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LogoThe 2019 edition of the Access City Award is now receiving applications. This year also includes special culture heritage awards. The Access City Award recognises and celebrates efforts by cities to improve accessibility for all of their citizens, in order to ensure equal access to equal rights, and improve quality of life for everyone. The EU is expected to have 120 million people with disabilities by 2020, and with an aging population, it is essential that cities be accessible for all.

This year, special awards will be given as part of the European year of cultural heritage, and will reward cities for their outstanding efforts to make cultural heritage sites accessible. The Access City Award is open to all EU cities of over 50 000 inhabitants, and urban areas composed of two or more towns with a combined population of over 50,000 inhabitants, if they are in EU countries with fewer than 2 cities with over 50 000 inhabitants For the Access City Award 2019, cities with fewer than 50 000 inhabitants may participate in one category of the special cultural heritage awards. The deadline for applications is 16 September 2018. [+]

Prize Innovative Batteries for eVehicles 2018

The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe. Solutions are required to provide the same or better performance than vehicles with internal combustion engines and to be capable of recharging the electric vehicle within a time equivalent to fill a conventional gasoline/diesel fuel tank.

This prize will contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of Europe for the benefit of the EU's economy and its citizens. Expected results. A prototype battery with fast repowering and long-distance range, high recyclability, and long life cycle.

Eligibility and award criteri: The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria for a prototype battery (demonstrated and tested in adequate environment). Τimetable:  23 February 2018 – contest opens, 23 February 2019 – deadline for registration of interest. 17 December 2020 – deadline to submit applications. [+]

BannerThe European Capital of Innovation Award - iCapital 2018

The prize recognising the most innovative cities in Europe — those pushing the boundaries of innovation, and changing people's everyday lives for the better

Today, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, opened the 2018 European Capital of Innovation contest at the EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony in the European Parliament.

The contest – also known as iCapital – is a prize to reward the cities and mayors who have built the most inclusive and dynamic innovation ecosystems, for the benefits of citizens and business. The winning city will be nominated the European Capital of Innovation 2018 and awarded a prize of €1 million to further promote and enhance its innovative actions. This year's edition will also reward the subsequent five   ranked cities, named runners-up, who will each receive €100 000 to scale up their innovation activities. The contest is open to cities with a minimum of 100 000 inhabitants from EU Member States, and countries associated to Horizon 2020. Applications can be submitted until 21 June 2018. The winners will be announced in the fall, followed by an award ceremony later in the year. [+]

Los premios concedidos hoy a destacados proyectos de investigación sanitaria se inscriben entre los esfuerzos que realiza la Comisión para fomentar la mejora del uso de los antibióticos y luchar contra el problema que constituye el aumento de las resistencias a los antimicrobianos. En el día de hoy, Carlos Moedas, comisario de Investigación, Ciencia e Innovación, ha otorgado el Premio Horizon al mejor uso de los antibióticos, de un millón de euros, y Vytenis Andriukaitis, comisario de Salud y Seguridad Alimentaria, ha adjudicado el Premio Europeo de la Salud a las ONG por combatir la resistencia a los antimicrobianos, en una ceremonia de entrega de premios que ha tenido lugar en la Universidad de Lovaina, en Bélgica. El Premio Horizon de un millón de euros se asigna a una prueba de punción del dedo que puede diagnosticar en menos de diez minutos una infección bacteriana y determinar si resulta seguro tratar a un paciente sin recurrir a los antibióticos. Se espera que esta prueba de fácil utilización esté a disposición de los pacientes para 2018. La ha desarrollado Minicare HNL, que es una iniciativa de investigación combinada de P&M Venge AB de Suecia y de PHILIPS Electronics de los Países Bajos.

El Premio Europeo de la Salud a las ONG por combatir la resistencia a los antimicrobianos reconoce las iniciativas destacadas de las ONG con el fin de reducir la amenaza que supone para la salud humana la resistencia a los antimicrobianos. El primer premio, de 20 000 EUR, ha sido concedido a la BEUC (Oficina Europea de Uniones de Consumidores) por su campaña «From Farm to You» («De la granja a ti»), que ha mejorado la sensibilidad ante las causas de esta resistencia, tales como el uso excesivo de antimicrobianos en ganadería y el uso indebido y excesivo de antibióticos en medicina. (RAPID, IP/17/205, 6.2.2017)

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URBACT Good Practice Call 2017


We all know that in these difficult times cities face ever increasing urban challenges linked to demographic change, climate and environmental targets, unemployment and urban poverty to name but a few. As urban practitioners, we are all seeking practices which are relevant and overcome these barriers. Such practices, as far as URBACT is concerned, come in all shapes and sizes, all themes and topics. And when we say ‘good practice’ we do not necessarily mean something grand, innovative and demonstrating excellence.

URBACT believes that your city has ‘hidden’ good practices which interest other European cities and they do not need to be any of the above. What is more, the opportunity to learn from peers and adapt and reuse tried and tested practices without reinventing the wheel is an attractive option when scarcity of resources is a daily discussion. This call invites your city to come forward with your good practices in the field of sustainable integrated urban development to:

Be part of the pioneering group of URBACT Good Practices to be widely promoted at EU and international level
Be able to share the Good Practice within the framework of a Transfer Network (Call to be published in September 2017)

All the cities with selected good practices will be awarded the title URBACT Good Practice City. The label will provide your city with the recognition and visibility it deserves for the results accomplished.

Furthermore, a specially conceived mix of communication and promotional activities will be put in place to promote the label, your city’s practice and the story that lies behind it.  First of all, a Good Practice Festival will be organised in September 2017, where all the selected cities with good practices will take part and have the opportunity to network with European and city policy-makers. Other materials such as publications, presentations, videos and infographics will be produced and shared with urban practitioners from all over Europe, making sure that your story gets known.

By becoming an URBACT Good Practice City, you’ll have the chance to advocate for sustainable and integrated urban development at URBACT events and capacity-building activities (workshops and conferences at programme and project level) including the activities related to the contribution to Urban Agenda for EU. Last but not least, the label will also allow you to share your experience within the framework of a Transfer Network. This will not only allow you to lead and mentor the process of understanding and reusing your practice, but also to better refine and improve it by using an in-depth peer-review methodology. Deadline: 31 march 2017.  [más]

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