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€9.61 Billion approved for H2020 2015

Horizon2020The European Parliament has approved the EU’s budget for 2015 and the top-up to the 2014 budget at a plenary session in Strasbourg this week.

The budget allocated to Horizon 2020 in 2015 is 9.61 billion EUR for commitments and 9.02 billion EUR for payments, which is an increase of 45 million EUR on the European Commission’s draft 2015 budget. This increased budget will be used to meet outstanding payments from FP7/H2020 projects. Read more

News : Watch video on ‘step by step’ guide to ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has this latest film which will give you an overview of the schemes and what the ERC are looking for.

The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

The film is just over 5 minutes long  and will help break down the comprehensive guidance found on their website and call documents.

The film can be found here: ‘Step by Step to ERC Grants

News and calls: EU Horizon 2020 calls and information update

The following new items are available on the UKRO portal (http://www.ukro.ac.uk):

Non-FP Funding

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The European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, has published a call for the provision of ‘Enterprise Europe Network: Growth-oriented business support services improving competitiveness and access to markets for EU enterprises’ under the EU programme for Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME).
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The European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), has published a call for proposals regarding Joint Mobility Projects (JMP) and Joint Degree Projects (JDP) under the ICI Education Cooperation Programme.
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The European Commission, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, has published a call for proposals for a Prevention and Fight Against Crime programme as a part of the ISEC Programme.
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The European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, has published a call concerning Transfer of Business.
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The European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice, has published a call for proposals regarding the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship – Action grants 2013.

News: Horizon 2020 database of independent experts for European research and innovation

Join the database of independent experts for European research and innovation.

The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy.

Find out more here

News: Open access in H2020

There’s a useful factsheet on the open access obligations in Horizon 2020 at https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/FactSheet_Open_Access.pdf.

Essentially, researchers have to self-archive (such as in ROAR) or choose a gold OA journal (which may involve a substantial charge), and in some areas also deposit their data in a suitable repository (such as the one we will have ready by the summer). Stephen Grace our internal expert is happy to talk researchers through the OA requirements, or check particular journals for compliance with the EU policy.