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4:00pm

Time to simplify the representation of European research
    Friday July 13, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Ecocem Room

    European countries invest less than America and Asia; organising and funding research at the European level is clumsy and complex. National funding agencies look for a higher profile in European policy discussions as the biggest providers of flexible money, but face challenges: position vis-à-vis the ERC; joint responsibilities e.g. in providing mid-level European research infrastructures. Key performing agencies are central in defining major European research efforts: easy for big players (e.g. CNRS, MPG, TNO, major aerospace labs), but the tens of thousands universities and research institutions, or individual enterprises? At grass-roots level Euroscience aims to provide a platform and shared services for individual scientists and institutions. ScienceEurope defines itself as new European lobbyist representing many national funding agencies and some performing organisations. The European Science Foundation looks for its most effective added value. Horizon2020 presents major organisational and funding challenges: research and funding institutions must position themselves to ensure that solutions for major European research and innovation efforts are not largely politically inspired. European researchers and institutions need to unite to make their voice better heard and help find structures fit for purpose in the 21st century.



    Speakers
    President of Euroscience

    Director of the European Research Area

    President of Science Europe

    Secretary General of Euroscience


    Type Science Programme, Policy
    Host Organization Euroscience
  • Organiser Raymond Seltz
  • Tags SP50


 
 

9:30am

Gathering of Euroscience Travel Grant recipients
    Saturday July 14, 2012 9:30am - 10:15am @ Wicklow Meeting Room 4

    A number of organisations, including the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland, the Swedish Research Council (VR), le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI) and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), in cooperation with Euroscience offered travel grants through open calls to help young researchers who wished to attend ESOF2012.

    A special get-together is being organised by Euroscience for the recipients of these grants.

     

    1. Pauline Mattsson, Euroscience Governing Board member, will introduce the session (10 min),
    2. Eamonn O’Brien, the Founder and CEO of The Reluctant Speakers Club and also a long time member of ESOMAR, the world association of research professionals, will advise on effective networking (20min),
    3. The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA) winner for 2011 Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk will present her own career as inspiration (5 min)
    4. ESOF 2014 Champion professor Klaus Bock, Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), will look already ahead to ESOF in Copenhagen (5 min).

    Please note that this is a closed session and the attendance is by personal invitation only.



    Speakers

    Founder and CEO of The Reluctant Speakers Club

    Champion ESOF2014, Chairman of the Danish National Research...

    Euroscience Governing Board


    Type Events
    Host Organization Euroscience
  • Organiser Marie Suchanova


9:30am

Science meets Poetry III
    Saturday July 14, 2012 9:30am - 1:00pm @ Trinity College, Dublin


    Venue: The Schrödinger Theatre, Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College, Dublin

    Map: http://goo.gl/vB4jQ

    http://sciencemeetspoetry.eventbrite.ie

     

    "Science meets Poetry” is a unique feature of the ESOF meetings: it was born in Munich, was considerably extended in Barcelona (2008) and came to maturity in Turin (2010). It aims to bring contemporary creative poets into the midst of a scientific meeting to discuss the two-way relationship of poetry to science and how each benefits the other. Both of the previous meetings led to the publication of a book of proceedings by Euroscience. 

    The event is NOT an occasion for all and sundry (even the invited speakers) to read selections of their own poems. Rather, it focuses on general themes, of interest to both scientists and poets, and in particular, to ESOF delegates. Distinguished poets from all over the world have participated in the previous meetings. The Science meets Poetry session of ESOF is now well-regarded in many literary circles and enhances the reputation of science. 

    This third incarnation of the event will feature four evocative and provocative talks:

     

    Dublin: a European capital of Poetry
    Dublin can claim, through such household names as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde, to be one of the major haunts of poets on the planet. Further to this glorious history, what is the literary landscape around Dublin today?
    Maurice Riordan (contemporary Irish Poet)

    The Two Williams: Hamilton and Wordsworth

    Can the scientist be a poet, or the poet come to terms with science? A physicist and poet analyses the epistolary exchanges between two lifelong friends: a great scientist who longed to be a poet and a poet who rejected the technology of his time.
    Iggy McGovern (Professor of Physics and Poet, Trinity College Dublin)

    The Gothic myths, Romanticism and the birth of Ecology
    From the amateur scientists Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Percy Bysshe Shelley, via Lord Byron and Mary Shelley’s gothic fantasies to Wordsworth, is Romanticism the source of the ‘Green Movement’, and how does the love-hate relationship between science and poetry feed into poetry today? As seen by a contemporary French poet.
    Chaunes* (poet) alias Jean-Patrick Connerade (Emeritus Professor Imperial College London, President European Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters)

    The Science of Love and the Love of Science

    How much of love is molecular, determined by genes and laws of selection, as argued by some biologists today, and how much is it unique, nurtured by the human species through its artists and (especially) its poets? A young contemporary poet, author of a recent play centred on the myth of  Dom Juan, takes up the challenge posed by modern biologists on behalf of the poets.
    Christophe Goarant Correa de Sà (Poet, teacher, Société des Poètes Français)



    Speakers
    Société des Poètes Français

    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Imperial College London, UK. European Academy of Sciences Arts...

    Contemporary Irish Poet


    Type Events
    Host Organization Euroscience
  • Organiser Jean-Patrick Connerade (Chaunes)
  • Tags EP8


10:45am

Euroscience General Assembly and presentation of Rammal Award
    Saturday July 14, 2012 10:45am - 12:45pm @ Liffey Hall 2

    The formal business of the General Assembly will be followed by addresses from two distinguished speakers, the award ceremeony and a reception. These events are open to all conference participants:

     

    1. The importance of European Science and Science-based Policy Making (Prof. Anne Glover),
    2. The importance of SESAME for scientific and political cooperation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean (Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith),
    3. Rammal Award Ceremony,
    4. Reception (Wicklow Room 4).

     

    Euroscience has been responsible since 1999 for the attribution of the Rammal Award created in memory of the great Lebanese physicist, Rammal RAMMAL (1951-1991). The medal is awarded each year to an outstanding personality of strong scientific stature from one of the Mediterranean countries, who, through his life and activity (whether in fundamental or applied research, teaching, or the integration of knowledge), has elevated scientific exchanges in this part of the world, rich with ancient tradition. The Award can also be shared by several recipients, and/or awarded to an organisation.



    Speakers
    Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission...

    President of Euroscience

    Secretary General of Euroscience

    Chair of the Board of SESAME


    Type Events
    Host Organization Euroscience
  • Organiser Peter Tindemans
  • Tags EP4


4:00pm

South Eastern Europe Facing the Knowledge Society
    Saturday July 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Ecocem Room

    The main goal of this session is to initiate discussions among different generations of researchers on the challenges of transforming economies and societies in Southeast-European countries.
    In this context, two challenging domains will be particularly discussed:

    1. Perspectives for career development within Science and Technology (S&T)
    2. Intra- and interregional collaborations.

    The expected results are to:

    1. Challenge the Governments in Southeast Europe to respond with more clear and concrete statements on their policies in the field of S&T;
    2. Open new vistas for scientific and technological co-operations in the European Research Area.

    The session will include short reports (5 min.) of pre-ESOF meetings in different countries followed by a discussion.



    Speakers
    Ion Mincu University Bucharest, Romania

    University Belgrade, Serbia

    CNRS, France

    Euroscience, France


    Type Careers Programme, The Global Researcher
    Host Organization Euroscience
  • Organiser Raymond Seltz
  • Tags CP15


 




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