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'
It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that 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 meet you at COP21 in Paris!
12-13 November 2015, Berlin
The final conference of the Civic Espistemologies project will illustrate and promote a Roadmap that indicates a set of steps to improve the relationship between cultural heritage and society.
The conference will offer an opportunity for as many members as possible of the network of common interest to come together to discuss the topic of citizen researchers in digital cultural heritage and humanities and to contribute to the general vision to an open science infrastructure for the digital cultural heritage in 2020.
10-13 November 2015, Bari, Italy
The EGI Community Forum aims at gathering tool developers, infrastructure providers, data providers and research communities to work together towards open science.
Nowadays, research practice is increasingly - and in many cases exclusively - data driven. Knowledge of how to use tools to manipulate research data, and the availability of e-infrastructures to support them, are foundational.
Along with this, new types of communities are forming around interests in digital tools, computing facilities and data repositories. By making infrastructure services, community engagement and training inseparable, existing communities can be empowered by new ways of doing research, and new communities can be created around tools and data.
(Registration opening in July.)
12 November 2015, Brussels
The European GLAMURS project (Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability) aims to explore transitions to more sustainable lifestyles and greener economies in Europe. Involving a team of world-leading psychologists, economists, transition researchers and modellers from Spain, the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and Austria, GLAMURS is examining how existing sustainable lifestyle initiatives can be scaled up. This workshop demonstrated the latest findings from GLAMURS and seeked feedback on policy recommendations for the last phase of the project. It has been organised in three sessions:
· What makes people choose and change their lifestyles?
· Making time for sustainability
· Simulating future human scenarios
8-11 November 2015, Berlin
This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer.
We have created a programme that brings together basic scientists with translational and clinical researchers. During the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field, and we aim to create an open and engaging environment for discussion.
Recent advances in technology allow us to consider the epigenome as well as the genome of a tumour on an individual level. These advances, in combination with high throughput technologies, are leading to rapid advances in the development of epigenetic biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.