EC Green Paper on Future EU Research Funding Programmes


Public consultation open until 20 May 2011

On 9th February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper which proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. The changes, to be introduced in the next EU budget after 2013, would bring together the current Framework Programme for research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The Green Paper is available for download in all official EU languages at

An online public consultation is open until 20 May 2011 at 


Textile Platform organises two FP7 project brokerage events in Brussels

Present your project ideas - find project partners - obtain recommendations from EC officials

The European Textile Technology Platform organises two project brokerage events for the textile-related FP7 workprogramme topics of the 2011 calls of FP7 (to be published in late July). EC officials in charge of the specific topics will present the technical details and provide recommendations. Project ideas submitted in response to the TEPPIES call will be presented in short flash presentations.


Launch of the eBIZ National Events

After 2 years of successful development and tests, in 2010 the eBIZ team focuses on promoting its results, in particular by means of the eBIZ national events. Organised by the project team in close cooperation with stakeholders from different European countries, the events are set up to introduce the benefits of harmonised e-Business to the fashion companies of the whole supply-chain, particularly SMEs, and ICT providers.
Expected participants, such as CEO of Textile, Clothing and Footwear companies, as well as IT managers, will receive updated information in their mother tongue on achievements like the eBIZ Architecture and on the experiences of companies involved in the pilot test phases.

CrossTexNet project to launch its first call for proposals

Official launch scheduled for 30th April 2010

The first ERA-Net programme dedicated to textile research, the CrossTexNet project, is scheduled to launch its first call for project proposals on 30th April 2010. 17 national and regional research funding programmes from 11 European countries participate in this project and the majority of them are expected to provide funding for the first call. All necessary details will be provided on the CrossTexNet website: during the second half of April.

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