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Welcome to the blog of the White Rose Brussels Office's European Public Affairs Director, Dr Phil Holliday, who is capturing his thoughts and activities of running a university representative office in Brussels.
15th December 2017
What will the successor framework programme to Horizon 2020 look like?

What will the successor framework programme to Horizon 2020 look like?

As the final three year work programmes for Horizon 2020 have been published (excluding an update on the work programmes in 2019 for the final year of calls), all attention in Brussels has turned towards what will follow on from Horizon 2020, the Ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, colloquially referred to as FP9, although I am certain that it will follow the same trend as the current FP and be given a snazzy name.

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11th December 2017
A White Rose Brussels Event: What on earth can the past of Eastern Africa tell us about future sustainability?

A White Rose Brussels Event: What on earth can the past of Eastern Africa tell us about future sustainability?

On December 7 2017, the White Rose Brussels Office hosted an event which showcased the role Archeology can play in informing EU agricultural development policy. The policy brief and interactive discussion presented insights from University of York EU-funded research projects, situating them in the broader context of EU agricultural development policy. Speaking at the event […]

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5th October 2017
Sheffield University scientist part of Nobel Prize winning team

Sheffield University scientist part of Nobel Prize winning team

Dr Ed Daw from the University of Sheffield’s department of Physics and Astronomy is part of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration that made the Nobel Prize winning discovery. The very first observation of Gravitational Waves, which was first theorised by Albert Einstein more than a century ago, was announced in February of […]

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3rd October 2017
Arrival of our new Interns

Arrival of our new Interns

The White Rose Brussels office is delighted to welcome our three new Interns Tom, Rohan and Joe. The interns have been spending the last four weeks in Yorkshire working with and meeting our key partners across the three universities and learning the relevant skills and information for their roles.   The interns will spend the […]

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4th July 2017
White Rose Brussels Events on Brexit, ERC, Food Security and Sustainability

White Rose Brussels Events on Brexit, ERC, Food Security and Sustainability

May and June were busy months for the Brussels office, we held three events in Brussels and one in Yorkshire. Here’s a quick summary of the four events.

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17th May 2017

Photography Competition Winners Announced

The Winners of the White Rose Photography Competition have been announced, having gone through a rigorous selection process. The competition attracted over 150 submissions over three categories including ‘My Yorkshire’, ‘My University’ and ‘My Research’. The photos were judged for their photographic excellence and after trying to determine one overall winner from the ‘My University’ […]

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6th March 2017
Photography Competition!

Photography Competition!

We invite staff, students and alumni at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York to take part in our photo competition! Prizes – a voucher worth £100 for the winner of each category, £50 for the runner up and £20 for third place. The three categories are: My Yorkshire:  We would like you to show […]

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22nd December 2016
20th Anniversary of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions programme

20th Anniversary of the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions programme

As most of you will be aware, Horizon 2020, the current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, has reached the mid-point of its 7-year funding cycle and is in the process of being evaluated to improve the final few years of calls. The White Rose Brussels Office will be leading on a joint submission from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, to the interim evaluation.

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