On 17 February, the Commission presented a Communication for the proposed launch of a European bio-defence preparedness programme called “HERA Incubator” to address the emerging threat of coronavirus variants.
Established by the ERC Scientific Council, the 2021 work programme was adopted on 22 February by the European Commission. This work programme is the first approved under the 2021-2027 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe.
The European Commission has set out its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the EU's openness to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations, as well as a renewed focus on strengthening multilateralism and reforming global trade rules to ensure that they are fair and sustainable.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has put forward a Green Deal roadmap for 2021. At the 4th meeting of the Green Deal Going Local working group, local leaders agreed on the political objectives and priorities to accelerate the carbon-neutral transition while placing cities and regions at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM), an independent non-profit organisation working in close association with the School of Law at the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), is proud to announce that out of the 30 laureates of the European Parliament’s European Citizen Prize 2020, from 25 countries of the EU, ICLAIM is one of the two recipients from Cyprus!
A new EU-funded project, TExTOUR, aims to design innovative and sustainable cultural tourism strategies to enhance socio-economic territorial development in lesser-known destinations in Europe, and other places.
The Cyprus Institute has received funding exceeding 3.5 Million euros and will offer 20 fellowships to talented PhD students for an innovative doctoral programme aimed at educating the next generation of computational physicists and engineers in using advanced computer technologies.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) contributes to the implementation of a research project entitled “Youth new personal & employable skills development (YNSPEED)” aiming to facilitate youth development and training in critical digital and employability skills and other competencies essential for an active and responsible digital citizen.
On 27 January 2021, CyI’s STARC/APAC, in collaboration with the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) and Hypertech S.A. (Greece), organised the kick off meeting for the EU Stop Illicit Heritage Trafficking with Artificial Intelligence (SIGNIFICANCE) project.
In the latest evaluation results for the highly competitive and prestigious “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions” (MSCA) programme announced in February 2021, an unprecedented four proposals in the “Individual Fellowships” (IF) category were selected for funding, and will be hosted at the Cyprus Institute (CyI) over the next few years.
Researchers from the Mobile Multimedia Lab (MMLab) of the Department of Informatics - AUEB achieved the admission of 2 papers in the top conference in Computer Communications IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication (IEEE INFOCOM), to be held in May 2021.
The University of Cyprus has secured funding of € 3.7 million from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation and the MSCA-COFUND action. The project involves the implementation of fifty (50) multidisciplinary-interdisciplinary research projects (two-year duration courses) in which excellent postdoctoral researchers will be employed.
The RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on June 2-4 2021. The conference is organised by the Research Centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies (RISE).