DRAFT PROGRAMME

DAY 1

8:00 - 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 - 10:00 A. Introductory Session

This session will present the overall objective of the Conference and provide testimonials from high level speakers on what Europe has to offer.

Chair: Dan Andrée, Chair of the European Strategic Forum for International Cooperation.

  • Welcome
  • Prof. Sierd Cloetingh, Head of Tectonics Group, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Emma Teeling, Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research, University College Dublin, Ireland
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30 B. Plenary session (EU programmes)

This session will focus on the EU programmes offering funding to individuals interested in pursuing a Research and Innovation career in Europe and information about how to make the move.

  • Horizon 2020: Mary Kavanagh
  • European Research Council: Annekathrin Jaeger
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: Louise Byrne, Bodo Richter
  • Euraxess: Viktoria Bodnarova
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 C. Parallel thematic sessions

The thematic break-out sessions will present some of the major programmes and institutions in European countries which offer excellent research facilities and career opportunities.

  • Health & Biosciences
    Coordinators and Moderators: Enno Hoffmann-Dose, Mikkel Bülow Skovborg (DK)

    Presentations from:
    • GERMANY: Oksana Seumenicht, Max Delbrück, Center for Molecular Medicine
    • FRANCE: Xavier Morise, Director of the CNRS Washington Office – French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health (AVIESAN)
    • POLAND: Marcin Binkowski, Assistant Professor, University of Silesia, Institute of Computer Science, Department of Biomedical Computer Systems
    • THE NETHERLANDS: Eva van Rikxoort, Assistant Professor at Radboud University Medical Center
    • IRELAND: Prof. Emma Teeling, Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research, University College Dublin, Ireland
    • DENMARK: Mads Melbye, Director of the Danish National Biobank

  • Geophysics & Ocean Science
    Coordinator & Moderator: Are Straume, NO

    Presentations from:
    • GERMANY: Franz Ossing, Head of Communication at German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
    • BELGIUM: Patrick Roose, Operational Director of Natural Environments, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    • FRANCE: Michel Diament, CNRS Deputy scientific Director Earth Sciences / French National Alliance for Environment (Allenvi)
    • POLAND: Piotr Wołejsza Assistant Professor, Maritime University in Szczecin, Institute of Geoinformatics and Stanford University
    • THE NETHERLANDS: Bert Jagers – Senior Researcher at Deltares
    • EU Joint Programming Initiative - Oceans: Berit Johne, Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway and the Secretariat for JPI Oceans
17:00 - 18:30 Networking cocktail

DAY 2

8:00 - 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 - 11:00 A. Welcome and Plenary session (EU programmes, repeat of DAY 1 plenary)

This session will focus on the EU programmes offering funding to individuals interested in pursuing a Research and Innovation career in Europe and information about how to make the move.

  • Horizon 2020: Mary Kavanagh
  • European Research Council: Annekathrin Jaeger
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: Louise Byrne, Bodo Richter
  • Euraxess: Viktoria Bodnarova
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:30 B. Parallel thematic sessions

The thematic break-out sessions will present some of the major programmes and institutions in European countries which offer excellent research facilities and career opportunities.

  • Information and Communication Technologies
    Coordinator & Moderator: Senan O’Riain, IE


    Presentations from:
    • FRANCE: Valerie Issarny, INRIA -Alliance for Digital Science and Technologies (Allistene)
    • POLAND: Bartosz Sakowicz, Assistant Professor at Lodz University of Technology, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science
    • SPAIN: Mateo Valero, Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
    • IRELAND: Senan O’Riain, Industrial Development Agency
    • THE NETHERLANDS: Jeroen Witteveen - National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Physics &Materials
    Coordinator & Moderator: Antoine Mercier, FR


    Presentations from:
    • CERN: Seamus Hegarty, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition Group
    • FRANCE: Xavier Morise, Director of the CNRS Washington Office
    • European Southern Observatory: Prof. Xavier Barcons, President of the ESO Council

  • Environment & Climate Change
    Coordinators and Moderators: Matthias Düwell and Vera Kammann (DE)


    Presentations from:
    • FRANCE: Christian George, CNRS -French National Alliance for Environment (Allenvi)
    • GERMANY: Andreas Wahner, Director of the Institute for Energy and Climate, FZJ (HGF); Markus Reichstein, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
    • THE NETHERLANDS: Lisa Becking , Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California Berkeley, USA
13:30 - 14:00 Closing Session: Make Europe Your Destination !

Closing remarks from the participating countries.

Chair: Dan Andrée, Chair of the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation.
14:00 Closing coffee
In parallel: Exhibition - Member States, Associated Country and EU research and funding organizations