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Completing the European Research Area in the Context of the Innovation Union – Boarding Time

14 November 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

The objective of the Conference is to bring together European Research Area – ERA stakeholders such as research organisations, universities, private enterprises and public authorities to contribute to the debate on the policy measures and actions which must be implemented with a view to completing ERA by 2014.

During the Conference key specific and cross-cutting issues of ERA policy will be explored, including, inter alia, the effectiveness of national research systems, open labour market for researchers, research infrastructures, gender issues, knowledge transfer and open access issues, cross border cooperation and competition of research actors, international cooperation and the monitoring mechanism.

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Transport and ageing research summit

14 November 2012, Committee of the Regions – Rue Belliard 101 – Brussels

The conference will bring together members of the European Parliament, representatives of governmental organisations from 20 member states, researchers from European, Australian and Japanese universities, representatives of European institutions and business organisations as well as NGOs.

Under the patronage of Dr. Dieter-L. Koch (Member of the European Parliament) and hosted by the Committee of the Regions the conference will provide a forum for constructive exchange on the following topics:

- The political challenge and opportunities of an ageing European society

- State of the art and analyses in EU27 and international sectors

- Preparatory steps for the development of an action plan, including guidelines and recommendations for specific research topics and future transport strategies

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Re-Road final conference

13 November 2012, Brussels

The majority (90%) of European paved roads are paved with asphalt material. At the end of the service lifetime of a road, when the damaged road pavement can no longer fulfil its purpose as a comfortable carrier of traffic, it must be renewed. While asphalt is nearly 100% recyclable, the routine use of recycled asphalt in road construction projects can be as little as 10% in some European countries. The EU-funded Re-Road project has focused on innovative technologies and end of life strategies for asphalt road infrastructures.

This free-of-charge conference will be held in English and cover the following topics :
-Dismantling
-Characterisation
-Handling strategies
-Environmental criteria
-Cost-effective recycling

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5th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics

7-9 November 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

This year’s conference will focus on “Smart Freight to enable sustainable logistics solutions” and will highlight innovations and applications in this area. The conference aims to close the gap between research and innovation and the logistics industry, moving research results into real world innovation and driving the competitiveness of European companies in the transport logistics sector. This year’s ECITL features an academic session on Wednesday and a two-day industrial session on Thursday and Friday.

Research and Industry alike are invited to propose interesting contributions to this year’s ECITL line-up.

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Challenging boundaries in risk assessment – sharing experiences

7-8 November 2012, Parma

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will hold a high-level scientific conference in November with the aim of fostering and furthering science in the area of risk assessment.

The conference, which takes place during EFSA’s 10th anniversary year, will bring together scientists from different disciplines to discuss the latest developments in risk assessment and risk assessment methodologies. It also extends EFSA’s commitment to providing continuous learning and training activities for its Panel members, staff and the wider scientific community.

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