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Improving Poverty Reduction in Europe: Lessons From the Past, Scenarios for the Future

3-5 February 2016, Antwerp, Belgium

1515 is the year that the English politician and humanist Thomas More found the inspiration to write his Utopia in Antwerp city.  In 1516, he published the first edition. More’s Utopia was one of the most important works of European humanism, and contained many provocative elements that encouraged  reflection on the nature of European society of the 16th century (SN Eds., 2015). Five hundred years later, on the same location we conclude a research project on what seems to have become a European Utopia: a Union where there is no poverty. The ImPRovE research project contributes to a better understanding on how social progress can be achieved in Europe and how the EU and its member states can tackle the persistent problem of poverty in Europe.

The conference opens on Wednesday 3 February with a round table on social innovation in the morning and an afternoon and evenening session on More’s Utopia from the perspective of Social Europe, organised in cooperation with the Centre Pieter Gillis.

On Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February, the results of the ImPRovE project, financed under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, are presented and discussed.


International Conference on Renewable Energy (INCORE2016)

3-6 February 2016, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

At INCORE 2016, experts from all over the world will disseminate the latest cutting-edge technologies in the renewable energy field and will address the main renewable energy challenges that Egypt and Africa face today.

The conference will provide a forum for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, industrial experts, and technicians from all over the world on the recent developments in the field of renewable energy.

The conference is being organised by Zewail City of Science and Technology and the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) in celebration of the 5th anniversary of ANSOLE.


Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research

4-5 February 2016, Brussels

The Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission is holding a two-day conference to explore and demonstrate how European research can support policy makers in designing effective and sustainable migration policies.

To this end, past and current research on migration -including on integration, circular migration, migration and development, data and statistical modelling- will be presented and debated from a policy perspective. Findings from social sciences and economic research will feature at the conference alongside short- to long-term health care needs of migrants as well as the link between climate change and current and future migratory processes. The identification of future research needs, both immediate and long-term, will be a cross cutting theme throughout the conference. The Science4Refugees initiative, designed to identify and provide opportunities for refugees with scientific qualifications within the European Research Area, will also be presented at the conference. Participants will comprise leading researchers in the field of migration, including many coordinators from EU funded research projects, EU and national policy makers as well as other relevant stakeholders. The format of the event is interactive and we expect the audience and speakers to engage in a fruitful dialogue on the role of research in tackling the current and future challenges that migration poses, both to Europe and at a global level. 

 

It is possible to follow the conference on web streaming at:
04.02.2016; https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/understanding-and-tackling-the-migration-challenge-the-role-of-research-04
05.02.2016; https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/understanding-and-tackling-the-migration-challenge-the-role-of-research-05 

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'Destination Europe' Conference

5 February 2016, Boston, USA

'Destination Europe' events showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe.

It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.

At this event you will find:

 

  • Experts from European research organizations, funding agencies and European Commission services presenting programmes, initiatives, and opportunities to develop your research career in Europe;
  • Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently sharing their experience; 
  • Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centers, etc.);
  • An exhibition space with stands providing additional information. 
Registration is now open.

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