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Upcoming Events

Ai regional

AI regional ecosystems - Leading in AI by building public-private partnerships

Date: 08 February 2024
Time: 10:00 - 17:00 PM (CEST)
Location: Amsterdam - Science Park

Join thin event in Amsterdam, a dynamic hub of AI innovation, as we gather leaders from various European AI ecosystems. Our aim is to foster discussions on the transformative potential of public-private partnerships in driving AI innovation. Together, we will chart the path to position Europe as a global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

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adra workshop

Workshop: Acceptability and Trustworthiness of AI, Data, and Robotics-Driven Technologies. Case of European businesses

Date: 15 December 2023 
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM (CEST)
Location: Virtual Event

Five panelists will be asked questions related to the acceptability and trustworthiness of AI, data, and robotics-driven technologies. These questions will be based on the findings from our research in T3.2 (interviews with business owners, analyses of business reports, a survey).

The main goal of the questions is to provide the European Commission with practical and actionable recommendations on how to encourage European businesses to use more ADR technologies.


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SNS R&I Work Programme 2024 Briefing Session

The SNS JU has published its SNS R&I Work Programme 2024 and prepared its Third Call. The Call for proposals will open in January 2024 ¬†‚Äď with a submission date ~ mid-April 2024.

The SNS JU Office and the 6G IA would now like to introduce the SNS JU Call for Proposals 2024 through a Webinar to present the context and explain the topics. The presentations below will elaborate the ambitions and focus of the call topics.

The intention of this webinar is to give an initial overview of the SNS JU activities and call criteria (including funding) to assist those interested in submitting a proposal on Smart Networks and Services.


13:00    Welcome (Governing Board SNS JU)
13:05    Policy context and Orientations (European Commission)
13:15    Technical content (6G-IA)
13:35    Organization and conditions (SNS JU)
13:50    Q&A session    
14:00    Close of Webinar     

To register for the SNS R&I Work Programme 2024 Briefing Session visit the SNS event webpage

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Register for the European Research and Innovation Days 2024

The European Commission organises the European Research and Innovation Days (R&I Days) fifth edition on 20 and 21 March 2024 physically in Brussels and online.

What can you expect?

  • to discover successful EU-funded research and innovation projects and experience their impact on our society;
  • to debate the importance of continued investment in research and innovation;
  • to find out more on Horizon Europe, including the Strategic Plan 2025 ‚Äď 2027 and its Widening Instrument; R&I support to Green and Digital transition; its Global Approach; and many other topics.

Information about the programme, the sessions, speakers and all other information related to the R&I Days can be consulted on this webpage.

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The integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020 is an important feature of the programme. To monitor the development of this cross-cutting issue is an EU commitment. Various dimensions are examined, such as the budget going to SSH partners (overall and in each part of the programme), qualitative aspects, performance of disciplines and sectors involved, as well as which countries are represented as participants and coordinators.

Download the report here

There are new Open calls in WIDERA.

Follow the link to find out more about them.

On 23 November 2023, the European Commission published its first 18-month review of the progress made towards the priority areas for joint action in the European Research Area (ERA), as laid down in the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe, and of the implementation of the ERA Policy Agenda.

Download report here

Under the Reforming and enhancing the EU R&I system destination, 17 projects are receiving ‚ā¨35 million in funding to work on better ways of advancing research and innovation.

Find out more here

The new NCP.WIDERA Newsletter was published.

Check it out on 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