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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, Environment, Health, Innovation, New technologies, Research, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to cooperation between Copernicus and Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) in order to provide the skills needed to access and use Copernicus data and services.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To increase the number of people able to access and use Copernicus data and information. This could include basic users and/or very advanced/innovative user of Copernicus;
– To increase the supply of skills to stimulate the growth of geospatial related jobs in Europe (implying that the proposal shall address current and forthcoming labour market skill gaps)

Priorities
– Geomatics / geo-ICT;
– Business skills (management, accounting, marketing, finance…);
– Thematic knowledge (agriculture, forestry, climate change, raw material, energy production, infrastructure building and monitoring, smart cities…)

Among financed actions
– Copernicus-based courses within existing programmes, a Copernicus-dedicated Master programme, a Copernicus PhD programme (including Copernicus PhD scholarships), a Copernicus Campus training;
– A Programme to facilitate knowledge transfer from research to practice (e.g. placement of researchers in companies);
– A life-long learning programme, targeting professionals (i.e. already working in companies, public administration, research centres or academics)