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8 DEC I Researcher of Children, Young People and Learning - Get ready for Horizon Europe

Children, Young People and Learning -strategic profile of the University of Turku invites all researchers interested in the thematic area to a networking event. Thematics TeamUp event will highlight the opportunities offered in Horizon Europe funding, present the available networking tools as well as the support available for preparing the application. 

The event will be held on Thursday, December 8 from 10.15–12 in Arcanum, Luoma-room (1st floor).

The event will be opened by Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, the chair of the strategic profile Children, Young People and Learning. Research funding specialist Mia Lempiäinen-Avci will present the Horizon Europe funding calls, the networking tool Crowdhelix and funding for the preparatory stages of application.

Assistant Professor, Academy Research Fellow Elina Kilpi-Jakonen from the INVEST flagship will talk about experiences in applying for Horizon Europe funding. Kilpi-Jakonen is involved in the Mapping inequalities through the life course (MapIneq) research project, which recently received significant Horizon Europe funding and is coordinated by the University of Turku.

After the presentations, there is plenty of time to network and discuss over coffee.

> Please register by December 1, 2022.

Coffee and tea will be served at the event.



Thematics TeamUp is a continuous series of informal networking events for researchers and collaborators interested in the different topics. The networking events are hosted by the six thematic collaborations of the University of Turku.

Previous events:

14 Sept | The Interesting Funding Calls: Green Transition & Welfare among Children and Young People

The first event was held on Wednesday, September 14 from 14 – 16 in Arcanum, Luoma-room (1st floor).

Research funding specialist Mia Lempiäinen-Avci presented upcoming SRC and NordForsk funding calls, and Coordinator Mia Ahokas from Innovation Services talked about Business Finland funding. After the presentations the programme focused on networking and sharing ideas together. 

SRC proposes Just Green Transition as theme for strategic research in 2023

The SRC’s proposal for the 2023 theme of strategic research programmes is just green transition. The proposed cross-cutting priority is resilience. In the SRC’s theme proposal, the green transition refers to comprehensive, long-term solutions to ecological sustainability crises. The theme is premised on the societal solutions necessary to break current unsustainable trends and respond to major crises. The SRC emphasises that the transition is not only about the environment and technology, but above all about major societal and cultural changes, both locally and globally.

The proposed cross-cutting priority, resilience, refers to an ability to adapt to changes and crises affecting society in a humane and socially, economically, technologically and ecologically sustainable manner. Reinforcing the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions and society to adapt to changes, to recover from adversity and to discover new opportunities is essential in safeguarding the stability and functional capacity of society in changing circumstances.

Theme of the NordForsk upcoming call is Welfare among Children and Young People in the Post-Pandemic Nordics

A call for proposals for research projects under the upcoming programme on Welfare among Children and Young People in the Post-Pandemic Nordics is planned to open in September.

The short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are unfolding in the Nordic countries and worldwide, but the consequences in the long-term perspective are still unknown. The overall aim of the upcoming call is to support and accelerate Nordic high-level research on the effects of pandemic on the welfare of children and young people, and to support the utilisation of that research in society. The call welcomes research questions related both to education and to the social, mental, and physical health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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Children, young people and learning -strategic profile is built on strong and internationally recognised research on the education, learning and well-being of children and young people, and on preventing marginalization. The aim of the research and education is to advance and support the responsible agency of children and young people as well as their capability to build a sustainable future.