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1. FinCEAL+ Targeted Travel Grants

2. FinCEAL+ Infobank Competition

3. Results from the Open Travel Grant Call

4. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding and useful H2020 links

5. Finnish delegation attended the ASEAN-EU STI Days in Paris

6. FinCEAL+ Asia Networking Session

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

8. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Africa themes

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

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

Issue 3/2015


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

1. FinCEAL+ Targeted Travel Grants available for two upcoming events:
1) Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy conference "Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors" in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona, Spain 21-23 October 2013. Apply by 12th June! More information
2) Info Day on the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ in Brussels 14th – 15th September 2015. Apply by 18th June! More information

2. The FinCEAL Infobank competition is back!

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. Market your expertise and win a Travel Grant of 1500€ by registering your project to the Infobank by August 28! More information

3. Results from FinCEAL+ Open Travel Grant Call
The first FinCEAL Plus Open Call for Travel Grants closed on May 15th 2015. We received 36 applications and awarded a total of 30 grants (of which 21 grants were for researchers and 9 for PhD candidates). 12 grants were awarded for Africa-related travel, 11 for LAC and 7 for Asia. See results here

4. Preparing a proposal for Horizon2020 with partners from Africa, Asia or the LAC region?
FinCEAL Plus offers Project Preparatory Funding on a rolling call basis to support applicants based in Finnish institutions who are in the process of preparing an application for collaborative research funding from European research funding schemes. More information on how to apply See also the Horizon2020 links and our online Horizon2020 training now available on our website.

5. FinCEAL Plus delegation attended the ASEAN-EU STI Days in Paris on 17-19 March 2015
The ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days were organized in Paris by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Almost 300 people participated. FinCEAL Plus attended the event with a delegation of five Finnish experts in the fields of health, renewable energy and food security and safety. Read the delegation's full report here.

6. FinCEAL Plus Kick-Off: Asia Networking session organized in Helsinki on 15th April 2015
 The Asia Networking session on the afternoon of 15th April at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni gathered together about 40 participants. The first part of the session featured presentations on the topics related to the thematic focus areas of FinCEAL Plus Asia such as renewable energy, ICT and water management. The second part of the session was an interactive networking workshop for researchers and actors focusing on Asia in Finland. Read more

EU-Brazilian framework for Training, Research and Practices in Collective Health: Cooperation weeks in Bologna, Italy, 5-11 July and in Manaus, Brazil, 15-18 September 2015

Target group: researchers and other health professionals from Europe and Brazil. The aim is to 1) Analyze and map the existing experiences in the field of international cooperation in Collective Health and Primary Health Care in the Brazilian and European context; 2) Enhance the existing cooperation, expanding the network and the fields of interest/expertise, promoting the participation in international tenders/funding calls. Travel support available for interested participants from Finnish organizations. Please contact: kajsa.ekroos[at]

 Promoting EU-Brazil Scientific Cooperation on Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology, including biofuels, and H2020 brokerage event, 14-16 October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BBICE+ project is organizing a side event the BIO Latin America conference, including a Horizon2020 info session and brokerage event for researchers and other stakeholders from Brazil and EU countries, with the aim of to promoting research cooperation in the above mentioned fields. Travel support available for interested participants from Finnish institutions. Please contact: kajsa.ekroos[at]

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, 11-14 October 2015, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Achieving global food security while reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. This conference aims to increase of understanding the behavioral, biophysical, economic, institutional, political, social and technological drivers of current and future global food security.More information Register here.

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


EU-SPRI Conference 2015: Innovation policies for economic and social transitions: Developing strategies for knowledge, practices and institutions, 10-12 June, Helsinki

Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems: Where Futures Research, Education and Action Meet Conference, 11–12 June 2015, Turku

5th International Dry Toilet Conference, 19 - 22 August 2015, Tampere, Finland

Global Clean Tech Summit, 8-9 September 2015, Helsinki

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

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020, 6 October 2015, Strasbourg, France

Brussels Sustainable Development Summit 2015, 19-20 October 2015

The 3rd Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research, 5 - 6 November 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden

The 7th European Innovation Summit, 7-10 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium


FinCEAL 2013-2014: "Impacting Finnish Research Collaboration" online booklet

Research*eu - highlights from the most exciting EU-funded research and development projects

Statistics on Finnish participation in Horizon2020

8. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Africa themes


EDCTP2 Call for Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions "Research and capacity development in support of the EVD response", Deadline 18 June 2015


6th European Conference on African Studies, 8 - 10 July 2015, Paris, France

The 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015, 30 - 31 July 2015. Nairobi, Kenya

XIV World Forestry Conference, 7 - 11 September 2015. Durban, South Africa

MAGic 2015 - Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice, 9 - 11 September 2015. Sussex, United Kingdom

Tropentag 2015: International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, 16 - 18 September 2015, Berlin Germany

World Conference on Humanitarian Studies 2015: Changing Crises and the Quest for Adequate Solutions, 17 - 20 October 2015. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2015 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics, 18 - 20 November 2015, Sandton, South Africa

SANORD Conference 2015: What is the role of Higher Education institutions and North - South collaboration in shaping the UN Development Agenda Post-2015?, 1 - 3 December 2015, Windhoek, Namibia


Contemporary Concerns in Development Studies: Perspectives from Tanzania and Zambia

Growth and Institutions in African Development

2014 - 2015 Global Food Policy Report

Life stories of African Women and Young Professionals in Science

9. Events and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus Asia themes


Call for papers - Crossing Borders:Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia, National University of Singapore, National University of Singapore, 05 - 06 Nov 2015, Deadline: 30 June 2015, Deadline: 30 June 2015

Two 3-year Ph.D. positions connected to the research project: "Airborne:Pollution, Climate Change and Visions of Sustainability in China" are available at the University of Oslo, Deadline for applying: 15 July 2015


Public Health Conference 2015, 11 - 13 July 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

AEI-ASEM SUMER CAMP "Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage", 2 - 16 August 2015. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ASEAN Power Week Conference & Exhibition, 1 - 3 September 2015, IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Eleventh Japan-Finland Joint Symposium on Optics in Engineering (OIE'15), 1 - 3 September in Joensuu, Finland

The 32nd Nordic Cereal Congress: Future Food Security - New Opportunities for Nordic Crops 7 - 9 September 2015. Hotel Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland.

nd International Conference on Global Food Security, 11 - 14 October 2015, Ithaca, NY, USA.

FSA's 2nd Scientific Conference - Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together. 14 October 2015. Milan, Italy.

lobal Conference on Renewable Energy (GCRE2015), 19 - 21 October, 2015, NIT Patna, India.

The 6th International Conference on Food Factors - ICOFF 2015, Bioconvergence for Food Function, 22 - 25 November. Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


The latest edition of the Funding Guide: Researchers' Mobility and Collaboration between Europe and China

10. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Plus LAC themes


2nd Academic EU-CELAC Summit, 8-9 June 2015 in Brussels

EU-CELAC Business Summit: "Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean: Promoting inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing the role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises", 10 June in Brussels

First brokerage event between Enterprise Europe Network and Argentina-ICT Sector, 24-25 June, Buenos Aires

ALCUE Net Biodiversity and Climate Change workshop, CORDEX LAC III workshop, 21-23 September, Bogotá, Colombia

CatBior 2015 3rd International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries, 27-30 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Call for Papers open until 5th June

BIO Latin America Conference on Life Sciences, 14-16 October 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 


Interested in ICT cooperation with the LAC Region? New publications produced by Latin America - EU ICT Research and Innovation partnership project Leadership

The issue of Gender in relations between the EU and LAC: State of the art and Opportunities for bi-regional cooperation



Join the FinCEAL Plus Researcher's InfoBank! 

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

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

Johanna Turunen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Africa

UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: + 358 40 805 3519

Hanh Hoang
FinCEAL Plus Trainee
Tel: +358 50 4486 113
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