The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for facilitating transnational tourism flows of seniors within Europe in the low season under the 2013 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP). This is a sub-programme of the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Programme which runs from 2007 to 2013.
Call identifier: 75-G-ENT-CIP-13-B-N03S01
Deadline: 26 September 2013 at 17:00 (Brussels local time)
SEEVAD is organising its second scientific symposium at Vetagro-Sup, the prestigious Veterinary School of Lyon; deeply involved in behavioural issues and at the international intersection of veterinarian exchanges. Internationally recognised scientific speakers will present on a diverse range of topics bringing exciting new research and knowledge to the area of “cognition & human-animal interactions”.
Scientific progress enables us to have a better understanding of how animal perceive their world and how they process such information. Such knowledge derived from innovative research enables us to have a better understanding of and approach to behavioural issues and disorders. Fundamental and applied ethology have benefited from cognitive studies.
High quality plenary sessions will introduce numerous research presentation complimented by a poster exhibition about the latest research in the field of companion animal behaviour.
A roundtable session on “What society is expecting from animals living close to humans as pets or for human entertainment” will bring together qualified speakers from different fields. Two student prizes will be awarded: for the best poster and the best talk. A reception ceremony under the gastronomic auspices of Lyon will bring us together on the Saturday night.
The Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) is to hold a series of webinars throughout July covering all the topics to be included under the 9th call, and also on the IMI rules and procedures.
The webinars will provide the opportunity to learn more about the IMI 9th call topics, interact directly with the topic coordinators, and get in touch with potential project partners. All webinars will feature a presentation by the topic coordinator from the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) as well as time for questions and answers.
Click here for more details on the webinar and also how to register.
Developing innovative therapeutic interventions against physical frailty and sarcopenia (ITI-PF&S) as a prototype geriatric indication
Monday 1 July, 15:00 CEST
Driving re-investment in R&D and responsible use of antibiotics (ND4BB topic 4)
Wednesday 3 July, 13:00 CEST
WEBAE – Leveraging emerging technologies for pharmacovigilance
Friday 5 July, 10:00 CEST
Clinical development of antibacterial agents for Gram-negative antibiotic resistant pathogens (ND4BB topic 5)
Tuesday 9 July, 15:00 CEST
IMI’s rules & procedures
Monday 15 July, 11:00 CEST
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, has published a call for tenders regarding the second generation of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’.
The subject of the contract is to launch the second generation of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’ aimed at supporting efforts to promote the development of more world-class clusters in Europe, notably with a view to fostering competitiveness and entrepreneurship in emerging industries and facilitating SMEs’ access to clusters and their internationalisation activities through clusters.
The main task of the ‘European Cluster Observatory’ is to offer statistical analysis, mapping tools and policy advice towards the design of more evidence-based cluster policy in Europe.
Specific aims to be met by ‘European Cluster Observatory II’ are to:
Publish a biannual European cluster panorama (statistical cluster mapping)
Provide a European cluster trend analysis report
Develop a European stress test for cluster policy
Provide customised advice to selected model demonstrator regions
Promote and raise awareness of the role that clusters and cluster policy can play