European cooperation programmes 2014-2020; opportunities for local and regional authorities Rannis Elisabet M Andresdottir
What is Horizon 2020 • 78 billion euro research and innovation funding programme (2014-2020) • A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area: • Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth • Adressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment • Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology
What‘s new • A single programmebringing toghether three separate programmes/inititatives • The Research Framework Programme (FP7) • Innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation FP (CIP) • EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) • Couplingresearchtoinnovation– fromresearchtoretail, all forms of innovation • Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transport • Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond
Threepriorities 1. Excellentscience • Worldclassscience is thefoundation of tomorrow‘s technologies, jobsandwellbeing • Europeneedstodevelop, attractandretainresearchtalent • Researchersneedaccesstothe best infrastructures Industrialleadership • Strategicinvestmentsinkeytechnologies, underpininnovationacrossexistingandemergingsectors • Europeneedstoattractmoreprivateinvestmentinresearchandinnovation • EuropeneedsmoreinnovativeSMEstocreategrowthandjobs Societalchallenges • Concerns of citizensandsociety/EU policyobjectives (climate, environment, energy, transpoertetc.) cannotbeachievedwithoutinnovation • Breakthroughsolutionscomefrommultidisciplinarycollaborations, includingsocialsciences & humanities • Promisingsolutionsneedtobetested, demonstratedandscaledup
Excellentscience Proposedfunding (millioneuro, 2014-2020)
Industrialleadership • Proposedfunding (millioneuro, 2014-2020)
Societalchallenges • Proposedfunding (millioneuro, 2014-2020)
Simplification • Single set of simplerandmorecoherentparticipationrules • New balancebetweentrustandcontrol • Movingfromseveralfundingratesfor differentbeneficiariesandactivitiestojusttwo • Rpeplacingthefourmethodstocalculateoverheadwith a singleflatrate(25%) • Successfulapplicantsto get workingmorequickly: reduction of averagetimetograntby 100 days ( FP7 averagearound 350 days)
FP7 inIceland • Number of proposalswithIcelandicparticipation 912 • 218 contractsat theend of 2013 • A total of €69.7 milliontoIceland2007-2013 • MostactiveparticipationinHealth, Food, EnvironmentandMarie-Curie • Oneadvanced ERC grant for TheUniversity of Iceland‘s SystemsBiologyCentre, ledby Dr. Bernhard Pálsson • About23%successratein FP7
Calls of potentialinterest • Europein a changingworld: inclusive, innovativeandreflectivesocieties: OvercomingtheCrisis: EURO-6-2015: Meetingnewsocietalneedsbyusingemergingtechnologiesinthepublicsector New Forms of Innovation: INSO-1-2014/2015: ICT-enabledopengovernment INSO-9-2015: Innovativemobile e-governmentapplicationsbySMEs • ICT: ICT 7 – 2014: AdvancedCloudInfrastructuresandServices • Transport: Urbanmobility: MG5.2, MG5.3, MG5.4, MG5.5 Infrastructure: MG7.1, MG7.2 Intelligenttransport systems: MG 8.1, MG8.2, MG8.4 Socio-economicandbehaviouralresearchandforwardlookingactivities for policymaking: MG9.1, MG9.2, MG9.3 • Energy: EnergyEfficiency: EE4, EE5, EE8, EE9, EE10, EE14, EE19, EE20 and EE21. CompetitiveLow-CarbonEnergy: LCE4 and LCE14 Smart CitiesandCommunities: SCC1, SCC4
Programmes of interest • Transport • Health • Evironment • ICT • Energy • Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
Calls of potentialintrestI • Societalchallenge: • INSO-1 2014/2015 Topic: ICT-Enabledopengovernment • Energy: SCC-01-2015 Topic: Smart CitiesandCommunitiessolutionsintegratingenergy, transport, ICT sectorsthroughlighthouse (largescaledemonstration - first of the kind) projects • Energy: EE 7 – 2014/2015: Enhancingthecapacity of publicauthoritiesto plan andimplementsustainableenergypoliciesandmeasures • Transport MG.5.4-2015. Strengtheningtheknowledgeandcapacities of localauthorities
Calls of potentialinterest II • Energy: EE 7 – 2014/2015: Enhancingthecapacity of publicauthoritiesto plan andimplementsustainableenergypoliciesandmeasures • Energy: SCC-01-2015 Topic: Smart CitiesandCommunitiessolutionsintegratingenergy, transport, ICT sectorsthroughlighthouse (largescaledemonstration - first of the kind) projects
Transport • MG.5.4-2015. Strengthening the knowledge and capacities of local authorities Specific challenge: Achieving sustainable urban mobility requires the adoption of new strategic planning approaches at the local level. However, very few authorities undertake a sound analysis of trends, develop scenarios and provide the necessary long term policies and focus. Without strengthening of authorities' knowledge and capacities, a transformation of urban mobility planning will not be achieved. Scope: Proposals should address one of the following domains: Promoting take up of the innovative concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Proposals from large networked groups of local authorities should include instruments and mechanisms for information exchange to assist them in preparing and implementing SUMPs. The plans should build on a solid methodology13 and include quantified targets. Proposals should ensure that the plans comprise a long-term vision, build on local consultation and interdepartmental coordination, include monitoring and evaluation, address financing options, and consider a wide range of measures, including newly-emerging technologies, policy-based, and soft measures. Enhancing the capacities of local authorities and other stakeholders to successfully plan and implement innovative sustainable mobility measures, technologies and tools, on the basis of reliable data and analysis. Sustainable financing should play a key role, which means that special attention should be given to setting up business cases, innovative procurement, the development of bankable projects and partnerships. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 to 4 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Expected impact: The action(s) on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will generate a high leverage factor, especially in regions and cities where take up is so far low and the impacts from transport are severe. Participants should show a strong commitment on the preparation and implementation of the plans. The action(s) on capacity building will produce validated, practical and replicable tools and methods with guidance and training material, resulting in a maximum reach of the target audience.
Health • PHC 29 – 2015: Public procurement of innovative eHealth services Specific challenge: The sustainability of pilot and demonstration solutions and services is broadly perceived as one of the biggest challenges in streamlining healthcare delivery processes and in improving cost efficiency while maintaining or improving patient safety. The pace of development has been slow and penetration of ICT still has high growth potential in healthcare compared to other public or private sectors. This activity facilitates public purchasing of innovative solutions in healthcare which have not yet been deployed on a large scale. Scope: The proposals should improve sustainable deployment of new or improved services by healthcare service procurers in line with the eHealth Action Plan15. Examples of target outcomes for healthcare delivery may include addressing early hospital discharge, delivery of healthcare in remote, sparsely populated and difficult to access regions, eHealth services for mobile EU patients, and pre/post operation care outside the hospital environment. The scope of the PPI pilot(s) is to specify, purchase and deploy ICT based solutions which can deliver sustainable, new or improved healthcare services and improve the ecosystem in which procurement approaches for innovative healthcare solutions are successfully applied. • Solutions should be based on a complete set of common specifications for technology and end to end services; • The implementation phase should have the ambition to reach a large scale across multiple regions of Europe; • Proposals must engage public and/or private procurers from each country participating (at national, regional or local level) that have responsibilities and budget control in the relevant area of care or supply of services;
PublicDemandDrivenInnovationPCP andPPI inHorizon 2020 • Pre-commercial procurement in the field of scientific instrumentation (PCP) • Proposals will define requirements and terms of reference for common procurement of scientific instrumentation and organize joint PCP action encouraging research, development and validation of breakthrough solutions that can bring radical scientific and efficiency improvements in research infrastructures services. • Public procurement of innovative scientific instrumentation (PPI) • Proposals will focus on organizing joint procurement of innovative instrumentation by research infrastructures to enhance their services, better serving their communities.
ParticipantPortal • InformationoncallsandfundingopportunitiesinHorizon 2020 • ParticipantPortal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html • Rannis– www.rannis.is
Erasmus+ • Learningmobility of individuals • Cooperaton for innovationandexchange of goodpractices • Support for policy reform
3 maintypes of KeyAction • Learningmobility of individuals (KA1) • Staffmobility, inparticular for teachers, lecturers, schoolleadersandyourtworks • Mobility for highereducationstudents, vocationaleducationandtrainingstudents • Studentloanguarantee • JointMaterDegrees • Mobility for highereducation for EU andnon EU beneficiaries • Voulunteeringandyouthexchanges
Cooperation for innovationandexchange of goodpractices (KA2) • Strategicpartnershipsbetweeneducation/trainingoryouthorganisationsandotherrelevantactors • Largescalepartnershipsbetweeneducationandtrainingestablishmentsandbusiness: KnowledgeAlliances & SectorSkillsalliances • IT-Platforms including e-Twinning • Cooperationwiththirdcountriesandfocusonneighbourhoodcountries
Support for policy reform (KA3) • Openmethod of Coordination • Prospectiveinitiatives • EU recognitionstools • Dissemination & exploitation • Policydialoguewithstakeholders, thirdcountriesandinternationalorganisations
Incorporation of programmes • Three of the thirteen EU programmes in which one or more of the EEA EFTA States intend to participate have been incorporated into the EEA Agreement. • Horizon 2020, • Erasmus+ and • Creative Europe • Four programmesare scheduled to be adopted on the EEA Joint Committee meeting on 27 June 2014 • Employment and Social Innovation, • Civil Protection Mechanism, • COSME • Statistical Programme • Two more programmesare planned to be adopted at the EEA Joint Committee meeting on 9 July 2014 Connecting Europe Facility (ICT-part) Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme The EU side has informed the EFTA Secretariat that the four remaining programmes; the Consumer Programme, the Health Programme, Galileo and Copernicus will not be adopted by Council in time for the EEA Joint Committee meeting on 9 July 2014 but that they are looking into ways to ensure EEA EFTA participation as of 2014.