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Chemskills Kick off Meeting
ChemSkills Kick off Meeting
ChemSkills Kick off Meeting


The first day of the project meeting of the grant scheme ERASMUS - Lump Sum Grants (LS), of which FM UK is a part, is successfully over.

The ChemSkills project: enabling the green and digital skills transformation of the chemical industry is one of 14 projects approved in the area.

This is the largest project consortium out of 49 projects in which I have participated so far. The consortium is made up of 33 partners and 2 associate partners.

The main aim of the project is the development of skills, educational trainings for all levels of education (re-skilling, up-skilling of the current workforce, including highly qualified ones). Coincidentally, the year of the start of the project is the European Year of Skills, which is focused on professional training, education and improving the qualifications of employees. The project officially started on September 1, 2023 and will last 4 years.

Emma Argutyan, CEO of the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG), welcomed the members of the consortium at the opening meeting.
The perception of the project from the perspective of the European Union was presented by Emilia Venot, ChemSkills' Project Officer from the European Commission (EC). She presented the main EU skills initiative, the Skills Pact. She encouraged all participants to register and engage in the provision of retraining and upskilling training.

Emilie Venot statement “ChemSkills represents a pioneering project that will be monitored under the scrutiny of the EC”. We realize how much responsibility is on our shoulders. On the other hand, one will appreciate the encouragement that all partners received in the form of her quote "Don't be afraid to fail. That will also say a lot."

The project was then comprehensively summarized by Anni Siltanen, ChemSkills', its project manager, and then all members of the consortium introduced themselves. The administrative and financial overview of the project was presented by Chiara Foglio& Eleonora Isopo ECEG Secretariat.

2nd and 3rd day
-    WP 1-4 leaders presentations.
-    WP 5-10 brainstorming in parallel session.
-    Presentation of the results of sub-WP 5-10.
-    Discussion.
-    Wrap up the kick off meeting and future steps.
-    Closing remarks.

Once more, I would like to expres my thanks to the organizers and to the whole consortium for an excellent collaboration as well as creative and friendly atmosphere. So far, we are proud to be a part of such great team of people.

FM CU and Summit Smart Life in the Media

Smart Life Summit in TV JOJ
Smart Life Summit in TV JOJ
Smart Life Summit in TV JOJ


H.E., the president of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, took over the auspices of the 10th year of the summit. The Smart Life Summit is organized by the EAI - European Alliance for Innovation in cooperation with Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava.

The summit will be held on October 24-26, 2023 in Bratislava, at the Radisson Blue Carlton Hotel, Bratislava.

The aim of the summit is:
-    share new knowledge about the development, research and usability of smart technologies that will help increase safety, health quality and sustainable mobility,
-    create a platform for mutual cooperation across industries and
-    to look for practical innovative solutions for the future of cities and life in Slovakia and abroad.
The summit will consist of a 3-day program and several international scientific conferences.
The exceptional interdisciplinary nature of the summit, which brings together experts from the academic community, from the industrial and business spheres, from municipalities, cities and municipalities, as well as from embassies of various countries around the world.

This varied three-day program will consist of presentations of research works on the latest knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, security, sustainable mobility and energy, interactive panels and discussions, which is a guarantee of interesting lectures, innovative approaches and unconventional solutions.

An interesting feature of this 10th year will be the Young Bright Minds competition, in which young people between the ages of 18 and 30 can participate and compete in STEM, until 30.9.2023 it is possible to send works, more information is available on the summit website: https://smartlifesummit.org/.


COST meeting MC/WG
COST meeting MC/WG
COST meeting MC/WG
COST meeting MC/WG


Based on the nomination to the Management Committee/ MC (https://sdu.sk/EmuQX) within the COST project with title “Work inequalities in later life redefined by digitalization” [CA21107 SK], I had a chance to represent Slovakia and together with MC members participate in:
-    The 3rd Management Committee (MC) meeting,
-    5 Working Group (WG) meetings,
-    An opening conference where all project work packages (WP) were presented.

The topics discussed:
-    Digital and social inequalities - the direction towards synthesizing current knowledge.
-    Reports from individual countries within the consortium.
-    Technostress in the academic environment.
-    The direction of the European Union in the field of digital skills and employment.
At the end of the 1 day negotiations and meetings, I have introduced Fakulta managementu UK, Slovakia in international perspective and invited all participants to the next Management Committee Meeting, which will also include a Training School as well as Policy Worshop to be held from April 24 to 26, 2024, in Bratislava, hosted by FMUK.

Interestingly, this will be exactly half a year after the Smart Life Summit on October 24-26, 2023, to which all participants of the COST consortium were warmly invited, https://smartlifesummit.org/.

Throughout the entire meeting, there was a professional, creative and at the same time pleasant and friendly atmosphere. We are all looking forward to our next joint meeting in Bratislava, although we have a challenging task ahead as organizers and hosts.
After a successful project meeting in Nicosia, we have another kick-off meeting in Brussels tomorrow.

#COST #project #DIGI-net #CA21107 #science #research #innovation #FMUK #PEFMENDELU #Nicosia

COST - Nomination


I gladly accepted the nomination as Management Committee (MC) Member of COST for Slovakia in the international consortium of the project titled “Work inequalities in later life redefined by digitalization” with termination 31st October 2026, http://digineteu.eu/
COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology) connects research initiatives across Europe and beyond its borders, enabling researchers and innovators to share creative ideas in any field of science and technology
I am looking forward to the meeting of the MC and the opening conference, which I will attend together with my colleague, Ing. Natália Horňáková, PhD. for the Faculty of Management of the Comenius University in Bratislava.
The meetings will also include workshops and networking opportunities at Frederick University, 7, Y. Frederickou Str., Pallouriotisa, 1036 Nicosia, Cyprus in the following days
At the same time, we are aware of the amount of work and effort involved in the project.
A new academic year is about to start and new beginnings, challenges and responsibilities are associated with it. Finally, we believe that we can do it successfully
#COST #internationalisaton #research #science #innovation #project

Cost Nomination presented on FB: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0f5nB99e75wLMfqLPowy4W8getGJuoNnfrBWLeY1e4oho5ui3jhVPGRf2XarAEkHvl&id=100000510162105

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COST nominacia