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07/11/19 • 08/11/19

Lecture in UAc on programming language skills


The lecture “Tools and practices in the development and publication of Application Programming Interface (APIs) with PHP” is organized in the scope of the “Innovation & Development” colloquium promoted by the American Corner of the University of the Azores (UAc), and it took place on November 8, at 2:30 p.m., at the UAc. The lecture […]

Evento-news Azores
25/10/19 • 25/10/19

Technical Day of the InterREG Territorial Cooperation Program V-A MAC 2014-2020


It took place on October 25, 2019, in Azores (Terceira Island), the Technical Day for beneficiaries of projects approved in the second call of the INTERREG Territorial Cooperation Program V-A MAC 2014-2020, of which the Management Authority of the AZORES PO 2020 performs regional representation functions. This session was opened by the Regional Director of […]

14/10/19 • 18/10/19

The 5th Edition of HoraProg@UAc at the University of the Azores


The event takes place annually at the UAc, since 2015, is included in the European Commission’s initiative and is intended for students and teachers of all teaching cycles, including higher education.

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07/10/19 • 08/10/19

H2020Days@Açores promoted by FRCT and ANI


In this session, open to the entire R&I community is intended to: 1) alert to funding opportunities with potential interest to the Azores in the last h2020 competitions; 2) to make known the process of preparing horizon Europe, which will begin in January 2021.

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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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Calls for proposals

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.


Working session with the regional coordinators for TWGs in Madeira


In the scope of FORWARD WP3 (Co-creation and implementation of thematic action plans), on the 21st July 2020, ARDITI organized a working and coordination session / meeting with the regional coordinators for the 8 strategic thematic areas identified for cooperation between the ORs. The session included the following topics: Brief presentation of the FORWARD project, […]



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 […]


WP2 ; Main outcomes R&I diagnosis

La Reunion

 Methodology : how was it thought ? Within Forward project, each outermost region is in charge of a WorkPackage (WP). La Reunion was in charge of the conception of the WP2 diagnosis, which included methodology, guidelines and excel tools. It is a scientific method based on a review of the scientific literature on Framework participation, […]