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MOWE-IT Regional Conference

4-16 September 2014, LONDON, BERLIN, THESSALONIKI

 

 

To celebrate the end of a successful project after two years of running, MOWE-IT team will present its final findings and recommendations in a series of three Regional Conferences, open to all stakeholders in the field of transport, logistics, risk management and safety, and attended by high-level business and academic experts.

Depending on the location, the conferences will focus on different transport modes at the time:

•4-5 September, London, UK. Specific research areas: Rail and Waterborne transport – Agenda – Regional Conference London

•8 – 9 September, Berlin, Germany. Specific research areas: Bulk transport, Road and Aviation – - Agenda – Regional Conference Berlin

•15-16 September, Thessaloniki, Greece. Specific research areas: Road, Aviation and Waterborne transport – Agenda – Regional Conference Thessaloniki

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3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014

5-8 October 2014, Davos, Switzerland

The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 30 April 2014. Submit your abstract now on one of the conference topics.

 

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India-EU workshop III Coastal zone management and impact on society

6-9 October 2014, Kerala, India

Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.

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Standards: Your Innovation Bridge

30 October 2014, Brussels

Standardization is an important tool to ensure market access of research and innovation results, under Horizon2020. This conference will engage with leading innovators and policy makers to discuss the role standards play in supporting innovation.

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ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation

11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.The aim of ICEPR'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field.

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Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events

1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe

UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)

This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.

The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.

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International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Eco-Innovations

18-19 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland

The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability and eco-innovation. It should provide a forum for business and academics to grapple with some of the most pressing problems facing businesses all over the world, and the new horizons coming from business to fill a wide range of expectations concerning sustainable development and eco-innovation.

 

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Science for the Environment 2013

3-4 October 2013, Aarhus, Denmark

The conference's purpose is to provide input to the European Commission on the future research needs in Horizon 2020. We are calling for abstracts within the three major themes:

  • Climate action: mitigation and adaptation
  • Resource efficiency: natural resources, ecosystems, raw materials
  • Green economy: eco-innovation

Why should you attend?

  • To show how your field of research can support solutions of the grand challenges facing society
  • To help shape the future European Research Agenda in Horizon 2020
  • To meet potential partners for future Horizon 2020 calls 

The Conference is being organised by Aarhus University together with the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).

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Dublin's Festival of Curiosity

25-28 July 2013, Dublin

Dublin’s annual festival of science & culture with FREE events for families to take place from 25 – 28 July 2013. 2012 saw a unique year long celebration of science in Dublin as over 600, 000 people took part in Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. Although that year may be over a brand new Festival has evolved from the energy and excitement it generated.

The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual Festival of Science and Culture, will take place for the very first time this year from 25-28 July. The Festival will provide new opportunities for adults, families and children to come together and experience a hands on adventure in science, play and curious technology. The Festival will transform Dublin’s City Centre into a fun filled curiosity hub for four days in July, with free day-time events for families & children, accompanied by an evening programme of interactive science debates, discussions and shows that will intrigue and challenge the most curious of minds.

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FLOODrisk 2012

20-22 November 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The 2nd European Conference on FLOODrisk Management will explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures.

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International Conference on "Integrated Approaches for Volcanic Risk Management"

11-12 September 2012, Hohenheim University Stuttgart, Germany

Following the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction recommendations and starting from shared existing knowledge and practices, this conference aims at presenting innovative tools and integrated cost effective methodologies to mitigate risks from various hazards on active volcanoes (prevention, crisis management and recovering).
The focus is more particularly put on integrating tools. This concerns interdisciplinary integration between different domains (e.g. inputs of social approaches in risk mapping methodologies) but also integration between the three different phases of risk management (e.g. Information System designed to be used both for risk mapping and crisis management).

This conference serves as final workshop of the FP7 MIAVITA project.  

End of registration / deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 July 2012

 

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EWENT DISSEMINATION SEMINAR

29-30 May 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

The EWENT project dealt with extreme Weather impacts on European networks of transport. At this final conference the EWENT researchers and researchers of related projects will present their findings on:
1. What are the extreme weather phenomena that are most harmful to transport system and what and where are the biggest impacts?
2. How these phenomena are going to change in pace with expected climate change?
3. What are the total costs induced to transport system by extreme weather?
4. What European parts – geographically, mode-wise – are most vulnerable to extreme weather?
5. How can we prepare ourselves, what are the means and the tools?

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Planet Under Pressure

25-29 March 2012, London, UK

Based on the latest scientific evidence, the London Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of our knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is now under. The London conference will focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation.

The conference will discuss solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 conference.

A lunch-time side session on "Horizon2020", the EU's future instrument for research and innovation support, will take place on 27 March.

Please consult the Conference Website for more information on the programme and registration.

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InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research

17 June 2011, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels

The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Environment) is organising an InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research. The event aims to highlight the novelties of the 2012 Work Programme due to be published in July. It will provide guidance on proposal preparation and submission.

Sorry! Registration is no longer possible as the conference is fully booked.

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Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding

10 June 2011, Brussels

The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of the next Strategic Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Stakeholders from research institutions, industry, universities, non-governmental organisations, scientists and politicians are especially invited to take part in making EU funding more attractive and easier to access for participants.

The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, universities, entrepreneurs and governments from across Europe and beyond.

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Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days

7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont

On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.

This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.

For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!

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Science-Policy Workshop: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - Reducing Water-related Risks in Europe

6-7 July 2010, Brussels, Belgium

The Environment Directorate of the Commission's Research Directorate-General is organising a series of workshops aiming to gather the critical knowledge mass represented by projects of the Framework Programmes that address climate change understanding, climate change impacts and scenario building.
The workshops are aimed at:

  • Gathering representatives of on-going FP projects, as well as of related EU-funded projects to discuss the state of knowledge, identify research perspectives and needs;
  • Fostering exchanges between the scientific and policy communities, by identifying the best way to communicate policy development from various perspectives (research, climate, regional policy, disaster policy) in order to highlight research needs to the scientific community;
  • Boosting the communication of key scientific findings to policy-makers and stakeholders, highlighting how these could contribute to EU policies and to the 5th IPCC Assessment Report.

This first workshop in the series is dedicated to water-related risks. Jointly organised with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), it builds on the outcomes of the October 2009 workshop “Dialogue Among Scientific Community and Policy Stakeholders on Disaster Risk Reduction” organised by the Commission's Research Directorate-General and UNISDR. Reinforcing the exchanges among the scientific and policy communities in Europe, the event aims in particular at providing practical examples of how research can contribute to guide policy makers in investment decisions towards disaster risk reduction in order to implement the climate change adaptation agenda.
Please note that participation is on invitation only. For more information, please contact Estelle Barrillon, tel: +32-2-2993228, e-mail: estelle.barrillon@ec.europa.eu

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Web streaming event on "Innovation Union" with Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

17 June 2010, Online

Europe has experienced its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The only way to replace the jobs lost and to achieve a prosperous, green and fair economy in the future is to improve Europe's performance in innovation: in other words, develop new products and services that create wealth and improve quality of life. In particular, more innovation is necessary to tackle our century's defining challenges: climate change, energy and food security, health and the fact that the average age of Europe's population is increasing.

This is why Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn wants to listen to your ideas on how we can make Europe into an Innovation Union.

She will be online (pictures and sound) via the European Commission's Webcast Portal at 10:00-11:00 Central European Time on 17 June. To take part in this interactive discussion, just go to the Webcast Portal at the right time.

You can send in your questions to RTD-INNOVATION-UNION@ec.europa.eu, but you can also put them to the Commissioner via the Web Portal during the event. The following languages will be in use: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

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