European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Concord 2011: The dynamics of Europe's industrial structure and the growth of innovative firms
6 October 2011, Seville
The European Commission's Conferences on Corporate R&D aim to link science and policy making by being structured around policy relevant questions, thus addressing the community of researchers, practitioners, industrialists, and policy makers.
Increasing Researchers' employability in Europe: Marie Curie Actions' Formula for Successful Careers
3-4 October 2011, Paris, France
The objectives of this workshop, organised by the European Commission and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), is to present and share best practices implemented through the Marie Curie Actions during the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Speakers' presentations and participants' discussion will contribute to highlight how Member States, research institutions, private companies, team leaders, or individual researchers have made the best use of Marie Curie Actions to increase researchers' employability.
If you want to register to this workshop, please send an e-mail to MCAConferenceParis@cnrs-dir.fr by 20th of September 2011 at the very latest. The registration is free but considering the limited number of seats will be on a first come first served basis!
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'Conf–Shop' Planning the future Knowledge Base for Evaluation
30 September 2011, Brussels
In the context of the preparation of the future Horizon 2020 programme, and following the completion of the interim evaluation of FP7, the Ex-Post Evaluation Unit in DG Research and Innovation is organising a 'Conf-Shop' to take stock of evaluation evidence and to look ahead at future challenges.
The focus of the event will be on three interrelated issues:
• An overview on recent efforts to assess the longer term impact of the Framework Programme
• Reflections from practitioners on the evaluation of FP7
• Views from experts and stakeholders on the challenges for an evaluation and monitoring system for the Horizon 2020 Programme.
The 'Conf-Shop' is not a traditional conference, but a conference and a workshop combining presentations with active involvement from the participants and providing the occasion for a real engagement.
EU-US Workshop: Challenges and Solutions in the Development of New Diagnostic Tests to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
28-29 September 2011, Brussels
US and EU members of the Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) are organising a workshop whose aim is to identify factors negatively impacting the development, approval, introduction and appropriate use of new diagnostic tools for invasive bacterial infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Marie Curie Researchers Symposium: "SCIENCE - Passion, Mission, Responsibilities"
25-27 September 2011, Warsaw
The symposium, which is organised by the upcoming Polish Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission, will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Marie Curie Actions and the 100th anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in chemistry. The event will gather politicians, stakeholders and about 300 Marie Curie researchers. The symposium will include poster sessions and a contest of the most innovative ways of promoting science.
In order to stay in touch with Marie Curie fellows, the European Commission will launch a Marie Curie Alumni platform.