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The opportunities for European and Pacific researchers to collaborate are many and diverse. The European Union (EU) policies and scientific strategies aim at reinforcing these collaboration opportunities, notably through Horizon 2020, the European framework programme dedicated to research and innovation. Strengthening the Europe-Pacific bi-regional dialogue in science, technology and innovation (ST&I) is a key step in achieving increased...
Most countries, regardless of their level of income, now see research and innovation as key to fostering sustainable economic growth and furthering their development. This is one of the conclusions of the UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030. “In the wake of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals to 2030 by the United Nations General Assembly, the UNESCO Science Report clearly shows that research is both a motor for economic...
The Pacific region can serve as an exemplar of how science diplomacy could work, according to Professor Jean-François Marini, coordinator of the EU-funded PACE-Net Plus project and former adviser to the French government on science diplomacy. PACE-Net Plus united 16 partners in the Pacific and the EU to strengthen research cooperation between the two regions. How did you go about achieving this?
22 Aug 2016 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The symposium will feature focused panel discussions with speakers from a range of organisations including Burnet Institute, International Women’s Development Agency, Marie Stopes International, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Save the Children Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation and WaterAid Australia. It will aim to investigate key questions including: how might international health programs and practice inform and stimulate research;...
A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus has given birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe. Authorities revealed in May they had detected microcephaly in the foetus but the couple decided to keep the baby. Felix Castillo, the neonatal chief at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital, said that the child's vital signs were "normal and stable". The baby was born by caesarean section...
Within the context of small fragile economies, vast oceans and extreme vulnerability, the Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform recognises that regional cooperation amongst Small Island States of the Pacific is the only way forward to a sustainable future. These were the comments by the Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, who officiated as the Chief...
15 Jun 2016 (All day) to 16 Jun 2016 (All day)
Brussels, Belgium
The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
29 Jun 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Nadi, Fiji
This half-day afternoon workshop about research and innovation funding aims to introduce researchers, administrators, government officials and innovators to funding opportunities available via the European Union (EU).
17 Aug 2016 (All day) to 2 Sep 2016 (All day)
Alpbach, Austria
History does not progress to better things on its own. It needs curious and enthusiastic people to counter the doubt, the scepticism and the loss of the familiar with intrepid ideas and illuminating thoughts. The European Forum Alpbach 2016 allows these explorers from the fields of science, business, politics, arts and civil society to find inspiration through dialogue. Armed with sound knowledge, convincing arguments and a great deal of...
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has a job vacancy for a Project Manager, Pacific Health Research. The project manager will administer the HRC’s annual investment into Pacific health research, act as secretary for the HRC Pacific Health Research Committee, manage specific Pacific initiatives, and monitor established contracts. To be successful in the role you will have:
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