You are here: Events > 2014 > Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GLAMURS: Ricardo Garcia Mira, Coordinator (University of A Coruña) and Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Project Officer (European Commission, DG RTD).
Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE)
17-19 June 2015, Nottingham, UK
Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability. This ground-breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.
The conference will review current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders will share knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Events earlier this year
Events 1-4 of 27 – Page:
"Bridge over troubled waters? The link between European historical heritage and the future of European integration"
17 October 2014, Rome
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.
Urban Futures: Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050
10-11 October 2014, Lisbon
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.
Towards Inclusive Employment and Welfare Systems: Challenges for a Social Europe
9-10 October 2014, Berlin
In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion.
The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives.
India-EU workshop III Coastal zone management and impact on society
6-9 October 2014, Kerala, India
Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) is organising a workshop as part of the Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India (INDO-MARECLIM), Project of European Union FP-7, to discuss the current status of work on Coastal zone management and impact on society and to explore possibilities for collaboration in the future.
Broad topics of workshop • Oceanographic facets of Coastal zone management • Technological aspects in coastal zone • Socio-economic issues in the coastal zone • Coastal zone governance Enrolment limited to 35 participants.
Events 1-4 of 27 – Page: