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The European Radioecology Alliance was founded in 2009 to coordinate and promote European research on Radioecology. It acts as a Research Platform, defining priorities and research programmes, and integrating resources. It promotes communication with stakeholders. The ALLIANCE, together with the EC-STAR Network of Excellence (2011-2015), has developed a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which defines a long term vision on the needs and implementation of research in Radioecology. The SRA aims to be useful for science and society, shared by stakeholders and researchers and realistic from an operational and scientific point of view. The Radioecology SRA is a document open for debate with all relevant actors: Research bodies (universities, research centres), Authorities and other related radiation protection Associations such as MELODI, NERIS, EURADOS and IUR.
The ALLIANCE, in collaboration with the European project COMET, started developing in 2014 a Roadmap to implement the SRA on Radioecology in the short-term (five years). The ALLIANCE signed in 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding with IUR and the major European platforms in the domain of radiation protection (MELODI, NERIS and EURADOS). In addition, the ALLIANCE acted as partner in the European Joint Programme CONCERT for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research, a funding and research programming instrument of the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
All organisations that conduct radioecology research, can apply to become a member of the European Radioecology Alliance by submitting a statement of support for the Association. The ALLIANCE welcomes new members from both EU and other countries. As an ALLIANCE member your organisation will contribute to the European Radioecology Alliance Association by promoting research on radioecology.
How to apply for ALLIANCE financial support
The European Radioecology Alliance (ALLIANCE) allocates up to 15,000 € per year to its members, to perform activities related with radioecology, for example:
- Mobility of ALLIANCE members (scientific visits to ALLIANCE members’ facilities or observatory sites) in the context of the roadmaps
- Participation of PhD students or young scientists in meetings, workshops, conferences, training activities, fieldwork etc.
- Organisation/participation in roadmap meetings (either topical roadmaps or global roadmap meetings)
- Development of databases, structured information collection for the advancement of knowledge in radioecology, knowledge preservation and dissemination activities
There are two application deadlines (two calls) per year: 31 March and 30 September. Exceptionally, and provided a 2/3rd majority vote in the Board of Directors, a proposal can be submitted and evaluated at an intermittent date. Please have a look at the rules for applicants (eligibility, application deadline and budget allocated, rules, concepts to be funded, and the content of the application) and the submission and evaluation procedure and if you are interested in applying for financial support from ALLIANCE, please fill out the Application Form.