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Last update: 17 April 2014

Climate change adaptation & mitigation: key messages from IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report and implications for policy and decision making

6 May 2014, Brussels

The European Commission (Directorate-General for Research & Innovation) is organising this half day event (14:00 - 17:00) which brings together policy makers, key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society representatives, scientists, advisors and high level representatives from the IPCC in order to present the key findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change adaptation and mitigation, discuss their implications for policy making and for economic and societal sectors, while identifying challenges and opportunities for the future.

The Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will open the event. High level representatives from the IPCC will provide key note speeches and present the key messages from the AR5 WG II* and WG III** Reports. The opening session will be followed by a Panel discussion. The Panel will include the Commissioner for Climate Action, Ms Connie Hedegaard, the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Ms Kristalina Georgieva, representatives of the business sector and experts from international organisations.

Venue: Charlemagne Building, 170 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels
(Registration starting at 13:00)

For more information please contact RTD-IPCC-AR5-WG-II-AND-III-OUTREACH-EVENT.

 

*IPCC Working Group II Report (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), to be approved at the 38th Session of the IPCC, in Yokohama, Japan, on 25-29 March 2014.

** IPCC Working Group III Report (Mitigation of Climate Change), to be approved at the 39th Session of the IPCC in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April 2014.

 

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE2014)

12-13 June 2014, Athens - Greece

The Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT) and the European Commission, in collaboration with the Greek General Secretariat for Research & Technology, have the pleasure to invite you to participate at the International Conference “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2014”, which is organised under the frame of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Athens, Greece, on the 12th and 13th of June, 2014.
The WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Regional Strategies, Innovation & Growth. Organised since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development

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Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation

14-17 April 2014, Paris

The 5th edition of TRA will take place in Paris and will be a major event where Horizon 2020 will be discussed in depth, under the theme: "Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment". The Transport Research Arena is a major conference on transport research in Europe held every 2 years.

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Industrial Technologies 2014

9-11 April 2014, Athens, Greece

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.

The main topics include:

  • European and global developments in the high-tech arena,
  • Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe,
  • Technological and entrepreneurial opportunities especially for the Balkan and Mediterranean states, and
  • Opportunities in Horizon 2020 in the field of enabling technologies.

The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.

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Conference JPI Health Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL)

28 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The vision of JPI HDHL is that in 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, have healthy levels of physical activity and the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly. As part of the next phase of Joint Programming, the Implementation Plan will be launched at the 2nd international conference of JPI HDHL. The focus of our 2nd conference will be on the chances and barriers of this second phase.

 

The conference will bring together around 200 stakeholders and partners: like researchers, national and international policy makers, NGO’s, industry, other JPI’s and Research Infrastructure Initiatives.

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First conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?

26 March 2014, Brussels

On 26th March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising the conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?

This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with the sustainable exploitation of marine biodiversity will also be showcased.

The event will include a panel discussion with high-level experts to take stock and to put forward their views concerning how marine and maritime research could be developed under Horizon 2020.

Check-out the draft programme.

You must register to participate! Registration will open soon, check regularly our dedicated webpage.

Due to the size of the meeting room, registrations will be accepted on a «first come-first served» basis.

For further information, please contact: RTD-CALL-OCEAN@ec.europa.eu

Take a dive into the The Ocean of Tomorrow projects here !

More information on the programme and registration soon

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