After one year’s activities and positioning ourselves with the EU institutions and Brussels community, and thanking all of our members to date, ECRAAL is now launching its membership campaign to recruit potential members in order to engage in and benefit from ECRAAL services, activities, capacities building and training programmes. ECRAAL’s bottom-up approach to international co-operation and our commitment to the effective engagement of the AAL research and higher education community in the breadth of EU policy and programmes, is reflected our flexible membership, which is tailored to our members’ needs and priorities.
Anyone interested in joining ECRAAL should get in contact with us, to discuss your needs and ambitions in terms of EU engagement and EU project participation.
For further information, please contact our Monica Ibido, who is responsible for membership development, at email@example.com.
Special Rates apply to members, those expressing an interest to become member, and NGOs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the summer break, ECRAAL has been busy. Registration is now open for the ECRAAL high level training ‘empowering people around the world’ on 26, 27 & 28 October 2011. Our aim with this course is to equip participants to master international co-operation in research, higher education and development. It will be held at our premises in Scotland House.
Target group: all those working with research and higher education projects having an international co-operation dimension, including R&I officers, university researchers and administrative officers, public body representatives and officers from NGOs, research centers, regional offices and think tanks.
The programme is based on intensive interaction among the participants and through learning-by-doing processes, with supporting flash interventions from experts in the EU institutions. Special rates apply to ECRAAL members. Registration closes on 14 October 2011.
In October 2011, ECRAAL was invited to take part at the 'Professional Training Course on EU Affairs and EU project management'at the College of Europe in Bruges, a one-week interactive journey along the life of EU projects, from fund raising through to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation.
Through detailed case studies and project simulations, this interactive training delivered a comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of EU projects.
Mrs Monica Ibido and Mr Luca Polizzi gave one-day lecture on “Consortium Management” and “EU project proposals writing:
from the idea to the project submission” with a special focus on the EU 7th Framework Programme for RTD.
On 27 July 2011, ECRAAL participated at the Infoday meeting on the FP7 Calls for Proposals under the Work Programme 2012.
The conference focused on two main topics:
-Bi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation including priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies - Activity INCO-NET;
-Bilateral coordination for the enhancement and development of S&T Partnerships - Activity BILAT.
ECRAAL participated "Re-launch of the Single Market - building on the potential" with Malcolm Harbour, MEP
EPC Breakfast Policy Briefing with Malcolm Harbour, MEP was today at the Crowne Plaza Europa Hotel.
A functioning Single Market would be one of Europe’s best means to overcome the economic crisis. Much more must be done, therefore, to build on the potential and tackle the existing barriers to its achievement. The Single Market Act, adopted in April 2011, identified 12 areas for action that could help to generate economic growth and increase Europe’s competitiveness. These include efforts to promote greater worker mobility and strengthen the Digital Single Market, which offers enormous benefits for Europe.