News from Brussels - Synopsis October 2018
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October 2018 – 2018/10
R&I strong in the 2019 Commission WP
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
R&I strong in the 2019 Commission WP
23 October 2018

The European Commission (EC) puts Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and the SDGs into the centre of its last Work Programme.

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RESEARCH
JPIs and missions
05 October 2018

A recent report shows that the societal challenges addressed by the JPIs are still very relevant. How will JPIs feature in the future ‘European Partnerships’ landscape?

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EU bioeconomy: how to use our natural resources
22 October 2018

The European Commission (EC) presented its updated strategy and 2018 action plan for the bioeconomy in a high-level conference in Brussels.

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Universities plan to advance SDGs in line with EU
05 October 2018

The EU embraces the Sustainable Development Goals as policy objectives. European universities welcome this focus in Horizon Europe and design their own actions.

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Researchers from Switzerland win Synergy Grants
23 October 2018

Researchers from 8 different Swiss institutions are part of 6 out of 27 successful ERC Synergy Grant proposals.

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INNOVATION
Digital Innovation Hubs: Fostering digitisation
12 October 2018

In a working group meeting, the European Commission outlined how Digital Innovation Hubs could be implemented under the Digital Europe Programme.

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EIC Pilot funds 38 future technology projects
18 October 2018

The European Innovation Council pilot announces funding for 38 early stage technology projects as part of the FET-Open now undergoing major changes.

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Innovation procurement under the spotlight
16 October 2018

The European Commission report on innovation-related public procurement highlights lessons learned and policy recommendations.

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EDUCATION
Erasmus+ 2019: Call for Proposals out
24 October 2018

The European Commission published the Call for Proposals (CfP) and the Programme Guide 2019. Of the expected budget of €3bn, €30m will go to European Universities.

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Helping schools with digital teaching & learning
25 October 2018

The European Commission (EC) launched SELFIE, an online self-reflection tool for schools.

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National skills systems: A new monitoring tool
27 September 2018

Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) allows understanding and analysing the performance of skills systems across the European Union (EU) member states.

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Education and training: Where does the EU stand?
16 October 2018

The Education and Training (ET) Monitor is the European Commission’s (EC) annual flagship publication reporting on national ET systems and the EU.

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Erasmus+: Annual work programme 2019 published
17 October 2018

The European Commission (EC) plans to spend more than EUR 3 billion in 2019, i.a. for European Universities and platforms of vocational excellence.

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INTRA MUROS ...
Goodbye SwissCore!
31 October 2018

I have spent an unforgettable time at SwissCore and I would like to thank all of you for the excellent collaboration over the past years!

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