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1. FinCEAL+ Call for Experts to attend upcoming events

2. FinCEAL+ Infobank Competition

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

4. FinCEAL Plus team wishes everyone a great summer!


Issue 4/2015


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) Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Conference in Barcelona, 21 - 23 October 2015. Apply by 28th June! More information.

2) Info Day on the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Work programme 2016-2017 "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" in Brussels 14 – 15 September 2015. Apply by 30th June! More information

3) LAC ICT Expert Group meeting "Latin American challenges on future Digital Agendas, Regulations and Funding Mechanisms for EU-LAC cooperation in ICT research and innovation" and LAC Living Labs Spring School "Challenges of open innovation, co-creation and living labs for R&I cooperation between Europe and Latin America” in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on 2-3 September. Apply by 31st July 2015!
More information

4) ICT 2015 "Innovate, Connect, Transform" event in Lisbon, Portugal from 20-22 October. Apply by 12th August! More information

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

5) 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. 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.
FinCEAL Plus team wishes everyone a great summer!

Save-the-date: Horizon 2020 Financial Issues with the Commission's Experts on 8th October 2015 by 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

Maximising the impact of Horizon2020 projects webinar on 8th July 2015 hosted by the European IPR Helpdesk

             Date: Wednesday, 08.07.2015
             Time: 10.30-11.45 am (Central European Time, GMT + 1)
             Location: Webinar

This webinar gives an overall view of the creation and the development of IP rights both through and after the duration of an H2020 project. More information or Register here

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


European Commission is collecting feedback until 20.8 through a Public Consultation on the Circular Economy

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

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

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

Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programmes 2016-2017 "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy", 14 - 15 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

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


All signed Horizon 2020 projects now published on the CORDIS website

H2020 Finnish National Contact Point (NCP)’s Newsletter 3/2015
(in Finnish)

European Regions Research and Innovation Network’s Partner Search

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

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

Statistics on Finnish participation in Horizon2020

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


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

4th Climate Change And Population Conference on Africa 2015. Accra, Ghana

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

AFSC 2015: Africa Food Security Conference & Agri-Exhibition, 15 - 16 September 2015. Nairobi, Kenya

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


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

Open, rolling call for applications for visiting scholars: The Sustainable Development and Urbanisation Think Tank of Tongji University, Shanghai, China. The themes cover: Sustainable Development, New-Type Urbanisation, Urban and Regional Governance, Sustainable University, Creative Urban and Smart City

IIAS Call for Abstracts:Workshop on Indian medicine: Between stage and village, 23-24 June 2016, Leiden, the Netherlands, Abstract deadline 1 October 2015


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

Asia Clean Energy Summit, 27-28 October 2015 in Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 4th International Conference on Life Science & Biological Engineering, 4-6 November, Nagoya, Japan

Lab-on-a-chip Asia, Microfluidics, Point-of-Care Diagnostics & Organ-on-a-Chip, 19-20 November 2015, Singapore

2016 International Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ICEIT 2016), 19-21 January 2016, Cebu, Philippines

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


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, 27-30 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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 


EU-CELAC Academic Summit, Brussels 8-9 June 2015, Brussels Declaration and Proposals to the Heads of State and Government of the EU-CELAC Summit 2015

II EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels 10-11 June 2015, Official declarations and an updated EU-CELAC Action Plan

Higher education cooperation between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean - Academic cooperation and mobility : bringing the two regions closer (2015)

The European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean in the new economic and social context (2015)

Understanding EU and Brazilian Higher Education and Research: Policies, Frameworks and Structures (2014)

A list of LAC related publications now available also on the FinCEAL+ website


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  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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