Call for Tenders: Training Packages for Health Professionals

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers has published a call for tenders concerning training packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma.
The work to be prepared under this call for tender is to review, develop, test and evaluate training for health professionals in order to facilitate the access and improve the quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities such as the Roma in the European Union.
The deadline to submit tenders is the 27 September 2013
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Funding for innovative PhD and early career researcher training

AHRCs Collaborative Skills Development Call is aimed at supporting the development of innovative, collaborative training packages for PhD students and early career researchers in the arts and humanities through a range of interventions:

  • Funding of up to £60,000 to offer training and skills development activities to groups of students and Early Career Researchers in several institutions.
  • Funds up to £5,000 to support ECRs to establish and run collaborative training and researcher development activities . 
  • Support for doctoral students to establish and run smaller-scale collaborative activities, with an award limit of £3,000. 

Innovative interventions such as internships, competitions, entrepreneurs-in-residence, etc are encouraged.  Applications will be eligible from any discipline within AHRC’s remit but should focus on:

  • Partnership working including public engagement
  • Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy
  • Research Skills Enrichment

The closing date is 19th September 2013, please contact if you are interested.  Further information:,1PYAH,71UHKB,64BKR,1


Reduced rate for EU funding training

The External Projects Team have been offered two places for a Moderngov training session on accessing European funding.  The session will be held in London on 9th July. Full details of the programme are available by clicking this link The reduced rate is £395 + VAT  per delegate – please contact by 4pm Friday 28th June for details on how to secure this reduced rate. The External Projects Team will be running internal events on EU funding in the Autumn so if this course is of interest to you but you are unable to attend, please keep an eye out for further updates.

NESTAS Creative Enterprise Programme –For Creative Supporters

Event for academics who are supporting students in the arts with enterprise

Title: NESTAS Creative Enterprise Programme –For Creative Supporters
Date: 22 -23 May 2013
Location: London
Cost: £600
More Details:
This new two day programme is aimed at Further and Higher Education professionals who support creative students and graduates to identify and reach their creative and professional aspirations.
Through this new programme Nesta will share a suite of creative enterprise methodologies; giving attendees the opportunity to try the tailored approaches and develop their own structured group and one to one sessions.
The materials can be embedded across all creative sectors from visual arts to digital technology, offering a flexible way of engaging students in enterprise and employability skills.
Who should attend: University and college lectures, tutors, careers and enterprise advisers and heads of departments – those who consider themselves ‘creative supporters’ who support students with professional development skills or enterprise and employability activities.
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Update on Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the successor research and innovation funding programme to Framework Programme 7.  Horizon 2020 will operate from 2014-2020 with a proposed overall budget of €80 billion. This programme will support three pillars of activity – Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. 

Each legislative part of Horizon 2020 implementation must be approved by the European Parliament, Council and Commission.  These discussions are scheduled  to be completed by summer 2013, before the end of the Irish presidency.  Current issues to be resolved include the rules and rates for cost reimbursement, the detailed structured for the societal challenges pillar and widening the participation potential across all member states.  Once these issues have been resolved the first calls are expected in early 2014.

This all depends on the budget negotiations, which are part of the overall EU budget for 2014-2020 (the Multi-Annual Financial Framework), subject for the summit meetings this week.  Our UKRO annual visit on 13th February will provide more detailed information following on from these budget discussions. To register for this event contact