European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Atlantic Forum Workshop
4-5 March 2013, Cork, Ireland
The European Commission has been organizing workshops with the Atlantic Member States to ensure awareness of the Atlantic Forum and EU funding processes. The objective of this is to support the Atlantic Action Plan and to assist stakeholders in coming forward with well-prepared projects.
So far four workshops have been held: Horta (Azores), Brest (France), Bilbao (Spain) and, last month, Cardiff (UK). The next workshop will be held in Cork (Ireland) on 4-5 March 2013 with 'Research and Innovation, Atlantic Ports and the Atlantic Action Plan' being the main themes.
The session on 4 March will show how research and innovation is driving the Atlantic Strategy. Furthermore, following feedback from previous workshops, there will also be a half-day parallel session on Atlantic Ports. On 5 March, there will be an opportunity to discuss the draft Atlantic Action Plan along with the key issues of funding and implementation.
The success of the Cork workshop will be dependent on a broad and wide participation coming from across all Atlantic Member States. All interested stakeholders are therefore encouraged to participate.
SURF Research & Innovation Event
28 February 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands
Scientific research in the 21st century is inconceivable without ICT resources and methods. Be inspired by fellow researchers as they show the added value of ICT for their own research.
NB: For non-Dutch addresses, please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium on "Benefits and Limitations of Nuclear Fission for a Low Carbon Economy"
26-27 February 2013, Brussels
The last few months have seen the reconsideration of issues about nuclear safety and nuclear’s long-term contribution to the EU’s energy mix. The EESC and the European Commission are therefore organizing an open, balanced and exploratory process of dialogue and debate for all stakeholders in civil society focused on nuclear fission energy research and its role in a low carbon economy. More details can be found on the conference website.
SafeTRIP Final Conference
25 February 2013, Paris, La Défense (France)
The conference will be a unique opportunity to :
- learn about the SafeTRIP technology,
- experience a live demo of the working system installed in a car,
- engage in discussions about the potentials with consortium members,
- benefit from the results of extensive and challenging field trials.
Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
14-18 February 2013, Boston, USA
The AAAS annual meeting is among the world's largest and most prestigious general scientific events, gathering thousands of international scientists, policy makers and science journalists. The programme typically includes keynote speeches, scientific symposia, an exhibition, and press briefings on recent scientific discoveries.
This year's event focuses on "The Beauty and the Benefits of Science", and the European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Director-General Robert-Jan Smits will hold a press briefing on 'Destination Europe: research funding opportunities across the Atlantic', and will participate in a high-level panel discussion on 'European Science Policy on the Move'.
The Commission will also have a booth at the exhibition where conference participants can find out about career and funding opportunities in the EU.