Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

News & Announcements


  • Call for STSM (Short Term Scientific Missions) 2015

The call for STSM for the 3rd year of this COST Action is already open. The deadline for this first call is 15th of DECEMBER 2014.

There are available 8 grants for this third grant period (year 2015).


The evaluation will be sent no later than 20th of JANUARY. If not all grants have been awarded during this first call, an Open Call will start with the remaining grants and applications can be sent throughout the year, but latest in July.

STSMs have to be completed between 1 February and 31 November 2015.


Check the conditions, criteria for the evaluation and how to apply, here.


  • Water_2020 Meeting in Verona in Verona on 23-25June 2014

    Download the Programme for the Water_2020 meeting in Verona, here!


  • First Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Water JPI

The preliminary Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 0.5) for the Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World” (the Water JPI) was published as a way to:

• Guide the thematic development of Water JPI activities in 2013 and 2014. A Pilot call will be published in September 2013, and an additional set of Joint Activities are planned for publication in 2014;

• Inform relevant stakeholders of the progress made in the preparation of SRIA 1.0, releasing a structure based on themes and subthemes and supported by a number of consultations; and

• Progress in the partnership with Horizon 2020. SRIA 0.5 lays out the interests of the Water JPI, and details research and innovation themes targeting the Water Challenges expressed in the Water JPI vision document. Intense cooperation and coevolution are expected between the Water JPI and Horizon 2020.


It comprises five Research and Innovation Challenges


i) Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability;

ii) Developing safe water systems for the citizens;

iii) Promoting competitiveness in the water industry;

iv) Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy; and

v) Closing the water cycle gap.


The full document can be downloaded here.

  • Call for application to Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

The call for application to Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) is open until the 15th of July 2013. Check complete information here