4 key principles for promoting social innovation in LTC

The recent Policy brief shows that local innovators should shift focus away from ‘best practice‘ initiatives and towards defining the ‘best fit for purpose‘ initiatives.

The recent Policy brief shows that local innovators should shift focus away from ‘best practice‘ initiatives and towards defining the ‘best fit for purpose‘ initiatives. The European Centre team highlight the need to match investment in social innovation design and development with investment in scale-up and sustainability of social innovation approaches, in order to increase societal impact. They propose four key principles that can guide social innovators in long-term care. More about the InCARE project

Bridge building: Continued cooperation with Azerbaijan

The European Centre continues its cooperation with Azerbaijan by signing the Letter of Intent (LoI).

The European Centre continues its cooperation with Azerbaijan by signing the Letter of Intent (LoI). Elshad Asadov, Chairman of the Board of the National Observatory on Labour Market and Social Protection Issues under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Kai Leichsenring, Executive Director of the European Centre, prolonged the LoI for the next five years.

31/10/21: EASI guarantee instrument

31/10/21: EASI guarantee instrument

The EIF and the European Commission (EC) are launching specific COVID-19 support measures under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument. Under this scheme, the EIF will provide enhanced terms and conditions for guarantees and counter-guarantees to incentivise financial intermediaries to continue providing financing to micro-borrowers, micro-enterprises and social enterprises hit by the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

EESPN survey: Look out for Bridge Building Survey!

The European Centre team will ask you to provide feedback on the EESPN and Bridge Building activities.

EESPN survey: Look out for EESPN and Bridge Building Survey!

In the next few days, the European Centre team will ask you to provide feedback on the EESPN and Bridge Building activities. Your responses are valuable and will help improve future activities. The survey will take maximally 10 minutes. Please look out for the survey in your mailbox. Thank you!

Open access research publishing platform

The European Commission has launched its own open access platform for publishing research funded through the Horizon Europe research programme and its predecessor Horizon 2020.

European Commission launched open access research publishing platform

Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe grant holders can publish their work on the new platform for free. All papers will be scrutinized by peers and the reviews published too.

All papers published on Open Research Europe (ORE) will be available free of charge to researchers and citizens alike. Read more

18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

The REvaluation 2021 Conference is jointly organised by Fraunhofer ISI, IFRIS and the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation. It will take place as live as possible, 18-19 November 2021 in Vienna, Austria.

The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation. Read more

18/05/21: First Marie Curie calls to launch mid-May

The first Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) calls for projects under Horizon Europe will launch on 18 May.

The first Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) calls for projects under Horizon Europe will launch on 18 May, and over the next two years the EU research programme will award around €1.8 billion for PhDs, researcher mobility and staff exchange projects. The money will be spread across five programmes, each with two bottom-up calls each year. Read more

31/05/21: Call for partnerships & scholarships – APPEAR

APPEAR contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective is to strengthen the scientific foundation and institutional capacities in higher education, research andmanagement in the partner countries through academic partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and master’s and PhD scholarships.

31/05/21: Call for partnerships & scholarships in higher education – Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) APPEAR

 

APPEAR contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective is to strengthen the scientific foundation and institutional capacities in higher education, research andmanagement in the partner countries through academic partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and master’s and PhD scholarships. Furthermore, APPEAR aims at increasing the commitment to international cooperation and development at Austrian higher education institutions.

APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to realise its strategy for support of higher education and research for development on an academic institutional level.  Read more

Guidelines for Applicants

01/06/21: Call for project peer reviewers – The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS)

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS) is looking for international experts to ensure a reviewing process of project proposals submitted for funding programs of the SFRS.

01/06/21: Call for project peer reviewers – The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS)

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia (SFRS), a state institution providing grants to researchers in Serbia, is looking for international experts in order to ensure an objective, high-quality two-stage reviewing process of project proposals submitted for funding programs of the SFRS.

More information on the Details of the Call, including inclusion and assessment criteria, ToR and fees are available at the following link

Survey: Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries

The European Commission, DG REGIO has launched a study “Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries”. Spatial Foresight, in cooperation with EureConsult and t33 perform this study.

Survey: Cross-border obstacles between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries

The study will provide an inventory of all important cross-border obstacles and further analyse them and develop guidance to support regional and local stakeholders working in the field of cross-border cooperation and IPA-CBC programmes.

This survey aims to collect information on obstacles and solutions for cross-border cooperation between EU Member States and Enlargement Countries. Particular attention will be paid to the different nature of obstacles, i.e. political, legal and administrative obstacles and geographical, socio-economic and cultural obstacles. Understanding these aspects is particularly relevant to adapt policy making and propose relevant instruments and tools to ease border obstacles and their impacts. The survey focuses on the situation of cross-border cooperation and interaction prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more