30 November - 11 December 2015, Paris, France
COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement, under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges.
Several side events will be organised in the European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B:
You will find below the flyers supporting the events.
Please note that this page will be regularly updated during the COP 21.
7-10 December 2015, Brussels
The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.
The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
8 December 2015, Brussels
This event will feature high-level speakers and expert panels discussing the successful actions already taken under the Millennium Development Goals and analyse those which proved to be inefficient.
It will also address what research and innovation can do to make the difference in the field of Maternal and Newborn Health under the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will take place in Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, and will feature participation from a wide array of stakeholders including: researchers, policymakers, health practitioners, research funders, advocates, and NGOs active in low- and middle-income countries.
Registration now open!
8 December 2015, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels'
Τhe European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” will take place at the COP21 in Paris.
At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen.
The speakers panel include:
The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20.00. As of 18.00 a drink will be offered to participants.
The agenda and further information are available below.
We look forward to meeting you at COP21 in Paris!
17 November 2015, online
This webinar will explain the role of standardization in innovation, and provide you with tools and tips on how to correctly address standards in your project proposal.
It will include concrete case studies of successful research projects which have addressed standardization.
A detailed programme will be added closer to the date.
To register your interest please email email@example.com, with the subject line 'Horizon2020 Webinar'.
16 November 2015, Brussels
Region Skåne has the pleasure of inviting you to a High Level conference on how investments in large scale research infrastructures can contribute to renewed growth in Europe.
The conference takes its starting point in the the on-going establishment of two world class materials research infrastructures, European Spallation Source and MAX IV Laboratory, in Sweden and Denmark.
It will be the occasion for policy makers and stakeholders to examine best practice from across Europe and beyond, and discuss what measures could be taken at the regional, national and EU-levels to realise the opportunities that investment in large scale research infrastructures bring about for European growth.
High-level speakers include European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, Swedish Research Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson as well as representatives of research facilities, universities and regions.
9-13 November 2015, Mexico city, Mexico
The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) convened its international Plenary and Ministerial Summit on 9-13 November in Mexico City.
Against the backdrop of recent approval of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Ministers adopted a 10-year Strategic Plan designed to bring accurate, timely data and other information to decision makers facing the unprecedented impacts on their populations of environmental change.
The European Commission being one of the 4 co-chairs of GEO, Commissioner Moedas attended the event, on 12 and 13 November.
During the GEO week, the main highlights were:
• On 10 - 12 November, an exhibition presenting technological innovation and global, regional and national Earth observation programmes. The European Commission's stand - Stand n°1 – will feature key European Earth observation projects and actors;
• On 11 November – Endorsement of the strategic plan by the GEO Plenary;
• On 13 November – Adoption of the Declaration by the Ministers.
Besides, several side events have been organised, featuring sessions organised by the European Commission:
10 Nov, 08.30 am – 10.30 am, Ocean Observations and the GEO Blue Planet Initiative 10 Nov, 09.00 am - 05.30 pm, Citizen GEOS 12 Nov, 12.30 pm – 02.00 pm, Earth Observation derived Intelligence for Resilient Cities
You will find below flyers and presentations of the side events, as well as a link to the new Strategic Plan.
12-13 November 2015, Berlin
The civic epistemologies project's final conference will present a roadmap for the use of e-Infrastructures to support the participation of European citizens in research on cultural heritage and digital humanities, as well as other results from the project.
Digital Heritage links cultural heritage and information technologies in novel ways that help safeguard cultural heritage and find new ways for cultural heritage to interact with society.
This conference will present research in this area that focuses in particular on the role of digital heritage in citizen engagement and as a means of defining cultural and social identity.
The conference targets a wide audience, including policy makers, cultural managers and curators, associations of citizens, representatives of the educational sector, and creative and cultural enterprises.