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.
14-15 April 2016, Amsterdam
Borders blur. Disciplines merge. Barriers come down. The 21st century is a time of repositioning, and there is a key role to play for heritage. How do we (re)present ourselves, our public, our archives, our countries and our institutes?
This is the RICHES final conference, presenting the project results together with inspiring keynote speakers who will reflect and explore collaboratively future visions of heritage.
Participation will be central, with experience of inspiring examples first hand in the city of Amsterdam. Through urban safaris and visits to heritage sites, all conference participants will be able to see best practices in action, and policy recommendations will be delivered to support this.
14-15 April 2016, Brussels
On 14 and 15 April, an EC workshop was held in Brussels to present the results of EU funded research & innovation projects in the field of the Factories of the Future Public-Public Private Partnership (FoF cPPP).
The aim was to present the impact achieved by the ongoing projects and to identify the ways to maximise the benefits of project clusters.
The presentations can be downloaded from this website.
The EU is funding the FoF cPPP to promote a new production paradigm based on distributed, agile, smart and sustainable manufacturing systems. The projects aim at developing innovative technologies to create a sustainable, competitive, human-centred and customer-focused manufacturing industry in Europe.
12-14 April 2016, Nottingham, UK
The conference will look at the nuclear cycle from cradle to grave with a focus on current reactor systems, future systems and fuels, advanced fuel cycles and the new challenges of decommissioning and waste management.
Call for papers under the following broad themes:
Visit the website for full details
12 April 2016, Brussels
Synergies between EU funding for research & innovation and structural funds are essential to develop regional research and innovation capacities, and drive the economic growth in Europe.
On 12 April 2016, the European Commission organised a workshop which gathered more than 100 participants from national and regional authorities and from industry and research. The aim was to discuss the obstacles that prevent the implementation of such synergies, and to explore ways to facilitate regional cooperation in the field of Key Enabling Technologies.
The workshop was associated with the "Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), which is a cooperation platform between the European Commissions's Research and Innovation DG and the European Committee of the Regoins (CoR).