European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Challenges in coordinating and governing public services in times of crisis and reform: International lessons and policy recommendations
9 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium
In the COCOPS project (Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future) high-quality European public administration research teams from 11 universities in 10 countries have joined their forces in a common research strategy to assess the impact of New Public Management-style reforms in European countries. COCOPS maps and analyses innovative mechanisms in the public sector to improve social and policy coordination, especially when the public sector is facing the public crisis. The research contributes to the development of future public sector reform strategies by drawing lessons from past experience, exploring trends and studying emerging public sector practices.
COCOPS invites high-level policy makers, and civil servants from European countries and from the EU-level to discuss the current challenges in managing and reforming public organizations in times of crises. During a high level conference the main conclusions and policy recommendations which arise from comparative research in 10 European countries will be discussed. Researchers and high level practitioners will confront their views on current ‘burning’ issues regarding the reform and crisis management in public services.
Contact: Ms Trui Steen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2nd GRF One Health Summit
17-20 November 2013, Davos, Switzerland
Following a very successful launch of the first GRF One Health Summit in February 2012, GRF Davos is pleased to announce the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013 which will take place from 17 - 20 November 2013 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland.
The 2nd GRF One Health Summit will further explore, advance and agree on the need for a global integrative risk management approach for One Health. Furthermore, the conference will identify ways to achieve added value by multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation and promote enhanced public-private partnership models for risk-based financing tools.
The findings of the conference shall be used to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes and stimulate a more efficient collaboration between stakeholders. Registration and Abstract Submission are open now.
Submit your abstract today and present at the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013. We encourage you to explore our website and get further information on the One Health concept and the 2nd GRF One Health Summit.
India-EU workshop II Monsoon and ocean variability, climate change and sea level variations
11-13 November 2013, Kochi, India
Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), project of the EU FP7, to discuss the current status of scientific work on monsoon and ocean variability in the context of global warming and climate change and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future. Enrolment limited to 35 participants both from EU-India.
INFuture2013: Information Governance
6-8 November 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture) is a series of biannual international conferences aimed at researchers and professionals from the broad field of information and communication sciences and related professions. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and information integration.
Under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Professor Ivo Josipović, Ph.D.
INFuture2013: Information Governance : Deadline for papers: 1 September 2013. We also invite EU projects to organise a workshop or dissemination project results, relevant to the indicated topics, through the INFuture2013 conference. INFuture publication is indexed by EBSCO.
PROSUITE Final Conference
30 October 2013, Brussels
PROSUITE is an EU Integrating project for PROspective SUstaInability Assessment of TEchnologies. We combine technology forecasting methods with life cycle approaches, to integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability dimensions in a standardized, comprehensive, and broadly accepted way. Attend our final conference to learn about our new integrative framework that goes beyond the traditional 3 pillars to identify five major impact categories. See how case studies in 4 areas have applied the PROSUITE assessment approach, and test out our Decision Support System freeware/open source tools.