Events earlier this year
Atlantic Forum Workshop
4-5 March 2013, Cork, Ireland
The European Commission has been organizing workshops with the Atlantic Member States to ensure awareness of the Atlantic Forum and EU funding processes. The objective of this is to support the Atlantic Action Plan and to assist stakeholders in coming forward with well-prepared projects.
So far four workshops have been held: Horta (Azores), Brest (France), Bilbao (Spain) and, last month, Cardiff (UK). The next workshop will be held in Cork (Ireland) on 4-5 March 2013 with 'Research and Innovation, Atlantic Ports and the Atlantic Action Plan' being the main themes.
The session on 4 March will show how research and innovation is driving the Atlantic Strategy. Furthermore, following feedback from previous workshops, there will also be a half-day parallel session on Atlantic Ports. On 5 March, there will be an opportunity to discuss the draft Atlantic Action Plan along with the key issues of funding and implementation.
The success of the Cork workshop will be dependent on a broad and wide participation coming from across all Atlantic Member States. All interested stakeholders are therefore encouraged to participate.
Symposium on "Benefits and Limitations of Nuclear Fission for a Low Carbon Economy"
26-27 February 2013, Brussels
The last few months have seen the reconsideration of issues about nuclear safety and nuclear’s long-term contribution to the EU’s energy mix. The EESC and the European Commission are therefore organizing an open, balanced and exploratory process of dialogue and debate for all stakeholders in civil society focused on nuclear fission energy research and its role in a low carbon economy. More details can be found on the conference website.
Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future
14-15 February 2013, Dublin
One year on from the launching of the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Commission, in collaboration with the Irish Presidency, analyses the achievements and the opportunities ahead in the two-day conference “Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future".
Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, open this high-level meeting that takes place in Dublin Castle from 14 to 15 February 2013.
Innovation management platform
31 January 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Live-Demo & Interactive Session of the Innovation management Platform that applies a structure to the innovation process to create, capture and develop ideas through well-defined workflows.