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)
19 May 2016, Brussels
FUSIONS is the European FP7 project committed to contribute to halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food waste along production and supply chains, a target that was adopted by the international community in the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
The FUSIONS multi-stakeholder Platform has over 200 Members that have participated in previous events. The EPM presents an excellent opportunity to meet-up with the leading organisations on food waste prevention & innovation across Europe.
17 May 2016, Munich
BioVaria brings together European research institutions across national borders in order to improve the transfer of their research results into application.
In just one day, it presents an unmatched density of highly innovative technologies to potential investors, collaboration partners and licensees from the international biopharmaceutical industry.
12-13 May 2016, Oslo
A Nordic-French Event will be organized on 12-13 May, 2016, at the premises of the Research Council of Norway, to present and discuss the upcoming H2020 calls on rare diseases in the 2017 call from the Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing programme.
The objective is to generate more H2020 applications targeting these calls. The seminar is open to all parties interested in rare diseases. Partners from all sectors are welcome; researchers, SME's, public sector representatives and NGOs.
10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam the Netherlands
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA).
In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands co-host the fourth edition.
More than 1.500 participants from 107 countries have already registered!
Join us at the EC booth and discover during our sessions how the European Commission contributes to the climate adaptation challenges!
Discover how the European Union supports the nascent market for climate services during the following sessions:
• Resilient risk management strategies for critical infrastructure within cities
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 15.45 - 17.30 - Oscar Auditorium
• Adaptation as an innovation and market opportunity
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 15.45 – 17.30 - Diamond Room II
• The science of adaptation practices and solutions: new challenges for assessment and communication
Thursday, 12 May 2016 -11.00 – 12.45 - Town Hall
• Moving towards tailored climate services in the Water Sector
Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 13.45 – 15.30 - Leeuwen Room II