The 'European laboratory for modelling the technical research university of tomorrow' (ULAB) project has issued a call for awards for European innovative outreach activities.
As part of the ULAB project, the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford is organising the online competition to identify the most innovative outreach and public engagement activities carried out by European Universities. ... read more
The European Commission has published several calls for proposals in various thematic areas of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Thematic areas under the Cooperation Specific Programme include:
- 'Health' (three calls);
- 'Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology' (one call);
- 'Information and communication technologies' (two calls);
- 'Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new ... read more
The European Commission has published a number of calls for proposals under the specific programmes Cooperation and Capacities of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The calls address the following areas:
- Health (two calls);
- Environment (including climate change);
- Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology;
- Energy (three calls);
- ... read more
The European Commission has published a number calls for proposals under all four specific programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) namely Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities. There is also a call for proposals under the Euratom Specific Programme.
The calls address the following areas:
- Food, agriculture and fisheries and biotechnology;
- Nanoscience, nanotechnologies, ... read more
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research has published a series of calls for proposals under the 'Cooperation', 'Capacities', 'People' and 'Ideas' Programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The calls come under a wide variety of themes and topics, including:
- food, agriculture and fisheries,
- 'Future Internet',
- 'the ocean of tomorrow',
- information ... read more
The European Commission has announced the launch of a new website for the MASIS ('Monitoring policy and research activities on Science in Society in Europe') project, which has been established as one of the strategic activities under the Science in Society (SiS) umbrella of the 2008 Capacities Work Programme.
The overarching aim of the MASIS project is to develop and maintain structural links and interaction ... read more
A new, multilingual web portal has been launched that will help those involved in science education in the EU to share materials, resources and experiences. Called SCIENTIX ('The community for science education in Europe'), the portal was set up with funding from the Science in Society (SIS) Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The initiative is managed by European Schoolnet (EUN), a network ... read more
Despite a rise in their numbers, female scientific researchers remain a minority, accounting for just 30% of all scientific researchers in Europe. Furthermore, the more senior positions in science and research are still heavily dominated by men. These are some of the main findings in the latest 'She Figures', statistics on women in science in Europe which are produced every three years by the European Commission ... read more
The EU has long recognised the importance of ensuring that European research is rooted firmly in society and is responsive to its needs. In the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), efforts to reinforce the societal dimension of research are channelled through the 'Science in society' (SIS) programme. The SIS programme supports activities focusing on the governance of the research system, research ethics, ... read more
Young researchers from around the globe were named winners in the 2009 EU Contest for Young Scientists, a showcase for flourishing scientific talent held in Paris, France, this week. A total of 15 young stars were selected to receive prizes totalling over EUR 50 000, with first prizes shared by recipients from Ireland, Poland and Switzerland. A new prize for international cooperation was also awarded to ... read more