The EU Energy Focus service is a free UK Government-funded service, that aims to ensure that UK organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. It provides support for a range of European funding opportunities with a focus on Horizon 2020, but also covering opportunities such as the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The service includes confidential, one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on upcoming and current Calls for Proposals, consortium building support and review of draft proposals.
A flow chart showing the Horizon 2020 application process can be downloaded from here.
The European Commission has published draft versions of the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2016-2017. The drafts are working documents that are not yet endorsed by the Commission. The drafts are published to provide potential participants with an insight into the priorities for the forthcoming Calls for Proposals. The pre-published versions can be downloaded from here. The final version of the Energy Work Programme is expected to be published in October 2015.
In early October the EU Energy Focus team will be delivering a series of webinars about the forthcoming Calls for Proposals. The webinars will include details of the Call topics as well as information about the administrative and financial arrangements for the Horizon 2020 Programme and the services provided by the EU Energy Focus team. The details of the webinars including the dates and registration details can be found here.
The EU Energy Focus team coordinates stakeholder groups for bioenergy, solar, wind, CCS, smart cities, smart grids, ocean and a group on energy efficiency is in the process of being set-up. Stakeholder group membership is an opportunity to help influence future Work Programme content; receive the latest news on Work Programme development; and build your networks and knowledge to take advantage of these funding opportunities. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like more information or would like to join any of these groups.