01.04.2015 [News]

Researchers from the Eastern Partnership region present Health and Climate Change issues at ASEAN-EU STI Days 2015

The IncoNet EaP project, which supports the advancement of the policy dialogue between the EU and the countries in the Eastern Partnership region, used this opportunity  to inform EU researchers about the research landscapes in Eastern artnershipcountries. One of the project's activities is to enable Eastern Partnership stakeholders to take part in selected major brokerage events in Europe focuding on the 3 societal challenges Health, Climate Change and Energy, which were identified to be of paramount interest for both regions. 

5 EaPstakeholders were supported to participate in the workshop 'Health Research from an International Perspective: Scientific Landscapes of Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asian (CA) Countries' and 7 Eastern Partnership stakeholders took part in 'Climate Change and Water Management from an International Perspective: Scientific Landscape of Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asian (CA) Countries' with the help of IncoNet CA. The ASEAN-EU STI Days were selected as they were expected to attract a large number of European stakeholders looking for international cooperation in Horizon 2020. Feedback from the participants on the matchmaking quality of the event was highly appreciative.

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Health Research

The side-event was focusing on non-infectious lung diseases and infectious diseases in the Eastern Partnership countries. Smoking and related lung infections seem to be one of the main causes of death with some of the worst statistics worldwide. It was highlighted by several speakers that this hot-topic might be handled  more successfully via regional cooperation.

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The Eastern Partnership region was represented by five excellent researchers: Lyudmila Niazyan from the Institute of Epidemiology, Virology and medical Parasotology in Armenia, Arif A. Mekhtiev from A.I.Karaev Institute of Physiology in Azerbaijan, Volha Kardash from Republican unitary enterprise 'Scientific practical centre of hygiene' in Belarus, Tamaz Maglaklelidze from the The Black Sea Health Alliance in Georgia, as well as Doina Rusu from the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Moldova.

All presentations will be uploaded to the related STI Days website, where you will find more photos and details about the speakers.

Climate Change and Water Management

The side-event was focusing on potential impacts of climate change on water management,  and the sustainable use of water resources in the Eastern partnership countries. Drought, floods, and the melting of glaciers seem to be some of the major results of climate change. The transport of oil and gas in the Caspian causes significant environmental problems. It was highlighted by several speakers that these issues might be tackled more successfully via a joint international approach.

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The high-level speakers from the Eastern Partnership countries were: Gabrielyan Bardukh from the Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Armenia; Islam Mustafayev from the Institution of Radiation Problems of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; Aliaksandr Pakhomau from the Central Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources, Belarus; Vladimir Elisashvilif from the Central Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources, Georgia; Igor Serotila from Academy of Sciences of Moldova; Sergiy Snizhko from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine; and Valentina Yanko from the Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University, Ukraine.

All presentations will be uploaded to the related STI Days website, where you will find more photos and details about the speakers.

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Please visit the website of IncoNet CA to learn more about the participants from Central Asia.

Source and further information: RCISD

 
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