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Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe: How does it work? How to write a proposal?

On 17 October 2024, the European Commission is hosting an online webinar to share detailed information on lump sum funding in Horizon Europe. The webinar will focus on how to write on lump sum proposal and provide  hands-on experience with lump sum grants. The link to the webinar and slido can be found here.  No prior registration is needed.

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EOSC Symposium 2024: Berlin and Online

The EOSC Symposium 2024 will take place on 21-23 October 2024 at the H4 Hotel Alexanderplatz in Berlin, under the patronage of the German Minister for Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger. The event is organised by the EOSC Association, the EOSC-A German Mandated Organisation,¬†NFDI, with the support of the Horizon Europe project EOSC Focus, and the¬†ZBW ‚Äď Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, a member of EOSC-A Member.¬†

In order to capitalise on the synergies between the EOSC and NFDI communities, NFDI will hold a meeting with representatives of its community and other relevant stakeholders back-to-back to the EOSC Symposium to facilitate collaboration between the target groups.

Registration fee for online participation: 0 EUR, only a live stream will be available. 

Details here.

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Process Ind Conf


A.SPIRE is organising the 2nd European Process Industry Conference that will take place in Brussels, on 23 and 24 October 2024. The event will feature presentations from keynote speakers and round table conversations with expertise on the energy-intensive industry and the paths and challenges of their green transition, in the frame of the European climate and funding landscape. The green transition and the industrial landscape will be discussed with representatives of energy-intensive industries, European partnerships (among which Processes4Planet, the Clean Steel Partnership and Clean Hydrogen) and European institutions. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for networking and exchanging insights, through engaging talks and round table discussions.

More information can be found visiting the event website here.   


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European Manufacturing Conference 2024

The second edition of the European Manufacturing Conference will be taking place as an in-person event on the 24th-25th of September 2024 in Brussels.

The European Manufacturing Conference 2024, co-organised by EIT Manufacturing, EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association) and ManuFuture will place the emphasis on the pivotal role of research, development, and innovation in shaping the industrial future of Europe.

For more information please visit the event website.

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The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area under Horizon Europe (NCP_WIDERA.NET) now offers a proposal pre-check service for applicants to Joint Transnational Calls (JTCs) of Institutionalised European Partnerships.

The proposal pre-check service will be implemented through the free-of-charge portal. The coordinator or one of the work package leads must be based in a widening country.

This service is offered to the following Institutionalized European Partnerships under Pillar II:

  • European Partnership for Global Health (EDCTP 3)
  • Innovative Health Initiative Joint Undertaking
  • European Partnership for Key Digital Technologies
  • European Partnership for Smart Networks and Services
  • European Partnership for High Performance Computing
  • European Partnership on Metrology
  • European Partnership on Clean Hydrogen
  • European Partnership for Clean Aviation
  • SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking
  • European Partnership for transforming Europe‚Äôs rail system
  • Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking

More details here.

On 15 April, the European Commission launched a feedback opportunity for Horizon Europe work programme 2025.

This survey gives you the opportunity to provide input for the development of the Horizon Europe ‚Äėmain‚Äô work programme 2025. The replies collected will contribute to the co-creation process of the topics in the work programme.

You can provide feedback for one or multiple sections / (sub)domains, according to what is most relevant to you. The feedback is collected for all six Horizone Europe clusters (Health; Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society; Civil Security for Society; Digital, Industry and Space; Climate, Energy and Mobility; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment), research infrastructures, European innovation ecosystems, the 5 EU Missions and the New European Bauhaus facility.

Deadline to fill in the survey is 6 May 2024.

Ini»õiativa EIT Deep Tech Talent a lansat apelul de propuneri de formare pentru organiza»õiile care doresc sńÉ creeze noi programe pentru a forma un milion de persoane √ģn domeniul deep tech √ģn Europa.

Prin intermediul acestui apel, Ini»õiativa va finan»õa p√ĘnńÉ la 20 de proiecte angajate sńÉ deschidńÉ calea viitorului educa»õiei »ôi dezvoltńÉrii competen»õelor deep tech √ģn Europa.

Solicitan»õii trebuie sńÉ demonstreze √ģn mod clar cńÉ propunerile lor vor duce la crearea unui nou curs, program de formare sau de dezvoltare a competen»õelor.

Propunerile trebuie sńÉ implice un consor»õiu format din cel pu»õin douńÉ entitńÉ»õi. Organiza»õiile din »õńÉrile asociate la Orizont Europa sunt eligibile sńÉ aplice (inclusiv¬†Moldova).


Info Session: 15 aprilie 2024, 14:30 CEST
Data limitńÉ: 20 iunie 2024 ora 17:00 CEST


Detalii aici.

Funded by the European Commission, the Programme supports European NGI researchers and innovators willing to spend 3 to 6 months in US and Canada. The Programme provides selected fellows with travel funding, living allowance, and support through the process of getting their VISA.

Candidates may apply for one of the following tracks:

  • Paired Teams¬†‚≠Ę applicants submit a proposal after previous agreement with an US or Canadian host organization, either a partner one or an external one.

  • Challenges¬†‚≠Ę applicants submit a proposal in response to a specific challenge and within a specific research topic already defined by a partner host organization.

  • Open Ideas¬†‚≠Ę applicants submit a proposal based on their own ideas, products or services, and select three preferred hosts from the list of partner host organizations.

Applicants can find general information on the fellowship programme on the European applicants ‚Äď NGI Enrichers page. Deadline date: 10 May 2024 17:00 (Brussels time)

The Commission published two Recommendation on a Code of Practice on industry-academia co-creation and on citizen engagement for knowledge valorisation.


More at the following link


A new way to bring concrete solutions to some of the EU greatest challenges with ambitious goals to deliver concrete results by 2030.

  • EU Missions will deliver impact¬†by putting research and innovation into a new role in¬†combination¬†with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as citizen¬†¬†engagement.
  • EU Missions are a coordinated effort by the Commission to pool the necessary resources in terms of funding programmes, policies and regulations, as well as other activities. They aim to mobilise and activate public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, farmers and land managers, entrepreneurs and investors to create a real and lasting impact.
  • EU Missions will support Europe‚Äôs transformation into a greener, healthier, more inclusive and resilient continent.¬†

Mission Starfish 2030: Restore our Ocean and Waters

Targets by 2030: cleaning marine and fresh waters, restoring degraded ecosystems and habitats, decarbonising the blue economy in order to sustainably harness the essential goods and services they provide.

Caring for Soil is Caring for Life

Targets by 2030: at least 75% of all soils in the EU are healthy for food, people, nature and climate. The proposed mission combines research and innovation, education and training, investments and the demonstration of good practices using ‚ÄúLiving labs‚ÄĚ (experiments and innovation in a laboratory on the ground) and ‚ÄúLighthouses‚ÄĚ (places to showcase good practices).

Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible

Targets by 2030: more than 3 million more lives saved, living longer and better, achieve a thorough understanding of cancer, prevent what is preventable, optimise diagnosis and treatment, support the quality of life of all people exposed to cancer, and ensure equitable access to the above across Europe.

A Climate Resilient Europe - Adaptation to Climate change

Targets by 2030: prepare Europe to deal with climate disruptions, accelerate the transition to a healthy and prosperous future within safe planetary boundaries and scale up solutions for resilience that will trigger transformations in society.

100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030 - by and for the citizens

Targets by 2030: support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030 and turn these cities into innovation hubs for all cities, benefiting quality of life and sustainability in Europe.

European Partnerships bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address additional challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives, on top of the challenges addressed by Horizon Europe. They are a key implementation tool of Horizon Europe, and contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities.

By bringing private and public partners together, European Partnerships help to avoid the duplication of investments and contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the research and innovation landscape in the EU.

Find out more about European Partnerships in the Commission’s infographic.

Identifying partnerships

The Commission carried out impact assessments that helped identify the candidates for partnerships.

The portfolio of European Partnerships includes 49 candidates  which have now been taken into the next step of preparations.

The partnership candidates are collected across 5 areas. 

Full details of candidates, draft proposal documents and contact details please see below.

The current list of candidate European Partnerships is found in Annex 7 of the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.

Results from the structured consultation of EU countries are summarised in the report European Partnerships under Horizon Europe: results of the structured consultation of Member States.

Types of partnership

The Horizon Europe proposal lays down the conditions and principles for establishing European Partnerships. There are 3 types.

Co-programmed European Partnerships
These are partnerships between the Commission and private and/or public partners. They are based on memoranda of understanding and/or contractual arrangements.

Co-funded European Partnerships using a programme co-fund action
Partnerships involving EU countries, with research funders and other public authorities at the core of the consortium.

Institutionalised European Partnerships
These are partnerships where the EU participates in research and innovation funding programmes that are undertaken by EU countries.

These partnerships require legislative proposals from the Commission and are based on a Council Regulation (Article 187) or a Decision by the European Parliament and Council (Article 185). They are implemented by dedicated structures created for that purpose.

Institutionalised partnerships will only be implemented where other parts of the Horizon Europe programme, including other types of partnership, would not achieve the desired objectives or expected impacts.


Horizon Europe’s next generation European partnerships (PDF File)


WIDERA NCPs is an umbrella name for the transnational network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area under Horizon Europe.

NCP_WIDERA.NET Project is a 3 years Coordination and Support Action financed by the European Commission and established with the aim to empower the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for WIDERA under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.

The check-list was developed as a tool for NCPs to help them to review the project proposals in order to help the applicants to develop their project proposals in higher quality. There are included all the conditions / questions published in the WP General Annexes, Application form and Evaluation form

Following a workshop activity which took place in May in Dublin, the report summarises delegates' input on opportunities, barriers and useful support.

In a nutshell, the main conclusions are:

  • From engaging in Horizon Europe, SSH researchers can gain funding, prestige, expansion of networks and opportunity for impact.
  • Social science and arts & humanities should not be understood as a monolith.
  • Reliable partners are a huge resource. Being included in networks might be challenging for newcomers.
  • Early career researchers can benefit from participation in Horizon Europe projects. However, provisions for their inclusion and career-development are not explicitly required nor rewarded by the funder.
  • There are considerable differences among institutions in terms of in-house, opportunities for peer-learning, expertise, capacities and contractual conditions