INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 24 Jan 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

# DG EAC: 

  • EU Commission to host first ever Education Summit: laying the foundations for a European Education Area 

# ESIF: 

  • Slovakia: EU Commission initiative helps a low-income region catch up +++ 
  • Integration of migrants: Commission presents toolkit to help Member States make the best use of EU funds +++ 
  • Opening speech at the conference "EU Funds for integration: How can we better support people with a migrant background?", in the European Economic and Social Committee 

# EFSI: 

  • Austria: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB finances wind farms 


  • Draft report on the Annual Report: Control of the financial activities of the EIB - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • EP Draft report - Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the EIB for 2016 - PE 612.207v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Strong financing activity by EIB Group in Spain in 2017
  • The EIB has provided EUR 8.2bn in lending to Slovakia since its establishment
  • EIB Group confirms record EUR 2.5 billion financing in Greece in 2017
  • Greece: Internationally active companies to benefit from EUR 134 million EIB-HSBC trade finance initiative


  • Panel Chairs ERC Synergy Grant 2018
  • Launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory

# HORIZON 2020

  • 124.2M euro of EU funding for innovation procurement in 2018-19
  • TRA 2018 "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment"


  • Digitising industry – a No-Option choice - Digital Single Market Blog
  • Broadband Competence Offices Network members give insights into broadband development and support in Europe
  • Investing in the future of digital Europe: have your say on the EU budget after 2020
  • Large scale research initiatives: impact assessment workshop
  • Women in Graphene workshop
  • 15th meeting of the Digital Champions


  • High Level Group of Innovators offer key recommendations on a European Innovation Council
  • Research Headlines - Photocatalytic wastewater treatment in a new light
  • Events - Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation - 1 March 2018, Brussels


  • Final Conference: Social Networks and Travel Behaviour
  • Scientific symposium and clinical workshop about connective tissue calcifying diseases
  • COST Academy - Working with the media – mastering media interviews
  • Using social media to communicate your research – COST Academy


  • Latest publications by EUREKA
  • EUROSTARS-2 Info Day (Madrid)
  • EUROSTARS-2 Info Day (Valladolid)
  • EUROSTARS-2 Info Day (Zaragoza)
  • Eurostars webinar for applicants - France & Israel (TBC)
  • Europa+Cerca – Roadmap to foster the chances of success of companies in H2020
  • Europa+Cerca – Roadmap to foster the chances of success of companies in H2020
  • EUREKA's innovation heroes: Vesa Perälä


  • 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)


  • MEDIA programme: EU funded films nominated for Oscars - second EU Film Contest launched


  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - The EU's next long-term budget [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 24-01-2018


  • DG RTD
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2017)7124 as regards a new pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network within the framework of the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020 \u8211? the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financial contribution of the Union to the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) for 2018 and on the approval of the annual work plan of PRIMA for 2018
  • DG EAC
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions - Évaluation à mi-parcours du programme Erasmus+ (2014-2020)


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