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Introduced tree species in European forests

5 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The aim of this policy event is to bring scientists, practitioners and policy makers together in order to discuss the effects of introduced and invasive tree species on European forests.

A set of presentations will be followed by a chaired panel discussion on the topic of introduced tree species.

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Research and Innovation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Context: Current State of Play and Ways Forward

5 December 2016, CEPS, MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM, Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 BRUSSELS

The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the European context.

In the first session, two presentations will be given by former chairs of high level expert groups, Professors Carlota Perez and Enrico Giovannini, on the transformative sustainability agenda for green growth and jobs in Europe. Here below are the links to the reports which both groups delivered to the European Commission in previous years.
 
In the second session, a panel discussion with representatives of civil society, European institutions, think-tanks, and national governments of the European Union will help to identify ways to bring forward the transformative sustainability agenda and to better align research and innovation policies with the SDGs, as set out in the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

For more details please consult the draft agenda and event description here attached.

Registration is available here
Please register early as there are limited seats available.
Registration and coffee from 09:30 - Light lunch will be provided after the event.

For more information or questions please contact:
- Jacopo Bordignon Jacopo.BORDIGNON@ec.europa.eu
- Anne-Marie Boudou amboudou@ceps.eu
 
Links to Reports of High Level expert Groups:
 
(2016) "Changing gear in R&I: green growth for jobs and prosperity in the EU" report of the expert group “R&I policy framework for green growth & jobs”

 
(2015) "The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the sustainable development goals", report of the expert group “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the SDGs"


Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change: the contribution of EU Research and Innovation

7 December 2016, Karel van Miert Auditorium, MADOU Building 1, Place Madou, Brussels

The European Commission - DG Research and Innovation is organizing a full day event with policy makers, stakeholders and researchers and innovators to discuss the latest developments on cultural heritage at risk.


Take part in the open debate  to discuss:
•    How to increase disaster resilience of cultural heritage sites facing natural hazards and extreme climate-related events?
•    What other risks are threatening cultural heritage sites? What are the innovative solutions to prevent and mitigate their environmental, economic and social impacts?
•    What are the recent results from EU research and innovation projects? What is the potential use of earth observation and smart technologies? What will be the next steps?
•    What are the current EU policies and strategies in place for heritage at risk? And what actions are taken by UN agencies?
•    How can local authorities, NGOs and users can better protect cultural heritage sites at risk? What can we learn from their experience?
•    How research and innovation results can meet policy priorities and the citizens' needs in this field?
•    Are you interested to join the community of innovators on cultural heritage?

Morning session (9:00 – 12:30):
•    Policy seminar with speakers from the European Commission, UNESCO, NGOs and Europa Nostra
Afternoon session (14:00 – 17:00):
•    Workshop on research and innovation themes. Presentations from EU R&I funded projects


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2 DECEMBER 2016
Click here for registration

Participation will be confirmed by the organisers after registration (limited available seats – will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis)

Organization of the event:
European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate on Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, Unit on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

With the support of:
JPI CH – Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change
EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
ERCEA - European Research Council Executive Agency
REA – Research Executive Agency

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Horizon 2020 Info Day and Brokerage Event « Innovative by Nature: Responding to Societal Challenges through Nature-Based Solutions and Cultural Heritage »

8 December 2016, Madou Auditorium, Brussels

The EU Research and Innovation Funding Programme, Horizon 2020, is opening calls for proposals for large demonstration projects related to:

We are pleased to inform you that the registration to the Information Day and Brokerage Event is open.

The aim of the event is twofold:

  • To present the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for the 2017 “Innovating with Nature and Culture” calls. Keynote speakers and Commission officers will provide tips and information on: innovative nature-based solutions in cities; cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth; nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction
  • To facilitate networking, information exchange and partnerships of actors interested in bilateral meetings, during the afternoon brokerage event.


Click here for a detailed programme, list of speakers and registration link (you will need to create a password to enter your details and be able to access or modify them).

Registration deadline: 21 November 2016.

Please wait until you receive a registration confirmation before proceeding with any travel or accommodation arrangements. Attendance is free, upon registration acceptance by the Commission. Travel or accommodation expenses will not be reimbursed.

With the support of the EU-funded project NCPs CaRE and the Executive Agency for SMEs, EASME.


 

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Belmont Forum - "funding research to address the challenges of global environmental change”

30 November 2016

The Belmont Forum is a global partnership of 26 of the world’s major research funding agencies. It aims to deliver on global wide sustainable solutions for detrimental environmental change challenges. It is co-chaired by the European Commission (the Research and Innovation Directorate General) and by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

On the Belmont Forum EU Infoday, we will explore how to increase the impact of this research and how to create stronger links with stakeholders from the scientific, private sector, policy making, civil society and development cooperation communities in order to deliver on the Sustainable Development

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TECHITALY 2016 - Circular economy

29-30 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The two-day event is co-organized by the Embassy of Italy in Belgium and the Italian Trade Agency, in close cooperation with other relevant Italian partners.

TECHITALY 2016 will debate the future challenges and the business opportunities of the new circular economy strategy and its impact in the EU internal market, in particular the Italian market, for all different stakeholders involved as policy makers, clean-tech industries, SME’s, universities and research centers.

The two-day program will include:

• 29.11.2016 - Conference at the European Parliament,

• 30.11.2016 - Workshop and B2B Meeting

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International Conferences on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE Belgrade 2016)

24-25 November 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

ICTTE Belgrade 2016 will cover a wide range of topics related to traffic and transport engineering, with the aim of representing the importance of all modes of traffic and transport, especially the importance of improving these industries, and their compliance to one of the most significant principles nowadays, sustainable development.

ICTTE Belgrade 2016 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information and ideas.


Smart, Innovative & Sustainable urban mobility

23 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Attendance in this highly interactive workshop will offer you an opportunity to meet cities, innovative demonstration projects, practitioner networks, financing organizations, the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities (the Urban Mobility Cluster) and/or cities investing Structural Funds on urban mobility challenges.

You will be able to learn about the state of the art in innovative and tested urban transport solutions like electric buses, cleaner logistics, infrastructure, walking and cycling, mobility planning and new mobility services.

Urban mobility experts and experienced practitioners will bring in their knowledge on the development and implementation of innovative mobility solutions.

This event is a great opportunity to share and to develop integrated plans (like SUMPs), how to invest in and how to grow smart city mobility in your cities, and shape Europe's smart city mobility future!



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