Call for participation by FRIENZ
The FRIENZ project (Facilitating Research and Innovation cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) project is co-funded by the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. FRIENZ has recently released a call for representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors to participate in a study tour to New Zealand for approximately 5 days beginning 1 December 2014.
Resilient Cities is a priority for collaboration under the EU-NZ Science and Technology Cooperation Roadmap 2014-2016. The overall interdisciplinary theme of this study tour is urban regeneration – retrofit and rebuild of neighbourhoods and cities to increase social, cultural and economic wellbeing, liveability, resilience and sustainability. This may include such research aspects as mobility, cities as a complex system, open and green space, infrastructure, smart cities, or climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Colloboration, perpetuation and extension
The task of the European delegation will be to promote opportunities for collaboration in research and innovation with New Zealand; strengthen existing relationships; and stimulate new collaboration with New Zealand research organisations and innovation partners. Representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors can apply for travel and accommodation support up to the value of € 4200 to participate in this FRIENZ study group tour. Further details, including the application form, can be found on the FRIENZ website.
The deadline for application is Sunday 31 August (New Zealand time).