Call for proposals under the work programme ‘Capacities’ of the seventh EC framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2013/C 330/08) FP7-CDRP-2013- EUR-CD.  Theme: Support for the coherent development of research policies. Budget: € 960 000 Deadline:  15 April 2014

Call for proposals: IMI-JU-10-2013 Theme(s): Joint Technology Initiatives (Annex IV-SP1).The European Commission has published a call for proposals entitled ‘IMI 10th Call 2013’. This call comes under the Joint Technology Initiatives. The Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI JU) is a unique pan-European public private partnership between the European Commission and EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations). It aims to drive collaboration between all relevant stakeholders including large and small biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies, regulators, academic institutions and patients. Budget: € 12 200 000 Deadline:  28 January 2014 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time) 29 April 2014 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time) – 2nd deadline (for 2-stage procedure)

Call for proposals — COMM-C2/01/13 Structural support for European public policy research organisations (think tanks) and for civil society organisations at European level — ‘Europe for citizens’ programme (2014-20) (2013/C 335/03). The call for proposals concerns structural support, referred to as operating grants, to bodies pursuing an aim of general Union interest, to raise awareness on European remembrance (strand 1) or to encourage democratic and civic participation (strand 2). It is intended to co-finance the operating expenses that enable a body to have an independent existence and to implement a range of activities envisaged in its annual work programme. These activities should correspond to the pursuit of the organisation’s statutory objectives and must contribute to the development and implementation of one or several of the objectives pursued by the programme. Budget EUR 27,04 million Deadline 20 December 2013

CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EACEA/18/13  Erasmus Mundus 2009-13 action programme Implementation in 2014 (2013/C 342/05). The Erasmus Mundus programme’s overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.Budget  EUR 78 657 500 Deadline 3 March 2014

WP2014-15 Web Entrepreneurs Challenge Call for Proposals: 11/12/2013 to 23/04/2014
This objective calls for projects to create an environment in Europe that encourages more web entrepreneurs to start a business in Europe and scale it up. The focus of this topic is on entrepreneurs who use web and mobile technologies as main components in their innovation with a positive impact across the continuum of actors for entrepreneurship.

CORDIS launches Top Stories service highlighting EU-funded research results. CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is undergoing a significant revamp, starting with the new “Top Stories” service to bring you the best of European research.

Brussels, 21 November 2013 – Horizon 2020 approval by Parliament a boost for European research and innovation. The European Commission today welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of Horizon 2020, the next EU research and innovation programme. With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion1 euro over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme yet, and one of the biggest publicly funded worldwide. It is also one of only very few programmes in the next EU budget to see a strong increase in funding – a nearly 30 per cent jump in real terms over the current Seventh Framework Programme. EU Member States must now give their final seal of approval ahead of the first calls for proposals under Horizon 2020, currently set for 11th December.