Although reporting the eligible costs of a Horizon 2020 project is the sole duty and responsibility of each Beneficiary, the mistakes and errors made during the calculations show some typical patterns.
In November, the CULS’ Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences succeeded with its EVA 4.0 project in one of the key national competitions for support of excellent research, having taken the 5th place among 130 competing project proposals evaluated on a two-stage basis.
Information on new calls in the Horizont 2020 programme in Life Sciences was provided by European Commission delegates in Prague at the National Information Day taking place on 18 October at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CULS).
The delegates of the AGRI Directorate General Marc Duponcel and the Directorate General for Research and Innovation Jean-François Hulot presented the calls in food security, sustainable agriculture and bioeconomy, as well as in environmental protection.
The National Information Day also included a presentation of initiatives towards support of international projects by Ministry of Agriculture. Delegates of the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences summarized the success rate so far of Czech scientific teams within the H2020 programme. Opportunities for facilitating of involvement by Czech teams were presented by the successful project executor prof. Jana Hajšlová, Ing., CSc., project consultant Zuzana Boukalová, RNDr. and head of the Czech Liaison Office in Brussels Pavlína Pancová Šimková, Ing., Ph.D.
The whole-day agenda was attended by over a hundred experts from the whole Czech Republic. The presentations can be downloaded here.
The National Information Day was held at CULS for the third time, as it is always organized before calls for another two-year period. CULS sets it up together with the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Similar events attended by European delegates are held only once in each European country.