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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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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

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EU Research and Innovation in our daily life

27 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Discover how EU research and innovation improves everyday life in an event jointly organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission on 27 November in Brussels. 

 Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation host the conference “EU Research and Innovation in our daily life”. It brings together key personalities, researchers and politicians to reflect on past and present achievements of EU-funded research and innovation. Speakers will discuss a variety of compelling topics such as health and wellbeing, sustainable environment, safe and secure society, and putting innovation on the market. 

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Knowledge for a Better World: R&I recipes for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

26 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Norway has strong academic partnerships in Europe. Three years ago, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology started a process to enhance our presence in Europe, aligned with our national R&D strategy.

We want to share our expertise and contribute even more to the European Research and Education Area. This year's conference is inspired by the current political landscapes and developments in Europe.

It will showcase how research can help to safeguard European democratic values by providing examples of social, technological and cultural approaches.


Parkinson's disease: causes and cures

8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The workshop aims to provide a kaleidoscopic view of the latest research, treatments, and ways forward towards better understanding and being able to cure Parkinson's disease. The workshop aims to moreover look at how greater funding could enable such steps forward, both clinically and politically - especially in light of negotiations on the upcoming research framework programme, Horizon Europe. Finally, the session will also explore the possible links between toxins (herbicides and pesticides) with the disease.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder having no known cause, typically with onset later in life. Prevalence in the 60-69-year-old population is estimated to be approximately 1.0%, rising to 2.7% in those over 80. There are more than one million people living with Parkinson’s today in Europe; with an ageing population this figure is forecast to double by 2030. The condition is characterised by difficulty in moving and tremor, as well as psychiatric issues. It leads to a progressive reduction in the quality of life and those affected require increasing care. This imposes a significant socioeconomic burden which currently amounts to €13.9 billion of healthcare expenditure annually.

This workshop is jointly organised by Member of the European Parliament Pavel Poc (S&D Group), the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). 

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