Proyectos Internacionales - IIS Aragón 📋🔬
Octubre 2022
La oficina de proyectos internacionales del IIS Aragón ha creado este boletín mensual mediante el cual se va a informar de las convocatorias de proyectos que se encuentran abiertas, los eventos y las jornadas que puedan resultar interesantes al respecto para el personal investigador y de gestión. 

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Convocatorias actuales


Horizon Europe – EIC Accelerator Challenge: Technologies for Open Strategic Autonomy

This EIC Accelerator Challenge identifies the following set of key strategic areas and corresponding specific objectives for which highly innovative start-ups and SMEs are invited to propose new technologies, pioneering solutions and breakthrough innovations:
•     Components, technologies and systems for the pharmaceutical industry to ensure security of supply including through synthetic biology and novel manufacturing technologies;
•    Strategic healthcare technologies building on Europe’s research strengths in cell and gene therapies, including ribonucleic acid (RNA) based therapies to ensure EU leadership.


Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3) Work programme 2021-2022.

I3-2021-INV1-DIGIT: Innovation investments Strand 1 – DIGIT (Digitalisation of healthcare)
I3-2021-INV2a-DIGIT: Innovation investments Strand 2a – DIGIT (Digitalisation of healthcare)


Horizon Europe – EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2022
With its Pathfinder programme the EIC supports the exploration of bold ideas for radically new technologies. It welcomes the high-risk / high gain and interdisciplinary cutting-edge science collaborations that underpin technological breakthroughs. 
Pathfinder goes beyond what is already known. Visionary thinking can open up promising avenues towards powerful new technologies.

HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-04: Towards the Healthcare Continuum: technologies to support a radical shift from episodic to continuous healthcare
HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-05: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: DNA-based digital data storage.


Open Call: A simple one-step application process (COST)
Participants are invited to submit COST Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.
The Open Call Action proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA) procedure is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, reflecting the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.
Participants planning to submit a proposal for a COST Action will need to refer to the SESA guidelines and to the Open Call Announcement on the Documents and Guidelines page.


Horizon Europe - ERC Starting Grants 2023

The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal and shall have successfully defended their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2023. Cut-off dates: Successful defence of PhD between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020 (inclusive).

For more information, click here.


Horizon Europe - ERC Synergy Grants (ERC-2023-SyG)
The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. The transformative research funded by Synergy Grants should have the potential of becoming a benchmark on a global scale.

For more information, click here.


Networking Group Call 2022 “Chronic Pain”

Chronic pain imposes a massive burden to the individual, the health system, and the economy worldwide. It leads to a severe reduction in the quality of life of those affected and their families. Patients' daily activities such as work and social interactions are heavily impaired. As a consequence, chronic pain can lead to sleep problems, depression and anxiety. The underlying mechanisms are often not understood. Thus, joined efforts of basic scientist, clinicians, lay organisations, and policymakers are needed to understand the pathophysiology, improve diagnosis and therapy, increase awareness, and improve the every-day life of the patients. The success of biomedical research however, is hampered by the lack of harmonization of procedures, experimental methodologies, and data management. For the translation and implementation of future research outcomes into clinical practice, as well as for shaping future research priorities, it is essential to form synergies in the research community, to overcome gaps and hurdles, to build overarching networks, and to generate harmonizing concepts and ideas. Thus, a networking call in the field of chronic pain is now launched under the umbrella of the ERA-NET NEURON.

For more information, click here.


Horizon Europe – MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022 (HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01-01)

MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. MSCA Doctoral Networks are indeed open to the participation of organisations from third countries, in view of fostering strategic international partnerships for the training and exchange of researchers.These doctoral programmes will respond to well-identified needs in various R&I areas, expose the researchers to the academic and non-academic sectors, and offer training in research-related, as well as transferable skills and competences relevant for innovation and long-term employability (e.g. entrepreneurship, commercialisation of results, Intellectual Property Rights, communication).

Horizon Europe – WIDERA Talents

HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-03-01: Fostering balanced brain circulation – ERA Talents.

In line with the strategic priority of “Deepening the ERA” this part will support further progress on the free circulation of knowledge in an upgraded, efficient and effective R&I system. The destination will be pursued both at the level of individual researchers e.g. helping to develop the skills that researchers need for excellent science and, connecting all actors across Europe and at the level of institutions and smaller research teams around future ERA Chair holders.


Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Through the CRCNS program, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Energy (DOE); the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF); the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR); the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF); Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT); and Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and
Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.

For more information, click here.


Horizon Europe – Clúster 3 Disaster-Resilient Society 2022

HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-04: Better understanding of citizens’ behavioural and psychological reactions in the event of a disaster or crisis situation (RIA).

Horizon Europe – Europe Defence Fund (EDF)

EDF-2022-RA-MCBRN-HICP: Diagnostics, treatment, transport and monitoring of highly contagious, injured and/or contaminated personnel.


Horizon Europe – ERC Consolidator Grant

The ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 2 000 000 for a period of 5 years. The maximum size of the grants is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. (This does not apply to ongoing projects).
The Principal Investigators shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January 2023. Cut-off dates: PhD awarded from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015 (inclusive).

For more information, click here.




MSCA COFUND co-finances new or existing doctoral programmes and postdoctoral fellowship schemes with the aim of spreading the best practices of the MSCA including international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as international and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.
In practice, MSCA COFUND provides complementary funding for doctoral or postdoctoral programmes managed by entities established in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Those co-funded programmes must follow MSCA’s good practice in terms of international recruitment and minimum standard of employment for the recruited fellows as described in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Opening date: 11/10/2022

For more information, click here.



EU4HEALTH Work Programme 2022 (EU4H-2022-PJ)

EU4H-2022-PJ-11: Call for proposals on prevention of NCDs - cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other NCDs
EU4H-2022-PJ-12: Call for proposals on cancer and other NCDs prevention – action on health determinants
EU4H-2022-PJ-14: Call for proposals to support the roll-out of the second cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme
EU4H-2022-PJ-15: Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector - HERA

For more information, please find here the EU4H Work Programme 2022.



EU4HEALTH Work Programme 2022 (EU4H-2022-PJ)

EU4H-2022-PJ-11: Call for proposals on prevention of NCDs - cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other NCDs
EU4H-2022-PJ-12: Call for proposals on cancer and other NCDs prevention – action on health determinants
EU4H-2022-PJ-14: Call for proposals to support the roll-out of the second cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme
EU4H-2022-PJ-15: Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector - HERA

For more information, please find here the EU4H Work Programme 2022.



MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022

MSCA Staff Exchanges promote innovative international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in research and innovation through exchanging staff and sharing knowledge and ideas at all stages of the innovation chain. The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps turn ideas into innovative products, services or processes. It is open to research, technical, administrative, and managerial staff supporting R&I activities.

Opening date: 06/10/2022

For more information, click here.


European Cancer Organisation (ECO) - Community 365 Roundtable Meeting on Cancer Care Needs in the Community Setting
4 de Octubre; 14:30 - 17:00 | Registro
This October 2022 roundtable event on cancer care needs in the community setting seeks to provide a spotlight to a range of policy needs inherent to meeting this goal. This includes, but is not limited to: 

- How to achieve successful long-term management of cancer in the community setting, including ensuring suitable survivorship care planning
- Identifying and implementing the roles of primary care and allied healthcare professionals in long term management of cancer
- The experiences and learnings of those working with cancer
- New forms of treatment and care that can better support those living with cancer in the community setting. 

This Roundtable invites policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient advocates and all interested stakeholders to join us for the debate.


Presentación de resultados POCTEFA 2014-2020
4 y 5 de Octubre | Programa | Registro
Los días 4 y 5 de octubre se celebrará en Bilbao un evento en el que se darán a conocer los resultados conseguidos por los proyectos desarrollados en el marco del programa POCTEFA 2014-2020. Los socios institucionales del programa así como representantes de los proyectos presentarán los principales logros obtenidos a lo largo de este periodo de programación.

Durante el evento habrá espacio para el networking entre actores del territorio interesados en la cooperación transfronteriza que estén ya pensando en preparar un nuevo proyecto.

También habrá un espacio para conocer las novedades más importantes relacionadas con el programa POCTEFA 2021-2027.

El evento podrá seguirse en formato presencial pero también en formato online.


4th Annual Summit (to be held virtually) -
Digital Health Society

4 y 5 de Octubre; 10:00 - 18:00 & 10:00 - 17:30 | Programa
The 2-Day Virtual Summit promotes the latest thought leadership of the DHS, showcases innovation, research, European funded projects and addresses the latest digital and data challenges facing digital health.

The Summit will focus on the topic “Data & Digital services to support the recovery of health systems across the globe” which is one the 3 themes of the Global Health Connector Partnership Flagship events in 2022 in the US (Boston, Las Vegas and Washington), India (New Delhi), Africa (Kenya), Spain (Barcelona) and Switzerland. The DHS Summit will build on almost 1000 registrations from 68 countries across the globe.


ICPerMed Conference: Prelude to the Future Medicine
5 y 6 de Octubre | Programa | Registro
El Consorcio Internacional de Medicina Personalizada, ICPerMed celebra el 05 y 06 de octubre 2022 en París la Conferencia: Preludio al futuro de la medicina.

La conferencia proporcionará una visión de cómo será el futuro de la medicina presentando ejemplos concretos de enfoques y aspectos de la medicina personalizada que ya están en práctica. La conferencia demostrará que la implantación de la medicina personalizada está avanzando en todas las disciplinas y campos de la medicina y pretende inspirar otras iniciativas para adoptar enfoques similares.

Más información sobre el programa aquí.

La inscripción es gratuita pero obligatoria (para la participación virtual o presencial). Sólo las personas inscritas en el formato virtual recibirán el código de acceso a la conexión y sólo las personas inscritas en el formato presencial obtendrán una tarjeta de acceso.


World Mental Health Day: Migrants, Refugees & Mental Health (Hybrid event)
10 de Octubre | Programa
World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October. Since 1992, the global community unites on this day to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds people with mental health problems. 

This year's theme for World Mental Health Day is Make mental health & wellbeing a global priority for all'. In line with this year's theme, Mental Health Europe (MHE) will host a hybrid event at the European Parliament on 10 October focusing on migrants, refugees and mental health.

The event, co-hosted by MEP Tilly Metz and MEP Estrella Durá Ferrandis, will bring together key actors to discuss the importance of good mental health and how best to provide adequate mental health support in the context of increased migration across Europe. Find out more in the link to the Mental Health Europe page.


Capacity building webinar: Learning from journeys in literature reviews of COVID-19 research
11 de Octubre (10:30 - 12:30) | Registro
Literature reviews are a powerful tool to summarize research evidence. In this capacity building webinar, several members of the PHIRI (Population Health Research Infrastructure) project will share their experience applying different approaches to manage literature reviews summarising COVID-19 research. The course will start with a presentation about the types of reviews and basic concepts of literature reviews of population studies, including the methodological steps of these types of studies and the differences between the types of outcomes. In the second part, researchers from PHIRI will share their experiences performing literature reviews on COVID-19 evidence. Finally, a practical exercise will be conducted using the free online tool Rayyan.

Target audience: PHIRI partners, graduate students and researchers interested in conducting literature reviews. Basicknowledge about literature reviews is recommended but not required.


Hearing of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health on the draft opinion on facing the impact of post-COVID-19 condition on health systems
18 de Octubre | Registro | Programa
Emerging evidence suggests that as many as one in eight people who recover from COVID-19 infection will experience debilitating symptoms lasting much longer than expected, leading to an impaired quality of life. As the disease burden caused by post-COVID-19 condition on health systems increases, countries are striving to define appropriate clinical pathways (diagnosis, symptom management) while waiting for biomedical research to discover potential therapeutic approaches. There is an urgent need to understand the resource and organizational implications of post-COVID-19 condition for health systems in the medium to long term.

The aim of this hearing is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to share their views on the draft opinion of the Expert Panel on the above-mentioned subject. The draft opinion will be available at the Expert Panel website prior to the hearing.

This webinar is open to the public. 


Info session 2nd wave of EU4Health open calls for action grants
19 de Octubre | Registro | Programa
HaDEA is organising an info session on the 2nd wave of EU4Health calls

The Agency, along with Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), will present the policy context, objectives and expected impact as well as the procedure for this wave of calls.

The topics, numbered PJ-11, PJ-12 and PJ-14, focus on cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These actions will support Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission

EU4H-2022-PJ-11: Call for proposals on NCDs – cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
EU4H-2022-PJ-12: Call for proposals on cancer and other NCDs prevention – action on health determinants 
EU4H-2022-PJ-14: Call for proposals to support the roll-out of the second cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme 

The aim of this call is to extend the implementation of the first cancer training programme through the enrolment of new cancer centres, trainees, and trainers. Activities funded under this topic will roll-out the second group of trainees and will organise a dissemination event to present the outcomes of the training.


2022 International Conference on Research Infrastructures
19 - 21 de Octubre | Programa | Registro
A major worldwide event providing an opportunity for strategic discussions about international cooperation in research infrastructure. A variety of experts and stakeholders discuss challenges and emerging trends, highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures.

Every two years since 2012, ICRI has hosted about 500 delegates, who discuss topics concerning research infrastructures at the international level. The venue alternates between the EU and third countries, and the event is organised jointly by the European Commission and the host country. The upcoming ICRI in 2022 will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, from October 19 until October 21.


FEAM Forum Annual Lecture Digital Health and AI
26 de Octubre | Registro
Benefits and Costs of Data Sharing in the EU

Transition towards artificial intelligence and digital health. Is Europe ready? 

The topic of this year's FEAM Forum Annual Lecture will be Digital Health and AI: Benefits and Costs of Data Sharing in the EU. The event will be on 26 October 2022, between 14:00 and 17:00 (CET) and will take place in a hybrid format, in Brussels and via Zoom.

Digital technology is rapidly evolving, holding great promise in improving healthcare systems. This new technology has a huge positive impact in all areas, but it also leads to major consequences and challenges on regulatory and policy frameworks. While the world has faced the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease, by using a wide range of services – such as telemedicine, storage of electronic medical records, virtual education – digital health has contributed positively to the resilience of the healthcare system. Those tools build upon advances in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), two major options for improving healthcare innovation.


15th European Public Health Conference 2022
9 - 11 de Noviembre | Programa Registro
Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected

The 15th European Public Health Conference will take place in person in November 2022 in Berlin. Many sessions across the conference tracks are related to the PHIRI activities. Some are organised or co-hosted by PHIRI, others involve PHIRI members. We are happy to share with you a first overview of these sessions. More details will be communicated soon on the PHIRI website.

For more information about the conference and registration, please visit:


ERC Proposal Reading Day 2022 – Zaragoza
25 de Noviembre | Registro
Los ERC Proposal Reading Days son una iniciativa donde personas candidatas al Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC, en sus siglas en inglés) tendrán la oportunidad de leer propuestas (disponibles como copias en papel) que resultaron financiadas en alguna de las convocatorias 2014-2021 de dicho programa. 

Esta sesión está abierta a todas las personas candidatas y elegibles en las convocatorias 2023 de ERC en sus modalidades Consolidator y Advanced Grants, Proof of Concept, y Starting Grant 2024 y que participen con una institución de acogida española. 

Para participar en la sesión de lectura es necesario registrarse en este formulario, firmar el acuerdo e indicar qué dos propuestas desea leer del catálogo de propuestas disponibles hasta el 18/11/2022


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