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Widening the reach of EU Missions through EEA and Norway Grants

Are you involved in EU Missions or Widening policies, but not familiar with EEA and Norway Grants? Join us in exploring synergy potential of connecting EEA and Norway Grants to EU initiatives.

Date: -

Location: Brussels & Online

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Target: National contact points, Participants

Themes: Missions in HE, Pillar 2, Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area

EEA and Norway Grants, along with The Norwegian Research Council, have prepared a varied programme with informative presentations, inspiring panel debates, discussion tables and presentations of EEA and Norway Grants results.

Main session: Monday May 27th

On-site and online

 

12:00
Registration opens at 12:00 and lunch will be served from 12:15

 

12:30
Welcome
Anders Eide – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the European Union (TBC)
Kristján Andri Stefánsson – Ambassador of Iceland in Brussels

 

13:00
Why are we here? Setting out the objectives and ambitions for the day
Rune Vistad – Director of Department for International Cooperation, Research Council of Norway

 

13:10
Introduction to the EEA and Norway Grants programs, projects and results
Ragna Fidjestøl – Managing Director of the EEA and Norway Grants, Financial Mechanism Office

 

13:30
Travelogue from EU Missions + EEA and Norway Grants Events in 2023

 

13:45
Panel conversation 1
EEA and Norway Grants looking at the EU Missions
Panel moderator: Ásdís Jónsdóttir – Sector Officer for Research and Education, Financial Mechanism Office

  • Ovidiu Cimpean – State Secretary at the Ministry of Investments and European Projects, Romania
  • Zuzana Dostálová – Head of the EEA and Norway Grants Department at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
  • Michał Miedziński – Economic and policy researcher at the Joint Research Centre
  • Agnieszka Ratajczak – Director at the Department of International Cooperation of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Poland
  • Evangelia Tzika – Policy Officer DG MARE of the European Commission

 

14:15
Coffee break

 

14:40
Panel conversation 2
Reflections on the potential of connecting the results of the EEA and Norway Grants'
programs to EU Missions
Panel moderator: Tor Ivar Eikaas – Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway

  • Philippe Froissard – Head of Unit “Strategy, Policy Coordination and Urban Transitions”, Clean Planet Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, EC
  • Andreea Strachinescu –  Head of Unit "Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment" (A1), DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, EC
  • Philippe Tulkens – Head of Unit, Climate and Planetary Boundaries (B3), DG Research and Innovation, EC
  • Jan Van De Loo – Senior Expert at Unit "Combatting Diseases" DG Research and Innovation
  • Jelena Vidović, Research Programme Officer "New Research & Innovation Concepts" DG

Agriculture and Rural Development, EC3

 

15:15
Panel conversation 3
How to make the synergies happen?
Panel moderator: Tom-Espen Møller – Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway

  • Adrian Curaj – Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania
  • Ragna Fidjestøl – Managing Director at Financial Mechanism Office, EEA and Norway Grants
  • Joerg Niehoff – Deputy Head of Unit, ERA Spreading Excellence and Research Careers, (A4) DG Research and Innovation, EC
  • Marnix Surgeon – Deputy Head of Unit, Common Missions and Partnership Service (G4), DG Research and Innovation, EC

 

15:45
Closings comments
Inger Midtkandal – Special Adviser, Research Council of Norway

 

16:00
Reception at EFTA-House

Workshop: Tuesday May 28th

On-site only

09:00
Registration

 

09:30
Reflections on the future of the EEA and Norway Grants
Rune Vistad – Research Council of Norway

 

09:40
State of play and the future of the EU Missions
Oda Bjelland Mathiassen – Seconded National Expert at Common Missions and Partnership Service (G4), DG Research and Innovation, EC

 

09:50
Short introductions to each of the 5 Mission
Representatives of the Mission Secretariats (TBC)

 

10:15
Session 1
Discussion tables dedicated to the different EU Missions + Widening policies

 

10:55
Coffee break

 

11:00
Session 2
Discussion tables dedicated to the different EU Missions + Widening policies

 

11:45
Summing up and next steps

 

12:00
Lunch

Venue
EFTA House
Avenue des Arts 19H
Brussels

Online streaming available on May 27th

Workshop exclusively on-site

 

Contact
Aleksandra W. Haugstad: awh@rcn.no
Ásdís Jónsdóttir: Asdis.JONSDOTTIR@efta.int

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