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EU-MED Event 3 was the 1st EUMEDGRID-Support high-policy event co-organised with EUMEDCONNECT2 and GÉANT, held in Brussels, Belgium 30-31 March 2010. This report, written by Trust-IT Services Ltd. (EUMEDGRID-Support partner), summarises the event attended by more than 90 participants, provides an overview of key topics covered, highlights the announcement of the Arab States Research and Education Network and offers the professional profile and presentation abstracts of the high-profile speakers and full delegate list.

Download the full EU-MED Event 3 Post-event Report.

Algeria is set to host 2 upcoming Grid Schools jointly organised by EUMEDGRID-Support and the EPIKH project dedicated to Grid Site Administrators and Application Porting in June-July 2010. Following the Grid Schools will also be a Workshop focusing on the outcomes of the schools dedicated to both to the scientific community and to the decision makers demonstrating practical examples of the usefulness of e-Infrastructures for e-Science and the importance of their sustainability.

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Young Researchers wanted! ICT 2010 leverages a successful initiative carried out in 2008 offering the opportunity for the participation of young researchers in a variety of dynamic activities such as Exhibition Watchers, Young Interviewers, Young Reporters and Web Radio Animators. This event is organised by the European Commission and hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, to be held on 27-29 Sept 2010 in Brussels, where some 4500 participants are expected to attend. Anyone interested is requested to fill out the "Expression of Interest Form" and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 21 May 2010.

The Information Day will be held in Brussels on 11 June 2010 featuring presentations related to the upcoming Call for FP7 Research Infrastructure Programme 9th Call for Proposals including submission and evaluation details. Topics to be presented:

  • INFRA-2011-1.2.1: e-Science environments
  • INFRA-2011-1.2.2: Data infrastructures for e-Science
  • INFRA-2011-2.3.1: Second implementation phase of the European High Performance Computing (HPC) service PRACE
  • INFRA-2011-3.4: Coordination actions, conferences and studies supporting policy development, including international cooperation, for e- Infrastructures
  • INFRA-2011-3.5: Trans-national cooperation among NCPs

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The EU-MED Event 3 Post-Event Report Executive Summary is NOW available for download! The report provides an easy to read overview of the event highlighting the major outcomes such as the announcement of the formation of ASREN.
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Presentations are available for download on the Programme Agenda for the launch event of both EUMEDGRID-Support and EUMEDCONNECT2. The high impact agenda included speakers from the EC Delegation in Cairo, Project Coordinators and Egyptian invited speakers with more than 50 participants on hand. Presentations covered topics such as:

  • International Cooperation
  • e-Infrastructures in FP7
  • EU-funded Projects focusing on the region
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Earth Sciences
  • and How to measure e-Infrastructures

Visit the event page and Programme Agenda for presentations.


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