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Universities Fast Forward - Value in Diversity, organised by UnILiON

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

During the first thematic event, senior representatives of UniLiON universities will showcase the societal and economic value of university education and research, followed by a panel discussion with high-level policy-makers from DG RTD (Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General) and DG EAC (Stefaan Hermans, Director Policy Strategy and Evaluation) and a reception.

UnILiON (Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network) is a newly established, informal network consisting of 39 university liaison offices collaborating in Brussels and representing more than 110 universities.

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FOOD 2030: Research and Innovation for a #ZeroHunger World

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

 

On the occasion of World Food Day 2018, FAO and the European Commission will organize an event hosted by MEP Mr. Paolo De Castro. 

The event  is organized under the auspices of the European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight against hunger and wil take place on 16th October 2018 at the European Parliament (room Jan 4Q2) in Brussels.

This event will start with a networking lunch, followed by a thematic discussion on the next actions to eradicate hunger by 2030 and on the contribution of research and innovation to ensuring food security and nutritious diets for all. 

It will also provide feedback and build on the findings of the recent 2nd FOOD 2030 High Level Event that took place in Plovdiv under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency from 14-15 June 2018.

 

Access to the European Parliament only upon registration by 5 October 2018 :

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/WorldFoodDay2018EP16102018

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Energy Poverty and Social Isolation

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Energy poverty is defined as the inability of households to access adequate energy services, including: home heating/cooling, electrical appliances and mobility. Since the global financial crash and the ‘cost of living crisis’ that has accompanied austerity, energy poverty is a pressing concern for many households across Europe.

The launch of the EU’s Energy Poverty Observatory in 2018 shows the high political priority that is being given to this issue. Drawing on qualitative evidence from multiple disciplines, this event will examine the role that people’s social networks play in their ability to cope with a lack of access to energy services and its impacts on their health.

Initial findings from a recent collaboration across the White Rose Universities will be shared and experts in the field will facilitate policy-relevant discussions of how frontline efforts to address energy poverty can be supported.

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Connected Transport Summit 2018 - The future of mobility in the digital era

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Traditional means of transport have entered the digital realm at an exponential rate – redefining modern mobility in the process. Digital connectivity is not only a solution for new efficiency, safety and sustainability standards, but also a regulatory reality. Theory is turning into practice: How will authorities today build the future of tomorrow? With the EU’s third and final instalment of its ‘Europe on the Move’ mobility package just announced this May, along with key revelations regarding the EU budget post-2020, and the conclusion of key digital files within the Electronic Communications Code hoped for in June, lawmakers will be grappling with the nuts and bolts of intelligent transport systems (ITS), autonomous vehicles, data management, research spending priorities, smart cities and multi-modal networks. Join the event: many questions are on the table to steer discussions amongst over 120 policymakers, experts, regulators and disruptors cross-cutting sectors such as transport, tech, telecommunication, energy and more for a full-day, highly-interactive Summit in Brussels. POLITICO’s journalists will lead high-level interviews, dynamic discussions and breakout sessions.

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The Future is Calling – Flagship Research for Europe

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Robotics, Health, Environment, Energy – the progress in all of these research fields will strongly shape our common future: driving the development of future generations of robots helps to ensure they will truly benefit society in a sustainable way; understanding human cells during disease could revolutionize healthcare. We want to share the scientific ideas of tomorrow and beyond with you!

Our examples also provide insights into the potential of European research collaboration.

What could realistically be achieved in the next ten years with concerted efforts? At the same time it still needs to be discussed how large-scale projects should be set up under Horizon Europe: Is it necessary to differentiate between FET Flagships and Missions or are the concepts easily interchangeable?

The aim is clear – to develop these visionary approaches in the best way possible.

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Traffic Safety of Vulnerable Road Users - European projects' final event

12 October 2018, Sitges, Spain

InDeV, XCYCLE and PROSPECT are three R&I projects funded by Horizon 2020. All focus on traffic safety of vulnerable road users (VRU) and aim at significantly improving it. They strive to improve VRU safety by:

    - Providing methodologies and technologies for understanding risk factors of VRU accidents and assessing the costs of their accidents,
    - Developing userfriendly, technology-based systems to equalize the treatment of cyclists in traffic and
    - Improving the effectiveness of active VRU safety systems.

The projects have now united for a joint final event to give an insight into the work done and the results from the projects. Practitioners, researchers, political decision makers and all other stakeholders are welcome to this one-day event, where results will be presented and new and enhanced technologies, tools and a handbook for practitioners will be exhibited and demonstrated.

Do you want to know more about VRU traffic safety? Then don't miss this conference and register!

 

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STEMM Equality Congress

11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.

Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.

In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.

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'Accelerating R&I Excellence in High-Potential Countries and Regions in Europe' session at the European Week of Regions and Cities

11 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The main trend in the EU-28 research and innovation (R&I) performance is the emergence of a more nuanced divide between countries and regions. The European Commission's DG RTD in partnership with DG REGIO wish to gain insights into national experiences in order to help improve R&I performance throughout the EU.

The existing 'pockets of excellence' can provide valuable examples that could potentially be replicated or scaled up with the help of the EU's next R&I funding programme, Horizon Europe. What key national measures beyond EU intervention can build strong national R&I ecosystems? How to improve research management and the responsiveness of governments to newly emerging scientific and social issues? How to enhance synergies between funding sources and policies at different levels to ensure a coherent support of the entire R&I spectrum across the EU?

Register by 28 September for this interactive workshop and contribute to the debate.

Venue: Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room Hall 400


'Cultural and creative cities for all'- Knowledge Exchange Platform workshop

11 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Are you curious to know how integrating immigrants can contribute to the revitalisation of historic centres? Do you want to discover the benefits of an inclusive and adaptive re-use of built heritage? Then come to the "Cultural and creative cities for all" workshop, which will highlight the importance of inclusive cultural activities for wellbeing, health, social cohesion, competitiveness and to decrease public expenditure.

Case studies and EU R&I projects will showcase innovative solutions tested by cities and regions to empower people with special needs, minorities, the young and the elderly to fully access heritage sites and join creative activities. Speakers include high level panellists, representatives from the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission: 

• Babette Winter, State Secretary for Europe and Culture in the Thuringia State Chancellery

• Catherine Cullen, H2020 High Level Expert Group on 'Innovating cities' and Special Advisor on Culture in Sustainable Cities, UCLG - and

• Pierluigi Sacco, DG EAC special adviser and Full professor of Cultural Economics, International University of Languages and Literatures –IULM- Milan and Senior Researcher at metaLAB, Harvard University 

• Barbara Stacher, DG EAC  

• H2020 CLIC, H2020 RURITAGE and Europeana projects

The seminar is organised in the frame of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), a concept jointly developed by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD). It is aimed at presenting new R&I solutions, innovative products and best practices in response to societal challenges facing the regions and cities of Europe.


7th International Cycling Safety Conference

10 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain

The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics or safety solutions.

The Conferences are organised in a way to facilitate the interaction between the participants. All conference papers are publicly available at the conference web-sites. All papers submitted for the conference will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Selected scientific papers from the conference are often published in a special issue of a scientific journal.

Topics for the conference include:

- Cycling mobility
- Bicycle accidentology, naturalistic observations and simulation studies
- Cycling behaviour
- Safety of children and young bicyclists
- E-bikes
- In-bicycle devices to improve safety
- Road design, infrastructure, urban elements and traffic regulation
- Bicycle-motor vehicle interactions: driver behaviour, active safety systems and automated vehicles

 

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