[The Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub|Acad_Main/About_us/Knowledge_Hubs_and_Offices] and [The European Research Council|https://erc.europa.eu] in cooperation with [The Regional Representation of the European Commission in Wrocław|http://ec.europa.eu/polska/wroclaw/o_nas/index_pl.htm], would like to invite you to ''__ERC Day in Wrocław__''.
!The meeting will be held on __Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. in Dom Europy [{GoogleMap location='Widok 10, Wroclaw, Polska' zoom='15'}]\\__
__Why are research grants of the European Research Council (ERC) so important? And why do we obtain them so rarely? 

How to efficiently apply for them?__
The ERC grants belong to the most prestigious grants. They are intended for research which deepens the knowledge about the world and its aim is to support innovative research projects which will lead to disruptive  discoveries and conclusions. Three Poles managed to obtain them this year. 

Why is it so difficult to obtain a grant and how to improve the effectiveness of application for grants? Among the participants of discussion about these issues there will be: __Prof. Jerzy Duszyński__ (President of the Polish Academy of Sciences), __Prof. Eva Kondorosi__ (European Research Council), __Prof. Michał Karoński__ (Chair of the Council of the National Science Centre), __Prof. Jerzy Langer__ (Polish Academy of Sciences) and __Prof. Karol Życzkowski__ (Jagiellonian University).

Moreover, ERC Day will be an occasion to become acquainted with current and planned competitions within ERC programmes, and with regulations and procedures of assessment of applications. For this purpose, __Dr Agnes Kulcsar__, Call Coordinator ERC, will come to Wrocław.

The meeting’s additional value will be the presence of __Dr Alban Kellerbauer__ from the Heidelberg University, who obtained the ERC grant. He will discuss his experiences and development of his scientific career due to the ERC grant.

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__Programme (as for November 10, 2016)__

*09:00-09:15 Welcome by Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub, __Prof. Tadeusz Luty__
*09:15-10:45 ''The EU13 countries and their chances in the ERC grants and budget'' 

**__[Prof. Jerzy Duszyński|User/Duszynski_Jerzy]__, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
**__[Prof. Michał Karoński|http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~karonski]__, Chairman of the Council of the National Science Centre
**__[Prof. Eva Kondorosi|User/Kondorosi_Éva]__, Chair of the ERC Scientific Council working group on Widening European participation  
**__[Prof. Jerzy Langer|User/Langer_Jerzy]__, Polish Academy of Sciences
**__[Prof. Karol Życzkowski|User/Życzkowski_Karol]__, Jagiellonian University 
*10:45-11:00 Coffee break/brunch
*11:00-12:30 ''Young scientists` testimonies and perpectives on ERC grants'' 
**__[Dr. hab., eng. Artur Bednarkiewicz|http://ses.int.pan.wroc.pl/index.php/staff/5-dr-eng-artur-bednarkiewicz]__, Young Academy of Europe, WRC EIT+ 
**__[Dr. Bartłomiej Skowron|http://www.math.uni.wroc.pl/~s160571/nowa.html]__, Academy of Young Scholars and Artists
**__[Priv.-Doz. Dr Alban Kellerbauer|https://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/kellerbauer/en]__, Young Academy of Europe, ERC Grantee 
***''ERC grant experience of a Western European perspective''
**__[Prof. Arkadiusz Wójs|http://www.if.pwr.edu.pl/~awojs/index_en.html]__, Wrocław University of Techonology
***''Importance of big challenges in a scientific career ''
*12:30-13:30 Lunch
*13:30-15:00 ''ERC: current and upcoming calls, how the evaluation takes place and important messages, advices and tables & Institutional help ''
**__Dr. Agnes Kulcsar__, Call Coordinator, ERC
***''Getting ready for the submission of an ERC proposal''
**__Magdalena Chomicka/Katarzyna Banyś__, National/Regional Contact Point  (TBC)
**__Ewa Kuśmierczyk__, Director of the Excellence in Science Department of Polish Academy of Sciences 
*15:00-16:30 __Dr. Laura Bandura-Morgan__, National Science Centre
***''Research Integrity – Is this really the new kid on the block?''
![Agenda|ERC Day_agenda.doc]
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