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1. FinCEAL Plus kick-off seminar on H2020

2. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding

3. Targeted Travel Grants for the Africa Health Conference and Exhibition in Johannesburg

4. FinCEAL Plus delegation to attend the ASEAN-EU STI Days

5. Upcoming FinCEAL Plus funding calls

6. FinCEAL Infobank open to Asia-related projects

7. FinCEAL LAC Event Grants Result

8. New FinCEAL Plus Asia Coordinator

9. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus themes

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Africa themes

11. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Asia themes

12. Events, Publications and Calls related to FinCEAL Plus LAC themes


Issue 1/2015


Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC region

1. FinCEAL Plus kick-off seminar on Horizon2020 
The FinCEAL Plus Team is pleased to announce that the registration for the official FinCEAL Plus kick-off event is now open! The event will take place in Helsinki 15 - 16 April 2015. The theme of the event is "Finland's International Research Cooperation - Making the Most of Horizon 2020" and it consists of a seminar session with keynote speakers from Finland and abroad, an Asia-focused networking meeting, cocktails and a practical H2020 training on preparing proposals with third country partners. Check out the detailed programme!
More information and registration


2. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding
FinCEAL Plus has opened a Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding. The purpose of the preparatory funding is to offer support to applicants based in Finnish institutions who are in the process of preparing an application for collaborative research funding from Horizon 2020 or ERA-NET or the EuropeAid funding schemes with partners from Europe and a third region, either Africa, Asia or Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants can apply for grants between 2000€ - 5000€. More information on how to apply

3. Targeted Travel Grants for the Africa Health Conference and Exhibition in Johannesburg
FinCEAL Plus has opened a Targeted Travel Funding Call to support the participation of one expert from a Finnish university or a research institution interested in attending the Africa Health Conference and Exhibition in Johannesburg 5 - 7 May 2015. The call is directed to experts who focus on Africa. The deadline for applications is Friday 20 March. More information

4. FinCEAL Plus delegation to attend the ASEAN-EU STI Days in Paris
FinCEAL Plus has put together a delegation of five Finnish experts who will travel to Paris to attend the ASEAN-EU STI Days 17 - 19 March 2015. The event will focus on presenting ASEAN research excellence to European stakeholders as well as raising awareness of current developments in Science & Technology in the most dynamic region worldwide.  More information on the event

5. Upcoming FinCEAL Plus funding calls 
The schedule of our upcoming funding calls is now available online here

6. FinCEAL Infobank open to Asia-related projects
The FinCEAL Infobank is a multidisciplinary database of research and capacity building projects carried out by the Finnish research community on/in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of the Infobank is to facilitate knowledge exchange, communication and cooperation opportunities between researchers focusing on these regions in Finland. Visit the Infobank and add your project

7. FinCEAL LAC Event Grants Result 
FinCEAL LAC Call for Event Grants attracted 12 applications from 7 different Finnish institutions. 11 grants between 2500€ and 5000€ were awarded. The full list of grantees is available here. Congratulations to the grantees!

8. New FinCEAL Plus Asia Coordinator
Jarkko Mutanen has joined the FinCEAL Plus team as the project's new Asia coordinator! He is based at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu and can be reached at jarkko.mutanen[at]

CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th Nordic Latin American Research Network Conference NOLAN 2015 "Struggles over Resources in Latin America" Call for Papers open until 30 March

More information

SAVE-THE-DATE: Global Forum: Digitalization - Transforming Life & Business, 28-29 September 2015 in Oulu, Finland 

The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts. More information

SAVE-THE-DATE: ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20 - 22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal        

The biggest ICT event in the EU calendar. Registrations will open by May 2015. More information

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus themes


Call for research funding applications for BEAM (Business with Impact) Programme, deadline 28 April 2015

EC: Public consultation: have your say on the achievements of FP7.
The results will feed into the ex-post evaluation of FP7 with the aim of improving both the implementation of Horizon 2020, and the design of future framework programmes.


The 26th Sigrid Jusélius International Symposium on Emerging Infections in Espoo/Helsinki 7 - 10 June 2015

1st International Seminar of Studies on the BRICS / Seminar About sustainability strategies and climate change in the BRICS countries in Natal, Brazil, 28-20 July 2015

World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA) in Manchester, UK,
2-4 September 2015


Third WHO report on neglected tropical diseases "Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases"

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials: catalogue of R&I Projects 2014 published

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Africa themes


The 11th Call for Proposals of the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa, concept note deadline 13 April 2015

Call for abstracts for the 4th African Food and Nutrition Forum "Global Response for Sustainable Food Systems in the Post-Millennium Development Goal Era: Implications to Health, Nutrition, and Food Security", deadline 1 June 2015


The 10th eLEarning Africa Conference on ICT for Development. Education and Training 20 - 22 May 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 9th Annual PopPov Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment 24 - 26 June 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

GCHERA 2015 Conference “Universities’ Global Challenge: Nutritional Security and Environmental Sustainability for Human Health” 24 - 26 June 2015 in Lebanon

IEEE Africon 2015 Conference "Green Innovation for African Renaissance 14-17 September 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


First joint EU – Member States report on the implementation of EU food and nutrition security policy commitments

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Asia themes


Call for topics and abstracts for the VSJF Conference "Energy in Modern Japan. Past, Present, Future", deadline 20 March 2015

ToChina Business Program 2015 Call for Applications, deadline 20 March 2015

CEFC Short-Term Fieldwork Grants for Doctoral Research on Contemporary China, deadline 31 March 2015

Conference call for participation - China's Health, Environment and Welfare (CHEW) Conference 2015, deadline for paper, presentation or research poster submissions 24 April 2015

The Nordic Centre Research Platform Grants for Nordic researchers to visit Fudan University and for Fudan researchers to visit NC member universities, no deadline


Water Malaysia 2015, 22 - 24 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur

Global Water Conference 2015, 6 - 7 October in Yangon, Myanmar

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus LAC themes


Peru con Ciencia, National Week for Science, Technology and Innovation, 13 - 16 November 2015 in Lima, Peru

3rd Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries (CIAB), 4th Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, and 2nd International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials, 23 - 25 November 2015 in Concepción, Chile 


Report on ICT Research and Innovation Priorities in Latin America


Join the FinCEAL Plus Researcher's InfoBank! 

Are you a Finnish researcher carrying out your research on/in Africa, Asia or Latin America and the Caribbean? Register your project with the FinCEAL Plus InfoBank!


Join the FinCEAL Plus Linkedin group!

Get involved, discuss and receive up-to-date information on FinCEAL Plus activities, events and open funding calls. Join our FinCEAL Plus group on Linkedin.

For more FinCEAL Plus information, please contact the FinCEAL Plus Project Coordinators:

Jenni Ratilainen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Africa

UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: +358 40 805 3752
Jarkko Mutanen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Asia

UniPID - University of Eastern Finland
Tel: +358 50 463 7775

Kajsa Ekroos
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus
Latin America and the Caribbean

UniPID - University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 50 448 6185

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