21 June 2012, Brussels
Women remain largely under-represented in the science, technology and research fields in Europe, which means a huge waste of talent. On 21 June, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will launch a campaign which aims at encouraging girls and young women to pursue scientific studies and research careers. The first part of the campaign will address teenage girls in secondary education with the slogan, "Science: it's a girl thing!"
The launch event will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels and it will be attended by MEPs, interested stakeholders, pupils and teachers from the 6 countries where the campaign starts (Austria; Belgium; Germany; Italy; Netherlands and Poland).
Fun activities on the theme of science will also take place on the Esplanade of the European Parliament from 12:00 to 18:00.
All kids and teenagers are most welcome to attend. Activities for young people include:
NB: registration has closed for the event in the European Parliament but you can find the programme via the registration link on the web site and will be able to follow the event via the web on the day.
7 June 2012, Brussels, Belgium
This open workshop is organised jointly by ACARE and the Aeronautics ERA-Net AirTN and aims to identify the needs of aviation stakeholders for future key personnel in research, engineering and operations. It will address aspects of education and training by aviation relevant institutions and will involve relevant expert groups and associations.
5 June 2012, Brussels
The Team of the SET-Plan European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI) is organising a first conference open to all stakeholders and interested parties. The aim of this conference is to provide key decision makers, financing institutions, media and the general public with a better and more in-depth understanding of both the urgency and benefits to fully implement the EIBI roadmap and to invest in the EIBI projects.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The EIBI Conference was broadcasted via web streaming. You can watch the video from the following webpage:
15 May 2012, Brussels
The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, is holding a conference on "Scientific support for growth, jobs and sustainability: the example of the eco-industries". High level speakers from science and industry will discuss the main sectors concerned: water, air quality, waste, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The EU Commissioner for research, innovation and science, Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, will take part in the opening session.