News from Brussels - Synopsis February 2020
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FEBRUARY 2020 – 2020/02
EC consults the public for its Beating Cancer Plan Research 04/02/2020 Towards good Research Data Management practice Research 28/01/2020 Europe’s Digital Strategy Unveiled Innovation 19/02/2020 Court of Auditors evaluates SME Instrument Innovation 22/01/2020 EIT-JRC report explores links between KICs and RIS3 Innovation 31/01/2020 CH-EU Success story: Empowering the MIT of the Baltics Innovation 27/02/2020 Switzerland could do better Education 31/01/2020 eTwinning: Beneficial for teachers and pupils Education 05/02/2020 From brain drain to talent circulation Education 20/02/2020 Apply now for a doctoral partnership with the JRC Education 03/02/2020 Welcome Elisa and goodbye Anja! Intra Muros 27/02/2020 Transdisciplinary research for a sustainable Europe Intra Muros 05/02/2020 SwissCore has moved to a new office space Intra Muros 27/02/2020 European Joint Programme on Soil launched Research 27/02/2020 The quest for a compromise on the EU’s Budget Seen from Brussels 27/02/2020
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
The quest for a compromise on the EU’s Budget
27 February 2020

The difficulties to reach consensus on the EU’s multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 risk delaying research, innovation and education programmes.

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RESEARCH
EC consults the public for its Beating Cancer Plan
04 February 2020

The EC launched a public consultation to help shape the EU’s Beating Cancer plan. They aim at presenting a final draft of the plan before the end of the year.

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Towards good Research Data Management practice
28 January 2020

The Sorbonne Declaration unites 160 universities in their commitment to opening up research data and demanding a legal framework to regulate data sharing.

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European Joint Programme on Soil launched
27 February 2020

The latest EJP aims to establish an integrated and sustainable European research community on agricultural soils.

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INNOVATION
Europe’s Digital Strategy Unveiled
19 February 2020

The European Commission (EC) released a package of proposals laying out the European strategy to unleash the digital potential of Europe.

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Court of Auditors evaluates SME Instrument
22 January 2020

The audit finds that the SME Instrument has proven effective in supporting innovation, but issues recommendations for its successor under Horizon Europe.

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EIT-JRC report explores links between KICs and RIS3
31 January 2020

The EIT and the JRC jointly investigate the collaboration between EIT KICs and national and regional funding authorities within Smart Specialisation Strategies.

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CH-EU Success story: Empowering the MIT of the Baltics
27 February 2020

The KEEN project supports Kaunas University of Technology in becoming an entrepreneurial R&I excellence hub. Also on board is the University of St Gallen.

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EDUCATION
Switzerland could do better
31 January 2020

A Mobility Scoreboard report shows where European countries stand with regards to promoting learning mobility and removing obstacles to it in higher education.

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eTwinning: Beneficial for teachers and pupils
05 February 2020

The eTwinning Monitoring Report 2019 shows teachers’ high satisfaction with the online community. Switzerland is left out of the Erasmus+ funded platform.

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From brain drain to talent circulation
20 February 2020

During the EYCS council meeting, EU education ministers exchanged views on how to achieve a balanced brain circulation in the European Education Area.

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Apply now for a doctoral partnership with the JRC
03 February 2020

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) invites Higher Education Institutions to express interest in Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships.

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INTRA MUROS ...
Welcome Elisa and goodbye Anja!
27 February 2020

In February, SwissCore welcomes its new trainee Elisa Elhadj and bids farewell to Anja Meier.

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Transdisciplinary research for a sustainable Europe
05 February 2020

Global challenges are wicked problems with high uncertainties and value conflicts. Examples from transdisciplinary research show ways to sustainable solutions.

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SwissCore has moved to a new office space
27 February 2020

This news item is literally about our “Intra Muros” situation: SwissCore has moved to a new office space earlier this month.

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