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Ledig praktikantstilling ved Kunnskapskontoret høsten 2021

13.11.2020: "EU-programmes – Discover the opportunities for the public sector" event 

(Recorded live stream)


ERC Opens First Call under Horizon Europe

Last week saw the launch of the European Research Council's (ERC) work program for 2021, the first to be adapted under the EU's new R&I framework period.  

The first round of its starting grant scheme was kicked off accordingly on 25 February, with the deadline extended (from ultimo March) until 8 April. The Consolidator and Advanced Grants will open on 11 March and 20 May, respectively. 

The total amount of funding to be granted is €1.9 billion.

A novelty is the introduction of two new panels, SH7 – Human Mobility Environment and PE11 – Materials Engineering, to respond to the needs indicated by applications in previous rounds.
Prolonged negotiations over the details on the multiannual budget show themselves as the Synergy Grants are not included. However, this is scheduled to resume with the programme for 2022.

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Norway and the EU Agree to Cooperate on the Green Deal 

Norwegian ministers and the EU Commissioners in a meeting yesterday asserted that Norway and the EU will strengthen cooperation on how to enable Europe’s transition towards a modern and low-carbon economy. 

This importantly includes a shared vision of the need to mobilize finances, so that ambitious global reduction targets can be achieved.   

The meeting focused on how ambitious climate targets can be translated into action. Norwegian knowledge and technology in this regard is conceived as an asset: 

“Norway is a highly relevant partner to the EU and has research environments, technology, business and knowledge that will provide important contributions to a climate-neutral Europe”, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said yesterday.

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24. March: Norwegian Launch of Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027

The Erasmus+ Programme for the next seven years was adopted in December 2020, and the first call is expected in March. The new programme period will be officially launched in Norway in an online conference on 24 March, from 10-11:30. The target audience is anyone working with international cooperation in all levels of education, training, sports and youth. 

The conference is organised by Diku and Bufdir, the two national agencies working with Erasmus+ in Norway.

For more information (Norwegian) and registration: https://bit.ly/37a2k0G%20

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