29-30 October 2014, DIAMANT Conference & Business Centre - Diamant Building / 80 Bd. A. Reyers LN / 1030 Brussels
The Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security” of the EU projects IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE takes place on 29-30 October 2014 at the DIAMANT Brussels Conference & Business Centre in Brussels.
The event will feature discussion panels and communicate research results of the three projects to stakeholders: European decision-makers, law enforcement professionals, local authorities, technologies developers, the media and the general public.
Helen Nissenbaum (New York University) will deliver a keynote address on Surveillance and Democracy. The discussion panels will focus on:
•TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance technologies in society, use of technologies),
•THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Reconciling human rights protection and security, Data retention and fundamental rights, Targeted use of surveillance technologies to control individuals considered as dangerous, the role of Law Enforcement Agencies in Surveillance),
•THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance, Resilience and Democracy, Intersection of Surveillance with Citizen’s Rights and Citizens attitudes towards surveillance).
The agenda for the event and information on how to register are available at http://www.jointfinalevent2014.eu/
30 October 2014, Brussels
This European conference will offer participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardization issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardization can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe.
The conference will address: - How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? - How can standardization facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? - How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? - How can standardization contribute to the success of Horizon2020?
27-29 October 2014, Aachen, Germany
The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is delighted to announce that the 4th out of a series of annual specialized Workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, will be held on October 27-29, 2014 in Aachen, Germany on the premises of RWTH Aachen University.
The Workshop will be co-chaired by Prof. Eike Stumpf and Prof. Wolfgang Schröder. In the frame of EASN Association’s knowledge and innovation dissemination activities, this three-day event primarily aims to offer its participants a forum to meet and present among relative audience, the latest advancements in the areas of Flight Physics and Aircraft Design, together with novel and innovative ideas for future research. The 4th EASN Workshop on Flight Physics and Aircraft Design is expected to be, like its predecessors, a major dissemination event for running research projects.
29 October 2014, Brussels
The MIRRIS policy workshop at DG RTD discussed new knowledge on obstacles hindering the participation of EU13 countries in the European Research Area and recommendations on how to overcome them. New data from MIRRIS highlight the decreasing share of post-2004 Member States in European R&I funding from FP6 to the end of FP7 research programmes. An unhealthy competition between structural funds and EU research programmes has been revealed during stakeholder consultations in all concerned Member States. The first set of MIRRIS recommendations and best practices were presented at the workshop. Most of them could be put in place at no or very low cost creating an enabling environment for excellent research and innovation in EU 13 countries and mutually reinforcing rather than competing relation between ESIF funds and Horizon2020.
27-28 October 2014, Bremen, Germany
With sessions on Automotives, Aero Structures and Wind Energy / Offshore Applications and Manufacturing Technologies, ITHEC 2012 promoted structural thermoplastic lightweight structures enabling an economic high-volume production for a wide range of applications. In addition to these topics, the upcoming event ITHEC 2014 will have a special focus on hybrid materials and technologies.
MESSE BREMEN and the Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., (FIBRE) successfully launched ITHEC in October 2012. 280 highly satisfied participants (70% from industry) and 27 exhibitors, including the technological leaders, gathered in Bremen for this kick-off event on a promising class of composites.