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Future of Art and Science in the World of Money (22.5.)

Future of Art and Science in the World of Money

Are you interested in art? Do you work in the field of linking creativity and advance technology? Do you consider this way of thinking desirable or not?

Art and new technologies are becoming more and more connected together.Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a special module, which focuses on future of connecting these two fields, especially from theoretic point of view.

We are going to discuss the connection between Education, Art, Science and Finances, which is nearly a condition for successful existence and future collaboration. Within the panel we would like to speak about specific Czech environment, as well as the European strategy for the future horizons (even beyond 2020) and way of thinking about this topic. We feel it very urgent and important to discuss such things and the discussion dedicated to this theme offers a great opportunity to make it happen.



Luis Miguel Girão – Representant of European Commision, Founder of Artshare and Coordinator of ICT ART CONNECT 2013 of the European Commission


Mgr. Arnošt Marks, Ph.D. – Deputy of Vice-chairman Pavel Bělobrádek and Director of Research, Development and Innovation Section. 


PhDr. Jaroslav Anděl – Artistic director of DOX Centre


Mgr. Alexandr Prokop – Moderator, Expert on connecting of art and science, Member and founder of Uskupení TESLA


The debate will take place on May 22nd from 18:00 to 20:30 in DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague.

Entrance is for free. We highly recommend a reservation at jan.gregar [at], so we could guarantee you a seat at the discussion.

EUSJA study trip do Ruska – přihlášky do 31.5.2014

This trip is organized as a part of the All Russia Science Festival programme dedicated to EU-Russia Science Year has been announced for 2014. The Festival will be in October 10-12, but the programme includes different events during the whole year, also the last week of September will be a study trip for EUSJA members to visit some research centers of Russia, to meet Russian scientists and science journalists. The trip is organized by All Russia Science Festival team, Lomonosov Moscow State University and other research centers, Russian association of Science Writers and Journalists.

The detailed programme will be sent out later. But here are the research centers we shall visit for sure. These are:

– Lomonosov Moscow State University which will celebrate its 260 anniversary in 2015 – to visit one of the most powerful supercomputer center of Europe, to learn about university space satellites including the satellite “Lomonosov” ready for launch, to lean about the new projects in nanotechnology, biomedicine and other researches in collaboration with European science centers, to see the new campus of Moscow University under construction, to find out the history of Russian universities and science and so on;

– Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna – to visit the labs which are the part of European mega science, to learn about the synthesis of new chemical elements in JINR, to see a new collider NICA under construction (so called “younger sister of LHC”);

– Institute for Space Researches of RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences) – to learn about the new studies of Mars and Moon, coming launches of space vehicles in collaboration with ESA, the history of Russian space programmes;

 Institute for Biomedical Problems of RAS – to learn about international experiments for Mars (e.g. experiment “Mars-500” – simulation of the flight to Mars), special trainings for the astronauts and so on;

– Vavilov Institute of General Genetics of RAS – we shall visit some very interesting labs and learn about the new researches of Russian geneticists (genetic identification, genographic project etc), we shall visit also Nicolai Vavilov Museum, the outstanding scientist who was imprisoned and killed as “enemy of the people” – to learn about the repressions in science.

There are some other visits to be confirmed, for example, we want to show you the Space Mission Control situated in Korolev, a city named after Sergei Korolev, the chief designer of the first space rockets. The Space Mission Control is a place to watch the launchings of space ships, to direct the flight of the International Space Station. We are planning also the bus tour through the city of Moscow, the discussion with Russian members of EUSJA and with the students studying in the new programme of science journalism in Lomonosov University.

The conditions as following: arrival at September 23, evening of 23-th – reception, the days of 24, 25, 26 and half day of 27-th – the programme of the trip. The trip will end on Saturday September 27 after the lunch. As usual with EUSJA trips, the journalists have to take care of their flights. The organizers will cover 4 night hotel accommodation, meal, transfers during the programme.

We invite up to 25 EUSJA members. The deadline for applications is May 31

. Applications must be sent via national associations to Please write in a body of a letter the list of your nominees (name, media, e-mail, for free lancer – which media works for), and attach the application forms. You may change your ranking, add or cancel the applications before the deadline, so do not wait till the last day please.


We have to organize the visa invitations what takes a long time (about a month when all the papers are collected n the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), so please ask your applicants to fill in the attached form punctually. The visa invitations will be sent via e-mail and then – via postal mail as some consulates ask the origin of the invitation. So it is very important to mention a relevant postal address.



Application form for EUSJA study trip to Russia:

September 23-27. Applications must be sent via national association to

Deadline – May 31.

1. Name and surname (according passport) –

2. Country of residence –

3. Nationality –

4. Media –

5. Address of employer –

6. Position –

7. Home postal address –

8. Telephone and fax –

9. E-mail –

10. Passport N –

11. City of Consulate (where you will apply for visa) –

12. scan of the 1-st page of passport (scan sent via e-mail) –

Please write also a full postal address (if this differs!) which our officers will use to send you

the visa invitation.

Přihlašte se na setkání s novináři: Kampus NUPHARO (do 13.5.)

Srdečně vás zveme na novinářské setkání, kde vám přestavíme novinky týkající se budování technologicko-inovačního campusu Nupharo, který je unikátním projektem v rámci centrální Evropy i z globálního pohledu. Poprvé veřejně přestavíme použití unikátních technologií campusu; speciální produkty a služby i harmonogram stavby.

Tiskové setkání se uskuteční ve středu 14.5.2014 od 10 hodin, na adrese Václavské náměstí 57, Praha 1 v prostorách Squire Sanders.

Prosíme o potvrzení účasti nejpozději do středy 13.5.

 Těšíme se na setkání.


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From consumer trends to climate change: Why SE Asia is shifting to a ‘green economy’

President Yudhoyono to deliver keynote address

at Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on May 5

29 April 2014 — The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, will join a who’s who of VIPs from across Southeast Asia and beyond at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta next week.

President Yudhoyono will deliver the keynote speech on 5 May, kicking off two days of discussions, during which more than 120 speakers and 1,700 participants will explore ways to better manage the region’s forests and landscapes in the pursuit of green growth.

Southeast Asia’s recent economic growth has come largely at the expense of natural resources. Even now, each month in Southeast Asia, an area of forest three times the size of Jakarta is stripped of its trees. But with natural capital dwindling, climate change looming and the population growing, countries are looking for alternative strategies for development.

“Green growth” breaks away from the “environment vs. economy” dilemma, by seeking development strategies that are good not only for the economy but also for the environment and society — at a time when consumers are increasingly demanding that companies and governments look at more than the financial bottom line.


  • One global NGO campaign against environmentally unsustainable practices cost a Southeast Asian corporation five multimillion-dollar contracts. 
    Banks and businesses must think differently to achieve sustainability and manage new risks. What should investors do? What are some innovative ideas for financing?
  • In 2011, Norway cut its palm oil consumption by two-thirds following a campaign linking palm oil to deforestation.
    Can Southeast Asia’s massive palm oil industry make good on recent “no-deforestation” pledges? Can governments make sure they honor these pledges?
  • In the past decade, more than 100 companies have stopped purchasing from a leading Southeast Asian paper pulp company on environmental grounds.
    How can businesses and governments support the paper pulp industry — a pillar of the regional economy — while minimizing damage to the environment?

Among the 120+ speakers at the Forests Asia Summit at Jakarta’s Shangri-La Hotel are:

  • 10 Ministers and Deputy Ministers from across Southeast Asia
  • Executives from 25+ companies, including Golden Agri-Resources, APP, Nestle, Cargill
  • Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
  • World-renowned scientists in the fields of forestry, agriculture and development
  • Leading NGOs and indigenous groups
  • Top donors, including the World Bank, ADB, Norway, USAID


Media register for free:

Press trip ITER 2014

Dear media representative,

with the ITER project making visible progress, we would like to invite you to see the construction site in Southern France with your own eyes and to get the latest information on the world’s largest international scientific collaboration first-hand. The ITER Organization offers then media representatives a two-day program that includes a commented tour of the work site, as well as in-depth information on the science, engineering and the organization of the ITER Project.


We offer ten media representatives a two-day package that includes:

  • a two-day program with an on-site tour, lectures and interviews;
  • visit of industrial company CNIM, Toulon;
  • hotel accommodation for two nights in Aix-en-Provence;
  • all meals;
  • transport from the hotel to ITER Headquarters and back (you have to organise and pay your travel back and forth to Aix-en-Provence).


Attached please find the program which provides detailed information on the status of the ITER Project, its goals, objectives and challenges. We look forward to taking our guests on an extended tour of the construction site where the foundation works for the ITER machine and its support facilities are in full swing. We also offer the chance to visit the industrial firm of CNIM in Toulon where 70 of the massive radial plates for ITER’s magnet system are currently taking shape.


Applications should be sent to the Head of ITER Communication, Michel Claessens ( All applications will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.




ITER—designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power—will be the world’s largest experimental fusion facility. Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars: when light atomic nuclei fuse together to form heavier ones, a large amount of energy is released. Fusion research is aimed at developing a safe, abundant and environmentally responsible energy source.


ITER is also a first-of-a-kind global collaboration. Europe will contribute almost half of the costs of its construction, while the other six Members to this joint international venture (China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA), will contribute equally to the rest. The ITER Project is under construction in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, in the south of France.


More information on ITER can be found at:

Michel Claessens, Ph D
Head of Communication and External Relations

Office of the Director-General
ITER Organization, Building HQ/552, ODG, Communication
Route de Vinon sur Verdon – 13115 St Paul Lez Durance – France
Phone: +33 4 42 17 66 13

Mobile: +33 6 14 16 41 75

Follow us on Twitter @M_Claessens

Monetizing Energy Storage: New Business Models & New Entrants

Ve dnech 14. a 15. května hostí Lucemburk konferenci  Energy Storage 2014.

Zde si můžete stáhnout program konference.

Svou účast potvrdili zástupci následujících organizací: ABB, Acciona, Alliander, Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Calbatt Srl, Clean Horizon, DNV GL, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, EDF Energy, ELIA System Operator SA, EnBW, ENEL, Evonik Industries AG, Philippe & Partners, NEST AS, RWE AG, SINTEF Energy Research

Den před konferencí, 13. května, se uskuteční exkurze na přečerpávací elektrárnu Vianden.

Registrace na konferenci probíhá na tomto odkazu.


Do kina na disertaci!

Převzato od kolegů z Ábíčka:

Nezvyklou formou byla publikována doktorská disertace Michala V Šimůnka z Kabinetu dějin vědy Ústavu pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR. Jeho práci si totiž vybral jako podklad pro nový film Eugéniové režisér Pavel Štingl, který ho premiérově uvedl letos na jaře v rámci festivalu Jeden svět. Odborným poradcem pro film byl Marco Stella, kurátor Hrdličkova muzea na Přírodovědecké fakultě UK. V hodnocení ASEP či RIV se sice tento počin mladých badatelů neodrazí, ale zato působivou formou seznámí tisíce diváků s tím, jaká zvěrstva v minulosti napáchala myšlenka elitářského šlechtitelství aplikovaného na člověka a rasové teorie.(

NOMINUJTE REPORTÉRA – Cena v oblasti informování o rakovině (do 30.4.2014)


The European School of Oncology (ESO) is seeking nominations for its annual Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism. The Award is presented each year to a consumer journalist (staff or freelance) reporting for print, online, and broadcast media who has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing public understanding about cancer.

2014 Best Cancer Reporter Award winner will receive a prize of €5,000. The runner up will receive €2,500. Special Merit Awards will also be given to journalists who the jury believe have excelled in different areas of cancer journalism. In addition, articles from the award-winning journalists will be published in ESO’s Cancer World magazine (

Do you think that you should be rewarded for your critical and accurate reporting on cancer?

If so, submit a nomination form to ESO by April 30, 2014. 

 For full details and a nomination form visit
or contact Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22+39 02 85 46 45 22

Grant na ESOF pro studenty žurnalistiky

Travel grant for science journalism students

EuroScience Open Forum 2014 invites10 science journalism students from around the world to apply for travel grants.

It is expected that 250 media representatives will be at the ESOF2014 science forum in Copenhagen from 21-26 June 2014. You should be one of them!

The successful grantees will get free private acoomodation in Copenhagen during ESOF2014 trough our ‚Human Hotel‘ programme, and up to €750 to help cover the costs of accommodation for the remaining nights and travels to and from Copenhagen.

V případě zájmu kontaktujte Marinu –