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Circular Economy: EU Project MOVECO presents Innovation Award and Transnational Strategy for Circular Economy

Munich – On 14 May, 2019, the EU-funded project MOVECO held its closing conference at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz under the motto “The Danube goes circular”. About 70 participants from ten countries in the Danube region took the opportunity to exchange views on the circular economy. Project results from MOVECO were presented, including a transnational strategy for the circular economy in the Danube region as well as a travelling, mobile exhibition on this topic. The conference culminated in an awards ceremony in which the project partners announced the winners of MOVECO’s Innovation Award.

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Directorate General for Research and Innovation - new organisation chart from 1 June 2019

With a new organisation chart, the DG Research and Innovation pursues the aim of a better cooperation between the different areas of responsibilities.

New organisation chart.





EU budget: Adding €100 million for research and student mobility programmes in 2019

Following up on the agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the EU's 2019 budget, the European Commission is today proposing to add €100 million to the EU's flagship programmes Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +. This additional money will help strengthen the EU response to key challenges such as climate change and further adapting the education sector to the needs of the labour market.


Open call for Horizon Europe Mission Boards

EU Commission has opened the call for applications for new members of the five thematic Mission Boards in Horizon Europe.


European Research and Innovation Days

From 24 to 26 September 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
European Research and Innovation Days are an annual policy event that will bring together world leaders from industry, finance, academia and business to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. Speakers will include ministers, commissioners, members of European Parliament, researchers, as well as surprise guests each day. BayFOR will be attending the event.

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EU budget for 2021-2027

Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme.

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Call for applications: Commission Expert Group “European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot Advisory Board”

The „Advisory Board“ has a „Governance“ function , to bring in leading innovators and create visibility.


The European Research Council’s 2018 annual report is out

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Farmers from Oltenia and Clariant to partner for a cleaner environment

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Gender balance in research is improving, but pace is too slow: EU She Figures

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