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New European Bauhaus: Application phase for the 2022 awards has started!

The "New European Bauhaus" initiative was launched by the European Commission in 2021 and is considered an ambitious ecological, economic but also cultural project for the future of the EU. After the successful first edition in 2021, young talents under 30 years of age can now apply for the prizes within the initiative this year as well.


Commission increases budget for cultural and creative sectors by almost 100 million in 2022

With a budget of around EUR 385 million — almost EUR 100 million more than in 2021 — the Creative Europe programme is stepping up its support for the creative and cultural sectors, taking into account the challenges posed by the pandemic and increasing global competition. On january 13, 2022 the European Commission has also adopted the Creative Europe Work Programme 2022 and calls for proposals will follow.


EU-Catalyst Partnership: Request for proposals of pioneering green technology projects is launched

On January 11, 2022 Breakthrough Energy Catalyst published a request for proposals for large-scale deep green technology projects based in Europe. The request will trigger investments in a portfolio of high-potential projects in the areas of:

  • clean hydrogen
  • sustainable aviation fuels
  • direct air capture
  • long-duration energy storage


EU Commission announces Horizon Impact Award 2022

The Horizon Impact Award is designed to recognize outstanding projects with added value for society by the European Commission. In 2022, the award is larger than before and also recognizes more projects.


European Commission: Call for applications for the renewal of Mission Boards

On 5 January 2022, the European Commission has launched a call for applications for the selection of new members of the Mission Boards, which are tasked with providing advisory support to the implementation of the five EU missions within the context of Horizon Europe. The Mission Boards resulting from this call will build on the work of their predecessors (in operation until December 2021).


French EU Council Presidency: Priorities in the field of research

At the beginning of the year, France took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union (which rotates among EU member states) for six months.


Impact Report 2021: The European Innovation Council (EIC) in figures

The European Innovation Council (EIC) was launched in March 2021 under Horizon Europe, the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), as the main funding programme for the European innovation landscape. Given the increasing economic importance of disruptive and disruptive innovation, and building on the early success of the EIC pilot, the European Commission has allocated around €10 billion to the EIC over the next 7 years.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!

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CulturEU: Increased EU support for the cultural sector

With CulturEU, the European Commission has presented a new interactive guide that brings together all funding opportunities available at EU level for the cultural and creative sectors. The guide serves as a compendium of EU funding; it includes a total of 75 funding opportunities from 21 EU programmes, such as Creative Europe or InvestEU.


Updated pre-release version of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement for Horizon Europe published

The European Commission has published an updated preliminary version of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (AGA) for Horizon Europe on the Funding & Tenders Opportunities Portal. Articles 1 to 6 and 20 of the AGA, among others on the accounting of staff costs, have been revised. The AGA also applies to ERC projects concluded under Horizon Europe.

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