21 June 2012

EU grant funds in the Transport sector

European funds for reducing Freight Traffic: Marco Polo programme.
Deadline: 21st September 2012

Five main actions:
1) Modal shift actions, which focus on shifting as much freight as economically meaningful under current market conditions from road to short sea shipping, rail or/and inland waterways
2) Catalyst actions: change the way non-road freight transport is conducted in the European Union.
3) Motorways of the sea actions: offering an integrated service, which shifts freight from long road distances to a combination of short sea shipping and other modes of transport
4) Traffic avoidance actions integrate transport into production logistics integrating transport into production logistics: reducing freight transport demand by road with a direct impact on emissions
5) Common learning actions enhance knowledge in the freight transport and logistics sector and foster advanced methods and procedures of co-operation in the freight market, with an overall objective of promoting intermodal solutions aiming at achieving modal shift or traffic avoidance

19 June 2012

European fundings

Call for proposals under the under the Lifelong Learning Programme

The general objective of the call is to promote the implementation of the four strategic objectives of the 'Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020)' (lifelong learning and mobility; quality and efficiency; equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; creativity and innovation) and a set of strategic priorities agreed for 2012-14.

The call is divided into two parts:
  - providing support to national implementation and awareness-raising of the objectives of European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020);
- providing support to implementation of innovative learning environments using information and communications technology.

Transnational cooperation may occur at national, regional or local level. It may cover different types (formal, non-formal, informal) and levels (pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary, adult, initial and continuing vocational education and training) of learning and may include links to other sectors (e.g. employment and business).

18 June 2012

DevCamp Call4: Call For Mobility 2012

European fundings: DevCamp Call4 - Call For Mobility 2012
Deadline: 30 June 2012

V-MOVE is an international training programme for heritage professionals and researchers in the field of virtual museums, aiming to enhance the skills and knowledge of digital visualisation and communication technologies, focused on virtual museums.
The V-MOVE innovative and experimental training integrates multi-disciplinary research across social, historical, humanistic and technological sciences. Interested applicants could apply for one mobility program and prepare a specific programme of work, together with the tutor of the hosting institutions.

11 June 2012

European funding - Innovative medicines initiative

European fundsEuropean funds - Innovative medicines initiative (IMI)
Deadline: 9th July 2012 for expression of interest

The aim of IMI is to propose a coordinated approach to overcome identified research bottlenecks in the drug development process, in order to accelerate the development of safe and more effective medicines for patients, by fostering collaboration between all stakeholders such as industry, public authorities (including regulators), organisations of patients, academia and clinical centres, and enhancing Europe’s competitiveness.

The IMI 6th Call 2012 consists of two topics:
1 : Innovative Trial Design and Clinical drug development
2 : Learning from success and failure and Getting Drugs into Bad Bugs

05 June 2012

European fundings for environment

Anticipation on the new call for proposal within the VII Framework programme for research and development: Environment
European fundings for research and development
Topics will cover the following area:
  • Coping with climate change
  • Sustainable use and management of land and seas
  • Improving resource efficiency
  • Protecting citizens from environmental hazards
  • Mobilising environmental knowledge for policy, industry and society
  • Public-Private Partnership 'Energy Efficient Buildings Initiative'

01 June 2012

EU fundings for research and innovation

Agreement on Horizon2020 – the EUs next framework programme for research and innovation
European research fundings

The European ministers for research- and innovation have after long and hard negotiations reached an agreement on the overall structure for the EUs coming Framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020 – which has a proposed budget of EUR 80 billion.