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Last update: 22 October 2014

Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security”

29-30 October 2014, DIAMANT Conference & Business Centre - Diamant Building / 80 Bd. A. Reyers LN / 1030 Brussels

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The Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security” of the EU projects IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE takes place on 29-30 October 2014 at the DIAMANT Brussels Conference & Business Centre in Brussels.

 The event will feature discussion panels and communicate research results of the three projects to stakeholders: European decision-makers, law enforcement professionals, local authorities, technologies developers, the media and the general public.

 Helen Nissenbaum (New York University) will deliver a keynote address on Surveillance and Democracy. The discussion panels will focus on:

 •TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance technologies in society, use of technologies),

 •THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Reconciling human rights protection and security, Data retention and fundamental rights, Targeted use of surveillance technologies to control individuals considered as dangerous, the role of Law Enforcement Agencies in Surveillance),

 •THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance, Resilience and Democracy, Intersection of Surveillance with Citizen’s Rights and Citizens attitudes towards surveillance).

The agenda for the event and information on how to register are available at http://www.jointfinalevent2014.eu/


Co-producing knowledge: towards sustainable lifestyles and green economy in Europe

19 November 2014, Brussels

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We would like to invite you to support the research on obstacles and prospects for lifestyle change and transition to a sustainable economy in Europe, by participating to a workshop on "Co-producing knowledge for supporting transitions to sustainable lifestyles and a green economy in Europe" which intends to establish an active dialogue and interface between research and policy on these issues.

For registration, please send you name, surname, organisation, address, phone and email to moritz.kammerlander@seri.at.

For more information about GLAMURS: Ricardo Garcia Mira, Coordinator (University of A Coruña) and Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Project Officer (European Commission, DG RTD).

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"Bridge over troubled waters? The link between European historical heritage and the future of European integration"

17 October 2014, Rome

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What is a "Reflective Society"? And how can we connect past, present and the future in the current European societies?  These were just some of the questions on the table at the workshop co-organized in Rome last 17th October by the Reflective Societies Unit of the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation in cooperation with the FLASH-IT project (FaciLitating Access to Socio-economic ResearcH through Information and Communications Technologies). "Memory, commemoration, heritage, identity have gradually become the keywords of the end of the twentieth century, even though history with a capital ‘H’ […] has seen her magisterium vanish". This is one of the many interesting inputs given by François Hartog from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, keynote speaker at the workshop. Prof. Hartog, together with specialists of history, cultural heritage and identity studies, policy makers, managers from the European Commission and national funding bodies tried to provide constructive answers to several open issues revolving around the concept of Reflective Societies.

The results of the workshop will contribute to define future research topics on European history, heritage and identities that will respond to the needs of contemporary European societies and that will reinvigorate the link between interpretations of the past and the willingness to share common European objectives. The proceedings of the event will soon be available.

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Urban Futures: Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050

10-11 October 2014, Lisbon

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The event focuses on the need to imagine a sustainable future for cities – exploring advances in long-term thinking for sustainability, futures studies and strategic planning. The conference is organised around:

 

2 core themes:

  • ‘Scenarios for Cities of the Future’;
  • ‘People and Societies in Future Cities’

 4 thematic threads:

  • Forward Thinking Methods;
  • Governance in Future Cities;
  • Future of Resources;
  • Future of Urban Systems.

 

The event is organised as part of URBACHINA FP7 project, and in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

 

The conference abstracts and proceedings can downloaded at this link: http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/?page id=400


A Basic European Unemployment Insurance

29 September 2014, Vienna

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"A basic European unemployment insurance scheme would provide a limited and predictable short-term fiscal stimulus to economies undergoing a downturn in the economic cycle - something that every country is going to experience sooner or later. With its automatic and countercyclical character, a basic European unemployment insurance scheme could boost market confidence in the EMU and thus help to avoid repeating vicious circles of downgrades, austerity and internal devaluation in the eurozone. It would help to uphold domestic demand and therefore economic growth in Europe as a whole."

WWWforEurope lecture by László Andor, Member of the European Commission in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

For registration and details: Dr. Margit Schratzenstaller at WIFO, coordinator of WWWforEurope (wwwforeurope-office@wifo.ac.at ) and Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Scientific Officer of WWWforEurope at European Commission, DG RTD (Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero@ec.europa.eu).

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FP7 project COEURE opening conference

24 September 2014, Brussels

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On September 24, the COEURE Coordination Action will hold its Opening Conference in Brussels at Diamant Conference Center.

The COoperation on EUropean Research in Economics Coordination Action is intended to bring together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space – scientists, users of research in the policy community or the private sector, and funders of research – in a process of stocktaking, consultation and evaluation in order to propose an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe. COEURE is financed under the 7th Framework Programme.

The main objectives of COEURE are to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the European research in economics and to map the frontiers of economic research, assessing the European contribution to these frontiers and evaluating its potential to contribute to the policy issues on the European 2020 Agenda.

This conference’s objective is to mobilize the community of researchers in economics, decision makers on economic affairs and managers of economic research around COEURE.

For further information and registration, please contact Eunate Mayor, Scientific Communication Policy Adviser of the COEURE project. Email: eunate.mayor@tse-fr.eu

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