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, Brussels
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)
31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin
Register now: Fostering open Earth Observation for Europe - GEO European Projects Workshop 31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin
Topics to be discussed range from the strategic cooperation between the European Commission and the European Space Agency through valorising marine data from the private sector for research and innovation to mitigating natural hazards and strengthening disaster resilience.
You have the chance to contribute to the Workshop e.g. by giving a presentation during one of the sessions, presenting a poster, or showing a video. Please express your interest during registration.
31 May 2016, Brussels
Join the debate on stakeholder engagement in European research and innovation. Policy makers, researchers, representatives from industry and civil society organisations will explore how to engage societal stakeholders and open up research and innovation to broader societal considerations.
- Find out about the latest insights from European research into the role of societal stakeholders.
- Learn how to organise stakeholder engagement in your own work during the knowledge fair.
- Discuss the future role of societal stakeholders of European research and innovation.
The working conference builds on the findings of the European project #NanoDiode: from July 2013 to June 2016, NanoDiode has organised a range of engagement activities across Europe, involving stakeholders in a dialogue on the funding, performance and outcomes of nanotechnologies research.
9 March 2016, Brussels
The European Commission (EC), The Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) are organising the EU-Brazil Workshop: Coordinated Call on Advanced Biofuels.
This Workshop aims to offer to Brazilian and European researchers an opportunity for networking, discussion and preparing joint activities under the call H2020-LCE-22-2016.
The Workshop will provide an opportunity to strengthen the dialogue between public and private laboratories, increasing partnerships between Brazilian and European, exploiting synergies in terms of scientific expertise and resources by implementing coordinated projects.
The presentations will cover the three sub-challenges that should be addressed by the proposals:
1) Gasification of bagasse to syngas and advanced liquid fuel production, including biofuels for aviation;
2) Applied research to biomass production logistics and applied research for feedstock diversification for advanced biofuels;
3) Development of new fermentation and separation technologies for advanced liquid biofuels and applied research to increase the energy efficiency of advanced biofuel processes.
Please RSVP to: Oscar G. Nobrega (email@example.com and RTD-H2020-World-Event@ec.europa.eu) before 1 March.
Venue: Centre Albert Borschette – Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Webstreaming of the event is available following this link.
3 March 2016, Brussels
This one‐day event promises to be an exciting and informative day in which the implications of new research data on vitamin D from the ODIN project (http://www.odin-vitd.eu/) for public health policy and food innovation in Europe will be discussed.
Registration only via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Event Programme:
9.00-10.00 Welcome, Introduction to ODIN, Keynote presentation
10.00-12.30 Vitamin D in Europe: Data from ODIN
13.15-15.45 Food-based Solutions to achieve vitamin D intake targets for deficiency preventions: Data from ODIN followed by an Open forum discussion and Q & A
15.45-16.30 Sum up, conclusions and reception
24-26 February 2016, Las Piñas, Philippines
The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.
All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library.
25 February 2016, Brussels
A New Strategy for Europe
More than 150 European stakeholders and decision-makers, including Commissioner Karmenu Vella in charge for Environment and former Commissioner Franz Fischler discussed a « New Strategy for Europe» with top scientists in Brussels on 25 February 2016.
This symposium was concluding the research performed over four years by the WWWforEurope large scientific consortium led by WIFO that tackled the issues of Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe.
The conclusions pave the way towards a genuine European socio-ecological transition and a “High road of competitiveness” where the key words are education and innovation, active social policy, efficient use of resources and well-being.
EC contact person: Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero@ec.europa.eu