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  • 27.10.2016 - 28.10.2016 | Brussels, Belgium

    ERC Conference 'Frontier Research and Science Diplomacy' – Live Stream available

    Science diplomacy is a recently emerging term in the EU context and at the broader international level. While the increased interest in the subject is relatively new, the concept itself is not. The Conference will take stock of relevant research supported by the European Research Council (ERC), provide a forum of dialogue for researchers and policy actors, and position the ERC as contributor to science diplomacy through its ‘bottom up’ approach where research is investigator-driven.
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  • 18.10.2016 | Luxembourg

    First ever EU-Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting dedicated to Environment and Climate Action

    The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place in Luxembourg on 18 October 2016 with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment to stepping up cooperation on environmental challenges and climate change, and promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development.
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Important events | more...

  • 02.11.2016 - 04.11.2016 | Samarkand, Uzbekistan

    Samarkand Conference 2016

    The conference entitled 'Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus: Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade' will be held from 2 to 4 November 2016 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Agricultural trade in the Caucasus and Central Asian countries is highly dependent on regional markets, and particularly on Russia. However, substantial changes have occurred in trade policies of the CCA countries during the last 2-3 years. The conference provides an opportunity for knowledge exchange to researchers, as well as policy makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Researchers from Europe and other countries are also invited.
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  • 03.11.2016 - 04.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia

    5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

    The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will be jointly organised by the European Commission and the Slovak Republic on 3 and 4 November 2016 on the premises of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. The forum entitled 'Innovative Flows - Water, Knowledge and Innovation in the Danube Region' will focus on water management and research and innovation in the Danube region. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss the results and future of the strategy.
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline: 31 October 2016

    Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Eastern Partnership countries in EU Brokerage Events – apply now!

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the projects, namely 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. Maximum funding per grant is 1,500 EUR.
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  • | Deadline: 1 December 2016

    Alfa Fellowship Program 2017-2018

    The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development programme placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organisations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas in Russia. The programme accepts up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year. It includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – October 2016

    AERO-UA – Strategic and Targeted Support for Europe-Ukraine Collaboration in Aviation Research

    The project aims to stimulate aviation research collaboration between the European Union and Ukraine (UA) through strategic and targeted support. AERO-UA focuses solely on Ukraine due to the country’s huge aerospace potential and comparatively low level of aviation research collaboration with the EU. Ukrainian aerospace organisations possess unique skills and knowledge that can help Europe to address the challenges and goals identified in the ACARE Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, Flightpath 2050 report, the Clean Sky 2 initiative and H2020 Transport.
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