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19th - 22nd November 2018 Event Universities Finland: Moonshots of the 2020s

Universities Finland: Moonshots of the 2020s

Universities Finland (UNIFI) have held five events focusing on the proposed new feature of Horizon Europe, ‘moonshots’, launched by Carlos Moedas. On the 19th of November, WRB attended “Moonshots of the 2020s: Climate, Food and Natural Resources”. This was hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP and organised by UNIFI, alongside University of Turku, Tempere University of Technology, University of […]

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19th November 2018 Event Fix it – European research cooperation after Brexit

Fix it – European research cooperation after Brexit

On 19 November, WRB attended ‘Fix it – European research cooperation after Brexit’, an event held at the Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union to discuss future plans for maintaining strong links between German and UK research institutions. Germany and UK have a longstanding and fruitful history of scientific cooperation. They are top […]

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9th November 2018 Event Quality Internships: A first step towards a proper employment?

Quality Internships: A first step towards a proper employment?

Last week, the University of Alcalá (Spain) hosted an event to discuss the importance of quality internships. As organisations realise the value of taking on young people with fresh ideas, the number of internships is increasing year by year. It is imperative that both young people and their employers mutually benefit from this arrangement. But who carries […]

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6th November 2018 Event Learning for Tomorrow, Today: Future Fit Universities for 2040

Learning for Tomorrow, Today: Future Fit Universities for 2040

On 6 November, WRB attended the workshop run by the European Consortium of Innovative Universities at the Dutch House of Provinces. This event discussed the major challenges universities currently face and the need to adapt to remain relevant over the coming decades.   Key Takeaways Recent pilot call launched, ‘Establishing European Universities’. An alliance between […]

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6th November 2018 Event EuroTech Universities Alliances – Modernization, Excellence, Societal Impact

EuroTech Universities Alliances – Modernization, Excellence, Societal Impact

On 6 November, WRB attended a EuroTech Universities event ahosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU. This event discussed the need for universities to embrace new initiatives such as Open Science, interdisciplinarity, innovative education, entrepreneurship and industry collaboration to address the changing role of universities and recognising the part […]

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16th - 16th October 2018 Event Energy Poverty and Social Isolation

Energy Poverty and Social Isolation

Energy poverty is defined as the inability of households to access adequate energy services, including: home heating/cooling, electrical appliances and mobility. Since the global financial crash and the ‘cost of living crisis’ that has accompanied austerity, energy poverty is a pressing concern for many households across Europe.

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12th October 2018 Event East Netherlands Digital Solutions in Health and Prevention

East Netherlands Digital Solutions in Health and Prevention

Last week, WRB attended the regional East Netherlands conference on Digital Solutions in Health and Prevention at The Leopold Hotel.   Key Takeaways eHealth a priority in the Commission as represents a global challenge – see link to Comms below Opening by Annemike Traag, Executive Council Member, Overijssel province Reiterated a strong EU focus on […]

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9th October 2018 Event The Aftermath of the Zika Crisis

The Aftermath of the Zika Crisis

“Now that the World Health Organisation has declared that Zika is no longer a global health emergency, there is a danger that the struggles of families of children with CZF will become an invisible problem.”- Dr João Nunes, University of York  In October 2016, the European Union approved €30 million in research to combat the […]

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