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EuroRIsNet pushes for a more effective Research Infrastructures Programme

Contributed by: CIST, Sofia University

EuroRIsNet project activities
The two latest Calls for Proposals under the RIs Work Programme for 2011 have been launched. Both calls aim to optimise the use and development of the best research infrastructures that exist in Europe and to create new S&T research infrastructures of pan-European interest. EuroRIsNet is offering its services during the project preparation phase and also during the project implementation phase – please contact your NCP and/or visit the project web site at: www.euroris-net.eu

Furthermore, several recent and future events in 2010, organised and/or supported by the EuroRIsNet NCP network, aim to raise the profile and impact of the Research Infrastructures Programme of FP7.

An International Information event "Crossing Borders: Research Infrastructures in FP7" was organised by three EuroRIs-Net Partners (DLR, Germany; Euresearch, Switzerland; FFG, Austria) which targeted newcomers and experienced RIs consortia alike. It was the first event of its kind designed to foster the participation and cooperation of regions under-represented in the FP7 Research Infrastructures Programme. Highlights were the Commission’s key note speeches, a speakers’ corner for presenting new project ideas and finding suitable partners, insights into the evaluation process, and a panel discussion on the new RIs work programme. The main conclusions of the event are available at the following link: http://www.euresearch.ch/index.php?id=603&L=22&tx_seminars_pi1[showUid]=730



The EuroRIs Network was presented at the fourth Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF 2010) held from 2 to 7 July 2010 in Torino, Italy, at a stand shared with the PeopleNetwork project. The forum is an important event held every two years and is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and its impact on society. It involves leading scientists and young researchers.. EuroRIsNet representatives explained the role and services of the network, showed the DVD “Research Infrastructures – why so important?” and delivered project brochures and DV and answered questions about participation in FP7 RIs calls.

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures, to be held in Rome on 30th of September 2010, is being organised by the EuroRIsNet project consortium in close collaboration with the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Research. The first session aims to illustrate European and national strategies and actions. RIs, and representatives of the European Commission such as DG Research, ESFRI, e-IRG and RIs Delegates are also taking part.

The second session is dedicated to a roundtable discussion entitled “A vision of the socio-economic benefits of research infrastructures at international level” which will include speakers from Third Countries such as Canada, USA, Australia, India and South Africa. Each will be able to contribute their own experience. More information is available at: http://www.apre.it/Eventi/giornata.asp?id=951 and at the EuroRIsNet project site (www.euroris-net.eu).


The EuroRisNet project will be presented during the 5th Meeting on the Internet Governance Forum, 14-17 September 2010 in Vilnius (http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/).

Developing the Future Together is the main theme of the meeting reflecting the open, inclusive nature of the forum through its multilateral, multi-stakeholder, democratic and transparent approach to discussions of Internet-related public policy issues. The EuroRIs-Net project will have a booth at the IGF booth village and will be represented by network members. Info about the event is available at: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/

Additionally, participants of the ICT2010: Digitally Driven, 27-29 September 2010, Brussels (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict/2010/index_en.htm) and the European Security Research Conference, 22-24 September 2010, Brussels (http://www.src10.be/) can meet EuroRIs-Net representatives, who will be present in both events, and eager to discuss the services offered by the network.

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