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Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should target? Now you can share your views with the European Commission.


EU Project CIRCULAR FLOORING enables environmentally friendly recycling of post-consumer PVC floor coverings

Freising, Germany – End-of-life flexible PVC floor coverings potentially contain ‘legacy plasticizers’ which may no longer be used today for reasons of consumer protection and which in the meantime have been replaced in the EU by safer alternatives. State-of-the-art recycling of such flooring with recovery of PVC in virgin-like quality therefore requires a technically sophisticated separation of these ‘legacy plasticizers’. The new EU project CIRCULAR FLOORING will meet this challenge with the innovative plastics recycling process CreaSolv®1, which is patented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV.

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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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