- Marie Curie Nikola Tesla Conference
Zagreb and Belgrade 7th -11th October 2006
If you are a Marie Curie Fellow in the areas of Engineering, Physics or Mathematics we encourage you to participate in this event. In the words of Commissioner Potočnik "…through this Workshop the Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of a remarkable, innovative scientist whose groundbreaking achievements and discoveries have inspired many generations of researchers."
Registration is now open with a deadline of
September 22nd 2006 at the
Address by Commissioner Janez Potočnik (
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Invitation letter from Raffaele Liberali, Director of the Human Factor, Mobility
and Marie Curie Actions (
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to participate in the Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates
In the areas of Economics
16-19 August 2006 , Lake Constance, Bavaria.
Deadline for applications is Friday 07 July 2006.
Marie Curie fellows should apply directly via this Information
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- 17th Sustainable Energy Marie Curie Research Fellowships
Saturday 20th to Wednesday 24th May 2006 in Athens, Greece
Organised by the EC DG RTD Sustainable Energy Programme in association
with NCSR Demokritos and University College Cork
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to participate in the Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates
In the areas of Chemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences
25-30 June 2006, Lake Constance, Bavaria.
Deadline for applications is extended
to Tuesday 25 April.
Marie Curie fellows should apply directly via this Information
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Researchers' Labour Market: Europe - a Pole of Attraction? - The
European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their
Recruitment as a driving force for enhancing career prospects
1-2 June 2006, Vienna, Austria
Event organised under the Austrian Presidency of the EU. Further
information will be soon available from the Austrian
- 7th EMBL/EMBO Joint Conference 2006: Genes, brain/mind and behaviour
3-4 November 2006, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
This conference forms part of a series of EMBO/EMBL joint conferences on
Science and Society. The tradition of these conferences is to promote
mutual interest, understanding, and dialogue between biologists and a
variety of other sectors of society that are concerned with the impact of
modern biology. The conferences are open to the public.
- 18th Annual Conference of Academia Europaea: Brain, Matter and Mind
21-23 September 2006, Budapest, Hungary
The Annual Conference will be preceded by two satellite events (also
taking place in Budapest):
19-20 September, symposium on "Liberty and the search for
identity", organised by the Academia Europaea History section
19-20 September, two workshops organised by the Informatics
section: "Grand Challenges of Informatics" and "Computer Mathematics"
Approaches to University Identity
Annual Conference of the Magna Charta Observatory (organised in
conjunction with the Cpouncil of Europe)
followed by the ceremony for the signing of the Magna Charta
14-15 September 2006, Bologna, Italy
- Science policies meet reality: gender, women and youth in science in
Central and Eastern Europe
1-2 December 2006, Prague, Czech Republic
As the "Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science", the first
regional support project for women and youth in science funded by the EC,
is drawing to its close, this conference will provide an opportunity to
assess the impact of the project and present findings and results. The
conference will include sessions on researcher mobility, work-life
balance, gender and decision-making, and communication of science.
The deadline for submission of proposals for papers or posters is 16 July
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sociology and politics of immigration in Europe"
The EUI Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies and the Social
and Political Science Department organize the summer training
programme “The sociology and politics of immigration in
Europe.” It will take place at the European University Institute
in Florence, Italy from 2-9 July 2006.
Information Note (
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- European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
Summer School Maastricht, The Netherlands from 12th-23rd June,
Information and application form (
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Science and Technology - CST 060606
6-9 June 2006, Tromsø, Norway
30 May - 2 June 2006, Tomsk, Russian Federation
# Tomsk Polytechnic University
# Russian Union of Young Scientists
# Tomsk Regional Branch of the Russian Union of Young Scientists
# Young Researches Tomsk Regional Public Organisation
Assessment in Institutions of Higher Education in Europe:
Problems, Practises & Solutions
23-25 March 2006, Pavia, Italy
organised by Academia Europaea
International AMONET Meeting on "Women in Science"
March 16-17, 2006, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
congress for freedom of scientific research
programme can be found at the congress website.
16-18 February 2006, Rome, Italy
Annual Conference 2006
The aim of the conference is to provide a framework for young
European researchers to meet with European political and economical
leaders and to engage in a fruitful discussion on the construction
of the European Research and Higher Education Areas. As usual,
delegates from European countries will be asked to answer a questionnaire
and present the results during the conference.
You can contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
9-12 March 2006, Bologna, Italy
Conference – Researching Women in Science and Technology
Organised under the Austrian Presidency of the EU.
15-16 May 2006, Vienna, Austria
Annual Conference 2006
The Annual Conference of EARMA (European Association of Research
Managers and Administrators) will take place in Paris on 15-16
June 2006, with an evening reception on Wednesday 14th June. The
programme is currently being finalised and details of accommodation
options will be published in early 2006 in the EARMA website.
14-16 June 2006, Hémicycle du Conseil Régional d'Ile-de-France,
European Summer Conference 2006: New Dimensions for Doctoral Programmes
in Europe – Training, Employability and the European Knowledge
The 12th UKCGE Summer Conference will be held in partnership with
the European University Institute in Florence and will follow
up key issues at the 2005 Ministerial Summit in Bergen, focusing
on outcomes and implications for doctoral programmes in Europe.
6-8 July 2006, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Open Forum 2006 (ESOF2006)
ESOF seeks to showcase European achievements right across the
scientific spectrum and serves as an open forum for debates on
science-related issues. Through ESOF, researchers and scientists,
as well as the general public, are provided with an adequate platform
for exchanging views and discussing the challenges and consequences
of scientific developments around the world. It thus promotes,
fosters and maintains contacts between associations, professional
societies and industry, both within Europe and worldwide. Finally,
it assists policy makers in consulting relevant scientists on
issues affecting society, including the governance of science.
15-19 July 2006, Munich, Germany
Mobility: Crossed perspectives. International conference on academic
The main aim of the conference is to provide a multidisciplinary
forum for discussion about the actors of academic mobility. Papers
are welcomed from linguistics, education, anthropology, sociology,
psychology, geography and educational policy, among others.
21-23 September 2006, Turku, Finland
- Marie Curie Awards 2005
This third edition of the Marie Curie Awards under FP6 will be
organised by the European Commission, with the support of the
Conference of Heads of Irish Universities (CHIU). This year's
jury has been chaired by British astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
The ceremony will be followed by the closing
event of the ‘Researchers in Europe 2005’ initiative
on 2 December 2005. You can download
the programme (
1 December 2005, Dublin, Ireland
signature of the European Charter for Researchers
On 16 December, France’s largest research organisation CNRS
(Centre national de la recherche scientifique) will commit itself
to implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code
of Conduct for their Recruitment in a ceremony attended by Commissioner
Janez Potocnik and the Director of CNRS.
16 December 2005, 10.15 am (time to be confirmed), Berlaymont
Press Room, Brussels, Belgium
there a European ‘brain drain’? Doing more for research
in Europe – Press briefing
The briefing will highlight the measures put in place to support
researchers in Europe and to attract researchers from across the
globe. These measures include the ‘Researchers in Europe
2005’ campaign, the Marie Curie scholarships to support
mobility, the ERA-More network of mobility centres, the acceleration
of the visa application process, special admission procedures
for non-European researchers and the publication of the European
Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.
14 December 2005, 11.15 am, Berlaymont Press Room, Brussels, Belgium
European Research’ - CER 2005
This international forum offers scientists, communication professionals
and journalists a unique opportunity to showcase their activities.
The conference will also take stock of the way towards the Seventh
14-15 November 2005, Brussels
- 'Making Europe more
attractive for researchers'
As one of the most important Marie Curie events, the European
Marie Curie Conference 2005 will offer researchers the opportunity
to share their scientific knowledge, mobility experiences and
career perspectives, and to participate in open debates with policy-makers
from industry, academia and the European Commission.
28-30 September 2005, Tuscany (Pisa/Livorno), Italy.
Proceedings available (50 MB)
Zip file. Instructions: After downloading the zip file, please extract all files in your local hard disk and run the powerpoint presentation (.pps) file.
The European Researchers’ Night is a pan-European
event organised by the European Commission under the ‘Researchers
in Europe 2005’ initiative. It involves a wide range of
scientific and research organisations – including museums,
laboratories and academic institutions – hosting a variety
of entertaining and fun events planned to run late into the night
of Friday, 23 September. The aim is to give the public, and
in particular young people, the opportunity to meet researchers
within the context of festive and ‘fun’ activities
and to highlight the appeal of pursuing a research career.
23 September 2005, all over Europe
Conference “The European Charter for Researchers and the
Code of Conduct for their Recruitment – Turning policy into
practice: Building the pool of talented researchers to achieve
Europe’s goals and future innovation”
Organised by the UK GRAD Programme in collaboration with other
UK research institutions and the European Commission, the conference
is one of the events in the programme planned for the UK presidency
of the European Union. It will gather together members of research
institutions and industry, as well as policy-makers at European
and national level and representatives of professional associations.
The conference will be a key event in the implementation of this
Charter and Code.
You can see the programme and register on-line via the conference
website or by downloading the conference brochure.
8-9 September 2005, London
Workshop for new scientists
Join other PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers for a day
of practical information and networking at the Nencki Institute
of Experimental Biology in Warsaw. Learn about the results of
2 project on mobility and excellence in scientific labour
This workshop is jointly organised by Science's Next Wave, the
Mobility and Progression in Science Careers Project, and the Marie
Curie Fellowship Association (MCFA). It forms part of an ongoing
Workshops for Early Career Researchers.
15 June 2005, Warsaw, Poland.
in Europe’ Opening Ceremony
Commissioner Janez Potocnik and Luxembourg’s Minister for
Research François Biltgen, will be present at the official
launch of the initiative, which will be hosted by the Luxembourg
Presidency. The Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg will be
the place where a large number of animations will be organised
for the youngest.
8 June 2005, Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg
and the Future' - Engelberg Forum - 16th Annual Conference
How will the scientists of the future publish their research results?
How will medical scientists and biologists communicate with each
other and with ever-more sophisticated computer systems? These
are some of the questions that will be raised at the 16th Annual
Conference of the Engelberg Forum, organised with the support
of the European Commission. During the gathering, the Young
Scientists Programme will give the floor to Marie Curie
fellows to exchange their knowledge and experiences, and take
part in the discussions on how language and research will affect
each other in the future. The Programme is part of a series of
multidisciplinary Marie Curie scientific conferences organised
in the framework of Marie Curie fellowships training activities.
21-25 May 2005, Lucerne and Engelberg Abbey, Switzerland.
- European Forum for Early Career Researchers
The European Forum for Early Career Researchers is jointly organised
by the Marie Curie Fellowship Association and the Slovenian public
foundation Ad Futura. The idea of the Forum is to bring together
early career researchers and more experienced colleagues from
across Europe and across disciplines, as well as from a broad
range of professional backgrounds. About 150 participants are
expected to attend. Marie Curie fellows (past and present) are
6-7 May 2005, Otocec/Slovenia
Training in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: Current Status
and Future Needs
The workshop was organised by DG Research of the European
Commission. Its aim was to determine future needs from the point
of view of research training necessary to maintain progress in
these new technologies in Europe and the world. The discussion
was primarily concerned with research training – both scientific
and in other areas, such as business, safety, environmental safety
and ethics – but this linked directly to infrastructure
and regulation. Participants had a wide range of academic and
industrial experience and came from 27 countries in Europe, the
USA and Asia. The presentations
given at the conference are now available on the event website
14-15 April, Borschette Centre, Brussels, Belgium.
- First Annual Conference of the ERA-MORE
This First Conference of the ERA-MORE Network will mainly be oriented
to sharing experiences of information and communication tools,
awareness-raising activities, customised assistance to researchers
and co-operation with other transnational and international networks
as well as industry.
7-9 December 2004, Baden bei Wien, Austria.
Curie Week in Warsaw
After the success of the 2003 event in Brussels, the second edition
of Marie Curie Week was organised in co-operation with Poland,
the birthplace of the great scientist. Director-General for Research
Mitsos Achilleas was among the participants. The 2004 Week also
marked the official launch of the Polish network of Mobility Centres.
Marie Curie Week is an initiative of the European Commission’s
Research Directorate-General and EU Member States. The highlight
of the event is the Marie Curie Awards Ceremony. Participation
is free of charge and is open to secondary school teachers and
students, university students, scientists and the general public.
3-10 November 2004, Warsaw, Poland.
Open Forum (ESOF 2004)
This event addressed questions related to Science and Society,
Scientific careers, Mobility, etc.
The Marie Curie Fellowship Association organised a workshop under
the title "Mobility of researchers in Europe and beyond"
and another one, in collaboration with the European Molecular
Biology Organisation, on "Scientific careers in Europe".
25-28 August 2004, Stockholm, Sweden.
drain, brain gain: new challenges
Fuite ou circulation des cerveaux : de nouveaux défis
Colloque international Mercredi 30 juin 2004 de 8h30 à 18h30
Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
Management and Administration in a Changing World
The EARMA Annual General Conference,
24-26 June 2004, Bucarest, Romania
This conference will include a session dedicated to young scientists
and their vision of marine research in Europe with presentations
given by Marie Curie Fellows.
10-13 May 2004, Galway, Ireland.
human resources for Science and Technology in Europe
The purpose of this conference is to present the provisional findings
and recommendations of the independent
high level group on human resources for S&T and to discuss
2 April 2004, Brussels, Belgium.
mobility and co-operation of Early Stage Researchers in the European
Annual meeting of Eurodoc,
the council for postgraduate Students and junior researchers in
18 -21 March 2004, Athens, Greece.
Stage Researcher Mobility in Europe - Meeting the Challenges and
Promoting Best Practice"
Conference jointly organised by by the associations Euroscience,
Marie Curie Fellowship Association, Eurodoc and PI-net.
25-27 February 2004, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
of Scientific and Technical Careers"
jointly organised by the associations ASPERT and "Femmes
9-10 January 2004, Paris, France
- 'Marie Curie
Week' in Brussels
A tribute to Marie Curie as a symbol for new generations of researchers
3-15 November 2003
Workshop of Marie Curie Fellows
Organised by the European Commissions DG RTD and DG Joint Research
Centre Institute for Energy (JRC-IE)
21-22 October 2003, Petten, The Netherlands
in Industrial Research. Speeding up changes in Europe!
Edelgard Bulmahn, German Federal Minister for Education and Research,
and Philippe Busquin, European Research Commissioner, will open
the conference which represents a key step in the EU initiatives
to promote women’s participation in research in Europe.
10-11 October 2003, Berlin, Germany
Career of a Researcher in the European Research Area
(Organised by the Italian Presidency of the European Union, 16-18
July 2003, Florence)