EU Cohesion policy invests in Poland’s research and innovation network

By SalM on October 27, 2020 in News

The European Commission has approved an investment of over €71 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the establishment of a fibre-optic network and research equipment to improve cooperation among research laboratories in Poland. This project aims to enhance the quality of academic research and to ensure closer cooperation between industry and academia, leading to greater market uptake of research results.

Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira said: “With this investment, cohesion policy will support Poland in becoming more innovative in a competitive global market. As the coronavirus crisis is showing us, cooperation among research centres is crucial to offer innovative solutions in a rapidly changing and challenging world”.

The project involves 21 research partners. Their laboratories will be provided with the equipment according to eight fields of specialisation, from data transmission and storage, atomic clocks and smart cities to e-learning and multi-scale simulation. The project is expected to include the filing of 21 patents, the publication of 84 scientific papers, 342 PhD candidates using the facilities, and the creation of five spin-off companies.

European Researchers’ Night 2020

By SalM on October 27, 2020 in News

Learn how research is fighting cancer, combatting diseases and viruses, stopping global warming, working for sustainable development, contributing to Artificial Intelligence-related findings, and tackling challenges for a better life. Meet researchers and discover the fascinating world of science in a fun and interactive environment – with family or on your own.

The European Researchers’ Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, is a Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to the public. The European Researchers’ Night showcases the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives, stimulating interest in research careers – particularly among young people. In 2019, it attracted 1.6 million visitors across more than 400 cities in Europe and beyond.

This year, children, young people and families will meet researchers and discover research, science and innovation through hands-on experiments, science shows, games, quizzes, competitions, exhibitions, and digital activities.

The event will take place in 29 countries on Friday 27 November 2020.

In Israel the event will take place on 3 December 2020.

Get involved!

Are you a researcher passionate about science communication and outreach to a broad public? Contact the European Researchers’ Night 2020 taking place near you to see how to get involved.

Follow the event on social media

Visit the following social media sites to stay up to date. Share your thoughts with the twitter hashtags #EuropeanResearchersNight and #MSCANight.

Find more information on the European Researchers’ Night

Table of events

Country Event
Austria Forschung begreifen (Understanding Science and Research)
LifeisScience- Identification of scientific contents in the daily life
Bosnia and Herzegovina European Researchers’ Night in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020
Belgium Science journey in a world of transition(s)
Bulgaria Find Research Everywhere, SHare and expERience
Researchers in the Knowledge Triangle
Cyprus European Reseachers’ Night – The Night Deal
Czech Republic Czech European Researchers’ Night 2020
Germany Nacht der Wissenschaft in der Kiel Region 2020
Denmark Sense, Science and the Magic of Food
Greece Attractive REsearchers in the Spotlight
Spain Building science among all, the key role of researchers 
Catalan European Researchers’ Night
Macaronesia’s Researchers’ Night
Open Researchers 2020
NIGHT SPANISH TEAM
Wanderlust is the passion for discovering
Finland Tutkijoiden yö
France Little Nocturne Secrets
Georgia Science is the Captain
Hungary Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology – Mission of Researchers to Expand New Horizons
Ireland Cork Discovers – Discover your changing world
Start Talking About Research Today: European Researchers’ Night at Trinity College Dublin
Israel European Researchers’ Night Israel 2020
Italy BRIGHT-NIGHT – Researchers’ impact in everyday Life
European Researchers’ Night Apulia 2020 – Discovering the fascinating world of research
MEETmeTONIGHT
ScieNcE Together
SHAring Researchers’ Passion for Evolving Responsibilities
Society behind the Horizon
SuperScienceMe – REsearch is your R-Evolution – European Researchers’ Night
Moldova Fostering science and innovation impact through organisation in Moldova of European Researchers’ Night
Montenegro Montenight2020 – Imagine future
Malta Science in the City
Poland Scientists from various fields teach us how to care for the planet on a daily basis
European Researchers’ Night 2020 in Malopolska (Malopolska Researchers’ Night 2020)
Portugal Science and nature
Macaronesia’s Researchers’ Night
Romania Doing Research Midnight in ROmania
Researchers for Humanity 2020
Science promotion in Bistita-Nasaud county (online only)
Serbia Research, Connections, Networks and Culture – Use of Projects, Games, Research And Digital in Education
Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion 2020
Road to Friday of Science 3.0
Sweden European Researchers’ Night in Sweden 2020: ForskarFredag (Researchers’ Friday) 2020.
Slovenia Humanities Rock! – Humans and Research
Noč ima svojo moč (The Night has its Might), European Researchers’ Night
Slovakia Festival of Science European Researchers Night 2020 in Slovakia
Tunisia Tunisian Researchers’ and Citizens’ Green Deal
United Kingdom European Researchers’ Night Cymru – Making a Difference in Wales
EXPLORATHON 2020 (online only)
Futures 2020

Associated events

Country Event
Spain Mediterranean Researchers’ Night
Italy B-FUTURE BUILDING THE FUTURE
EnhAncing Resilience Through Humanity

 

Source: ec.europa.eu

National policies and certification good practices: the CASPER State of the Art analysis is out!

By SalM on October 27, 2020 in News, Women in Research

The CASPER team proudly presents the “State of the Art Analysis: mapping the awarding certification landscape in Higher Education and Research” (D3.3).

This report is the result of the exploration exertion of an organization in excess of 30 worldwide scientists. Such exertion was facilitated, curated, and created by the Smart Venice group with the commitment of Oxford Brookes University and Yellow Window. The exploration spread over across 33 nations (the 27 EU nations in addition to Australia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) to reveal great practices in accreditation and granting plans for gender correspondence, particularly with regards to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Research associations. Also, the exploration zeroed in on acquiring a diagram of the principal arrangements and measures received at the public level to incorporate gender equity in Research and Higher Education.

The outcome is a reference-rich examination of the scene in which a potential European-level confirmation or grant plot (CAS) for gender uniformity in Research could create. With 114 CAS for gender uniformity and variety which target research associations, private organizations and public organizations inspected in detail, the report gives an effectively traversable assortment of intriguing practices, isolated by the nation of inception, with an uncommon spotlight on cross-public plans.

The report shows that the European one is a great climate for the improvement of a CAS, with a general positive pattern in the reception of CAS for HEIs and Research in the most recent years. In any case, it likewise presents a lopsided scene, where nations have various degrees of usage of gender balance approaches in research and Higher Education along with various needs on the issue. While a general investigation is given in the initial segment of the report, the different degrees of incorporation of gender fairness in the nations’ public strategies and systems are depicted in detail in the report’s Country Sheets. The sheets examine the public settings giving knowledge on the fundamental approaches, structures, and practices which manage the joining of gender fairness in their exploration and Higher Education systems.

The report’s general examination gives an overall point of view on the current confirmations and grants rehearses. Among its discoveries, there is the inclination of CAS zeroing in on HE and Research to utilize self-appraisal as the passage point in the application cycle, regularly with inner gender investigation as an initial step. Such a methodology is by all accounts urged to advance inside change, as this investigation regularly functions as a base for reformist improvement, which is frequently surveyed by outer specialists or companions. Concerning models for granting CAS, the presence of sufficient preparing, enrollment, hostile to provocation, and work-life balance arrangements are the most widely recognized models. An intersectional way to deal with gender uniformity, which is additionally advanced by the most recent European arrangements’ turns of events, is available just in a (anyway applicable) minority of CAS.

Taking everything into account, the State of the Art report is a rich and exhaustive archive that advises the CASPER situations with flow structure information and great practices to take motivation from; it is likewise an animating perused for scientists intrigued by public approaches in regards to gender correspondence in Research and Higher Education; lastly, it is a cutting-edge, enlightening assortment of accessible CAS on gender fairness, variety, and consideration.

Nason, Giulia, and Maria Sangiuliano. 2020. “State of the Art Analysis: Mapping the Awarding Certification Landscape in Higher Education and Research,” June. 

Source: https://www.caspergender.eu/