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08/07/19 • 12/07/19

Meeting Island Biology outermost Regions Forward Conference

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

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Desalination for the Environment Clean Water and Energy

Climate change and Energy transition

Canary Islands

This conference on desalination for the environment will be devoted to advances towards providing fresh water for all, at affordable cost and at economical energy requirements. With limited and depleting natural sources, desalination can supplement some of the critically lacking amounts of water needed for sustainable development.

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MSCA-IF H2020 (ULPGC) Ecology and conservation of marine “foundation” species

Marine sciences & technologiesBiodiversity conservation & restoration

Canary Islands

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC, Spain) through the Research Group in Biodiversity and Conservation (BIOCON, IU-ECOAQUA), is keen to host a Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) fellow, and is currently encouraging submissions to the forthcoming H2020-MSCA-IF call.



Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) FORWARD is a European project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (2019-2021), boosting Research Excellence & Innovation Capacity in Outermost Regions. The project overall objectives are: Improve ORs’ excellence in research and their innovation potential. Improve their participation in EU research and innovation funded projects. Link research […]


First meeting with the members of the Forward Advisory board (AB)

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

The first online meeting with the AB took place on october 22. The overall objective was to present the progress of Forward project. What is the role of the AB ? The AB has to : Give critical reviews on the outcomes and impacts of the project Provide advices and recommendations on the activities carried out Disseminate […]


Synergies between Outermost Regions for trainings

AzoresCanary IslandsGuadeloupeFrench GuianaLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueMayotteSaint-Martin

During the last WP4* Technical meeting of 15th october 2020, each Outermost Region presented their needs regarding trainings to increase their capacities to answer to European Framework Programs  / H2020 calls Led by Azores, the WP4 leader will support each OR in the implementation of their action plan. After identifying their needs in trainings, the […]


Meeting “The Canary Islands on the Horizon”

Canary Islands

The meeting “The Canary Islands on the Horizon” is an initiative of the Government of the Canary Islands organized by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) as a management center responsible for carrying out the responsibilities related to public policies and programs in research, technological development, business innovation and deployment […]


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Online event on “Horizon Europe and the elaboration of applications for European projects


On March 25, between 10:00 -12:00 (GMT), ARDITI and University of Madeira, FORWARD project partners, will conduct an online event on “Horizon Europe and the elaboration of applications for European projects.” The event will be held in Portuguese (however most slides will be in English). Registrations at Agenda: Presenter: Ana Caires (EC projects evaluator/expert, innovation manager and CEO/senior consultant at […]