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Horizon 2020: Published Work Programme 2018 – 2020

Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs such as the discovery of exoplanets and gravitational waves. Over the next 3 years, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but critical topics such as migration, securit...
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Horizon 2020: Work Programme 2018 – 2020

Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available. The work programmes are prepared by the European Commission within the framework provided by the Horizon 2020 legislation and through a strategic programming process integrating EU policy objectives in the priority setting. Preparations for the work program...
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Lunchtime Debate in the European Parliament on 6 September 2017

    At the invitation of Dr. Laima Andrikiene MEP, following an initiative of EPWS Board Member Prof. Dalia Šatkovskienė, the event gathered EPWS members and policy-makers on the theme “From Resolution to Realisation – The Impact of the European Parliament Resolution of 9.9.2015 on Women’s Careers in Science and University”. After a warm welcome by EPWS President Prof. Claud...
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Jean-Pierre Bourguignon re-appointed as ERC President

  EPWS was honored to have Professor Bourguignon as a speaker at the EPWS Lunchtime Debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on September 6th, 2017. The European Commission announced that it has re-appointed Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as President of the European Research Council (ERC). After nearly four years in this role, his mandate will be extended for two years unti...
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EU Commission launches the 2018 edition of the Women Innovators Prize

  The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising Innovator Award (30-years-old or yo...
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Helsinki Group – Position paper on H2020 interim evaluation and preparation of FP9

The Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, an ERA-related group advising the Commission and the Council, has published its Position Paper on Interim Evaluation of H2020 and the future Framework Programme. The paper calls for the continuation and reinforcement of provisions on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in R&I in the next FP, especially in evaluation, monitoring ...
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The use of funds for gender equality in selected Member States

    The focus of the study is to assess how gender mainstreaming is applied in the EU funds allocations for 2014-2020. The focus is on ESIFs funding for childcare and gender mainstreaming in the use of Horizon 2020 and the REC Programmes on the Gender Equality Objective and the follow-up of Daphne Programmes on VAW. The selected countries are: Croatia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sw...
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Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015

    Horizon 2020 is the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). With its dedicated budget of around EUR 77 billion over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme of its kind ever. "This second Monitoring Report on Horizon 2020 focuses on the implementation of the second year of the Work Programme 2014-20...
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For a better integration of the gender dimension in Horizon 2020

  The European Commission's Advisory Group on Gender, whose mission is to provide advice to the Commission services on the implementation of the gender dimension in research and innovation content as a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020 work programme, recently published a new report. "For a better integration of the gender dimension in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 is a ...
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