Public stakeholder consultation – interim evaluation of Horizon 2020
24. Oct 2016
The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation as part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation (required by the legal act establishing Horizon 2020) is aimed to improve the further implementation of Horizon 2020. Results of the interim evaluation might also feed into the preparations of the next EU research and innovation programme (called "FP9" for now).
European Commission proposes PRIMA initiative (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area)
20. Oct 2016
On 18 October2016, the European Commission has presented a proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and the Council on the participation of the Union in the article 185-initiative PRIMA .
The initiative aims to strengthen cooperation and coordination of research and innovation activities in order to meet the challenges of food systems and water resources in the Mediterranean basin.
Second Progress Report on International Cooperation
20. Oct 2016
On October 13, 2016 the European Commission published the second Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation.
EU and USA sign Implementing Arrangement
20. Oct 2016
On 17 October 2016, the European Commission and the United States of America have signed an Implementing Arrangement.
European Technology Platform Fibres, Textiles, Clothing publishes Research and Innovation Agenda
19. Oct 2016
The European Technology Platform Fibres, Textiles, Clothing has recently published the major Strategic Innovation Themes and Research Priorities of the European Textile and Clothing Industries for the next 10 years. The title of the publication is 'Towards an 4th Industrial Revolution of Textiles and Clothing. A strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for the European Textile and Clothing Industries'.
Factories of the Future: Recommendations for the Work Programme
07. Oct 2016
On the occasion of the first public conference the European Technology Platform 'European Factories of the Future Research Association' (EFFRA) has presented its recommendations for the Work Programme “Factories of the Future (FoF) 2018 – 2020”.
List of Horizon 2020 expert evaluators published
15. Sep 2016
The European Commission has published the lists of experts who evaluated project proposals for the calls of the 2015 Work Programme. For each thematic area and programme of Horizon 2020, the lists give the names of the experts as well as their gender, nationality, most recent employer and fields of expertise.
Consultation on Cloud Computing
06. Sep 2016
The European Commission’s Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) has started a consultation on research and innovation in the area of Cloud Computing. The results will inform the upcoming Work Programme 2018-2020.