The kick off meeting of the FunFiCO RISE project took place on December 20th at Aveiro University. This is a Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange partnership between Aveiro University (coordinator), Sheffield University (UK), UFPa (Brazil), UNAM (Mexico) and Valencia University (Spain).
A team from Aveiro University including Tatiana Costa (Aveiro Research Support Office) and Carlos Herdeiro (FunFiCO RISE project coordinator) was present in the RISE coordinator's day at the head of REA (Research Executive Agency) in Brussels, in 18-19 January 2018 to discussion the execution and best practices of RISE projects. The meeting included a brainstorming session with the RISE coordinators of the Math/Physics panel and the REA staff, including the FunFiCO Project Officer Amanda Jane Ozin-Hofsaess and the Head of Unit Fredrik Olsson Hector.
The FunFiCO coordinator Carlos Herdeiro was an invited speaker in the Infoday on the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Actions, that took place at the University of Porto, Portugal, talking about his role as coordinator of IRSES and RISE actions.
Carlos Herdeiro and Eugen Radu from Aveiro, Gonzalo Olmo from Valencia, Nuno Santos from Lisbon and Visakan Balakumar from Sheffield visited Belém, Brazil as members of the FunFiCO Marie Curie RISE project. Their visit coincided with the V Amazonian Symposium on Physics, where they presented their work.