Beyond a plenary session on the Commission's Communication on Financing Low Carbon Technologies (SET-Plan), there will be parallel workshops on each of the identified seven strategic energy technology areas for the European Industrial Initiatives (EII), i.e. Wind, Bioenergy, Smart Grids, Solar Energy (Photovoltaic (PV) & Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)), Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS); Nuclear Fission, Energy Efficiency (Smart Cities).
Demonstrations of smart electricity distribution network solutions
25 September 2009
FP7 Energy Research Information Day – 2010 Calls
14 September 2009
All relevant calls (energy calls, energy topics of the ocean and PPP calls, FCH JU call) will be presented and detailed information on the participation rules provided during this Information Day.
Seventh European Commission conference on Euratom research and training in reactor systems
Prague, Czech Republic
22-24 June 2009
Prague, Czech Republic
7 - 8 May 2009
ICT Energy Research Information Day
20 January 2009
The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform
First general assembly
26 November 2008
The first general assembly of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform will take place in Brussels, in the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission, on 26 November 2008.
Towards a low-carbon energy
28 October 2008
Conference from the French Presidency of the EU
"Community Policy & Research and Training Initiatives"
Seventh European Commission Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste
20-23 October 2008
FP7 Energy Research Information Days
24 and 25 September 2008
Four new calls for proposals for Energy under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development are scheduled to be published on 3 September 2008.
The European Commission's Directorates-General for Energy and Transport, and for Research are holding Information Days in order to support the preparation of proposals
Biorefinery Joint Call
16 September 2008
This information day is organised by the Directorates-General for Research, and for Energy and Transport
10th World Renewable Energy Congress and Exhibition
22-23 July 2008
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
This workshop aimed at better defining the needs of emerging and developing countries and the required EU support in the global context of climate change, energy security and poverty.
Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008
18-22 July 2008
Supported by the European Commission, Commissioner for Science and Research Mr Janez Potočnik has announced he will attend the ESOF 2008 opening ceremony on Friday 18 July.
The impact of high oil prices in Europe
Final HOP conference
Brussels, 5 june 2008
Centre Borschette - Room AB0D
Rue Froissart 36
Organised by the project coordinator TRT – Trasporti e Territorio
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Nuclear Engineering Science and Technology – education and training (NESTet 2008) conference
4-9 May 2008
Organised by the European Nuclear Society
Common FP7 Energy Research Information Day and Energy NCP meeting
19th December 2007
Charlemagne Building room S3 Alcide de Gaspari
Rue de la Loi 170
European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Review Days
10-11 October 2007
As in previous editions, this event is organised by the European Commission with support from the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform Secretariat (HFP). Its main objectives are:
- To offer a forum to promote information exchange between EU-funded projects and disseminate results.
- To review the main achievements of the FP6 projects' portfolio in the different technical research areas and provide orientations for future actions.
- To inform stakeholders about the EU state of play in the area.
Workshop on regional development and hydrogen projects by Roads2HyCom
(in conjunction with European Week of Regions and Cities)
9 October 2007
This workshop Roads2HyCom targets region and community leaders who would like to gain deeper insight into the viability of hydrogen demonstration projects and their value in regional development.
For more information and registration please follow the link below.
Launch Conference of the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Nuclear Energy (SNE-TP)
21 September 2007
European Nuclear Conference 2007 (ENC 2007)
16-20 September 2007
Organised by the European Nuclear Society
Information and registration: www.euronuclear.org/events/enc/enc2007
Information and Brokerage Day - FP7 Call for proposals on Photovoltaics, Concentrated Solar Power and Low/Medium Temperature Solar Thermal Energy
29 March 2007
FP7 INFORMATION DAYS for Energy and Transport
13 and 14 February 2007
The Directorates General for Research and for Energy and Transport of the
European Commission are holding Joint Information Days
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Enhancing opportunities for participation in European energy research -
Information & brokerage days
The opening of the first call for proposals for the Energy Theme of the Cooperation Specific Programme is planned for 22 December 2006. In addition to several general events, the Energy Directorate of the Research Directorate General of the European Commission is organising the following technical information and brokerage days:
- HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS
Prague, 1 February 2007
- CO2 CAPTURE & STORAGE and CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGIES
Krakow, 9th February 2007 (Organised by the EC's Directorate-General for Research in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport)
Tallinn, 27-28 February 2007 (Organised by the Estonia Programme Committee, University of Tallinn and the EC's Directorate General for Research and Directorate-General for Energy and Transport)
- SMART ENERGY NETWORKS
Vienna, 28 February 2007 (Organised by the EC's Directorate-General for Research in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport)
- WIND AND OCEAN ENERGIES
28 February Dublin & optional site visit on 1 March 2007 Galway (Ireland). Organised by Sustainable Energy Ireland, the National Contact Point for Ireland, , the EC's Dublin Representation Office and the EC's Directorate-General for Research and Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
- FP7 KNOWLEDGE FOR ENERGY POLICY MAKING
Ljubljana, 7 March 2007 (Organised by Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Slovenian Ministry of Economy and the EC's Directorate General for Research)
The main objectives of these European energy research events are:
- To help applicants maximise their chances of success
- To inform about the content of the Work Programme and the first call for proposals, to clarify doubts about the scope and content of the published topics, to explain available funding schemes and to present the evaluation criteria and process.
- To encourage potential applicants to present and discuss the objectives, scope and structure of planned proposals.
- To identify possible interactions, overlaps and/or synergies, to help partners from new Member States, SME's, etc., to join project consortia under formation.
Further information will be soon available on this website and on CORDIS.
Ocean Energy EC contractors’ meeting
25 October 2006
The European Commission’s Research Directorate General is organising a one-day Ocean Energy EC contractors’ meeting on 25 October 2006 in connection with the International Conference on Ocean Energy.
The event is open to all and will bring together EC-funded projects on ocean energy with other stakeholders, including those from offshore wind energy and small hydropower. The aim is to disseminate information on current RTD activities, evaluate industry needs and identify challenges and opportunities for the development of ocean energy related science and technologies. The Seventh Framework Programme for research will also be presented.
Participation is free although prior registration is required – registration deadline 24.10 at 18h00. For registration and more information, including the programme of the day, please refer to the events web site http://www.otti.de/ .
For additional queries please contact the responsible scientific officer, at Komninos.Diamantaras@ec.europa.eu
16-21 October 2006 – Chengdu, China
21th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
Recognizing the prominent role that nuclear energy plays in the world
, and based on the expectation that nuclear fusion will be able to provide
an abundant source of energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
supports the exchange of scientific and technical information on fusion
research through conferences, meetings and projects. The 21st
IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) provides a forum for presenting
and discussing the progress that is being made in fusion experiments,
theory and technological developments. It is expected that t he progress
in the establishment of ITER since the last Fusion Energy Conference will
put more emphasis on the physics and technology R&D aspects in the
realization of fusion as a clean and lasting energy source.
19-20 October 2006 - Helsinki,
European Conference on Biorefinery Research
This conference organised by the European Commission with support of
the Finnish Presidency aims to present the industrial perspectives of
current and future biorefineries and to identify opportunities for and
synergies among the European stakeholders. The conference will provide
a forum for a technical review of the state of the art for biomass fractionation
and conversion technologies. Furthermore, RTD success stories will be
described and analysed, and the existing European technology platforms
on biofuels, forest-based sector, plants for the future and white biotechnology
will be presented.
The conference is designed to attract high-level representatives from
the spheres of research, science and technology, industry and policy making
from all over Europe. This event should be of special value for those
interested in biorefinery research in the Seventh Framework Programme.
>> Further information
Sustainable Energy Systems
11-12 October 2006 – Brussels
3rd International Gas Turbine Conference in Brussels
The Conference will present future requirements, research policies and
programmes for gas turbines in the EU, Japan and the US. It will also
address the crucial research and development activities for gas turbines
from an operational and an environmental viewpoint.
6-7 September 2006 – Brussels
Workshop Hydrocarbon Prospects and Energy Futures
DG RTD of the European Commission, specifically its Directorate
for Energy Research, organised a one and an half day workshop with around 100
participants on the impact of future oil and gas perspectives on research agendas
8 June 2006 – Brussels, Belgium
Launching Conference of the European Technology Platform for Biofuels
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The Commission takes an ambitious and co-ordinated approach to promote
the use of biomass and biofuels. The approach includes a Biomass Action
Plan, an EU strategy for Biofuels, and the support to the establishment
of a European Biofuels Technology Platform.
The European Biofuels Technology Platform is a focused initiative in
the frame of research on renewable energy sources. It aims to develop
cost-competitive, world class biofuel technology, contribute to the creation
of a European biofuels industry and accelerate the deployment of biofuels.
To prepare the Technology Platform, a high-level Advisory Council has
been established. The Biofuels Research Advisory Council (BIOFRAC) has
delivered its draft Vision report “Biofuels
in the European Union - A Vision for 2030 and beyond”. This report
outlines the current situation of biofuels and presents a long-term view
on how to overcome the technical and non-technical barriers for biofuel
deployment in the European Union and worldwide.
The aim of this conference, organised by the European Commission with
the support of the Biofuels Research Advisory Council (BIOFRAC), is to
present the major conclusions outlined in the BIOFRAC’s vision report
“Biofuels in the European Union – a vision for 2030 and beyond”, and to
officially launch the European Biofuels Technology Platform.
6-7 April 2006 – Brussels,
European Technology Platform “SmartGrids”
Electricity Networks of the Future
Launching event & First General Assembly
This conference, organised by the European Commission, aims to present
Platform’s Electricity Networks of the Future Vision and the
first version of the Strategic Research Agenda, discuss it with a wide
audience, and seek to validate and achieve consensus on its recommendations.
Furthermore, the event will help the Technology Platform to monitor its
own progress and define the work plan for the next period. Finally, the
conference will facilitate the dissemination of results of running projects,
the alignment of on-going activities with the Technology Platform objectives
and the exchange of ideas for new public-private initiatives.
The conference is designed to attract high-level participants from the
spheres of research, science and technology, industry and policy-making
from all over Europe. Therefore, this event is of special value for those
interested in defining the way forward for the area ‘Smart Electricity
Networks’ in the Seventh Framework Programme.
>> Further information
21-22 November 2005 – Brussels,
Renewable Energy for Europe – Research in Action
This conference, organised by the European Commission, aimed to present
the important role that renewable energy research plays in Europe, and
to enhance awareness among stakeholders of the opportunities ahead. Key
European success stories were analysed, and the existing and planned European
renewable energy technology platforms on PV, biofuels, and wind were presented.
The conference was designed to attract high-level participants from the
spheres of research, science and technology, industry and policy-making
from all over Europe. Furthermore, this event was of special value for
those interested in defining the way forward for renewable energies in
the Seventh Framework Programme.
13-15 April 2005 – Brussels, Belgium
European CO2 Capture and Storage Conference – Towards
Zero Emission Power Plants
The event is an opportunity to discuss and help develop a common and
coherent European strategy for RTD in the field of CO2 capture.
The idea is to communicate this subject to a wider audience, enhance the
international dimension of EU activities and to help disseminate project
results and promote networking among those taking part.
The conference is designed to appeal to delegates involved in policy-making,
civil society, research, industry and other stakeholders. Many participants
will be connected to European FP5 and FP6 research projects, as well as
international delegates from developed and emerging economies, primarily
member countries of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum.
Programme and presentations
17-18 March 2005 – Brussels, Belgium
European hydrogen and fuel cell technology platform (HFP) - Annual Event
The aim of this conference, organised by the HFP Secretariat, is to inform
stakeholders and policy-makers – at both EU and national levels
– about the Strategic Research Agenda. It will also review HFP,
the status of the hydrogen debate and integrate results of ongoing projects
into the platform strategy.
25 February 2005 – Brussels,
Workshop on Regulations, Codes and Standards for H2/FC Technologies
- To inform stakeholders about ongoing EU (and other international activities)
in the area of Regulations, Codes and Standards for H2/Fuel Cell Technologies
- To assimilate progress with respect to preliminary ‘Gap Analysis’
(and ‘Action Plan’) for Regulations, Codes and Standards
as developed in the framework of the Technology Platform Initiative
- To gather recommendations in view of identifying topics for future
>> Further Information
1-3 December 2004 –Brussels
First International Conference on the Integration of renewable Energy
Sources and Distributed Energy Resources
Organised by the 6FP-Cluster IRED and the EU-DEEP Project under the guidance
and support of the European Commission, Directorate General for Research.
The conference will be held in Brussels.
4-5 November 2004 - Beijing, China
EU-China workshop on liquid biofuels
The Energy Directorate of DG Research together with the Chinese Ministry
of Science and Technology have organised a workshop on liquid biofuels
at the Beijing Capital Xindadu Hotel, on 4-5 November 2004. The event
aimed at identifying scientific and technical challenges in this field
and enhancing RTD cooperation opportunities between EU and China.
>> Presentations made during the event and list of participants
are available to download here.
19 October 2004 – Brussels, Belgium
Information day on medium to long term research in the areas of “Renewable
energy technologies” and “Socio-economic tools for energy”.
The Energy Directorate of DG Research has organised an Information Day
in the Sheraton Brussels Airport Conference Centre, on 19 October 2004
covering the areas of "Renewable energy technologies" and "Socio-economic
tools for energy".
Presentations made during the information day are available to download here
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11-15 September 2006 – Warsaw, Poland
24th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT)
The objective of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) is to exchange
information on design, construction and operation of fusion experiments
and on the technology for present fusion machines, the next step and power
plants. It includes oral and poster presentations as well as an industrial
and R&D exhibition. The ITER project will be a significant theme of
27 June 2005 – Tarragona, Spain
32nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
This conference continues the series
of European Physical Society (EPS) conferences on plasma physics,
encompassing the fields of fusion research, laser-plasma interaction and
inertial confinement fusion, as well as dusty and low temperature plasmas.
1-6 November 2004 – Vilamoura, Portugal
20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
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24-29 October 2004 – Nice, France
12th International Congress on Plasma Physics
Both theoretical and experimental results will be presented and discussed.
The official congress language is English.
The scientific programme includes invited papers (plenary and review),
as well as oral and poster presentation of contributed papers.
Fission Energy and Radiation Protection
13-16 March 2006 – Luxembourg
Conference on EU research and training in reactor systems
Organised by the Research DG this nuclear fission and radiation protection
conference will address a wide audience of nuclear scientists, industry
representatives and decision makers. As well as sharing preliminary results
from Euratom FP6 projects, the conference will also look forward to FP7
and the opportunities for research and training. Other topics to be addressed
include political, economic, scientific and technical issues of interest
to the nuclear fission and radiation protection community. Post-conference
workshops will cover nuclear fission research in specific domains as well
as future network initiatives and collaborative projects.
29-31 March 2004 - Luxembourg
EURADWASTE ’04: Results and perspectives
The Sixth European Commission (EC) Conference on ‘The management
and disposal of radioactive waste: Euradwaste ’04’, was held
on 29-31 March 2004 in Luxembourg.
The main objectives of the conference were:
- to present EC policy in waste management, in particular the proposed
‘Directive on the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive
- to highlight the main results of the European Atomic Energy Community
(Euratom) for ‘Nuclear energy within the Fifth Framework Programme
- to present examples of networked research activities under FP5 and
discuss further research integration through innovative instruments
The summaries were written by an independent journalist and were based
on presentations, interviews and discussions at the conference:
10-13 November 2003 – Luxembourg
EU research in reactor safety : FISA 2003
Since the late 1970’s regulatory authorities and electricity utilities
have embarked on a wide-ranging review of nuclear plant performance and
safety requirements. With a cumulative global experience of around 10
000 reactor-years operators have learned much about improving safety.
On 10 November Europe's nuclear safety community will gather in Luxembourg
for the fifth biennial FISA conference. The European Union has played
a major role in the international safety improvement effort and the conference
will present the conclusion of the projects funded in the area of ‘operational
safety of existing installations’ – one of the key actions
of the Fifth Euratom Framework Programme (FP5). The conference will focus
on the application of phenomenological research to plant life management
and accident mitigation techniques for present and future reactor technologies.
FISA 2003 will also be the first opportunity for the Commission to access
the wider European nuclear safety research community since the launch
of FP6 and assess the reaction of all parties to the aims and instruments
of the new Euratom programme. Plenary lecture will be delivered by about
the FP-6 proposals selected for negotiation.
The event will also give the opportunity to hear about new avenues for
research and for networking activities aimed at strengthening cooperation
within the international reactor safety research community.
>> Further information on FISA 2003 including detailed Programme
for the event can be found here.