Visit Neth-ER, Brussels

On May 7, 2014, YFN organized a visit to Brussels, in collaboration with the Netherlands house for Education and Research (Neth-ER).

The goals of the visit were:

  • to get a thorough understanding of European policies and programmes in the field of research
  • to learn more about how the European institutions work
  • to learn more about how to shape your scientitic career in a European context

Programme
10:30 – 11:00
Arrival and coffee at Neth-ER and welcome

11:00 – 11:45 
Welcome and presentation on European policies and programmes and why Europe can be important to YFN by Charlotte Geerdink (Neth-ER)

11:45 – 12:30
Presentation on opportunities for health research in Horizon 2020 by Jeremy Bray (Policy officer DG Research and Innovation)

12:30 – 13:30 
Lunch at Neth-ER

13.30 – 14:15
ERC: what kind of indidividual grants are availavble for researchers? by Ben Turner (Policy analyst at the European Research Council)

14.15 – 15.15 
Lobbypanel: sharing experiences with three lobbyists in Brussels 
- Dirk Jacobs (FoodDrinkEurope)
- Christiaan Prins (Unilever)
- Harriet Slager (EC Liaison)

15.15 – 16.30
Walk through European area and drinks at Place du Luxembourg

16.30             
Departure home