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.
27-29 January 2016, Rome
EAGLE 2016 International Conference on Digital and Traditional Epigraphy in Context is the second in a series of international conferences planned by EAGLE BPN. The event will feature presentations and hands-on workshops regarding themes of the EAGLE project, led by the project’s Working Groups.
This conference is intended to be a forum for anyone willing to share and discuss experiences and current general best practices for digital editions. It is open to researchers, archivists, industry professionals, museum curators and others seeking to create a forum in which individuals and institutions can find a place to collaborate.
28-29 January 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last 2 years has been breathtaking.
The symposium will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics (collectively having published ˃350 Nature, Cell and Science papers) and Companies in the world with novel technologies in several sessions, with topics focused on:
In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session!
Early Bird registration deadline: 10 December 2015
Final registration deadline: 14 January 2016
26 January 2016, Brussels
Population Europe, in cooperation with the FamiliesAndSocieties project, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the European Economic and Social Committee, organises the Third Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 8:30 – 13:00, followed by a reception.
Venue: European Economic and Social Committee
Trèves Building (room 7701)
74 Rue de Trèves
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Experts from research, policy and NGOs will discuss in a confidential atmosphere the most recent findings on topics such as how laws and policies shape gendered interdependencies in families, how transfers to old parents might require a policy response to family and labour market change, and how intergenerational relations and welfare provision work in a crisis-stricken country.
25 January 2016, Brussels
The Research Executive Agency (REA), in cooperation with the EC's DG for Communications Networks, Content & Technology, is organising an Information Day on the calls for proposals to be launched in 2016 by the Future and Emerging Technologies Open (FET Open) and the topic ‘Emerging themes and communities’ of the FET Proactive schemes.
This event targets potential applicants for the calls for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) under FET Open and FET Proactive under the topic ‘Emerging themes and communities’. The FET Open calls will close on 11 May 2016 and the FET Proactive call on 12 April 2016.
Registration is free. Please note that due to limited space, registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations will close when the maximum number of participants is reached.
All sessions will be web-streamed (from 9 a.m. CET, 25 January 2016) and recorded, and presentations will be published after the event.