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Last update: 26 August 2014

India-EU workshop III Coastal zone management and impact on society

6-9 October 2014, Kerala, India

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Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.

Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.


Towards Inclusive Employment and Welfare Systems: Challenges for a Social Europe

9-10 October 2014, Berlin

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In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion.

The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives.


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MILESCURE-2050 Energy Day on “Transition towards low carbon energy society”

25 June 2014, Brussels

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In the frame of the EU sustainable energy week (23-27 June 2014) the MILESECURE-2050 project presented its preliminary results to 60 EU decision-makers and stakeholders on 25 June 2014 at ENEA Brussels headquarter.

Both techno-economic and socio-cultural aspects of low carbon society and EU energy security of supply were addressed using quantitative and qualitative approaches. They dealt with trends and scenarios as well as with the human factor in energy transition.

For more information about MILESECURE-2050, please contact Patrizia Lombardi at Politecnico di Torino (Patrizia.Lombardi at polito.it) or Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero (Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero at ec.europa.eu).


Conference "Social Inequalities in Europe"

20 June 2014, Athens, Greece

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In the frame of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission together with the General Secretariat for Research and Technology/Greece are co-organizing an event on «Social inequalities in Europe» to be held on Friday, 20 June 2014 in the Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

Social inequalities have increased through the current economic crisis and they pose a considerable threat to social cohesion. Rising unemployment, particularly affecting the young generation, unequal access to education and health care, increasing poverty are some of the elements, among others, that will have far-reaching consequences on society wellbeing. The phenomenon of inequalities also raises tough questions on how our political systems at national and European level are able to reduce inequalities and improve social cohesion according to a European Social Model. Several research projects, funded under the Social Sciences and Humanities theme of the 7th Framework Programme have deepened this analysis highlighting the need for further debate and policies tackling the roots of inequalities.

The conference "Social Inequalities in Europe" presenting and building on evidence, findings and conclusions provided by these projects, will also debate on the social and political implications of rising inequalities opening the path towards new research and policy scenarios.

In particular, presentations will elaborate on inequalities in the following sectors (see also programme):

 

  • Employment, income, wealth
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Life satisfaction
  • Gender
  • Children’s rights

 

Representatives from the political leadership of the country, the European Commission and members of the European academic community will address the social inequalities issue. All sessions (in English language) are open for interested parties coming from the Greek academic and research community, political organizations and NGO’s that are facing the challenges of social inequalities on a daily basis.


Global IQ: Impact Quantification of Global Changes - Final Conference

17 June 2014, Brussels

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The GLOBAL-IQ final conference on “Impact Quantification of Global Changes” took place in Brussels on Tuesday 17 June 2014 with the participation of more than 80 European decision-makers and stakeholders.

 More information: Celine Claustre (celine.claustre@tse-fr.eu) and Domenico Rossetti (Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero@ec.europa.eu).

 

 


"Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty" FP7 NOPOOR project conference

6 June 2014, Dakar, Senegal

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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

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