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Subsidy and Innovation News, No 291_22 May 2020
Newsletter for Wageningen University & Research on the EU Framework Programme for Research and
Development, other international subsidies, national and regional subsidies, EU policy and national R&D and
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Table of Contents
Articles in Dutch are marked by the symbol 

HORIZON 2020 3
 Geef uw mening over de Green Deal call voor onderzoek (20 mei 2020) 3
 Have your say on the coming Horizon 2020 European Green Deal call 2020 (20 May 2020) 3
 COVID-19 outbreak: latest H2020 call deadline updates (20 May 2020) 4
 Jaarrapport ERC: ondanks successen niet meer autonomie voor de ERC (19 mei 2020) 7
 second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2) is now open (18 May 2020) 8
 EITCrisisResponse - EIT Climate-KIC launches Call for Proposals to support post-COVID-19 green recovery (15 May 2020) 8
Horizon Europe 10
 Launch of the Farm to Fork Strategy as part of the European Green Deal (20 May 2020) 10
 Launch of EU Biodiversity 2030 by EC as part of the Green Deal (20 may 2020) 11
 The new EU-wide Biodiversity Strategy will: 11
Other International subsidy news 13
 Eureka call Oplossingen voor na COVID-19 - Next High-Impact Human Pandemic (18 mei 2020) 13
National subsidy news 15
 First activities awarded in Science Diplomacy Fund (19 May 2020) 15
 NWO Open Mind (19 May 2020) 15
 Dutch research institutions and Elsevier initiate world’s first national Open Science partnership (19 May 2020) 16
 Four fisheries innovation projects awarded (19 May 2020) 17
 Researchers in consortia examine North Sea offshore wind farms (19 May 2020) 18

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Dutch SEES expedition postponed (19 May 2020) 19
 Procedure for restarting the operational process (18 May 2020) 19
Regional subsidy and innovation news 21
EU R&D and innovation policy 22
 EU-klimaatpaus Timmermans ziet ruimte voor nog meer extra bomen (20 mei 2020) 22
 Europees Parlement wil ambitieus MFK met prominente rol herstelfonds (19 mei 2020) 23
 Frankrijk en Duitsland presenteren plan voor noodfonds van 500 miljard euro (19 mei 2020) 24
 EUA: universiteiten mogelijk gekort door corona, belang Europese programma’s groeit (19 mei 2020) 24
 Week 21: update corona (19 mei 2020) 25
 Ontwikkeling Landbouw in Frankrijk (18 mei 2020) 26
National R&D and innovation policy news 28
Global R&D and innovation policy news 29
 In Silicon Valley is ook na de corona-ontslagen nog werk genoeg (18 mei 2020) 29
Wageningen University & Research related Events 31
Events 32
 NWO national congress Life2020, Egmond aan Zee, 26-27 mei 2020 Life2020 is postponed to 2021 32
 NEW: REINFORCE Webinar — Bridging the gap between Science and Society through Citizen Science 1 June 2020 32
 EU Green Week 2020, 1-5 June 2020 33
 Summer School on “One Health” for early-career professionals, Parma, Italy, 9-11 June 2020. 34
 6th JPI HDHL International Conference, Brussels, 17 June 17 2020 POSTPONED 34
 Water Innovation Europe "A Water-Smart Society for a European Green Deal". Brussels, 17-18 June 2020 35
 Water Innovation Europe 2020 goes digital, 22-26 June 2020 35
 The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 will take place in Brussels from 23 to 25 June 2020 35
 5th International Conference on New Business Models Sustainable, Circular Inclusive, Radboud University Nijmegen 1-2 July 2020
 ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Rome, 9-10 September 2020 37
 ILSI Europe postpones the General Assembly and the Annual Symposium 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak until 5th and 6th
 October 2020 37
 JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2020, Brussels, 11-12 November 2020 37
Courses and Workshops 38
 Foreseen Courses EU office in 2020 38
 Overzicht trainingen Team IRIS / RVO 2020 38
 Overzicht trainingen ITIS / RVO 38
Call deadlines 39
 HORIZON Europe calls 39
 HORIZON 2020 calls 39
 Other related EC calls (JTI, ERA-COFUNDS, JPI´s etc.) 42
 Other international calls 44
 National calls 44
 Regional calls 49
About the EU office 50
Contacts 50
Disclaimer 51
 WUR is serious about data 51

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Geef uw mening over de Green Deal call voor onderzoek (20 mei 2020)
Bron: Neth-ER Nieuwsbrief week 21, 2020

De Europese Commissie vraagt om uw input voor de speciale Green Deal call in Horizon 2020. Met de call is naar verwachting
1 miljard euro gemoeid. Tot 3 juni kunt u reageren.

Uw mening over O&I in Green Deal
De Europese Commissie vraagt in een consultatie
deal/call/climate-ambition-and-impact-cross-cutting-solutions_nl om uw mening te geven over de prioriteiten voor onderzoek en
innovatie in een speciale Green Deal call. De call
zal naar verwachting 1 miljard euro aan financiering ontvangen uit Horizon 2020. Om de doelen van de Green Deal te behalen is het
belangrijk dat onderzoek en innovatie de grootst mogelijke impact hebben. Om dat te bepalen vraagt de Commissie om hulp van het
veld voor elf verschillende gebieden

For more details about this consultation see next article!

Have your say on the coming Horizon 2020 European Green Deal call 2020 (20 May 2020)
Source: Website EC
Until the 3th of June 2020 you can give your online feedback for the upcoming call Horizon 2020 European Green Deal call 2020

What the call aims to do
The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody
behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can
provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.

This is why the call will support
 • pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products
 • innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition
 • social and value chain innovation

In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to
engage civil society and empower citizens.
In relation to the current pandemic, the call will contribute to the green and digital recovery and to increasing societal resilience for
example in agriculture, biodiversity acceleration of renewables, clean transport and modernisation towards a clean and circular industry.

How is the call structured?
The Green Deal call is composed of 11 areas
 • eight thematic areas reflect the eight key work streams of the European Green Deal. In each area, one or more
 topics addresses the challenges outlined in the respective European Green Deal stream. Topics target specific, high-impact
 technological and societal innovations that can help advance the sustainable transition relatively quickly.
 • three horizontal areas (strengthening knowledge; empowering citizens; and international cooperation) that cut across the eight
 thematic areas and offer a longer-term perspective in achieving the transformations set out in the European Green Deal.

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How can I get involved?
You can help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each area
Stakeholders and the public are invited to help shape this call area by 3 June 2020
 • Call area 1: Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges:
 • Call area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy:
 • Call area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy:
 • Call area 4: Energy and resource-efficient buildings:
 • Call area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility:
 • Call area 6: Farm to Fork:
 • Call area 7: Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services:
 • Call area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment:
 • Call area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal:
 • Call area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe:
 • Call area 11: Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa:

Disclaimer: The presentation of draft topics and the opportunity to give feedback provided to stakeholders shall in under no
circumstances bind the European Commission in the final formulation of topics for the call. The binding call text will be published
following the formal decision by the European Commission on the Funding and tender opportunities portal

Fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is one of the main priorities of the European Commission.
In support of this priority, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with this dedicated call for
proposals under the current research and innovation programme - Horizon 2020.
Additional research and innovation initiatives will be funded under the next EU research and innovation programme - Horizon Europe

• 3 June 2020: Deadline for giving your online feedback for the call
• mid-September 2020: Formal adoption of Green Deal call as amendment to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-20
• mid-September 2020”Publication and opening of the call
• 22-24 September 2020: Opportunity to find potential project partners at the EU R&I Days
• end January 2021: Deadline for submitting project proposals

COVID-19 outbreak: latest H2020 call deadline updates (20 May 2020)
Reacting to the COVID-19 crisis, deadlines for some calls are extended to give more time for applicants to prepare their proposals.
This concerns the following calls:
Call ID: Topic ID: Deadline extended to:
H2020-S2RJU-2020 27 May

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Call ID: Topic ID: Deadline extended to:
H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020 FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 3 June
H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020 SC1-DTH-12-2020 4 June
Call ID: Topic ID: Deadline extended to:
H2020-SESAR-2020-1 16 June
H2020-SESAR-2020-2 SESAR-WAVE3-04-2020 16 June
H2020-DT-2018-2020 DT-ICT-09-2020 17 June
H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020 FETHPC-04-2020 17 June
H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020 FETPROACT-09-2020 17 June
H2020-ICT-2018-20 17 June
H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020 18 June
H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-2020 DT-TDS-04-2020 18 June

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Call ID: Topic ID: Deadline extended to:
H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020 CE-BIOTEC-08-2020 19 June
H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020 FETFLAG-04-2020 2 July
H2020-JTI-IMI2-2020-20-two-stage (stage 2) 19 November

New (Horizon 2020) FAQs have been published! (Update 14 May 2020)
In relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, new Horizon 2020 FAQs
tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/support/faq;type=1;programme=H2020;keyword=COVID-19%20outbreak have been

Useful links & resources

Coronavirus research
 • Research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and preparedness for other outbreaks:
 • Horizon 2020 projects working on COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and related topics: Guidelines for open access to
 publications, data and other research outputs
 • Research and Innovation text mining: COVID-19 portfolio analysis

 Project results
 • Horizon Results Platform: COVID-19:

EU funded projects
 • Outcome of emergency funding action for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbreak: 18 new projects (March 2020):
 • List of ERC-funded research projects related to coronavirus:
 • CORDIS articles about coronavirus projects:

Actions against COVID-19
 • EIT Urban Mobility: COVID-19 Crisis Response Call for Proposals 2020
 • EIT Food: COVID-19 Rapid Response Call for Innovation projects
 • EIT Manufacturing: Open call for fast-track innovation projects and scale-up and SME support in response to the
 COVID-19 crisis
 • EIT Climate-KIC: Extraordinary Post COVID-19 Regeneration Call 2020
 • EIT Crisis Response Initiative
 • COVID-19 Industrial Clusters Response Portal:
 • EARTO Members’ Actions against COVID-19:
 • PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Fast Track Call for Proposals:
 • HADDOCK (a simulation platform tool now integrated in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) portal) to support
 coronavirus research:
 • EGI call for COVID-19 research projects: EGI and Open Science Grid (OSG) in the USA are joining forces to commit
 specialized technical support, specialized simulation tools, and compute and storage resources, to accelerate
 progress on COVID-19 research:
 • COST Actions unite efforts in the fight against COVID-19:

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• EUREKA multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period – Life without a vaccine:

For the most actual news please consult: -innovation/research-area/health-research-and-

More interesting information on impact of COVID-19 on (inter)national and European funding can be found on the site of ARMA-NL is the Dutch Association for professionals in European and
(inter)national externally financed research, innovation and education projects.

Jaarrapport ERC: ondanks successen niet meer autonomie voor de ERC (19 mei 2020)
Bron: Neth-ER Nieuwsbrief week 21, 2020

Het is de vorige president van de ERC niet gelukt om onafhankelijker te worden, ondanks de vele successen in het
dertienjarig bestaan van de organisatie. Als voorbeelden noemt Jean-Pierre Bourguignon onder meer een grote internationale
bekendheid, ondersteuningsprogramma’s voor widening landen en meer aanmeldingen van vrouwelijke onderzoekers, die
ook nog eens vaker succesvol zijn. Toch blijft de ERC voor verbetering vatbaar, bijvoorbeeld als het gaat om open access en

Hoop op meer autonomie
De European Research Council (ERC) heeft ondanks de successen sinds de oprichting in 2007 niet meer autonomie van de Europese
Commissie gekregen. Onder meer de reorganisatie van het Directoraat-generaal Onderzoek & Innovatie van de Europese Commissie
in 2019 ligt hieraan ten grondslag, aldus afzwaaiend president Jean-Pierre Bourguignon in het jaarverslag voor 2019 Desalniettemin zijn er volgens Bourguignon goede
redenen om te streven naar een onafhankelijke ERC. Zo slaagt de ERC er steeds beter in gendergelijkheid te bereiken bij projecten
met ERC-financiering. Vrijwel alle beurzen tonen een stijgende lijn wat betreft het aantal aanvragen van en toekenningen aan vrouwen,
waaronder een stijging van bijna 50 procent in het aandeel vrouwelijk bursalen sinds het zevende kaderprogramma. Verder bestrijdt de
ERC widening met behulp van ‘Visit ERC team fellowships’, waardoor jonge onderzoekers uit deze landen internationale ervaring
kunnen opdoen in een onderzoeksgroep met ERC-financiering. Daarnaast blijft de ERC werken aan haar internationale
naamsbekendheid. Zo zijn er in 2019 twee nieuwe overeenkomsten afgesloten met Australië en Singapore, wat het totaal op veertien
organisaties in twaalf landen brengt.

Aandacht voor open access en multidisciplinariteit
Hoewel de ERC erg succesvol is, blijven er verbeteringen nodig. Zo heeft het agentschap voor de ERC (ERCEA) in 2019 twee studies
laten uitvoeren over open access en carrièreperspectieven. 70% van de ERC-bursalen publiceert onderzoeksresultaten open access,
waarmee de ERC internationaal bovenaan staat. Daarentegen doet 30% dat niet vanwege de financiële kosten die daarmee gepaard
gaan of zorgen om de kwaliteit van de publicaties, zo blijkt nu. Een andere studie laat zien dat de ERC-beurzen een grote positieve
impact hebben op de carrières van de beursontvangers. Verder werkt de Scientific Council van de ERC aan de evaluatie van
multidisciplinaire projecten. Als eerste stap heeft de Scientific Council nu onderzocht hoe een multidisciplinair panel eruit zou kunnen
zien, naast de huidige panels.

De ERC ondersteunt grensverleggend onderzoek door de beste onderzoekers en hun teams. Onderzoekers kunnen hun eigen ideeën
indienen, die enkel beoordeeld worden op hun excellentie. Onlangs uitten vooraanstaande wetenschappers hun zorg over het ERC
budget in Horizon Europe. Dit budget staat namelijk nog niet vast. Het jaarverslag noemt wel de aanstelling van Mauro Ferrari als
voorzitter van de ERC in 2019, maar besteedt geen aandacht aan het plotselinge vertrek na 3 maanden in functie. Op dit moment is er
nog geen vervanger gevonden. In 2019 werd ook de Nederlandse Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone verkozen tot vicepresident van de ERC.

Meer informatie:
Publicatie ERC Annual Report on the ERC activities
and achievements in 2019

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second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-
2020-2) is now open (18 May 2020)
Source: Mailing RVO
I would like to inform you that the second Coronavirus call for an Expression of Interest (H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-
2) is now on the Funding & Tenders Portal. Submission of proposals is available to applicants.

Here are the links to the 5 topics of this EoI:
 • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2A - Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment
 • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B - Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to
 improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
 • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C - Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response
 • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D - Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts
 • SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E - Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19

As on 19 May 2020 the Commission launches a 2nd special call Expression of Interest for research and innovation to address the
COVID-19 pandemic, we are organising an online information session on

EITCrisisResponse - EIT Climate-KIC launches Call for Proposals to support post-COVID-
19 green recovery (15 May 2020)
Source: Newsletter EIT 18 May 2020

EIT Climate-KIC’s ‘Extraordinary Post COVID-19 Regeneration Call 2020
grant/ will select projects and programmes with the potential to restructure and regenerate our economies in the wake of the
pandemic and in anticipation of future climate, ecological and health crises. Proposed activities must deliver clear outputs by
the end of 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is borderless. Despite collective efforts to constrain the spread of the virus, it has affected societies,
economies, and millions of people around the globe. Beyond the dramatic healthcare crisis caused by the virus, many countries are
facing a shock to their economy. This unprecedented challenge comes with significant socioeconomic consequences and many
experts, including the IMF, are anticipating a shock to economies tougher than any crisis since the 1930s Great Depression.
The impact of the pandemic on the economy, businesses and workers calls for a strong coordinated economic response. Now is our
chance to correct course. EIT Climate-KIC is therefore supporting the call for a European Green Recovery, which asks for a reboot of
the economy

Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC

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This crisis demonstrates the importance of investing in systemic resilience through systemic change. As part of our own response to the
pandemic, today we launch our Extraordinary Post COVID-19 Regeneration Call 2020. The aim of this call is to support programmes
and projects that have the potential to address the impacts of the current crisis and/or to build resilience to future crises.
We’re looking for innovation activities in the following priority areas:
 • Circular economy across policy, finance, education, entrepreneurship and innovation to change whole systems from linear to
 • Transformation of the built environment in cities requires innovation to explore the interactions between energy, water, clean
 mobility and distributed energy technologies as well as the appropriate supportive financing models and policy changes that
 also actively support communities and citizen engagement
 • Financial systems to deploy public and private capital in support of climate resilient, safe and sustainable communities

Given the devastating impact of the pandemic on jobs, we’ll prioritise projects that have a high potential impact on job creation,
prosperity, economic regeneration and wellbeing.
To align with our systemic approach, innovation activities are sought that have a clear focus on the challenges created by the
pandemic, coupled with clear objectives to support a just and people-centred transition towards a net-zero-carbon, circular economy.
We’re encouraging approaches focusing on advanced resilience and adaptation impacts, and we’ll reward projects working on the
regeneration of economies through new job creation and co-benefits that support a just transformation and the advancement of

As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative , this
activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the urgent nature of the challenge, we’re operating on a compressed timeframe, using a two-stage approach:
 • Stage 1: Deadlines for submission of Expression of Interest, 22 May 2020 (17:00 CET)
 • Stage 2: Deadlines for submission of Full Proposal, 12 June 2020 (17:00 CET)
As selected projects must deploy funding and deliver clear outputs by the end of 2020, we’ll prioritise programmes and projects that
have the maturity level to grow and scale fast, create jobs, and that build on and complement our existing portfolio of work.

 • Step 1: Please read the Call Description and Guidelines document
 content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-Call_Proposal_Guidelines_2020_v1.pdf carefully and start to shape your Expressions of
 Interest as soon as possible to meet the quick turnaround.
 • Step 2: Submit Expressions of Interest or Full Proposals through our electronic platform, Plaza https://plaza.climate-
Note that in order to submit a proposal, you must be registered on Plaza. If you don’t have access yet, please register well in advance
of the deadline. Any registrations received less than five working days prior to the deadline may not be processed in time.

All the details you need are available in the Call Description and Guidelines document on our website
If you have any queries, contact the Community Desk

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Horizon Europe

Launch of the Farm to Fork Strategy as part of the European Green Deal (20 May 2020)
Source: Website EC
‘The coronavirus crisis has shown how vulnerable we all are, and how important it is to restore the balance between human
activity and nature. At the heart of the Green Deal the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies point to a new and better
balance of nature, food systems and biodiversity; to protect our people’s health and well-being, and at the same time to
increase the EU’s competitiveness and resilience. These strategies are a crucial part of the great transition we are embarking
upon.” Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission

 The use of pesticides in agriculture contributes to pollution of soil, water and air.
 The Commission will take actions to:

 • reduce by 50% the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 2030.
 • reduce by 50% the use of more hazardous pesticides by 2030.

 The excess of nutrients in the environment is a major source of air, soil and water pollution,
 negatively impacting biodiversity and climate. The Commission will act to:

 • reduce nutrient losses by at least 50%, while ensuring no deterioration on soil fertility.
 • reduce fertilizer use by at least 20% by 2030.

 Antimicrobial resistance linked to the use of antimicrobials in animal and human health leads to
 an estimated 33,000 human deaths in the EU each year. The Commission will reduce by 50% the
 sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals and in aquaculture by 2030.

 Organic farming is an environmentally-friendly practice that needs to be further developed.
 The Commission will boost the development of EU organic farming area with the aim to achieve
 (25 % of total farmland) under organic farming by 2030.

Making the transition happen: informed choices and efficiency gains
 ➢ The creation of a healthy food environment which makes the healthy and sustainable choice the easy choice It is
 estimated that in the EU in 2017 over 950,000 deaths were attributable to unhealthy diets (one out of five).
 A healthy and plant based diet reduces the risk of life threatening diseases and the environmental impact of our food system

 ➢ Food labelling to empower consumers to choose healthy and sustainable diets
 The Commission will propose mandatory harmonised front-of-pack nutrition labelling and develop a sustainable food
 labelling framework that covers the nutritional, climate, environmental and social aspects of food products.

 ➢ Stepping up the fight against food waste
 Halving per capita food waste at retail and consumer levels by 2030: the Commission will propose legally binding targets to
 reduce food waste across the EU by 2023.

 ➢ Research and innovation: €10 billion under Horizon Europe to be invested in R&I related to food, bioeconomy,
 natural resources, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture and environment. Knowledge transfer

will be essential. The CAP’s Farm advisory services and Farm sustainabilty data network will be
 instrumental in assisting farmers in the transition.

 ➢ Promoting the global transition
 Making European food famous for its sustainability can add a competitive advantage and open
 new business opportunities for European farmers.
 The EU will collaborate with third countries and international actors to support a global move
 towards sustainable food systems. A sustainable food labelling framework will facilitate
 consumer choice.

Communication: A Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system:
Factsheet: From farm to fork: Our food, our health, our planet, our future:
Factsheet: How the future CAP will contribute to the EU Green Deal:
Factsheet: EU Green Deal: Benefits for farmers:

Launch of EU Biodiversity 2030 by EC as part of the Green Deal (20 may 2020)
Source: Website EC
“Making nature healthy again is key to our physical and mental wellbeing and is an ally in the fight against climate change
and disease outbreaks. It is at the heart of our growth strategy, the European Green Deal, and is part of a European recovery
that gives more back to the planet than it takes away.”” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Climate change, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity, and the spread of
 The Biodiversity Strategy will put Europe’s biodiversity on
devastating pandemics are sending a clear message: it is time to fix our
 the path to recovery by 2030, for the benefit of people,
broken relationship with nature.
 climate and the planet
The new EU-wide Biodiversity Strategy will:
 establish protected areas for at least:

 30% of land in Europe

 with stricter protection of remaining EU primary and old-growth forests legally binding
 nature restoration targets in 2021.

 30% of sea in Europe

• restore degraded ecosystems at land and sea across the whole of Europe by:

 increasing organic farming and biodiversity-rich landscape
 features on agricultural land.

 restoring at least 25 000 km of EU rivers to a
 free-flowing state

 halting and reversing the decline of pollinators

 planting 3 billion trees by 2030

 reducing the use and risk of pesticides by 50% by 2030

 • unlock €20 billion per year for biodiversity through various sources, including EU funds and national and private funding.
 Natural capital and biodiversity considerations will be integrated into business practices
 • put the EU in a leading position in the world in addressing the global biodiversity crisis. The Commission will mobilise all tools
 of external action and international partnerships for an ambitious new UN Global Biodiversity Framework at the Conference of
 the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2021.

Communication: EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - Bringing nature back into our lives:
Factsheet: EU Biodiversity strategy 2030:
Factsheet: the business case for biodiversity:

Other International subsidy news

Eureka call Oplossingen voor na COVID-19 - Next High-Impact Human Pandemic (18 mei
Bron: Nieuwsbrief RVO
Is uw bedrijf actief in de gezondheidszorg en heeft u oplossingen en innovaties voor het post-coronatijdperk, om beter voorbereid te zijn
voor een eventueel volgende pandemie? Dien uw projectvoorstel in voor de 2e internationale COVID-19 call Oplossingen voor na
COVID-19 - Next High-Impact Human Pandemic.
De call staat vanaf 18 mei 2020 uit. Internationale aanvragen dient u uiterlijk voor 15 juli 2020, 17:00 uur (CEST) in. Het
Nederlandse budget voor deze call is € 1.000.000. Naast Nederland nemen België, Canada, Estland, Finland, Frankrijk, Spanje,
Turkije, Zuid-Afrika en Zweden deel aan dit initiatief.

Voor wie?
Bedrijven en kennisinstellingen. Hierbij moet u samenwerken met minimaal 1 partner uit 1 van de deelnemende Eureka-landen. Het
samenwerkingsverband moet bestaan uit minimaal 1 bedrijf en 1 kennisinstelling.
Markt- en toepassingsgerichte R&D
Nederland richt zich in deze call op samenwerkingsprojecten binnen het domein Life Sciences en Health (Gezondheid en Zorg). Het
R&D-project moet markt-/toepassingsgericht zijn. Dat wil zeggen: het product, de service of dienst moet dan binnen 6 maanden na
afronding van het project uitgevoerd of op de markt gebracht worden.

De nationale overheden ondersteunen de projecten door specifieke, nationale instrumenten. Financiering voor projectpartners is
mogelijk als zij voldoen aan de regels en voorwaarden van hun eigen financieringsorganisaties. In Nederland stelt het TKI LSH
(Health~Holland) voor deze call PPS-toeslag beschikbaar, die het eerder van het ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat heeft
ontvangen voor het ondersteunen van publiek-private R&D-samenwerkingsprojecten. Voor de inzet van deze middelen door
Health~Holland gelden de PPS-toeslag subsidievoorwaarden

Het Nederlandse budget dat Health~Holland voor deze call beschikbaar stelt is op dit moment € 1.000.000. De maximale bijdrage per
project bedraagt € 350.000. Bedrijven en kennisinstellingen krijgen 50% subsidie voor hun onderzoeksactiviteiten en 25% voor
ontwikkelingsactiviteiten. De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) is het nationaal contactpunt voor Eureka in Nederland.
RVO ondersteunt Health~Holland bij de uitvoer van deze call en voert de communicatie met de deelnemende Eureka-partnerlanden.

Voorwaarden, projectevaluatie en -selectie
Het samenwerkingsproject en samenwerkingsverband moeten voldoen aan nationale en internationale voorwaarden. Voor de details
bekijkt u de call op de website van Eureka
Het TKI LSH (Health~Holland) besluit over de inzet van de PPS-toeslagmiddelen. Door de bijzondere spoed rond COVID-19 heeft RVO
als Eureka-partner een ondersteunende rol op zich genomen in het aanvraagtraject en doet op verzoek van Health~Holland dienst als
het loket voor het indienen. RVO bekijkt de Nederlandse voorstellen en stelt een voorlopige rangschikking op. De evaluaties en
voorlopige rankschikking legt RVO voor aan Health~Holland. Waar nodig schakelt Health~Holland een externe deskundige in voor
aanvullend advies. Met deze informatie neemt Health~Holland de financieringsbeslissing en zet het PPS-toeslag in op volgorde van de
definitieve rangschikking, tot het budget is uitgeput. Health~Holland beheert de projecten.

Indienen projectvoorstel
U komt in aanmerking voor financiering als u het projectvoorstel voor vrijdag 15 juli 2020, 17:00 uur (CEST) indient bij:
Eureka, RVO en als dat nodig is uw partner(s) bij de eigen nationale financieringsorganisatie.

1. Internationale Eureka-aanvraag
U dient als samenwerkingsverband het internationale projectvoorstel in bij Eureka. Alle projectpartners moeten via de call website het online Eureka project application form

2. Aanvraag in Nederland
Om in aanmerking te komen voor financiering, dient u een nationaal projectvoorstel in bij RVO. De aanvraag stuurt u per e-mail met
onderwerp: 'Application Eureka COVID-19-call' naar: mét een kopie aan Uw
aanvraag bestaat uit:
 • het Eureka COVID-19 application form van het TKI LSH (Health~Holland);
 • het Eureka COVID-19 budget form van TKI LSH (Health~Holland);
 • letter(s) of commitment (in het geval van meerdere Nederlandse partners);

• consortium agreement (mag ook in een later stadium aangeleverd worden).

Gebruik onderstaande downloads voor de call. De consortium agreement volgt op een later moment.
 EUREKA COVID-19 second call - application form

 EUREKA COVID-19 second call Budget-form:

 EUREKA COVID-19 second call - letter of commitment template:

Meer weten
Fact sheet EUREKA COVID-19 call 2:

National subsidy news

First activities awarded in Science Diplomacy Fund (19 May 2020)
Source: Website NWO News & Events
NWO has awarded the first projects in its new Science Diplomacy Fund (SDF). Thirty-four teams will organise activities like
workshops and exchanges with researchers and stakeholders from Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Russia, South Africa or

The new Science Diplomacy Fund aims to fund scientific activities that can potentially positively contribute to improving diplomatic
relations between the Netherlands and partner countries. Activities like workshops, seminars, and exchanges also contribute to the
visibility and international position of Dutch science, and to scientific cooperation between the two countries.

In the Science Diplomacy Fund, NWO works closely with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including embassies and consulates, the
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, including the network of innovation attachés, and the Ministry of Education, Culture and
Science. The Fund is open for initiatives from all disciplines. Priority is given to collaborations with Russia and Turkey, and with
countries with which NWO also works bilaterally in the Merian Fund: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa. Priority themes
have been identified per country, though activities on other themes are also considered.

Thirty-four teams will organise activities like workshops and exchanges with researchers and stakeholders from Brazil, China,
Indonesia, India, Russia, South Africa or Turkey. A list of the projects, working titles and a brief summaries of the research
projects is given below.

Awarded activities
 • Description awarded activities Science Diplomacy Fund:

The following 6 projects of the WUR were awarded:
Resilience of the Richest Reefs: Building the resilience of Marine Protected Areas to climate change in an age of growing
tourism (Indonesia)
Main applicant: Dr. L.E. Becking (WUR)
Comércio de Natureza Bemdiverso - Science diplomacy for sustainable development of small-scale bio-culturally diverse
forest and farm product value chains (Brazil)
Main applicant: Dr. V.J. Ingram (WUR)
Brazil-Netherlands symposium on water technology solutions for arid regions (Brazil)
Main applicant: Dr. ir. P.R. van Oel (WUR)
Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface between the Netherlands and Russia in Sustainable Agriculture and Smart Urban-
Rural Innovations (Acronym: RUSARUR) (Russia)
Main applicant: Dr. V. Simeonova-Van der Grift (WUR)
Re-Feeding Istanbul Event, Towards a more self-reliant Metropolitan Area on the topic of agri-food (Turkey)
Main applicant: Dr. E.J. Veen (WUR)
Viruses at the Human-Animal interface: Building Bridges and Crossing Boundaries (China)
Main applicant: Dr. C.A.D.M. van de Vijver (WUR)

NWO Open Mind (19 May 2020)
Source: Website NWO our Funding instruments
Researchers with ideas for improving the world can apply for funding through the Open Mind programme. NWO Domain
Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) is looking for surprising new research ideas that with the use of technology could
lead to applications with a societal impact. Researchers are invited to submit out-of-the-box ideas that contribute to
sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit).

Researchers are often societally involved and full of ideas for improving the world by using technology. The Open Mind programme
offers an accessible opportunity to take such ideas to practice. Imagine competing to solve some of the world’s most daunting
problems. Imagine using technology to combat disease, improve education, create disaster communication systems, empower people
with disabilities, or promote environmental sustainability. The emphasis is on new ideas that have not been investigated yet by the

applicants or in the broader research community. Read more about the research ideas that received Open Mind funding in 2015-

Who can apply
Researchers (including scientific personnel, PhD, postdoc) from the following research institutes can apply:
 • Universities established in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
 • University medical centres
 • Institutes affiliated to the Academy (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie
 van Wetenschappen (KNAW) or NWO
 • the Netherlands Cancer Institute
 • the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
 • the DUBBLE Beamline at the ESRF, Grenoble
 • the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
 • the Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography (ARCNL)
 • the Princess Maxima Centre.

What to apply for
NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has a total budget of 250,000 euro available. Five Open Mind grants will receive
funding, with a maximum of 50,000 euro (inclusive of Dutch VAT) each for the period of one year.
Open Mind funds project-specific costs of:
 1. personnel temporarily appointed to the project at the research institute
 2. research leave for applicants
 3. materials (consumables, small instruments and aids, and domestic travel expenses),
 4. foreign travel.

When to apply
 • The deadline for submission of project proposals (including a short movie) is September 8th, 14:00 hours (Central
 European Summer Time) 2020.

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier initiate world’s first national Open Science
partnership (19 May 2020)
Source: Website NWO News & Events
VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier have agreed publishing, reading and open science services to support Dutch research and innovation
ambitions. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical
Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information
analytics, have formed a novel partnership that includes publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of
new open science services for disseminating and evaluating knowledge. The partnership runs until 31 December 2024.

Collaboration principles
In December 2019, the research institutions and Elsevier signed a framework agreement. During the past four months, both parties
carefully developed this into a unique agreement. In parallel the Dutch Research Institutions established an independent expert
p.pdf on responsible management of research information and data to determine the conditions and rules under which metadata of
public research output can be (re)used and enriched by all public and private organizations. Following the advice of the Taskforce, a set
of collaboration principles was agreed, including data ownership (researchers and/or institutions own their own research data), enduring
access to data and metadata, vendor neutrality, interoperability, and institutional discretion on the use of the services.
This has led to the agreement that VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier are pleased to announce today, and which comprises:
 1. Open Access Publishing and Reading services
 This is a national deal that covers reading rights to quality, peer-reviewed content across Elsevier’s extensive portfolio of
 journals and supports the aim of hundred percent open access publishing for all members of the consortium. From today, 95
 percent of Dutch articles published in Elsevier journals can be made immediately open access through this agreement. The
 vast majority of Elsevier’s journals already offer an immediate open access option and, as part of this agreement, the
 company has committed to work towards immediate open access options across all remaining titles.
 2. Open Science Services for Research Intelligence and Scholarly communication
 Elsevier will work with the Dutch partners to co-develop new services that help disseminate and evaluate knowledge. The
 parties will undertake a number of pilot projects to refine and adapt these services to meet the needs of the Dutch Research
 Institutions and to support the broader ambition of public engagement with science. These pilots will be conducted according
 to the collaboration principles as mentioned above.

'Breakthrough in our ambition for 100 percent open access in the Netherlands'

Chief-negotiator/President of Delft University of Technology Tim van der Hagen said: “This deal is a breakthrough in our ambition for
100 percent open access in the Netherlands and a prelude to a public knowledge base for information about scientific output.”
'A core mission for NWO since 2003'

NWO President Stan Gielen said: “Enabling Open Access to research results has been a core mission for NWO since 2003. This
agreement is a giant step in our collective ambition to provide 100 percent Open Access for all publicly funded research in the
Netherlands. It is fully aligned with the principles of Plan S and a major breakthrough for open science in general.”
'Game changing in open access publishing in medicine'

NFU / CEO of Amsterdam UMC Hans Romijn, said: “This is definitely a game changing agreement in open access publishing in
medicine from both national and international perspectives, considering the large impact and the volume of Elsevier journals. This will
certainly contribute considerably to the advancement of research, and, most importantly, better treatments for our patients.”
'First of its kind globally'

Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, said: “This agreement, the first of its kind globally, is a testament to the forward-thinking nature of
the Dutch research community. We are delighted to partner with the Dutch community in advancing science and health outcomes
through more open, reproducible and collaborative scholarly communication and knowledge systems.”
'Open and frictionless access to knowledge by everyone'

Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director, Elsevier Journals, added: “This collaboration underscores our firm commitment to open
and frictionless access to knowledge by everyone. Almost all our journals already offer immediate open access options and we are
working to find a sustainable path for extending this to all our titles.”

Also read
 • Open Science Platform Products and Services Agreement (website VSNU):
 • Frequently Asked Questions around the VSNU and Elsevier Agreement (website VSNU):

Four fisheries innovation projects awarded (19 May 2020)
Source: Website NWO News & Events
Four new research projects aimed at innovation within the fishing sector will start this year. The projects have been awarded
funding within the programme Research towards Sustainable Fisheries (RSF). Note PJ: one project is led by the WUR

The research projects focus on improving fishing nets to save fuel and disrupt the seabed less, new methods for capturing mussel spat,
improving models to predict the ecological impact of new fishing gear and detecting and capturing fish in a more ecologically
responsible manner with the help of electric fields. The projects have been awarded a total of 1.4 million euros.
Researchers from Marin Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), TU Delft
and Wageningen University and Research have set to work on the projects. In addition, the sector organisations VisNed and the
Dutch Fishermen’s Association are involved in the project as potential users of the developed knowledge, as equally the Visserij-
innovatiecentrum (Fisheries innovation centre) and companies from the fishing sector. The sector will provide the researchers with
feedback during special meetings.

Broad research into innovation
The research proposals have been awarded within the call RSF-Short Innovation Projects (RSF-SHIP) which is intended for short-term
research projects aimed at making sustainable fisheries even more sustainable still. The projects have a maximum duration of two
years. The call is part of a broader research programme into innovation in the fishing sector for which the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature

and Food Quality has made funding available. The RSF programme is being realised by NWO Domain Applied and Engineering
Sciences. Within the research, the collaboration between scientists and the fishing sector is specifically encouraged because that
increases the chances of the knowledge acquired being used in practice.

Second call
After RSF-SHIP, another second call for proposals will follow for larger research projects with respect to innovation issues within the
fishing sector. This is expected in the autumn of 2020.

Projects RSF-SHIP
 • Bottom Fishing Impact Assessment Tool (BFIAT)
 resultaten/programmas/ttw/odv/18523.html - Prof. Dr. Karline Soetaert, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea research
 (NIOZ) (18523)

 • BioCollect - Innovative Biodegradable seed-mussel Collectors to optimize mussel yield
 en-resultaten/programmas/ttw/odv/18525.html - Prof. dr. T.J. Bouma, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea research
 (NIOZ) (18525)

 • Low impact bottomtrawlin - Dr. ir. M.J.M
 Lankheet, Wageningen University & Research (18527)

 • Numerical modelling of demersal fishing net systems for design optimization
 resultaten/programmas/ttw/odv/18529.html - Dr. ir. G.H. Keetels, Delft University of Technology (18529)

More information
 • Visit the programme page of Research towards Sustainable Fisheries (RSF):

Researchers in consortia examine North Sea offshore wind farms (19 May 2020)
Source: Website NWO News & Events
Within the NWA programme Ecology and North Sea, NWO has awarded funding to three proposals from consortia of
researchers, companies and civil society partners from within the Netherlands and abroad. The collaborating partners will
investigate ways of improving the interaction between ecology and the physical aspects of wind farms in the Dutch part of the
North Sea.

The three projects can now start quickly. The project leaders are Johan van der Molen and Karline Soetaert (NIOZ - Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research) and Hans Slabbekoorn (Leiden University). A total of 18 knowledge institutions, companies and civil society
partners are participating.

The North Sea is used for various purposes, such as fishing, maritime transport, water purification, extracting oil, gas and sand, nature
and recreation. Its function as a supplier of energy is relatively new. The increasing scale of offshore energy production is putting extra
pressure on the balance between the various functions. To make the foreseen upscaling of offshore wind energy as sustainable as
possible, the negative ecological effects associated with it must be prevented or limited.
There are also opportunities to strengthen the ecology or to deploy ecology for the benefit of other offshore ecosystem services. Three
consortia will tackle these issues in various ways. The studies will provide a good description about what the effects of offshore wind
parks are. Besides fundamental insights, tools for the governance of wind farm development will be provided.
The Dutch Research Agenda (Dutch acronym NWA) has made a total of 2.8 million euros available to tackle the issues in knowledge-
chain-wide, interdisciplinary consortia. Basic funding for this research comes from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

Awarded projects (Note PJ; WUR involved in 3 projects)
Effects of windfarms on the marine ecosystem, and implications for governance
The offshore wind farms required for our future energy may affect water, plants and animals in the North Sea. We do not know enough
about this to plan these farms sustainably. We use observations by divers, satellite data and computer models to improve regulations
and planning for the energy transition.
Main applicant: dr. ir. J. (Johan) van der Molen (NIOZ - Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee - Coastal Systems)

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