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.
Events earlier this year
Final conference of the EU research project 'Climate for Culture': Public presentation of the results
9-10 July 2014, Munich, Germany
The EU project 'Climate for Culture' will come to an end this year after five years of successful research cooperation. We would therefore like to invite you to the presentation of the final results of our research work at Munich's beautiful Munich Residenz, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs.
A multidisciplinary team of 27 partners from 14 countries has investigated the impact of climate change on historic buildings and their collections in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The main innovation has been to couple for the first time high resolution climate modeling with whole building simulation tools in order to predict better the influence of the changing outdoor climate on the indoor and microclimate in historic buildings until 2100 and to assess the damage potential in various climate zones (www.climateforculture.eu).
Programme: During the two days of the conference, the partners will present the tools and methodologies developed within the project. These are intended to support decision makers and heritage owners in managing historic buildings in a sustainable way. The event will open with a keynote lecture by the internationally renowned climatologist, Prof. Dr. Guy Brasseur, Director of the German Climate Service Center in Hamburg, Germany.
ICRI 2014 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures
2-4 April 2014, Athens
ICRI 2014 is the second International Conference on Research Infrastructures. It offers a high level international forum where key stakeholders can meet, discuss and contribute to bringing forward global issues related to Research Infrastructures.
Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union, the event is expected to attract 600 participants and will include an exhibition of demonstrations and videos of international research infrastructure projects as well as an Art & Science exhibition. ICRI 2014 will highlight the essential role of global research infrastructures in addressing grand challenges, and identify the challenges and drivers for collaboration at an international level in four thematic areas: Marine sciences, cultural heritage, food security and e-science.
Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events
1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe
UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)
This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.
The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.