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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.
SESAR Innovation Days
25-27 November 2014, Madrid, Spain
The SESAR Innovation Days is the main forum for the dissemination of ATM (Air Traffic Management) exploratory research results. It focuses explicitly on long-term and innovative research ideas.
Long-term and innovative research is pivotal to the future evolution of ATM. It addresses novel and/or unconventional ideas, concepts and technologies that contribute to the development of a safe, competitive and sustainable future for the European ATM System.
Innovation in waste management: Linking the ‘circular economy’ and the ‘waste hierarchy'
26 November 2014, Espoo, Finland
The workshop addresses the macro environmental effects of the diffusion of non-landfill waste management technologies for MSW by adopting an LCA approach. During the session, the participants will explore possible changing pressures from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.
The presentations will explore observed ex post trends (1996-2011) and on ex ante scenarios (2012-2030 and beyond). The experts and guests are invited to discuss policy and economic implications of (saved) external costs from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.
See the workshop programme here:
International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE 2014)
27-28 November 2014, Belgrade
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will be held on 27-28th November 2014 in Belgrade (Serbia) and will be co-hosted by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering.
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.
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European Biofuels Technology Platform - 6th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting
14-15 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The EBTP 6th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SMP6) - Biofuels for Low Carbon Transport and Energy Security - will take place at the Diamant Conference Centre, Brussels, on 14-15 October 2014. The meeting will start around midday on the 14th and conclude in the early afternoon on the 15th, with the aim of maximizing opportunities for networking and discussion.
The SPM6 Speaker Programme can be found on the website. Entrance to SPM6 is free for all European biofuels stakeholders from industry, academia, research organisations, common interest groups or other associations with an interest in biofuels production and use. The conference capacity is limited to 200 participants and attendance is subject to successful registration. You can register via this link: http://www.biofuelstp.eu/forms/spm6regform.html
Second #H2020 coordinators' day - everything you need to know about the preparation of your grant agreement
13 October 2014, Charlemagne building, Brussels
What's next after you received the message that your proposal was successful? The event on 13 October 2014 will provide all details on the preparation and signature of your grant agreement. It will take place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00.
It is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement. Other participants may be accepted subject to the availability of seats. Registration (first-come first-served) is via https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/h2020-coordinators-day-2/register.cfm. You will also be able to follow the event online at https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&sessionno=b0d6951563a26ffeb2405a9653b3b422. Be aware that this webpage will only become available at the beginning of the event.
Urban Futures: Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050
10-11 October 2014, Lisbon
The event focuses on the need to imagine a sustainable future for cities – exploring advances in long-term thinking for sustainability, futures studies and strategic planning. The conference is organised around:
2 core themes:
- ‘Scenarios for Cities of the Future’;
- ‘People and Societies in Future Cities’
4 thematic threads:
- Forward Thinking Methods;
- Governance in Future Cities;
- Future of Resources;
- Future of Urban Systems.
The event is organised as part of URBACHINA FP7 project, and in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The conference abstracts and proceedings can downloaded at this link: http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/?page id=400.
Towards Inclusive Employment and Welfare Systems: Challenges for a Social Europe
9-10 October 2014, Berlin
In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion.
The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives.
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