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The Development of European Identities: Policy and Research Issues
9 February 2012, European Commission Representation in Belgium, Rue Archimède 73, Brussels, Belgium
This conference will address this extremely timely question for Europe and the European Commission, especially in the current context of financial, economic and social crises. It will be centred around EU-funded research projects in the field of European identity/identities and will bring together those currently active in European identity/identities research and those involved in policy-making at the European level. NGOs and citizens are also welcome to join in and to voice their opinions on the suggested topics.
The conference will address two main issues:
- Whether there is a common European identity or several diverging European identities emerging, and what shape(s) it/they take(s)?
- What (policy and research) implications the development of a European identity/European identities have for the European Union?
This conference is co-organised by the European Commission and Prof. Robert Miller from Queens University, Belfast.
If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail before 6 February 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the limited capacity of the venue, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Safety on ships: final workshop of FP7 project FLOODSTAND
7 February 2012, Espoo, Finland
The Floodstand project studied flooding, flooding simulation, damage stability, evacuation and rescue, experimental and numerical testing, decision-support and passenger ships.
It aimed first of all to increase the reliability of flooding simulation tools in design and onboard use, by establishing modeling principles and uncertainty bounds. Secondly, it looked to establish a method for instantaneous classification of the severity of ship flooding casualty. Its final results will be presented at this public seminar.
Standards in rail: INESS final conference
3 February 2012, Paris, France
The INESS research project contributes to harmonise the functions, architectures, interfaces and connections of interlocking systems of rail. This supports the development of a new generation of interlocking systems with optimal unified conception and interfaces towards adjacent systems. The results - that are expected to foster the rollout of a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) - will be presented at this conference to an audience of: railway signalling and procurement professionals, IMs, industry executives, transport ministries, and European standardisation bodies and authorities.
ERA Conference 2012
30 January 2012, Brussels
The conference is an important milestone in the ongoing preparations of the ERA Framework. In it, the responses to public consultation and their implications will be presented and discussed. The event will provide a platform for prominent stakeholders to testify and discuss further where they see major bottlenecks and help to mobilise a broad consensus and support for the way forward via the ERA Framework.
Clean Sky Info Day
20 January 2012, Brussels
This information day will be dedicated to Clean Sky Call for Proposals 11. It will present the topics covered by this Call, present the evaluation procedures and contractual agreements but above all will provide advice and tips on how to best prepare a winning offer.