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Horizon 2020 Webinar 14 April - how the UK can have a voice in future programmes

National Contact Point for Transport for Horizon 2020 Louise Mothersole will next month be providing an insider’s overview about how interested parties can influence the shape of future European funding calls.

The 14 April webinar How is the Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme Shaped - the third in a series hosted by KTN - Louise will cover the process and timescale; the priorities that drive the work programme content; who the European Commission go to for advice and, most importantly, how you have your voice heard in forthcoming funding programmes.

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest ever Research and Innovation programme, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020). The Transport Challenge is allocated a budget of €6,339m for the period 2014-2020 - the Work Programme for which is issued every two years.

According to Louise, “I’ll be covering how the work programme is shaped, and how the Commissioned can be influenced. The next work programme is currently being drafted and is due to be published in September 2015. There is opportunity to influence the programme’s shape in the longer term. Now’s the time to be involved”.

“For instance, the 14-15 transport programme contains nothing about safety but the 16-17 programme does because of active campaigning”.

For the following Horizon 2020 webinar Louise plans to cover how to connect with parts and how to plug in to European networks.



To register for the 14 April webinar, please visit the event page: How is the Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme Shaped.

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