News and events

On Wednesday 15 June the infosession on Virtual Exchanges in higher education and youth took place.

The first focuses on the European approach to microcredentials, the second on the individual learning accounts.

V4 conference opened with policy and science pannels. Matchmaking event will follow.

Measures to widen participation are well designed but sustainable change will mostly depend on efforts by national authorities.

This year´s competition had 1 100 projects competing in 4 categories

The Council conclusions focus on international cooperation, open science and the implementation of European missions.

The call will be open on 23 June 2022. 

Ukraine will participate in Horizon Europe and Euratom without having to contribute financially for years 2021 and 2022.

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CZELO’s activities

The CZELO office will provide information, consultations and guidance, and assist them in organizing meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, conventions and other means of international cooperation in Brussels.

CZELO office follows up on the activities of the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation.  As the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS) has taken over the management of the CZELO office in 2021, its agenda has expanded to also include the field of education.

Who is CZELO’s target group

  • Schools and educational institutions of all kinds
  • Universities and higher education institutions
  • Departments of Czech Academy of Science
  • Research institutions governed by public law and those governed by private law
  • Innovative companies
  • Governmental authorities of the Czech Republic
  • Professionals in education
  • Researchers
  • Managers of all kinds of schools and research institutions
  • Experts in the field of education and research

Information and consultation activities

  • Monitoring of latest happenings in education, science, research, and innovation policy at EU-level
  • Providing information about the latest happenings as well as expert consultations to the Czech stakeholder
  • Regular updates via newsletter and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)

Developing contacts/networking and partnerships in Brussels

  • Collaboration with other liaison offices, EU institutions, Permanent Representations of the Czech Republic to the European Union, Czech Centre Brussels, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels, Czech Business Representation to the EU in Brussels (CEBRE), Regional representation office in Brussels and with other stakeholders in the field of European research and education established in Brussels (e.g. representation offices of universities, research institutions and umbrella organisations)
  • Active participation in international educational and research organisations and associations (e.g. IGLO, ACA, EUN)

Promotion of Czech education and research

  • Organising events on demand of Czech stakeholders for their promotion in Brussels
  • Providing promotion stands at relevant events and dissemination of information material
  • Presenting success of Czech research in CZELO Bulletin
  • Popularising Czech research in Brussels at Science Café events
  • Presenting Czech success in international education, disseminating the results of the Czech participation European educational programmes
  • Developing marketing activities in connection with the national initiative Study in the Czech Republic

Supporting international activities of Czech stakeholders in Brussels

  • Helping with a partner search, supporting membership in international networks and consortia, organising project meetings, brokerage events and consortia building/match-matching events
  • Providing logistic support and assistance to Czech public and private stakeholders needed for the implementation of their international activities in Brussels, a possibility to use the CZELO office for meetings, seminars and training
  • Representing Czech stakeholders at meetings in Brussels

Capacity building for project managers of research and educational institutions in the Czech Republic

  • Short-term practical training in Brussels with an aim to get learn more about the European Research and Educational Area in general, as well as the services provided by CZELO, and to develop closer personal partnerships for subsequent collaborations
  • International training organised in Brussels (e.g. CZELO Academy in a field of internationalisation in education, training of project managers with a focus on European research policy etc.)

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Education

The CZELO office deals with centralized activities in both formal and non-formal education and youth under the Erasmus + and European Solidarity Corps programmes. At the same time, it follows current initiatives in these areas, such as the European Year of Youth or the European Education Area. It covers the topics of digitalization, inclusion, diversity and sustainability in education, and also e.g. further development of educators or micro-credentials and adult education. 
 
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  • Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps

    Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps are successful European Union programmes supporting internationalization in education, training, youth and sport.  

    For the 2021–2027 period following priorities were set, which are relevant for all activities under both Programmes:  

    • inclusion and diversity; 

    • environment and fight against climate change; 

    • digital transformation;  

    • participation in democratic life, common values and civic engagement. 

    More information in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and the European Solidarity Corps Guide

  • Centralized Erasmus+ activities

    Part of the Programme is managed directly by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the European Commission's executive body based in Brussels. Therefore, they are called centralized. 

    These include well-known and well-established activities such as Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet or Capacity Building, but also new initiatives such as the Erasmus+ Teacher Academies, Centers of Vocational Excellence or Forward-loooking projects. Projects focused on sport are also administered at a centralized level. See a complete list of centralized activities and read more about them. 

  • Centralized European Solidarity Corps activities

    European Solidarity Corps offers opportunities to young people to participate in volunteering projects. Part of the Programme is managed directly by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the European Commission's executive body based in Brussels. Therefore, they are called centralized. 

    These activities include Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas and Humanitarian Aid Volunteering, which have been part of the Programme since 2021. Organizations involved in these activities must hold a quality label. More information can be found on the centralized activities page. 

  • EU and Education

    Education systems remain the responsibility of the Member States. The European Union supports their mutual cooperation in this area in order to develop quality education and training in Europe. 

    In 2002, the Member States' ministers responsible for education adopted a first framework strategy with a long-term vision and common goals, called Education and Training 2010 (ET 2010). It was later followed by a second strategy (ET 2020) and in 2021 the Council adopted a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030). One of the goals of the current framework is achieving the European Education Area by 2025 and its further development. More information on the European Parliamentary Research Service.  

  • European Education Area

    European Education Area (EEA) at the moment covers all activities in the field of formal and non-formal education. It aims to support the Member States in working together to build more resilient and inclusive education and training systems in cooperation with the European Commission and key stakeholders. 

    In September 2020 the Communication on achieving the European Education Area by 2025 was published, followed by the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030) in February 2021.  

    The European Education Area focuses on all levels of education, from pre-school to school and vocational education and training to higher education and adult education. Within the thematic areas, it focuses on 5 areas and in each of them sets the main priorities, activities and recommendations: 

    1. improving quality and equity in education and training;  

    1. development of teachers, trainers and school leaders;  

    1. digital education;  

    1. green education; 

    1. the European Education Area in the world.   

    More information on the European Education Area Portal. 

  • European Universities

    European Universities are a new form of international partnership that should lead to greater mobility of students and academics, the development of excellent science and research and, overall, to increase the global competitiveness of European higher education.  

    University alliances bring together higher education institutions with a common vision and long-term strategy that share know-how, jointly create study programmes and participate in research projects. Due to international cooperation and a trans-disciplinary approach, consortia can make a significant contribution to addressing current societal challenges (eg. health, green and digital transitions, energy, space, social sciences, etc.). It offers students and researchers a unique opportunity to collaborate in different languages, across disciplines and across borders. 

    Currently 41 university alliances involving over 280 higher education institutions (including 4 Czech ones) are testing new forms of cooperation. Given the promising development of these "pilot" alliances, the 2021 call foresees the full roll-out of European universities, which are also one of the flagship initiatives of the European Education Area. 

  • European Higher Education Area and the Bologna process

    The Bologna Process is a mechanism that promotes greater coherence between higher education systems in Europe. It was launched in 1999 by the so-called Bologna Declaration, which was signed by 29 countries, including the Czech Republic. 

    Today, already 48 European countries support this intergovernmental cooperation in higher education. Under the Bologna Process, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has been set up to contribute to the internationalization of European higher education systems, their greater inclusiveness, accessibility and attractiveness on a global scale. The EHEA member states have agreed, for example, to introduce a three-level system of higher education (bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies), including the use of the ECTS credit system, or a common approach to the mutual recognition of qualifications and learning outcomes obtained at foreign universities. 

    More information on the European Commission website and the EHEA website

  • European Year of Youth

    The European Year of Youth initiative aims to support young people, to appreciate their commitment during the pandemic, to help them recover, to enable them to be actively involved and to make their voices visible. Initiatives and campaigns supporting young people take place throughout the whole year. The European Year of Youth will also multiply efforts to mainstream youth priorities in relevant EU policies and decision-making processes. Special attention will be paid to young people with fewer opportunities, so that they too have the same chances of gaining relevant education and experience, and thus the opportunity to take an active part in society.

    One of the important themes of the European Year of Youth is, for example, improving the working conditions of traineeships for young people in Europe, raising the profile of talented girls and young women in science and research, innovation, education, youth and sport through the #SHEU LEADS campaign or strengthening democratic youth participation.

    Any organization, actor or individual organizing events or activities for young people can easily get involved in the European Year of Youth by adding their activities to the European Year of Youth activities map.

  • Other programmes relevant for education

    Other programmes at European level also offer educational opportunities, such as the Digital Europe Programme or Horizon Europe (especially the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).

    The Digital Europe Programme (2021-2027) aims to bridge the gap between digital technology research and its implementation in practice. The Programme actively supports green and digital transitions and investment in five key areas: artificial intelligence, cyber security, supercomputing, highly advanced digital skills and ensuring the widespread use of digital technologies in the economy and society (for example through digital innovation hubs).

    In the field of education, the Programme currently offers, for example, the possibility of financing the design and implementation of short-term training courses in key areas aimed at developing new skills in digital competencies. Organizations from various fields, such as professional or trade associations, universities, VET providers and others should work together on the project.

    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions supported under Horizon Europe offer opportunities for doctoral education and post-doctoral training of researchers. The action focus on supporting excellent research and innovation and supporting researchers at all stages of their careers, through international mobilities. At the same time, the action supports the development of excellent doctoral and postdoctoral training programmes and joint research projects worldwide.

Research and Innovation

In the field of research, we focus on European programmes supporting research, development and innovation, and we actively monitor developments in the European Research Area. The main programme of our interest is the European Union Framework Programme – Horizon Europe, which is a key programme for funding research and innovation. At the same time, we cover other programmes that touch on research and innovation, such as Digital Europe, EU4Health, LIFE, EURATOM and others.

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  • Horizon Europe

    Horizon Europe is the 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission running from 2021 –2027. With a budget allocation of € 100 billion, it will be the most important tool to support research and innovation in Europe and worldwide. The EU Framework Programmes have traditionally been the most important instruments the EU utilizes to implement its research and innovation priorities. The implementation of the Horizon Europe Framework Program will be based on the EU's political priorities for 2019–2024, which place a key emphasis on A European Green Deal, A Europe fit for the digital age and An economy that works for people. In addition, the preparation of the two-year Work Programmes of the EU Framework Programme is built upon the Recovery Plan for Europe and the Commission's Communication on the renewed European Research Area (ERA).

    Horizon Europe will be structured in three pillars, supported by activities aimed at widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area.

    Horizon Europe structure

    Pillar I – Excellent Science aims at reinforcing the EU scientific leadership through the European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and measures aimed at the further development and use of European research infrastructures.

    Pillar 2 - Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness focuses on addressing societal challenges, supporting industrial technologies and accelerating the industrial transformation to contribute to the achievement of European and global political priorities. The second pillar is divided into six thematic clusters, which will also be linked to the newly defined European partnerships and one of Horizon Europe´s novelties – missions.

    Pillar 3 – Innovative Europe aims to stimulate, through the instrument of the European Innovation Council, the emergence and deployment of breakthrough and market-creating innovations.

    Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area should boost the involvement of excellent research teams from all EU Member States in the European Research Area, especially from countries with lower research and innovation performance, and help to further develop European research and innovation cooperation.

    Who is the programme for?

    The main target group of the programme are individual researchers or research teams working at universities, research institutions or companies. The programme is also advantageous for companies, which can utilize the opportunity to finance their research and innovation activities. Public institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, civic associations, or associations associating interest groups, and other entities implementing research and innovation activities, may also participate.

    More information:

    More information can be found on the Horizon Europe national website, operated by the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, as the National Contact Point (NCP) of the Czech Republic for the Framework Program, which provides all the information needed to participate in the Framework Programme, including work programmes and corresponding calls for project proposals, conditions for participation and, finally, the contact details of NCP staff for the individual priorities of the EU Framework Program. The Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences provides complete information, advisory and consulting service within the capacity of the NCP CR for the framework programme. Among other things, in order to facilitate the basic orientation in Horizon Europe, the NCP also prepared a brief brochure  Introduction to Horizon Europe (only available in Czech).

  • European Research Area

    The European Research Area (ERA) is composed of all research and development activities, programmes and policies which involve a transnational perspective. Together they enable researchers, research institutions and businesses to travel, compete and collaborate across borders.

    The aim is to provide an access to Europe-wide open space for knowledge and technology, where transnational synergies and complementarities are fully exploited. ERA is composed of activities, programmes and policies that are designed and implemented at all levels: regional, national and European.

    On 30 September 2020, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation, which sets out strategic objectives and actions to be implemented in close cooperation with the Member States, in order to prioritise investments and reforms in research and innovation, improve access to excellence for researchers across the EU and enable research results to reach the market and the real economy. Additionally, the Communication further promotes researchers' mobility, skills and career development opportunities within the EU, gender equality, as well as better access to publicly funded peer-reviewed science.

    The Communication defines four strategic objectives:

    • Prioritise investments and reforms in research and innovation towards the green and digital transition, to support Europe's recovery and increase competitiveness;
    • Improve access to excellent facilities and infrastructures for researchers across the EU;
    • Transfer results to the economy to boost business investments and market uptake of research output, as well as foster EU competitiveness and leadership in the global technological setting;
    • Strengthen mobility of researchers and free flow of knowledge and technology, through greater cooperation among Member States, to ensure that everyone benefits from research and its results.

    More information can be found on the European Research Area webpage.

  • COST

    The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is an EU-funded, intergovernmental framework for European cooperation in the field of scientific and technological research. Since 1971 it has been enabling the coordination of projects funded from the national resources at the European level.

    COST provides a platform for networking activities, meetings and information exchange among the researchers from program member countries and for coordination of joint research and development activities – so-called COST Actions, funded by national sources. COST consists of 40 Members, 1 Cooperating Member and 1 Partner Member. 

    More information in English can be found on the COST website or in Czech on the webpage of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.  

  • LIFE

    LIFE is the EU's flagship programme for nature, biodiversity protection and the fight against climate change. LIFE finances the eco-innovation projects that require the cooperation of science, industry and public administration, but it also supports environmental management and information campaigns aimed at changing attitudes and actions of target groups or protecting nature and biodiversity in the open countryside.

    More information can be found in Czech on the website of programme LIFE and the webpage of the Ministry of Environment or in English on the official LIFE programme webpage.

  • EUREKA

    EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched in 1985 to support market-oriented research, development and innovation activities across all the technological sectors. It is a decentralized network facilitating the coordination of national funding for innovation.

    The main aim is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries and to prevent the outflow of scientific, research and industrial innovation activities to other parts of the world. The programme, therefore, supports industry (large, small and medium-sized enterprises), research institutes and universities in the implementation of projects that lead development of new products, processes and services and their subsequent commercial use.

    More information in English can be found on the EUREKA  website and in Czech on the webpage of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.  

  • EURATOM

    The European Atomic Energy Community research and training program (EURATOM) is established for the period 2021–2025 with the aim of pursuing nuclear research and training activities with an emphasis on the continuous improvement of nuclear safety, security and radiation protection, as well as to complement the achievement of Horizon Europe’s objectives.

    The new programme will pursue the current programme's key research activities (nuclear safety, security, radioactive waste and spent fuel management, radiation protection and fusion energy), expand research into non-power applications of ionising radiation and make improvements in the areas of education, training and access to research infrastructures. Furthermore, it will support the mobility of researchers in the nuclear field in the framework of Horizon Europe's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

    The new Euratom programme will complement Horizon Europe using the same instruments and rules for participation. It will be limited to 5 years, to be extended in 2025 by 2 years in order to be aligned with the MFF 2021–2027.

    More information to be found on the EURATOM webpage.

  • InvestEU

    The InvestEU Programme builds on the successful model of the Investment Plan for Europe, the Juncker Plan. It will bring together the European Fund for Strategic Investments and 13 other EU financial instruments (e.g. COSME). The programme aims to mobilise more than €372 billion of additional investments (InvestEU Fund) for the 2021–2027 period and therefore make a decisive contribution to supporting sustainable investment, innovations and to creating new jobs in Europe.

    The InvestEU Portal is a single EU-wide platform, providing an easily accessible and user-friendly database of investment opportunities available within the EU. The Portal builds on the existing European Investment Project Portal (EIPP). The InvestEU Portal brings together investors and project promoters. More information can be found on the InvestEU webpage.

    The InvestEU Advisory Hub offers advisory support and technical assistance for the identification, preparation, development and implementation of investment projects, it provides in particular support for capacity-building

  • Programme Digital Europe

    Programme Digital Europe (2021–2027) shall complement existing EU programmes, such as Horizon Europe and Connecting Europe Facility. The aim of the programme is the digital transformation of European society and economy, enhancing European competitiveness and achieving digital independence of Europe in the digital economy.

    Digital Europe supports investments in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, supercomputing tools and highly developed digital skills. The programme strives to provide Europe’s citizens with competitive jobs, better health and wide use of digital technologies in the society and economy, which could guarantee high-quality public services. One of the tools to achieve this would be the use of new digital technologies and strategic digital capacity building of the EU.

    The programme is managed in the Czech Republic by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

    More information can be found on the Digital Europe website.

  • Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)

    The Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) supports research and innovation projects in the areas of coal and steel. Grants from the fund are provided for research, pilot and demonstration projects outside the EU framework programmes.

    The main objective of the programme is defined as supporting the competitiveness of sectors related to the coal and steel industries. RFCS priorities in the coal sector are to improve the EU's competitive position, health and safety in mines and to improve the use of coal as a clean energy source. Research activities in the coal sector will focus on regions in transition in line with the principles of the Fair Transition Mechanism.

    In the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade oversees the Research Fund for Coal and Steel.

    More information can be found on the RFCS webpage.

  • EU Space Programme

    The EU Space Programme for the years 2021-2027 combines all existing space activities into a single programme. Budget for this period is €14.8 million. The EU Space Programme supports the European space industry and aims to strengthen EU space policy in the areas of Earth observation, satellite navigation, connectivity, space research and innovation, and investment support in critical infrastructure and breakthrough technologies. The EU Space Programme aims to strengthen the European Union's security and autonomy, as well as its role as a leading actor in the space sector.

    The EU Space Programme covers the core space projects such as Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS.

    More information in English can be found on the website of the EU Space Programme and in Czech on the website of the Ministry of Transport.

  • European Defence Programme

    The European Defence Fund is a programme that supports European industry's cooperative research and development capabilities. For the years 2021-2027, the budget is €7.953 billion. The programme focuses on the development and research of cutting-edge, interoperable defence technologies and equipment. Consortia from various Member States are supported by the Fund. The additional support is given to small and medium-sized companies. The fund also includes mechanisms to support supply chain access.

    More information in English can be found on the website of the European Defence Fund and in Czech on the website of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic.

  • Interreg Europe

    The Interreg Europe programme is a cooperation programme co-financed by the European Union and aims to foster cooperation among partners from government institutions, the commercial sector and civil society from across Europe. The purpose is to help reduce disparities in development, growth and quality of life in and among European regions. In addition, the programme intends to foster the exchange of best practices and policy learning, as well as respond to specific areas such as innovation, green energy, climate change, urban mobility and governance for integrated territorial development.

    More information in English can be found on the website of the Interreg Europe and on the website of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic.

    More information in English can be found on the website of the Interreg Europe and on the website of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic.

  • EU4Health

    EU4Health was established in order to increase the healthcare system´s resilience. The programme will invest €5.3 billion in actions complementing EU countries’ policies and pursuing one or several of EU4Health´s objectives:

    1. To improve and foster health in the Union
    2. To tackle cross-border health threats
    3. To improve medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products
    4. To strengthen health systems, their resilience and resource efficiency

    EU4Health is implemented through annual work programmes. Actions fall under four strands: disease prevention, crisis preparedness, health systems, and digital, with a cross-cutting focus on cancer.

    Funding opportunities under the EU4Health Programme are published by the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA).

    In the Czech Republic, the programme is managed by the Ministry of Health.

     

Partner search

Are you looking for partners for your future project? Do you already have a concrete idea and are you willing to coordinate the project? Or are you considering joining an emerging consortium? In this section, you can find offers for cooperation from various institutions that are interested in participating in the Horizon Europe or Erasmus + programs as well as other related job offers. We will be happy to help you with finding you suitable partners and to send your offers to our partner contacts.

CZELO’s events

  • 8 June 2022 – Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation: Call 2022 webinar

    The CZELO office and the Slovak Erasmus+ national agency SAAIC organized a joint webinar on Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation in June. Participants of the event had a chance to learn about this initiative as well as about Call 2022, which is open until 15 September. This was followed by a good practice example, so potential applicants could also take inspiration from a successful project from previous call. The FTO Portal, where applications are submitted, was on the agenda as well. All presentations and the recording of the webinar can be found bellow. 

  • 31 May 2022 – Erasmus+ Centres of Vocational Excellence: Call 2022 webinar

    The CZELO office and the Slovak Erasmus+ national agency SAAIC organized a joint webinar on Erasmus+ Centres of Vocational Excellence in May. Participants of the event had a chance to learn about this initiative as well as about Call 2022, which is open until 7 September. This was followed by a good practice example, so potential applicants could also take inspiration from a successful project from previous call. The FTO Portal, where applications are submitted, was on the agenda as well. All presentations and recording of the webinar can be found below (in Czech/Slovak).

  • 24 May 2022 – Science Café with Ondřej Adamovský

    The Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research in Brussels (CZELO) together with the Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU in Brussels, the Czech Center in Brussels and the Representation of the City of Prague in Brussels organized another edition of Science Café on 24 May 2022. This time the invitation was accepted by Mgr. Ondřej Adamovský, PhD, from the research centre of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University - RECETOX. The topic of discussion was microplastics and their impact on the environment and our organisms. More information.

  • 17 May 2022 – Erasmus+ Teacher Academies: Call 2022 webinar

    The CZELO office and the Slovak Erasmus+ national agency SAAIC organized a joint webinar on Erasmus+ Teacher Academies in May. Participants of the event had a chance to learn about this initiative as well as about Call 2022, which is open until 7 September, directly from the European Commission representative. This was followed by a good practice presentation, so potential applicants could also take inspiration from a successful project from the last call. The FTOP portal, where applications are submitted, was on the agenda as well. All presentations and recording of the webinar can be found below (in English).

  • 11 May 2022 – “Inclusive Excellence” – a Global Approach for European Higher Education?

    ACA (Association for Academic Cooperation) together with its partners, including the CZELO office, organized a hybrid conference “Inclusive Excellence” – a Global Approach for European Higher Education? in Brussels on 11 May. A total of 19 speakers from the European Commission, university associations and national funding agencies discussed the evolving concept of inclusive excellence within four thematic sessions. Panellists focused on the concept of inclusive excellence in higher education and in the context of global cooperation; how to foster it at institutional, national and European level, or how to strive for both inclusiveness and excellence through student and staff mobility. Read the highlights and main takeaways on the ACA website.

  • 28, 29 and 31 March 2022 – V4 Training for research managers

    The aim of the training was to increase the professional capacities of project managers to provide them with value-added information from Brussels and thus raising their awareness of the political context of the European research programmes and initiative following on Horizon 2022, in particular Horizon Europe. 
     

  • 11 March 2022 – European Universities webinar

    On March 11, the CZELO office, together with colleagues from the DZS and the MEYS, organized a webinar on the European Universities initiative. The event focused on the Call 2022, also the MEYS support and results of the MICHE monitoring project were presented. Representatives of two universities that are already members of the European Universities alliances (Aurora and 4EU+) then shared their experience with participants. The event attracted representatives from 12 Czech universities and higher education institutions.

  • 10 March 2022 - webinar on gender equality in European research, innovation and higher education

    On 10 March 2022 the Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research (CZELO) together with with colleagues from liaison offices of Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia organized a webinar on  gender equality in European research, innovation and higher education. The event attracted 165 participants and its aim was to present the latest developments in gender policy at the European Union level as well as gender initiatives at the national level of the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. You can find more information on the CZELO website. Video recording can be found here.

  • 8 March 2022 – Science Café with Lenka Zychová

    On 8 March 2022 the Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research (CZELO) together with its partners organized a discussion on space weather. The event attracted almost 60 participants. The invitation was accepted by an astrophysicist Lenka Zychová, who currently works as a Space Weather Scientist at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium. You can find more information on the CZELO website or watch the event recording on our YouTube channel.

  • 8 February 2022 – V4 Information Day on hydrogen research

    On 8 February the Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research (CZELO) together with its partners from the V4 countries organized an Information Day on hydrogen research. The event attracted almost 200 participants. The aim of the event was to present European initiatives, programmes, and partnership opportunities for stakeholders from the V4 countries, representing political, research or industrial sector. More information can be found here.

  • January 2022 – Erasmus+ Sport

    In January, DZS-CZELO, in cooperation with the Czech Olympic Committee, organized a series of information webinars on the Erasmus+ programme and the funding possibilities for international projects in the field of sports. More information, inlcuding the recordings and presentations is available only in Czech.

  • 12–13 January 2022 – Central European Joint Infoday 2022

    On 12 and 13 January 2022 the Erasmus+ National Agencies from four neighbouring countries: Austria, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia jointly oranised the Central European Joint Infoday. This year´s edition focused mainly on Jean Monnet Actions, Erasmus Mundus Actions, Capacity Building in Higher Education and European Universities initiative. More information, including webinar recordings and presentations, can be found on the event website.

  • 11–12 January 2022 – Opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon Europe

    On 11 and 12 January 2022 the Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research together with the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences organised a webinar on opportunities for social sciences and humanities (SSH) in Horizon Europe. The two-day event targeting the project managers aimed to provide a comprehensive overview about the funding opportunities for the social sciences and humanities that are available across the Horizon Europe. Special focus was also given to project proposal preparation, evaluation criteria and financial aspects of Horizon Europe projects. More information to be found in the official invitation

  • 2021

    26–28 April 2021 – V4 Training for research managers

    27–28 May 2021 – Mobility and Transport Days 

    29 June 2021 – Conference Earth Observations for citizens and the planet 

    21 September 2021 – CZELO Opening Ceremony

    22 September 2021 – Science Café with Tomáš Rektor

    22, 23 a 25 November 2021 – V4 Training for research managers

    2 December 2021 – Informal discussion on Seal of Excellence 

    13 December 2021 – Brokerage event on HEU Space

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  • European Parliament – 10 minutes (700 m)
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  • Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU – 10 minutes (700 m)

How to get there?

  • By metro – Trône metro station, lines 2 and 6 (2 minutes, 200 m)
  • By bus – Science bus stop, lines 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 (2 minutes, 200 m)
  • By train – Bruxelles Luxembourg train station (6 minutes, 500 m)
  • By bike – Villo! station n. 044 – Charlemagne/Karel de Grote (2 minutes, 150 m)

Airport – Brussels City

Upon arrival at the Zaventem Airport, you can continue to the city centre by train, bus or taxi. Train is the fastest option, the journey from the Zaventem to the Brussels Luxembourg Station will take you about 20 minutes. Our office is located just 500 metres from the train station. If you choose a bus, take line n. 12 and after approximately 40 minutes get off at the Trône bus stop. The stop is less than 300 metres away from the office. If you decide for a taxi, we recommend you use the official services such as Taxis verts or Taxis bleus.

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