Invitation: European Funding seminars and workshops

The Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation (commonly known as “FEAST”) is an organisation established by the Australian Government and the European Union to highlight, promote, and facilitate research collaboration between their respective communities.

Tuesday 1 September 2009
10:00am to 3:30pm, The Darlington Centre
AM sessions (Humanities & Agriculture) in The Boardroom, Darlington Centre.
PM sessions (Early Career researchers & Engaging with European industry) in School Building Meeting Room 6, Darlington Centre.

RSVP by Friday 21 August to Sandra Margon, International Development Manager, Europe: s dot margon at usyd dot edu dot au or 02 9351 8994

Targeted workshops and seminars will:

  • provide an overview of the structure of the European research systems;
  • describe the current state of collaborative activity;
  • identify the major opportunities for collaboration;
  • discuss financial support for collaborative research;
  • highlight some successful outcomes and the resulting best practices.

Please click on the hyperlinked word ‘More’ below for the program.

The sessions are organised to target specific areas as follows:

10:00-11:00am
Workshop: Targeted thematic focus – Social Sciences/Humanities and European opportunities

11:30-12:30
Workshop: Targeted thematic focus – Agricultural sciences & bio-economy, BIO CIRCLE and European opportunities. The BIO CIRCLE project brings together research communities from all over the world, with the aim to stimulate international cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme in the theme “Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology”, also referred to as the “bio-economy” theme. The term “bio-economy” includes all industries and economic sectors that produce, manage and otherwise exploit biological resources e.g. agriculture, food, forestry, fisheries and other bio-based industries.

2:00-3:00pm
Seminar: Early Career Researchers – training and career development opportunities in Europe

3:00-3:30pm
Seminar – Engaging with European industry, including European Technology Platforms, Private-public partnerships

RSVP is essential as numbers will be limited to ensure there is time for questions and to work on case studies.
Participants in the thematic focused workshops will also need to complete a “Project Idea Form” emailed to them ahead of the workshop.

Sandra Margon | International Development Manager – Europe | Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International
Room 207D, Old Teachers’ College (A22) | The University of Sydney| s dot margon at usyd dot edu dot au

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