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
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.
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.
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.
3rd HBP Student Conference On Interdisciplinary Brain Research
6-7 February 2019, Ghent, Belgium
The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields.
The 3rd HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP).
The conference offers a space for extensive scientific dialogue, both intra- and interdisciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events.
European Societal Challenges: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
White Rose Brussels will be holding a robotics event on 6 February 2019, at 15:30-18:30, followed by a networking reception at the European Parliament.
The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York (UK) will showcase their excellent research around the potential future of human and robot interaction. Drawing upon expertise from multiple disciplines, we will examine the exciting possibilities of rapid advances in autonomous technology.
Experts in the field will facilitate policy-relevant discussions about the need for a standardised, legal framework to ensure ethical, safe and appropriate deployment of robots and autonomous systems.
Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine
27-30 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This conference brings together scientists from multidisciplinary fields employing different research strategies:
- Epigenetic profiling at genome-wide and/or single cell level to identify complex dynamic regulatory interactions,
- Bioinformatics and mathematical modelling to understand and predict observed (dynamic) phenotypic responses,
- Innovative epigenetic interference tools using for instance CRISPR/dCas-based epigenetic editing tools to locally overwrite epigenetic signatures and to verify the impact of defined alterations in epigenetic regulation.
The meeting provides a platform for scientists focusing on fundamental and biomedical research, clinicians and private sector scientists.
The Systems Epigenetics: Towards Precision Cancer Medicine Conference is organized in the context of the EpiPredict EU H2020 Innovative Training Network (www.EpiPredict.eu) coordinated by Dr Pernette Verschure.
Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’
29 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The open science platform Frontiers and SwissCore (the Swiss Contact office for Research, Innovation and Education), in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, have the pleasure to invite you to the Open Science Policy Symposium: ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’.
The symposium takes place on Thursday 29 November 2018 in Brussels at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel from 16:00 to 19:30 and will be followed by a networking reception.
The symposium aims to discuss key enablers of the open science modus operandi in Europe, including:
• how to transition to immediate open access swiftly and foster a transparent and competitive scholarly communication sector;
• rewards and incentives for embedding open science in research practices, promotions and assessments.
Confirmed speakers already include:
• Jean-Claude Burgelman – Head of Unit Open Science, European Commission
• Michael Hengartner – President of swissuniversities and Rector of Zurich University
• Stephan Kuster – Secretary General of Science Europe
• Kamila Markram – CEO Frontiers
• Ingeborg Meijer – Senior Researcher and Research Evaluation Consultant, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
• Gareth O’Neill – President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
• Florian Pecenka – Head of Unit, Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU
• Falk Reckling - Head of Department Strategy, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
• Alexis Walckiers – Invited Professor in Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research
28-29 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
Official Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference
Background and goals
The purpose of the conference is to bring valuation (i.e. the provision of added value through SSH) and impact contributions of SSH research to transformative, mission- and challenges-oriented national and European research and innovation agendas to the forefront, to openly reflect and structurally discuss the topic in order to make it visible, debatable, verifiable and usable!
The conference aims to engage around 350 participants from all over Europe and international partner countries. It targets policy-makers from the field of science and research, public research funding agencies, researchers from SSH and arts-based research as well as researchers from other disciplinary background, representatives from business and the social economy, media representatives and civil society organisations.
More information is available here.
Science Café with Danuše Nerudová
28 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Danuše Nerudová is a recognized scientist in the field of finance and accounting. Her research is focused on sustainability-oriented future EU funding, international taxation and on financial reporting and public finances.
In particular, it concentrates on the analysis of the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base introduction in the EU and the concept of fair and sustainable taxation. Professor Nerudová is a recognized economist and also the Rector of the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.
Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible. Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about her work
2nd European conference "Results from road transport research in H2020 projects" - DON'T MISS IT!
28 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Jointly organised by ERTRAC, EGVIA and the European Commission's Transport R&I Directorate, this 2nd European conference will showcase the results of selected H2020 funded projects on road transport related areas, i.e. Green Vehicles, Road, Mobility for Growth, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Automated Road Transport.
Several technological challenges will be covered in order to highlight the contribution of ongoing EU-funded research projects to meet EU policy goals.
This conference will be also a unique opportunity to get an overview of results from H2020 funded projects: selected ones will present their results giving participants an overall picture of the achievements of EU-funded research.
The event will be held at the Albert Borschette Centre, in Brussels.
Do not hesitate and register: the 2nd H2020 RTR Conference is only one click away!