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Last update: 18 September 2014

Chemical Building Blocks – building sustainable foundations for biobased chemicals

1 October 2014, Reims, France

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This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles and concerns hampering the development of the biobased chemicals sector in the EU. We are especially interested in views on 3HPA, succinic acid, PDO, furfural, and isoprene as we consider these chemical building blocks to have the highest potential for deployment in the EU.Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of chemical building blocks is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Chemical building blocks provide routes to a wide range of different products and chemicals and, in turn, an astonishing range of different downstream uses. Industrial biotechnology offers the potential for developing biobased chemical building blocks that can have new or improved functionalities compared to those which can be produced from fossil fuels or traditional chemical routes. Despite this potential, significant hurdles to the production of biobased chemical building blocks using IB processes exist in the EU.


Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars

9 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium

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The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.


Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars

20 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium

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The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.


Bio-based Plastics – How do we Grow the EU Industry?

1 December 2014, Brussels

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This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles hampering the development of the bio-based plastics sector in the EU. We are especially interested in PLA and PHA as we consider these bio-based plastics as having the highest potential for deployment in the EU. Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of bioplastics is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Today, bio-based plastics have an established market, demonstrating rapid growth both in Europe and globally. While Europe is currently the largest producer and user of bio-based plastics, this situation is expected to change in the future with production increasingly being based in countries where feedstocks are cheaper and where production costs are lower. Even with increasing fossil fuel prices expected to make bio-based plastics more competitive compared to fossil-derived plastics, ensuring the cost-competitiveness of EU bio-based plastics production compared to other regions globally is expected to become an increasingly difficult challenge.


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Destination Norway - Opportunities in ERC Research Funding

18 June 2014, Oslo, Norway

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Organised by the EU Office at the University of Oslo, this half-day seminar is aimed at researchers, research administrators, leaders involved in research strategy and those with an interest in ERC research funding opportunities. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers to learn more about ERC funding opportunities, and to meet and discuss directly with the ERC and fellow researchers from across Norway.


Seminar on Open Scholarship

6 June 2014, Brussels

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The League of European Research Universities (LERU) will hold a Seminar on Open Scholarship with the participation of relevant policymakers and other stakeholders.

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Symposium on Social Media Analytics for Migrant Integration

4 June 2014, Berlin, Germany

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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.


International conference MELPRO - membrane and electromembrane processes

18-21 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

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The main topics are membrane and electromembrane processes and also the integrated membrane processes. The programme includes Student’s Competition and Student’s Award, Exhibition of Industrial and Innovative Companies, and an excursion to the industrial partner.

The conference is held by Czech membrane Platform together with the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Among other partners are the European Membrane Society, European Membrane House and EU-Russia Year of Science 2014. This conference takes place between 18th-21st May 2014 in Prague. End of February is the deadline for sending abstracts and for registering at a reduced price. CZEMP and EMS members have register fee discount.


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