Newsletter August 2017

 The Europe Office Newsletter – August 2017


BREXIT & Events

 University to host series of events in relation to the EU and Brexit

The first of these events will take place on Wednesday 23rd August and will be a panel discussion, allowing all members of staff to share their thoughts and ask any questions about the impact of Brexit on the university and it’s wider implications on the higher education sector.  The event will be opened by our very own Mark Anderson, Director of the Europe Office, and a subsequent Q&A session will be chaired by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE.   This event will take place from 1pm to 2pm in the Deeprose Lecture Theatre, Govan Mbeki building.

We will be hosting a funding workshop on the morning of Tuesday 29th August in H112 (9am) to promote opportunities for funding through the Erasmus+ programme.  This is a great opportunity for those of you who may be interested in gaining an insight into how these projects work and the processes involved, as we will have academics in attendance that are currently involved in projects sharing their own experiences.  There will be a light lunch at 12:30pm where will be serving Ibérico ham thanks to Pablo Lopez Alonso! Following lunch, there will be an opportunity to have a one-to-one session with Mark Anderson and Pablo Lopez Alonso on a specific programme or about a potential project idea that you may have.  Please contact to book a place.

People Services will also host an informal drop-in session from 3.30pm on Monday, 4th September in the Staff Social Space.  This is aimed at those of you who are EU nationals who may wish to discuss the implications of Brexit. The session will last around 90 minutes and the University’s lawyers Anderson Strathern will provide an overview of the implications of the UK government’s proposed policy ‘Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and EU nationals Living in the EU’. There will also be a general discussion to identify what support and advice you would like from the University in the future.


Horizon 2020


The submission session is now available for 7 health related project proposals. These include:

  • Development and validation of technology enabled, quantitative and sensitive measures of functional decline in people with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease
  • FAIRification of IMI and EFPIA data
  • Development of sensitive and validated clinical endpoints in primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (pSS)
  • European Health Data Network (EHDN)
  • Analysing the infectious disease burden and the use of vaccines to improve healthy years in aging populations
  • Discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative & metabolic diseases
  • European Screening Centre: unique library for attractive biology (ESCulab)

More details of these calls and their deadlines can be found at here.


MSCA (Marie Skldowska Curie Actions) Deadlines for 2016/17

·         MSCA IF (Individual Fellowships) 2016: Call Open 11/4/17; Deadline: 14/9/2017

·         MSCA COFUND-2016: Call Open 5/4/17; Deadline: 28/9/2017



Erasmus + 2017 Key Action 2 Deadlines for 2016/17

·         Strategic partnerships in the field of youth; Deadline: 4/10/2017

All the deadlines and information on the types of activities you can apply for are contained in the 2017 Call for Proposals document and the 2017 Programme Guide both of which you can download from the Eramus+ Key Resources page. The Call for Proposals is an overview document containing all the deadlines for 2017, while the Programme Guide contains all the detailed information on how to apply for Erasmus+ funding. You will need to read both documents when planning an application.



The first lists of projects across the UK funded under the Erasmus+ programme in 2017 have now been published.

The lists provide an overview of projects funded under the 2017 Call, and you can see the types of organisations who have been successful in securing decentralised Erasmus+ funding.

The information available includes the organisation name, address and country, the type of project that is being supported, the amount of funding in euros, and the project name.  Follow this link to view the list.



Mark Anderson, or x8842

Pablo Lopez Alonso,  or x8337

Rhona Blincow, or x3928

Rose Cawood, or x3749

Siobhan Doyle, or x8274

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