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First International Conference on Zika Virus

22-25 February 2017, Washington, District Of Columbia

The scientific program of this pioneering conference has been designed to provide an up to date introduction to the Zika virus from a medical and geographical point of view.

The main goal of the planned conference is to gather experts on several facets of the current epidemic of Zika virus. T

he Conference will allow a fruitful interaction between public health professionals, epidemiologists, virologists, entomologists, physicians and representatives of institutions involved in diagnostics, vaccines and vector control. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.

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The Institutionalization and the Internationalization of the Social Sciences and the Humanities

23-25 February 2017, EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris (amphi Furet). Accès libre

The INTERCO-SSH project sets out to assess the state of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in Europe and to understand the factors that facilitate or hinder international exchanges. It aims to outline potential future pathways that could promote cooperation across disciplinary and national boundaries.


The project uses the tools of the SSH to study the SSH in their socio-historical context, including their relationship with the political and economic powers. It compares the process of institutionalisation of seven academic disciplines in order to identify the sociological factors that have shaped the “academic unconscious” of scholars. Furthermore, it investigates the transfer of knowledge between countries and disciplines, the geographical mobility of scholars and the circulation of ideas.

INTERCO-SSH project is the first large-scale comparative project of the institutionalisation of seven disciplines in the SSH – Economics, Sociology/Demography, Political Science, Anthropology, Philosopy, Literature, Psychology/Psychoanalysis – in seven countries from 1945 until now (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Argentina). It also analyses exchanges between those countries and other areas: the US, Latin-America (Brazil), and countries in the Global South.

The approach combines three perspectives:

·         Constructing patterns of institutionalisation of the SSH

·         Mapping the exchanges between countries and disciplines

·         Analysing the circulation of paradigms, theories, methods and controversies

Contact: Arthur Delaborde(arthur.delaborde@cse.cnrs.fr)

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European Industry Day

28 February 2017, Brussels

 

Help us shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow at this event on 28 February in Brussels !

400 participants, key industrial players, global trend shapers and high-level policy makers will inspire debate on the future of European industry.

The event will open with a video message from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, and Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Carlos Moedas will participate.

Representatives of traditional and new sectors, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and the tech community will share the stage with key EU political leaders.

Related news :

Commission brings in top innovators to advise on a potential European Innovation Council

Horizon 2020, 2 years on

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Horizon 2020 – Performance and Further Simplification

28 February 2017, Committee of the Regions, Brussels

Meeting of Commissioner Moedas with European stakeholder organisations to discuss on future simplification in Horizon 2020  and in preparation for FP9.

The Event will be web-streamed:

https://livestream.com/corlive2/events/7016198


    

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Argus Emissions Market 2017

28 February - 2 March 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Argus Emissions Markets 2017 is a meeting place for the global emissions market and this year the event will examine upcoming amendments to the EU ETS and emerging opportunities across international markets.

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KNect365 Life Sciences’ Crops & Chemicals Europe

8-9 February 2017, Berlin, Germany

Crops & Chemicals Europe provides unique access to formulation scientists, adjuvant suppliers and innovators across the agrochemical industry.

Addressing novel formulation techniques and advances such as microencapsulation, reducing spray drift and research to demonstrate how to cross the leaf surface barrier.

We also have sessions exploring  plant protection products regulation and research that looks into the R&D of biostimulant products.

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I.FAMILY - project final Conference

9 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium

This free one-day conference – which will be opened by MEP and vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Daciana Sârbu – will provide insights around children’s and families’ food, health and lifestyle choices, supporting innovative practice and evidence-based policies, designed to tackle obesity and other nutrition related issues.

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3rd IRDiRC Conference

8-9 February 2017, Paris, France

The 3rd conference of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) will take place February 8-9, 2017 in Paris, France, at the conference center of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) Sorbonne Universités, Jussieu.

Five years have passed since the initial launch of IRDiRC in 2011 and considerable advances have been made in rare diseases research. IRDiRC 2017 conference presents a unique opportunity to reflect upon this progress, confront barriers, and together, form new collaborations to take on challenges posed by rare diseases.

Past conferences were held in Dublin, Ireland, and Shenzhen, China. All stakeholders – investigators, policy makers, opinion leaders, critical thinkers, young researchers, patient advocates and industry members alike – active in the area of rare diseases from across the globe are invited to join us to celebrate achievements in the field, identify future milestones and goals, and work toward bringing diagnoses and therapies to all rare disease patients

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Workshop "Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials for Regional Growth – The Challenge of upscaling"

9 February 2017, Brussels

 

 


Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) could support the uptake of pilot lines and their services and boost regional investments and new business.


Over 80 people gathered in Brussels February 9, 2017, to share experience, work collaboratively, and discuss the state of play and future developments of the pilot lines for upscaling nanotechnologies and advanced materials for regional growth.

Regional representatives of different Members States, together with Project Coordinators, exploitation leaders, pilot line developers from RTOs, businesses, and civil society organisations actively joined the discussion, and interesting lessons came up from good practices for future widening initiatives across Europe.

This workshop gave the participants the opportunity to be actively engaged in the process of collecting ideas for future activities and priorities for the 2018-2020 programming period. The high turn up and active engagement of invited experts in the discussion marked the success of this initiative launched and organised by DG Research in close collaboration with DG Regio, GROW, and JRC. 

Participants unanimously called for another meeting, in 6 months from now, to make the point of what suggested and plan ahead. A summary of the workshop highlights will be made available shortly.

For additional information, please contact Maria.MORAGUES-CANOVAS@ec.europa.eu

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I. Family Study Final Conference

9 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium

This one day conference will share important findings from ten years of research with the world’s largest cohort of children across eight European countries.

The focus will be on informing policy and practice at all levels. The conference will take place at the International Press Centre in Brussels on Thursday 9th February, and will include sessions on:

- community interventions to prevent obesity in children

- local environments and physical activity

- dietary patterns that support health

- family environments and their effects on children’s choices

- the importance of sleep •the role of friendship in adolescence, and

- promoting health in vulnerable children and families.

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