6 June 2014, Dakar, Senegal
The FP7 NOPOOR project "Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty" organised last 6th of June in Dakar, Senegal, a policy conference aimed to link research findings to policy making. Researchers, policy makers and civil society representatives have worked together in order to discuss new measures to fight against poverty.
As a result of interaction with UNESCO MOST (Management of Social Transformations) programme, concrete collaboration links have been established in order for NOPOOR researchers to participate in MOST's interministerial meetings.
The presentations delivered and press releases are available at www.nopoor.eu
5-6 June 2014, Madrid, Spain
Main Topics: General concepts in familial cancer; genetic variants and familial cancer; genetic counseling • Common cancers: The family of breast cancer genes; selection criteria and clinical management; new treatments based in animal models and massive sequencing; colorectal cancer and prostate cancer; genetic and clinical management. • Other hereditary syndromes: Familial pheocromocitoma; pancreatic cancer; PTEN-Hamartoma syndromes; familial renal carcinoma; familial melanoma; li Fraumeni syndrome; gastric carcinoid; Fanconi anemia • New technologies applied to research and clinical diagnosis; the role of Consortia in massive sequencing; what to do with the incidental findings?
5-6 June 2014, Riga, Latvia
The International Conference on Collaboration in Space Technologies (ICCST) is the first Baltics, Nordics and Central European conference event in Latvia focused on identifying and developing key partnerships in Space technologies.
This first event in future series of the conference will focus on identifying key partnerships with the African continent in space technology capabilities building and related education and training. Industry, research base, official representatives from international governments and networking organizations as well as political decision makers are invited to attend the conference. The conference will provide excellent opportunities for networking and individual B2B matchmaking sessions, as well as exhibition of products and services provided by the participants of the conference. ICCST is a pioneering event to fast-track collaboration among companies from Baltics, Nordic and Central Europe with the African continent in space technologies.
1-5 June 2014, Nara, Japan
ICBEN 2014, the 11th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, will be held in Nara, Japan from 2014 June 1 to June 5. The Congress is co-organized by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan (INCE/J) and the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ) under the auspices of the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN). The organizers and the Organizing Committee of the Congress extend a warm welcome to all prospective participants worldwide and invite all to join us in Nara to discuss the latest advancements in biological effects of noise and noise policies.
The officers and team chairs of ICBEN will organize plenary and parallel sessions on “Noise-induced hearing loss (Team 1),” “Noise and communication (Team 2),” “Non-auditory effects of noise (Team 3),” “Influence of noise on performance and behavior (Team 4),” “Effects of noise on sleep (Team 5),” “Community response to noise (Team 6),” “Noise and animals (Team 7),” “Interactions with other agents and contextual factors (Team 8)” and “Policy and economics (Team 9).”
5 June 2014, Brussels
All over Europe, formerly ‘passive’ social protection systems are undergoing substantial reform. Under the policy agendas of activation and more recently, social investment, welfare states are seeking to simultaneously increase the labour market participation of formerly excluded groups (such as women, youth, elderly people and migrants) and the efficiency of employment services. In order to achieve these goals, policy-makers have not only introduced programmatic policy changes (such as curtailing the duration or eligibility of/for benefits) but also changes to the governance systems through which social policies are administered. Especially the local governance level has come to play an important role under ‘new welfare’ because it is here where employment incentives and measures can be tailored most effectively to individual client cases as well as regional labour market characteristics.
In June 2014, four international research projects funded by the European Commission under the call “Local welfare systems favouring social cohesion” – COPE, FLOWS, LOCALISE and WILCO – presented their policy-relevant findings to an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and interested others in Brussels. The aim of the conference was to fuel a constructive dialogue between practitioners and researchers.