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PRESS RELEASE - 11th Czech Days for European Research

The conference, entitled 11th Czech Days for European Research was traditionally organized by the Technology Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on November 4th at the hotel Diplomat with the participation of prominent speakers and guests from academia, government and abroad. The theme of this year's conference was CZEDER11 "Synergy selected instruments of Horizon 2020, the operational programs that came to listen to 100 participants. At the opening of the conference was awarded prize Francis Behounek, which is awarded for spreading the good name of the Czech Republic in European research and development. The prize was awarded in 2014 to Professor Jiri Friml, which is mainly engaged in cell and developmental biology of plants. Award presented by Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Research Jaromír Veber.
At the award ceremony followed a foreword by Ivan Wilhelm, Government Commissioner for European research, which focused on the critical lack of participation of the Czech Republic in the 7th Framework Programme.
Basic principles and concept exploit synergies tools for Horizon 2020 and the operational programs was the name of the presentation Inky VAVERKOVÁ (MoE) in the subsequent lecture. Another speaker Mathieu Doussineau from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) presented the conclusions and recommendations of the conference Cohesion Policy and the Synergies with the Research and Innovation Funds: The Stairway to Excellence.
Block of synergies in practice started Dettenhofer Markus, director of the Center CEITEC. Presented the work of the Brno research infrastructure and emphasized the importance of mobility, sharing of experiences and the need to find funding from multiple sources for sustainability research infrastructures. Own experiences and examples of synergies presented WA Oleszek from the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Production (Poland) and Francis Simančík from the Institute of Materials and Mechanics of machines SAV (Slovakia).
In the afternoon the conference room for a panel discussion on "Opportunities synergistic use of funding for programs to improve the efficiency of research and achieve better results." The panel was moderated by Vlastimil Ruzicka (TC AV ČR), panel members were Karel Aim of the ASCR, then Milan Petrák, VU Inorganic Chemistry Usti n. Labem and Deputy Chairman, research organizations, and Pavel Nemecek, Vice Rector of the Technical University in Liberec.
Conclusion conference belonged summary and recommendations of representatives of the FP7 project MIRRIS (Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation Systems), which presented Mrs. Anita Tregner Mlinaric and Mr. Luigi Amati (META Group).

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under agreement n°320209