With more than 2 billion euro for grants in 2019, the European Research Council (ERC) is planning the EU's biggest ever investment in excellent researchers. Most of the funding is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists. The ERC's work programme for the coming year was established by the Scientific Council as part of the EU's Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020.
On the 21st of November, the winners of the 2018 .eu Web Awards are to be announced at an award ceremony in Brussels. ZABALA has active roles in four out of the sixteen projects nominated for the award: it coordinates the IRSUS project, leads the dissemination and communication strategy for the REZBUILD project and is partner in the STARDUST and EFFEECT projects.
The Head of Unit for Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship at the EC has pointed out that traditional industries and social economy enterprises are creating value together. This is clear trend of future for Europe
The European Commission has published the results of the third SME Instrument call for phase 2 of 2018 revealing an approved European average of 3.8% of the projects presented. At ZABALA, this figure stands at 18.2%.