European Research Days 2020 - Australia & New Zealand

European Research Days 2020 – Australia & New Zealand is a flagship event of EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand organised in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Australia and the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand. The event focuses on providing the research community with information and support for scientific exchange and collaboration with Europe. The ERD has a total of 9 sessions (3 on each day), on a wide array of topics.

Seats for the ERD are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Registration to this virtual event is free-of-charge. Registering once will give you access to all three days. 

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Agenda

Timing (AEDT)

Session

16:30 – 16:40

Welcome Note

- H.E. Ms Nina Obermaier, Ambassador of the European Union to New Zealand

- Dr Fabio Spadi, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

16:40 – 17:30

(Session 1)

High-level Panel: Australia & New Zealand – EU Member States Research Cooperation & the role of Scientific Diaspora

Panellists:

- H.E. Dr Thomas Fitschen, Ambassador of Germany to Australia

- H.E. Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia

- H.E. Ms Francesca Tardioli, Ambassador of Italy to Australia

- H.E. Mr Michał Kołodziejski, Ambassador of Poland to Australia

- H.E. Ms Alicia Moral Revilla, Ambassador of Spain to Australia

- H.E. Ms Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert, Ambassador of France to New Zealand

Moderated by: Dr Fabio Spadi, Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

17:30 – 18:30

(Session 2)

Special Panel: Impact of Covid-19 on researchers’ work and mobility

Panellists:

- Dr Katharina F Heil - President, Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA)

- Dr Mostafa Moonir Shawrav - Chair, Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)

- Dr Michael Bowen, Chair, EMCR Forum Australia

- Dr Sereana Naepi, Co-Chair, ECR Forum New Zealand

Moderated by: Mr Kevin O'Connell, Political Officer, Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

 

18:30 – 19:30

(Session 3)

Highlight Session: Stronger Together: The Importance of International Scientific Collaboration During and After A Pandemic

Speakers:

- Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council (ERC)

- Prof John Shine, President, Australian Academy of Science (AAS)

- Dr Mary Kelly, Executive Director, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Australian Research Council (ARC)

- Prof Anne Kelso, Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Moderated by: Dr Sarah Brown, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Scientist, Australia

 

Timing (AEDT)

Session

16:30 – 17:30

(Session 4)

High-level Panel: Promoting relations between the EU and Australia

Panellists:

- Mr Jason Collins, Chief Executive Officer, European Australian Business Council

- Prof Anthony Elliott, Executive Director, The Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of South Australia

- Prof Peter Draper, Executive Director, The Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide

- Prof Bruce Wilson, Director, The European Union Centre of Excellence at RMIT University

- Ms Anne McNaughton, Director, The Australian National University Centre for European Studies

Moderated by: Mr Jonas Rupp, Advisor - Science, Research, Innovation, Technology and Education, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

 

17:30 – 18:30

(Session 5)

Highlight Session: Study and Research in Europe

Speakers:

- Ms Claire Morel, Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Unit, DG EAC, European Commission

- Mr Thierry Devars, Policy Officer, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Unit, DG EAC, European Commission

- Mr Christos Aivaliotis, Policy Assistant, Erasmus+ International Cooperation, DG EAC, European Commission

Moderated by: Ms Nikki-Lynne Hunter, Adviser – Foreign & Security Policy, Delegation of the European Union to Australia

18:30 – 19:30

(Session 6)

Special Session in collaboration with the European Research Council - Applying for an ERC Grant: Perspectives from Grantees & Evaluators

Speakers:

- Prof David Keays, 2018 ERC Consolidator Grantee, Group Leader, Institute of Molecular Pathology

- Prof Catherine McCammon, ERC Evaluator, Staff Scientist at Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth

Moderated by: Mr Nishant Shandilya, Regional Representative, EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand

Timing (AEDT)

Session

16:30 – 17:30

(Session 7)

High-level Panel in collaboration with DAAD Australia: R&I Dimension of Universities and their European Relations

Panellists:

- Mr Chris Whelan, Chief Executive, Universities New Zealand

- Ms Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive, Group of Eight

- Prof Duncan Ivison, DVC Research, The University of Sydney

- Prof Jim McCluskey, DVC Research, The University of Melbourne

Moderated by: Ms Katharina McGrath, Director, DAAD Australia

17:30 – 18:30

(Session 8)

Special Session in collaboration with S4D4C​​​​​: Using Science For/In Diplomacy for addressing Global Challenges

Panellists:

- Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director, Vienna School of International Studies

- Dr Marga Gual Soler, Advisor, Horizon 2020-European Science Diplomacy Cluster

- Dr Lorenzo Melchor, EU Science Advice & Diplomacy Officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

- Ms Charlotte Rungius, Research Associate, German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research

Moderated by: Ms Elke Dall, Project Coordinator, S4D4C

18:30 – 19:30

(Session 9)

Highlight Session: Horizon Europe - The next Research & Innovation framework programme of the EU & The EU’s Green Deal

Speakers:

- Keynote Address: Ms Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission

- Mr Bernd Biervert, Head of Unit - Healthy Planet, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission

- H.E. Dr Michael Pulch, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia

- H.E. Ms Nina Obermaier, Ambassador of the European Union to New Zealand

Moderated by: Mr Nishant Shandilya, Regional Representative, EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand

19:30 – 19:35

Vote of Thanks

- Mr Nishant Shandilya, Regional Representative, EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand

 

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