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74 new staff exchanges funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (MSCA-RISE) action

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Agder 

More than 4000 researchers representing 74 newly financed projects will take part in an equal number of staff exchanges, The European Commission reports on Tuesday as the allocation of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (MSCA-RISE) action’s yearly budget was announced.

Spanning a diverse array of subjects, the projects connect researchers from 137 countries from within as well as outside of the EU. 823 organizations that are involved in R&I activities, amongst them 117 SMEs, will be financed by the programmes’ €80 million budget.

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The University of Agder has received €100,000 from the European Commission to set up a separate centre for knowledge and expertise on European integration after Brexit. The centre is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence - a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects under the Erasmus+ programme. 

The Jean Monnet Centres bring together high-level experts to create links between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, to strengthen education and research, and to form links with academic institutions, policy makers and the general public in their own and other countries

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Erasmus+ responds to Covid-19 through extraordinary calls

The European Commission launched two extraordinary Erasmus+ calls on 25 August 2020 to support digital education readiness and creative skills. The calls each provide €100 million to respond to the coronavirus epidemic. The first call concerns digital education readiness will support projects in school education, vocational education and training, and higher education. This call will aim to enhance online, distance and blended learning - including supporting teachers and trainers, as well as safeguarding the inclusive nature of digital learning opportunities. The second call for partnerships for creativity will support projects in the fields of youth, school education and adult education. The call aims to develop skills and competences that encourage creativity and boost quality, innovation and recognition of youth work.

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Shaping future R&I Policy through collaboration: The European Research and Innovation Days 2020 

Between 22-24 September, policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and the public are invited as the European Commission hosts its yearly European Research and Innovation Days. Reflecting pressing societal challenges of today, this edition particularly concentrates on the imperatives of the climate crisis and the promises of a digital everyday life. 

These topics are reflected through the different parts of the Conference’s two main pillars: “The Policy Conference” and the “Science is Wonderful!” exhibition. 


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