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MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

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ELIXIR Fifth Anniversary

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

ELIXIR is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting an event entitled 'Open Data for Impact and Innovation'. The event is aimed at funders, policy-makers, industry representatives, and ELIXIR partners.

As an ESFRI landmark infrastructure, ELIXIR's role is to coordinate, integrate and sustain Europe's life science data resources. Since its establishment in December 2014, ELIXIR has grown to become the largest ESFRI research infrastructure in terms of Membership by countries.

Through its first Scientific Programme (2014-2018) and a major Horizon 2020-funded project - ELIXIR EXCELERATE - ELIXIR has delivered many new services and activites for users. Through a series of talks, ELIXIR will present its achievements from the past five years and describe the priorities for the next Scientific Programme (2019-2023).

Complementary talks from high profile external speakers including Jean-Eric Paquet (Director General, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Dame Janet Thornton (member of the Scientific Council, European Research Council) and Gabriela Pastori (BBSRC, and Chair of ESFRI Food and Health Strategic Working Group) will help set the wider policy context.

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POEM Opening Conference "Participatory Memory Practices"

13-14 December 2018, Hamburg, Germany

The conference "Participatory Memory Practices. Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies" addresses a multidisciplinary and international group of scholars and experts from memory institutions, civil society, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, the coding community, and creative industries. 

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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at the core of all policies, including those to do with energy. This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy and making a real dent in climate change. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. The event is organised as part of the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 EU-funded project. It aims at generating new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, produce interdisciplinary solutions and develop Europe's expertise in using and applying available research into the energy transition decision-making process. It will bring the perfect opportunity for a wide range of high level panellists and senior stakeholders to connect the dots, debate the key issues and think through on the political and social changes as well the necessary research and innovation investments needed to further integrate social sciences in the future of policymaking.

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2019 Infoday, Ensuring Excellent Research by Investing in Researchers Talents, Skills and Career Development

29 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Implementing the Human Resources Strategy to comply with art. 32 of the H2020 multi-beneficiary grant agreement

This INFO-DAY addresses 'newcomer' universities, research institutions and research funders investing in researchers’ talents, skills and career development by implementing the 40 principles of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C)'.

It also addresses beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who have to comply with article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

It also brings forward policy issues related to skills and talent management in an Open Science environment closely linked to the European Framework for Research Careers.

Seven invited high-level speakers from different European research or funding institutions will evidence benefits and impact, showcase improved training opportunities, career development and talents and skills management in their respective institutions.

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The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe

6 December 2018, Brussels, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU

The main objective of the conference is to demonstrate the importance of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) research for competitiveness of Europe and well-being of its citizens, their contribution in solving main societal challenges and the added value of multidisciplinary research.

The long term objective seeks to ensure that SSH receive the proper recognition in academia and society. Too often governments, European policymakers and research community refer approvingly to the undoubted contributions made by natural sciences, engineering and technology to wealth generation, economic prosperity, knowledge transfer, innovation, and the development of new businesses, products & services, while failing to acknowledge the equally important contributions made by SSH.

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Climate policy and forest bioeconomy

4 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The European Forest Institute's autumn ThinkForest event aims to provide a better science-policy understanding of the path towards reaching the Paris Agreement, and how it is connected to future bioeconomy development.

  • How are climate targets and policies related to bioeconomy development in the future?
  • What does the recent science evidence say about the mitigation impacts of substituting wood-based products for fossil-based products?

Speakers include: Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, DG Clima Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Christine Lang, Chair, German Bioeconomy Council

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InnovAzul 2018. First International meeting on Knowledge and Blue Growth

29-30 November 2018, Cádiz, Spain

INNOVAZUL 2018 is a high-level meeting aimed to connect the main innovation agents (at a regional, national and European level) of the Blue Growth productive sectors.

It has as a primary goal to drive public-private competitiveness towards a circular economy model and a sustainable development of the marine and maritime sectors.

The event is organized by sectors, with a specific programme for Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry, Renewable Marine Energy, Fisheries and Aquaculture and Processing Industry, Ports and Port-Logistics, Tourism related to the Sea, Marine Bio Products and an Open Innovation Area

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Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine

27-30 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This conference brings together scientists from multidisciplinary fields employing different research strategies:

  • Epigenetic profiling at genome-wide and/or single cell level to identify complex dynamic regulatory interactions,
  • Bioinformatics and mathematical modelling to understand and predict observed (dynamic) phenotypic responses,
  • Innovative epigenetic interference tools using for instance CRISPR/dCas-based epigenetic editing tools to locally overwrite epigenetic signatures and to verify the impact of defined alterations in epigenetic regulation.

The meeting provides a platform for scientists focusing on fundamental and biomedical research, clinicians and private sector scientists.

The Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine Conference is organized in the context of the EpiPredict EU H2020 Innovative Training Network (www.EpiPredict.eu) coordinated by Dr Pernette Verschure. 

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Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’

29 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The open science platform Frontiers and SwissCore (the Swiss Contact office for Research, Innovation and Education), in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, have the pleasure to invite you to the Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’. 
The symposium takes place on Thursday 29 November 2018 in Brussels at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel from 16:00 to 19:30 and will be followed by a networking reception.

The symposium aims to discuss key enablers of the open science modus operandi in Europe, including:
• how to transition to immediate open access swiftly and foster a transparent and competitive scholarly communication sector;
• rewards and incentives for embedding open science in research practices, promotions and assessments.
Confirmed speakers already include:
• Jean-Claude Burgelman – Head of Unit Open Science, European Commission
• Michael Hengartner – President of swissuniversities and Rector of Zurich University
• Stephan Kuster – Secretary General of Science Europe
• Kamila Markram – CEO Frontiers
• Ingeborg Meijer – Senior Researcher and Research Evaluation Consultant, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
• Gareth O’Neill – President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
• Florian Pecenka – Head of Unit, Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU
• Falk Reckling - Head of Department Strategy, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
• Alexis Walckiers – Invited Professor in Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles

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