27 October 2011

Eu funds for supporting TV broadcasting

EU grant: Support for Television broadcasting

Deadlines: 16/12/2011 or 11/06/2012

What types of companies can apply?Independent European production companies legally registered in an EU country or a country participating in the MEDIA 2007 programme. Such companies must be owned, and continue to be owned, either directly or by majority shareholding, by nationals of these countries. These companies must be the majority producer of the presented work.

Eligible type of work
Fiction, animation and creative documentaries. All such works are subject to conditions regarding their minimum length and period of general release. Sequels and series of episodes based in whole or in part on a previous project are not eligible for funding. Drama and Animation series based on a first single or pilot episode are eligible for support, even if the first single or pilot episode has already been co-financed by the MEDIA TV Broadcasting support.

How much funding is available?
max 12,5% of your eligible production budget (with a maximum amount per work of 500.000 €) for fiction and animation, and max 20% of your eligible budget (with a maximum of 300.000 € per work) for documentaries.

11 October 2011

Partner search for EU project in the field of environment

Call identifier: FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
Deadline: First stage: 20 October 2011 at 17.00.00 for preproposal
Indicative budget: EUR 50 million for the activity “Improving resource efficiency”

About the call
ENV.2012.6.3-1 Innovative resource efficient technologies, processes and services
Natural resources including fuels, mineral resources, but also water, air, soils, biomass or land are facing higher demand and intensification of use. Therefore greater efforts have to be made to fully valorise their potential and avoid growth ruptures while mitigating unsustainable pressures on the environment. New innovative solutions are essential for the necessary transition towards a more resource-efficient and circular economy.

06 October 2011

European funds for research

European funds for the Resarchers' Night 2012
Deadline: 10th January 2012

Objective of the action
This action aims to bring the researchers closer to the public at large, so enhancing their role in the mainstream of society. .

Projects and participants: The Researchers' NIGHT will take place on Friday 28th September 2012, and will be the next occasion for a European wide public and media event for the promotion of research careers. It is intended to ensure as large a geographical coverage as possible, involving the maximum number of Member States and associated countries.
Participants can be any legal entity in the Member States and associated countries, and/or if relevant, constituting a partnership at regional, national or international level. Preference should be given to those projects within which a regional, local or national financial involvement exists (without excluding those requesting 100% funding).
Activities organised will have to be focused on the public at large, and be organised with researchers being actively involved and directly in contact with the public. .

European Union Contribution, Rates and Evaluation Criteria:

05 October 2011

European funds for social experimentations

European grants in the field of social experimentation
Deadline:  15/12/2011.

This call offers to applicants the possibility to develop social experimentation projects according to the following protocol/steps:
Design of the policy intervention: a rigorous description of the logically structured set of actions envisaged as part of the policy reform should be provided. It should ensure that the different incentives, opportunities, or constraints to which the population will be confronted with are identified and described
• Design of the experimentation method: preference will be given to the random assignment method that randomly assigns the potential beneficiaries of the policy/interventions to either a treatment group or a comparison group. Other evaluation method such as the quasi-experimental design (non-randomized assignment) may be considered as long as the impact of the interventions being tested is credibly ascertained. The expected outcomes of the interventions should be stated in clear and measurable terms to serve as yardsticks for determining the extent of the policy intervention's success.
• Lessons for policy design: a rigorous analysis and interpretation of the results should be put in place with a view to arriving at shared conclusions about the up-scaling potential of the tested policies taking into account elements such as the context, in which the policy has to be implemented, the feasibility, the acceptability and the timeliness of the proposed solutions.


04 October 2011

European funds for prevention and fight against crime

European funds - Targeted call for proposal -Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear materials
Deadline: 17.10.2011
Expexted results:• The proposed projects should provide for a concrete contribution to the implementation of the actions identified in the EU CBRN Action Plan, either in the form of direct implementation or in the form of activities aimed at the preparation of their implementation.
• The expected results should contribute to the overall implementation of the EU CBRN Action Plan, and in particular the actions which have been identified as Key Actions, and other actions of which the
implementation is foreseen to start in 2011 or 2012. 
• The proposed projects should provide for a concrete contribution to the implementation of the actions identified in the EU Action Plan on enhancing the Security of Explosives, as far as these have not yet been implemented
Eligible applicants:

03 October 2011

European funds for creation and promotion of audiovisual content

European Support for the development of on- and off-line interactive work
Eligible applicants
This notice is aimed at European companies and in particular to independent production companies.
Applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
— the 27 countries of the European Union,
— Croatia and Switzerland.

Eligible actions
The activities for the following interactive works are eligible:
The concept development (up to a first playable application) of digital interactive content complementing an
audiovisual project (drama, creative documentary or animation) specifically developed for at least one of the
following platforms:
  • Internet,
  • PC,
  • console,
  • handheld device,
  • interactive television.
This digital content must present:
  • substantial interactivity with a narrative component,
  • originality, creativity and innovation against existing works,
  • European commercial potential.
Only the following types of audiovisual project intended for commercial exploitation can be complemented by the submitted interactive work:
  • a drama of at least 50 minutes (the total length of the series in the case of a series),
  • a creative documentary of at least 25 minutes (length per episode in the case of a series),
  • an animation of at least 24 minutes (the total length of the series in the case of a series).
The call for proposals has two deadlines.
25 November 2011
13 April 2012

European grants for security and justice

European grants for “Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security related risks”
Deadline: 12 October 2011

• Facilitating the implementation of Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve  their protection (energy and transport sector);
• Preparing/contributing to the review of Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification  and designation of European critical infrastructures, with a particular emphasis on the sectors  covered and the criteria used to identify European Critical Infrastructures;
• Supporting the policy initiative and the action plan on Critical Information Infrastructure  Protection
• Robustness of (global) ICT networks, including implications of a failure of these networks on  critical infrastructures, as well as dependencies of critical processes in critical infrastructures  on such (global) networks;
• Emergency communication in crisis situations, including with the general public and when  standard ICT networks are not available;
• Supporting Member States by enhancing communication in order to strengthen cooperation  between the public and the private sector (regular meetings to discuss issues of common  interest) as well as by improving international cooperation and a cross-border exchange of  information between these stakeholders and the relevant institutions at European level;
• Interdependency analysis;
• Compilation of a comprehensive all-hazards catalogue for critical infrastructures;
• Monitoring and assessment of evolving threats with a view to securing critical infrastructures,  as well as a common understanding in relation to sectoral, intersectoral and cross-border risk management;
• Increasing the security awareness of critical infrastructure operators;
• Improving information management with regard to critical infrastructures;
• Increasing critical infrastructure protection capability in the transport, energy, ICT, chemical, financial, water, food, health, space, research and nuclear sectors.