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HEIK seminar with Dr Tatiana Fumasoli on the role of the European Research Council

Tatiana Fumasoli  (ARENA, University of Oslo)

Tatiana Fumasoli
(ARENA, University of Oslo)

We are pleased to inform you about another recorded session from the HEIK academic seminar series in the field of higher education, with both invited international speakers and members of the research group HEIK (Higher Education: Institutional dynamics and Knowledge cultures) here at the University of Oslo.

This lecture was recorded in November 2013 and features Dr. Tatiana Fumasoli who discusses the role of the European Research Council in the emerging European Research Area.

Listen to the session directly on HEIK website

Abstract for the session: 

Interested in a network about EHEA and ERA? Check out ERA-CRN launching events

crnA while ago we posted about a new researcher network “Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on the European Research Area”, with its main focus on the construction of the Europe of Knowledge – processes and policy initiatives in Europe that lead to the construction of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA).

The ERA-CRN is a network of researchers at all career stages researching the construction of the European knowledge area. It includes researchers from multiple disciplines, ranging from law to communication studies, sociology, science policy and higher education studies, EU studies, international relations and political science.

The network coordinators have asked us to share the information for those of you that are interested or are working on any of these themes in European integration or knowledge governance:

  • The role of law and ideas
  • Governance and its effects;
  • Legitimacy, trust and values;
  • Actors and institutional arrangements.

If you interested and plan to attend some of the upcoming international conferences (UACES, ECPR, CHER), ERA-CRN is holding introductory events at all of those three conferences, you are welcome to join! Click more for details:

Call for participants: European Research Area collaborative research network

crnWe are delighted forward you an invitation to join the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on the European Research Area: Constructing a European Single Market of Knowledge, funded by the Academic Association of contemporary European Studies (UACES). The network is hosted by Robinson College at University of Cambridge.

The aim of the network is to encourage interdisciplinary debates and reflections on the construction of the Single Market of Knowledge. The network includes three research clusters – (1) European Research Area governance; (2) European Higher Education Area governance; and (3) Global governance of knowledge. See ‘About’ section of CRN website for more details.

Potential members include scholars at all stages of their careers and policymakers working on the European Research Area or related issues such as global governance of knowledge policy and the boundaries between the European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area.

The official launch of the CRN will take place at the UACES 43rd Annual Meeting to be held at Leeds during 2-4 September 2013, and we especially encourage UACES members to join us in this very exciting undertaking.

To become a CRN member and contribute to the programme of the launch event, please send to Dr Diana Beech (Communication Coordinator) at djb96@cam.ac.uk the following information by 13 May 2013 (17:00 GMT):

  1. Your name and title
  2. Your institutional affiliation and contact details
  3. Your motivation for joining the CRN
  4. How you will contribute to the activities of the CRN and its sustainability
  5. The research cluster in which you expect to be most active
  6. Your publications or a summary of ongoing studies in this area

Visit also the ERACRN website: www.eracrn.wordpress.com, and you can find ERACRN also on Twitter @EUKnowledge

Call for Participants: European Gender Summit 2012

European Gender Summit 2012 is held this year with a overarching title “Aligning Agendas for Excellence and it will take place 29th and 30th November 2012 at the offices of the European Parliament in Brussels. The event is organised by European Science Foundation and genSET.

The target group for the event is researchers, science leaders, and policy makers who are working on issues related to gender and their impact on Horizon 2020, the European Research Area, and Innovation Union.

A number of keynote speakers have been announced in the programme who will hold sessinos over two days covering a wide range of topics, for example: Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation LandscapeThe Role of Research Evidence in Shaping Science Making and Science Policies, and Advancing Science and Innovation through Inclusion: The Gender Factor. In addition, the event also includes parallel sessions focused on various topics, so-called Cafés Scientifiques.

You can download the invitation text here, and find more information about the registration process on the event homepage.

Call for Participants: ‘Innovating Governance in the Construction of the European Research area’

ARENA and UACES are jointly arranging a workshop titled ‘Innovating Governance in the Construction of the European Research Area’, in Oslo, Norway on 8 June 2012.

Workshop aim: to enable the creation of a pan-European collaborative research network
: Johan P Olsen room, ARENA, University of Oslo, Norway
: 10:00-16:30, Friday, 8 June 2012

The aim of this workshop is to enable the creation of a pan-European collaborative research network by bringing together scholars at all career stages and policy-makers working on the construction of a Single Market of Knowledge. The EU Commission launched the European Research Area in January 2000 and is scheduled to present in June 2012 a ‘Framework on the European Research Area’ that will pave the way for its completion by 2014.

Whilst high on the EU political and policy agenda, the creation of the European Research Area is one of the most under-studied phenomena in European integration. What is the European Research Area and what is its governance structure? How has it evolved and what is the relationship between this ‘area formation’ and others (e.g. the European Higher Education Area)? What are the pressing issues (e.g. legitimacy, effectiveness, or democratic accountability) concerning these developments? Are the theories and approaches we have for investigating European integration adequate to capture and account for its evolution? These are some issues the participants are expected to explore.

The workshop welcomes scholars at all career stages and policy-makers working on the European Re-search Area or related issues. To facilitate constructive interaction, the total number of participants is limited to 15.