European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
International Conference on Electron Beam Shaping in Space and Time
28-30 May 2018, Julich, Germany
This conference aims to address challenges and opportunities in electron beam shaping and its applications. It will showcase cutting-edge theoretical and experimental developments in the form of invited plenary talks and contributed presentations and include space for product displays. There will be opportunities for networking and discussion, as well as an edit-a-thon, an interdisciplinary workshop and a webinar. Topics sought for the program include (but are not limited to):
- Coherent manipulation of electron wavefunctions by light interaction and matter, possibly inspired by recent progress in light (quantum) optics, to produce functional electron waveforms.
- Studies of the foundational aspects of quantum physics and their applications to materials science.
- Ideas and methods for near-interaction-free and dose-effective imaging of matter.
KEP thematic seminar – nature-based solutions for key urban challenges
29 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
How can nature-based solutions in cities and in the peri-urban areas improve recreation and wellbeing of citizens, whilst enhancing the quality of the 18% of Natura 2000 areas which are located in urban areas? The seminar, taking place on 29 May in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), aims to look into innovative solutions which help implementing the Nature Directives. It will address pressing urban and regional challenges like flood protection, wellbeing and health, and the protection of our natural capital for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. At the same time, the European Commission (EC) aims to gather information on the regions' research and innovation needs and obstacles which may be hindering them from investing in nature-based solutions.
The seminar is part of the events within the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) that is a concept jointly developed by the CoR and EC. In 2018, the KEP will address the themes of Innovating cities with nature & nature-based solutions and cultural heritage.
Venue: European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 52
3rd Innovation Sessions - Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies
4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the third “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.
The 2018 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.
The event will take place at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, from 12h30 to 18h00, including a networking cocktail.
Registration required until 15 May 2018
European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2018
4-8 June 2018, Brussels
This year's edition of European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will focus on clean energy transition.
The event will feature:
- A three day Policy Conference (5 - 7 June), which will offer the participants an opportunity to discuss about new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas;
- The Networking Village (6 - 7 June), where the stakeholders will be able to exchange ideas on policies and best practices;
- EUSEW Awards ceremony, showcasing original and innovative projects;
- Energy Days, organised all over Europe, throughout May and June, giving citizens and businesses the opportunity to discover the latest developments in sustainable energy.
Best Paths Demo 2 Special Workshop – Maximising Multivendor Interoperability in HVDC Systems
5 June 2018, Paris, France
This 4th Special Workshop of the EU funded Best Paths project will show the results of Demo 2, which aims to assess and maximise interoperability for multivendor HVDC systems based on Voltage Source Converters (VSC) technology.
During the workshop, participants will see live demonstrations as well as presentations of the methodology and final results of this work, which is the first attempt to perform systematic investigation on multivendor VSC interoperability with world-leading HVDC manufacturers, using offline and real-time simulation.
ITF 2018 Annual Summit on Transport Safety and Security
23-25 May 2018, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2008, the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) brings together transport ministers from the ITF’s 59 member countries, and beyond, with business leaders, heads of international organisations, top researchers and sector representatives for discussion and networking.
This year the Summit will focus on safety and security in transport. Safety and security are primary concerns for any transport system, affecting passengers and service providers. They are the basis for an individual’s right to travel without fear, and critical for the reliable and efficient transport of goods. Fostering more safe and secure transport is essential for a successful implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21).
To register, please go to ITF 2018 web-site
EaP Plus RDI Webinar 4: “Impact maximisation in R&I collaborative projects”
24 May 2018
EaP Plus will hold the fourth webinar of the Research Developement and Innovation (RDI) webinar series. This time the focus will be on Impact Maximisation in Research and Innovation (R&I) collaborative projects (e.g. Horizon 2020).
Science Café with Michal Hejcman
23 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Science Café with Michal Hejcman is an unconventional open discussion with theme "When botany and chemistry meet archaeology?".
Prof. Michal Hejcman is a recognized interdisciplinary scientist and works in the fields of environmental chemistry, agronomy and botany. His research is focused on patterns of human subsistence across time and space. He conducts investigations of deserted human settlements and has participated in various archaeological excavations from Israel to Iceland.
Prof. Hejcman leads the research group Human Adaptability Studies at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.
Climate-intelligent city (eco)design: the benefits of urban climate services
22 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Due to the high concentration of people, infrastructure and economic activity, cities are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as heat waves and flash floods.
In addition, dense concentrations of impervious artificial surfaces, such as buildings, roads, and pavements – typical of urban areas – tend to amplify climate extremes, and hence costs.
Given this vulnerability, it is clear that cities are in need of tailor-made urban climate information that accounts for their particular physical and socio-economic characteristics so as to assist decision-making at local government level.
Cities have a unique opportunity to use advanced climate services to become greener, safer and to enhance the quality of life of their inhabitants. This two-hour event, organised within the framework of the H2020 project Climate-Fit, will showcase how three urban sectors – urban planning, active mobility and emergency management – benefit from tailored urban climate services and facilitate the (eco)design of intelligent cities.
Speakers include urban climate information providers and users (city planners) as well as EU and national decision-makers. Cities, regions, businesses and EU officials are invited to discuss and challenge the market potential of urban climate services while learning about their benefits.
The event is free of charge. Lunch will be served before the event from 12:00. Register using the registration form available on the event website and discover the opportunities climate services present for your city!
EURINT 2018 conference | Reflecting on Europe’s (dis)order: scenarios for the EU’s future
18-19 May 2018, Iasi, Romania
The Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi organizes the seventh EURINT edition, May 18-19, 2018. The event is part of the EURINT conference series which was successfully launched in 2013 in the frame of the Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme.
Since 2013, the EURINT conference series has established itself as a visible academic event in the field of European Studies and in this regard we aim at developing it into a traditional conference series.
During the last year, the European Union has faced unprecedented challenges (Brexit, the rise of populism, the devaluation of EU-USA relations) which have represented both a test and an alarm sign for future threats.
These challenges have shifted the ordinary political and economic paradigms and have created a new state of affairs for the EU, as well as for its partners. Therefore, new policies are required to help address the urgent economic, political and social challenges.
Current strategies are being questioned while new perspectives of the European and global economy are emerging