24 June 2014, Online
The Participant Portal, the central web platform for EU research and innovation funding, is improving its user-friendliness and functions for H2020. You can learn more at the webinar on 24 June.
All the grant-related online exchanges of EU research and innovation funding are managed on the Participant Portal. To make the system as user-friendly as possible, the Commission seeks continuous advice from actual users. The next meeting of an external user group is planned for the afternoon of 24 June in Brussels. To allow maximum participation and input from a wide audience, this meeting will be webcast with a live stream. Additionally, a web forum will be used where interested parties can post questions and comments, either directly during the meeting or afterwards.
To prevent spamming from robots, you will need the following password to access the web forum: forum
The video link will only start working on June 24 at 14.00 Brussels time (GMT+1). It will allow you to watch the meeting in real time. The recording of the meeting will be available shortly after at the same address.
A draft agenda is available at the web forum site.
18 June 2014, Oslo, Norway
Organised by the EU Office at the University of Oslo, this half-day seminar is aimed at researchers, research administrators, leaders involved in research strategy and those with an interest in ERC research funding opportunities. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers to learn more about ERC funding opportunities, and to meet and discuss directly with the ERC and fellow researchers from across Norway.
12-13 June 2014, Athens - Greece
The Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the European Commission, in collaboration with the Greek General Secretariat for Research & Technology, have the pleasure to invite you to participate at the International Conference “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2014”, which is organised under the frame of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Athens, Greece, on the 12th and 13th of June, 2014.
The WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Regional Strategies, Innovation & Growth. Organised since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development
13 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The ACARE together with the European Commission and the EU-funded action AirTN NextGen are organising a workshop on Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe. The aim of the workshop is to share the best practices to identify the present and future workforce skills needed in the aviation sector. Improve the quality of engineers' education accordingly and adapt the workforce supply to the needs of the European aviation sector.
10 June 2014, Brussels
The Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO), together with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, will hold a half-day conference on water research for agriculture. The aim of the conference is to discuss challenges in the water management related to the sustainable production in the European agriculture sector.
The common tool is the Horizon 2020 programme which tackles aspects of water ecosystems and agricultural research. The conference will present policy view on water resources and agricultural research as well as stakeholders´ views (researchers from Czech Republic and other European countries). All participants are kindly requested to register in advance by completing the registration form before 6 June 2014.