11 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Planning for adaptation and selecting the right measures to implement while coping with a wide range of uncertainties is a challenge for many Covenant of Mayors signatories.
The goal of this webinar is to tackle this issue. Has your city already defined or is in the process of defining and assessing options for adaptation measures? At the same time, you are not sure which ones to implement and in which order?
And you would like to find out which options to choose for which (uncertain) future climate scenario? Then this webinar is for you.
The session will focus on assessing adaptation options and familiarise you in particular with the so-called adaptation pathway approach. This approach helps to prioritise adaptation options and assemble them in pathways: Information gathered during the phase of the risk and vulnerability assessment is used to evaluate the effectiveness of different adaptation options and considered together with the timing to assemble pathways of responses that will tackle previously defined climatic thresholds.
Sounds complex? You will be guided through the session by experts from research institutes, who will explain how you can make use of their research findings in your local authority. Moreover, representatives from Covenant of Mayors signatories will give details on how they have implemented this approach as part of their Covenant of Mayors journey and provide you with hints and lessons learned. Extensive Q&A sessions will allow for ample space for your questions.
8-10 December 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Metropolitan College, Thessaloniki, Greece from December 8-10, 2017 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.
8 December 2017, Brussels (Charlemagne building), Belgium
The Health Open Info Day will take place on 8 December. The Work Programme for Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing over the next 3 years (2018-2020) will be presented. Participants will be informed about the topics, deadlines and process of the next calls for proposals.
With the principle of better health for all at its core, the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Societal Challenge focuses on personalised health and care, infectious diseases and improving global health, innovative and sustainable health systems, decoding the role of the environment (including climate change) for health and well-being, digital transformation and cybersecurity in health and care.
Horizon 2020' Societal Challenge 1 Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to offer calls for proposals with an overall budget of about €2 billion.
Related to the Health Open Info Day, the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation supports the following two events which will be organised on 7 December 2017 in Brussels:
1. Satellite event on Innovation Procurement in health care
2. Partnering Event organised by the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0
Please note that registration is closed for all three events.
The Health Open Info Day will be webstreamed here and all presentations and videos will be made available after the events.
8 December 2017
Find out how to fund your research with partners from the EU.
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Running from 2014 until 2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest multinational research programme in the world. It funds research in all areas of science and innovation. Horizon 2020 is open to the world – researchers, universities, companies and institutes from all over the world are welcome to participate in research initiatives. View agenda and register https://h2020-st-petersburg2017.teamwork.fr/en/registration
6-7 December 2017
This year's Annual Polis Conference on 'Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions' will take place on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Brussels.
RTD Transport will participate in the event also to promote its two Horizon Prizes: for Retrofit (to be awarded at TRA 2018 conference) and for the Cleanest Engine of the Future.
Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.
Its activities are organised around four thematic pillars: