Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Opening Science Working Group.

Opening Science WG Leader

Leader

Berwyn Davies

Welsh Higher Education Brussels – Welsh Government

Martina Hilger

Leader

Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Stine Resen

Stine Resen

Greater Copenhagen EU Office

Opening Science

The aim of the Opening Science Working Group is to develop the agenda on open science including responsible research and innovation, interface between citizens, researchers and universities. The working group facilitates the sharing of information to and from members of the WG to relevant stakeholders.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Opening Science

European Universities Initiative – supporting regional development

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

The first call for proposal for European University alliances was a success and led to the selection of 17 alliances from 114 different higher education institutions and 24 member states. The second

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Post-Brexit – opportunities for cooperation between universities and regions

Anonymous

Brexit is soon upon us and there is uncertainty whether there will be a soft or hard Brexit. This uncertainty is not only weakening the universities in the UK but also potential partners in the rest

WG Events

WG Events

New Education Forum 2018

For the ninth time the New Education Forum NEF gives the key stakeholders focused on education opportunity to: • Join the international cross-sectorial NEF network • Share their know-how and expertise on effective learning innovations • Present their ideas and anticipated projects and find potential partners to enforce them • Prepare recommendations for the European Parliament committees related with the above topics. The organisers of the event welcome the business community, local and regional governments, educational centres and research institutions to participate in plenary and…

Post-Brexit – opportunities for cooperation between universities and regions

Brexit is soon upon us and there is uncertainty whether there will be a soft or hard Brexit. This uncertainty is not only weakening the universities in the UK but also potential partners in the rest of the EU. In regard to this, the Opening Science WG is organising a meeting with the aim to learn more about the political state of play and to look at already existing schemes that have been put in place to secure cooperation between universities and regions post-Brexit.   Please find the agenda above and the presentations from the meeting below.   

Bridging the EU innovation divide

On 10 April, the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) andNeth-ER will organise the networking event ‘Bridging the EU Innovation Divide'.   16.00-16.30 Welcome coffee/tea 16.30-16.40   Opening by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of Groningen Welcome address by Ronald van Roeden, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union 16.40-17.25     Panel discussion moderated by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of GroningenStanislaw Kistryn, Vice-…

The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History

100 years after the end of World War I, the conference will focus on the wars raging in Europe between 1914 and 1945, as well as other relevant events before and after that period that shaped and changed Europe in many ways. It will address political as well as educational aspects of memories and memorial sites and explore the role of war memories for our common European History and European Identity. The conference is part of the official programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The event involves 12 European Regions (Aragón (ES), South Moravia (CZ), Bremen (DE), Saxony (DE…

University Alliances - Modernization. Exellence. Societal Impact.

University Alliances Modernization. Excellence. Societal Impact. The EuroTech Universities High Level Event 2018 will take place on 6 November at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union. Browse the programme & register for our interactive showcase of state-of-the-art technologies and high-level panel debate on the challenges faced by the “university of the future”. Moderated by SEAN KLEIN, former BBC Bureau Chief for Europe Confirmed speakers: JEAN-ERIC PAQUET, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission WOLFGANG A. HERRMANN, President…

Higher Education and Smart Specialisation: Partnerships for Regional Transformation

This conference will show how regional partnerships including universities and other higher education institutions can drive smart specialisation. It is the result of two related projects: Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with DG Education and Culture, and Thinking Smart, an Erasmus+ funded consortium of European HEIs. Please find more information and registration here.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Apply for the Standing up for Science workshop

Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science EU workshop at KoWi, Brussels (Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Ixelles) on Friday 16 March 2018. This FREE full day event is for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, social sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent). During the workshop, we combine discussion about research-related controversies in public debates with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media and politicians. Please find more information and apply here. These workshops are very popular and places are limited. If…

Second call for Region Västra Götaland’s researcher mobility program, MoRE2020

Region Västra Götaland announces a forthcoming call directed towards experienced researchers to submit research proposals for the Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme (MoRE2020). The programme, MoRE2020 will offer experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience) new and exciting mobility experiences in internationally renowned research and innovation milieus. MoRE2020 has a focus on intersectorality and will require all fellows to collaborate with end-users in the public or private sector. MoRE2020 is…

1st call of CONEX-Plus Postdoc Fellowship programme at UC3M

Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) is pleased to announce the opening of its international postdoctoral programme, CONEX-Plus, co-funded by the H2020 MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE COFUND Actions and Banco Santander. Over the year, UC3M will launch two calls to recruit 30 international postdoctoral researchers. Each fellowship will be granted for 3 years and will include an individual career development programme. The first call for applications, offering 20 fellowships, is open from July to September 30th 2019 at 13:00 CET. The second call, offering 10 fellowships, will open in December 2019.  …

Vaslui County from North-East Romania looking for partners for Europe for Citizens Call from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (HOT: Submission Deadline 1st of March)

100 years of memories The European Union is built on fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. In order to fully appreciate their meaning, it is necessary to keep the memories of the past alive as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future. This year Europe marks 100 years from the end of the Great War, which led to unification and independence for some European countries, like Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The war reached out almost everyone’s life in some way or other. Most of young people, especially men, joined the army and fought…

City of Iasi is looking for partners to submit a Europe for citizens proposal (mainly from FR, IT, PL) HOT: Deadline ahead

The City Hall of Iaşi intends to submit a project to the European Remembrance category - 2018, Europe for citizens.    Title of the Project: EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY  AT THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR    Period: October 2018 - December 2019     Motivation:       Beginning  with 1916, the city of Iasi became the Romanian capital of war in the context in which Bucharest was occupied.   In this context, the leadership of Romania (the Royal House, the Government, the Parliament, etc.) as well as the representatives of the diplomatic missions, have fled giving the city of Iaşi an international dimension…

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Digitalising products - unlocking the potential

An emerged technology-push within Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to an evolving digital transformation within industry (Lasi et al., 2014). The digital transformation is often described as a revolution due to the expected impact on industry, changing the competition and business.

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European Universities Initiative - Building the universities of the future

European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. Through the initiative, the Commission is making a key contribution to building the universities of the future.

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Post-Brexit – opportunities for cooperation between universities and regions

Brexit is soon upon us and there is uncertainty whether there will be a soft or hard Brexit. This uncertainty is not only weakening the universities in the UK but also potential partners in the rest of the EU.

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Opening Science WG

The meeting will focus on the role of universities and citizens in the future framework programme. On July 3rd the European Commission published the report of the High Level Group on the future of European research policy. The so called Lamy-Report bears the title „Fab-Lab-App” and focuses on the aspect of increasing the impact of European research.

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City of Iasi is looking for partners to submit a Europe for citizens proposal (mainly from FR, IT, PL) HOT: Deadline ahead

The City Hall of Iaşi intends to submit a project to the European Remembrance category - 2018, Europe for citizens.    Title of the Project: EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY  AT THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR    Period: October 2018 - December 2019     Motivation:       Beginning  with 1916, the city of Iasi became the Romanian capital of war in the context in which Bucharest was occupied.   In this context, th

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Vaslui County from North-East Romania looking for partners for Europe for Citizens Call from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (HOT: Submission Deadline 1st of March)

100 years of memories The European Union is built on fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. In order to fully appreciate their meaning, it is necessary to keep the memories of the past alive as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future.