News from Brussels - Synopsis March 2020
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MARCH 2020 – 2020/03
Facing the pandemic Seen from Brussels 31/03/2020 A boost in research funding to combat COVID-19 Research 03/03/2020 What should a renewed European R&I Area look like? Research 16/03/2020 The Quantum Flagship reaches a milestone Research 03/03/2020 Free Open Access publishing for H2020 beneficiaries Research 20/03/2020 CH-EU Success story: Tenure track fights brain drain Research 31/03/2020 EU puts innovation at heart of industrial strategy Innovation 10/03/2020 EIT legislation advances in Council and Parliament Innovation 18/03/2020 European Innovation Council has Green Ambitions Innovation 01/03/2020 Erasmus+ deadlines postponed & ‘force majeure’ Education 19/03/2020 Distant learning takes centre stage Education 19/03/2020 Too many Science and Engineering graduates in 2030? Education 13/03/2020 Promote your cybersecurity education offers Education 26/03/2020 SwissCore office temporarily closed Intra Muros 30/03/2020
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
Facing the pandemic
31 March 2020

The EU struggles to confront the corona crisis that has upended its agenda. After a brief global focus, helping Member States became the main concern.

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RESEARCH
A boost in research funding to combat COVID-19
03 March 2020

The EC and the Innovative Medicines Initiative gear up funding for research to combat COVID-19. Many international funders, incl. the Swiss SNSF, follow suit.

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What should a renewed European R&I Area look like?
16 March 2020

Universities call for decisive action to strengthen Europe’s R&I landscape and to live up to the 3% of GDP goal for national R&I investment.

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The Quantum Flagship reaches a milestone
03 March 2020

With its strategic research agenda, the Quantum Flagship leads the way ahead for quantum research and technologies in Europe for the next up to ten years.

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Free Open Access publishing for H2020 beneficiaries
20 March 2020

The EC supports the transition to Open Science in its R&I framework programmes with a new platform for their beneficiaries to publish articles in Open Access.

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CH-EU Success story: Tenure track fights brain drain
31 March 2020

A tenure track programme between Switzerland and Croatia giving young researchers the opportunity to lead an own research group helps tackle brain drain.

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INNOVATION
EU puts innovation at heart of industrial strategy
10 March 2020

EU prioritises skills, investment in technology and innovation in its industrial strategy focused on a strong and fair green and digital transition.

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EIT legislation advances in Council and Parliament
18 March 2020

The EU Member States and European Parliament advance legislation on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, strengthening openness and governance.

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European Innovation Council has Green Ambitions
01 March 2020

At least €300 million in grants and equity available for game-changing innovations to help achieve the EUs climate ambitions.

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EDUCATION
Erasmus+ deadlines postponed & ‘force majeure’
19 March 2020

In response to COVID-19, the EC commits to maximum flexibility in the implementation of programmes for mobile learners and transnational projects.

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Distant learning takes centre stage
19 March 2020

COVID-19 provides unexpected impetus for the digital transformation of education. Preparations for the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan are in full speed.

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Too many Science and Engineering graduates in 2030?
13 March 2020

The Joint Research Center published a report that analyses the expected mismatch between supply & demand of higher education graduates in the EU in 2030.

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Promote your cybersecurity education offers
26 March 2020

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) launched a platform to bundle information relevant to cybersecurity education in Europe, including in Switzerland.

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INTRA MUROS ...
SwissCore office temporarily closed
30 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the SwissCore team is currently working remotely and uses online tools to stay connected.

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