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EUCHIS-SIAQ 2017. 13th European Chitin Society Congress and 8th Iberoamerican Chitin Symposium

31 May - 3 June 2017, Madrid, Spain

The European Chitin Society (EUCHIS) and Iberoamerican Chitin Society are happy to announce the 13th International Conference of the European Chitin Society and 8th International Symposium of the Iberoamerican Chitin Society, that will take place in Seville, Spain from 31 May -3 June, 2017.

These two events are a meeting point for the most prominent scientist and professionals involved in chitin and chitosan research.

The Conference will be preceded by two events, an Industrial Meeting to face up the Industry challenges that will be held in Madrid and the second edition of the Young Research Meeting to be held in Seville.

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ITF’s 2017 Summit on Governance of Transport

31 May - 2 June 2017, Leipzig, Germany

The ITF’s 2017 Summit on Governance of Transport will explore the trends shaping transport governance and identify the most pressing challenges in the transport sector. Through the governance lens, it will focus on infrastructure, global connectivity, the right regulation for innovation, and urban access and mobility.

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and the media. This vibrant conference addresses strategic and topical issues across all transport modes where participants can engage in the debate through a variety of session formats.

The Summit offers a rich programme of inspiring keynote addresses, interactive sessions featuring transport ministers and other ITF stakeholders to debate policy responses to the sector’s challenges. Technical and cultural tours and an exhibition complement this diverse programme of events. The Summit also provides numerous networking opportunities, including bilateral meetings, receptions and a gala dinner. More than 50 exhibitors from around the world showcase the latest initiatives and technological developments. They represent governments, businesses, international organisations, research institutions, NGOs and business associations.

Registrations for the 2017 Summit will open soon: stay tuned!


Hydropower and Fish _ Joint Workshop IEA Hydropower TCP – European Commission DG RTD

29-31 May 2017, Brussels, Place Madou 1 / Madou building, Auditorium Karel Van Miert

The increased focus on ecological issues in regulated rivers calls for an international understanding on how hydropower industry can be developed towards a more environmentally friendly operation and how European legislation and framework is used to regulate renewable energy production from hydropower. The workshop intends to address the European research and legislation relevant for hydropower production and the impacts on fish in regulated rivers.

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Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs

31 May 2017, European Commission - DG Research and Innovation, Covent Garden, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels




This full day FOOD 2030 workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level.  The main objectives of the event are to discuss and share experiences related to 1) the importance of adopting a systems approach for sustainable and healthy food production and consumption in urban areas, 2) the potential for green job creation, and 3) future research, innovation and investment opportunities.

During the event, preliminary results of an ongoing European study focusing on ‘Food in Cities’ will be presented and used as a basis for interactive discussions. Participants will discuss the added value and challenges that 'cities' face – both as place-based ecosystems and local authorities - in enabling broad-based innovation, green jobs and the empowerment of communities.

Targeted stakeholders for this workshop include city representatives, researchers, SMEs, entrepreneurs, living labs, NGOs and civil society associations.

The workshop is part of the FOOD 2030 initiative that focuses on future-proofing our food systems through European Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security.


'CERCA Conference 2017: Fostering excellence in research for the benefit of society'

31 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium

CERCA CONFERENCE 2017 aims to give an insight into the successful achievements of Catalan research centers and to promote an open dialogue on the challenges that innovation policies face in the near future at EU level.

The Minister for Business and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, Jordi Baiget, and the representative to the EU, Amadeu Altafaj, will be in charge of the welcome panel, together with the Director of CERCA, Lluis Rovira.

The keynote speech will be given by the Director of Directorate B “Open Innovation and Open Science” of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, Jean-David Malo.

Other relevant speakers include Jana Kolar, CEO of CERIC-ERIC and governing board member of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) and Theo Papazoglou, Head of the Support to the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).

The event is organized by CERCA Institute, an entity that gathers 41 top performing research centers in all scientific disciplines.

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