IEU MONITORING: Funding Innovation Telegram 1 Feb 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Bulgarian EU Presidency: More than 60 experts from 14 European countries met in Sofia to discuss the opportunities of the Danube Strategy as the grounds for economic development +++ 

# ESIF: 

  • Better competencies for better results +++ 
  • Key railway connection modernised in Bulgaria thanks to Cohesion policy investments +++ 
  • Updated: The EU invests in clean and modern commuter train system in Hungary +++ 
  • EP Draft opinion - Cohesion Policy and thematic objective ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’ - Article 9(7) of the Common Provisions Regulation - PE 616.793v01-00 - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - ESI Funds investments - E-005740/2017 +++ 
  • German Economic Institute (IW) on Cohesion Policy: Focusing on what is important 


  • Make money work for a just and fair society, say S&Ds to Commission


  • Prime Minister Borisov and EIB President Hoyer agree to foster co-operation on the connectivity of the Western Balkans
  • EIB boosts the Western Balkans’ economies and fosters European integration
  • Kenya: The EIB extends a USD 40 Million financing facility to I&M Bank Ltd

# HORIZON 2020

  • €50 million pilot project launched to support network of cybersecurity competence centres

# FP9

  • Cefic calls for ambitious FP9


  • Thursday and Friday 1-2 February 2018: Open PM² Conference – one common and open project management methodology for Europe
  • European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum
  • How can Europe benefit from blockchain technologies?
  • Two key projects launched to implement the European Open Science Cloud
  • EU Commission launches a call for proposals for a €50 million pilot to support the creation of a network of cybersecurity competence centres across the EU


  • Demonstrating results of Big Data initiatives in Healthcare


  • Research Headlines - Boosting wheat yields in the face of climate change
  • Updated: Events - Second international awareness session for international regulators, academia and NGOs - 8-9 March 2018, London, United Kingdom
  • Events - Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation" - 1 March 2018


  • SME Instrument top innovators pitch their projects to AIRBUS

# LIFE & NATURA 2000

  • LIFE summit spells out socioeconomic dividends of Natura 2000


  • Info Day - Czech Republic - COST


  • Apply now for the CIVITAS SUNRISE Take-Up Cities Group


  • Call for proposals: Erasmus Charter for Higher Education Selection 2019


  • Latest calls on the Research Participant Portal
  • 2018-2020 Mobility for Growth
  • 2016 Pilot Projects for action grants
  • Call for proposals for action grants 2016: European citizenship rights, anti-discrimination, preventing and combating intolerance
  • Action grants to support training activities on the data protection reform
  • Cybersecurity


  • Future of EU finances - Commissioner Oettinger visits France and Hungary


    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION approving the financial contribution to the major project "Modernization of the Sofia - Plovdiv railway line: railway section Elin Pelin - Kostenets" selected as part of the operational programme "Transport and transport infrastructure" in Bulgaria CCI 2016BG16CFMP002
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2015) 5667 approving the cross-border cooperation programme "Interreg-IPA CBC Romania – Serbia" for the years 2014-2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) CCI 2014TC16I5CB002
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 4134 approving certain elements of the Partnership Agreement with Slovakia CCI 2014SK16M8PA001
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision C(2014) 8021 approving certain elements of the Partnership Agreement with Italy CCI 2014IT16M8PA001
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU, Euratom) …/… establishing forms for reporting on fraud and irregularities affecting entitlements to traditional own resources and on inspections relating to traditional own resources pursuant to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 608/2014
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU, Euratom) …/… establishing models for statements of accounts for entitlements to own resources and a form for reports on irrecoverable amounts corresponding to the entitlements to own resources pursuant to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 609/2014


  • EU Commission Answer - EU-funded educational and vocational programmes - E-004510/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - EU funding for Rieter CZ s.r.o. - P-005323/2017


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