LEE (formerly LESC) Strategic Workshops

Strategic Workshop on "Water & Trade"

The outcomes of this Strategic WorkshopAccounting for water scarcity and pollution in the rules of international trade' have now been published as special issue #54 in the UNESCO-IHE 'Value of Water Research Report Series', available online at: www.waterfootprint.org/Reports/Report54-Proceedings-ESF-Workshop-Water-Trade.pdf.

The ESF Standing Committees for Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEE (formerly LESC)) and for Social Sciences (SOC (formerly SCSS)) have co-sponsored with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) a Strategic Workshop on "Water & Trade", held in the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 25-26 November 2010.



ESF and FENS European workshop on European-US collaborative research

Satellite/Ancillary Events (SAT63)

Monday, 15 November 2010, 18:45-20:30

San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina: Warner Center

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Federation of European Neurosciences Societies (FENS) welcome all participants in the SfN meeting to a workshop on European-US collaborative research programmes. An invited panel of programme officers from the National Science Foundation's International Office, scientists with previous experience in European-US transatlantic collaboration, as well as representatives from ESF and FENS will discuss the structure, funding opportunities, and potential for future development of European-US large scale research collaborations, including the European-based research funding and networking programme EUROCORES. It is the aim of the workshop to inform about ESF and FENS activities including the large-scale trans-Atlantic collaborations within the EUROCORES programme. The workshop programme will be kept short in order to allow time for informal discussions during the subsequent reception hosted by ESF and FENS. As a pan-European non-profit organisation, ESF represents 79 national member organisations consisting of research councils, learned academic societies and research performing organisations from 30 different European countries. ESF provides funding for bottom-up, scientist-led research programmes and networking. FENS, which is the official European SfN partner, represents 30 national neuroscience societies and 8 monodisciplinary societies in Europe. FENS publishes EJN, the European Journal of Neuroscience, and organises workshops and schools in neuroscience. FENS also organises the biennial FENS Forum, an international neuroscience meeting with more than 6000 participants.

A tentative programme will soon be made available.

Confirmed participants:


  • Professor J.B. Owens, Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA
    Coordinator of the EUROCORES TECT programme, ESF/NSF
  • Professor Bea van den Bergh, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Tilburg, Netherlands
    CRP Project Leader within the EUROSTRESS EUROCORES Programme
  • Professor Katri Räikkönen, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    CRP Project Leader within the EUROSTRESS EUROCORES Programme


  • Professor Sten Grillner, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Instituttet, Sweden
    President of FENS
  • Professor Helmut Kettenmann, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin & Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Former President of FENS, FFRM Committee member
  • Dr. Lars V. Kristiansen, Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Unit, ESF, France
    Science Officer
  • Dr. Paul Egerton, Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Unit, ESF, France
    Head of Unit

Impacts of Ocean Acidification

The Standing Committee for Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEE (formerly LESC)) has co-sponsored with the EuroCLIMATE Programme a Strategic Workshop on the "Impact of Ocean Acidification".