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Last update: 20 October 2017

EuroGEOSS launch event at GEO-XIV Plenary

23 October 2017, Room Continental C RONALD REAGAN CONFERENCE CENTRE WASHINGTON DC USA

DG Research and Innovation will present during the GEO-XIV Plenary a side event dedicated to the launch of EuroGEOSS.

EuroGEOSS is the European component of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with a focus on coordination and scaling-up user-driven applications being developed in Europe.
EuroGEOSS will combine and coordinate Europe’s Earth observation activities in the context of GEO (Group on Earth Observations).
The aim is to boost user uptake of Earth observation data and improve forecasting capabilities for sound decision-making by governments to benefit all Europeans.
EuroGEOSS will be a gateway for European Earth Observation programmes and projects to GEOSS, with Copernicus as a major element.

The agenda of the event and more details on EuroGEOSS are available below.

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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.

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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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Second Arctic Science Ministerial

25-26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany.

The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin.

The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.

The 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, hosted by the White House in 2016, brought together science ministers from 24 governments, EU representatives and delegates from Arctic Indigenous peoples’ organisations. Their discussions centred on collective efforts to step up international scientific cooperation in the Arctic. The 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial is not an Arctic Council event. However, Finland is chairing the Arctic Council from May 2017 to May 2019. This guarantees strong links between the Ministerial and the Arctic Council. All  delegations present at the 1st Ministerial and other interested governments are invited - participation of indigenous Arctic communities is a priority.

What will be on the agenda?

On Day 1 an Arctic Science Conference will showcase the latest achievements as regards the deliverables agreed for each thematic area at the 1st Ministerial. The discussion will focus on scientific advances in the deliverables and on the commitment needed in future. It will be open to a wide range of Arctic stakeholders, policymakers and media. The first day of the conference will be followed by an evening networking reception at 7 p.m. These discussions will prepare the ground for Day 2 on which government ministers and delegates will meet to discuss the main scientific issues. The main objectives are to release a Joint Statement, issue a report on initiatives taken over the preceding 2 years and an updated list of deliverables expected to generate results over the next few years. Further details will be published in the run-up to the conference.


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Last update: 20 October 2017

Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead

27 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

What is the state of biodiversity in Europe’s forests? How is Natura 2000 implemented in forests, and what do we know about its effects on biodiversity and forest management? What policy-relevant conclusions can be drawn for Natura 2000 in the future?

This event presents the findings of a European interdisciplinary scientific study conducted by a team of 20 scientists.

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E² Tech4Cities Brokerage Event 2017 - Find your next research, technology or financial partner

23 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

E²Tech4Cities 2017 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a 3rd editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.

Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 #EUSEW2017 NEW!!! Pitch your project idea in front of a panel of investors

For whom: Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies), Public authorities and municipalities Industry associations Universities and research centers Investors and Business Angels Focus and main areas topics: Renewable energies Energy-efficient Buildings and districts ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities Energy efficient mobility and transport European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020 Energy management Energy recovery Smart grids and energy systems integration

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GLOBAL VALUE virtual launch

12-14 June 2017, Vienna, Austria

GLOBAL VALUE is launching a toolkit based on three years of research on corporate impact measurement & management between 12-14 June 2017. Join the virtual launch and participate in exciting live sessions, keynotes, webcasts and group chats.

Find out what the Sustainable Development Goals are and how they are relevant to your organization.

Explore tools and guidance on how to measure your sustainability impacts and manage for global value.

Get to know the GLOBAL VALUE toolkit with plenty of resources to get you started. T

he event is free of charge and open to all stakeholders.

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„Life in Forests” professional forestry conference

21-22 March 2017, Sopron, Hungary

The „Life in Forests” professional forestry conference organized within the framework of the “Improved communication, cooperation and capacity building for preserving biodiversity in Natura 2000 forests” LIFE13 INF/HU/001163 project.

Major objective of the event is to discuss issues concerning the management of Natura 2000 sites, in particular of sustainable forest management, the aspect of species and habitats of community importance and the social, jurisdictional situation of the Natura 2000 sites.

We expect more than 200 participants. By choosing the invited performers we focused on covering all fields of forestry professions.

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CommBeBiz: Bioeconomy Impact 2017 - The Journey to Innovation

21-22 February 2017, London, United Kingdom

CommBeBiz's annual event, funded by the EU, is designed to challenge, support and inform researchers on their quest to innovate in the commercial, social and policy arenas.

Researchers receiving EU public funding have to demonstrate the value they have added to society and commerce from the investment made in them.

Through keynote speakers and workshops, this event will enhance key skills (e.g. RRI, social media, IPR, PR, funding) needed to drive the innovation process, & provide valuable networking opportunities and insights into innovation success stories and stumbling blocks, in bringing Bioeconomy Research to life.

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