Delegation of the European Union
to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

European Research Days (ERD) 2020: EU strengthens collaboration in research and innovation with Indonesian researchers

Jakarta, 19/10/2020 - 18:00, UNIQUE ID: 201020_1
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The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry for Research and Technology launched today the European Research Days (ERD) 2020, with the theme “Boost Your Research Career in Europe”. This initiative, facilitated by EURAXESS ASEAN, will present a series of webinar from 19-26 October 2020.

European Research Days (ERD) 2020: European Union Strengthens Collaboration in Research and Innovation with Indonesian Researchers

 

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry for Research and Technology launched today the European Research Days (ERD) 2020, with the theme “Boost Your Research Career in Europe”. This initiative, facilitated by EURAXESS ASEAN, will present a series of webinar from 19-26 October 2020. On this occasion, experts from European Research Council (ERC), Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Finland, and Luxembourg are promoting the European excellence in the field of research, various opportunities for funding and research collaboration. The research opportunities are open for researchers, scholars and academia from all disciplines and from anywhere in Indonesia as well as ASEAN.

H.E. Mr Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia, stated “Research and innovation are increasingly global initiatives that require co-operation between multiple partners to offer solutions to global challenges that do not respect national borders, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, EU research and innovation has been one of our most impactful tools to tackle the disease. Until September 2020, the EU has already invested €458.9 million from Horizon 2020, for its research and innovation programme specifically targeting the pandemic.”

EU Ambassador Piket added “Beyond COVID-19, the EU is committed to tackle the biggest challenge of our times: climate change. A few weeks ago, the European Commission has launched the European Green Deal call for research and innovation projects. This is a €1 billion call under Horizon 2020 aims to respond to the climate crisis. The call includes opportunities for international cooperation in the context of the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

In his opening remarks, H.E. Prof. Bambang Soemantri Brodjonegoro, the Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology, said, “Indonesia highly appreciates the European Research Days initiative which opens opportunities for Indonesian experts to develop research careers in Europe. The European Union itself has long shown its commitment to the advancement of Indonesia, not only in the education sector in general, but also in the fields of research, technology and innovation."

Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Representative EURAXESS ASEAN further explained that "EURAXESS ASEAN is a unique initiative that links researchers in ASEAN with Europe by delivering information and support services that allow researchers to develop their research careers in Europe, or work with European research partners."

The European Research Day is designed to advance the careers of Indonesian researchers by giving them an opportunity to conduct research at the highest level in Europe or with European partners and to produce publications and innovations which will ultimately benefit Indonesia’s social and economic development. The EU has long been promoting international cooperation in research towards a more sustainable and competitive society and economy.

 

For registration: http://bit.ly/ERDIndonesia2020Virtual

 

Resource Persons:

  • H.E. Mr Vincent Piket, Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia
  • H.E. Prof. Bambang Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology/ Head of the National Research and Innovation Board (BRIN)
  • Prof. Sangkot Marzuki, President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and Director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
  • Mr Peter van Tuijl, Director, Nuffic-Neso Indonesia
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Interim President European Research Council
  • Dr Teguh Rahardjo, Executive Director, Indonesian Science Fund (DIPI)
  • Ms Triny Tresnawulan, Programme Manager, Research and Innovation, British Embassy
  • Dr Novi Quadrianto, ERC Starting Grant recipient, Sussex University, UK
  • Dr Muhammad Hamidullah, MSCA IF Fellow
  • Dr Tatas Brotosudarmo, Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP), Universitas Ma Chung, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Dr Christian Rabl, DAAD Regional Office Jakarta
  • Mr Thierry Maré, Attaché for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Institut Francais d'Indonésie
  • Ms Philomène Robin, Attaché for University Cooperation, Institut Francais d'Indonésie
  • Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Euraxess ASEAN
  • Dr Gladys Wojciechowska, MSCA Fellow
  • Dr Wicak Ananduta, MSCA Fellow
  • Prof. Dr. R. L. Holzhacker, Groningen University
  • Prof. Dr. Arnold Tukker, Scientific Director and Head of the Department of Industrial Ecology, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University
  • Dr Aliénor Didier, National Coordinator EURAXESS Luxembourg
  • Ms Karla Zimanova, Euraxess Slovakia
  • Ms Victoria Babbit, Taylor & Francis

 

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