28 November - 4 December 2016, Obergurgl, Austria
The 3rd HBP School is jointly organised by the Human Brain Project (HBP) and the Allen Institute for Brain Science (AI) and offers a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of neuroscience relevant to the HBP research programme.
Understanding the brain requires an integrated understanding of different scales of organisation spanning genes, channels, cells, microcircuits, brain regions and their roles in behaviour from perception to action in different states including wakefulness and sleep.
This course will take the student through the latest data, models and techniques for investigating the different levels of the brain and through the process of putting the pieces together to derive new insights and theories.
Workshops each day will guide the student with hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and techniques for neuroinformatics, analysis, modelling and simulation.
The school offers ample opportunities for scientific discussions between students and faculty during dedicated discussion sessions, tutorials and social events.
The application deadline is 7 September 2016.
Participation in the 3rd HBP School 2016 is open to advanced master students, postgraduate students and young researchers from within HBP as well as to the external commmunity. Up to 40 participants will be selected from a competitive application process based on pre-defined criteria. Abstracts for presenting the applicants' own work are particularly welcome. Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.
There is no registration fee.
5 December 2016, Brussels
DG RTD, Unit Open and Inclusive Societies will host a conference "Europe as a Global Actor" in December 2016. During this conference the representatives of projects selected under the Societal Challenge 6 of Horizon 2020 in the 2015 call will present their understanding of a number of research problems they investigate - such as Europe as a global and regional actor, European contributions to global justice or responsible trade as well as cultural and science diplomacy.
The conference will be held on Monday, 5 December 2016 in the Van Maerlant building of the European Commission, rue Van Maerlant 2, 1000 Brussels.
5 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium
The aim of this policy event is to bring scientists, practitioners and policy makers together in order to discuss the effects of introduced and invasive tree species on European forests.
A set of presentations will be followed by a chaired panel discussion on the topic of introduced tree species.
5 December 2016, CEPS, MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM, Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 BRUSSELS
The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the European context.
In the first session, two presentations will be given by former chairs of high level expert groups, Professors Carlota Perez and Enrico Giovannini, on the transformative sustainability agenda for green growth and jobs in Europe. Here below are the links to the reports which both groups delivered to the European Commission in previous years.
In the second session, a panel discussion with representatives of civil society, European institutions, think-tanks, and national governments of the European Union will help to identify ways to bring forward the transformative sustainability agenda and to better align research and innovation policies with the SDGs, as set out in the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
For more details please consult the draft agenda and event description here attached.
Registration is available here.
Please register early as there are limited seats available.
Registration and coffee from 09:30 - Light lunch will be provided after the event.
For more information or questions please contact:
- Jacopo Bordignon Jacopo.BORDIGNON@ec.europa.eu
- Anne-Marie Boudou firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Reports of High Level expert Groups:
(2016) "Changing gear in R&I: green growth for jobs and prosperity in the EU" report of the expert group “R&I policy framework for green growth & jobs”
(2015) "The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the sustainable development goals", report of the expert group “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the SDGs"
5-6 December 2016, London, United Kingdom
International agreements, increasing urbanization and climate change are putting pressure on the global food system.
The annual Chatham House food conference will address the specific challenges that need to be overcome to improve sustainability and food security, deliver carbon reductions in the food system, and the role of policy, industry and civil society in achieving these goals.
25-26 October 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Marine Energy Event presents the latest developments in international marine energy projects, environmental monitoring, testing infrastructure, offshore safety and construction, and the evolving trends and export markets of this sector.
25 October 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Event is focused on the latest research findings on Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), EU-own taxes, a sustainable tax collection, what defines equal, socially and environmentally sustainable taxation and more and organized by Horizon 2020 research project FairTax.
The FairTax research project produces recommendations on how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU member states, promote economic equality and security, enhance coordination and harmonization of tax, social inclusion, environmental, legitimacy, and compliance measures, support deepening of the European Monetary Union, and expand the EU’s own-source revenue bases.
Don't miss this opportunity to take part in discussions on how to create sustainable European tax systems in the future.
24 October 2016
We are pleased to announce the final conference of the European Commission‐funded ADVANCE project.
The conference will bring together stakeholders, climate policy experts and scientists to discuss “Deep decarbonization for staying well below 2°C”.
The Paris Agreement reinforced the objective of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Such low stabilization requires swift action and an almost full-scale decarbonization of energy systems worldwide. Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) help quantifying the requirements for climate stabilization and the implications of international climate agreements in general and the Paris Agreement specifically, including costs, economic impacts, as well as feasibility of the rapid transformative changes they involve at the global and regional scales.
The ADVANCE project performed model developments that allow a renewed and improved assessment of climate change mitigation strategies.
The project also performed a detailed assessment of the INDCs, and explored pathways towards 2°C and 1.5°C stabilization.
The conference will present the results of the project and discuss implications for climate and energy policies, as well as priorities for future research.
19-22 October 2016, Hamburg, Germany
The European Congress of Virology is the premier virology conference in Europe and is organized by the European Society for Virology (ESV). ECV 2016 will bring together both junior and senior scientists, and will cover all aspects of virus research including basic, clinical, veterinary and plant virology.
20-22 October 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
S2M 2016 is a three days conference conjointly organised by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, and The University of Manchester, with a wide variety of plenary and parallel sessions and inspiring keynote speakers, aiming to foster transdisciplinary research and innovation in the fields of manufacturing, design, architecture and construction, with a focus on a new culture of eco-design and innovation, towards smarter and sustainable manufacturing systems.
The European Commission recently adopted an ambitious strategy called Europe 2020 to spur a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, fostering knowledge, innovation, education and a digital society.
The innovation challenge will drive a global systemic transformation, bringing forward new business opportunities and fostering prosperity in a world of finite resources. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials.
Moving towards a circular economy is a framework for future transformation, an opportunity to rethink and redesign the future to address today´s fundamental challenges, from how we use natural resources, to the way we design and manufacture products, through recycling and re-use towards a zero-economy waste and society.
S2M 2016 aims at developing a fruitful scientific exchange between academic and professionals with distinct backgrounds and skills, bringing together research, industry and economy professionals to explore and develop new design ideas for a more sustainable future, to identify novel resource efficient solutions crucial to decrease resource dependence and increase system resilience.