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Key Enabling Technologies for Regional Growth: synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF

6 May 2015, Committee of the Regions, Brussels

The workshop aims to encourage active dialogue and exchange of ideas between the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) -H2020 stakeholders and the national/regional authorities that apply for structural funds, and :   

 

1) Raise awareness on KETs (advanced materials, nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, industrial biotechnology, photonics, and advanced manufacturing systems) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.   2) Stimulate interaction to enhance synergies, by engaging participants in discussions during the parallel sessions.  3)  Showcase examples of regions that have identified KETs as priorities and promote interregional cooperation.  4) Explore how the new instruments help deal with current problems and limitations;   5) Identify the main barriers for addressing synergies from part of H2020 stakeholders and national and regional authorities.

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2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2015

7-8 May 2015, Barcelona, Spain

REGATEC 2015 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards microbial and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas and biomass gasification for CHP production. REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and excellent opportunities to network and find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances will be presented by leading experts and experiences of unique industrial scale plants will be presented by prominent industrial representatives.

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Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe - TENLaw project meeting

8-9 May 2015, Tartu, Estonia

Private tenancy law is existentially affecting the daily lives of European citizens, as about one third of them depend on rental housing.
That notwithstanding, it constitutes a nearly blank space in comparative and European law. This is due to its national character, its political nature and its embeddedness in widely diverging national housing policies, which ultimately reflect different welfare state models. At the same time, however, different parts of EU law and policy do affect tenancy law significantly, albeit indirectly. Thus, EU social policy against poverty and social exclusion extends to selected issues of housing policy.
Against this background, this project sets out to provide the first large-scale comparative and European law survey of tenancy law. In a first step, it analyses national tenancy laws and their embeddedness in, and effects on, national housing policies and markets. In a second step, the effect of EU legislation on national housing policy in general and national
tenancy law in particular will be analysed in a comparative perspective. In a third step, a proposal for a better co-ordinating role of the EU in tenancy law and housing policy, in particular through an OMC process developing common principles of good ”tenancy regulation”, will be designed.


ECCA CONFERENCE

12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen Denmark

The second biennial ‘European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’ will be hosted in Copenhagen in 2015.
The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low carbon societies.
 

Some key note speakers:

Kirsten Brosbøl; The Danish Minister of the Environment
Kurt Vandenberghe; European Commission
Hans Bruyninckx; European Environment Agency
Morten Kabell; Mayor for Technical and Environmental Affairs, City of Copenhagen

Scientific Programme of the conference.



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Addressing the STEM skills gap - progression to university, employer engagement & postgrad training

25 February 2015, London, UK

Timed to follow the publication of the 'one year on' report of the Perkins' Review of Engineering Skills, expected in late 2014, delegates at this conference will assess progress made by the sector to close the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.

The conference also coincides with the Government's Your Life campaign, announced by the Chancellor in May 2014, which aims to increase the number of young people, particularly women, studying STEM subjects by 50% over the next three years.

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Technology transfer: paving the way for advanced manufacturing

25 February 2015, Brussels

Advanced and clean manufacturing is a key driver of the upcoming industrial revolution. The aim of this workshop is to explore how technology transfer activities can be used as a mechanism to help EU industry, particularly manufacturing SMEs, to adopt new advanced and clean manufacturing technologies. Practical examples will be presented to illustrate the potential of technology transfer in this area.

The workshop will gather technology providers, industry executives, technology transfer officers, policy makers and financial intermediaries to share experiences and lessons learned. One of the key objectives is to discuss policy implications at all levels that could help accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies by the European manufacturing industry.

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Social and Environmental Progress: Europe in a Long-Run Perspective

24 February 2015, Brussels

More than 150 high-level European policy-makers and academics met and discussed the paths to move towards a European socio-ecological transition in the frame of the “Work, Wealth and Welfare” research project - WWWforEurope.


Shale gas in a low-carbon Europe: the role of research

23 February 2015, Brussels

The objective of the conference is to facilitate an exchange of views among the different stakeholders on the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of shale gas exploration and exploitation, and how research and innovation can provide the input for a science-based policy in this field.

Online registration form.  We kindly ask you to register by 16 February 2015 at the latest.

The official working language of the event will be English.

 

Final programme:

09:00 - 09:30 Opening session: setting the scene

  • Welcome and Introduction by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission 
  • Keynote Speech - Dr Michael Knotek, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

09:30 - 11:30 Session 1: Research and innovation to address the shale gas challenge 

  • The EERA Joint Research Programme: assessing resource potential, opportunities and risks of shale gas exploitation - Dr René Peters, Coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Shale Gas
  • The Department of Energy Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources R&D Programme - Dr Ray Boswell, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S.
  • Assessment of deep subsurface hydro-mechanical processes for reducing the environmental footprint of shale gas development - Dr Chris McDermott, University of Edinburgh
  • A holistic approach to assess the environmental impact of shale gas in Europe - Dr Alberto Striolo, University College London
  • Questions and Answers

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Session 2: Science-based policy development for shale gas exploitation

  • The European Science & Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction - Nicholas Banfield, Acting Director Strategy, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Science-based policy for shale gas exploitation in Canada - Dr John Cherry, Director, University Consortium on Ground Water Research at the University of Guelph, Canada
  • Shale gas and responsible innovation - Dr Marloes Dignum, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Questions and Answers

12:30 - 13:30 Closing session: shale gas in a low-carbon Europe - the role of research

  • Moderated forum discussion (speakers and audience)

  • Summary and closing remarks - András Siegler, Director Energy Research, DG RTD, European Commission

13:30 Buffet Lunch 

 

 

 

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