Brussels seminar 12th-14th June 2023

For this seminar the OsloMet Research Talent Development program had the pleasure of teaming up with the DIGIT research school for a joint Brussel seminar. We are very grateful for the warm welcome we received at Oslo Region European Office, who gladly accommodated our seminar. And we also got the pleasure of taking a visit to the European Parliament and the European Commissions visitor Centre.

For a full overview of the program please continue to read on below.

Program Brussels seminar

Welcome to the 2023 Brussels seminar! We will be a group of 26 academics from the DIGIT research school, the OsloMet Research Talent Development program and two visiting researchers.


16:25  SK4745 Flight remember passport!

Check in at hotel NH Brussels EU Berlaymont


11:30                        Talents have session on ERC at ORE; pitch your ideas

From 13:30             Lunch at the Oslo Region European Office (ORE)

Address: The Oslo Region European Office, Nordic House, Rue du Luxembourg 3 / 5. Bring your luggage with you, there will be a storage room available. Please bring your passport.

14:00 -14:15       Introduction to the Brussels seminar

Rune Halvorsen, Co-director DIGIT research school, professor at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University & Vera Østensen, R&D division, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

14:15 – 14:30          Welcome to the Oslo Region European Office

Gunnar Selvik, director Oslo Region European Office

14:30 – 16:00            About Norcore and the Horizon Europe and the Erasmus+


Karin Totland, Head of Brussels Office of the Research Council of Norway and Ragnhild Solvi Berg, Head of Brussels office at Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education

16:00-16:30            Q&A

20:00 Dinner at Brasserie Meeus

Rue du Luxembourg 19, 1000 Brussels

Tuesday June 13

9: 30                               Meet outside the European Parliament

The European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047. Entrance ZWEIG – see map at the end of this document. Please bring your passport. You will be asked to show this when entering the parliament building.

10:00-11:30            Guided tour in the European Parliament: The structure of the European institutions and how they work

Room: PHS 4B49

12:15                         Lunch at Ginette Bar

                                   5 Place du Luxembourg, B-1050 Brussels

13:30                         Meet outside the European Commission

European Commission, The Visitors’ Centre, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170. Room: CHAR AMDL. Please bring your passport. You will be asked to show this when entering the parliament building.

14:00                         Security checks

14:15 – 15:15         The impact of digitalisation on the future of work and labour markets Mr Andrea GLORIOSO, Policy officer – Future of Work, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Room: CHAR AMDL

15:15 -15:30           Break

15:30 -16:15           EU disability policy

Ms Hana VELECKA Policy officer – Disability and Inclusion Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Room: CHAR AMDL.

16:15  – 17:15         EU cybersecurity policy

Mr. James GALAND-JONES, Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Room: CHAR AMDL.

19:30                        Dinner at Aux Armes De Bruxelles

                                   Rue des Bouchers 13, 1000 Brussels

Wednesday June 14

Check out from the hotel

10:00 – 11:00          Introduction to ERC starting grant

Dr Jhansi Kota, ERC Starting Grant Call Coordinator

European Research Council Executive Agency

Address: The Oslo Region European Office, Nordic House, Rue du Luxembourg 3 / 5

11.00-11:15            Coffee

11:15 – 12:30          Introduction to Marie S Curie (post doc opportunity)

Ms Anouk Lafortune

European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

12:30-13:00            Lunch

13:00 – 14:00          Planning for impact in Horizon Europe

Mr Francisco De la Torre Francia (TBC)

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

14:00 – 15:00        Doing collaborative research between social NGOs and universities: planning for impact

Ms Holly Shorey, COFACE Families Europe

15:00 – 15:30          Evaluation of the seminar

19:00 SK4746            return flight