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Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

On Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2013 Mathy Vanbuel participated in the Forward Look Final Conference “Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies” organised by the European Science Foundation that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Forward Look on Media Studies – New Media and New Literacies was designed to address some of the societal challenges posed by the profound changes in media and communication technologies and cultures over the past two decades, namely by defining a common European research agenda for media studies and specifying the institutional frameworks that would promote the organisational cohesion of media research in Europe.

The Final Conference followed closely on the four thematic workshops in 2012 which were devoted to defining challenges in key areas of research in media studies (see www.esf.org/mediastudies). The Final Report of the activity that includes research and policy recommendations, was discussed during the conference which brought together a broad audience of key stakeholders: researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and others. The conclusions of the conference will feed into the final report that is expected to be widely disseminated among academic and policy audiences in April 2013.

Training Workshop for Researchers in Jordan

Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT led two capacity development workshops in Jordan on 18-19 May for the Jordanian Higher Council for Science and Technology. The workshops were on Guidelines on Proposal Evaluation, Selection Procedures of FP7 projects and Individual Evaluation of FP7 proposals.

These workshops were organised in the context of the Program for Capacity Development for the Jordan Research Community funded by SRSF, the Scientific Research Support Fund at the Ministry of Higher Education.

Workshops on FP7 Proposal Evaluation and Selection

Mathy Vanbuel from ATiT led two capacity development workshops in Jordan on 10-11 February for the Jordanian Higher Council for Science and Technology. The workshops were on Guidelines on Proposal Evaluation and Selection Procedures of FP7 projects and Individual Evaluation of real FP7 proposals.

These workshops were organised in the context of the Program for Capacity Development for the Jordan Research Community funded by SRSF, the Scientific Research Support Fund at the Ministry of Higher Education.

Training sessions for research project evaluation in Amman, Jordan

ATiT is providing training sessions for SRTD, the Support to Research and Technological Development and Innovation Initiatives and Strategies in Jordan. SRTD is a programme of the European Union to enhance the capacity in research, together with the Jordan Higher Council for Science and Technology. The programme consists of Part 1: An Introduction to Proposal Evaluation, and Part 2: An Overview of Evaluator Capacities and Skills, with a special focus on the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. More than 40 researchers from industry, academia as well as from support organisations attended the 4 days of workshops and instruction at the Amman International Hotel in Amman, Jordan, from 13 till 16 December 2009.

Major Survey into GDLN Services Worldwide

ATiT are currently supporting the GDLN Secretariat at the World Bank Institute in Washington to determine the services offered by GDLN Affiliates all over the world. This research will contribute to the new web site being launched shortly for GDLN.  The website will feature GDLN impact stories and will help potential and current clients locate all GDLN Affiliates around the world and will display, for the first time in GDLN history, the different services offered by each and every affiliate.

BEANISH Workshop in Botswana Reviews Progress

The final workshop for the Health Informatics Project BEANISH took place in Gabarone on 13-14 March and brought together representatives from health authorities, ministries and universities in Ethiopia, Malawi, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Norway to review the progress of this EU supported project and to discuss plans for the future. The purpose of BEANISH is to strengthen and extend an existing Europe-Africa collaborative network to support the application and sharing of IST application development so as to support cooperation, learning and innovation in mutually beneficial ways. In its 3 year lifetime, the project has taken significant strides in the right direction and large scale take-up of the applications developed by the network are now taking place in several countries. For more information, visit the BEANISH web site.