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
Adaptive Trailing Edge Device (ATED) “Exploitation of Morphing” Workshop
11 December 2014, Chemnitz, Germany
The SARISTU team involved in the development of the Adaptive Trailing Edge Device is pleased to invite you to the “Exploitation of Morphing” Workshop which will be held on December 11th, 2014 in Chemnitz, Germany.
The aim of the workshop is to promote the exploitation of the developed morphing technologies potentialities to other aerospace and general mechanical sectors.
If you need further and more detailed information about this workshop, please contact Dr. Antonio Concilio (a.concilio(at)cira.it) directly or visit the project website (www.saristu.eu).
Welfare, Wealth and Work in Europe, Joint OECD – WWWFOREUROPE workshop
10 December 2014, Paris
The OECD and WWWforEurope have cooperated on a workshop exploring "How to further enhance Welfare, Wealth and Work in Europe?". "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" (NAEC) and WWWforEurope have many points in common: They share a broad, multi-dimensional approach and aim to provide a basis to inform policy-making on long-term social, economic and environmental challenges. On December 10th, 2014 a joint OECD – WWWforEurope workshop, organized by the Permanent Delegation of Austria to the OECD and WIFO, took place in the OECD headquarters in Paris. Members from the WWWforEurope consortium presented findings of the work carried out so far, as well as central topics and also controversial themes from the project. The attending stake-holders and OECD representatives engaged them in lively discussions.
The first session was devoted to an overview of the background and central questions of the WWWforEurope project. Domenico Rossetti explained the role of large-scale research projects such as WWWforEurope to support the work of the Commission and to help to manage the socio-ecological transition. Karl Aiginger placed the spotlight on the need for Europe to aim for a "high-road" strategy and outlined the vision for Europe 2050.
In the second session, Martine Durand, Dirk Pilat and David Bailey provided inputs on the question of long-term productivity and drivers for economic change. Industrial policy and the role of manufacturing took a prominent role in this session. In the third session, Jeroen van den Bergh engaged Shardul Agrawala, Anthony Cox and the audience with an impulse statement in which he proposed to shift policy-focus consistently away from the issue of economic growth and to adopt an agnostic or neutral approach to GDP growth.
In the fourth session, Georg Fischer, Thomas Leoni and Stefano Scarpetta discussed how welfare states can adapt to meet the "inequality challenge" resulting from the long-term increase in economic inequality and the additional negative impact of the crisis on distributional dynamics. This session revolved around the strengths and potential shortcomings of the social investment strategy as encompassing social policy paradigm. In the final session, Mathilde Mesnard and Elena Flores summarized main findings of the workshop and provided an outlook on the challenges that lie ahead.
25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain: achievements and challenges
5 December 2014, Brussels
Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission commemorated in dignity the historical events that transformed Europe by liberating the nations of East and Central Europe from communist and soviet rule. The event organised by the 'Reflective societies' unit at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain in Brussels on the 5th of December was a remarkable success with the presence of more than 100 participants and several national media.
The conference presented important insights of social sciences and humanities concerning the transformation process and formulated policy recommendations for deepening the integration of the European Union's Eastern and Western members or with regard to future enlargements. The speakers of the conference, whether contemporary political actors, researchers or representatives of many European institutions (like the European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions and European Commission) entered into genuine discussion about both the critical interpretation of and the lessons to learn from the quarter-century long transition and enlargement process. They also put in relief remarkable coherence in their approach to the worrying political and military developments in Ukraine and along the Eastern borders of the EU.
Our event gave also place to the launch of the DG RTD review paper "25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain. The state of integration of East and West in the European Union". The publication was presented by its author, professor Péter Balázs, ex-commissioner for regional policy and former Hungarian minister of Foreign Affairs. The publication's final version will be available in paper and electronic format in January 2015.
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Come on board the conference Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions
4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy
It is now time to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.
This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.
This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.
The Developmentment & Manufacturing of Vaccines Conference 2014
3-4 December 2014, Brussels
Our expert speaker panel will present unpublished case studies against practical recommendations to provide you with opportunities to improve your analytical methods, manufacturing strategies, pre-clinical and clinical model selection and much more!
If you are looking for an event to help you accelerate your current vaccine production efforts whilst providing you with an update on the latest and most innovative platforms and developments in the field then this is the must attend event for your calendar.