Workshop on Communication and Ethics - 25-26 may 2016, Sibiu


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EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
"Research within Priority Sectors" Programme



25-26 may 2016, Venue: Hotel IBIS, 2-4 Calea Dumbravii, Sibiu, Room Faust II





The workshop is one of the activities foreseen in the strategic Communication Plan for the implementation of Programme RO14 "Research within Priority Sectors" as well as in the "Action Plan for the use of the bilateral relations fund" of the Programme.


The workshop primarily aims to bring into attention the importance of the communication and publicity issues as significant part behind the research per se activities within the entire framework of the funded projects under the Programme RO14. The target audiences for this event are the project promoters and their project partners as well as the PO staff. The role of each player (Financial Mechanism Office, Programme Operator, Project Promoters) in the communication process during the lifetime of this Programme funded by the EEA grants will be clearly underlined. Thought as an interactive dialogue and training event rather than a fast series of presentations, the workshop offers the opportunity for its attendees to better understand the rational of constructive communication and daring publicity and to successfully adopt and practice smart techniques and instruments for both written publications and oral presentations of their research results. Sharing knowledge and best practice will get a dedicated time slot to encourage the participants' dialogue on various ancillary aspects related to difficult experiences in communication and publicity area.




Wednesday 25th may

9:15 - 9:30 Session objectives-setting up the framework -Moderator: Monica Alexandru, Communication and Publicity Officer, Programme Operator
9:40 - 10:30 Better communicate the research within RO14, Monica Alexandru, Communication and Publicity Officer, Programme Operator
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Answers
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Communication in a bilateral context. Audiences, channel, messages - lessons learned and ideas, Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad,Donor Program Partner, Research Council of Norway
11:30 - 11:40 Questions and Answers
11:40 - 12:50 Sharing of experience and good practice examples to be presented (one project representative per each thematic group, 10 min. each)
12:50 - 13:00 Open floor discussions, conclusions and closing of workshop
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch




Ethics requirements : between moral duties and legal requirements for funding research
projects under
Programme RO14 „Research within Priority Sectors"

Speaker: Ioana ISPAS – European Affairs Advisor for  Bioethics, Genomics and Health



SESSSION 1 - Ethical assessment tools


14:00 - 14:15 Welcome
14:15 - 14:45 Overview of ethical asssements tools for research projects
14:45 - 15:00 Ethics review of research proposals and projects
15:00 - 15:15 Ethics reasoning - Ethical matrix as tool for ethics self - assessment
15:15 - 15:30 From theory to practice. Case study: a joint research project funded under Programme RO14
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Practical exercise
17:30 - 17:45 Conclusions and wrap-up session
19:30 Dinner



Thursday 26th May

SESSION 2 - Research ethics in project management


9:30 - 10:00

How to minimize research misconduct in research projects

10:00 - 10:30 Lessons learnt - mitigations measures for avoiding conflicts of interest under Programme RO14
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Practical exercise
12:30 - 12:45 Conclusions and wrap-up session

Lunch „to go”

Cultural sight-seeing tour Sibiu - Alba-Iulia: strengthen the cooperation with similar entities within the beneficiary state; visits to other projects, exchange and sharing experiences and best practice with other entities involved in implementing projects funded by EEA grants

19:00 Dinner



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