5th INCO Conference, Athens, 2-3 June 2014
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5th INCO Conference "Addressing Future Challenges", 2-3 June 2014
The 5th INCO conference took place on June 2-3, 2014 in Athens, Greece. The venue of conference was the Divani Palace Acropolis which is located below the Acropolis, very close to the old quarter of Plaka, the brand new archaeological Museum of Acropolis and the well known Herodion theatre.
The main objective of the conference was highlight the need for global cooperation for addressing common challenges to secure a better future. The conference also hosted the annual meeting of the national INCO experts as well as a special training session on international research collaboration.
This year’s regional focus was the European Neighborhood while most of the conference sessions will have a global focus. Discussions addressed critical issues such as the future of research in relation to the global challenges lying ahead in order to acquire insight for future coordinated actions. To this end, invited speakers from worldwide organizations funding research will share their experiences, best practices and obstacles.
The conference aimed to:
The INCO conference taking place in Athens is the 5th consecutive conference organized under the INCO conference series of the INCONTACT project. It brings together the national experts for International Cooperation worldwide as well as other stakeholders engaging in international cooperation, to share their experiences and learn from each other.
The INCO conference series reflects the need to create an interconnected world, investing in a knowledge-based economy and coordinating global action to address key societal challenges in order to improve the lives of current and future generations.
The INCO conference series reflects the need to create an interconnected world, investing in a knowledge-based economy and coordinating global action to address key societal challenges in order to improve the lives of current and future generations. In this respect, the European Commission (EC) responding to the mandates of global concerns has specifically come forward with a Communication, the Strategic European Framework for International S&T Cooperation which identifies general principles and specific orientations for action: to strengthen the international dimension of the European Research Area (ERA); to improve the framework conditions for international S&T cooperation, and to promote European technologies in the world. This strategic framework reflects the 25-year commitment of the EC in the development of the International Scientific Cooperation (INCO) contributing to its citizens' peace and prosperity Information on the event’s agenda, practical information such as and hotels as well as the reimbursement rules, will soon be announced.
Ms Christina Karlou, Ms Vassiliki Kalodimou, Dr George Tzamtzis
Day 1 - 2nd of June 2014
Day 2 - 3rd of June 2014
Day 3 - 4th of June 2014
The INCO Conference Series: Backround Information
The objectives of the INCO Conferences were to draw attention to the global cooperation for adressing common challenges and to highlight the international dimension of the European Framework Programs that offer an efficient platform for collaborative research. The principal aim was to increase the visibility of the EU programs and at the same time to encourage the participation by more researchers from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the rest of the world.
The first INCO Conference took place in 2010 in Athens (check it on youtube), with a regional focus on the Arabian Peninsula, the second INCO Conference was held in Johannesburg in 2011, with a regional focus on Africa, the 3rd conference, was held in 2012 in Bonn focusing on South-East Asia, while the 4th conference in Marseille draw its focus on both Latin America and the Mediterranean area.