We are excited to announce the workshop “Building Open Science in Europe: The road ahead for the EOSC community and the EU Member States” that will take place on 20 June 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.
eInfraCentral invites current and potential users of the European Open Science Cloud, service providers from Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, national and EU-level policy makers, and all other interested stakeholders to discuss further implementation steps for the EOSC. The workshop will highlight the achievements in the development of the EOSC Portal and will continue the discussion on how to build a user-centric EOSC and implement it across the EU Member States and Associated Countries.
This free-of-charge workshop is organised and hosted by eInfraCentral in cooperation with other EOSC-related projects and initiatives and as one of the key projects in the implementation of the EOSC Portal.
More information about the programme and registration will come soon.
The second edition of the Open Science Fair will take place in Porto (Portugal) on September 16-18, 2019.
The OS Fair Conference will critically showcase the services, e-infrastructures, policies and practices required for the transition to Open Science.
More information soon, watch the OS Fair video!
Are you a MSc or PhD student who wants to go the extra mile to become an expert in one of the domains within radiation protection research? Then the SCK•CEN Academy has interesting opportunities for you. The Academy is currently looking for PhD and Postdoc candidates for the following research topics:
Preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery
Social sciences and humanities
Low-level radioactivity measurements
Application guidelines and other more detailed information on the SCK•CEN Academy PhD and postdoc progamme can be be found on the SCK•CEN Academy website.
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A Stakeholder consulation on the future Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025) is currently open until Friday, 16 February 2018 at 12 p.m. CET. Should you wish to participate you can access the consultation here.
Euratom aims to pursue nuclear research and training activities with an emphasis on continually improving nuclear safety, security and radiation protection, notably to contribute to the long-term decarbonisation of the energy system in a safe, efficient and secure way. By contributing to these objectives, the Euratom Programme will reinforce outcomes under the three priorities of Horizon 2020: Excellent science, Industrial leadership and Societal challenges.
The indirect actions of the Euratom Programme focus on two areas:
- nuclear fission and radiation protection
- fusion research aiming at developing magnetic confinement fusion as an energy source.
The Euratom Programme puts a strong emphasis on developing nuclear skills and competence. This will allow Europe to maintain world leadership in nuclear safety and waste management and to attain the highest level of protection from radiation. In particular, the Programme will be carrying out research in the medical uses of radiation, for the benefit for all European citizens.
For fusion research, the Programme calls for a substantial reorganisation that will support a shift from pure, academic research to scientific questions of designing, building and operating future facilities such as ITER. This will allow fusion to progress towards electricity production by fusion around the middle of the century.
To achieve these objectives, the nuclear research activities will be supported by simpler legislation, thereby facilitating access to funding for companies, universities, research institutes in all EU Member States and beyond. In line with the Euratom Treaty, the Programme will run for five years, from 2014 to 2018.
The Euratom Research and Training Programme has the following specific objectives:
- Support safety of nuclear systems;
- Contribute to the development of safe longer term solutions for the management of ultimate radioactive waste;
- Support the development and sustainability of nuclear expertise and excellence in the European Union;
- Support radiation protection and development of medical applications of radiation, including, inter alia, the secure and safe supply and use of radioisotopes;
- Move toward demonstration of feasibility of fusion as a power source by exploiting existing and future fusion facilities;
- Lay the foundations for future fusion power plants by developing materials, technologies and conceptual design;
- Promote innovation and industrial competitiveness;
- Ensure availability and use of research infrastructures of pan-European relevance.
Link to the consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Euratom_21-25