23-24 May 2016, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
As one of its main channels for dissemination and uptake, CDD-Ghana is organizing a policy conference in Accra, Ghana to disseminate findings to key policymakers and other stakeholders.
The conference scheduled for May 23-24 in Accra, will bring together policy makers and researchers from seventeen countries four continents - Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe - to share their respective research findings, experiences, policy recommendations and how it can impact on national policies aimed at reducing poverty. The conference therefore, has the objective of interacting and assisting policy makers, development partners and government agencies with evidence-based recommendations that can help shape policies and programs to halt poverty.
25-27 May 2016, Turku, Finland
The scope of the seminar is related to the industrial feasibility of plugs and seals in geological disposal facilities, the measurement of their characteristics, the monitoring of hydraulic and mechanical behavior of plugs and seal under repository conditions, and their performance with respect to a range of safety objectives.
Deadline for submitting Abstracts is 30 November 2015.
For any enquiries please contact DOPAS2016@posiva.fi
30 May 2016, Brussels
The event aims at presenting innovative approaches and actions on how to make European and Brazilian cities greener and more sustainable, sharing experiences from joint EU – Brazil projects. The issues for discussion will cover the environmental management of urban areas, the way to formulate urban agendas in Brazil and Europe, research and innovation actions on nature-based solutions underpinning sustainable cities and the knowledge exchange in the frame of the EU – Latin America cooperation.
Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. To register for the event, please click here
Venue: Committee of the Regions Van Maerlant Street n°2, 1040 Brussels (EC building VM2 -room VMA 1 - 2nd floor)
30 May 2016, Brussels
Cities are homes of innovative solutions and alternative social arrangements. Social innovations come in many forms, including nature-based solutions and people-based solutions that hand in hand transform our cities, district-by-district, one infrastructure service at a time. These actor-networks that we call transition initiatives come in various shapes and sizes, led by actors from public, private and civil society sectors or spanning across sectoral divides, and have become increasingly visible in many European cities. Transition initiatives as makers of social innovations in cities foster new relationships, new institutions and, ultimately, can contribute to the emergence of new urban realities: the sharing economy, green low-carbon economies, and new sustainable lifestyles.
Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. To register to the event, please click here.
Venue: Committee of the Regions Van Maerlant Street n°2, 1040 Brussels (EC building VM2 - room VMA 1 - 2nd floor)
12 May 2016, Mainz, Germany
Brokerage event on KETs -
Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP)
The objectives of the brokerage event are to present the 2017 topics of the European Union’s NMBP Work Programme 2016 – 2017 of the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” and to prepare future co-operations between participants. The corresponding calls for proposals can be found on the Participant Portal of the EU Commission.
10-12 May 2016, Barcelona, Spain
The 2nd European Stroke Conference (ESOC 2016) features a comprehensive series of keynote lectures, symposia, teaching courses and various workshops, covering the entire field of stroke management, prevention and recovery.
Participants will benefit from the unique opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world, attend a variety of interactive educational sessions, and learn about the latest scientific research and developments from leading international speakers, all in a stimulating environment.
10-12 May 2016, Vietnam
The ASEAN-EU STI Days bring together researchers, scientists, science policy makers, innovative companies, and other stakeholders from ASEAN and EU countries for a yearly three-day conference on science, technology, and innovation issues and bi-regional co-operation in these fields.
The ASEAN‐EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days (STI Days) are initiated by SEA‐EU‐NET as a biregional forum for cooperation activities between Europe and Southeast Asia. The STI Days are open to all actors and stakeholders in the fields of research, development and innovations, thus giving them the opportunity to build their network, discuss, and engage in exchanging on topics of common interest and explore perspectives for new cooperation.
A new philosophy will be behind the STI Days for 2016—strong focus on academic/industry collaboration.
The number of scientific workshops and expert sessions on various topics – like infectious diseases, water, food, energy nexus, metrology, ASEAN Economic Community and innovation – is expected to amount to 15 and the number of participants ranges between 300-400, mainly from Southeast Asia and Europe.
The STI Days are an ideal occasion for networking and exchange of ideas in thematic areas like Health, Environment, Water, Food Security & Safety or Innovation.
Location of STI Days: Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
10-11 May 2016, Sophia Antipolis, France
On 10-11 May 2016 in its Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, ETSI will hold a workshop on the subject “From Research To Standardization” in the context of the EU's H2020 programme.
The workshop will support researchers in disseminating and exploiting their results through ICT standardisation. It serves as a platform for research consortia to be informed about standardisation plans and to address a wider community to find supporters and allies.