DG Research and Innovation with the support of the EU-funded project NCPs CaRE organised an Information and Brokerage Event for the 2017 Horizon 2020 calls on demonstration projects related to : 



Outcome of the Info Day

More than 200 delegates from academia, cities, companies and services participated in the Info Day to learn more about nature-based solutions and the related Horizon 2020 calls for research and demonstration projects. Many of them took the opportunity to meet potential partners for future projects at the brokerage event.

The organisers wish to thank all speakers and participants for such a successful day. We invite everyone interested in the subject to join the Oppla community  to continue to network and exchange knowledge related to "Innovating Cities and hydro-meteorological risk reduction with Nature- and Culture-Based Solutions". Oppla is connected to the upcoming EU-funded ThinkNature stakeholders' platform.


M2M + Symposium


Oppla, the online hub for sharing knowledge about a wide range of topics, including ecosystem services and nature-based solutions, is re-launching in January 2017 with exciting new features such as ‘Oppla Groups’: the facility for members to create and manage their own forums within the Oppla platform, which can be used to focus on specific topics, locations, projects… whatever you choose!

Membership of Oppla is free and open to all. So if you’re not already registered, visit the website, join the Oppla community and you’ll be amongst the first to hear about the updated platform when it launches next year:



M2M + Symposium      

All presentations are available under the "Presentations" tab on the top of this page.

For up-to-date information on R&I policies and events “Innovating with Nature and Culture in Europe and beyond”, follow us on: 

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This one-day event was organised in 2 parts:

Morning - Information on the calls

  • Keynote speakers on topics relevant to 2017 calls
  • Tips for 2017 calls
  • Learn more on other financial instruments for leveraging

Afternoon - Brokerage Event

  • Specific introduction to each topic
  • Match up for future collaborations (bilateral meetings)
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations


The brokerage event in the afternoon was part of the Horizon 2020  Information Day and was organised by the EU-funded project NCPs  CaRE, the network of the National Contact Points for Horizon 2020, with the support of the Sector Group Environment of the Enterprise Europe Network.

  • Information about GDPR.
  • The Info Day & Brokerage Event took place on the 8th December 2016.

    Registrations are closed.




    With the support of: EASME

    DG RTD Contact :

    Bilateral Meetings organised by:

    closed since 21 Nov 2016
    Registration 28 Oct – 21 Nov
    Meeting Selection 8 Nov – 5 Dec
    Event 8 Dec
    Language English
    Venue Place Madou 1
    Brussels, Belgium
    Bilateral Meetings
    Participants 163
    Meetings 199
    Albania 1
    Austria 1
    Belgium 53
    Cyprus 1
    Czech Republic 4
    Denmark 4
    Estonia 1
    Finland 2
    France 15
    Germany 12
    Greece 5
    Hungary 3
    Ireland 6
    Italy 24
    Netherlands 9
    Norway 7
    Others 1
    Poland 2
    Portugal 8
    Serbia 1
    Slovenia 2
    Spain 24
    Sweden 8
    Switzerland 1
    Turkey 6
    United Kingdom 17
    Total 218
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    After Event 2441