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Latest news | more...

  • 25.11.2014

    Policy Background: Should the EU rethink relationships in Europe’s East?

    In this article FRIDE (a European think tank for global action) draws attention to the European Union’s policy towards the Eastern neighbourhood and urges the new high representative for foreign affairs and security policy to set the neighbourhood policy as a top priority for the comming term. The author, Jos Boonstra, suggests that the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy must be more flexible, bilaterally customised, and extend cooperation beyond the six Eastern Partnership countries.
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  • 21.11.2014

    Moldovan Innovations awarded in Brussels

    Moldovan inventions were presented at the 63rd edition of 'Brussels Innova', the world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies, which was held from 13-15 November 2014. The Republic of Moldova was represented by the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer, and the State Agency on Intellectual Property. They showcased nine new products developed in the last two years. Following the assessment of an international jury, Moldovan inventors were awarded six gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal, and two special prizes.
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  • 10.12.2014 - 11.12.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova

    ener2i Brokerage Event and Energy Training Workshop in Moldova

    The FP7 project ener2i invites to a brokerage and energy workshop in Moldova on renewable energies, energy efficiency and innovation issues. The brokerage event will provide a platform for face-2-face meetings of researchers, companies and multipliers (technoparks, etc.) on energy, and for stimulating partnerships and new projects for bi-lateral cooperation and in Horizon 2020. The workshop will provide state of the art information on energy and innovation issues. Target Group: Researchers, companies and multipliers (technoparks, etc.) from the EU, Moldova, other EaP countries and countries associated to Horizon 2020.
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  • 17.12.2014 | online | 10:00 CET

    Webinar - The Starting and Consolidator Grants of the European Research Council

    Are you an up-and-coming research leader, who wants to establish a proper research team and start conducting independent research in Europe? Or are you a researcher at the stage of consolidating your own independent research team or programme? Then the European Research Council's 'Starting Grants' and 'Consolidator Grants' are here to support you. The European Research Council (ERC) supports excellence in frontier research through a bottom-up, individual-based, worldwide competition with a budget of €13 billion for the period 2014-2020. Take part in this webinar by SEA-EU-NET, customised for higly qualified researchers from outside Europe.
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Open calls | more...

  • | annually | next deadline: 31 January 2015

    Visegrad Scholarship Program (VSP)

    Each year the Visegrad Fund offers scholarschips to students and researchers for research or study at a chosen institution in one of the Visegrad Group countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary or Slovakia. Eligible are scientists and students (with a minimum of four semesters at university) from: Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Kosovo (XK), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), Russia (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), and Ukraine (UA). The scholarships cover all scientific disciplines.
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  • | Deadline: 31 January 2015

    Grant Scheme to facilitate the Participation of Eastern Partnership and Central Asian Countries in EU Brokerage Events

    This grant scheme will financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries in large-scale brokerage events and other similar activities 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 project, namely Health, Energy and Climate Change. There will be approximately 6-9 grants (2000-3000 EUR per grant) per country.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – November 2014

    INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

    INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of 59 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland. The project specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.
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