Opportunities for professionals of Statistics in Horizon 2020

Almudena Agüero
Departamento de Economía Aplicada I
Subdirección General de Relaciones Internacionales y con Europa.
Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

  • Abstract
    Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme. Almost 75.000 Me of funding is available over 7 years (2014-2020). The overall objective of the program is to increase the competitiveness of Europe and will take place through three priorities called the three pillars: generating excellent science, creating industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, will have broader calls for proposals in order to encourage research institutions, enterprises and public authorities to develop and submit quality proposals for individual calls. Moreover, proposal submission has been simplified with the establishment of one common web Participant Portal covering all programme parts and instruments. Finally, the common funding rate of 100% for all participants (or 70% for close-to-market activities for profit organizations) should make the process of application and eligibility check easier. The Horizon 2020 Work Programs are now biannual and publish the calls that open each year. Anticipate and be prepared when the call comes is essential for writing a good project. Mathematicians can apply to different calls depending on the topic and also to the ERC or MSC Actions. National support measures and incentives are designed to contemplate the maximum help for participants.
  • Keywords: Horizon 2020, excellent science, industrial leadership, societal challenges, Participant Portal, Statistics, European Research Area, research and innovation.
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