ESOF - Euroscience Open Forum 2014

Start date: 
21 June, 2014 (All day)
End date: 
26 June, 2014 (All day)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday 20 Jun
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Conference ERC – MSCA Joint Session – Transferable skills : MSCA added value for your CV
BG Fonden, Auditorium S.01, Copenhagen Business School

ERC grantee: Veerle Huvenne
Other speakers: Massimo Gaudina (ERCEA) 

Saturday 21 Jun
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Funding opportunities in Europe for creative minds from all over the world
Dipylon hall, Carlsberg Museum

ERC grantee: Veerle Huvenne
Other speakers
: Elena Gabriela Chira (REA), Karin Fehringer (EURAXESS), Louise Byrne (REA), Massimo Gaudina (ERCEA) 

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Plenary Lecture: "The ERC and beyond: impact on career paths"
Plenary Hall, TAP1

Speakers: Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (ERC President), Mrs Vaira Vike-Freiberga (former President of the Republic of Latvia)

Sunday 22 Jun
12:00 – 3:00 PM

Co-organised ERC/Danish National Research Foundation Workshop
Carlsberg Research Center

Speakers: Prof. Isabelle Vernos (ERC Scientific Council member), Prof. Nils Chr. Stenseth (ERC Scientific Council member)

upon invitation only

1:30 – 2:45 PM
Career Session: To be or not to be too many PhDs: What is a PhD for?
Dipylon Hall, Carlsberg Museum

ERC grantee: Flemming Besenbacher
Other speakers
: Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (ERC President), Julie Gould, Katrien Maes, Rubina Raja, Thomas Bjørnskov Poulsen

Monday 23 Jun
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Women in science: mind the gap!
Diplylon Hall, Carlsberg Museum

Speakers: Isabelle Vernos (ERC Scientific Council member - video), Londa Schiebinger, Liisa Husu, Daniel Conley, and Claudia Jesus-Rydin (ERC)

10:30 - 11:45 AM
How our planet became habitable
Diplylon Hall, Carlsberg Museum

ERC grantees: Bernard Marty (video), Birger Schmitz, Emmanuelle Javaux, Helen Williams
Other speakers: Claudia Jesus-Rydin (ERCEA), Luis Fariña Busto (ERCEA)  

1:30 - 2:45 PM
Environmental change: how do economies, societies and individuals react?
Little Carl, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Cornelius Withagen, Maja Schlüter, Suraje Dessai, Victoria Reyes García (video)
Other speakers: Annekathrin Jaeger (ERCEA), Severina Shopova (ERCEA)

3:00 – 3:30 PM
ERC Session at EU Booth

ERC grantee: Emmanuelle Javaux
ERC Flash session organiser: Carla Palmieri (ERCEA)

Tuesday 24 Jun

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Picnic with the Prof.
Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
(ERC President)
Empress Hall, Carlsberg Museum

1:30 - 2:45 PM
Natural resource management and resilience: human behaviour, decision making and adaptive capacity
Little Carl, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Kirsten Hastrup, Lars Hein, Lutz Wolfgang, Peter Verburg
Other speakers: Annekathrin Jaeger (ERCEA), Luis Fariña Busto (ERCEA)

1:30 - 2:45 PM
From pathogens to pandemics: can we handle the risk?
Big Carl, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Philippe Lemey (video), Sunetra Gupta, Sylvain Gandon, Vittoria Colizza
Other speakers: Carmen Garcia-Fernandez (ERCEA), Eleni Zika (ERCEA)

3:00 – 3:30 PM
ERC meeting with the press
Press Briefing Room, TAP, Room B7 

Speakers: Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (ERC President), Klaus Bock (ESOF2014 Champion, ERC Scientific Council member)

After the press point, the ERC delegation and some of grant holders participating in ESOF will be available for one-to-one interviews (from 3:30 to 4:15 pm)

3:00 – 3:30 PM
ERC Session at EU Booth

ERC grantee: Denise Pumain
ERC Flash session organiser: Carla Palmieri (ERCEA)

4:30 - 5:45 PM
From the deep ocean to the web of life: pressure and change across ecosystems
Little Carl, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Anne E. Magurran (video), Jens-Christian Svenning, Jordi Bascompte, Veerle Huvenne
Other speakers: Carmen Garcia-Fernandez (ERCEA), Claudia Jesus-Rydin (ERCEA)

Wednesday 25 Jun
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Fighting fat: the obesity epidemic

Glypotek Hall, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Ismaa Sadaf Farooqi (video), Jennifer L. Baker, Kirsty Lee Spalding, Martin Fussenegger
Other speaker: Sally Donaldson (ERCEA)

Thursday 26 Jun
8:30 – 9.45 AM
EU-Russia partnership in research and innovation: new opportunities for EU and Russian scientists
Big Carl, Dance Halls

Speakers: Albert Gilmutdinov, Alexander I. Chuchalin, Irina Kuklina, Klaus Bock (ERC Scientific Council member and ESOF2014 Champion), Patrick Vittet-Philippe (EC)

10:00 - 11:15 AM
Urban life – urban form
Little Carl, Dance Halls

ERC grantees: Kitchin Robert (video), Robert Imrie
Other speaker: Katja Meinke (ERCEA), Luis Fariña Busto (ERCEA)

More information about the ERC funding opportunities will be available at the EU Research Career desk of the EU booth in the exhibition area (EC stand is n° 4+58).

Joint flash information sessions about ERC, Euraxess and Marie Curie funding opportunities for individual researchers as well as a short presentation about the Euraxess portal are scheduled to take place on the EU booth.

Click here for the full programme, the EU programme and examples of ERC projects at ESOF

Press contact: Madeleine Drielsma, ERC Press Adviser
T +32 (0)2 298 76 31

Samantha Christey
ERC Team leader for Events
ESOF coordinator
M +32 479 866764