Climate change mitigation and adaptation in the future EU development policy : What role for the research community in Asia, Africa and Latin America?


ECRAAL’ offices in Brussels, 27 May 2011: Climate change mitigation and adaptation in the future EU development policy :  What role for the research community in Asia, Africa and Latin America?  


Alongside ECRAAL’s engagement activities to input its members’ interests into the formulation of FP8, ECRAAL is preparing parallel policy engagement actions at EU level. This is one such action. The principal aim here is to represent the AAL research community in the modernisation of EU development policy as concerns climate change in particular.

 Joyeeta Gupta and Nicolien van der Grijp will launch the debate with an introduction to the broader findings of their collected volume: Mainstreaming Climate Change in Development Co-operation:

Theory, Practice and Implications for the European Union (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

 Thereafter the workshop, looking from the stand the stand point of the AAL research and higher education community, will deal with relevant issues, such as:

- the formulation of FP8 as concerns climate change adaptation and mitigation and synergies with EU development priorities

- the Treaty of Lisbon and EU development actions

- the modernisation of EU development policy

- the new EU budget instruments to reflect parallel EU priorities in various relevant fields, including those of development, climate change and research


Expressions of interest in speaking or participating actively, are invited without delay to, providing a brief abstract of topics they wish to address.

We are particularly keen to have the input of AAL partners from the research community.



ECRAAL is going to participate in ICT Proposer's Day 2011 Budapest


ICT Proposer's Day 2011 is a two day event featuring networking and partnership building for Calls 8 and 9 of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7), offering more than one billion euro of EU funding. The event will take place on 19-20 May 2011 in Budapest hosted by the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.


More than 2000 stakeholders interested in topics of ICT research and around 100 Commission Officials are expected to attend. Thematic sessions on the Work Programme 2011-12 on ICT research, presentations of proposal ideas by proposers, meeting points animated by Commission officials and information stands will help you to connect with the right partner to obtain EU funding. 


Challenges for 8° and 9° on ICT:

• Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures
• Cognitive systems and robotics
• Alternative Paths to Components and Systems
• Technologies for Digital Content and Languages
• ICT for Health
• ICT for a Low Carbon Economy
• ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources
• Future and Emerging Technologies


ECRAAL is going to participate in European Young Innovators Forum conference


European Young Innovators Forum conference

Date: 13 April 2011
Time: 18.30
Venue: European Parliament, room A5G3


In this evening conference, EYIF will outline the shared-risk collaborative approach between Europe and its youth to build and sustain Europe’s ‘Innovation Capacity’, by empowering young innovators to engage in a significant, transformative role in Europe’s innovation renewal.

The 150 invitees at the event will include leaders of European institutions, permanent national representations to the EU, associations and educational entities, European industry, and international press and TV. Just like the European Young Innovators Forum launch event last year, the entire event will be broadcast live worldwide on the web.
This is a ‘by invitation only’ event. To be invited, please  see their website


On Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th of April, ECRAAL is organising a workshop on the Capacity Building for Newly established Jordanian Thematic NCPs



The meeting is to support three Thematic NCPs on research in energy, ICT and food/agro/biotechnology under the SRTD (Support to Research & Technological Development) Project. The STRD project is funded by the European Commission and addresses innovation and R&D in Jordanian.




ECRAAL is attending the News and Views on the European Union and Member States Partnership for International Cooperation Seminar


Speaker and Programme

The April COST Seminar will feature Ms Sigi Gruber, Head of Unit, Relations with Third Countries from the DG Research & Innovation, who will present news and views on the European Union and Member States Partnership for International Cooperation.


Within the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Sigi Gruber is heading the unit responsible for promoting the coherence and synergy between Member States and with the EU regarding international cooperation policies and activities with third countries and regions. Furthermore the unit gathers information and develops analyses of international research and innovation policies in major third countries; and last but not least the unit also manages the network of Science and Technology Counsellors in the EU Delegations and ensures the follow-up of cooperation with international organisations (UNESCO, UN, etc) and other multilateral fora (G8 and Carnegie).


The seminar will be followed by a reception and light refreshments.



Thursday 7 April 2011 at 16:30



COST Office

Avenue Louise 149, 15th floor

1050 Brussels

Follow this link for more information on how to reach the COST Office.



Please confirm your participation by filling in the Online Registration Form no later than Tuesday 5 April 2011. The collected information will be reproduced in the participants list and used for all mailings.

ECRAAL - European Centre for Research in Asia, Africa and Latin America
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