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
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.
Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. To register for 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)
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.
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)
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.
21-22 March 2016, London
Policy and business leaders are urgently trying to understand how digital technologies are changing Europe’s economy. How can digitalisation be turned into an opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs? What cutting-edge research currently exists? And critically, how can researchers, businesses and policy-makers collaborate to set Europe’s Digital Economy on the right course?
Join us to hear from some of the most influential experts on the subject including Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and Veniam, Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, Enrico Giovannini, member of the Club of Rome, and Nicklas Lundblad, Head of EMEA Public Policy and Government Relations at Google.
18 March 2016, Porto (Portugal)
Brazil and the European Union (EU) have a long and successful track record of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of Science and Technology.
It is time to take a step ahead in this process and strengthen the cooperation in innovation. Identifying the opportunities and challenges for investing and funding innovation in EU and Brazil is the starting point of that step.
This high level discussion will gather several key research and innovation organizations from Brazil and the European Union and is organized in the context of the launching of INCOBRA (Increasing Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union), a Horizon 2020-funded project (Grant Agreement nº 692520) and coordinated by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI), an international consultancy company headquartered in Portugal.
The event will take place at the Rectory of the University of Porto (Praça de Gomes Teixeira, Porto, Portugal).
Participation is free of charge, but subject to previous registration through the website until March 16th.
15 March 2016, Brussels
Our oceans are so vast and deep that their resources seem unlimited, that our actions seem to remain without consequences. Yet, it is a fairly unknown world – and a highly sensitive ecosystem. If we bring the oceans out of balance, we unbalance ourselves.
Though clearly sensing that we might be wrong, mankind tends to exploit the oceans in an insatiable manner. Understanding the oceans is critical: What integrated observation systems do we need for assessing their role, especially in the climate system? What ecological impact results from deep-sea mining? How can researchers contribute to a reasonable use of the oceans’ potential?
Various recent policy initiatives address this topic. Future developments, however, strongly depend on whether these can be brought to life.
By providing the latest research examples and insights from politics and industry, the Helmholtz Association wants to foster the discussion for a sustainable approach.
15 March 2016, Brussels
EU-LAC Health has been paving the way for the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Health Research and Innovation (JIRI-Health) towards the EU-CELAC Common Research Area.
JIRI-Health is envisioned as a joint initiative between European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries with the objective of developing bi-regional joint programming in health research and innovation by using funding instruments already existing to fund projects and activities according to aligned topics jointly agreed between the EU and LAC countries, upon flexible and variable geometry.