Human biomonitoring in Europe – science and policy for healthy citizens
28 September 2018, Vienna, Austria
Under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Co-organised with the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, this conference will demonstrate how human biomonitoring activities contribute to science, policy making and citizens' awareness raising.
Participants will see new results emerging from the Horizon 2020 co-financed European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) and will discuss the future of HBM in Europe.
The agenda and registration modalities, information about the venue and accommodation possibilities can be found on the conference website.
Please note that due to the size of the venue the registration will close when the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Horizon 2020 Energy info day
5 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Horizon 2020 Energy info day will take place on 5 October in Brussels, in the Charlemagne building.
It will present the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on:
- Smart Energy System (total budget: €130 million)
- Smart Cities and Communities (total budget: €83 million).
It will also give an overview on the evaluation process. Previously funded projects will share their experiences.
A brokerage event will be organised in parallel by the National Contact Points. The registration for the brokerage event is separate.
STEMM Equality Congress
11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.
Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.
In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.
Second Arctic Science Ministerial
25-26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany.
The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin.
The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.
The 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, hosted by the White House in 2016, brought together science ministers from 24 governments, EU representatives and delegates from Arctic Indigenous peoples’ organisations. Their discussions centred on collective efforts to step up international scientific cooperation in the Arctic. The 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial is not an Arctic Council event. However, Finland is chairing the Arctic Council from May 2017 to May 2019. This guarantees strong links between the Ministerial and the Arctic Council. All delegations present at the 1st Ministerial and other interested governments are invited - participation of indigenous Arctic communities is a priority.
What will be on the agenda?
On Day 1 an Arctic Science Conference will showcase the latest achievements as regards the deliverables agreed for each thematic area at the 1st Ministerial. The discussion will focus on scientific advances in the deliverables and on the commitment needed in future. It will be open to a wide range of Arctic stakeholders, policymakers and media. The first day of the conference will be followed by an evening networking reception at 7 p.m. These discussions will prepare the ground for Day 2 on which government ministers and delegates will meet to discuss the main scientific issues. The main objectives are to release a Joint Statement, issue a report on initiatives taken over the preceding 2 years and an updated list of deliverables expected to generate results over the next few years. Further details will be published in the run-up to the conference.
Events earlier this year
Bad plastics, good plastics: Can PHA from wastewater reverse the trend?
18 September 2018, Webinar
Join our webinar on 18 Sept. 2018, 17.00-18.00 CET.
The INCOVER project invites experts in the area of bio-plastics to critically examine the market available for PHAs produced from wastewater. Some of the questions addressed will be:
- Which uses and markets exist for PHAs produced from wastewater treatment plants?
- What would trigger the uptake of wastewater-based PHAs by the market?
- How can sustainability and affordability come together to make this possible?
12-14 September 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
The EuroGEOSS Workshop is co-organised by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and the European Commission with the support of the University of Geneva. It brings together European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim is to look for synergies among the participants and to discuss how Europe can contribute to this international effort.
The EuroGEOSS Workshop programme will be a combination of Plenary sessions, thematic sessions, hands-on demonstrations and numerous networking opportunities.
Final conference of the Horizon 2020 CarbonNext Project
4 July 2018, Brussels
CarbonNext evaluates the potential use of CO2/CO as carbon-feedstock for the process industry in Europe. After two years of intensive work, the project consortium wants to share the major outcomes and results with an interested audience. The CarbonNext final conference will have speakers from industry, academia as well as policy makers from the European Commission. Industrial representatives will show the relevance and transfer of scientific results and industrial needs and discuss ecological challenges and the economic potential behind the identified opportunities.
Learn more about the whole carbon value chain – from mapping of CO/CO2 all over Europe, identified processes and products where alternative carbon sources can be used – and get intouch with an interdisciplinary network of CCU stakeholders. The CarbonNext consortium is looking forward to welcoming you at its final conference!
UKRO Conference 2018
21-22 June 2018, Southampton, United Kingdom
Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.
The 2018 edition will take place from Thursday 21 until Friday 22 June at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. The UKRO Conference 2018 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, but also from the UK Research Councils.
EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants. Registration is now open!
Book your place before 20 April 2018 for the early bird rate.