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28/03/2017 10:36

Event Announcement & Call for Papers Sumforest Summer School for Young Researchers

Join the Sumforest Summer School for Young Researchers “Practical approaches to transnational research proposal writing in the area of sustainable forest management” to be held on 27-29 June 2017, Minsk, Belarus! The aim of this initiative is capacity building, better integration of young forestry researchers from North African Mediterranean countries, Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,  Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia into the transnational research community, share practical experiences; develop skills that translate knowledge into effective actions. All selected participants will be invited also to attend the Sumforest Final conference in autumn 2017 and present a scientific poster. Applicants to the Summer School must have: Proficiency in English to allow full participation in the course discussions A résumé that demonstrates professional experience and research potential Affiliation with an institution (in North Africa Mediterranean, EaP countries and Russia,) working on research questions related to the forest sector or natural resources, environment, climate change, bioeconomy issues. Applicants are asked to provide: A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) describing his/her professional interests, why they wish to apply and how it will help them developing their career A CV A recommendation letter from the employer/university To apply, send an e-mail providing the elements above to: sumforest@efi.int The deadline to submit your application is 10 May 2017.  Contact: Elena Kulikova, elena.kulikova@efi.int
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24/03/2017 16:13

International Conference - Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation would like to inform you, that 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation will be held from 21 to 23 June 2017 (Wednesday - Friday). The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Navigation of the Gdynia Maritime University and The Nautical Institute. The Conference is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share their expert knowledge, experience and research results concerning all aspects of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation. You can still decide to participate in our Conference. For late papers our gate is still open until the end of April 2017. The papers that will be submitted from now (but after successful verification and review process) will be published in the TransNav Journal (http://transnav.eu). You are also to participate in the Conference without a paper, but active participation is preferred. For further information or to discuss these opportunities please contact Dr Tomasz Neumann, Conference Secretary on +48585586168 or e-mail: transnav@am.gdynia.pl Web-page of the conference: http://transnav2017.am.gdynia.pl/
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20/03/2017 12:56

Governance in Emerging Economies

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation is disseminating information on a PhD position. Gottingen University in partnership with Tbilisi State University and KIMEP University is seeking a PhD student for the research project. Selected PhD student will be involved in an interdisciplinary research project, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (The Volkswagen Foundation). The research project aims to examine the role of state government in the country's economic development process. For more information about the project and the candidate selection criteria are available on the following link:  http://www.governance-in-emerging-economies.net/fileadmin/Content/PDF/Sonstiges/call_for_application_03_2017_2_.pdf   Interested candidates should submit the requested documents by 10 April. Contact Information Email:  governance@pfh.de URL:  www.governance-in-emerging-economies.net Facebook:  www.facebook.com/econ,governance  
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16/03/2017 13:57

Upcoming Webinar Innovation strategy in research and innovation projects

With the project framework series of EaP PLUS Webinar on research and innovation is planned. The first Webinar is scheduled on 11 April (Central European Time 10:00-11:00). Webinar focusing on innovation strategy research Innovation strategy in research and innovation projects - increasing the impact of your research For more information about Webinar agenda and speakers find the attached documents below .   For attending the Webinar, registration is mandatory on the project's web-site .
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16/03/2017 10:52

SPREADING EXCELLENCE AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

This webinar will be conducted by National Contact Points in Poland – experts with vast experience in training on Framework Programmes of the European Commission. The aim of the programme „Spreading excellence and widening participation” is to maximize investments in research and innovation which will enable the European Union to function in a more streamlined and homogeneous way, allowing the individual strengths of each Member State to be optimized. There is a significant evidence pointing to the fact that the pathway to economic growth and competitiveness is strongly connected to the scaling up of investment in research and innovation. In order to address these challenges, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. These measures are targeted at low-performing Member States in terms of research and innovation, and they will be implemented by the Member States most in need of the new Cohesion policy for the 2014-2020 programming period. Contact Adam Gluszuk National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU e-mail: adam.gluszuk@kpk.gov.pl Save the date: 20 March 2017 Time: 10 am CET Duration: approx. 60 minutes (including chat Q&A) Join us here for the webinar: Webinar Room https://meet.lync.com/kpkgovpl/presenter-kpk1/UAE6BKOT  
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15/03/2017 17:17

EaP PLUS HORIZON 2020 Info Day

EaP PLUS organises H2020 Info Day at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” on energy and environment topics EAP-PLUS.EU EVENT April 7, 2017 National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv Ukraine Contact:  Olga Zyrina, Olga.Zyrina@kpk.gov.pl The info day will take place on April 7, 2017, at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The focus is on energy and environment topics in H2020 calls for 2017 and for the upcoming period of 2018-2020. In the afternoon a mini-brokerage event will help participants to find suitable partners for developing possible joint projects. If you are interested in participating in the mini-brokerage event, please fill in the  Profile Form  and send it to Olga Zyrina by March 15, 2017. Please find the topics and the  Draft Agenda  attached. The  Registration   http://upc.kpi.ua/?page_id=2680 for the Information Day is now OPEN. For any questions, please contact: Ms. Olga Zyrina IPPT-PAN, Poland Olga.Zyrina (@) kpk.gov.pl  
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15/03/2017 15:56

STEM Gender Equality Congress

On June 8-9, 2017, in Berlin Science Impact Ltd will host the STEM Gender Equality Congress. Congress will be attended by delegates from governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic staff and private sector. Congress aims to connect people working in the area of gender equality, and share their experience with the delegates.   For more information, visit the following website: https://stemgenderequality.com/about/intro/
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15/03/2017 15:55

The European Capital of Innovation Award

In March 2017 European Commission announces the prize for the European Capital of Innovation awarding the cities with most innovative citizen-driven initiatives for tackling the social challenges. There are 3 prize categories; The European Capital of Innovation 2017: €1 000 000 First runner-up: €100 000 Second runner-up: €100 000 Eligibility Requirements The following cities can take part in the contest: Cities with more then 100 000 populations Cities from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.  For more information, visit the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=icapital  
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14/03/2017 10:40

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information on Grants for Networking

This grant for networking financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 as well as in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020. The aim of the action is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP countries as well to increase the number of EaP participants in submitted H2020 project proposals. Important dates Final deadline for submission:  30 June 2017  (applying for events  between February and June 2017  is also possible)  - candidates can apply for one event. The application form needs to be sent minimum one month before the selected event. Latest date of the selected event:  29 September 2017 Guidelines for Applicants Application form for brokerage event Application form for preparatory meeting Guidelines for application Follow up report for brokerage event Follow up report for preparatory meeting Letter of intent for preparatory meeting For additional information please contact Mr. Irakli Grdzelishvili at grdzelishvili@rustaveli.org.ge  For  general enquiries  you can also contact: Ildikó Dorogi International Expert Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD H-1021 Budapest, Hűvösvölgyi út 54. V./1 E-mail:  ildiko.dorogi@rcisd.eu  
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10/03/2017 09:40

ICMPD Call for papers for the international conference

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation disseminates information on Call for papers for the international conference  - UN Based Global Approach to Migration and its Implication for Georgia’s migration policy” The International Conference aims at bringing together local and international scholars and policymakers to discuss migration related research and their application to migration policy worldwide and in Georgia. ICMPD invites papers that analyse various aspects of migration policy making, policy outcomes and impact assessment of migration policies as well as empirical research that may lead to better migration policy outcomes. Presenters are expected to highlight the application of “ New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants ”, especially its key elements towards a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to policy planning and implementation. Organizers welcome presenters from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, public administration, demography and social geography. The conference program will be organised into several thematic panels including but not limited to: Migration and development Identifying and addressing drivers of migration Human rights of migrants including labour rights Irregular migration Diaspora and their links to countries of origins Attitudes towards migrants Integration and reintegration Abstracts (250 words, in MS Word format, in English (each abstract should be accompanied by author/authors contact information, and a short – 100 word – biography), must be sent to the organisers by  15   March 2017  at:  enigmma@icmpd.org . Notifications of acceptance:  22   March 2017 Full paper submission (5-6 thousand words):  20 April 2017 Conference:  10 and 11 May 2017   For further information please visit ICMPD web-page.
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