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DIABESITY - A World-Wide Challenge

9-10 February 2012, Brussels

Diabetes - a ticking time bomb
Diabetes causes severe health complications and is the fifth leading cause of death world-wide. The number of persons suffering from the "type 2" form of this disease is set to rise to some 900 million globally by 2030, with devastating health and economic implications. To counter this sinister scenario, increasing attention is given to research into the environmental and genetic risk factors for diabetes and obesity in specific populations.

  • Meet international key players in the field
  • Be a part of new international co-operation and partnerships
  • Benefit from a varied and exciting programme


Research and social innovation: The potential for European foundations to pave the way

9-10 February 2012, Barcelona

Designed around the theme of Research and Social Innovation the next edition of the EFC Research Forum's Stakeholders' Conference will feature plenary sessions and parallel discussions exploring:

• The potential for foundations to spearhead socially innovative research
• The impact of social media and networks on research and social innovation
• Open Access and the challenge of quality assurance
• Public participation in science: new modes of interaction

The Development of European Identities: Policy and Research Issues

9 February 2012, European Commission Representation in Belgium, Rue Archimède 73, Brussels, Belgium

This conference will address this extremely timely question for Europe and the European Commission, especially in the current context of financial, economic and social crises. It will be centred around EU-funded research projects in the field of European identity/identities and will bring together those currently active in European identity/identities research and those involved in policy-making at the European level. NGOs and citizens are also welcome to join in and to voice their opinions on the suggested topics.

The conference will address two main issues:

  • Whether there is a common European identity or several diverging European identities emerging, and what shape(s) it/they take(s)?
  • What (policy and research) implications the development of a European identity/European identities have for the European Union?

This conference is co-organised by the European Commission and Prof. Robert Miller from Queens University, Belfast.

If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail before 6 February 2012 to: Due to the limited capacity of the venue, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Safety on ships: final workshop of FP7 project FLOODSTAND

7 February 2012, Espoo, Finland

The Floodstand project studied flooding, flooding simulation, damage stability, evacuation and rescue, experimental and numerical testing, decision-support and passenger ships.

It aimed first of all to increase the reliability of flooding simulation tools in design and onboard use, by establishing modeling principles and uncertainty bounds. Secondly, it looked to establish a method for instantaneous classification of the severity of ship flooding casualty. Its final results will be presented at this public seminar.


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