25 June 2014, Brussels
Our energy system is very complex. It includes not only renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy sources but also electrical, thermal, and fuel energy pathways that convert, store and deliver energy services at different physical scales.
The integration of various energy sources and vectors in the energy system is a practical challenge with important contributions to security of supply.
The objective of the workshop is to highlight the complementarity of this research area compared with smart grids and storage. It also aims at exploring the added value of the cooperation with international partners.
Please note the time: 16.45-18:30
23-24 June 2014, Berlin, Germany
The topic of the AMAA 2014 will be “Smart Systems for Safe, Clean and Automated Vehicles”. Leading engineers and scholars from all around the world are cordially invited to participate in the dialogue and submit proposals for papers addressing ongoing research and novel developments in this field. A special attention will be given to topics covered in public funding programs like the European Green Vehicles Initiative PPP.
24 June 2014, Online
The Participant Portal, the central web platform for EU research and innovation funding, is improving its user-friendliness and functions for H2020. You can learn more at the webinar on 24 June.
All the grant-related online exchanges of EU research and innovation funding are managed on the Participant Portal. To make the system as user-friendly as possible, the Commission seeks continuous advice from actual users. The next meeting of an external user group is planned for the afternoon of 24 June in Brussels. To allow maximum participation and input from a wide audience, this meeting will be webcast with a live stream. Additionally, a web forum will be used where interested parties can post questions and comments, either directly during the meeting or afterwards.
To prevent spamming from robots, you will need the following password to access the web forum: forum
The video link will only start working on June 24 at 14.00 Brussels time (GMT+1). It will allow you to watch the meeting in real time. The recording of the meeting will be available shortly after at the same address.
A draft agenda is available at the web forum site.
23 June 2014, Tervuren (near Brussels) Belgium
The EUSEW 2014 Energy Day Event on Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - achieving and sustaining city society well-being and quality of life with smart cities. How to integrate the bubbles together? - shall explore the complexities of interdisciplinary integration.
20 June 2014, Athens, Greece
In the frame of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission together with the General Secretariat for Research and Technology/Greece are co-organizing an event on «Social inequalities in Europe» to be held on Friday, 20 June 2014 in the Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Social inequalities have increased through the current economic crisis and they pose a considerable threat to social cohesion. Rising unemployment, particularly affecting the young generation, unequal access to education and health care, increasing poverty are some of the elements, among others, that will have far-reaching consequences on society wellbeing. The phenomenon of inequalities also raises tough questions on how our political systems at national and European level are able to reduce inequalities and improve social cohesion according to a European Social Model. Several research projects, funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities theme of the 7th Framework Programme have deepened this analysis highlighting the need for further debate and policies tackling the roots of inequalities.
The conference "Social Inequalities in Europe" presenting and building on evidence, findings and conclusions provided by these projects, will also debate on the social and political implications of rising inequalities opening the path towards new research and policy scenarios.
In particular, presentations will elaborate on inequalities in the following sectors (see also programme):
Representatives from the political leadership of the country, the European Commission and members of the European academic community will address the social inequalities issue. All sessions (in English language) are open for interested parties coming from the Greek academic and research community, political organizations and NGO’s that are facing the challenges of social inequalities on a daily basis.