The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation published details of the €16 billion, second work programme of EU Horizon 2020 funding (2016-17) on 13 October. Full details of the Europe in a Changing World: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies tranche (Funding for Societal Challenges) have also been made available. The Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme was launched in 2014 with a total value of €77 billion.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has launched a new online Data Centre (beta) providing enhanced analysis tools for global data on education, science and culture. Enhanced tables, graphs and maps can be generated on the new platform. The UNESCO data centre also contains “updated country and regional profiles, global rankings and other interactive tools.” Other UN data resources are accessible via this Library page.