Europainstitut / Center for Advanced European-Global Studies
The Institute for European Global Studies offers the CAS course “Shaping Europe”. The course is offered as an intensive two-week program and aims to familiarize participants with fundamental issues of European and global governance.

The Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel is a Swiss institute which is analysing the development of Europe from a global perspective. They specialists in research and teaching on all contemporary and historical issues of Europe and the European community.

The course will be held from the 10. -22. October 2016 at the Institute for European Global Studies in Basel.

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DRAGON STAR PLUSTravel Grant Scheme: Participation in the China Hight-Tech Forum and Brokerage Event during the Chini Hi-Tech Fair 2016 Shenzhen, China


The aim of the Travel Grant Scheme is to support technological and research collaboration between Chinese and European organizations in order to explore the opportunities, not only for joint participation in the European Commission’s HORIZON 2020 programme, but also the possibilities of concluding technological agreements.

 The Travel Grant Scheme is designed to provide support for accommodation for 7 nights (including breakfast) at the Wyndham Grand Shenzhen Hotel, for each European organization seeking co-operation with Chinese organizations.

This is the first Call for Applications of the Dragon-STAR Plus Travel Grant Scheme and it will support European organizations interested to participate in the High-Tech Forum and Brokerage Event organized in parallel to t China Hi-Tech Fair 2016, which will be held in Shenzhen, China on 16th – 21st, November 2016.

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DS SmallOn 6th September 2016, Dragon Star Plus organises the Think Thank Workshop on Science Technology and Innovation 2016 in Beijing. The Event is an interesting opportunity to increase your network and get an insight of the future relationship between China and the EU.

The Federal Council intends to associate Switzerland fully to Horizon 2020 
Now a transnational solution that allows Swiss researchers to participate in Horizon 2020 has been found.


Swiss Scientitsts might loose their access to the european research programm Horizon 2020. In order to prevent this, Switzerland has to add the youngest EU member Croatia to the "Personenfreizügigkeit" agreement.    

DS SmallOn 15th June, Dragon Star Plus and China IPR SME Helpdesk are co-organizing a webinar on conducting R&D in China and applying for co-funding for Horizon 2020 Projects

EUPIC EEN logoAre you interested in meeting innovative Chinese organisations in the field of information and communication technologies as well as find out how to cooperate with Chinese partners? Between 5 July and 12 July, European companies and research organisations are invited to the EU-Chinese Brokerage Events, which will take place in Sophia-Antipolis, France (5 July), Stuttgart, Germany (8 July) and London, UK (12 July).

DS SmallOn 25th February, Eurelations AG organised the Dragon Star Plus Workpackage Leader Meeting at Technopark Zurich. 12 partners form 8 different countries participated in a one-day meeting.

costHave you considered participating in transnational research projects? The Committee of Senior Officials has just approved 15 new COST Actions, all of them open for participation of Switzerland-based researchers.

LID logo“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” (Henry Ford). In keeping with this motto, VNL (Verein Netzwerk Logistik) is organising the Logistics Innovation Day (LID) on 18th May 2016 in Windisch. Are you involved in logistics, networking, industry, trading, research or economy? On the LID, you can be inspired by world-class logistics research brought to you by award-winning speakers.

Marie Heim SondermarkeShe was the first Swiss female doctor – dedicated professional, mother and leading fighter for women’s rights und social equality. In her honour, on the initiative of „mws medical women Switzerland – Ärztinnen Schweiz“, a special edition stamp was released at the beginning of March.

EMA logoFor the development of new medicines, especially those targeting unmet medical needs, it is vital that communication between developers is as efficient as possible. In order to improve interaction between medical developers, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a new scheme called PRIME.

earmalogos2Are you a research manager or administrator and need an excellent opportunity for networking? The 22nd annual EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators) conference, organised in cooperation with Luleå University of Technology, will take place from 20th until 22nd June.

DS SmallThe Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) recently announced further information about how to apply to their excellent EU co-funding scheme. Under this scheme, 28 million Euros will be made available per year for China-based researchers to participate in EU Horizon 2020 research programmes.

logo China Goes GlobalAre you researching in China’s economic and/or political future? On 26-28 July 2016 the 10th China Goes Global Conference will be held at the Universita di Macerata (Italy).

H2020 kleinOn 12 September 2014 the Federal Administration informed that Switzerland has now the status of an Associate Country (AC) under the first pillar.

This partial association allows researchers in Switzerland to again participate as associated and equally entitled partners in all activities under the first pillar of Horizon 2020, comprising ERC grants, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and research infrastructures, from September 15, 2014.