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Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion

1-2 December 2014, Milan, Italy

The EU Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion", under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU aims to to inspire Research and Innovation policies on sustainable urban development by bringing together scientists, policy makers, the business sector and representatives of the civil society.

The conference will focus on multilevel governance for urban and peri-urban areas and highlight the relation between supranational, national and sub-national scales, as well as the interplay of actors within these scales. Therefore, new instruments of urban governance based on a strong public-private partnership will be explored in order to facilitate the interplay between policy-making, market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives.

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International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities

2 December 2014, Brussels

Cirad, a French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, organises once per year an after work meeting bringing together EU officials, researchers and other stakeholders to share views and reflect on agricultural research and global challenges.


The 2014 edition is dedicated to "The International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities". 


The case for a systemic approach to eco-innovation

2 December 2014, Lyon, France

Current patterns of growth lead to the irreversible damage of our planet’s natural environment while resources are over-consumed. Furthermore, prices of raw materials are becoming more and more volatile and Europe is almost entirely dependent on imports. The traditional linear model of production and consumption, where resources are extracted processed used and disposed of, needs to be changed.

 

Single eco-innovative solutions have already been developed but they are often too local and sector-related. To achieve an absolute decoupling of growth from use of resources, society needs to adopt a different way of thinking. One solution is to move to a systemic eco-innovation approach, where society generates and shares economic and environmental benefits, where waste becomes a resource, consumers become users and sharing replaces owning. Speakers: Francoise BONNET, ACR+, Association of Regions and Cities for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management – Secretary General Marco MATTIELLO, Contarina Spa – International Relations Manager Luisa PRISTA, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate Climate Action and Resource Efficiency – Head of Unit "Eco-Innovation" Hanane TAIDI, PlasticsEurope – Director Communications 


BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer)

2-3 December 2014, Lille, France

BioFIT aims at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, pharma/biotech industry, together with other practitioners in the Life Sciences field.

BioFIT is an ideally configured event featuring: • Partnering with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings • Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to tech transfer and Open Innovation • Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities


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Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness

25 November 2014, London, UK

This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.


Info day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - calls for proposals 2015

21 November 2014, Brussels

Attend the 21 November info day in Brussels to get first-hand information on the coming call for proposals under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy.

Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:

  •     Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry
  •     Marine and maritime and inland water research
  •     Bioeconomy


Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

You can register until 17 November 2014 via “Coming events/ Registration” on the Bioeconomy website.

Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

The Info Day is organised by the European Commission's Bioeconomy Directorate (DG Research and Innovation).


Gender Medicine: Harnessing the Power of Sex and Gender Analysis for Research and Innovation

21 November 2014, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Gender Medicine is an emerging novel and highly promising field in health research and biomedicine. It considers specifically the target groups of women and men for disease manifestation and treatment options, following the conviction that targeted approaches will help to optimise treatment strategies for both.

 

It should not be mistaken for women’s health. Gender Medicine provides increasing evidence on differences between women and men in pathophysiology and in the manifestation and response to treatment of many frequent diseases. The Department of Health, Ethics and Society (HES) organises a conference on Gender Medicine to assess the state-of-the-art of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University and to look ahead to future challenges. The conference will also mark the farewell of Ineke Klinge to Maastricht University. Appointed at the European Commission as chair of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender, she will continue to be engaged in this promising research field through international committees and advisory boards. 

 

Attendance is free but registration is obligatory. Please register by sending an e-mail to a.heijnen@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


Science, Innovation and Society

19-21 November 2014, Rome

The international conference on “Science, Innovation and Society”, organised by the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) is held from 19 to 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

The event gathers the stakeholders in the scientific sector, who will share views on different subjects, such as gender equality, ethics and the concept of “open science” in order to promote responsible research and innovation in Europe.

On the evening of the 19th of November, Art&Innovation Exhibition opens at MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the participation of the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini and the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Stefania Giannini.

 

[Video] Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, meets with Stefania GIANNINI, Italian Minister for Education.


[Video] Speech by Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation

 

Due to the many subscriptions, registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available but the access to some of the rooms for the parallel sessions might not be guaranteed. All plenary sessions will be streamed live here.


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