Nikola Benin. Calls for proposals for Call 14: Innovative Medicines Initiative

Nikola Benin, PhD


To give potential applicants as much time as possible to form consortia and prepare their proposals, IMI regularly publishes draft topic texts several weeks before the official call launch.

The following topics are currently under consideration for inclusion in future IMI calls for proposals for Call 14:

  • Targeted immune intervention for treatment of non-response and remission
  • Non-invasive clinical molecular imaging of immune cells
  • Development of a platform for federated and privacy-preserving machine learning in support of drug discovery
  • Centre of excellence – remote decentralised clinical trials

SMEs are strongly encourages to participate in IMI2 projects. This presentation highlights elements of the current indicative call topics that could be particularly interesting for SMEs. More information and guidance for SMEs can be found in IMI’s dedicated SME section.



Nikola Benin. Call for Proposals FCH2 JU

Publication: Nikola Benin, PhD



The annual work programme for the FUEL CELLS and HYDROGEN 2 JOINT UNDERTAKING (FCH 2 JU) has been published on 16.01.2018. The calls are now open now the deadline is 24.04.2018.

With an indicative budget of EUR 73.2 million and 20 topics, the projects will improve performance and reduce the cost of products as well as demonstrate on a large scale the readiness of the technology to enter the market in the fields of transport (cars, buses and refuelling infrastructure) and energy (hydrogen production and distribution, energy storage and stationary power generation).

These challenges encompass different areas of research and innovation for each of the Transport and Energy pillars, as well as Overarching and Crosscutting activities. A total of 20 topics will be part of the call for proposals, including 7 for Transport, 8 for Energy, 1 for Overarching and 4 for Cross-Cutting.

They are grouped into 5 Innovation Actions (IA), 14 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 1 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). The Call for Proposals will be subject to independent evaluation and will follow the H2020 rules on calls for proposals.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 24.04.2018.

Partner Offer for Health SC1-BHC-03

Nikola Benin, PhD


Spanish Research Group on Respiratory Diseases of North Barcelona interested in participating in topic SC1-BHC-03-2018.

The Spanish Research Group on Respiratory Diseases is member of Ciberes Network. The Group develops regular research activity on: a) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); b) Pulmonary Fibrosis; c) Lung Cancer; d) Respiratory Infections; e) Asthma; f) Respiratory Sleep Disorders; and g) Technological Innovation. In these lines the group maintains its research projects through funding from institutional agencies, scientific societies and foundations, and has generated a hundred publications in first quarter in the period 2014-17.

The research group is now interested in participating in topic SC1-BHC-03-2018: Exploiting research outcomes and application potential of the human microbiome for personalised prediction, prevention and treatment of disease.

For more information contact Dr Cristina Rodríguez Rivero


Nikola Benin, PhD


…Psychodrama is a universal language in which roles and experiences can connect people of different social and ethnic groups, different ages, in different states – as long as they have an interest in participating, even as an audience.
….This quality of psychodrama, being a connecting language, opens up space for work on terrain in different spaces and conditions. Through it we often work with marginalized groups; at risk; with children and teenagers; in schools, in social institutions; with people who have difficulty connecting in a different way: due to some form of discrimination or reverse segregation; due to strong internal and external conflicts. In the individual’s main difficulty to connect with oneself, to “see” from within, to understand and to show tolerance to himself.



Nikola Benin, PhD


The Youth Association from Transylvania ARE MISSING ESTONIAN, HUNGARIAN, ITALIAN and SLOVENIAN volunteers for 6 months activities starting March 2018.

In this approved project we are hosting 26 volunteers from Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. It has 3 flows for 9-9-8 volunteers coming in Each flow. The flows start on the first of September 2017, first of March 2018 and first of September 2018 and last for 6 months each.

These are the possible activities:
1 Recycling and up-cycling education manager – Spanish
2 Support person for the online radio – Estonians
3 Support person for the news portal – Hungarians
4 Support person for the kindergartens – Hungarians
5 Support person for the herbalists of the region – Portuguese
6 Support person for the Hosting Organization – Hungarians
7 Amateur Astronomy club manager – Italians
8 Puppet Show Group Manager – Latvians
9 Support Person for the Providence Association – Slovenians

We are looking for any youth aged 17 to 30 who is serious and motivated to come to a small city and support us in the development of a community with a lot of potential. Each volunteer will receive 120 € as food allowance and 60 € as pocket money each month

For anyone wishing to join us as an EVS volunteer, we will firstly require a CV and a motivation letter. DEADLINE for applying is the 15th of January 2018. These can be sent to sending organizations or directly to us at Also, we require all candidates to fill the short application form on this link:,

MORE DETAILS IN THIS PDF:…/Letolthetok/EVS%20at%20ATA%202017%20

Nikola Benin. Applicants Training: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


01-02-2018, 09:30–16:00 in Bern

Registration fee: free

The full day event will provide practical information on proposal writing and submission for ICT topics with deadlines in 2018.

What will be discussed? Targeted information and advice for planning and writing a proposal.

For whom? Applicants in any role (task, work package leader, coordinator or partner).

The ICT topics 2018 will not be presented. The participant should know to which ICT-related topic(s) they intend to submit. The Topic Preview is available here.


09:30 Arrival & Coffee
10:00–10:15 Welcome & Introduction
Agnes Szeberenyi – Scientific Advisor Health & ICT – Euresearch Network Office
10:15–11:00 Key Elements in Strong ICT Proposals
Dr Francesco Kienzle – NCP ICT & FET – Euresearch Network Office
11:00–11:30 Experience of a Coordinator
Brian Trammell, ETHZ
11:30–12:00 Experience of an Evaluator
Yulia Sandamirskaya, Group Leader at the Institute of Neuroinforatics, Zurich
12:00–12:30 Q&As from Audience to Coordinator and Evaluator
12:30–13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30–14:00 How to Write the Impact Section in the Proposal
Agnes Szeberenyi – Scientific Advisor Health & ICT – Euresearch Network Office
14:00–16:00 Hands on Excercise on Impact Section
Dr Stefan Fischer – NCP ICT & Energy – Euresearch Network Office, Agnes Szeberenyi – Scientific Advisor Health & ICT – Euresearch Network Office

Nikola Benin. GOAL Closing Conference


Publication: Nikola Benin, PhD

“Guidance and counselling for low educated adults: from practice to policy”
17-18 January 2018, Egmont Palace, Brussels
(Register here for the event)