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FORWARD 2nd Conference

French Guiana

We are glad to announce the organisation of the second project conference on 21 and 22 October 2021 by our partner Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane (French Guiana). The event will be held in conjunction with the International Conference of LABEX CEBA, promoted by the French National Centre for Scientific Research. On 22 October, there will […]

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EMERGENCE@Azores

Azores

With the support of FORWARD project, the Regional Government of the Azores, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology, organized between September 20 and 24, the EMERGENCE@Azores, which took place at Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island. In this intensive 5 day-long event, more than 50 participants were able […]

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FORWARD at the Virtual International Island Summit 2021

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FORWARD partners have presented the project during an interesting session of the Island Summit 2021, on 10th September. Speakers presented the FORWARD project, its aims and objectives, as well as key activities and results achieved, in particular regarding WP2 diagnostics and WP3 Thematic Working Groups. Afterwards, FORWARD partners have joined the Island Summit networking booth […]

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News from FORWARD Thematic Working Groups

Agriculture, applied life sciences, biotechnology, and biosystems engineeringBiodiversity conservation & restorationEarth, space & universe sciencesClimate change and Energy transitionHealth, applied Medical Technologies, Diagnostics and TherapiesMarine sciences & technologiesInformation & communications technologySocial sciences and social innovation

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Today, on 10th September 2021, the Thematic Working Group (TWG) sub-coordinators, deputies, and facilitators have held their periodic follow-up meeting. During the event, members have made the point on the status of TWG action plans after the summer period. They have also discussed upcoming tasks, achievements, and needs. The groups will be very busy in […]

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FORWARD featured on EURADA news

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FORWARD has been featured on the news of the EURADA Network. EURADA has released a detailed publication about our project objectives and activities. You can access it here. Founded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers professionals working on economic development across Europe. The association facilitates the cooperation among regional economic development […]

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EU project management and financial training in French Guiana

French Guiana

The University of French Guiana is organising multiple training sessions for their researchers within the framework of the FORWARD project. 1st, 4th and 8th June 2021: A webinar about managing H2020 projects with two main objectives: Managing administrative and financial aspects of H2020 contracts; Preventing financial recoveries in case of audit. 17th – 22nd June 2021: […]

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Exploiting Widening opportunities in La Reunion

La Reunion

Initiated under Horizon 2020, the “Widening participation and spreading Excellence” programme aims at boosting the R&I systems in widening countries, fostering their participation in the FP and facilitating collaborative links all across EU. This programme is now open to outermost regions which are eligible for coordinators, offering new opportunities for La Reunion. To raise awareness […]

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Horizon Europe training in La Réunion

La Reunion

Within the FORWARD project the regional Agency for Development, Innovation and Investment of La Reunion (NEXA) organised a live e-course on how to exploit Horizon Europe as a beginner. The course shared good practices and a new vision on European programmes. Nikolaos Floratos, a trainer active in European training industry for more than 20 years, […]

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Horizon Europe Training in Madeira

Madeira

Within the FORWARD project, the Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation and the University of Madeira organise a face-to-face training programme on Horizon Europe (HE) in Madeira. The training programme is composed of multiple capcity building sessions, taking place from 25th until 28th May. 25th: Training for first-time participants in EU-funded […]