13 September 2011, Brussels
Some representatives from EU Member States and the main European research stakeholder organisations meet in Brussels to mark the launch of the public consultation on the ERA Framework. This public consultation will run from 13 September - 30 November and will gather stakeholder views on the main obstacles and untapped potential affecting the European research sector, and possible measures to address these issues.
The conference can be followed online - see below.
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.
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22-26 May 2011, Lille, France
The 9th World Congress on Railway Research will take place in Lille, in the North of France from May 22 to May 26, 2011.
The WCCR 2011 is an outstanding international meeting whose target is to promote exchanges between researchers, manufacturers and operators as well as to share their experiences.
The European Commission will be present to stimulate the growth of a European community of railway research.
12-13 May 2011, Venice
The conference, which is free, will present the results of MIC, which is an EU-funded project (7th Framework Programme) exploring the use of shared virtual environments as part of a public discussion on the issues involved in building the city of the future.
The project involves four science museums – Trento, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Jerusalem – and the IUAV University of Venice, with its Me.La. Multimedia Laboratory, which was responsible for the artistic coordination and implementation of part of the virtual environments.