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8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’

23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ is to provide scientific interdisciplinary discussion and to share new ideas for sustainable rural development in the context of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress.

The scope of the Conference covers four main areas: Biosystems Engineering and Environment, Agro-innovations and Food Technologies, Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, and Social Innovations for Rural Development.

The Conference ‘Rural Development’ organized biannually since 2003 is attracting to Aleksandras Stulginskis University over 300 scientists from more than 25 countries. All the peer-reviewed conference papers will have been published in open access Proceedings of the conference (online ISSN 2345-0916, print ISSN 1822-3230). Proceedings of International Scientific Conference “Rural Development” are published periodically every two years since 2003 and indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), EBSCO (Academic Search Complete).

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ICT-AGRI Conference on ICT and Robotics for a Sustainable Agriculture

24 November 2017, The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

 

 

The focus of the conference is on digitisation in the agri-food system: Opportunities and challenges, European collaboration, and ICT-AGRI contributions of 8 years, with presentations from research, industry, SMEs, and national and European administrations. The ICT-AGRI consortium hopes with this conference to inspire to a widened collaboration in Europe and wordlwide. The conference will be web streamed - the link will be provided on the Conference webpage.

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1+1=3 - How agroforestry boosts revenues and resilience of Europe's farmers

29 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Attend this meeting at the European Parliament, hosted by Paul Brannen MEP, to hear and discuss how agroforestry and European research are boosting the revenues and resilience of Europe’s farmers. The meeting starts with presentations on the results of the AGFORWARD research project including the launch of the AGFORWARD folder of innovation and best practice leaflets. A panel will then discuss how we can mainstream agroforestry in Europe. The panel includes: Clara Aguilera Garcia MEP (Vice Chair, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament), Olivier De Schutter (Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems), Valentin Opfermann (Policy Advisor on Agricultural and Environmental Research and Environmental Issues at COPA-COGECA), Mauro Poinelli (Head of Unit Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, DG AGRI, European Commission), and Patrick Worms (Senior Science Policy Adviser at the World Agroforestry Centre). There will be a time for questions and the meeting will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity for networking.

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4th Conference of Joint Programme Initiative - Healthy Diet for Healthy Life (JPI HDHL )

1 December 2017

 

 

To work towards more societal impact of nutritional sciencewill be the main theme of the 4th JPI HDHL conference. The target audience is broad and includes not only funders and scientists, but also policy makers of health & agriculture, industry and health professionals.

Communication is of high importance to increase the impact of nutritional science. Understanding the perspectives and needs of other stakeholders is a key aspect of good communication.


 

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Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy

21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Final conference of the greenGain project will be organised in cooperation with AEBIOM during its annual conference European Bioenergy Future on 21. 11. 2017.

The speakers will present interesting results of the greenGain project and share experience from various European regions how to increase market uptake of biomass residues originating during landscape conservation and maintenance work (public parks, roadsides, etc.) for renewable energy production

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European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem: Palma de Mallorca, 13-15 November 2017

15-17 November 2017, Spain, Palma the Mallorca, University of the Balearic

 

 

 

A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, and the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, and the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD).

This year’s conference follows the workshopXylella fastidiosa: knowledge gaps and research priorities for the EU” that was organised in 2015 by EFSA and the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research and Innovation, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Health and Food Safety. Further annual conferences are envisaged to help meet a request from the European Commission for regular scientific updates on research into X. fastidiosa.

 


2nd COLUMBUS Annual Conference 2017 "Achieving Impact from Marine Research"

7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will take place in Brussels on 7 November 2017.

An international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer.

This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle.

Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies. ABOUT The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society.

COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

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Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

As the EU is just about to finish its review of the current Bioeocnomy Strategy and decide on updating it in 2018, this ThinkForest seminar will provide insights why it is important to merge the bioeconomy and circular economy concepts, and what are the priority issues for a new circular bioeocnomy strategy.

In the seminar, EFI will publish a new strategic report on “Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy”. We will be discussing the questions of:

  • Why do we need a European circular economy strategy?
  • What should its main ingredients be? What is the outlook for a sustainable European forest bioeconomy?
  • What bioeconomy gaps do we still need to fill?

Our speakers include John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Morning se Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Georg Winkel, Head EFI Resilience Programme

The event has two sessions: morning session at 9:30–12:00 focuses on A new strategy for a circular European bioeconomy and the afternoon session at 13:00-16:30 on the Outlook for a circular European bioeconomy.

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