TRAINING AND MOBILITY
OF RESEARCHERS IN EUROPE
Interview with Alessandra Luchetti
Alessandra Luchetti is a member of the General Directorate for Education and Culture of the European Commission in Brussels. She is responsible for the "Marie Curie Actions" sector for the training and mobility of researchers at the beginning of and during their career.
In 2011, the European Commission has set 2014 as the deadline for completion of the European Research Area. What exactly is this?
The European Research Area (ERA) enables researchers, research institutions and businesses to work and co-operate freely across borders. In September 2014 the latest ERA Progress Report was published. It emphasises the key role of human resources policies: open recruitment enables research institutions to hire the best researchers at all career stages, and fosters effective geographical mobility. The report also highlights new OECD data showing that the research impact of mobile researchers is nearly 20% higher than that of those who never moved abroad.
Which are the main tools made available by the Commission to improve Europe's growth capacity and promote excellence and competitiveness?
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with EUR 79 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It is a single programme bringing together three separate previous programmes/initiatives: The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) ...
Science and Technology
ICARUS, FROM THE NATIONAL LABORATORIES OF GRAN SASSO TO CERN
The long journey of the largest liquid argon detector in the world is reaching its destination: the gigantic neutrino hunter ICARUS T600 has left the INFN laboratories of Gran Sasso heading towards CERN in Geneva. Until 2012, ICARUS observed the neutrino beam coming from CERN ...
THE APPOINTMENT OF FABIOLA GIANOTTI AS HEAD OF CERN FROM 2016
On 12 December, the Council of CERN formalised the election of Fabiola Gianotti as head of the largest particle physics research centre in the world. Now, the Italian scientist is officially the future Director General of CERN, a position she will take up as from 1 January 2016. ...
THE PRE-CLINICAL ROOM OF THE NEW HADRON
THERAPY CENTRE IN PRAGUE WILL BE BUILT BY INFN
INFN has been awarded the public tender for construction of the pre-clinical room of the new hadron therapy centre to be built in Prague, Czech Republic, within the scope of the European ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) project, and more specifically of the ELIMAIA ...
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE INAUGURATED
The second academic year of the Gran Sasso Science Institute, the GSSI, the INFN International PhD School founded in L'Aquila with a view to cultural, social and economic redevelopment of the area following the 2009 earthquake, has been inaugurated with a wonderful ceremony. ...