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Pre-announcement of the Belmont Forum - BiodivERsA Call on biodiversity scenarios
Pre-announcement of the Belmont Forum - BiodivERsA Call on biodiversity scenarios
Published Jul 27, 2017
The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA will launch a joint call on 'Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services'. The call is planned to be launched in October 2017, with a closing date in March 2018. …Read more
WaterWorks2015 workshop: common vision and adapting strategies of the Water JPI and FACCE JPI
WaterWorks2015 workshop: common vision and adapting strategies of the Water JPI and FACCE JPI
Published Jul 27, 2017
This WaterWorks2015* workshop took place in Bonn, Germany on 21 June 2017. The aim of the workshop was to receive input for updating the Strategic Research (and Innovation) Agenda (SRIA/ SRA) of both …Read more
Water JPI held alignment workshop
Water JPI held alignment workshop
Published Jul 27, 2017
The Water JPI's third alignment workshop took place in Stockholm on 4 April 2017, and aimed at identifying the goals regarding alignment and exchanging views on specific alignment instruments. The wor…Read more
Water JPI organised international cooperation workshop
Water JPI organised international cooperation workshop
Published Jul 24, 2017
In 2017 the Water JPI organised two geographic workshops to develop 'RDI international cooperation for tackling global water challenges'. The first workshop, dedicated to Africa and the Mediterranean …Read more
Sumforest Conference 'Bridging research, policy and practice for sustainable forest management'
Sumforest Conference 'Bridging research, policy and practice for sustainable forest management'
Published Jul 21, 2017
The Sumforest conference 'Bridging research, policy and practice for sustainable forest management' will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 17 and 18 October 2017. Sumforest will end on 31 December 2017.…Read more
ICT-AGRI projects highlight main results in factsheets
ICT-AGRI projects highlight main results in factsheets
Published Jul 21, 2017
ICT-AGRI2 will come to an end in December 2017, and the projects funded by the ICT-AGRI Calls of 2012 and 2014 have now ended. The projects have created their final report, including a one-page facts …Read more
BiodivERsA project BIOGEA stresses importance of GBI for reaching EU policy goals
BiodivERsA project BIOGEA stresses importance of GBI for reaching EU policy goals
Published Jul 21, 2017
The BiodivERsA project BIOGEA on ‘Testing BIOdiversity Gain of European Agriculture with CAP greening’ has a published policy brief on Green and Blue Infrastructure and the Common Agricultural Policy …Read more
BiodivERsA works on programme to promote syntheses and meta-analyses
BiodivERsA works on programme to promote syntheses and meta-analyses
Published Jul 21, 2017
The BiodivERsA network has decided to implement a new programme alignment activity, aiming to increase synergies amongst national research programmes, to trigger cost-efficiencies in research financin…Read more
Statement JPI Chairs: tackling societal challenges today and tomorrow
Statement JPI Chairs: tackling societal challenges today and tomorrow
Published Jul 21, 2017
The chairs of the 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have written a statement about the future of joint programming. The aim of the statement is to bring attention to the relevance and added valu…Read more
2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit
2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit
Published Jul 21, 2017
The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 14 and 15 December 2017. The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, …Read more
Conference: Modern biotechnologies in agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation
Conference: Modern biotechnologies in agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation
Published Jul 20, 2017
The European Commission is organising a high-level conference on "Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation". This one-day conference will take place in Brussel…Read more
Presentations online of Conference on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Presentations online of Conference on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Published Jul 17, 2017
The process of modernising the current CAP started with an impact assessment of its functioning. As part of the wider consultation process feeding into the assessment, the European Commission organise…Read more
Ten Recommendations 'Towards a Danube Region Bioeconomy Concept'
Ten Recommendations 'Towards a Danube Region Bioeconomy Concept'
Published Jul 17, 2017
In the Danube Region, the transition to a bioeconomy represents a challenge and an opportunity for growth and jobs creation. However, a macro-regional approach to bioeconomy is lacking.  In this conte…Read more
Experts sought for new Focus Groups to adapt to and mitigate climate change
Experts sought for new Focus Groups to adapt to and mitigate climate change
Published Jul 17, 2017
The European Commission is launching a call for experts such as farmers, foresters, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for three new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups. For the current call experts are…Read more
BIC announces new SIRA and new position paper
BIC announces new SIRA and new position paper
Published Jul 17, 2017
To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies…Read more
Less than 5% of FP7 bioeconomy projects are ready to enter the market and trigger socio- economic impacts
Less than 5% of FP7 bioeconomy projects are ready to enter the market and trigger socio- economic impacts
Published Jul 17, 2017
An analysis by the Horizon 2020 ProBIO project has found that less than 5% of bioeconomy projects funded by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7) have results with the pot…Read more
Annual Joint Programming Conference 2017
Annual Joint Programming Conference 2017
Published Jul 17, 2017
The Annual Joint Programming Conference 2017 will take place in Brussels on 7-8 November 2017. It will focus on the future of P2Ps under the motto "Co-designing Public-Public Partnerships for the next…Read more
High-level group on Joint Programming (GPC) adopted Opinion on the future of Joint Programming
High-level group on Joint Programming (GPC) adopted Opinion on the future of Joint Programming
Published Jul 10, 2017
The GPC, a dedicated configuration of the European Research Area and innovation Committee (ERAC), has prepared and adopted an Opinion on the "Future of Joint Programming to address societal challeng…Read more
2nd JPI Oceans conference: registration open
2nd JPI Oceans conference: registration open
Published Jul 10, 2017
The 2nd JPI Oceans conference, taking place in Lisbon on 26 October 2017, will present the first results of the actions and projects initiated under the framework of JPI Oceans and will provide an exc…Read more
First results EIP-AGRI seminar on Digital Innovation Hubs for agriculture
First results EIP-AGRI seminar on Digital Innovation Hubs for agriculture
Published Jul 10, 2017
On 1 and 2 June 2017, the European Commission’s DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) organised an EIP-AGRI seminar on ‘Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture’. 150 Delega…Read more
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