EU-LIFE

Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

EU-LIFE: 2016 in a nutshel

SCIENCE POLICY

“EU-LIFE is well positioned in EC policy”
(EC officer, EC meeting, October 2016)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS:

•    EU-LIFE @ 2 EC stakeholders’ platforms: ERA and Open Science
•    3 position papers (EIC, H2020, FP9)
•    7 EC consultations
•    17 meeting & events
•    2 nominations 

 

BUILDING COMPETENCE & EU-LIFE AWARENESS

“LIBRA was faster to kick off than other EU projects, you can see there is a community behind”
(Marina Cacace, ASDO Gender expert organization, LIBRA meeting Amsterdam, Nov. 2016)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS:
•    LIBRA: implementation year 1
•    EU-LIFE institutes @ LEIDEN  ranking 
•    Core facilities and Tech transfer indicator surveys
•    2 events to build institutional capacity (communicating animal research; social media)
•    EU-LIFE Strategy & Community meetings

 

Engaging the scientific community

“EU-LIFE institutes are ready for researchers to tap into according to their needs”
(Jo Bury, Chair of EU-LIFE, scientific meeting, Vienna, May 2016)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Agreement for the EU-LIFE visiting programme
•    S. Paulo (Brazil) FAPESP – EU-LIFE agreement for scientific collaboration & talent circulation
•    EU-LIFE scientific workshop “Inflammation & Immunity in Health and Disease”
•    1st EU-LIFE Course and signature courses programme
•    Website & newsletter: improved tools for researchers (jobs, funding, science news)