Archaeology in Europe - use of technological tools in cross-border research

Location: European Parliament | 60 Rue Wiertz | Room A1H1 | 1047 Bruxelles | Belgium
Event Date: 2018-03-20
Time: 14:00:00

Event Type:

External Event

Working Group:

Innovation & Investment



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The ‘Archaeology in Europe - use of technological tools in cross-border research' event will examine the impact of UK-led research on European Archaeology, from both the perspective of the University sector as well as on the wider Archaeology community. The event will be held at 2PM on Tuesday 20th March 2018 in the European Parliament (Room A1H1) in Brussels. The event is organised by the White Rose Brussels on behalf of the University of York and is hosted by John Procter, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber.


The keynote speaker is Prof. Matthew Collins from the University of York who is the Principal Investigator of ArchSci2020, a Horizon 2020 funded European Joint Doctorate (EJD). Prof. Collins will give a short presentation on cross-border archaeological sciences research and how they are using the latest bioscience technologies to answer archaeological questions. There will also be a representative from the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission speaking (tbc), as well as other Brussels stakeholders.



13:00 - Light Lunch in the European Parliament

14:00 - Welcome speech by Phil Holliday - European Public Affairs Director, White Rose Brussels Office

Followed by:

Opening Address by Prof. Matthew Collins, University of York
Speech by Prof. Peter Jordan, University of Groningen
Speech by Özge Demirci, ArchSci2020 PhD student
Speech by Przemyslaw Jankowski - Policy Officer, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15:10 - Discussion and questions from the audience

15:50 - Final words by John Procter MEP


European Joint Doctorates

European Joint Doctorates (EJDs) are one type of Innovative Training Networks (ITN), which is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme of Horizon 2020. EJDs is a joint research and training programme for researchers at doctoral level involving a consortium partners from across Europe. The EJDs must have joint governance structure with joint admission, selection, supervision, monitoring and assessment procedures, ultimately leading to a joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees award for the doctoral researchers.


ITNs aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers by providing doctoral training of early-stage researchers (post-graduate researchers) through projects implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs and other socio-economic actors from across Europe and beyond.



An ITN coordinated by the University of York. It is one of the only 30 EJDs awarded across Europe by the European Commission and is the first European Joint Doctorates in Archaeological Sciences. The University of York will award Double PhD Degrees with the Universities of Stockholm, Groningen and Copenhagen. 15 joint PhD students are exploiting the latest bioscience technologies to address the complex interactions between the  peoples, cultures and environments of Northern Europe situated within the broader east-west interaction zones of the Circumpolar World.