On 14 November 2018 the European Commission opened two multi-annual calls for proposals in the Horizon 2020 section Societal Challenge 5: „Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”.
On 16 October 2018 the European Commission opened two 2019 calls in the area of Information and communication technologies: „Information and communication technologies (ICT)“ and „Digitising and transforming European Industry and Services (DT)“.
On October 11, the European Commission has published the update of its Bioeconomy Strategy as an “action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe's society, environment and economy.”
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has presented this week in Vienna its updated Strategy Report and Roadmap 2018. ESFRI supports a coherent and strategy-led approach to the better use and development of research infrastructures in Europe.
In Horizon 2020 the European Commission provides a new cost calculation method for clinical studies carried out in the context of EU projects funded in the Societal Challenge 1 „Health, demographic change and wellbeing“.