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1 European Funding for Research University of Worcester Tuesday 24 th October 2013

2 Introduction European funding for research Martin McCauley Collaborare

3 Introduction Higher ED ESF Unit1991-2009 ↓ Heefs2009-2011 ↓ Eufundsforhe2011 ↓ Collaborare2012

4 Structure of the presentation Introduction Horizon 2020 Collaboration Programmes Erasmus for ALL Closing remarks Questions and Answers

5 Horizon 2020 Priorities Excellent Science Industrial Leadership Societal Challenges

6 Horizon 2020 Excellent Science: Frontier research of the highest quality Collaborative research in future and emerging technologies Marie Curie Actions Research infrastructure

7 Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions Initial training of researchers Mobility for existing researchers Short term exchanges of research and innovation staff Development of new, and expansion of existing, programmes

8 Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges: Health, demographic change and wellbeing Food security, sustainable agriculture, Marine/maritime research, the bio-economy Secure clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive innovation and secure societies

9 Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges Collaborative research and innovation activities focused on EU policy Activities will cover the full cycle from research to market Interdisciplinarity will be important. Social sciences and humanities shall be an important part of projects

10 Collaboration Programmes 24 current programmes reduced to 11 Programmes cover most policy areas Commission drawing up/finalising implementation processes The devil is in the detail

11 Collaboration Programmes Formal and informal learning Teacher education Networks Community engagement Research Staff and Student Exchanges Cooperation with business

12 Collaboration Programmes Generally grants will be smaller than under Horizon 2020 - €100,000 - €500,000 Grant rates vary between programmes, normally between 50% and 80% of cost Annual work programmes Pre-published selection criteria

13 Collaboration Programmes Support for transnational collaboration, within Europe and beyond Europe usually EU 27 Member States plus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland & Turkey Beyond usually bilateral between EU and another country, in some cases between EU and a number of countries in a specified region

14 Collaboration Programmes Asylum and Migration Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs Creative Europe Erasmus for All Europe and Citizenship Health for Growth

15 Collaboration Programmes Internal Security Fund Justice Life Programme for Social Change and innovation Rights and Citizenship

16 Collaboration Programmes Sources of Advice and Support EU – UK – International Unit bulletin on EU funding opportunities - register at services/current-opportunities/eu-funding- opportunities.aspx

17 Erasmus for All Brings together all current EU and International schemes for education, training, youth and sport including Lifelong Learning Programme Youth in Action Erasmus Mundus Tempus, Alfa and Edulink Co-operation programmes

18 Erasmus for All Aims: Help citizens acquire more and better skills Enhance the quality of teaching Modernise education and training systems Promote youth participation in society Create a European dimension to grassroots sport

19 Erasmus for All Formal and informal learning at all levels Teacher education Academic networks Community engagement Research Staff and Student Exchanges

20 Erasmus for All Programme Architecture 3 key action lines Learning mobility of individuals Cooperation for innovation and good practice Support for policy reform

21 Erasmus for All Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility Staff mobility (teachers at all levels) Student mobility (incl. Joint Degrees) Masters degree mobility (loan guarantees) Youth mobility (incl. non-formal learning, volunteering and youth exchanges)

22 Erasmus for All Key Action 2 – cooperation….. Strategic Partnerships Knowledge Alliances IT Platforms Capacity Building

23 Erasmus for All Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform Support for the open method of cooperation EU Tools Policy Dialogue

24 Closing remarks - Why bother? Institutional international strategy Institutional reputation Reputation of individuals Career development for new researchers The money

25 Working with partners Take small steps first Get institutional support Get partners on board early Be flexible and responsive to partners Have a Plan B in case a partner drops out Give yourself enough time

26 ‘Simply put, working transnationally is an invigorating, engaging and endlessly fascinating experience’ (Dr Janet Enever, London Metropolitan University)


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