Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics

The Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics offers €1 million to the person or team that develops a rapid test to tell whether a patient needs to be treated with antibiotics or not. The objective is to stop overuse of antibiotics and halt the growing antimicrobial resistance. The contest has been launched and will run until the end of 2016. Contestants will be able to submit their entries from 10 March 2015 until 17 August 2016. The rules of contest are available online ExternĂ­ odkaz here. More information ExternĂ­ odkaz here. Horizon Prizes are 'challenge' prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) offering a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge.


JPND New call: €30m to scale-up global research on neurodegenerative diseases

The EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) in partnership with the European Commission has launched the ‘JPco-fuND’ call for proposals aimed at supporting transnational research collaborations in three JPND priority areas:  Longitudinal Cohort Approaches; Advanced Experimental Models; Risk and Protective Factors.  The call will see more than 30 million euro being made available by JPND member countries, with a 10 million euro European Commission “topping up” fund. With the aim of tackling the leading medical and societal challenges faced by our society, this  JPND joint transnational co-funded call was launched on January 8th, 2015 in partnership with the European Commission under the ERA-NET Co-fund scheme. Detailed information can be found ExternĂ­ odkaz here.


Calls for Proposals under the 3rd EU Health Programme – Electronic Submission online now

Calls for proposals ‘Health-2014’ within the framework of the 3rd Programme of the Union’s action in the field of health (2014-2020) have been published. The third EU health programme is the main instrument the European Commission uses to implement the EU health strategy. The total budget for the programme is € 449.4 million.


The programme has 4 overarching objectives. It seeks to:

  • promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle

  • protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats

  • contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems

  • facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens


Deadlines for online submissions of the proposals are 25 September 2014.


All the information, including the work programme for 2014 for implementation of the third Health Programme, specifying the topics for the calls and the selection, award and other criteria can be found ExternĂ­ odkaz here.


New Framework Programme HORIZON 2020 has been launched

First calls of HORIZON 2020 already published

The European Commission continuously publishes drafts of work programmes for the first calls of Horizon 2020 for 2014–2015 on its website. It is expected that the official publication of the calls will take place on 11 December 2013. The first papers on all topics can be found ExternĂ­ odkaz here, draft of the call "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" can be found ExternĂ­ odkaz here.


Beyond FP7...

Seminar on HORIZON 2020

On September 19th 2013 MICEP has organized seminar about HORIZON 2020, which begins next year. Content of the seminar were new topics in comparison with ending FP7, information about activities of the Czech Liaison Office for Research and Development (CZELO) in Brussels and the institutions concerned. The seminar will be also about the meaning and importance of working with SMEs in the projects and examples of projects solved in cooperation with SMEs. The programme can be found (in Czech) ExternĂ­ odkaz here.


What is HORIZON 2020?

The 7th Framework Programme is coming to an end, and it is already being prepared the 8th Framework Programme, called Horizon 2020. The duration is set from 2014 to 2020. The aim of Horizon 2020 is to strengthen the position of the European Union in the field of science and research, to strengthen its leadership position in the industry, and to help solve contemporary social problems and challenges, such as climate change, developing sustainable transport, increase using of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food security, and also the problem of demographic aging of European population. The proposed budget is currently 80 billion Euros, of which are funded also the European Institute of Technology (EIT) and indirect actions JRC, in addition to the above-mentioned objectives. Horizon 2020 will help to bridge the gap between research and the market, to apply innovations into real products and create partnerships between the state and private sectors. Very important is also international cooperation. Horizon 2020 will be supplemented till 2014 by other measures aimed at removing barriers to the creation of a single market consolidating knowledge, research and innovation. For more information about Horizon 2020, you can find out the website of the ExternĂ­ odkaz European Commission, specifically the section ExternĂ­ odkaz "What is Horizon 2020?", where the current version of the program is available to download.


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Medical Information Center for European Projects (MICEP) is supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the Charles University as a branch for health care.