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EU Funding: Inauguration of Euro-Mediterranean University with seat in Slovenia

Mercredi 4 juin 2008

After almost two years of efforts and activities on the part of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to establish a Euro-Mediterranean University based in Slovenia, the formal inauguration of the Euro-Mediterranean University with a seat in Slovenia will be held at Portoroz on 9 June

The following have confirmed that they will participate in the event: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, Hans-Gert Pottering, President of the European Parliament, Janez Potocnik, Benita Ferrero Waldner, Joe Borg and Jan Figel, members of the European Commission, and representatives of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

A press conference will be held at 09.30 on Monday 9 June 2008 in the Bernardin Congress Centre (Daphnia Hall), Portoroz, at which Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, and Nada Trunk Sirca, Director of the University Centre for Euro-Mediterranean Studies (EMUNI Center), will outline the importance and content of the event and discuss further steps towards establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University.

The International Academic Council (IAC) will convene at 10.30. At 13.30, there will be an international conference of university rectors on intercultural dialogue in higher education. The opening address will be delivered by Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

At 16.30, the ceremony establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University Foundation will be held in the Nautilus Hall of the Bernardin Congress Centre. The speakers at the ceremony will be: Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, Rodi Kratsa Tsagaropoulou, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. As part of the event, the Letter of Intent on establishing the Foundation will be formally signed by the representatives of the enterprises that have expressed a willingness to cooperate in developing the university foundation.

Similarly, Letters of Intent on providing the new university with premises will be signed by the Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Mojca Kucler Dolinar, the Minister for Public Administration, Gregor Virant, the Minister of Education and Sport, Milan Zver, and the Mayor of the Municipality of Piran, Tomaž Gantar.

The main event will be the formal inauguration of the Euro-Mediterranean University at 18.00 on 9 June 2008 in the Europa Hall in the Bernardin Congress Centre. The speakers will include: Janez Janša, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, and Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament.

At 17.50 (the Europa Hall), the four statesmen will, in presence of all the signatories of the Charter and other eminent guests, sign the founding document establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University. This will also be a photo opportunity.

Slovenian Presidency of the EU

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EU Funding: EU contributes EUR 40 million to fight against infectious diseases

Mercredi 4 juin 2008

 European funds

Related EU Grant Loans Programme(s):
 Grants for research projects concerning the treatment of major diseases and the delivery of health care

The European Commission has promised EUR 40 million in funding to the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

The amount signifies half of the EUR 80 million that the EDCTP has approved for research into the prevention of poverty-related diseases in Africa.

This latest funding announcement from the EDCTP represents the highest amount of funding approved to date by the body. The EU’s contribution will be matched by the EU Member States and third parties involved in the initiative. The money will go towards research into tuberculosis vaccines, malaria treatments, malaria vaccines and studies on malaria in pregnancy. Further funding for HIV vaccines, treatments and microbicides and TB treatment is expected to be made available later this year.

The trials initiated by the EDCTP involving TB and malaria will also be combined with capacity building and networking activities. These will ensure the long term sustainability of clinical trials in the region. A number of projects will focus on creating and developing capacity for ethics reviews of clinical trials and on enhancing the regulatory framework needed for approval of medicines in Africa. This enables African countries to conduct high-quality and ethically sound clinical trials, and to assess the safety and efficacy of all medicines that enter the African market.

The EDCTP is a partnership of 14 European Member States plus Norway, Switzerland and sub-Saharan countries. Its aim is to reduce the global burden of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria by pooling resources for conducting clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. This will be achieved through combining research to speed up the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and microbicides against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, through trials in sub-Saharan Africa.

Diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS are major threats to developing countries, and especially to the countries of Africa. 2002 figures show that seven out of ten children diagnosed as living with HIV and AIDS were living in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 1999 an estimated 860,000 African children lost their teachers to AIDS.

While malaria and tuberculosis have been eradicated to a large degree in Europe, they still cause strife in Africa. Malaria is responsible for up to a quarter of child deaths in the developing world, while tuberculosis kills about two million people a year.

  More information:
ECDTP website

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Discover Welcomeurope ’s database to find EU partners

Vendredi 28 mars 2008

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