Start date: 24 October, 2014 (All day)
End date: 2 November, 2014 (All day)
Location: Genova

ERC “session” - 25 October 2014, 16:00-18:00

Venue: Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Palazzo Ducale, Genova – Italy
Master of Ceremonies : Andrea Vico, Science journalist


Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President

Presentations/Demonstrations by three ERC grantees:

  •  Virginie Van Wassenhove: “Time in the brain, times in the mind”
    ERC funded project: From implicit timing in the brain to explicit time abstraction in the mind (MINDTIME)
  • Sriram Subramanian : “Seeing and feeling air: Making the world of virtual realities physical”
    ERC-funded project: Interactive Systems Involving Multi-point Surfaces, Haptics and true-3D displays (INTERACT)
  • Fabrizio Nestola : “Diamanti: aveva davvero ragione Jules Verne nel suo “Viaggio al centro della Terra”?
    “Diamonds: was Jules Verne actually
    right in his book “Journey to the Center of the Earth”?
    ERC-funded project:  Inclusions in diamonds: messengers from the deep Earth (INDIMEDEA)
Start date: 11 November, 2014 (All day)
End date: 11 November, 2014 (All day)
Organizer: Euraxess Links ASEAN
Location: Singapore

The Euraxess Links conference with two full-day events is taking place in Singapore (11 November) and Bangkok, Thailand (13 November). With the aim of strengthening inter-regional scientific cooperation the conferences also seek to promote science as engine of growth.

Euraxess Links hopes to further open up mobility between the EU and ASEAN by informing researchers on research opportunities that exist both in Europe and in European research-intensive industries established in ASEAN.

ERC participation in Singapore on 11 Nov 2014

  • 11.15: Parallel Workshop “How to write a successful proposal to EU funding programmes?
    ERC Participation: Massimo Gaudina, ERC Executive Agency, Head of Unit Communications
  • 16.00: Discover Europe for your research: Mobility opportunities under H2020- ERC and MCSAs and Euraxess
    ERC Participation: Massimo Gaudina, ERC Executive Agency, Head of Unit Communications

ERC participation in Bangkok on 13/11/2014

  • 15.45 – 17.00 Parallel session 3: “Discover Europe: Funding Opportunities and Fellowship Opportunities in Europe for ASEAN Researchers”
    Massimo Gaudina, ERC Executive Agency, Head of Unit Communications


Start date: 11 November, 2014 - 19:00
End date: 11 November, 2014 - 21:00
Organizer: Euraxess
Location: Kwansei Gakuin University Umeda Satellite Campus, Osaka, Japan

Learn about research opportunities in Europe, Japan and between the two EURAXESS Links Japan as well as EUIJ-Kansai will provide you with a short overview of the research landscape and collaboration possibilities between Japan and Europe.

ERC Grantee Dr Dai AOKI will give a testimonial on his ERC activities in Japan and Europe.

Please register before 7 November 2014 by clicking REGISTRATION.

Start date: 14 November, 2014 - 09:00
End date: 14 November, 2014 - 13:30
Organizer: Workshop organized by the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Charles University and with the Office of the ERC Vice-President Pavel Exner
Location: Prague, Czech Republic (Prague, Charles University, Hybernská 3, Prague 1, room H303)

Welcome address
Pavel Exner, ERC Vice-President

Social Sciences and Humanities and the ERC
Núria Sebastián Gallés, ERC Vice-President, SSH Domain Coordinator

Scientific Presentations - Experience of ERC grant holders

Moderator: Mirjam Friedová, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

  • Tomáš Sobotka, Austrian Academy of Science, ERC Grantee – project EURREP
  • Péter Szabó, The Institute of Botany of the CAS, ERC Grantee – multidisciplinary project LONGWOOD

Panel Discussion Striving towards Excellence in Social Sciences and Humanities – Czech views
Moderator: Pavel Exner, ERC Vice-President

Mirjam Friedová, Faculty of Arts, Charles University

  • Núria Sebastián Gallés, ERC Vice-President
  • Michal Kejak, CERGE-EI, Economics Institute of the CAS
  • Tomáš Sobotka, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Péter Szabó, The Institute of Botany of the CAS

Registration is required via the following link:

Please also discover the project LONGWOOD of Dr Szabó in the ERC publication When Geosciences tells us more about planet Earth

Start date: 27 November, 2014 - 09:00
End date: 27 November, 2014 - 13:00
Organizer: Belgian ERC NCPs
Location: Brussels, Belgium (Palace of the Academies – Hertogstraat/Rue Ducale 1)

An information session on the ERC 2015 calls for proposals for ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants is organised by the Fund for Scientific Research  (FNRS), the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Special attention is also given to the ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

The information session is organised to support researchers in the preparation of their application for an ERC Starting, Consolidator or Proof of Concept Grant.

Overview ERC in Horizon 2020 with special focus on PoC + Belgian statistics on ERC
Dr. Monique Smaihi, Call Coordinator, ERCEA

Modalities of the ERC Starting & Consolidator Grant call 2015
Dr. Monique Smaihi, Call Coordinator, ERCEA

Testimonies from Belgian ERC Grant holders and expert evaluators

  • Prof. Koen Bostoen, ERC Starting Grant holder, UGent
  • Samuel Fiorini, ERC Consolidator Grant holder, ULB
  • Prof. Piet Van Duppen, Expert evaluator, KU Leuven

Participation is free but registration require.

Start date: 6 December, 2014 (All day)
End date: 10 December, 2014 (All day)
Location: Philadelphia, US

The 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting is the premier conference for biomedical research worldwide

Monday 8/12/2014, 15.00 – 16.00 : U.S. Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. ERC grant schemes will be presented during this session. Please add a link to the session


  • Mr Errol Levy, Research and Innovation Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Science, Technology and Education Section, European Union Delegation to the United States of America
  • David Krasa, ERC Executive Agency, Team Leader Physical Sciences & Engineering

The ERC will be present at the exhibition with a booth