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Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
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Key Enabling Technologies
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Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
European Maritime Day - DG RTD session
19-20 May 2014, Bremen, Germany
Join us at the European Maritime Day on 19-20th May in Bremen!
This year’s European Maritime Day will focus on “Innovation driving Blue Growth” and on this occasion the EU Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising a thematic session on 20 May in Bremen, Germany, titled “Ocean technologies: an investment for sustainability”.
The session will be a discussion forum on possible ways to enhance European marine and maritime leadership through innovation and research.
It will present concrete examples that can contribute to unlock the innovation potential of seas and oceans in a sustainable way. The event will also be the place to identify innovation challenges and to demonstrate the ocean technologies' innovation and growth potential for multiple "Blue Growth" sectors and their benefit for society.
Several stakeholders' workshops featuring European research projects will also take place. Check them out
Several EU projects such as ECO2, MICROB3, BONUS or Sea For Society will take part in the exhibition while Commissioner Damanaki will present the awards to the winner of each of the 14 countries participating in the MARLISCO 's project video competition.
You will find the programme and all relevant information on the website.
Don't forget to register: https://emd2014.sharpdev.be/default.aspx
Since 2008, the European Maritime Day is celebrated across Europe on 20 May to raise awareness on the maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs.
It is the European flagship event on the Integrated Maritime Policy with participation of high-level speakers from all over Europe.
We look forward to celebrating European Maritime Day 2014 with you in Bremen!
Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation
14-17 April 2014, Paris
The 5th edition of TRA will take place in Paris and will be a major event where Horizon 2020 will be discussed in depth, under the theme: "Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment". The Transport Research Arena is a major conference on transport research in Europe held every 2 years.
First conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?
26 March 2014, Brussels
On 26th March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising the conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?
This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with the sustainable exploitation of marine biodiversity will also be showcased.
The event will include a panel discussion with high-level experts to take stock and to put forward their views concerning how marine and maritime research could be developed under Horizon 2020.
Check-out the draft programme.
You must register to participate! Registration will open soon, check regularly our dedicated webpage.
Due to the size of the meeting room, registrations will be accepted on a «first come-first served» basis.
For further information, please contact: RTD-CALL-OCEAN@ec.europa.eu
Take a dive into the The Ocean of Tomorrow projects here !
More information on the programme and registration soon
Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events
1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe
UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)
This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.
The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.
Water beyond Europe II
20 February 2014, Brussels
After a successful first edition, we are pleased to announce that “Water beyond Europe II”, the workshop dedicated to our new collaboration with South Africa will take place on 20th of February at the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels.
This second edition will bring together our European partners and a delegation of South African stakeholders, as well as national funding agencies from both continents. “Water beyond Europe II” will present an overview of the common water priorities between Europe and South Africa and will bring the possibility of creating potential collaborations between both continents and within ACQUEAU