20 Years Israel – European Cooperation Celebrated in Jerusalem

Much attention was focused on Paris, France,

which featured a Peace Conference without the main players present.

However,  a conference involving the EU in Jerusalem, Israel,

 received much less attention and took place

Science conference at Jerusalem Theater

at the Jerusalem Theater.

For 20 years, Israel and Europe have been working

Celebration 20 years science and tech development in Israel ISERD

together on science, research, and development

under a program named ISERD,

Israel-Europe Research and Development.

In celebration of 20 years of cooperation

a conference was convened.

The first of three panels was on excellence in science,

Panel all women excellence in science ISERD

and all the participants were women.

videos showing some technologies from ISERD grants

The video programs screened between panel presentations

highlighted some of the outstanding and

advanced technologies developed in multiple fields.

ISERD grants used for research

If you need a special pump for an experiment,

just make it and use it.

IBM Cyber Security head at 20th year of ISERD

The head of IBM Cyber Security

was on a panel with the Head of Technology of Israel Police.

Many of the discussions sounded like science fiction,

from imagining technology to fuels from waste water and more.

Ambassador of EU to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen

Lars Faaborg-Andersen EU Ambassador to Israel was all smiles.

 He often speaks about EU-Israel cooperation.

 In Paris it was hard to see,

but whatever they said and did in Paris,

Europeans have been funding projects in Israel for at least 20 years.

Crowd at ISERD 20th anniversary celebration at Jerusalem Theater Israel

Hundreds of researchers and funders gathered,

networked, and talked during the ISERD conference.

Research equipment can be complex and costly.

The EU has a program called Horizon 2020,

which offers billions of Euros to bolster the EU’s

position as a world leader in science.

Europeans want Israeli entrepreneurs to invent

what the EU needs and lacks in areas of development.

The World Economic Forum has named Israel as

second most innovative country in the world after Switzerland.

Israel is opening a new Innovation program next week.

Israeli Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs,

will have more grant opportunities available

for research projects.

The sky is no longer the limit.

Israeli ingenuity is in demand.

 Did you see any media coverage anywhere

of the ISERD 20th celebration?

It happened last week in Jerusalem, Israel.

 Diplomats make their declarations,

while Israelis are turning amazing ideas into reality.

Music, Lights, Shabbat and Happy Hanukkah

Music, Lights, Shabbat and Happy Hanukkah

How could I forget?

With a post last week of musical events in Jerusalem, Israel,

Jerusalem Theater Pianos

I forgot to include the annual Piano Festival

taking place once again at the Jerusalem Theater.

In the ‘what will they do to top last year’ department,

Jerusalem Theater Piano Festival

chairs were set up outside in a large tent.

Piano performances will be held over three days,

and piano bars stocked with wines

will help keep visitors warm in the cold nights.

Meanwhile,

Jerusalem Theater lobby

inside the theater,

Jerusalem Theater singer

musicians and singers who immigrated to Israel

Jerusalem Theater singers

performed throughout the building.

Jerusalem Theater snack time

Some were more interested in the snacks

Painted glass at Jerusalem theater olim event

than the music or art works on display.

With the holidays approaching, visitors are arriving

Jerusalem street lights with hanukiot lit up for chanuka

and decorations are lining the streets.

Street signs for hanukah

Chanukkah celebration signs are posted.

Jerusalem street sign for lights of hanukah

Festivals, performances and happenings

will light up the city for Hanuka,

 too many events to list.

The lights of Shabbat

Lighting the lights of Hanukah

will be followed by the lights of Hanuka.

Yes, I spelled חנוכה different ways in English,

but the wishes are the same.

First

שבת שלום

Shabbat Shalom,

then

חנוכה שמח

Happy Hanukkah

 And if you want more lights and music

to get in a holiday mood,

here is my favorite video from last year.