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DOPAS 2016 International Topical Seminar on Plugging and Sealing for underground applications

25-27 May 2016, Turku, Finland

The scope of the seminar is related to the industrial feasibility of plugs and seals in geological disposal facilities, the measurement of their characteristics, the monitoring of hydraulic and mechanical behavior of plugs and seal under repository conditions, and their performance with respect to a range of safety objectives. 

Deadline for submitting Abstracts is 30 November 2015.

 

For any enquiries please contact DOPAS2016@posiva.fi 

 

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Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'EU - Brazil actions for sustainable cities'

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.

AGENDA

    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

     

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    Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'Social Innovation for Accelerating Transition to Sustainable Cities'

    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.

    SEMINAR AGENDA

    • Opening
    • Session I: THE KNOWNS – what makes cities accelerate to low-carbon futures?
    • Session II: THE CATALYSTS – power, politics and momentum of urban social innovation
    • Roundtable discussion with questions from audience


    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)

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    10th GEO European Projects Workshop 2016

    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. 



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    Africa Policy Conference

    23-24 May 2016, Ghana Center for Democratic Development

    As one of its main channels for dissemination and uptake, CDD-Ghana is organizing a policy conference in Accra, Ghana to disseminate findings to key policymakers and other stakeholders.

    The conference scheduled for May 23-24 in Accra, will bring together policy makers and researchers from seventeen countries four continents - Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe - to share their respective research findings, experiences, policy recommendations and how it can impact on national policies aimed at reducing poverty. The conference therefore, has the objective of interacting and assisting policy makers, development partners and government agencies with evidence-based recommendations that can help shape policies and programs to halt poverty.

    For participation and more information, please contact Regina Amanfo-Tetteh regina@cddgh.org or Alberta Adams alberta@cddgh.org

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    Israel Water Association Annual Conference: EU water and energy Initiatives in the region

    23 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

    On 23 May 2016, the EU Delegation, together with ISERD - the Israel-Europe R&D Directorate, will be holding a workshop devoted to EU water and energy initiatives in the region.  The workshop will take place within the Israeli Water Association's Annual Conference.

    The workshop will focus on both Horizon 2020 and the European Neighbourhood Instrument programmes. Presentations of the opportunities provided by Horizon 2020's Societal Challenges, SME Instrument and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions will be accompanied by seven Israeli success stories. Three ENI programmes - SWIM-H2020 Support Mechanism, Cross Border Cooperation Med and the EU Peacebuilding Initiative - will be presented together with accompanying success stories.

    The workshop is part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Israel's association to the EU Framework Programmes.

    Venue: TEL AVIV CONVENTION CENTRE, Hall 10

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    Personalised Medicine - Data - Diagnosis - Decisions

    18-20 May 2016, Tübingen (Germany)

    With focus on the clinical applicability, the congress will highlight different interdisciplinary topics of Personalised Medicine.

    The congress in Tübingen will address different topics including high-throughput methods and data analysis, functional imaging in multiomics approaches, application of PM in clinical decision making and translation of PM into clinical trials in state of the art lectures, hands on workshops and interactive discussion rounds.

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    Webinar: Funding available to develop your sustainable energy projects

    20 May 2016, Online web streaming

    Horizon 2020 Project Development Assistance (PDA) supports energy efficiency projects by funding technical assistance for investments. If you want to know how PDA works, learn more about success stories and how to apply for funding, follow our webinar on 20th May 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 online.

    EASME project advisers will be presenting this funding facility and will answer to questions. You are welcome to send them in advance to EASME-Energy@ec.europa.eu.

    A live Twitter chat will follow the webinar at 11:00CET. Send us your questions to @H2020EE by using #askEASME #EnergyFinancing. 

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