On May 16th, 2015, the city of Bucharest (Romania) hosted the second edition of the European Projects Forum Nextwork, a 2-day meeting aiming to enhance communication in the European projects, strengthen coordination and improve collaboration among local and international partners. On that occasion, project managers and dissemination leaders from EU Member States and neighbouring countries, were invited to reflect on dissemination strategies in order to share qualitative information about European projects.
Donato Bonifazi, CEO of CVBF and member of the Steering Committee of the Nextwork Forum, participated in the meeting as speaker in the Foresight “Health & Biotechnology“. His presentation, entitled “GRiP, EnprEMA and Teddy: the European Networks for Paediatric Research”, was focused on networks and organizations of paediatric research and other international initiatives. He highlighted the increasing importance acquired by the paediatric networks in the process of developing high level paediatric research, through the example of the following three networks: GRiP (Global Research in Paediatrics), a Network of Excellence aimed at promoting the availability of drugs for paediatric use and building consensus on international standards, methodologies and tools for paediatric research; Enpr-EMA, the network established at the European Medicines Agency to coordinate the paediatric research networks, aimed at facilitating studies in order to increase availability of medicinal products authorised for use in the paediatric population; TEDDY Network, a European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research, aimed at facilitating the performance of good quality paediatric studies and research.
The activities carried out by the Gianni Benzi Pharmacological Research Foundation in the field of the internationalisation of higher education, have been presented by Mariangela Lupo (Coordinator of Training and Communication activities for FGB and CVBF) in the Foresight “Education, Research and Innovation” with a lecture entitled “Mediterranean, European policies and the new framework 2020 in the FGBs pathway for the Internationalisation of Higher Education”.
Furthermore, the following three EU-funded projects (DEEP – DEferiprone Evaluation in Paediatrics; GAPP – GAbapentin in Paediatric Pain; CloSed – Clonidine for Sedation of Paediatric Patients in Intensive Care Unit), coordinated and managed by CVBF, have been presented in the “Project- Best practice presentations” session.
The Nextwork Forum initiative was an important occasion for CVBF to showcase projects and activities carried out, to compare the experiences at European level and developing international relations with the various protagonists of the EU grant-funded projects (academic and educational Institutions, universities, companies, public authorities, associations and research centres).
For further information on all the scientific events, please download the brochure of the event.