Bio-Based Industries – Annual Activity Report 2017 is Published

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking BBI JU, a strong public-private partnership has published its annual activity report 2017

2017 was a fundamental year for the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU): the organisation reached maturity and kept right on track to achieve the key objectives of de-risking investment, reaching critical mass and organising the value chains of the bio-based industries sector.

Full report

Horizon 2020 Security Brokerage Event for Practitioners

This European Brokerage Event focuses on security topics in the context of the fight against crime and terrorism. The targeted audience are practitioners. The event takes place in Paris on 2 October 2018.

The National Contact Point network SEREN4 and the French Ministry of the Interior invite you to a European networking event between practitioners. The event is supported by the European Commission and dedicated to the following 2019 Security topics on the fight against crime and terrorism:

Further information and registration:

Save the Date: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event

The Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event for topics with deadline in March 2019 will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 30 October 2018. The focus is on the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to get involved in the next Societal Challenge 6 proposals! The Brokerage Event consists of a morning info-day session with presentations from the European Commission, followed by a presentation session for future coordinators. During pre-arranged face-to-face meetings you can meet and discuss with researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders.

Further information:

Update on the ERC Work Programme 2019

The ERC Work Programme 2019 will be published in mid-September 2018. The Starting Grant and Synergy Grant 2019 will open upon the Work Programme adoption.

The ERC Work Programme 2019, originally planned for mid-July, should now be published in mid-September.

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Health Horizon Call 2019 Published

The 2019 Health Horizon Call is published with some new funding opportunities

The 2019 Health Horizon Call is published! Over 1 billion Euro are available for research and innovation projects. Please consult the website to get the entire topic list.

You also find information on the Health Horizon Call on

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Update Now Online

All Horizon 2020 Work Programme sections have been updated. New is the section „Cross-cutting activities“.



For further details please follow the link below to the Participant Portal and check Work Programmes 2018-20, Main WP.

Please do not hesitate to contact your NCP in case of any questions.

Participant Portal

Eurostars-Partner Search on the Bakery or Flour Industry

A company is looking for a partner from the bakery or flour industry in order to perform food safety and quality tests of the products obtained.

A Spanish SME working on biotechnology of cereal seeds offering solutions to particular groups, such as celiac patients, is coordinating a proposal under Eurostars programme that aims to develop healthy breads based on the selection of the cereal seeds and fermentation process.

If you would like to get in contact with the company, open the full cooperation profile and click on „Contact Profile Owner“.

EU Brokerage Event Shift2Rail, 29.11.2018, Strasbourg

Meet companies and research partners, attend the presentation of the new open calls by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking representatives and learn about the new funding programme.

Enterprise Europe Network partners, Grand E-nov, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, French and German Transport NCPs co-organise an EU Brokerage Event on Shift2Rail Calls for proposals 2019.

The Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and representatives from the Innovation Programmes and Cross Cutting Activities will present the new Funding Programme and information for the new open Calls.

Further information:

Position Paper on Social Sciences and Humanities in „Horizon Europe“

The working group Research On Societies in Europe (ROSE) calls for an approporiate consideration of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the next European Framework Programme Horizon Europe.

ROSE is a working group of German EU-Liaison officers aiming at strengthening the role of research on societies in the European Research Area. In its position paper, ROSE calls for a significant increase of the budget of the „Horizon Europe“ cluster on Inclusive and Secure Societies.

While the European Commission proposed 2.8 billion Euro for the entire cluster, ROSE suggests a budget of 3 billion euros only for the three areas of intervention on Democracy, Cultural Heritage and Social and Economic Transformations.

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Pre-Publication of the 2019 Health Work Programme Update

The official publication of the work programme is scheduled for mid-July

The European Commission has recently published a „pre-publication version“ of the 2019 work programme update for the societal challenge „Health, demographic change and wellbeing“.

The update encompasses a revised version of the topic SC1-BHC-01-2019 (understanding causative mechanisms in co- and multimorbidities) together with the inclusion of five new topics in the work programme: