Robert-Jan Smits finished his one year mandate as the European Commission’s open access envoy end of Ferbrury and will be replaced for now by Robert Kiely, head of open research at the Wellcome Trust, until a long-term coordinator for the Plan S open access initiative is appointed.
All 54 actions under the plan launched in 2015 have now been delivered or are being implemented. This will contribute to boost Europe's competitiveness, modernise its economy and industry to create jobs, protect the environment and generate sustainable growth.
The Academic Research and Innovation unit (B7) in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) is currently planning how to integrate academia and higher education issues into the next EU Framework Programme - Horizon Europe.
Following a dedicated call for preparatory actions, launched in October 2017 under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) part of Horizon 2020, the Commission has selected six preparatory actions for potential new future research initiatives in the form of FET Flagships.
The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the 2021-2027 Justice programme proposed by the European Commission in May 2018. This new programme will support developing an integrated European justice area based on the rule of law, mutual recognition and mutual trust.
European Commission strategies for boosting digital connectivity and skills are targeting real needs in the single market, according to the results of a comprehensive study of ICT in education published mid-March.
On 2 March 2019, the Session "Prospects, Funding and Career Opportunities for Young People" took place during the Cyprus Career Expo 2019. The session was organised by the European Office of Cyprus under the project In4Cohesion.
SmartPV, a programme of the Photovoltaic Technology laboratory and the Research Unit of Energy Sustainability “ΦΩΣ” of the University of Cyprus is a candidate for the European awards LIFE 2019 in the “Action for Climate” category.
Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics.