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MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

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ELIXIR Fifth Anniversary

11 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium

ELIXIR is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting an event entitled 'Open Data for Impact and Innovation'. The event is aimed at funders, policy-makers, industry representatives, and ELIXIR partners.

As an ESFRI landmark infrastructure, ELIXIR's role is to coordinate, integrate and sustain Europe's life science data resources. Since its establishment in December 2014, ELIXIR has grown to become the largest ESFRI research infrastructure in terms of Membership by countries.

Through its first Scientific Programme (2014-2018) and a major Horizon 2020-funded project - ELIXIR EXCELERATE - ELIXIR has delivered many new services and activites for users. Through a series of talks, ELIXIR will present its achievements from the past five years and describe the priorities for the next Scientific Programme (2019-2023).

Complementary talks from high profile external speakers including Jean-Eric Paquet (Director General, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission), Dame Janet Thornton (member of the Scientific Council, European Research Council) and Gabriela Pastori (BBSRC, and Chair of ESFRI Food and Health Strategic Working Group) will help set the wider policy context.

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POEM Opening Conference "Participatory Memory Practices"

13-14 December 2018, Hamburg, Germany

The conference "Participatory Memory Practices. Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies" addresses a multidisciplinary and international group of scholars and experts from memory institutions, civil society, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, the coding community, and creative industries. 

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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at the core of all policies, including those to do with energy. This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy and making a real dent in climate change. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. The event is organised as part of the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 EU-funded project. It aims at generating new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, produce interdisciplinary solutions and develop Europe's expertise in using and applying available research into the energy transition decision-making process. It will bring the perfect opportunity for a wide range of high level panellists and senior stakeholders to connect the dots, debate the key issues and think through on the political and social changes as well the necessary research and innovation investments needed to further integrate social sciences in the future of policymaking.

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2019 Infoday, Ensuring Excellent Research by Investing in Researchers Talents, Skills and Career Development

29 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Implementing the Human Resources Strategy to comply with art. 32 of the H2020 multi-beneficiary grant agreement

This INFO-DAY addresses 'newcomer' universities, research institutions and research funders investing in researchers’ talents, skills and career development by implementing the 40 principles of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C)'.

It also addresses beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who have to comply with article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

It also brings forward policy issues related to skills and talent management in an Open Science environment closely linked to the European Framework for Research Careers.

Seven invited high-level speakers from different European research or funding institutions will evidence benefits and impact, showcase improved training opportunities, career development and talents and skills management in their respective institutions.

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EC Communication Campaign: H2020 Financial Rules

13 September 2018, Timisoara, Romania

This communication campaign organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation aims to provide explanations on the financial rules applicable to Horizon 2020 Programme in context of the H2020 Model Grant Agreement (updates of the Model Grant Agreement, personnel costs, internal invoices, lump sum pilot, etc.).

The campaign provides an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange and share good practices on the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects as well as obtain first-hand information from the EC.

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Horizon 2020 Energy virtual info day

13 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The H2020 Energy virtual info day will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018. The event will cover the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls for funding in the areas of:

  • Renewable Energy Sources;
  • Carbon Capture and Storage;
  • Batteries

In addition the participants will have the opportunity to learn about Horizon energy prizes, evaluation process and how to apply for funding. The event will be webstreamed. In order to receive the link to the webstreaming of the event, participants will need to register.

The registrations will open on 3 September 2018. 


HBP School – The HBP Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications

3-7 September 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany

This HBP School will teach neuroanatomy and cognitive function of the human brain, including hands-on dissection courses, and give an overview about selected methodologies used in the Human Brain Project (HBP) to investigate the structural and functional organisation of the human brain.

Students will receive hands-on training on the handling and usability of the Human Brain Atlas, part of the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform and an introduction to the services of the HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform.

The school programme also includes lectures on ethical implications and EU funding possibilities.

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SMM Hamburg - The leading international maritime trade fair

4-7 September 2018, Hamburg Messe, Germany

Held every two years, SMM Hamburg is the world’s largest international shipbuilding and marine industry fair. With an exhibition space of 90,000 square meters, 2200 exhibitors and more than 50,000 delegates SMM Hamburg is a unique opportunity to see the at first hand the maritime industries priorities and latest state of the art. DG RTD Transport directorate will participate to visit and look forward to discussing the sectors research and innovation needs, seeing concrete outcomes arising from EU research as well as broadening awareness of Horizon 2020. Interested in waterborne transport R&I? Then don't miss this big one!

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Future Strategies for Research Infrastructure Operation

6 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

This workshop discusses specifically future strategies for clustering activities of advanced light sources in Europe providing open access to users, whereas the results will be applicable also to other types of Research Infrastructures (RIs).

The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light sources (EUCALL) brings together synchrotrons, free-electron lasers and laser RIs and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Being one of the first projects bridging the gap between accelerator- and optical laser-driven RIs, EUCALL has sparked a lot of interest and response from the corresponding communities.

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