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JRC info day and young researchers seminars in Portugal
The JRC holds today, in collaboration with the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT), an information day in Lisbon.
The aims of this conference are to raise awareness of the collaborations between the JRC and Portuguese researchers, stimulate debate around areas of common interest, discuss how the JRC can best serve the policy-makers and to foster further cooperation between the JRC and national laboratories and organisations.
During the afternoon, three parallel sessions have been organised, focused on three topics of common interest: environment and eco-innovation, nanobiotechnology and food safety and finally security and space.
Speakers include Paula Pereira, who is the Vice-President of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Portuguese Member of the JRC Board of Governors, and also Elke Anklam, Director of the JRC’s Institute for Health and Consumer Protection. In addition, JRC scientists, Portuguese researchers and experts and numerous representatives from several public and private research organisations and companies are taking part at the event.
The JRC has also organised two seminars for young researchers. The first one took place on 28 November in Lisbon and the second is scheduled for 30 November in Porto. The objective is to engage the young scientific community in Portugal and highlight the range of opportunities the JRC offers, both in terms of jobs and scientific cooperation.
Info days are organised by the JRC on a regular basis in different EU and associated countries. They allow for the national policy and scientific communities to exchange insights on scientific issues and meet with JRC representatives and scientists.