European Research Day 2016: event report!

Topics: Events | Diaspora Events

Tags: ERD

    25/11/2016 - 08:00
    Japan, Tokyo
    25/11/2016 - 19:15
    EURAXESS Japan

European researchers based in Japan: learn, share, connect!

Discuss research, careers, relations with Europe!

Create a new European Researchers in Japan Association!


The European Research Day (ERD) was the second edition of an event organised by EURAXESS Japan with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, which aims to bring together the European research (and thus researchers) community currently based in Japan. It took place on 25 November 2016 at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, in Tokyo.

It was a one-day workshop featuring presentations by European researchers, discussion panels on issues of relevance for Japan-Europe mobility and research cooperation, and a networking reception.

During the course of this one-day conference, no less than 18 researchers provided insights on their research projects, testimonies, personal experience feedback and career expectations through a series of talks. Special sessions featuring experts provided attendees with information relevant to continuing their career in research, in Europe or elsewhere.

Some of the already existing associations of European researchers in Japan were presented, with the aim of emulating and fostering interest among the community in order to kickstart a whole new European Researchers in Japan association.

The event fostered exchanges and dialogue. Discussions continued during the evening reception, thus allowing researchers to share information with their peers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


ERD 2016 proceedings:

 - Researchers presentations T01 to T15:

T01 Cedric Rentier (952.76 KB)

T02 Martin Pohl (5.71 MB)

T04 Kenn Nakata Seffensen (474.33 KB)

T05 Cornelia Lawson (685.24 KB)

T06 Diane Delobel (1.98 MB)

T08 Stefania Soldini (1.55 MB)

T09 Beate Heissig (2.5 MB)

T10 Stephen Lyth (3.45 MB)

T11 Francesco Scantamburlo (4.21 MB)

T14 Samir Khan (742.85 KB)

T13 Flavia Fulco (1.65 MB)

T14 Samir Khan (742.85 KB)

T15 Marine Lasbleis (7.35 MB)


 - Special session 'Future career opportunities for European researchers currently in Japan':

JST: Career opportunity for European researchers in Japan through JREC-IN Portal (2.24 MB)

JSPS: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan: possible career paths after the fellowship (1.03 MB)

EU Delegation: Opportunities for Research Mobility back to Europe under Horizon 2020 programme (4.24 MB)

Dr. Richard Culleton: Taking the Tenure Track in Japan (1.83 MB)

Dr. Isabelle Vea: Returning to Europe with a MSCA fellowship after 7 years in the United States and Japan (595.11 KB)

Dr. Fabien Lotte: The birth and scope of my ERC starting grant project (308.99 KB)


 - Abstract book:

ERD2016 Abstract Book (1.47 MB)


Full programme & schedule details on dedicated website






ERD 2016 flyer