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  • 23.11.2015

    1st 'State of the Energy Union Report' published

    The 'State of the Energy Union Report', published for the first time on 18 November, shows that progress has been made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy nine months ago. On climate change, the report highlights Europe's contribution to the Paris negotiations. At this stage, more than 160 countries representing more than 90% of global emissions have presented their contributions to the Paris Agreement. The EU submitted in this process a binding domestic economy-wide emissions reduction target of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
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  • 20.11.2015

    Russian version of Networking Guide for International R&D Projects

    The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The second edition, which has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project, is now also available in Russian.
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Important events | more...

  • 07.12.2015 - 10.12.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

    7th European Innovation Summit – #7EIS

    The 7th European Innovation Summit will set the stage for the future of innovation in Europe. Taking place from 7-10 December 2015 in the European Parliament in Brussels, the 4-days event will call for a 'Pact for Innovation'. The programme of the 7th EIS focuses on key-challenges in the innovation sector – including pivotal topics such as energy, industry, environment, agriculture, bio-economy, health, transport, safety and security, quantum computing, and the role of regions and cities. A special focus of the Summit will be placed on youth involvement.
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  • 07.12.2015 - 08.12.2015 | Paris, France

    Sustainable Innovation Forum – SIF15

    The Sustainable Innovation Forum is an annual event brought to you by Climate Action & UNEP. It is one of the largest side events held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP). COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will aim to achieve a legally binding agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme, the 2 day Forum will convene participants from business, government, finance, UN, NGO and civil society to create an opportunity to bolster business innovation and bring scale to the emerging green economy.
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline: 1 December 2015

    Alfa Fellowship Program 2016 - 2017

    The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas in Russia. The program accepts up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience.
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  • | Deadline: 1 March 2017

    Competition for Joint Russian and French Research Projects within the Framework of International Associated Laboratories (LIA) and International Joint Units (UMI)

    The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in accordance with the Agreement on scientific cooperation with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) announced a call for proposals for joint Russian-French initiative projects in basic research, to be conducted by Russian and French scientists within the Framework of International Associated Laboratories (LIA) and International Joint Units (UMI).
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – November 2015

    Vi-SEEM – Virtual Research Environment for Regional Interdisciplinary Communities in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

    The overall objective of this project is to provide user-friendly integrated e-Infrastructure platform for regional cross-border Scientific Communities in Climatology, Life Sciences, and Cultural Heritage for the South East Europe/ Eatsern Mediterranean (SEEM) region; by linking compute, data, and visualisation resources, as well as services, models, software and tools. The consortium comprises partners from several EU countries as well as from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and other non-EU countries in the region.
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