EPOS @ ERIC-FORUM Kick-Off Meeting in Amsterdam, 31 January – 1 February 2019

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:30

The ERIC-FORUM Kick-Off Meeting will be organised in Amsterdam by the BBMRI ERIC from the 31th of January until the 1st of February 2019 at the Room Mate Aitana Hotel, at walking distance from the Amsterdam Central station.

An EPOS ERIC delegation will attend the ERIC-FORUM Kick-Off Meeting.

The ERIC-FORUM project is set up by all existing ERICs and those consortia, which have at least submitted their Stage-1 application to implement the objectives of the call:
• aim at strengthening coordination and networking reinforcing the informal ERIC network or its successor framework;
• support the organisation of specific meetings, targeted thematic workshops focussing on shared challenges such
as the development of internal procurement rules, harmonised reporting, VAT exemption practices, insurances and pensions policies and training of governance bodies representatives;
• support ERICs in preparation, based on best practices;
• support common communication and outreach activities and strengthening external representation of ERICs' as a stakeholder in consultations and other policy actions that could affect them.

The project coordinator is the BBMRI-ERIC ((Biobanks and BioMolecular Resourcesresearch Infrastructure Consortium); it will run from the 1st of January 2019 until the 31st of December 2022.

Some information about the event will be found in the draft agenda of the event.