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 :
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.
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.
6 November 2012, Brussels
The 1st Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing will be held in Brussels on 6th November 2012. Representatives from European Member States and Regions will be there to support the initiative and illustrate how they will contribute to the Partnership.
At the conference the six Action Groups (stakeholders' coalitions) will present their Action Plans on prevention, integrated care, and active ageing and independent living. The audience can discuss with their representatives what good their action plans will bring to Europe's citizens. What innovation in active and healthy ageing will they deliver and to whom? What will they do to achieve a successful approach for medication adherence, to distribute validated programs for fall prevention and malnutrition, to deploy integrated care models, to achieve standardised independent living solutions, and a network of age friendly environments? The conference marks the moment – after over a year of preparing, committing and planning – where the actual implementation phase of the Innovation Platform actually takes off.
The Conference is an opportunity for networking and cooperation across and between the Action Groups and other stakeholders. Also interested partners who do not yet participate are most welcome. An exhibition, open to all throughout the conference, will display real life examples of the kind of innovation the Innovation Partnership strives for.
Participation to the event is by invitation only, but all can join in the discussions via twitter @EIP_AHA and the hashtag #eipaha12. Of course the event will be streamed (see conference web site).
Should you wish to be invited, please send us your full contact details and reason for participating to EC-EIP-AHA@ec.europa.eu and we will consider your application.