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Webinar - Implementing a pathway approach for climate change adaptation at the local level

11 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Planning for adaptation and selecting the right measures to implement while coping with a wide range of uncertainties is a challenge for many Covenant of Mayors signatories.

The goal of this webinar is to tackle this issue. Has your city already defined or is in the process of defining and assessing options for adaptation measures? At the same time, you are not sure which ones to implement and in which order?

And you would like to find out which options to choose for which (uncertain) future climate scenario? Then this webinar is for you.

The session will focus on assessing adaptation options and familiarise you in particular with the so-called adaptation pathway approach. This approach helps to prioritise adaptation options and assemble them in pathways: Information gathered during the phase of the risk and vulnerability assessment is used to evaluate the effectiveness of different adaptation options and considered together with the timing to assemble pathways of responses that will tackle previously defined climatic thresholds.

Sounds complex? You will be guided through the session by experts from research institutes, who will explain how you can make use of their research findings in your local authority. Moreover, representatives from Covenant of Mayors signatories will give details on how they have implemented this approach as part of their Covenant of Mayors journey and provide you with hints and lessons learned. Extensive Q&A sessions will allow for ample space for your questions.

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3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology

11-12 December 2017, Rome, Italy

3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology is going to be held in Rome, Italy during December 11-12, 2017.

Lipid Conferences will lay a platform for world-class Lipidologists, Professors, Doctors, Biochemists, Molecular biologists and Scientists to discuss an approach for lipidomics. So, Lipids 2017 welcomes the Professors, Research scholars, Industrial Professionals, Pharmaceutical Researchers, physicians and student delegates from lipids field and healthcare sectors to be part of it.

Lipids 2017 Conference is an unquestionable requirement to join as it will give an inside and out perspective of world-class, interdisciplinary examination dialog from fundamental science scientists through clinical specialists to end up pioneers in exploration on lipid digestion system and its connection to cardiovascular sickness, diabetes, weight, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, immunological illnesses, and disease and so forth.

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S2R Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018

12 December 2017, Brussels (BE)

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is organising the S2R Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018, which will take place next 12th of December 2017 in the Egg, Congress & Meeting Centre in Brussels.
The Information Day will provide an overview of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme, focusing in particular on the upcoming funding opportunities under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

Who should attend?

Interested companies and research organisations that are meeting Horizon 2020 eligibility criteria and who wish to carry out collaborative research and innovation projects in the area of the railway transports.

S2R will confirm your participation by e-mail, which will grant access to the event.

Venue:
The Egg, Bara Street 175
1070 Brussels, Belgium

Do not hesitate: register now!

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Horizon 2020: WP 2018 - 2020 Transport Info Day - REGISTER!

13 December 2017, EC Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1049

EC services responsible for transport research - DG RTD, DG MOVE and DG CNECT - in collaboration with INEA, are organising an information day to present the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 in the area of transport research and innovation.

The event will take place in the morning of 13 December 2017 in Brussels. It will address potential applicants to the 2018 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge 'Smart, green and integrated transport' . Presentations will cover the whole Work Programme 2018-2020, application procedures and will provide detailed information on the calls 2018. 

The event will be streamed in real time and a webstreaming link will be available 48 hours before the event via a dedicated link (to be activated at a later stage).

Registration is compulsory and free of charge.

Due to the limited number of seats available, only one representative per organisation will be accepted. To secure your seat, register ASAP!

The Info Day will be followed by the ETNA2020 Networking and Brokerage event to take place in the afternoon at the same venue.
 
For this latter, please register separately at: https://www.b2match.eu/h2020transportcall2018/

Stay tuned and follow #H2020TransportInfo for more info, networking and partner search!

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MareFrame Policy & Scientific Days

13-14 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Two day event:

Dec 13 - Increased use of an Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions and

Dec 14 - Advances in Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management.

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EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI)

2 October 2017, San Salvador, El Salvador

Senior officials emphasized the key role of research and innovation for sustainable development and growth and committed towards the development of a bi-regional innovation agenda. In terms of concrete actions, senior officials :

  • Acknowledged the policy advice initiative for CELAC as a genuine opportunity for supporting CELAC countries in structuring their national R & I priorities and support developing regional and bi-regional cooperation. A new round of expression of interest is launched by end of 2017.
  • The intra-CELAC workshop on Research Infrastructures (RI) in Uruguay (27-28 Sept) was seen as a critical step towards the development of a regional approach and a broader understanding on the different instruments and programmes available in CELAC, open for transnational cooperation. The first EU-CELAC meeting of the working group on RI will take place in Brussels in 2018, based on nominations of representatives from both EU and CELAC countries.
  • Discussed how best to capitalise on the opportunities provided under the new  Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020, targeting the region of CELAC, namely in the field of health and sustainable urbanisation. In this context, senior officials agreed to set in place a task force on Sustainable Urbanisation, as well as to explore how best to strengthen cooperation in new areas such as sustainable agriculture and transport.
  • Finally, the SOM highlighted the need of a research portal to articulate better the connection among CELAC countries but also to act as a structuring element of their participation in all three pillars of the Common Research Area.

The Knowledge week was also composed of a set of information and back-to-back research related events such as a Horizon 2020 and Erasmus + information day, co-organised jointly with DG EAC, as well as a Workshop on Sustainable urbanisation and a Horizon 2020 training for researchers and NCPs.

Addressing the sustainable development goals under Horizon 2020 and the Common Research Area were at the heart of the Academic and Knowledge Summit (5-6 October), a congress of universities of more than 300 participants from both regions. The Summit concluded with a Declaration calling for further integration and highlighting the Common Research Area as the existing policy framework supporting academic and scientific cooperation between the EU-Latin American and the Caribbean.

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6th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2017

27-29 September 2017, Seville, Spain

CONCORDi 2017 is the bi-annual European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation.

Organised by the Joint Research Centre in association with the OECD, CONCORDi 2017 aims to identify the research, business and policy challenges in this area for the decade to come, and to provide guidance to the EU industrial research and innovation policy agenda.

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ADVANCES IN GRAIN LEGUME CULTIVATION AND USE

28-29 September 2017, Serbia, Novi Sad, Hotel Park

This conference marks the final year of two EU FP7-KBBE projects devoted to Grain Legumes, LEGATO and EUROLEGUME, and thus the complementarity of the scientific and technical outputs developed by more than 100 researchers, from both projects. This occasion will disseminate highlights from the research accomplished, to stakeholders and society in general in a stimulating programme including leading EU project and invited speakers. The Conference is also open for receiving free communications from the project members and from other teams not belonging to the projects, to be presented as posters/oral communications

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CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

27-29 September 2017, Torres Vedras, Portugal

The European Conference on cleaner, better transport in cities, the CIVITAS FORUM, will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras (Portugal).

The forum, held as part of the CIVITAS (City VITAlity and Sustainability) initiative, is a key event for transport practitioners, policy makers, and academics from across Europe.

The theme for the 15th edition of the conference is ‘small communities, big ideas’. Participants will explore key issues and highlight developments in mobility measures and planning, especially in small communities.

Participants will also have the chance to exchange ideas and share experiences to help others tackle existing urban mobility problems.

A 'Deployment Day' will connect owners of new methods and tools to users and potential users.

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Agrimax stakeholder workshop: business models for new supply chains to create value from agri-food waste

28 September 2017, Lleida, Spain

This one-day stakeholder workshop will develop business models for new supply chains to valorise agricultural and food-processing waste.

Inviting farmers, agricultural cooperatives, food producers, investors and other interested stakeholders, we will use the business model canvas to map existing and innovative ways to create, deliver and capture value for the new supply chains being developed by the Agrimax project.

The outcomes from this stakeholder workshop will complement a review of best practice for circular (bio)economy business models as well as analysing the market and regulatory environment to ensure the innovative business models will be successful.

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