Shift2Rail JU Info Day & Matchmaking

On 12 December 2017, in Brussels, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI) will organize the “Shift2Rail JU Info Day & Matchmaking”.

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is a long-term public-private partnership for supporting and pooling transnational research collaboration in the railway sector, so the event represents a great chance to inform the participants about the novel EU funding opportunities in the field of rail systems technology. Furthermore, during the Matchmaking event it will be possible to meet potential project partners, with the view of exchanging information to stimulate networking and consortia building.


For the Info Day registration:

For the Matchmaking Day registration:


The next Shift2Rail call will be published soon on the official website

8th EuroScience Open Forum Toulouse 2018 – Calls for sessions and initiatives open

The 8th EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held between 9 and 14 July 2018 in Toulouse (France). The biennial interdisciplinary European event dedicated to Science and Innovation will bring together scientific, economic, political communities and general public to debate recent advances in science and their impacts on society. Scientific sessions will focus on four cross-cutting themes: “Risk and safety”, “Inequalities”, “Gender issues”, “Ethics” and ten thematic areas:

  1. Sustainable cities, sustainable living
  2. Global change: challenges and opportunities
  3. Science policy and transformation of research practice
  4. Frontier research and exploring extremes
  5. Health in our societies
  6. Understanding divided societies
  7. New trends and technologies in transport
  8. The use/mis-use of research and scientific advice
  9. Sharing knowledge
  10. A digital world

Calls for sessions and initiatives for ESOF 2018

Calls for projects for ESOF 2018 are running!

The call for “Scientific Sessions” is prolonged until 23 June 2017. Make one or more proposals and take the opportunity to present your ideas, projects and expertise.

The call for Initiatives for the Science in the City Festival has been launched! This Festival, dedicated to the general public, will be held from 7 until 15 July 2018. This open call invites all the related actors (associations, museums, researchers, artits, …) to propose their events about science or innovation and take part of the Festival programme. The deadline for submission for this call for initiatives is 30 September 2016.

“Careers” and “Science to Business” sessions calls will be open from end of June until October.

2016 CEF Synergy call

INEA is launching the first call for proposal to support synergy actions between the transport and energy sector, with a total budget of €40 million.

Actions selected under this call will support the deployment of sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure by contributing to achieving the following specific objectives:

Transport sector

  • Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems, by supporting a transition to innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies and systems, while optimising safety.

Energy sector

  • Increasing competitiveness by promoting the further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders.
  • Supporting projects promoting the interconnection of networks in the Member states;
  • Removing internal constraints;
  • Decreasing energy isolation;
  • Increasing the interconnectivity in electricity and achieving price convergence between the energy markets.

Deadline for submission: 13 December 2016

More information on

Call – Blue Growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities

BG-02-2016/2017: High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities

The topic description is included in the Workprogramme of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2): Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy available here