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International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE 2014)
27-28 November 2014, Belgrade
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will be held on 27-28th November 2014 in Belgrade (Serbia) and will be co-hosted by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering.
ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.
Bio-based Plastics – How do we Grow the EU Industry?
1 December 2014, Brussels
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.
Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion
1-2 December 2014, Milan, Italy
The EU Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion", under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU aims to to inspire Research and Innovation policies on sustainable urban development by bringing together scientists, policy makers, the business sector and representatives of the civil society.
The conference will focus on multilevel governance for urban and peri-urban areas and highlight the relation between supranational, national and sub-national scales, as well as the interplay of actors within these scales. Therefore, new instruments of urban governance based on a strong public-private partnership will be explored in order to facilitate the interplay between policy-making, market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives.
International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities
2 December 2014, Brussels
Cirad, a French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, organises once per year an after work meeting bringing together EU officials, researchers and other stakeholders to share views and reflect on agricultural research and global challenges.
The 2014 edition is dedicated to "The International Year of Family Farming: lessons learnt and post-2014 priorities".
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SESAR Innovation Days
25-27 November 2014, Madrid, Spain
The SESAR Innovation Days is the main forum for the dissemination of ATM (Air Traffic Management) exploratory research results. It focuses explicitly on long-term and innovative research ideas.
Long-term and innovative research is pivotal to the future evolution of ATM. It addresses novel and/or unconventional ideas, concepts and technologies that contribute to the development of a safe, competitive and sustainable future for the European ATM System.
Innovation in waste management: Linking the ‘circular economy’ and the ‘waste hierarchy'
26 November 2014, Espoo, Finland
The workshop addresses the macro environmental effects of the diffusion of non-landfill waste management technologies for MSW by adopting an LCA approach. During the session, the participants will explore possible changing pressures from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.
The presentations will explore observed ex post trends (1996-2011) and on ex ante scenarios (2012-2030 and beyond). The experts and guests are invited to discuss policy and economic implications of (saved) external costs from shifting to non-landfill MSW management technologies.
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Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness
25 November 2014, London, UK
This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.
Info day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - calls for proposals 2015
21 November 2014, Brussels
Attend the 21 November info day in Brussels to get first-hand information on the coming call for proposals under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy.
Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:
- Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry
- Marine and maritime and inland water research
Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.
You can register until 17 November 2014 via “Coming events/ Registration” on the Bioeconomy website.
Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.
Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.
The Info Day is organised by the European Commission's Bioeconomy Directorate (DG Research and Innovation).
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