WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces

WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces. Municipalities can now register for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces → http://europa.eu/!fu68xN

24TH ONASSIS FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS 2018-2019  

The Onassis Foundation announces its twenty-fourth (24th) annual Program of scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 which is addressed to non-Greeks, Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates for research in Greece on topics linked to greek culture, society or economy. A total of ten (10) scholarships will be awarded from which three (3) scholarships will be allocated to university professors of all academic ranks, three (3) scholarships to post-graduate researchers and four (4) scholarships to PhD candidates.

Deadline for submission of application and all supporting documents : 28th February 2018.

Applications can be submitted only electronically. Full terms and conditions are to be found in the announcement published here below:
http://www.onassis.org/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

150 Fully Funded PhD Degree Scholarships at the European University Institute, Italy, 2018-2019

Deadline:  31 January 2018
Open to: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements described here
Grant: Grants cover living costs and tuition fees for applicants from EU member states. Special grants are also provided to candidates from non-EU member states
Description
European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to offer 150 Fully Funded PhD scholarships for international students for the academic year 2018-2019. These scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for a doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level.
Eligibility
To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:
Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
Belgium: Master degree
Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
Denmark: Kandidateksamen
Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country
Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority.
Test Requirement: GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.
English Language Requirement: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. Applicants who submit a certificate with a test score below the threshold indicated hereunder may be conditionally admitted but will have to take English language courses during their first year. Sufficient progress in English language skills will be a criterion for admission to the second year. The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI:
IELTS: 7.5
TOEFL (IBT) – EUI code 9408: From 110
Cambridge Proficiency: A/B/C
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): A/B
Grants
Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.
Application
Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form. There are two distinct phases in the application process
Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2018 (24:00 – CET).
Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2018
Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
A one or two page CV
The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
International English language certificate (See above).
GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.

https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme

The European Commission announces the launch of the 6th Call For Proposal of the grant scheme “CYPRIOT CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION”

On 30 June, the European Commission launched a EUR 2,500,000 call for proposals aiming at supporting Civil Society Organisation (CSO) capacity building, sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; to reinforce CSO involvement and impact in policy-making and actions in the public interest; and to strengthen CSO cooperation with other stakeholders to jointly tackle societal needs.
The sixth “Cypriot Civil Society in action” call for proposals targets these objectives by:
– Strengthening the organisational capacities, outreach and impact of civil society in promoting and defending democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, cultural diversity and reconciliation;
– Reinforcing Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking across Cyprus and/or with CSOs from other EU Member States to jointly address societal needs.

The call represents a unique opportunity for Civil Society Organisations to reinforce their capacity, actions and cooperation and make a change for the benefit of all.
Projects to be supported will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 350,000 for a two to three year implementation period.
The full Guidelines for potential grant applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site under the reference EUROPEAID 155191: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome
In the first instance only concept notes would have to be submitted. Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
The deadline for submission of proposals (concept note) is 12 September 2017, 17:00 Cyprus local time.
A launch event for this call will be held on 13 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20.00 at the Büyük Han, in the northern part of Nicosia in the presence of European Commission officials. Interested local stakeholders are invited to attend.
A series of information sessions and trainings will take place in July throughout the northern part of the island.
More information on these sessions and trainings will be available on www.abbilgi.eu, www.facebook.com/ABBilgi and www.facebook.com/ec.cyprus and will also be made public in local media.
This initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.
Cypriot press is invited to cover the meeting.

For further information, the European Commission contact person for this call is:
Charlotte Goyon (E-mail: SRSS-CSA@ec.europa.eu)

Calls for proposals under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).

Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals in the areas of
-Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS)
-eIdentification and eSignature
-Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
-European e-Justice Portal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017. This call is the first one under the 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme. In 2017, CEF Telecom will provide up to a total of €77 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures.

https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/news-events/newsroom/connecting-europe-facility-cef-telecom-over-%E2%82%AC27-million-to-foster-european

Fully-funded PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2017/03/23/fully-funded-phd-studentships-citizenship-civil-society-rule-law/#ixzz4cF2f1xxv

Deadline: 31 March 2017
Open to: anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology
Scholarship: £14,539 per annum
Description
Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally.  The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’, and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL’s mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.
Eligibility
Quality of application – the Centre is looking for world-class applicants, so please make sure you submit the very best application you are capable of;
Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates – please browse this website for detailed information about our interests, which include radical protest, political community, religion and the secular, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights and pluralism;
Closeness of fit to one or more of CISRUL’s core members’ expertise – see CISRUL Faculty Members under Home tab.
Scholarship

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two PhD studentships to start in September 2017. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,539 per annum.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/pgap/login.php
For more information please visit the official web page:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2017/03/23/fully-funded-phd-studentships-citizenship-civil-society-rule-law/#ixzz4cF2q7VPH

Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)

Students at Masters level can apply to a maximum of three different programmes. Both, students and potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact the relevant Consortium for more information on courses and application procedures.

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_master_courses_en.php

Information about the Call for Applications for the Artists in Residence Programm 2017

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme. A working knowledge of German or English is required. The age limit for applicants is 40 years.

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:•Visual arts

•Art photography

•Video and media art

•Arts & Science & Technology

•Composition

•Literature

•Literature for children and young people

•Literary translation

•Arts and cultural education

http://www.kulturkontakt.or.at/html/E/wp.asp?pass=x&p_lcd=en&p_title=21800&rn=81982

Free online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities

As of 31 October the European Committee of the Regions will offer its second free online course or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on ‘EU budget and funding for regions and cities’. Over a six-week period participants will gain insight into how the EU budget is drawn up and spent. They will get a practical overview of EU funding opportunities at regional and local level. The course is open to everybody interested in EU and regional and local affairs, free of charge, online. Studying time is about two hours per week.
Follow on twitter: @EU_MOOC

http://cor.europa.eu/en/events/Pages/CoR-online-MOOC.aspx

Θέλετε να είστε εσείς ο αποδέκτης εκπαίδευσης και χρηματικών βραβείων στον τομέα της Πράσινης Επιχειρηματικότητας; Τότε διαβάστε τα πιο κάτω!

Το Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας (ΙΠΕ), στο πλαίσιο των δραστηριοτήτων του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Επιχειρηματικής Στήριξης Κύπρου, επιθυμεί να ενημερώσει τους ενδιαφερόμενους για τη διεξαγωγή του Διαγωνισμού «Climate Launchpad» που διοργανώνεται από το Chrysalis Leap.

Στόχος του διεθνούς εμβέλειας διαγωνισμού είναι να επιλέξει την καλύτερη επιχειρηματική ιδέα στον τομέα της «Πράσινης Επιχειρηματικότητας» η οποία θα συμμετέχει στον Ευρωπαϊκό Διαγωνισμό και θα έχει την ευκαιρία να είναι αποδέκτης εκπαίδευσης και χρηματικών βραβείων.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες αναφορικά με τον Διαγωνισμό υπάρχουν στο ενημερωτικό που ακολουθεί.

You think you can tackle climate change?

Over the past three years, ClimateLaunchpad has grown to be the world’s largest cleantech business idea competition! Join and receive training from a star team of qualified trainers and coaches from Chrysalis LEAP and PWC.

Does your business idea tackle climate change? And do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Join Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, your ticket to European and global success.

Check out our hall of fame, made up of Cypriot and Greek startups from previous years, and picture your story up there too! We offer you an exciting journey towards starting your own business:
•2-day training Boot Camp (all expenses paid) where you will learn to find your target markets and turn your idea into a business;
•6 follow-up Coaching Sessions to help you refine your idea, test, and validate your assumptions and hone your pitching skills;
•Pitch your idea in front of renowned national and international juries;
•Top-3 of the European Final win total of €15,000;
•Europe’s top-10 ideas win direct access to Climate-KIC Accelerator, the only EU business acceleration programme focused on cleantech commercialisation, 18-months of premium mentorship and access up to €95,000.

But that’s not all!
This year we are doing things a little different. Win or no win, your idea can still be selected by Chrysalis LEAP for continuing the acceleration programme in Cyprus. You’ll enter into full acceleration mode with one of the world’s most experienced and competent teams in cleantech acceleration. Here’s some of what you’ll get:
• Incubation space
• Cash to help you get started
• Insane training on Business Modelling and Financials from globally certified trainers
• A 2-minute demo video of your idea
• Legal documents, term sheets, cashflows, business plans; you name it!
This is a “ready-to-invest” business package available to the best startups out there. It’s everything you ever dreamed of, the help you always wanted, and a star team by your side to help you get there.

Who can join?

Everyone with a green business and dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur can enter the competition. This green idea can be about an all-out mind shift in urban mobility, a sustainable transition in the food chain or any other way to tackle climate change.

The idea can still be on the back of a napkin. Some restrictions:
•you have not yet started a business or started it less than one year ago;
•you do not have substantial revenue;
•you have attracted less than €200,000 in total funding (this includes all funding, so research, grants, government loan, angel or VC investment, etc.)
•you have not yet sold products, solutions or prototypes on commercial terms.
Not sure if your idea is up for the challenge? Give us a call at +357-99-498756 to clarify!

Application deadlines for Cyprus and Greece: May 31
Submit your idea today and let the games begin!

***ClimateLaunchpad is a Climate-KIC programme and is proudly brought to Cyprus and Greece by Chrysalis LEAP. Help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to anyone you know that fits this profile.

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