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
Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding
10 June 2011, Brussels
The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of the next Strategic Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Stakeholders from research institutions, industry, universities, non-governmental organisations, scientists and politicians are especially invited to take part in making EU funding more attractive and easier to access for participants.
The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, universities, entrepreneurs and governments from across Europe and beyond.
Sorry! Registration is no longer possible as the conference is fully booked.
European ITS Congress: ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions
6-9 June 2011, Lyon, France
The main focus of the Congress will be "Intelligent mobility - ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions", paying particular attention to the following topics:
- Co-modal urban transport management
- From cooperative systems to integrated mobility services
- From smart concepts to successful implementation
- Governance and business issues
- Information and communication: providers and users
- ITS for adaptive and resilient cities
Green Week "Resource Efficiency"
24-27 May 2011, Brussels
The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better". The Research & Innovation DG will be present with sessions and a stand to showcase how research and innovation help tackle the challenge of resource depletion and scarcity.
Browse the Green Week Website for more information on the conference programme and the exhibition.
Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days
7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont
On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.
This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.
For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!
Sustainable Energy Week
11-15 April 2011, Brussels, Charlemagne building
Growing year on year and now into its fifth edition, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the reference event for sustainable energy issues in Europe. To date more than 120 events are already planned during the Week in Brussels and some other 270 across Europe. And this number is growing by the day.
EUSEW 2011 is likely to attract more than 20 000 participants from across Europe and beyond. The Week will largely focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in Europe with a significant portion of the programme dedicated to the European energy market and smart electricity grids.
The European Commission will present information on European research in the Charlemagne building.