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
The road ahead for digital social innovation
26 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
How can the European Union can support the growing field of digital social innovation (DSI), which offers huge potential to harness collaborative and open technologies to tackle some of Europe's biggest challenges?
This is the question at the heart of this high-level workshop. Organise by the Horizon 2020-funded DSI4EU project, this workshop will bring together senior officials from EU institutions, foundations, think tanks, civil society and DSI practitioners.
It will showcase the potential of DSI in priority areas for the European Commission, discuss and refine ideas for future policy agendas, explore how we can bring the “digital” into social innovation and use DSI to help shape more responsible technology, and provide ample opportunity for networking.
Enabling health equality in Europe – the role of health research
6 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) is a science-led expert group based on the provisions of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme, which is tasked with helping to achieve better health and wellbeing for all.
The Panel’s main roles are to provide foresight and overall vision and strategy, as well as, to identify bottlenecks to innovation and propose solutions in the area of health and biomedical research.
Based on interactions with stakeholders during conferences and workshops, the Scientific Panel for Health set out a vision for the future of health and biomedical research in two consensus documents: ‘Better Research for Better Health’ in 2016, and a proposal ‘Building the Future of Health Research’ in 2018.
Both documents are available through the SPH website.
From further stakeholders’ consultation important topics were identified that will be the focus of the next forum to be organized with the European Commission on May 6, 2019 in Brussels: ‘Enabling health equality in Europe – the role of health research’.
The forum explores the current situation, barriers in participation and engagement with health research, and ways forward.
The SPH wishes to build an ambitious future for health research in Europe.
The forum with the European Commission is an opportunity to participate in the debate to which you are warmly invited.
For more information, please contact the SPH secretariat at SPH@p-95.com
European Research Infrastructures: from WP 2020 calls to Horizon Europe
14 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The III RICH Symposium on European Research Infrastructures: from Work Programme (WP) 2020 calls to Horizon Europe, organised by the above-mentioned project in close collaboration with the European Commission (DG RTD) will take place on May 14th at MCE Hôtel de la Poste - Tour & Taxis in Brussels.
The Symposium will comprise an infoday-style presentation of the Horizon 2020 calls for the 2020 deadlines, followed by three Plenary Sessions on (1) From Starting Communities to pan-EU Research Infrastructures, (2) How ongoing projects pave the way to Horizon Europe, and (3) Strategic planning of the Research Infrastructures landscape towards Horizon Europe.
The Symposium aims at analysing the new perspectives for European Research Infrastructures in Horizon Europe.
Venue: Hôtel de la Poste - Tour & Taxis in Brussels
Efficient and sustainable production of high added value bio-chemicals
15 May 2019, Delft, Netherlands
The workshop “Efficient and sustainable production of high added value bio-chemicals via biotechnological and chemocatalytic routes”, organized in the frame of the BioCatPolymers H2020 project, aims to bring together researchers from industry and academia, industrial players, local stakeholders and policy makers to discuss recent advances in the production of high added value bio-based platform chemicals.
The workshop agenda will include presentations from major industries active in bio-chemicals and related European-funded projects working on innovative bio-catalytic and chemo-catalytic process concepts.
The event will close with a tour at the unique facilities of BPF, designed to help develop and up-scale new sustainable production processes for converting bio-based residues into useful chemicals or fuels.
Städte als Keimzellen der Energiewende in Europa gefördert in Horizon 2020
22 May 2019, Berlin, Germany
Cities are the foundation of the energy transition. The European energy and climate goals can only be achieved through the engagement of cities. The Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation promotes new solutions for implementing the energy transition.
The German National Contact Point (NCP) for Energy organizes a panel discussion which focuses on “Cities as foundation of the energy transition” at “Berliner Energietage 2019”, one of the most influential energy events in Germany.
Representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and DG ENER discuss the chances and advantages of a participation in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 with experienced project partners from cities and communities.
The panel discussion gives room for the audience to access detailed information, to ask questions and receive customised advice. Afterwards experts offer personal consultations.
The panel discussion will be held in German.
Registration is required.
Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
14-17 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
The AAAS annual meeting is among the world's largest and most prestigious general scientific events, gathering thousands of international scientists, policy makers and science journalists. The programme typically includes keynote speeches, scientific symposia, an exhibition, and press briefings on recent scientific discoveries.
This year's event focuses on "Science without boundaries", and the European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Make Europe your Destination for Research and Innovation
The European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet will participate in a plenary session on ‘Responding Faster and Smarter to New Problems’.
At the European Commission (EC) booth participants can:
• Find out about career and funding opportunities in Europe
• Exchange views with experts on ‘Carbon Dioxide utilisation technologies’
• Participate in the Flash Talk about ‘Partnerships and the Open Knowledge Africa platform’
• Meet and greet the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors
• Enjoy a Virtual Reality experience and step into EU labs, explore data or visit museum exhibition
• Play the Copernicus climate game
Sessions organised by the European Commission:
- Research Funding: Exploring Programs in the European Union
- Agricultural Innovation and Uptake: Using a Multi-actor Approach
- Epigenetics in Infection, Diets, and Environment: Responsible Research and Innovation
- Beyond or Despite Political Borders: Science Diplomacy and the Construction of Europe
- How new technology affects society
- Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution
- Climate Impacts Analysis: Integrating Scientific Disciplines
- Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CCU): An Opportunity to Tackle Climate Change
Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event
14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany
For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.
The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
- Circular Economy
- Life Sciences
- Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)
Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.
Group of Chief Scientific Advisors leads a discussion “Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution”
15 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
On 15th February 2019, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will lead a session at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - “Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution” . The session will bring together scientific experts from Europe, North America and Asia in a discussion on Science Advice, Uncertainty and Global Microplastic Pollution.
New developments in Industrial Biocatalysis
14 February 2019, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Horizon 2020 EU New Developments in Industrial Biocatalysis demonstration workshop This workshop will explore the state of the art in industrial biocatalysis through the new technologies developed in the EU Horizon 2020 projects ROBOX and CARBAZYMES
The International Dimension of Microplastic Pollution: G7 Scientific Advice Cooperation
13 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
On 13th February 2019 in Washington DC, the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will co-host with Canada’s Chief Science Advisor and France’s G7 Presidency a round-table discussion among Chief Scientific Advisors or their equivalents from G7 members on “What meaningful and robust scientific advice to government is possible on microplastic pollution based on the current scientific evidence base?”
What started as a bilateral cooperation between the European Commission’s and Canada’s chief science advisors, resulted in this round-table proposal being endorsed at the G7 Joint Ministerial on healthy oceans, seas and resilient communities on 20 Sept 2018 last in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The expected participation of two Commission Directors-General (Jean-Eric Paquet DG RTD and Daniel Calleja Crespo DG ENV), reflects the high importance the Commission accords to the problem of microplastics pollution and is consistent with the exemplary world-leading role which the EU plastics strategy is playing.