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Science Café with Thomas Jung

6 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Science Café with Thomas Jung is an unconventional open discussion with theme "Phytophthora species – threats for our nature".

Thomas Jung is one of the most renowned Phytophthora experts in the world. Phytophthora is a genus of plant-damaging Oomycetes (water molds), whose member species are capable of causing enormous economic losses on crops worldwide, as well as environmental damage in natural ecosystems.

Thomas Jung produced the first evidences of Phytophthora pathogens being involved in widespread forest declines in Europe and coordinated the largest forest disease survey in European history.

His current institution is the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, where he runs the Phytophthora Research Centre.

Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible.

Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.

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1+1=3 - How agroforestry boosts revenues and resilience of Europe's farmers

29 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Attend this meeting at the European Parliament, hosted by Paul Brannen MEP, to hear and discuss how agroforestry and European research are boosting the revenues and resilience of Europe’s farmers. The meeting starts with presentations on the results of the AGFORWARD research project including the launch of the AGFORWARD folder of innovation and best practice leaflets. A panel will then discuss how we can mainstream agroforestry in Europe. The panel includes: Clara Aguilera Garcia MEP (Vice Chair, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament), Olivier De Schutter (Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems), Valentin Opfermann (Policy Advisor on Agricultural and Environmental Research and Environmental Issues at COPA-COGECA), Mauro Poinelli (Head of Unit Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, DG AGRI, European Commission), and Patrick Worms (Senior Science Policy Adviser at the World Agroforestry Centre). There will be a time for questions and the meeting will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity for networking.

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8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’

23-24 November 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the 8th International Scientific Conference ‘RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges’ is to provide scientific interdisciplinary discussion and to share new ideas for sustainable rural development in the context of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress.

The scope of the Conference covers four main areas: Biosystems Engineering and Environment, Agro-innovations and Food Technologies, Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, and Social Innovations for Rural Development.

The Conference ‘Rural Development’ organized biannually since 2003 is attracting to Aleksandras Stulginskis University over 300 scientists from more than 25 countries. All the peer-reviewed conference papers will have been published in open access Proceedings of the conference (online ISSN 2345-0916, print ISSN 1822-3230). Proceedings of International Scientific Conference “Rural Development” are published periodically every two years since 2003 and indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), EBSCO (Academic Search Complete).

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EU Research and Innovation Day at COP23

15 November 2017, COP23, Bonn zone, EU pavilion, Room 1

European Commission's DG Research and Innovation is organising a EU Research and Innovation Day at COP 23. During this day, several issues - such as 1.5 & 2°C strategies, Arctic science contributions to implementing the Paris Agreement or Climate Services for Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries - will be discussed. The complete programme is available below.


2nd COLUMBUS Annual Conference 2017 "Achieving Impact from Marine Research"

7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will take place in Brussels on 7 November 2017.

An international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer.

This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle.

Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies. ABOUT The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society.

COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

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