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PLATFORM for Bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions
The FP7 project 'Platform of knowledge Based Bioeconomy relevant ERA-NETs' brings together the coordination initiatives in the area of food, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, climate, biodiversity, and biotechnologies, with the aim to improve exchange and cooperation and to strengthen their impact on the ERA and the European bioeconomy. PLATFORM is funded under the Grant Agreement 288422 of the EC Seventh Framework Programme. Coordinator: Christine Bunthof, Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), The Netherlands
Newsletter 5 November 2014
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The PLATFORM newsletter informs about the project's ongoing activities, gives you the highlights of the latest news from the bioeconomy ERA-NET actions and an overview of the upcoming meetings and events. The newsletter will be distributed on a regular base.

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Successful final event

PLATFORM Outcomes & Outlook was the final event of the FP7 project ‘Platform of Knowledge Based Bioeconomy Relevant ERA-NETs’, held 9 October 2014 during the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference in Turin, 8-9 October 2014. This dissemination event was open to all participants of the Conference.

Presentations were followed by panel discussion with reflections on the presented outcomes and recommendations, and views on ERA-NETs and implementation of activities in Horizon 2020. The attendees participated actively in the discussions. Focus, scale and capacity are issues important for their proven contribution to alignment and more is expected for the future.

For PLATFORM2 the expectations would include a bottom-up approach, from the practice and experience within the ERA-NET Actions, with smart ways to combine instruments and programmes.

PowerPoint presentations are available on the PLATFORM website

ERA-MBT survey on Mapping existing training/education and gap analysis

In order to promote and to reinforce the Training and Education strategy for marine biotechnology and the utilisation of marine bioresources all over Europe and for different target audiences, the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET designed a survey for mapping the existing operational programs, while aiming to identify needs and gaps.

As a stakeholder of the ERA-MBT project interested in furthering European Marine Biotechnology research and development, ERA-MBT would like to welcome you to complete the questionnaire at
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Euphresco new round of funding

The members of the Euphresco network have just started a new round of discussion that will lead to the identification of the research topics to be funded in 2015.

Each Euphresco member can suggest topics as national/organisation preferences by February 10, 2015. If a topic receives transnational support and  funders from two or more countries commit to provide financial support, the suggestion becomes an officially approved Euphresco topic.

The topics identified through the Euphresco network will be advertised on the public website.
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CIRCLE-2 Adaptation Frontiers conference report launched

The CIRCLE-2 Climate Adaptation Frontiers Conference took place between 10-12 March 2014 in Lisbon Portugal. This conference marked the end of the CIRCLE-2 ERA-Net project and 10 years of European cooperation in Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation research.

The results now presented intend to contribute to the development of new research in support of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe, over the next decade and beyond.

All the conference outputs (conclusions, presentations, videos, sketches, e-posters) are accessible in the CIRCLE-2 Adaptation Frontiers Report.

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Joint Calls open for submission

Several ERA-NET Actions have joint calls open for submission. Click on the ERA-NET for more information about the call procedures.
Network Submit before
ICT-AGRI - SmartAgriFood Call 16 November 2014
ARIMNet2   1 December 2014
ERA-MBT - 1st Call 10 December 2014
ERASysAPP - 2nd Call 14 January 2015
ETB-PRO - 10th Call 30 January 2015
ERA-IB - 6th Call tbc
ERA-NET Bioenergy - 9th Call tbc

Upcoming events

11 November 2014  

10 Years ERA-NET Bioenergy conference, Hanover, Germany
incl Seminar Joint Call Bioenergy & WoodWisdom-Net2  and Mid-term Seminar of the 6th Bioenergy Joint Call
19 November 2014   SUMFOREST EU-Russia workshop, Kazan, Russia
26-28 November 2014   First C-IPM Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal
2 December 2014   SUMFOREST Foresight Workshop, Brussels, Belgium
13 January 2015   C-IPM Research and Development Workshop, Poznan, Poland
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