3-5 February 2016, Antwerp, Belgium
1515 is the year that the English politician and humanist Thomas More found the inspiration to write his Utopia in Antwerp city. In 1516, he published the first edition. More’s Utopia was one of the most important works of European humanism, and contained many provocative elements that encouraged reflection on the nature of European society of the 16th century (SN Eds., 2015). Five hundred years later, on the same location we conclude a research project on what seems to have become a European Utopia: a Union where there is no poverty. The ImPRovE research project contributes to a better understanding on how social progress can be achieved in Europe and how the EU and its member states can tackle the persistent problem of poverty in Europe.
The conference opens on Wednesday 3 February with a round table on social innovation in the morning and an afternoon and evenening session on More’s Utopia from the perspective of Social Europe, organised in cooperation with the Centre Pieter Gillis.
On Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February, the results of the ImPRovE project, financed under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, are presented and discussed.
3-6 February 2016, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
At INCORE 2016, experts from all over the world will disseminate the latest cutting-edge technologies in the renewable energy field and will address the main renewable energy challenges that Egypt and Africa face today.
The conference will provide a forum for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, industrial experts, and technicians from all over the world on the recent developments in the field of renewable energy.
The conference is being organised by Zewail City of Science and Technology and the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) in celebration of the 5th anniversary of ANSOLE.
4-5 February 2016, Brussels
The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission is holding a two-day conference to explore and demonstrate how European research can support policy makers in designing effective and sustainable migration policies.
To this end, past and current research on migration -including on integration, circular migration, migration and development, data and statistical modelling- will be presented and debated from a policy perspective. Findings from social sciences and economic research will feature at the conference alongside short- to long-term health care needs of migrants as well as the link between climate change and current and future migratory processes. The identification of future research needs, both immediate and long-term, will be a cross cutting theme throughout the conference. The Science4Refugees initiative, designed to identify and provide opportunities for refugees with scientific qualifications within the European Research Area, will also be presented at the conference. Participants will comprise leading researchers in the field of migration, including many coordinators from EU funded research projects, EU and national policy makers as well as other relevant stakeholders. The format of the event is interactive and we expect the audience and speakers to engage in a fruitful dialogue on the role of research in tackling the current and future challenges that migration poses, both to Europe and at a global level.
It is possible to follow the conference on web streaming at:
5 February 2016, Boston, USA
'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe.
It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.
At this event you will find:
26 January 2016, Brussels
Population Europe, in cooperation with the FamiliesAndSocieties project, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the European Economic and Social Committee, organises the Third Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 8:30 – 13:00, followed by a reception.
Venue: European Economic and Social Committee
Trèves Building (room 7701)
74 Rue de Trèves
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Experts from research, policy and NGOs will discuss in a confidential atmosphere the most recent findings on topics such as how laws and policies shape gendered interdependencies in families, how transfers to old parents might require a policy response to family and labour market change, and how intergenerational relations and welfare provision work in a crisis-stricken country.
25 January 2016, Brussels
The Research Executive Agency (REA), in cooperation with the EC's DG for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, is organising an Information Day on the calls for proposals to be launched in 2016 by the Future and Emerging Technologies Open (FET Open) and the topic ‘Emerging themes and communities’ of the FET Proactive schemes.
This event targets potential applicants for the calls for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) under FET Open and FET Proactive under the topic ‘Emerging themes and communities’. The FET Open calls will close on 11 May 2016 and the FET Proactive call on 12 April 2016.
Registration is free. Please note that due to limited space, registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations will close when the maximum number of participants is reached.
All sessions will be web-streamed (from 9 a.m. CET, 25 January 2016) and recorded, and presentations will be published after the event.
25 January 2016, Brussels
Accelerating the transition to a circular economy –
New business models and the role of the public sector
Capitalising on the interest created by the launch of the revised Circular Economy Package, the event aims to support the governmental transformation towards systemic, circular economy strategies which will stimulate innovation and promising, new, employment opportunities.
The event will show how business models, technologies and capabilities influence the shift. High-level representatives from government, businesses and associations will debate how EU-level policy becomes local policy, which then interacts with private interests.
This event is jointly organised by the European Commission's DG Research & Innovation and the European Centre for Government Transformation (ECGT) and will take place on Monday, 25 January 2016, from 9.30 to 14.00.
New Venue: Van Maerlant Building, Room 02 Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1049 Bruxelles.
To register, please send an email indicating your name and organisation to: RTD-ENV-PUBLIC-SECTOR-CIRCULAR@ec.europa.eu
As places are limited they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
21 January 2016, Brussels
SAVE THE DATE!
At the end of its first year, the Scientific Panel for Health will be presenting its initial findings at a public conference to be held on 21 January 2016.
The European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH)is a unique group of experts from across Europe that advises the European Commission on long-term challenges and bottlenecks in the health research domain, and on the potential solutions to them.
This conference will be an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders in health to participate and provide input into this process, and to meet with members of the Scientific Panel for Health.