5 June 2014, Brussels
On 5 June 2014, DG Research and Innovation, in cooperation with the FLASH-IT project, organized a conference on “Research Meets Diplomacy: Europe as a Global Actor”. This conference was on the one hand intended to take stock of the rich research financed under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme under FP7. On the other hand, through an exchange between researchers and EU foreign policy-makers, ideas were discussed on future topics for research on the EU as a global actor under Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” of Horizon 2020. The debates concentrated on three major themes:
The event brought together over 120 participants from the public and private sector, including many academics and policy-makers.
4 June 2014, Berlin, Germany
The Symposium on Social Media Analytics for Migrant Integration organised by the UniteEurope Consortium will focus on the presentation of the UniteEurope Online Monitoring Tools. It’s a great opportunity to share our knowledge, to discuss and explore the tools and to network with policy-makers, NGOs and scientists in the field of migrant integration.
2-3 June 2014, Athens, Greece
INCONTACT 2020 will hold the "5th INCO Conference - Addressing Future Challenges" in Athens, June 2 - 3. The Conference is organized under the auspices of DG Research of the European Commission and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.
This year's conference is dedicated to Global Challenges and the critical role of international research cooperation. Climate change, environmental protection, sustainable development and energy security are just a few of the problems which comprise global challenges and can only be tackled by intense, coordinated and collaborative global efforts.
3 June 2014, London
This seminar looks at the challenges in increasing the number of young people who choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. It follows recent concerns about the lack of STEM graduates taking up careers in these subjects and is also timed to follow the recent publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Women in STEM careers, with just 15.5% of the STEM workforce being made up of women.
Planned sessions look at ways in which government and the HE sector can encourage more young people to study STEM subjects at all levels of education, as well as ways to improve careers guidance for those who do. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss the outcomes and recommendations made in the Perkins review, published in November 2013. We are delighted that Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Christopher Millward, Associate Director, North, HEFCE have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
29-30 May 2014, Kaunas, Lithuania
The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to invite Ph. D. students, postdocs, master students and all other young scientists doing research on energy issues to participate in the 11th Annual International Conference of Young Scientist on Energy Issues - CYSENI 2014.
The Conference aims to: • provide an opportunity to present up-to-date research results and to familiarise with colleagues’ research; • provide an opportunity to make contacts with colleagues from Lithuanian and foreign scientific research institutions; • provide an opportunity to get reviews (prepared by senior researchers) on the submitted paper; • provide an opportunity to review papers of other Conference participants; • develope skills of young scientists in presenting their own ideas and research results, discuss various scientific topics.
The Conference topics: • Hydrogen and fuel cells • Renewable energy sources • Smart energy networks • Energy efficiency and reliability • Knowledge for energy policy making • Investigations in the fields of thermal physics, fluid mechanics and metrology • Material sciences and technology • Investigations of combustion and plasma processes • Global change and ecosystems • Fusion energy • Nuclear fission and radiation protection • Cross-cutting energy issues.
Important deadlines: • January 6, 2014 - registration and abstracts submission; • January 20, 2014 - author notification on abstract acceptance; • March 3, 2014 - draft paper submission; • Papers have to be prepared according to the instructions; • April 1, 2014 - authors will be provided with the reviews; • April 21, 2014 - final paper submission; • May 12, 2014 - announcement of the Conference program; • May 19, 2014 - submission of the presentation in MS Power Point; • May 29 - 30, 2014 - Conference event.