30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement, under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges.
Several side events will be organised in the European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B:
You will find below the flyers supporting the events.
Please note that this page will be regularly updated during the COP 21.
7-10 December 2015, Brussels
The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.
The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
8 December 2015, Brussels
This event will feature high-level speakers and expert panels discussing the successful actions already taken under the Millennium Development Goals and analyse those which proved to be inefficient.
It will also address what research and innovation can do to make the difference in the field of Maternal and Newborn Health under the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will take place in Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, and will feature participation from a wide array of stakeholders including: researchers, policymakers, health practitioners, research funders, advocates, and NGOs active in low- and middle-income countries.
Registration now open!
8 December 2015, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels'
It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that will take place at the COP21 in Paris.
At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen.
The speakers panel include:
The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20.00. As of 18.00 a drink will be offered to participants.
The agenda and further information are available below.
We look forward to meet you at COP21 in Paris!
19-20 November 2015, Brussels
What the research in social sciences and humanities tell us about changing Europe
The European Commission's Directorate General Research and Innovation, Unit B6 "Reflective Societies" is organising a conference for projects selected under the Horizon 2020, EURO 2014 call "Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe". At the conference day, project representatives will discuss the various issues they were selected to address, e.g. a resilient and sustainable economic and monetary union in Europe; the European Growth Agenda; European societies after the crisis and political challenges for Europe.
The conference will be followed by a ½ day management related meeting for EURO-2014 projects, organised by the Research Executive Agency, Unit B3 "Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies".
Please register here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/H2020-EURO.
17-19 November 2015, Brussels
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking is organising the fifth edition of its Programme Review Days (PRD) on 17-18 November 2015 at the Charlemagne building in Brussels.
100 projects' results will be highlighted through a poster exhibition and forty-four oral presentations will take place, covering cross-cutting, energy and transport in research and demonstration activities.
On 19 November 2015, the FCH JU annual Stakeholder Forum will take place in the Charlemagne as well. This yearly event is the largest gathering of Europe’s fuel cell sector and is an excellent opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss and debate the future of the sector.
The 2015 edition will provide an overview of the major developments in the past year and will seek to outline a vision for the way the sector will unfold in the coming years.
17 November 2015, Brussels
The event offers the opportunity to learn about the state of the art on demand-side innovation policy after a decade of experience and about what companies want the European Union to deliver in the coming years to make markets more innovation-friendly.
Conference attendees will come away with informed outlooks on future innovation policies in the light of the evidence and the context of the current policy orientation in the EU.
17 November 2015, Lille, France
On 17 November 2015, the STORM project (FP7) is holding its first public workshop to present and discuss challenges and innovative solutions in simulation and technologies for icing conditions.
The event will be hosted by STORM partner, Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales (ONERA), in Lille, France, .
Speakers from both industry and academia will present the latest progress of the research done by the STORM partners in the domains of ice release mechanisms, understanding and prediction, ice accretion within the engine environment and innovative Ice Protection Systems (IPS).
The event is free of charge and Registration is now open on STORM website: fp7-storm.eu