Författararkiv: Kaianders Sempler

Studieresa med Eusja till Falling Walls Conference i Berlin 6-10 november 2018

Berlin Science Week, Falling Walls Conference

November 6-10, 2018

EUSJA has confirmed for its members a study trip to Berlin Science Week with the participation of the Falling Walls Conference. We are offering a fellowship for 10 journalists to visit Berlin from 6 to 10 November 2018. Science journalists are invited to attend events of the third Berlin Science Week and the programme of the Falling Walls Conference (Falling Walls Lab, Venture, Welcome Reception on 8 November and Conference on 9 November), to connect with Berlin based and international scientific institutions and to meet with colleagues from all over the world. The programme also includes a guided tour to selected scientific institutions in Berlin and participation in the Berlin Science Award ceremony on 7 November, hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin. More detailed programme will follow.

The fellowship consists of four nights in a hotel which is already reserved (breakfast included), free participation to FWC, free meals during the Falling Walls programme will be provided as well. Journalists have to take care of their travel expenses.

The applications should be sent to violae@mail.ru (name, association, media affiliation, e-mail, mobile, short CV). Motivation letter is appreciated. The deadline for applications is 25 August. The acceptance letters will be sent out after the deadline.

Eusja inbjuder till studieresa till Gastein Health Forum, Österrike, 3-5 oktober 2018

European Health Gastein Forum 3-5 October

EUSJA has confirmed 8 slots for its members to attend European Health Gastein Forum (3-5 October). Science journalists attended that Forum not once having wonderful opportunities to meet outstanding scientists, young researchers, policy makers. This year’s motto of the programme: bold political choices for health. Programme sessions covers four tracks: Innovation for All, Sustainable Systems, Evidence for Action and No-one left behind. See more in a programme announcement online:


Science journalists will be offered free accomodation up to 4 nights, meal and free transfers from and to Salzburg airport. The applications (name, association, media affiliation, e-mail, mobile, short CV) should be sent to violae@mail.ru . The deadline is 1 September.

Studieresa med Eusja till Hamburg 19-21 juni 2018

We have 15 slots to visit two very interesting facilities in Hamburg – European XFEL and DEZY from 19 to 21 June. The organizers will cover 2 night accommodation, meal and local transportation. Journalists have to take care of their traveling to and from Hamburg.

19 June is arrival day with welcome meeting in the evening.

At 20 June there will be a full day program dedicated to European XFEL with a series of short talks from the scientists introducing their instruments and research. In the afternoon a tour of the facility and tunnels will be organised.

At 21 June journalists will take a look at the facilities of DEZY. The trip will end late afternoon of 21-th after lunch. The detailed program will be sent out shortly.

Send your applications to violae@mail.ru by June 1: name, association, media, e-mail, mobile.

About European XFEL

The European XFEL in the Hamburg area is a new international research facility of superlatives: 27,000 X-ray flashes per second and a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray sources open up completely new opportunities for science. Research groups from around the world are be able to map the atomic details of viruses, decipher the molecular composition of cells, take three-dimensional “photos” of the nanoworld, “film” chemical reactions, and study processes such as those occurring deep inside planets. The operation of the facility is entrusted to European XFEL, a non-profit company that cooperates closely with its main shareholder, the research centre DESY, and other organisations worldwide. European XFEL has a workforce of more than 300 employees and started user operation September 2017. With construction and commissioning costs of 1.22 billion euro (at 2005 price levels) and a total length of 3.4 kilometres, the European XFEL is one of the largest and most ambitious European new research facilities to date. At present, 12 countries have signed the European XFEL convention: Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For more information on European XFEL go towww.xfel.eu.

About DEZY

The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (English German Electron Synchrotron) commonly referred to by the abbreviation DESY, is a national research center in Germany that operates particle accelerators used to investigate the structure of matter. It conducts a broad spectrum of inter-disciplinary scientific research in three main areas: particle and high energy physics; photon science; and the development, construction and operation of particle accelerators. Its name refers to its first project, an electron synchrotron. DESY is publicly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany, the States of Germany, and the German Research Foundation (DFG). DESY is a member of the Helmholtz Association and operates at sites in Hamburg and Zeuthen.

Studiebesök på ESS i Lund med Eusja 3-5 april 2018

Den som missade SMVJs studiebesök på ESS i Lund i våras får här en ny chans.

EUSJA study trip to the European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund, April 3-5, 2018

EUSJA has confirmed for its members the study trip to the European Spallation Source (ESS) from April 3 to 5. ESS is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source, now under construction in Lund, Sweden. ESS will enable unprecedented world leading research using neutrons, providing new scientific opportunities in a wide range of research fields, including life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics. EUSJA members will now get the possibility to visit ESS and the construction site. There will be guided tour of the site and labs. Journalists will meet Director General of ESS and a number of high-level representatives from the organisation who will present their respective fields (science, accelerator + target station etc) and reply the questions.

We have 20 slots that are covering free accommodation for 2 nights in a hotel in Lund, meals and transfers to the venue and back to the hotel. According our rules the participants have to take care of their travel charges.

Send your application (name, association, media and a short description of it, e-mail, mobile) to violae@mail.ru by February 28. If you are a freelancer please show at least one or two media that you are working for.

Below you will find a short information of the ESS. The detailed programme of the study trip will be sent out later.

With kind regards

Viola Egikova.

ESS is a European collaboration project, withcurrently 15 member- and observer countries in the European Spallation Source ERIC.ESS has 427 employees, representing 50 nationalities.

ESS will open for researchers in 2023, and once in operations some 3,000 researchers annually are expected to do experiments at the facility.

The facility is being built in Lund, Sweden, with the Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The construction project is doing good progress and was in December 2017 more than 40% complete. Installations are well underway in the facility and in 2018 major installations of technical equipment will commence inside the accelerator tunnel, including the ion source.

ESS will provide up to 100 times brighter neutron beams for science than existing neutronsources, thanks to the development of state-of-the-art technologies. The facility will host the world’s most powerful linear accelerator and the Target station usesnew innovative technology which will ensure unprecedented neutron scattering performance. The instruments are being developed in collaboration with research institutes all over Europe to enablefaster and more complex experiments.

The member countries mainly contribute to the ESS construction through in-kind contributions, that is with equipment and manpower. During this visit we will learn more about ESS’ unique in-kind contribution model, which involves over 40 European partner institutes participating in the construction of ESSand more than 100 collaborating institutions worldwide.

ESS in Lund will be the world’s first completely sustainable large-scale research centre, and the primary tool for this is the ESS energy concept, which includes using energy from renewable sources and distributing excess heat in the local district heating system.

The participants of EUSJA study trip will also learn more about how DMSC will handle and storethe big science data generated at ESS, as well as about the possibility for virtual experiments. During the construction phase DMSC is working on developing software and hardware for the control, analysis, and visualization of the experiments at ESS.

Cancer World Journalism Award

The Award is open to journalists worldwide who cover cancer in their work which can be print, online, radio or television. We have four categories and a prize of 1500 euros for each category plus an overall winner. Journalistic work must have been published between Oct 2016 and April 2018 and the deadline for applications is the 1st May 2018.

Further information can be found via our website which is also translated into Italian, French, German, Spanish and Russian http://cancerworld.net/media/cancerworld-journalism-award/

Inbjudan till Big Science Business Forum i Köpenhamn 26–28 februari 2018

Resebidrag upp till 750 euro utgår. Ansökan senast 26 januari till violae@mail.ru

EUSJA has got the invitation from the organizers of Europe’s first Big Science Business Forum 2018 (BSBF2018) to participate this event to be held in Copenhagen at February 26-28. Travel grants up to 750 EUR that cover flight and accomodation are available for selected journalists. The selection will be done by EUSJA board according the criterias you will find in the attauched call. I am sorry the call is so short! Thus members asked to send their application directly to violae@mail.ru

Travel grants for Big Science Business Forum 2018

The organisers of Europe’s first Big Science Business Forum 2018 (BSBF2018) invite journalists from Europe to apply for a media travel grant. The grants cover travel and accommodation up to 750 euro during BSBF2018.
The forum takes place in Copenhagen 26-28 February 2018.

Nine of Europe’s largest Big Science organisations – CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E, and ILL – have come together to create BSBF2018. They want to see a stronger, more transparent and consolidated Big Science market in Europe for the benefit of both Big Science and businesses. BSBF2018 will be Europe’s new one-stop-shop on the Big Science market as businesses will be presented with investments worth 10 billion euros from the Big Science organisations.
Big Science organizations constitute an imperative role for the advancement of knowledge and for cutting edge research and scientific excellence in fields such as energy, biology, physics, and material science. As governments all over the world are investing significantly in Big Science organisations, more businesses are also becoming aware that Big Science organisations present significant new market opportunities. This is where Big Science turns into big business and the so-called Big Science market emerges.
BSBF2018 represents an exclusive occasion for media and journalists to report from Europe’s new one-stop-shop for suppliers and stakeholders on the Big Science market.
Accredited journalist can participate in:
16 parallel sessions about Big Science as a business area
Plenary sessions with high-level speakers
Press moment with high-level delegates from the nine Big Science organisations
Photo opportunity of high-level delegates/speakers
Welcome reception
Conference dinner (show-up fee requested)
Press visit to ESS in Lund, Sweden, on 26 February 2018

Journalists have to send the following information:
Affiliated media(s)
Plan for publishing news stor(y)ies about BSBF2018 or the themes from BSBF2018
Documentation or links to previous published work, preferably about Big Science; business opportunities in Big Science or science in general; Science, research and/or innovation; or SMEs and business development.

The selection will be based on an overall assessment of the following criteria:
How relevant is previous published work for the themes of BSBF2018?
How relevant is the affiliated media (if any) for the themes of BSBF2018?
How relevant for the coverage of BSBF2018 is the journalist’s plan for publishing news stories about BSBF2018

The BSBF2018 host organisers reserves the right to consider geographical diversity of journalists/media in the selection.
Travel and accommodation must be made in accordance with the “Guidelines for Official Travel for guest” from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, which will be sent to the selected journalists/media. BSBF2018 host organisers will refund travel and accommodation expenses. Host organisers’ travel agency can help book flights and hotels.

Journalists have to send their applications to violae@mail.ru by January 26.