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European Research Day 2019

25 October 13:30 -19:00
EU Delegation Tokyo Access

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What is this event?

The European Research Day 2019 (ERD 2019) is the fifth edition of an event organised by EURAXESS Japan and the four European researchers associations in Japan (AceJapon, Italian Researchers in Japan, German JSPS Club, Sciencescope) which aims to bring together the European research community currently based in Japan to discuss research, careers, relation to Europe. The 2019 edition is kindly supported by the EU Delegation Tokyo, which will host the whole event.

 

Event features

The ERD is a unique opportunity for European researchers and researchers from any nationality interested in Europe to network and discuss careers.

In 2019, three sessions are planned:

  • Session 1: Learn about European policies & situation of European researchers in Japan!
  • Session 2: Interact with European researchers associations & learn best practices!
  • Session 3: Discuss with EU and Japan representative bodies about support opportunities for you!

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Session 1: EU update & situation of foreign/European researchers in Japan

This session will provide updates on the newest policy developments at EU level regarding R&I funding opportunities and research environment, including information on Horizon Europ, the successor to Horizon 2020; and the latest news in the establishment of the European Research Area. 

The session will also include a review of the situation of non-Japanese, and more particularly European, researchers in Japan; such as working conditions, career possibilities, etc.

Session 2: Support services to foreign/European researchers and interaction opportunities with the EU in Japan; and with Japanese institutions

Panel discussion session in which, in a first step, European and Japanese institutional actors will present their actions and services to foreign/European researchers in Japan, before opening the floor to questions and suggestions in order to improve existing services and find new opportunities of support.

Session 3: European researchers associations dialogue

Panel discussion session with the heads of all associations of European researchers present in Japan (four associations total). Best practices, joint activities, development of services to the community will be discussed among other topics.

This is also a great opportunity for researchers without representative associations in Japan to learn how to setup such a group.

 

 

 

 
Doors open at 13:00. Come early for good seats!

13:30 Welcome remarks

Francesco Fini, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan

13:35 Session 1: EU update & situation of foreign/European researchers in Japan

Speakers: Gediminar Ramanauskas, S&T section, EU Delegation; Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Embassy of Finland to Japan; Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan; Aron Wittfeld, URA, Kyoto University; Irina Filonova, Postdoc Support, OIST

15:00 Coffee break

15:20 Session 2: Support services to foreign/European researchers and interaction opportunities with the EU in Japan; and with Japanese institutions

Panelists: Tom Kuczynski, S&T section, EU Delegation; Richard Kelner, in charge of academic cooperation at Press, Public, and Cultural Affairs Section, EU Delegation; Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan; Aron Wittfeld, URA, Kyoto University; Irina Filonova, Postdoc Support, OIST; Philippe De Taxis Du Poet, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

16:50 Coffee break

17:10 Session 3: European researchers associations dialogue

Panelists: Daniel Del Barrio, AceJapon; Sarah Cosentino, Italian researchers in Japan; Heinrich Menkhaus, German JSPS Club; Thomas Silverston, Sciencescope

18:40   Networking reception

21:00 Wrap-up