• Launch of “Horizon 2020”

    The first calls for projects have been launched for the EU framework programme “Horizon 2020” for Research and Innovation, with a budget of EUR 80 billion. Universities, research institutes and companies now have the opportunity to apply for the EU funding programme, which is set to run until 2020.
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  • Interview with Prof Viceconti on the Big Data Public Private Forum

    Our executive director was interviewed by Sonja Zillner (Siemens) and John Domingue (STI) on eHealth sector as the “new visionary sector”.
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  • New statistics on animal experiments

    On 05 December 2013, the European Commission published the “7th Report on the Statistics on the Number of Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes in the Member States of the European Union”.
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  • The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) has been adopted

    On 2 December 2013, the Council gave its approval to the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014–2020.
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  • Commissioner Kroes speech on Open Access to Research Data

    On 19 November, at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration on open access to scientific research data, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Ms. Neelie Kroes spoke in favour of open access to scientific data.
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  • Most people do not feel well-informed about the outputs of research, shows Eurobatometer survey

    58% of people feel they are not well-informed about the outputs of publicly-funded science, showed the Special Eurobarometer 401 on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Science and Technology report, released in November 2013. This presents an obstacle to the success Horizon 2020 programme in areas such as healthy ageing, which will rely on public cooperation to reach their objectives.
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