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!
3-4 November 2015, Paris, France
On 26 November 1965, the Diamant launcher sent the 39kg Astérix satellite into orbit from its launch base in Hammaguir. To mark this 50th anniversary, the Air and Space Academy is organising a conference on the topic of European space launchers. This event will examine the emerging competition in the USA, Russia, Japan and China, as well as looking at exciting developments in Europe such as the concept of a flexible family of launchers with Ariane 6 and Vega C, the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers as general contractor and the evolving role of Arianespace.
The conference will call on top-level speakers to provide a clear, comprehensive panorama of current European launcher services. It will be structured around four sessions:
-The historical background
-The global environment and the market for launch services
-Europe's technical and organisational response to competition
-Future prospects for technical evolution.
After each session participants will be able to exchange views with speakers. This conference should meet the expectations of all those who consider European independent access to space to be a strategic priority.
2 November 2015, Exeter, UK
Gather information on the range of European funding options available in 2016 & 2017 via Horizon2020 related to Climate Resilient Agriculture, Climate Services, Blue Growth, Earth and Ocean Observation.
Network with stakeholders already engaged in or seeking to engage in these areas, learn from case studies of active projects in these areas and get proposal writing advice.
Focus areas covered by the event: Climate resilient agriculture – data aspects; Blue growth; Climate services; Earth and ocean observation.
29-30 October 2015, Brussels
One key question faced by Europe is trust. Trust in others, trust of European citizens in public authorities, trust between employers and employees, trust in a shared common European future. These issues are culminating in recent sensitive debates on migrations, radicalisation, growth and austerity and on geopolitical changes.
The two-day conference “Trust: European Research Co-Creating Resilient Societies” has offered a unique forum to discuss the different perceptions of trust and how research can contribute to fostering trust in societies. The conference is this year’s key event on SC 6 “Europe in a Changing World – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” in the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020. The conference has not only highlighted research within the social sciences and humanities but also connected researchers with policy-makers and stakeholders willing to co-create resilient European societies.
29 October 2015, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
The EMBL-EBI Open Day is perfect for early-career scientists who would like to know more about what EMBL-EBI has to offer and the career opportunities available in bioinformatics.
EMBL-EBI's Open Day is free to attend but you must register by Friday, 16 October to ensure you have a place!