National Reading 2019 in Brussels

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Polish institutions in Brussels were invited to participate in the National Reading campaign – Polish Novellas, organized by the Polish School – Daskalia and the Polish Library in Leuven.
To read, novels chosen by the Presidential Couple, from Romanticism to the interwar period, representatives of science, diplomacy and European institutions were invited. Among them were: Dr. Ewa Synowiec, Director of Trade at the European Commission; HE Artur Orzechowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium; dr Alicja Gęścińska, philosopher, writer; Monika Pruska, director of Polish School in Antwerp; prof. Jan Dierick, coordinator of the Polish section of the University of KU Leuven; prof. dr Kris van Heuckelom, Polish philologist at the University of KU Leuven; Agnieszka Walter-Drop, director general in the European Parliament and prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, director of the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA, who read “The Plowing” of Władysław Reymont.

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PolSCA actively participates in the Second World Forum of Polish Science Beyond the Borders, Pułtusk 2019

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On 11-14th September 2019, the director of the Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels, prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech with dr habil. Monika Kwoka, from the Academy of Young Scholars of the Polish Academy of Sciences, participated in the Second World Forum of Polish Science Beyond the Borders, organized by the Association “Polish Community”, headed by Mr. Dariusz Piotr Bonisławski, president of the Association “Polish Community”. in cooperation with the Polish Polonia Council and the Senate of the Republic of Poland.

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PolSCA at the Regio Summit 2019 in Warsaw

On 9-10th September 2019 The Regional and Economic Diplomacy Summit, organized by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, took place in Warsaw. This international event was accompanied by many thematic conferences, including the seminar ‘Francophone dialogue and integration. Potential of developing multifaceted cooperation’.

Polish Science Contact Agency was represented in Warsaw by Adam Knapik, PhD, who had the pleasure to lead a discussion on the possibilities of cooperation within the French-speaking community in the world and to summarize the all-day event in his speech entitled ‘Economics, science and innovation – important Francophone synergies’.

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Consultations on the future shape of Horizon Europe

The Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive co-design process. It will help shape European research and innovation investments in the coming years. As part of the process, the Commission has launched an online consultation.

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation, mainly the first draft of the so-called Strategic Plan. Have your say on shaping the way Horizon Europe is going to be implemented. Have your say on the next generation of ambitious research and innovation EU partnerships. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges such as climate change into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.

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The next issue of PolSCA newsletter came out!

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We kindly invite you to read the latest issue of newsletter of the Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels!

We have prepared for you a summary of the most important events of the second quarter of 2019, as well as those planned for the coming months. In a brief summary, we present the actions that have been taken to prepare the Horizon Europe program and inform you about the most recent Work Programs and calls under Horizon 2020.

We wish you interesting reading!

At the same time, we would like to remind you that if you want to receive our newsletter on your regular e-mail address, all you have to do is write to us at polsca@polsca.pan.pl.


Which scientific diplomacy for Horizon Europe. The contribution of the main players – CNRS’ conference

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On June 19, 2019, the CNRS, celebrating its 80th anniversary, organized a widely promoted conference in Brussels entitled ‘Which scientific diplomacy for Horizon Europe. The contribution of the main players’. Co-organizers of the conference were: The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Helmholtz, Institute Pasteur, Thales, Sorbonne Universite and Inalco (University of Languages and Civilization).

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‘Discussions on Horizon in the PolSCA Office’ – a series of meetings for representatives of Polish regions in Brussels

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In May 2019, Polish Science Contact Agency began a series of meetings devoted to the EU framework programs, both Horizon 2020 and changes as well as new instruments proposed in Horizon Europe (HEU). The purpose of the monthly meetings is to be better prepared for the process of consulting the Strategic Plan (to be launched in July) by building a broader knowledge of the research and innovation framework programs and discussing or developing solutions that enable faster information about this key stage of HEU creation in the regions. The series of meetings is addressed mainly to representatives of Polish regions in Brussels, who can propose some solutions supporting the scientific community at the regional level.

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Digital transformation – V4 Conference

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On June 6 2019, the conference ‘Digital Transformation in the New Era: Current Status and Future Challenges’ was held in Brussels. The event was organized by the representatives of the V4 Group: Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development (SLORD), The Polish Science Contact Agency of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Czech Liaison Office For Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) and Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU. The goal of the event was to gather experts, specialists, researchers and practitioners from various fields who are directly or indirectly involved in the issues of digital transformation.

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What future for Europe after the last European elections? – report from the conference

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On May 28 2019, a conference ‘After the European elections. What future for Europe?’ was held at the University of Warsaw. This French-Polish-German scientific meeting took place as part of the series ‘Academic looks: seminar Actualité critique’, organized by the Centre of French Culture and Francophone Studies of the University of Warsaw and the French Institute. The co-organizers of the event were: the Science Department of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels, the Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Institute of European Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure Paris.

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Transforming and Digitizing Industry – study visit to Brussels for representatives of Polish industry

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On 4-5 June 2019, the “Transforming and Digitizing Industry” study visit was held at the headquarters of the Wielkopolska Office in Brussels. The event was addressed to the leading representatives of the Polish manufacturing industry, research and innovation units and business environment institutions. Among invited speakers were also representatives of the European Commission (including DG RTD, DG CONNECT and DG GROW), as well as representatives of Polish ministries, for instance, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Ministry of Digitization.

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