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Last update: 20 November 2014
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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.

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Come on board the conference Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions

4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy

It is now time to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.

This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.

 


Information Day: Horizon 2020 Energy-efficiency Call

12 December 2014, Brussels

Wondering what kind of energy-efficiency projects are funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme? The European Commission is organising an Information Day on 12 December 2014 in Brussels to inform potential applicants about the 2015 energy-efficiency call. Please register in advance (first come, first served).


Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016) A Free Interactive Information Event

9 January 2015, Brussels

This is your chance to discover a new exciting opportunity for industry-driven innovation under Horizon 2020.

Participants at this event will:

  • Acquire insight into the objectives of this new scheme
  • Become familiar with the modalities of the Fast Track to Innovation call
  • Get practical tips and tricks on how to apply and how to maximise chances for success when applying
  • Be able to interact throughout the event with EU-officials

Register now via e-mail: RTD-FTI-EVENT@ec.europa.eu

Seats are free of charge and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Maximum two seats per organisation.

The event will be recorded and made available via webstream (link available soon).


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Gender Medicine: Harnessing the Power of Sex and Gender Analysis for Research and Innovation

21 November 2014, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Gender Medicine is an emerging novel and highly promising field in health research and biomedicine. It considers specifically the target groups of women and men for disease manifestation and treatment options, following the conviction that targeted approaches will help to optimise treatment strategies for both.

 

It should not be mistaken for women’s health. Gender Medicine provides increasing evidence on differences between women and men in pathophysiology and in the manifestation and response to treatment of many frequent diseases. The Department of Health, Ethics and Society (HES) organises a conference on Gender Medicine to assess the state-of-the-art of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University and to look ahead to future challenges. The conference will also mark the farewell of Ineke Klinge to Maastricht University. Appointed at the European Commission as chair of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender, she will continue to be engaged in this promising research field through international committees and advisory boards. 

 

Attendance is free but registration is obligatory. Please register by sending an e-mail to a.heijnen@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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
  •     Bioeconomy


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).


Science, Innovation and Society

19-21 November 2014, Rome

The international conference on “Science, Innovation and Society”, organised by the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) is held from 19 to 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

The event gathers the stakeholders in the scientific sector, who will share views on different subjects, such as gender equality, ethics and the concept of “open science” in order to promote responsible research and innovation in Europe.

On the evening of the 19th of November, Art&Innovation Exhibition opens at MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the participation of the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini and the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Stefania Giannini.

 

[Video] Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, meets with Stefania GIANNINI, Italian Minister for Education.


[Video] Speech by Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation

 

Due to the many subscriptions, registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available but the access to some of the rooms for the parallel sessions might not be guaranteed. All plenary sessions will be streamed live here.


E-Consultation on Nature-Based Solutions

12 November 2014

The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives.

The objective of the EU Research & Innovation policy on nature-based solutions is to position Europe as a world leader both in Research & Innovation on nature-based solutions and in the global market for nature-based solutions.

This the stakeholder e-consultation is part of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that will contribute to developing a comprehensive EU Research & Innovation policy framework for nature-based solutions. The e-consultation provides the opportunity to contribute your view and expertise on potential innovation opportunities, relevant examples, and related research and innovation needs for nature-based solutions.

The European Commission, in co-operation with the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS), invites knowledge holders and providers, policy-makers, implementers and market players, users and society at large - from local, regional, national, EU and global level to participate.

Engaging in this anonymous collaborative online dialogue (of max. 80 minutes) from your PC/tablet is easy (http://www.synthetron.com/how-synthetron-works/) and will be triggered by documents sent to registered participants. The four discussion sessions are:

o Improved Risk Management and Resilience – 10:00 CET

o Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems – 12:00 CET

o Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – 14:00 CET

o Sustainable Urbanisation – 16:00 CET

Click here for REGISTRATION (until 7 November 2014).


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