Training & Networking

ERA-NET NEURON actively participates in European discussion in training aspects related to neurosciences. The project aims to identify training opportunities at the national and international levels as well as possible training gaps in thematic areas represented by the Joint Transnational Calls. This is accomplished in close collaboration with the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET). Starting from 2018 NEURON has partnered in the organisation of the Cajal Advanced Neurosicence Training Programme. Since 2016, the collaboration with FENS has also yielded in the nomination of the speaker for the ERA-NET NEURON Plenary Lecture at FENS Forum events.

ERA-NET NEURON provides early-career researchers with opportunities to network and get-together in several events. The “Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience” is a repeated? activity gathering hundreds of young (or young minded) neuroscientists together to find information about mobility and funding opportunities. Organized since 2012 the event has already become a regular part of the biennial FENS Forum of Neuroscience event. In 2018 the Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience was organized in collaboration with FENS and Human Brain Project in Berlin. Training possibilities are of special significance within this modern methodology-dependent field of research.

For the thematic transnational projects funded in the JTCs, specific Mid-Term Symposia are organized to allow early career researchers to present their data and cross-interact with the projects funded in the scheme. These events are valuable opportunities for early career researchers to update their knowledge and build relationships within the scientific community of their field.