The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call to foster Sustainable Blue Economy. The call with a total budget of €14.5 million focuses on four areas: Demonstration & market, fighting marine litter, blue networks and restoring ecosystems. The deadlines are 8 and 28 February 2018 depending on the particular strand you apply for.
The European Week of Regions and Cities, the annual event organised by Committee of the Regions and DG Regional and Urban Policy for cities and regions, took place in Brussels from 09 to 12 October 2017, so this is a good time to present the two “100% specific” EU programmes for cities: URBACT and the URBAN INNOVATIVE ACTIONS (UIA).
The European Commission has launched a new Horizon Prize: "Seamless authentication for all". EUR 4 million is available for inventing secure, privacy-friendly and affordable authentication methods for smart objects available to everyone.
The recently published draft 2018-19 Horizon 2020 ICT work programme foresees 12M EURO of funding for supporting pre-commercial procurements (PCP) in any domain of public interest that requires ICT based solutions.
Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and the Member States are on track to deliver on their objectives, to improve people's lives and to increase Europe's international competitiveness.