CCDRA clarifies European funding opportunities by 2020

The Algarve Regional Development and Coordination Commission will hold an information session «More Algarve in Europe» on […]

The Algarve Regional Development and Coordination Commission will hold an information session «More Algarve in Europe» on the funding opportunities of the «Horizonte 2020» Program on Wednesday, February 26, from 9:45, in the Auditorium of CCDR Algarve, in Faro.

A session where those responsible for the Algarve Operational Program will present the main actions that will be launched in the Community Support Framework that runs between 2014 and 2020, which will involve «a lot of support for people» and companies, «to the detriment of the construction of works», according to Sul Informação the president of the CCDR of the Algarve David Santos.

The event, held in collaboration with the Program Promotion Office – Framework (GPPQ) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, aims to promote and boost the participation of the Algarve region in European Programs and will be attended by the President of CCDR Algarve, David Santos, Coordinator of NCPs (National Contact Points) of GPPQ, Eduardo Maldonado, Chairman of the Board of CCMAR/UALG, Adelino Canário, Administrator of Necton, Inácio Valle and other invited experts. The opportunities of this program for Small and Medium Enterprises will also be presented.

"Horizon 2020" is the new Community program for research and innovation, succeeding the 7th Framework Program for R&TD.
“It focuses on three major priorities: on Scientific Excellence, in other words, “strengthening and broadening the excellence of the Union's scientific base and consolidating the European Research Area”; in Industrial Leadership, which unfolds in support of Research & Innovation in essential enabling technologies, access to risk finance and innovation in SMEs; and in the Societal Challenges, which embody problems to be solved in society in which it is necessary to develop focused research & innovation, such as: health, demographic changes and well-being; food safety; sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and bioeconomy; safe, non-polluting and efficient energy; intelligent, ecological and integrated transport; climate action, efficient use of resources and raw materials; and inclusive, innovative and safe societies”, reveals the CCDRA.

The session will focus on the last two Pillars of the program, namely Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. More information can be obtained. on the CCDRA website.