of the application of the principles of solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States and cooperation with third countries, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up. It aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration.

 

5 topics fot this call:

- Engagement of diaspora communities on awareness raising;

- Care for migrant minors, including unaccompanied minors;

- Support to victims of trafficking in human beings;

- Legal migration projects with third countries;

- Local and regional integration networks.

 

Deadline: 31 January 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/amif/calls/amif-2018-ag-inte.html#c,topics=callIdentifier/s/AMIF-2018-AG-INTE/1/1&+OPEN/asc

 

Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Articole publicate în anul 2018

Competiţia se adresează cercetătorilor afiliați unor instituții din România, autori de articole științifice publicate în reviste indexate de Clarivate Analytics în Science Citation Index Expanded („Science”), Social Sciences Citation Index („Social Sciences”) sau Arts & Humanities Citation Index („Arts & Humanities”).

Cererile de premiere se depun prin intermediul platformei on-line www.uefiscdi-direct.ro, nefiind necesară depunerea și în format tipărit.

Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018

https://uefiscdi.ro/premierea-rezultatelor-cercetarii-articole

Action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights
The objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law in the areas of civil law, criminal law and fundamental rights, judicial ethics and the rule of law, by helping to address the training needs of justice professionals in these fields. It also targets the specific training needs of court staff and bailiffs, as well as prison and probation staff.
 
This call will fund training activities such as:
- organisation of interactive, practice-oriented seminars (including implementation of training modules created by the European Commission on EU legislation in civil law;
- multilateral exchanges between legal practitioners (except for judges and prosecutors whose training bodies are members of the EJTN and may thus take part in the exchanges organised by the EJTN);
- cross-border initial training activities (face-to-face activities or exchanges), covering as many Member States as possible, to create a common European legal culture from the start of entering a legal profession (except for newly appointed judges and prosecutors for whom the equivalent activity is funded via the operating grant of the EJTN),
- joint study visits to EU courts by legal practitioners (other than judges/prosecutors, already covered by the operating grant of the EJTN) from as many different Member States as possible;
- creation of training content, whether for presential learning, blended learning or e‑learning, ready-to-use either by trainers or by practitioners for self-learning;
- translation and updating of existing training material.
 
Deadline: 25 October 2018 
 
EIC Horizon Prize for 'European Low-Cost Space Launch'

The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites.

An established service for regular launches dedicated to small satellites will contribute to achieve the following goals:
- internal market growth in the manufacturing sector of small launchers and satellites and the downstream services sector;
- European leading position in export markets globally in the field of light satellites and small launchers;
- space-enabled seamless solutions for European citizens thanks to operational light satellites and small launchers.

The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The prize relates to the development of European critical space infrastructure, which is of strategic importance and security-critical for the Union and its Member States.

The prize will be ​​awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria:
​- ​Excellence
​- ​Technical implementation;
​- ​Service sustainability.

Deadline:​ ​01 June 2021
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/space-eicprize-2019.html

Restricted call for proposals to support National Roma platforms

The priority of this restricted call for proposals for action grants is to support the setting up or reinforcing of national consultation processes in the Member States, through National Roma Platforms convened and managed by National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs).

The National Roma Platforms are expected to encourage and facilitate dialogue and exchanges, promote mutual learning, cooperation and involvement in implementation and monitoring, reporting and policy review between all national stakeholders. Inclusion of Roma people, in particular Roma women and youth, in the Platform is strongly encouraged.

Activities should support nationally led participatory multi-stakeholder processes of working meetings aimed at strengthening partnership across all levels, including government authorities, regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, including Roma youth and Roma women organisations, private sector, academia, etc.

Deadline:​ ​08 November 2018
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rdis-nrcp-ag-2018.html

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) ERA-NET Cofund

Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies.

Two activities are mandatory:
- Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
- Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.

Deadline: 18 December 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/fetproact-03-2018.html

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good'

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.

Social application areas in which decentralized solutions based on DLTs have shown clear benefits over conventional centralised platform solutions include, but are not limited to:
- demonstrating the origin of raw materials or products and supporting fair trade and the fair monetization of labour;
- allowing for a greater visibility of public spending and a greater transparency of administrative and production processes;
- participation in democratic decision-making by enabling accountability, rewarding participation and/or anonymity;
- enabling the development of decentralized social networks or clouds, or of decentralized platforms for the collaborative economy;
- managing property, land registry or other public records;
- contributing to financial inclusion.

This challenge is targeted at a wide range of actors: individuals, social entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, research centres from technological and social disciplines, creative industries, students, hackers, start-ups, and SMEs.

Deadline: 03 September 2019

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/blockchain-eicprize-2019.html

Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Brevete
Scopul competiţiei: Creşterea impactului şi vizibilităţii internaţionale a cercetării – dezvoltării - inovării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative protejate prin brevete de invenție.
Termen: 15 decembrie 2018
Premierea rezultatelor cercetării - Articole
Scopul competiei: Creşterea calităţii, a impactului şi a vizibilităţi internaţionale a cercetării româneşti prin recunoaşterea şi recompensarea rezultatelor semnificative publicate în reviste de prestigiu din fluxul ştiinţific principal internaţional.
Termen: 29 noiembrie 2018

 

Proiecte de mobilitate pentru cercetători cu experienţă din diaspora
Scopul competitiei: Capitalizarea expertizei şi experienţei acumulate de cercetători români de prestigiu din diaspora, în manifestări ştiinţifice care facilitează transferul de competenţe, în vederea crearii unui spaţiu al dialogului şi al colaborării între cercetătorii români, indiferent de locul unde trăiesc şi lucrează.
Termen: ​20 noiembrie 2018
Proiecte de mobilitate pentru tineri cercetători din diaspora
Scopul competitiei: Crearea mediului propice schimburilor de experienţă şi expertiză ce au la bază transferul de aptitudini, competenţe dobândite de tinerii cercetători români aflaţi în diaspora şi cei din ţară, în vederea consolidării cooperării între aceştia.
Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children

Priorities and activities to be co-financed:

- Prevention of gender-based violence (GBV): The focus of this priority is on primary prevention, in particular changing social norms and behaviour, in order to end tolerance of all forms of gender-based violence;

- Protection and support for victims and witnesses of domestic violence, including through tackling under-reporting, promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation, and capacity building for relevant professionals;

- The coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence to include refugees and migrants, in particular to ensure their recovery from such trauma;

- Prevention and responding to cyber sexual- and gender-based violence;

- Promoting the embedding of child safeguarding policies across different settings and sectors, such as sports clubs and organisations, extra-curricular activities and/or leisure/recreation clubs/organisations for children, both as a means to protect and safeguard children as well as to equip staff with the necessary training and guidance.

Deadline: 13 November 2018

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rdap-gbv-ag-2018.html

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis'

For the purpose of this prize, artificial photosynthesis is understood to be a process that aims at mimicking the physical chemistry of natural photosynthesis by absorbing solar energy in the form of photons. The solution is required to use this energy to generate fuel molecules through a synthetic system to be delivered as a single integrated device that utilises either biomimetic, nanotechnology, synthetic biology or a combination of these systems.
Meeting the challenge will stimulate innovation and focus research and development towards energy applications in a new energy technology through increased public and commercial interest. Moreover, it will accelerate the development of new innovative energy conversion systems using solar light and natural elements to produce renewable fuels to be used in industry, housing and transport.
Deadline: 03 February 2021

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/sunfuel-eicprize-2021.html

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

The challenge consists of developing innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies.
Expected Impact: More cost-effective, more sustainable and higher-quality innovative solutions, leading to an optimised use of humanitarian funding and an enhanced response to urgent needs in a humanitarian aid settings, notably for those in a most vulnerable situation, in areas such as shelter, water and sanitation, energy, heating or cooling, food, hygiene and medical care.
Deadline: 15 January 2020

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/humanitarianaid-eicprize-2020.html

Horizon Prize for Social Innovation in Europe

The social innovation Horizon prize will pull together society's resources from different spheres including the public, private and social economy to deliver new solutions to the challenge of Aging Population. The aim is to spur interest and citizen's engagement, incite new collaborations, incentivize behavioural change towards a particular issue, attract new dynamic innovators to the area, mobilise additional private investment for innovation, generate social solutions and encourage a European social innovation "doers" community, while creating jobs and opening markets in new areas and create new social value, relationships and collaborations.
Deadline: 28 February 2019

https://goo.gl/Pk9bBS

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