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Swiss Science Briefing 2021Swiss Science Briefing 20212021-07-07T13:00:00Z2021-06-07T14:30:00Z<p>Research Careers in the Light of COVID-19: How can science funders provide support?</p><p style="text-align: justify;">SwissCore and the Mission of Switzerland to the EU organised an online <strong>Swiss Science Briefing on: 'Research careers in the light of COVID-19 - How can science funders provide support?’. </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect researcher careers? And how could measures by science funders help mitigate negative effects.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This briefing provided a glance at the impact of COVID-19 on young researchers with some first results from the Swiss Career Tracker Cohorts Study, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). In the subsequent panel, we elaborated on how an international research funder at EU level like the European Research Council (ERC) and a national funder like the SNSF could react to the crisis with their measures and decisions. The perspective of the young researchers’ community also added to the discussion helping to identify areas where further investigation and action has to take place. Panelists included Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President ad interim, Prof. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, as well as Prof. Stéphanie Gauttier, Chair of the Policy Group of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><strong>Follow-up of the event:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Programme: <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Covid-19_Research_Careers.pdf">here</a></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Information on the Swiss Career Tracker Cohorts Study: <a title="website" href="https://careertrackercohorts.ch/" target="_blank">website</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Detailed report: <a title="SwissCore article" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Pages/Detail.aspx?CrmId={1E995B4E-04E3-EB11-90F0-00155D4B482C}&ContentType=scArticle">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>online event (free of charge, registration mandatory)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=53{8DA7A141-EBC8-EB11-90F0-00155D4B482C}scEvent
IGLO Open - 6 July 2021IGLO Open - 6 July 20212021-07-06T12:00:00Z2021-06-06T13:00:00Z<p>An online event dedicated to the overview of the new EU Digital Europe Programme.</p><p>SwissCore  is happy to invite you to the July edition of the IGLO Open.</p> <p> </p> <p>This online event will be dedicated to the overview of the new EU Digital Europe Programme with specific focus on the main objectives, its governance, and synergies with Horizon Europe.</p> <p> </p> <p>The speaker will be <strong>Annalisa Bogliolo</strong> – Head of Sector for Coordination of digital transformation at DG CNECT, European Commission.</p> <p><br />Registration is mandatory and should be made no later than July 5th.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=54{1E617195-EED4-EB11-90F0-00155D4B482C}scEvent
Webinar on European Cybersecurity ChallengesWebinar on European Cybersecurity Challenges2020-11-30T09:00:00Z2020-11-30T11:00:00Z<p>An overview of the latest developments in the European Cybersecurity landscape and potential contributions from Swiss research and innovation.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">This Briefing co-organised by SwissCore, the Swiss Mission to the European Union and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) outlined how the European Commission aims to improve the EU’s cybersecurity capacity by establishing a Cybersecurity Competence Center, and integrating cybersecurity into the upcoming European knowledge programmes. It discussed how we can best unlock the potential of innovation in promoting security in the digital sphere and how collaborative infrastructures, partnerships, and networks can advance this goal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The briefing presented the SPARTA cybersecurity competence network and the opportunities it offers for Swiss cybersecurity actors to participate and foster European collaboration in detail. It also highlighted the strengths and contributions of Swiss academia and the Swiss innovation ecosystem with the examples of the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (<a title="Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center" href="https://zisc.ethz.ch/" target="_blank">ZISC</a>) and <a title="Trust Valley" href="https://trustvalley.swiss/en/" target="_blank">Trust Valley</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Follow-up of the webinar:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Programme: <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Swiss_Innovation_Briefing_European_Cybersecurity_Challenges.pdf">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Detailed report: <a title="webinar report" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Report_European_Cybersecurity_Challenges.pdf">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presentations from:</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Martin Übelhör: <a title="presentation Martin Übelhör" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Ubelhor_presentation.pdf">here</a></li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Fabio Martinelli: <a title="presentation Fabio Martinelli" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Martinelli_presentation.pdf">here</a></li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Srdjan Capkun: <a title="presentation Srdjan Capkun" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Capkun_presentation.pdf">here</a></li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Lennig Pedron: <a title="presentation Lennig Pedron" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Pedron_presentation.pdf">here</a></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Webinar recording: <a title="webinar recording" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmygxWtvumk&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>onlinehttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=52{DF36D5E3-581F-EB11-80DC-005056B7191C}scEvent
Webinar on Greener Mobility & ExchangeWebinar on Greener Mobility & Exchange2020-04-28T12:00:00Z2020-04-28T13:15:00Z<p>Making Higher Education Institutions’ exchange and mobility greener</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Student, lecturer and staff mobility is increasing. Researchers travel around the world to participate in conferences. Digital solutions for exchange require up-to date technical equipment and energy. At the same time, higher education institutions as well as other agencies and foundations fostering mobility and exchange at global, European and national levels, are taking action to make mobility and exchange as green as possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Against this backdrop, SwissCore, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Movetia organised this webinar to get you inspired by ongoing initiatives as well as to reflect what national and European organisations and networks could do to better reconcile international exchange and climate action.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Follow-up of the webinar:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Programme: <a title="programme of webinar" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_greener_mobility_webinar.pdf">here</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Greener Mobility best practices - let's get inspired!<br />Héloïse Perrin, Project Coordinator Higher Education, Movetia, Switzerland<br />(<a title="practical guide to greener mobility" href="https://www.movetia.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/GreenerMobilityBestPractices_LetsGetInspired_Movetia_2020.pdf" target="_blank">practical guide to greener mobility</a>, <a title="recording Héloïse Perrin" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7m8L6YmfTY" target="_blank">recording</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>Stay grounded, keep connected - ETH Zurich's air travel project <br />Susann Görlinger, Co-Lead Mobility Platform Air Travel, ETH Zürich, Switzerland<br />(<a title="presentation Susann Görlinger" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Goerlinger_Susann_ETH-Zurich.pdf">presentation</a>, <a title="recording Susann Görlinger" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv-_bQhpzDo" target="_blank">recording</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>Let science speak: What do we know? What don’t we know?<br />Robin Shields, Professor of Education, University of Bristol, UK<br />(<a title="presentation Robin Shields" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Shields_Robin_University-of-Bristol.pdf">presentation</a>, <a title="recording Robin Shields" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_fsP-t8-o" target="_blank">recording</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>Towards greener Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)<br />Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Unit, European Commission<br />(<a title="presentation Bodo Richter" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Richter_Bodo_European-Commission.pdf">presentation</a>, <a title="recording Bodo Richter" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMVc0v9vUNg" target="_blank">recording</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>(Green) Erasmus 2021-2027<br />José Manuel Fernández Arroyo, Head of the Erasmus+ implementation Sector, European Commission<br />(<a title="presentation José Manuel Fernández Arroyo" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Fern%C3%A1ndez_Arroyo_Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_European-Commission.pdf">presentation</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>University networks as policy labs<br />David Bohmert, Secretary General, Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)<br />(<a title="video message David Bohmert" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wfTMB3Kjs4" target="_blank">video message</a>)</p> <p> </p> <p>ESN article: <a title="ESN article" href="https://esn.org/news/greener-mobility-exchange" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>via GoToWebinarhttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=51{DB3551F5-7B4D-EA11-80D8-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2020Spring Apéro 20202020-03-05T16:00:00Z2020-03-05T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for Swiss trainees, students and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission, who have recently started in Brussels. SwissCore, together with representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels, welcome the newcomers and provide them an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore, Rue du Trône 98 (2nd floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=50{517E951A-6A38-EA11-80D8-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing - A Sustainable Europe through Transdisciplinary ResearchSwiss Science Briefing - A Sustainable Europe through Transdisciplinary Research2020-02-05T16:30:00Z2020-02-05T19:00:00Z<p>Join us for inspiring insights on how a systems-based approach and transdisciplinary research can help tackle societal challenges.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, SwissCore and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences kindly invite you to a Swiss Science Briefing on: 'A Sustainable Europe through Transdisciplinary Research' at the Mission of Switzerland in Brussels. This briefing will present good practice examples for transdisciplinary undertakings from specific research projects in Switzerland and an OECD study with Swiss participation. It will complement these insights with the perspective of a major funding agency involved in sponsoring transdisciplinary research and the concrete steps taken by the European Commission implementing transdisciplinarity in Horizon Europe, the EU's next framework programme for research and innovation. The subsequent discussion is moderated by Antonio Loprieno, President of ALLEA (European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The programme can be found <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Science__Briefing_Transdisciplinary_Research.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You are welcome to join us on 5 February 2020 from 17:00 (registration) at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU (Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050 Brussels). As from 19:00, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a networking reception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To confirm your participation, please register until 29 January 2020 the latest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=49{06DE4571-2B32-EA11-80D8-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2019Autumn Apéro 20192019-10-17T15:00:00Z2019-10-17T17:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for Swiss trainees, students and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission, who have recently started in Brussels. SwissCore, together with representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels, welcome the newcomers and provide them an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore, Rue du Trône 98 (1st floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=48{10D34AD8-34CA-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
Science Breakfast - "Science with and for Society – leave no one behind”Science Breakfast - "Science with and for Society – leave no one behind”2019-09-26T06:30:00Z2019-09-26T08:00:00Z<p>Join us for a discussion with MEP Michael Bloss on 26 September at the European Parliament.</p><p>The Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union and SwissCore invite you to a Science Breakfast on “Science with and for Society” hosted by Michael Bloss, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Group of the Greens, Germany at the Members Salon of the European Parliament.</p> <p> </p> <p>MEP Michael Bloss and Antonio Loprieno, President of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), and President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences will discuss with guests how science can learn about citizens’ concerns and partner up with citizens to make a difference. The discussion will touch upon measures the European Commission takes, such as research missions, and elaborate how academia, politics and European citizens can contribute to science for the future we want.</p> <p> </p> <p>The programme can be found <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Science_and_Society.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMEuropean Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Salon des Députés (ASP 00 G)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=47{C9E75C8B-2DCB-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
IGLO Open on SDGsIGLO Open on SDGs2019-07-04T09:00:00Z2019-07-04T12:00:00Z<p>Our Trainee Maxime Schoch will present her research project on R&I contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The presentation on the research project 'Implementing the Agenda 2030 – How can Research and Innovation contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?' will focus on the following aspects:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>What action has the European Union taken on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so far?</li> <li>How are the SDGs covered in the new framework programme for research and innovation (R&I), Horizon Europe?</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>In addition, Thomas Arnold, the Adviser for SDGs at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), will give an input on how the SDGs played a role in shaping the new organisation of DG RTD.</p> <p> </p> <p>For her research, Maxime Schoch conducted a thorough document analysis and several interviews with European Commission officials and European R&I stakeholders.</p> <p> </p> <p>There will be time for a Q&A session with the audience, followed by a sandwich lunch.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMKoWi, Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=46{2A381668-F188-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2019Annual Event 20192019-03-28T16:30:00Z2019-03-28T18:00:00Z<p>How can Europe lead the next technological revolution?</p><p style="text-align: justify;">New digital technologies will play an important role in the future European strategy, and mobilising innovation in key digital technologies is essential. What are the current challenges faced by Europe’s innovation ecosystems in the context of the increased competition at global level? What is the role of national innovation funding agencies in contributing to a coherent and ambitious European strategy? And how can Europe make best use of its vast scientific research capabilities to tackle the global challenges of our time and the emerging industrial challenges of the future?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Our annual event will provide a platform to discuss these questions with leading research and innovation experts and decision-makers from Switzerland and Europe. Confirmed speakers are:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><strong>Dominique Gruhl-Bégin</strong>, Head of Start-ups and Next-Generation Innovators Division at Innosuisse</li> <li><strong>Reinhilde Veugelers</strong>, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Professor for Management, Strategy and Innovation at KU Leuven</li> <li><strong>Signe Ratso</strong>, Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thereafter, the event will continue with a networking apéro.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More details can be found in the programme <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Annual_Event_2019_Programme.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <br />REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMDe Warande, Rue Zinner 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=45{23047F98-3130-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2019Spring Apéro 20192019-03-11T16:30:00Z2019-03-11T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for Swiss trainees, students and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission, who have recently started in Brussels. SwissCore, together with representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels, welcome the newcomers and provide them an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore, Rue du Trône 98 (1st floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=44{D252EB01-F11E-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing on SDGsSwiss Science Briefing on SDGs2019-02-28T16:30:00Z2019-02-28T18:00:00Z<p>Switzerland, Europe and Beyond: Global SDGs and the Science Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.</p><p>This Swiss Science Briefing, hosted by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, aims at highlighting how science contributes not only to the technical aspects of development, but also to socio-cultural effects and changes.</p> <p> </p> <p>We will elaborate on how science and science institutions can interact with different stakeholders to enable fact-based decisions in a knowledge-based society. The panel discussion will propose ways for science institutions in Switzerland and all over Europe to work with the European Commission in order to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of SDGs.</p> <p> </p> <p>Our speakers are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Urs Bucher</strong>, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU</li> <li><strong>Antonio Loprieno</strong>, President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, of the Federation of European Academies (ALLEA), and of the Austrian Science Council</li> <li><strong>David Bohmert</strong>, Secretary General, Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)</li> <li><strong>Adam Tyson</strong>, Head of Unit North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Directorate C - International Cooperation, European Commission</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>You can find the draft programme of the event <a title="draft programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Swiss_Science_Briefing.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration is mandatory and can be done until 21 February 2019 the latest.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=43{660B3AF9-3413-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Policy Symposium ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’Policy Symposium ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’2018-11-29T15:00:00Z2018-11-29T18:30:00Z<p>The event is organised by the open science platform <a title="website Frontiers" href="http://home.frontiersin.org/" target="_blank">Frontiers</a> and SwissCore in cooperation with the <a title="Austrian Presidency" href="http://www.austria.org/eupresidency-2018/" target="_blank">Austrian Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU.</p><p>The symposium aims to discuss key enablers of the open science modus operandi in Europe, including:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>how to transition to immediate open access swiftly and foster a transparent and competitive scholarly communication sector;</li> <li>rewards and incentives for embedding open science in research practices, promotions and assessments. <br /> </li> </ul> <p>Confirmed speakers are:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong>Jean-Claude Burgelman</strong> – Head of Unit Open Science, European Commission</li> <li><strong>Michael Hengartner</strong> – President of swissuniversities and Rector of Zurich University</li> <li><strong>Stephan Kuster</strong> – Secretary General of Science Europe</li> <li><strong>Kamila Markram</strong> – CEO Frontiers</li> <li><strong>Ingeborg Meijer</strong> – Senior Researcher and Research Evaluation Consultant, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)</li> <li><strong>Gareth O’Neill</strong> – President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers</li> <li><strong>Florian Pecenka</strong> – Head of Unit, Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU</li> <li><strong>Falk Reckling</strong> - Head of Department Strategy, Austrian Science Fund  (FWF)</li> <li><strong>Monique Ritchie</strong> - Co-Chair Open Science Working Group, Young European Research Universities (YERUN)</li> <li><strong>Alexis Walckiers</strong> – Invited Professor in Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>More details in the draft programme can be found <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/20181129_Programme_Open_science_policy_symposium.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you need further information about the symposium, please contact Laure Sonnier for Frontiers at: <a href="mailto:eu.office@frontiersin.org">eu.office@frontiersin.org</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration for the symposium is closed.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMRadisson Blu Royal Hotel, Rue du Fosse-aux-Loups 47https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=42{89012F1C-2BCD-E811-80D0-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2018Autumn Apéro 20182018-11-07T16:30:00Z2018-11-07T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for new Swiss trainees and experts nationaux détachés of the Swiss government at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers to Brussels and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=41{D3CBF945-2F8B-E811-80CF-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Climate ChangeSwiss Science Briefing: Climate Change2018-09-04T15:30:00Z2018-09-04T17:30:00Z<p>Where do we stand globally in climate research?</p><p>SwissCore, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union (EU) would like to invite you to a Swiss Science Briefing on “Climate change: What does Europe need to solve this global challenge?” on 4 September at 17:30, at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>Where do we stand globally in climate research? Is Europe well equipped to tackle the global challenge of climate change? Is Horizon Europe designed the right way to tackle this challenge? What type of technologies does Europe need to develop to fight climate change? What ‘mission’ should R&I stakeholders gather around? Does Europe actually need more research on climate or only political action?</p> <p> </p> <p>Two world leading climate scientists, Thomas Stocker (University of Bern) and Lučka Kajfež Bogataj (University of Ljubljana) and two key European policy makers, Patrick Child (DG Research and Innovation) and Bas Eickhout (European Parliament) will reflect on these questions and elaborate on what Europe needs to solve the global challenge of climate change.</p> <p> </p> <p>You will find the detailed programme of the event <a title="here" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/2018_SCBriefing_UNIBE_Climate%20Change_Final%20Version.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>. You can register here until 28 August.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=40{C1D4AC59-116F-E811-80CB-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2018Annual Event 20182018-04-17T15:30:00Z2018-04-17T18:45:00Z<p>Join our discussion with young, bright scientists and leading policy-makers on how Europe can tackle global challenges through R&I!</p><p>The future of European research and innovation is being shaped in Brussels right now.</p> <p> </p> <p>In that context, many questions arise: How can the next European framework programme for R&I (FP9) best be shaped to address global challenges? What is the role of science in tackling the UN SDGs? How to go about ‘big science initiatives’? What types of e-Infrastructures do we need to secure a policy and practice of open data? How to foster real interdisciplinarity? Does Europe need a career framework to recruit and retain best brains? How can end-users involvement in research projects be best supported? And finally, can FP9 support the transition of research results into practice and policies for the benefit of economy and society?</p> <p> </p> <p>After an inspiring keynote speech outlining the role of science in tackling UN SDGs by <strong>Jeffrey D. Sachs</strong> from Columbia University, special advisor for the UN Secretary-General on SDGs, <strong>Patricia Monteiro</strong>, <strong>Seraina Dual</strong>, <strong>Busra Gencer</strong> and <strong>Franck Lejzerowicz</strong> – four young scientists with revolutionary ideas – will shed light on the challenges faced by European research and innovation based on their concrete experience.</p> <p> </p> <p>They will engage in an interactive discussion with <strong>Kurt Vandenberghe</strong>, Director at the European Commission and <strong>Matthias Egger</strong>, President of the Swiss National Science Foundation, who will react from the perspective of a national funder. The debate will be moderated by <strong>Gian Francesco Giudice</strong>, Head of Theoretical Physics at CERN.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find <a title="Programme Annual Event" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/AnnualEvent_2018_Programme.pdf">here</a> the detailed programme of the event.</p> <p> </p> <p>REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe BIP, Room Des Guichets, Place Royale 2-4https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=39{13F1D619-1313-E811-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2018Spring Apéro 20182018-03-19T16:30:00Z2018-03-19T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for new Swiss Trainees and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers to Brussels and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st Floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=37{97CF52FD-5E0A-E811-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Education Briefing 2018Swiss Education Briefing 20182018-03-06T16:30:00Z2018-03-06T18:00:00Z<p>Join the Swiss Education Briefing on Ensuring dynamic Vocational Education and Training systems post-2020.</p><p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Education Briefing on <strong>Ensuring dynamic Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems post-2020</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>This Swiss Education Briefing will start with a keynote speech by Michel <strong>Servoz</strong>, Director-General of the European Commission (EC)’s Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (DG EMPL). He will present the EC’s vision for a European VET strategy post-2020.</p> <p> </p> <p>Josef <strong>Widmer</strong>, Deputy Director of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) will afterwards present Switzerland's strategic framework VET 2030. In 2017, Switzerland went through a process of elaborating a VET vision 2030 and a strategic framework VET 2030. This process included a broad range of stakeholders and resulted in a common long-term vision and systemic guidelines for the further development of the Swiss VET system.</p> <p> </p> <p>Elisabeth <strong>Tome-Gertheinrichs</strong>, Deputy Director of the French Employer Federation MEDEF and responsible for the current negotiations of apprenticeships in France as well as Maria Theresa <strong>Lein</strong> of the Federation of Austrian Industries IV will then join the panel discussion in order to comment on the inputs with regard to their respective national background.</p> <p> </p> <p>Jens <strong>Bjørnåvold</strong>, Senior Expert at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) will close the discussion by deriving some conclusions.</p> <p> </p> <p>The event will take place on <strong>Tuesday 6 March 2018</strong> from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050 Brussels.</p> <p>Thereafter, you are welcome to join us for a networking reception.</p> <p> </p> <p>Further details can be found in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/SwissEducationBriefing2018-draftprogrammee.pdf" target="_blank">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=38{7EA8A704-6FFB-E711-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science CloudSwiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science Cloud2018-01-30T16:45:00Z2018-01-30T18:15:00Z<p>How to harness the power of open data? Getting inspiration from the work of the Swiss Data Science Center.</p><p>The Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will start with a presentation of Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President of the EPFL and Academic Co-Director of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC). He will elaborate on the work of the SDSC, its main challenges and opportunities to secure a ‘truly open global science’. Christophe Rossel, Vice-President of the European Physical Society and member of the Open Science Policy Platform and Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit ‘Open Data Policy and Science Cloud, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, will then join a panel discussion where they will share their insights on the development of the European Open Science Cloud.</p> <p> </p> <p>After the briefing, the participants are welcome to enjoy a networking reception.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find the detailed programme <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Science_Briefing_2018_EOSC_Programme.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe Mission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=36{D69D240D-D1D9-E711-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2017Autumn Apéro 20172017-11-09T16:30:00Z2017-11-09T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception organised for Swiss Trainees and Swiss Students in Belgium and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government working at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore Office, Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=35{1223CE77-9C08-E711-80C9-005056B7191C}scEvent