24 April 2014, Brussels
The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013.
The new programming period brings new investment budgets for Member States, seeking synergies between Regional Policy and Horizon 2020 in order to maximise the innovation opportunities. The data-driven economy can provide Europe with a chance to emerge from the multifaceted crisis with new capabilities. Are Europeans ready for the Data Revolution? Are politicians able to make informed choices and manage changes?
The ONE Conference is facilitating the joint effort of EU partners to build links between information networks and ICT Observatories for reaching ambitious common objectives of Europe 2020. The event is taking place under the auspices of the Czech Ambassador to the EU.
9-11 April 2014, Athens, Greece
The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.
The main topics include:
The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.
26-29 March 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
The European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) takes place only every 3 years, and is for policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tobacco control.
Conference topics will include smoking prevention, smoking cessation, tobacco product regulation, harm reduction strategies and WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. ECToH 2014 provides an opportunity for tobacco control professionals, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and other interested colleagues to meet, develop their knowledge and skills and enable sharing of best practices in İstanbul.
27 March 2014, The Committee of the Regions - Rue Belliard 101, Brussels
The aim of the event is to bring together representatives from the JPI Urban Europe and the European Institutions as well as from other urban networks, along with high-profile scientific and policy experts to discuss issues relating to megatrends and future urban challenges.
The JPI Urban Europe has recently finalised two studies on global megatrends and their long term impacts on European cities that will be presented and discussed at the seminar. The scientific background paper gives and in-depth analysis of urban challenges. The Urban Megatrends policy paper indicates that global megatrends, including climate change and demographic and economic development, will have a regionally differentiated impact on European urban regions and implications for policy-making at all levels.
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.