5 December 2016, Brussels
DG RTD, Unit Open and Inclusive Societies will host a conference "Europe as a Global Actor" in December 2016. During this conference the representatives of projects selected under the Societal Challenge 6 of Horizon 2020 in the 2015 call will present their understanding of a number of research problems they investigate - such as Europe as a global and regional actor, European contributions to global justice or responsible trade as well as cultural and science diplomacy.
The conference will be held on Monday, 5 December 2016 in the Van Maerlant building of the European Commission, rue Van Maerlant 2, 1000 Brussels.
5 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium
The aim of this policy event is to bring scientists, practitioners and policy makers together in order to discuss the effects of introduced and invasive tree species on European forests.
A set of presentations will be followed by a chaired panel discussion on the topic of introduced tree species.
5 December 2016, CEPS, MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM, Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 BRUSSELS
The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the European context.
In the first session, two presentations will be given by former chairs of high level expert groups, Professors Carlota Perez and Enrico Giovannini, on the transformative sustainability agenda for green growth and jobs in Europe. Here below are the links to the reports which both groups delivered to the European Commission in previous years.
In the second session, a panel discussion with representatives of civil society, European institutions, think-tanks, and national governments of the European Union will help to identify ways to bring forward the transformative sustainability agenda and to better align research and innovation policies with the SDGs, as set out in the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
For more details please consult the draft agenda and event description here attached.
Registration is available here.
Please register early as there are limited seats available.
Registration and coffee from 09:30 - Light lunch will be provided after the event.
For more information or questions please contact:
- Jacopo Bordignon Jacopo.BORDIGNON@ec.europa.eu
- Anne-Marie Boudou firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Reports of High Level expert Groups:
(2016) "Changing gear in R&I: green growth for jobs and prosperity in the EU" report of the expert group “R&I policy framework for green growth & jobs”
(2015) "The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the sustainable development goals", report of the expert group “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the SDGs"
5-6 December 2016, London, United Kingdom
International agreements, increasing urbanization and climate change are putting pressure on the global food system.
The annual Chatham House food conference will address the specific challenges that need to be overcome to improve sustainability and food security, deliver carbon reductions in the food system, and the role of policy, industry and civil society in achieving these goals.
6 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium
The European Digestive Health Summit by UEG will highlight the importance of the role of digestive health in providing solutions to many of the critical challenges of how to guarantee sustainable healthcare against a backdrop of economic and financial constraints, an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and growing demand on research funding.
Discussions will range from healthy nutrition and cancer screening, to paediatric care and targeted research support. Healthcare specialists will assess past and upcoming healthcare policies and will be advocating for EU guidelines and approaches with a focus on digestive health. Join UEG and our partner organisations for this important event in the heart of Brussels.
28 November - 4 December 2016, Obergurgl, Austria
The 3rd HBP School is jointly organised by the Human Brain Project (HBP) and the Allen Institute for Brain Science (AI) and offers a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of neuroscience relevant to the HBP research programme.
Understanding the brain requires an integrated understanding of different scales of organisation spanning genes, channels, cells, microcircuits, brain regions and their roles in behaviour from perception to action in different states including wakefulness and sleep.
This course will take the student through the latest data, models and techniques for investigating the different levels of the brain and through the process of putting the pieces together to derive new insights and theories.
Workshops each day will guide the student with hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and techniques for neuroinformatics, analysis, modelling and simulation.
The school offers ample opportunities for scientific discussions between students and faculty during dedicated discussion sessions, tutorials and social events.
The application deadline is 7 September 2016.
Participation in the 3rd HBP School 2016 is open to advanced master students, postgraduate students and young researchers from within HBP as well as to the external commmunity. Up to 40 participants will be selected from a competitive application process based on pre-defined criteria. Abstracts for presenting the applicants' own work are particularly welcome. Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.
There is no registration fee.
30 November - 2 December 2016, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bratislava, Slovakia
The SET-Plan conference 2016 will take place between 30 November and 2 December 2016 in Bratislava under the Slovak Presidency. High-level representatives from the European Commission and EU Member States as well as stakeholders from business and research community will discuss the achievements in the implementation of the Energy Union with a special focus on the progress made under its research, innovation and competitiveness dimension.
The conference will be opened by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union, Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic and Robert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic and a key note speech will be delivered by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation. Closing speeches will be delivered by Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Peter Plavčan, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
1-2 December 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The ability of gut microbiota to communicate with the brain is emerging as an exciting concept in health and disease. Mounting evidence, mostly from rodent studies, suggests that gut microbes help shape normal neural development, brain biochemistry, and behaviour.
Bridging the gap between animal studies and application for treatment in humans will be the next big challenge. There are still many mysteries when it comes to understanding how the microbiome might affect the brain.
If research is able to solve even a fraction of them, the microbiota-brain axis could be a powerful target for influencing mood and behaviour, for example in anxiety and depression, as well as preventing or treating brain-related diseases, including (potentially) Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and autism.
MIND, MOOD & MICROBES – the 1st International Conference on Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis – is focused on breakthroughs in fundamental research and dissemination of fundamental research towards clinical applications.
The conference is designed for academia, health professionals and health-related industries.
30 November - 1 December 2016, Berlin, Germany
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in The World Congress on Clinical Trials in Diabetes (WCTD2016), which will take place 30 November - 1 December 2016, in Berlin, Germany.
With the multitude of complex issues associated with clinical trials in diabetes, it is clear that there is a necessity to streamline these issues into a process that will improve drug development in terms of approval and commercialization and address the various aspects of drug and device development and the way to enhance them.
1 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Since its launch in 2010, the EU's Factories of the Future partnership has been responsible for the launch of 248 pre-competitive projects which are transforming manufacturing.
The event is focused on the successful industrial exploitation of results from these projects. This event will include ‘Pitch’ sessions which will focus on providing short and to-the-point presentations (‘pitches’) about innovative manufacturing technologies and approaches by projects.
Factories of the Future - Making Innovation Happen is also an excellent opportunity for interested organisations to connect with some of Europe’s leading industrial companies and research organisations.