29 August 2013

Analysis of reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors in the EU

DEADLINE for submission of proposals: 24 October 2013

 The main objective of this Pilot Project is to identify good practices on prevention, reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors.

The Pilot project will cover the following specific objectives:

(a) Identifying prevention actions and policies vis-à-vis the group to which the Unaccompanied Minors belong (e.g. asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, children who enter illegally into the Union) and/or the country or region of origin

(b) Identifying good practices in measures to support protection programmes for Unaccompanied Minors in third countries.

(c) Identifying best practices on child reception and protection, and in particular on issues such as procedures at first encounter, legal representation, appointment of a guardian, access to and adequacy of reception facilities, initial interviews, education and medical care.

(d) Identifying good practices in specific measures and procedural guarantees for Unaccompanied Minors in the European Union.

(e) Evaluating the various experiences of combating the phenomenon of unaccompanied minors going missing and identifying best practices.

(f) Identifying best practices on restoring family unity and reintegration of Unaccompanied Minors in their countries of origin.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 1.000.0004 .

The minimum grant will be EUR 200.000 and the maximum grant will be EUR 1.000.000. Financial contribution from the European Union cannot exceed 90 % of the total eligible costs of the action.

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26 August 2013

European funding for smart electronic systems

Deadlines: 24 September 2013 for project outlines and 26 November 2013 for full proposals

The EURIPIDES² is a EUREKA cluster supporting cooperative industrial R&D from design to process and manufacturing in the crucial domain of smart electronic systems integration in aerospace, automotive,energy, health care, transport, and in all new domains like smart cities, mobility and security.

These products are more and more part of our life and environment in communication (smart phones), automotive industry (electric cars), aeronautics, secure societies, medical, agro food, water and energy. 

EURIPIDES stimulates and supports innovative projects aiming at the development of new products and services. Led by industry, these projects involve large companies, a growing number of SMEs and academia, from at least two EUREKA countries.

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23 August 2013

European funding for software-intensive systems and services

ITEA 2 is a strategic pan-European programme. It stimulates and supports innovative and pre-competitive R & D projects that contribute research excellence to European industry in Software-intensive Systems and Services (SiSS).

The ITEA 2 approach is:
  • Industry driven;
  • Bottom-up to favour innovation;
  • Flexible to favour business impact;
  • Market oriented;
  • Intergovernmental;
  • Based on a multi-dimensional concept of excellence for project selection
  • Community oriented, easily accessible by industry and SMEs
It is possible to submit any idea that fits in the domain of software-intensive systems and services.

Projects involve between 40 and 300 person-years and typically last up to three years.

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22 August 2013


We are looking for industrial partner for a project in the agrifood sector for the production and use of the first neraly zero energy ripening room.

The new technology enables to interact from and\or toward the outer environment for annulling heat exchanges from the air-conditioned internal environment through a closed- circuit water system plunged in new generation insulating materials.

The innovative technology allows to reach almost zero energy comsuption in all environments needing a controlled temperature, especially those for food aging, both in new constructions over the ground and in energy requalifications. 

The system has already been tested during 2013 and results are certified. 

Searched partners are primarly in the sector of prefabrication of building envelopes (wall and roofing panels), for the construction of storehouses and aging rooms especially with experience in the agri food sector, that are intersted in the costruction of active insulation systems for enviroments with controlled temperature. 

 Searched partners can also be final users in the agri-food sector (but also in the treatment of tobacco and pharmaceutical) that need to level down energy consumption of the air-conditioning of process rooms. The project foresees the market penetration of the innovative technology.

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19 August 2013

European funding for low-carbon energy technologies.

Deadline: 13th September 2013

EUROGIA2020 goal is to support and promote international partnerships developping innovative projects in low-carbon energy technologies.

It is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.

EUROGIA2020 is a cluster of the EUREKA network, a decentralized intergovernmental initiative started in 1985 to enhance European competitiveness by supporting businesses, research centers and universities that take part in trans-national projects.

 It adresses all innovative energy technologies that will:
  • reduce the carbon footprint of energy production and;
  • use develop new technologies for energy such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, energy efficiency, etc.


09 August 2013

Awareness raising on violence against women

DEADLINE: 30 October 2013

Proposals should develop new and innovative awareness raising activities and materials aimed at preventing violence against women which will be targeted at and/or accessible for most vulnerable groups of women, such as women with disabilities, migrants, Roma, women belonging to ethnic minorities, lesbians, transexuals and elderly women.

Some examples of activities:
  • social networking websites
  • films
  • songs
  • theatre plays
  • photo competitions

Total budget for the programme: 11.404.000 euro


08 August 2013

Using media in a safe way: to prevent violence in social networks and video games

DEADLINE: 30 october 2013

Proposals should empower children (boys and girls), young people and women to use media in a safe way to bring about attitudinal and behavioural changes with regard to the potentially harmful impact of gender stereotyping and sexualisation in the media, consumer industries, online or video games, social networking, etc.

Projects on children must take due account of the standards set out in the UN Convention on the rights of the child.

Total budget for the programme: 11.404.000 euro

07 August 2013

Actions for children as victims of violence and of bullying at school

DEADLINE: 30 october 2013

There are two specific actions under this call for proposals:
  1. Proposals should benefit child victims and/or witnesses of violence in close or intimate relationships, where projects roll out previously tried and tested models or pilots (to be described in detail in the application) taking a child-centred approach and documenting the numbers of children to be reached by the project.
  2. Proposals should develop and roll out, or roll out previously developed and piloted comprehensive anti-bullying policy and programmes (to be described in detail in the application) in schools. Projects funded under this priority must involve children, teachers and staff in a participatory and empowering manner and clearly document the numbers of children/teachers/staff that will be reached.
Bullying at school projects may also cover social networking sites as an extension of bullying in schools.
Projects under these priorities may allow for adaptations or customisation in line with the situation in individual Member States, but the overall objectives and methods must be the same for all participating Member States.

Total budget for the programme: 11.404.000 euro

06 August 2013

European Funds for ecoinnovation

European funding: CIP Eco-innovation First Application and Market Replication Projects 
Deadline: 5th September 2013

The three main aspects of CIP Eco-innovation are:
1. Environmental benefits
2. Economic benefits (including wide replication)
3. Contribution of projects to innovation

Calls support Eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources.

Priory Areas:

  • Materials recycling 
  • Sustainable building products 
  • Food and drink sector 
  • Water 
  • Greening businesses
This call is open to all legal persons that are based in eligible countries but the priority will be given to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Clusters of applicants and projects which demonstrate a European added value and have a high potential for market replication are strongly encouraged.


Violence linked to harmful practices

DEADLINE: 30 October 2013

Proposals should be related to combating and preventing violence linked to so-called harmful practices (e.g. female genital mutilation, forced or early marriage or forced sexual relationships, honour crimes) committed against women, young people and children.

They must incorporate:
  • direct participation of the communities, including targeted awareness-raising, education, specialised training of key professionals;
  • promotion of dialogue within practising communities.
Total budget for the programme: 11.404.000 euro


05 August 2013

Support for victims of violence


Proposals should focus on specialised support services for women, young people and children victims of violence (e.g. shelters, counselling services, rape crisis and sexual assault referral centres, helplines, specialised child support, targeted support services for most vulnerable groups of victims, such as persons with disabilities, migrants, Roma, persons belonging to ethnic minorities, LGBTI and elderly women).
Projects should focus on any of the following actions:
  • mapping of existing specialist support services building on existing work in this area (either public or run by non-governmental organisations (NGOs)) in the Member States;
  • development and exchange of best practices in establishing and running such specialised services)
  • identification of gaps and recommendations for establishing specialist services at national level
  • promotion of the cooperation and networking across the EU of national/local authorities or NGOs responsible for providing specialist support.

Total budget for the programme: 11.404.000 euro


02 August 2013

Support to activities implemented by NGOs in the field of non-discrimination


This call aims to support activities which contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of European and national policies and legislation exclusively in one of the following areas:
  • non-discrimination and Roma integration,
  • equal rights for persons with disabilities,
  • equality between women and men.
The proposal may include activities belonging to the following categories:
  • Analytical activities: e.g. studies, surveys, research, policy recommendations, evaluation, data collection, statistics, development of indicators, benchmarks, etc;
  • Training activities;
  • Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation;
  • Awareness-raising, information and dissemination;
  • Organisation of awareness raising campaigns and conferences and meetings aiming at dissemination.
The indicative available budget for this call for proposals is:
  • for projects in the area of non-discrimination and of Roma integration: EUR 4 300 000;
  • for projects in the area of equal rights for persons with disabilities: EUR 2 100 000;
  • in the area of equality between women and men: EUR 950 000.