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Uploaded On: 13/05/2020

  The National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF) will launch a thematic call for proposals for projects covering fundamental research activities in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with applicable evaluation procedures, the National Science Fund of Bulgaria invites independent international experts to be evaluators of the research proposals under the thematic call. The call is intended to cover two main thematic areas:                 Thematic area 1. Medico-biological ...

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Uploaded On: 13/05/2020

  Far from receding, the threats posed by infections with epidemic potential grow ever greater. Although Europe has amongst the best healthcare systems in the world, and the world’s supreme researchers in this field, we lack co-ordination and linkage between networks that is required to respond fast to new threats. This consortium of consortia will streamline the response, using primary and secondary healthcare to detect cases with pandemic potential and to activate dynamic rapid ...

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Uploaded On: 12/05/2020

The far-reaching climate policy recommendations to accelerate climate action, based on in-depth research across multiple sectors and disciplines conducted in the EU-funded COP21 RIPPLES project, are now being taken on-board by national and EU policymakers, as well as internationally within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in 2021. ‘With the European Commission, we have found a number of our initial recommendations ...

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Uploaded On: 12/05/2020

No less than five Interreg Europe projects are competing for the RegioStars Awards 2020. The nominated projects are: iEER RETRACE S34Growth SYMBI TITTAN The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices and new approaches in regional development. The aim of the contest is to highlight original and innovative projects that could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. S34Growth and TITTAN are candidates in the ‘Industrial transition for a smart Europe’ ...

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Uploaded On: 12/05/2020

The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division, MFEA, would like to inform that the call for proposals for capitalisation projects under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 is open until the 28th July 2020. This call has a budgetary allocation of €11M, which may potentially be extended to €15.2M. This call shall focus on the following Priority Objectives: Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises Strengthen and support ...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2020

PRIMA CALLS 2020 – SECTION 2 DEADLINE   Don't forget to submit your Section 2 pre-proposal by: 13th May 2020 (17:00h Barcelona Time)   Each National applicant is also required to submit a National Application Form to eusubmissions.mcst@gov.mt by 13th May 2020 at 23:59 CET. For more information click here...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2020

Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. There were 9.6 million cancer-related deaths in 2018 – amounting to one in six deaths – and this number is predicted to rise by 70 % over the next two decades. When it comes to cancer diagnosis and monitoring, a non-invasive technique known as liquid biopsy has the potential to outperform standard approaches such as solid-tissue biopsies, ultrasound scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With a simple blood test, liquid biopsies...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2020

The world’s oceans cover more than 350 million square kilometres of the earth’s surface. In their most remote areas lurk an unknown number of ‘dark vessels’ – fishing boats that have turned off their transponders so that they can carry out illegal fishing undetected. This practice is a major threat to the marine environment. Illegal fisheries deplete fish stocks, drastically affecting local economies and marine habitats. Unregulated boats often use illegal long-line fishing techniques ...

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Uploaded On: 09/05/2020

Most of the following are extracts from the European Parliament's publication EU framework programmes for research and innovation, Evolution and key data from FP1 to Horizon 2020 in view of FP9. The article continues building on the current Horizon Europe negotiations, and on other R&I funding initiatives available on a local, European, and international level.  Economic and political objectives linked to the control of energy sources – coal and nuclear energy – were at the root of the...

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Uploaded On: 08/05/2020

EU-funded researchers have developed an ultrasensitive test to rapidly, accurately and cost-effectively diagnose disease, underpinned by innovative biosensing technology that could help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV and cancer. The EU’s NATURALE CG project is opening new avenues for the early detection of many infectious diseases, as well as non-communicable conditions, by identifying their specific molecular signatures. Funded by the European Research Council, the project’s ...

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