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1. FinCEAL+ Call for Experts to attend upcoming events

2. FinCEAL+ Infobank Competition

3. Rolling Call for PhD Travel Grants focusing on the LAC region

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

Issue 5/2015


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

1. FinCEAL+ Call for Experts/Targeted Travel Grants to attend upcoming events

1) 6th Edition EU – India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Days 2015 "Water for Health", 15-16 October, in Rome, Italy. Apply by 30th August! More information

2) ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform event, 20-22 October, in Portugal. Deadline for applications extended until 31st August! More information

3) Latin American & Caribbean Bioeconomy: Opportunities for agriculture and agroindustry in a bioeconomy-based economy, 7 - 8 October, Santiago de Chile. Apply by 31st August! More information

4) "SAIREC 2015: Re-energizing Africa" in 4-7 October Cape Town, South Africa. Apply by 31st August! More information. 

4) Info week on Horizon2020 Societal Challenge 2 Work Programme 2016-2017 "Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and maritime inland water research and bio-economy" in Brussels, Belgium, from 24-27 November 2015. Apply by 4th September! More information

2. Register your project in the Infobank and win a Travel Grant!
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 28th! More information

3. FinCEAL+  Rolling Call for Travel Grants for PhD students focusing on the LAC region is now open
For more information please check the Call Document and Application form.

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 available on our website.

Horizon 2020 Info Day on SC5: "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" webinar

Time: 21.9.2015
Location: Brussels + webinar

The Info Day will focus on the upcoming calls for proposals under "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" and related call topics in the “Blue Growth - Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities”, “Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy” and "Smart and Sustainable Cities" focus areas. More information and registration

Save-the-date: Horizon 2020 Financial Issues with the Commission's Experts / EUTI

Time: Thursday 08.10.2015
Location: Eurooppasali (Malminkatu 16), Helsinki + webcast

An entire day full of Horizon 2020 financial issues! As a part of a Europe-wide Communication Campaign, two experts from the European Commission are coming to Helsinki to share their insights. More information and agenda

Horizon 2020 Work programmes for 2016/17 adopted

Time: 13.10.2015 (tentative)

It is expected that the first calls will be published around this date. More information will be available in the Participant Portal.

5. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL+ themes


European Commission is collecting feedback through a Public Consultation on the Circular Economy. Answer by 20th August

TEKES Call for research funding applications “New knowledge and business from research ideas”. Apply by 11:59 pm on 29 September 2015

Upcoming Innovative Medicines Initiatives (IMI2) calls and info about future topics. Deadline for applications: 13 October 2015

ERC 2016 WP, upcoming ERC deadlines: Starting Grant, 17 Nov 2015; Consolidator Grant, 2 Feb 2016; Advanced Grant, 1 Sep 2016


Public Seminar "Green Economy and Bioeconomy: Which way to go?", 19 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland

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

PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies) matchmaking event, 27 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland

Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing – National Info Day, 8 September 2015, Helsinki, Finland. Deadline of registration: 31 August

Global Clean Tech Summit, 8 - 10 September 2015, Helsinki

Hanat auki Horisonttiin! - Horisontti 2020 infotilaisuus (EUTI/TEKES Info Day on Horizon 2020, mostly in Finnish), 9 September 2015, Helsinki, Finland

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

Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Day 2015; Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing, 17 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Horizon 2020 SC1 Info Day - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing', 18 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium (Video streaming available)

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

ICT 2015 "Innovate, Connect, Transform", 20 - 22 October, Lisbon, Portugal

4th annual Greenhouse Gases, Science and Society conference, 26 - 27 October 2015, Helsinki. Register by 31 August. Abstract submission deadline 13 September

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 Plus Kick-Off Asia Networking workshop findings now online!

Results from the first year of Horizon 2020

All signed Horizon 2020 projects published on the CORDIS website

European Regions Research and Innovation Network’s Partner Search

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

New policy brief “Circular economy and food”, produced by Helsinki University Center for Environment (HENVI) and  the Forum for Environmental Information (available in English and in Finnish)

6. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ Africa themes


[VACANCY]: Senior researcher (x3), Wits Institute for Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and Related Diseases. Deadline 24 August 2015.  Applications also open for two Researchers positions. 


International Business Incubation, Innovation and Co-creation in Agriculture event, 8 September, Helsinki

The Third Africa Business Seminar, 17 September, Helsinki. 

EU EXPO 2015: EU-Sub Saharan Africa event, 18-19 September, Milan, Italy.

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

Data Science for Development course: Harnessing the use of Big Data for Socio-economic Development in Africa, 12-13 October 2015, Nairobi, Kenya

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

SolarSPACES 2015, 13-16 October 2015, Cape Town, 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

World Conference on Humanitarian Studies 2015: Changing Crises and the Quest for Adequate Solutions, postponed for 5-8 March 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Pov/Dev Conference 2916: Poverty's causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World, 4-6 August 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland


CAAST-NET Plus Magazine, Issue 5

Africa Progress Report 2015: Power, People, Planet

Special Issue: Climate Change and the Zambezi River Valley 

7. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ Asia themes


Tekes: Funding for Indo-Finnish collaboration: Innovative health and well-being solutions for all, Application period: Wed 13 May - Thu 17 September 2015


International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare-Asia, 28-30 September 2015, Hong Kong

Expo 2015 EU-ASEAN Days, 29-30 September 2015, Milan, Italy

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

EU-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Days, with focus on WATER FOR HEALTH, 15-16 October 2015 in Rome, Italy

Global environmental change in the Himalayas: Controversies, Impacts, Futures, 6-8 November 2015, New Delhi, India

Technology Transfer and Innovation Conference TTI-2015, 11 November 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

ICIIBMS 2015: International Conference on Intelligent Informatics and BioMedical Sciences, 28-30 November, Okinawa, Japan

IEEE Region 10: Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015, 9-12 December 2015, Cebu City, Philippines

Sixth International Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia, 1-3 March 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Power & Electricity World Asia 2016, 21-23 March 2016, Singapore

Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia 2016: Securing Asia's Energy Future, 23-25 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand


8. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ LAC themes


[VACANCY] EU-LAC Foundation Executive Director. Deadline for application: 15 September 2015

EU-LAC Foundation's Open Call for Research Projects in Social Sciences and Humanities. Deadline for application: 30 September 2015


III Congreso Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Ciencias Sociales, 26-28 August, FLACSO Ecuador

ANDICOM – Most important ICT Congress in South America, 2-4 September, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

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, 28-30 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alcue Net workshop: Latin American and Caribbean bioeconomy, 7-8 October 2015, Santiago de Chile.

BIO Latin America Conference on Life Sciences, 14-16 October 2015, 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 

ICEduTech 2015 International Conference on Educational Technologies 2015, 30 November-2 December 2015, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Call for Papers open, submission deadline: 4 September 2015


Information about EU-CELAC Science, Technology & Innovation Cooperation is now available on FinCEAL+ webpage

See also list of publications related to EU-CELAC STI cooperation


Join the FinCEAL Plus Researcher's InfoBank! 

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For more  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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