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Consult 2017 call deadlines for Horizon 2020 Climate, Environment, Energy and Circular Economy programmes

Land use conflicts in the food and feed sectors from bioethanol production are a growing problem.  Bioethanol is produced from crops such as wheat, maize, sugar beet and sugar cane.  Now an EU-funded project has succeeded in creating a second generation biofuel from agricultural residues and therefore avoids the land use conflicts with the food and feed sectors.

A new EU-funded project, Construct PV, is working on how to integrate photovoltaic (PV) systems into buildings from their very inception. Rather than panels being placed on roofs, this new technology is being used to replace parts of conventional building materials, such as roofs and facades. Construct PV develops customizable photovoltaic structures for opaque building surfaces for new buildings and buildings undergoing renovation.

Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work. The seven-year programme has a budget of €14.7 billion, which is a 40% increase compared to current spending levels. It also shows the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

The Commission has now published its 2014 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants under two sub-programmes. For the sub-programme for Environment, this call will cover action grants "Traditional" projects, Preparatory

Research and innovation are at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy. With the 2014-2020 financial period having been agreed, funding programmes with an impact on environment, energy and climate action have now been published in a number of areas of significance to ENEP members. You will find attached a selected up-to-date picture of the the main sources of funding under Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation and LIFE+ for environment and climate action.

The European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has launched a call for tender for the provision of external expertise in the fields of environmental policies, climate change, sustainable development, public health and food safety (EP Ref. IP/A/ENVI/FWC/2014-027). Independent expert advice is needed to support the work of the Committee by enabling it to order in-depth analyses, briefings, workshops and studies in the areas outlined above. Tenders can be submitted until 10 July 2014.

Over  40 environmental professionals across Europe gathered in Rome last Thursday at the ENEP General Assembly side event that was hosted in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerce (National Research Council).  The event heard from four speakers who spoke on the emerging Multi Annual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020 for the European Union and its implications for environment, energy, research and innovation funding in the new period that gets underway next year.

The BUILD UP Skills Guide for Proposers 2013 is now available and the electronic submission system is open: submission deadline is 28/11/2013. Applications for funding under this pillar II of the Build UP initiative are invited for projects that bring forward innovative onsite training for workers involved in the fitting and upgrading of specialist renewable energy technologies. Applications should build on the pillar 1 road maps and past projects that have been developed in most member states. READ MORE