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1. FinCEAL+ Open Call for Travel Grants

2. FinCEAL Plus kick-off seminar on H2020

3. FinCEAL Impact Booklet available online

4. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding

5. FinCEAL Infobank open to Asia-related projects

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

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

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

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

Issue 2/2015


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

1. FinCEAL+ Open Call for Travel Grants
The call is open to researchers and PhD students based in Finnish research institutions, who are working within the FinCEAL Plus themes and engaged in or planning cooperation with African, Asian or LAC partners. Deadline for applications is 15th May. The specifications of the Call and the application form are available here.

2. FinCEAL+ kick-off seminar on Horizon2020 held in Helsinki on April 15th and 16th
The FinCEAL Plus kick-off event, organized 15 - 16 April, was a brilliant success. The event titled 'Finland's International Research Cooperation - Making the Most of Horizon 2020', gathered together over 100 participants, mostly researchers engaged in international research cooperation. The first day of the event featured a plenary session with shared experiences from research cooperation and partnerships in practice. The day continued with networking sessions on Asia and LAC. Second day of the event included a Horizon 2020 training focusing on preparing applications with 3rd country partners. Case examples of H2020 consortium building and proposal preparation were analysed and concrete advice offered. More information on the event including pictures on our website. The online Horizon2020 training  can be viewed here.

3. FinCEAL Impact Booklet available online
FinCEAL impact and achievements from the 2013-2014 period have now been published in a booklet titled "FinCEAL 2013-2014: Impacting Finnish Research Collaboration". The online booklet is available here.

4. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding
FinCEAL Plus offers Project Preparatory Funding to support applicants based in Finnish institutions who are in the process of preparing an application for collaborative research funding from Horizon 2020, 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

5. 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

Step up your Research: Ethics in H2020, 27 May 2015, Helsinki - Training organized by EUTI

For all research activities carried out under the Horizon 2020, ethics is an integral part of research from beginning to end, and ethical compliance is seen as pivotal to achieve real research excellence. This event gives an overall view of the Ethics Appraisal in H2020 and practical tips for how to complete your ethics self-assessment in the proposal phase and what to take into account during the project. More information and registration

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

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


Call for Scientific Session Proposals, EuroScience Open Forum 2016 Manchester (UK),22 - 27 July 2016, "Science as Revolution from Cottonopolis to Graphene City", deadline for Proporsals:1 June 2015


Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation, 14 - 15 May, 2015 | Barcelona, Spain

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), 12 - 14 May 2015, Copenghagen, Denmark

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, early registration deadline: 15 May 2015

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 Novermber 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden


Proceedings of the Conference “Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate”, 11–12 June 2014, Helsinki

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

Latest edition of Finnish Horizon2020 NCP's Newsletter (in Finnish)

Statistics on Finnish participation in Horizon2020

7. 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


IST-Africa 2015 Conference, 06 - 08 May 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi

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

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

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


New sourcebook: Water - Smart Agriculture in East Africa

World Bank Working Paper: Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services

2014 - 2015 Global Food Policy Report

Life stories of African Women and Young Professionals in Science

8. 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


Clean Technology Investment World Asia Conference, Singapore 05 - 08 May 2015

Advanced photonics in clinical medicine and surgery - First Finnish-Japanese medical photonics symposium, 25 May 2015, Technopoli, Kuopio

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

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

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


Chile-EU Sustainable mining workshop, 4-5 May in Santiago de Chile

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

Registration open for the 8th Nordic Latin American Research Network NOLAN Conference, 11-13 June, Helsinki

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 


Leadership project's publications and policy briefs on EU-LAC R&I collaboration on ICT


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:

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

For FinCEAL Plus Africa issues
please contact Project Manager
Melissa Plath at UniPID
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