• Better use of Antibiotics • Breaking the optical transmission barriers
• Materials for clean air • Collaborative Spectrum Sharing • Food scanner
2 July - 30 September 2015, Mexico City, Mexico
The Group on Earth Observations is pleased to announce the kick-off of the GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit!
The competition seeks short (up to 3 minutes) videos highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping to address global and regional environmental and societal challenges.
Winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November 2015.
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015.
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3-5 August 2015, Birmingham
Breast Cancer is the most common cause of death in women.
The main objective of Breast Cancer-2015 is more targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and also to reduce the use of chemotherapy treatment.
4-6 August 2015, Valencia, Spain
Epidemiology-2015 provides the opportunity for Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Public Health practitioners, Biostatisticians, Healthcare Policymakers, Industry experts, Researchers and Students from different countries across the globe to meet and discuss their common interests of addressing the issues and challenges of global health.
5-8 September 2015, Birmingham, UK
The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences.
Participants experience new perspectives on topics that cover the entire range of the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell all the way up to investigation of larger, complex biological systems.
15-16 June 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
The 9th GEO European Projects' Workshop is co-organised by the European Commission, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). The event is recorded and streamed live here.
The workshop brings together European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim is to enable participants to present their work and discuss maximising benefits from the European contribution to this international effort.
The event is timed on the cusp of the new GEO Strategic Plan and the upcoming Transitional Work Programme of GEO for 2015, enabling to build momentum and coherence in Europe around plans for the next decade. In this context, Horizon 2020 research programme and the EU Programme for Earth observation, Copernicus, are key vehicles to contribute to GEOSS and respond to European policy priorities.
Detailed agenda is here.
You are more than welcome to join our LinkedIn group and start a discussion or simply follow the workshop updates.
15 June 2015, Tervuren (near Brussels)
Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life - is a generic typically holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary interactive project based on simulation with a high educational value where the city (village or town) is treated here as a patient making this fascinating project that integrates Big Data not only surrealistically complex but also useful.
Pilot Scheme 1 is embedded in the New Capacity Building Programme that integrates the Education of Tomorrow with the Governance of Tomorrow, Smart Cities and Life Sciences/Medicine. The workshop is basically for networking and shall explore the complexities of holistic multicultural interdisciplinary integration and collaboration.
15 June 2015, Brussels
ANTICORRP is a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The central objective of ANTICORRP is to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. This interdisciplinary project includes researchers from anthropology, criminology, law, economic, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project is organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.
During this event, Anticorrp researchers will present the results of our Pan-European Survey on the Quality of Government and Corruption at the national and regional level, conducted in 2013.
The survey, which was conducted by researchers from the Quality of Government Institute, is the largest multi-country governance survey aimed at capturing regional variation and its explanations. The survey focused on the experience of citizens in 206 European regions with public services and their level of satisfaction as well as on individual strategies of getting the desired quality of service. Building on previous collaborations with the EU Commission and DG REGIO, we present a new round of the ’European Quality of Government Index (EQI), which is the first multi-country, sub-national indicator of quality of government. In addition to the survey results, several other questions of research interest, such as the level of social trust, perceptions and experiences with meritocracy in the public and private sector and the impact of a corruption scandal on voting patterns were included in the survey and will be presented. The survey was initiated during the month of February, 2013 and was conducted in the local majority language of each country/region.
The sample size of citizens in the survey was over 85,000 Europe-wide, with the final focus of the collected data aimed at the regional level. The survey selectively sampled 400-plus citizens per region (NUTS 1 or 2) in 24 countries, and the sample size for each country varies depending on the number of regions.
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10-12 June 2015, Riga, Latvia
The seventh EuroNanoForum is Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and materials science, innovations and business. It will be showcasing the strength of integrating nanotechnologies and advanced materials with the other key enabling technologies, within the new approach of Horizon 2020 in its drive for competitiveness. ENF 2015 is organised as a part of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union.