Upcoming Research & Innovation related events

You have disabled Javascript. This means that the tabs above do not do anything and the page is longer than with Javascript since it shows future and past events at once (though only five of each per page). For a shorter, simpler, tabbed version of the page, enable Javascript again.

You are here: Events > 2020+ >
Last update: 19 May 2020

Earth Observation for Polar Science

17-19 June 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG R&I), and the European Space Agency (ESA) are jointly organising the Earth Observation (EO) for Polar Science Workshop from 17 to 19 June 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

[read more]

Workshop on transformative change in the global post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

25 June 2020, Brussels, Belgium

Transformative change should help achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and other multilateral agreements.

Purpose of this workshop to discuss how the concept of Transformative Change can be translated into concrete actions, goals, targets and pathways for the global post-2020 Biodiversity Framework. 

Read more 

IMPROOF Workshop - 16th Global Congress on Process Safety

16 August 2020, Houston, TX, USA

IMPROOF is a European Union Horizon 2020 project, which aims to improve the energy efficiency of steam cracking furnaces while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and NOx.

This workshop is organized by the IMPROOF consortium, registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia.

There will be a free workshop to share the results of the work.
It is scheduled to coordinate with the 32nd Ethylene Producers Conference.

The Event will be at The Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker St. Houston. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the event is postponed to 16 August.

Further information

ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development

9-10 September 2020, Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education
The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD 2020 program: 1. Economic Sustainability: Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance Emerging Countries, International Trade 2. Environmental Sustainability: Water and Soil conservation, Healthcare, Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation 3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability: Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person.
9- 10 September 2020, Roma Italy

Further information

German Presidency conference “Revitalising Democracy in Times of Division”: call for posters

28 October 2020, Bonn, Germany

Do you study democracy—its various forms and dimensions? Want to share your insights on the challenges facing democracy today, and help raise awareness of potential new solutions?

As part of the upcoming German EU-Council Presidency conference “Revitalising Democracy in Times of Division —The Role of Social Sciences and Humanities”, the organisers invite the submission of posters of currently running projects on democracy, social divisions, or social cohesion to be showcased during a dedicated poster and project exhibition held during the conference. Projects of selected posters will be invited to briefly present their research during the afternoon plenary session on 28 October, and to further share the outcomes of their research during the exhibition. Deadline for submission of posters is extended to 8 June 2020.

Questions?  Contact the conference organisation team at


Events earlier this year

You are here: Events > 2020 >
Last update: 19 May 2020
Events 1-5 of 32 – Page:

Earth Observation for agriculture under pressure

25-29 May 2020, Rome, Italy

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG R&I) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are jointly organising the Earth Observation (EO) for Agriculture under Pressure Workshop from 25 to 29 May 2020 in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.

[read more]

III OLEA International Project Networking Event

26-28 May 2020, Jaén, Spain

The University of Jaén is located in the province of Jaén (Spain), which is the main producer of olive oil in the world. For this reason, and in order to foster the joint participation of researchers, SMEs, public administrations, universities and research institutes in R&I project proposals on the olive sector, the UJA International Projects Office (OFIPI) created the so-called OLEA Initiative, which was launched in Brussels in 2017 (OLEA R&I Project Info & Networking Event) and is implemented with the collaboration of the UJA Advanced Research Center in Olive Grove and Olive Oils (CEAOyAO).
Following the success of this first meeting, the UJA hosted a second meeting in 2018 (OLEA R&I Project Development Day) with over 100 participants.
Now we are glad to host a third OLEA International Project Networking Event, which will take place in Jaén at the end of May 2020 during three consecutive days (26th – 28th) in order for all of us to have the chance of sharing our expertise and strengthen our R&I international project cooperation.
Welcome to the University of Jaén!

Further information

2nd special call for Expression of Interest to respond to coronavirus - Information session

20 May 2020

Innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick results for society for a higher level of preparedness of health systems.
20 May 2020 - 14:00-16:30

This second call for an Expression of Interest implements Action 3 of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, which resulted from dialogues between the Commission services and the national ministries over the period March-April 2020. The full title of Action 3 is ‘New funding for innovative and rapid health-related approaches that respond to COVID-19 and deliver quick results relevant to society and a higher level of preparedness of health systems’. In line with the Pledge for the Coronavirus Global Response launched on 4 May 2020, it is of paramount importance that new solutions need to be available and affordable for all.

This second call for an expression of interest complements the first expression of interest that the European Commission published in January 2020, which led to the funding of 18 projects in March 2020. The first expression of interest focused on advancing the knowledge on SARS-CoV-2 and its impact on infected persons, with the aim of contributing to an efficient patient management and/or public health preparedness and response.

Further information

Related documentation

EURINT 2020 Conference | EU and its neighbourhood: enhancing EU actorness in the eastern borderlands

14-16 May 2020, Iasi, Romania

The Centre for European Studies within Faculty of Law from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) organizes the 9th EURINT edition.
The event is part of the EURINT conference series which was successfully launched in 2013 in the frame of the Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme. Since 2013, the EURINT conference series has established itself as a visible academic event in the field of European Studies and in this regard we aim at developing it into a traditional conference series.
EURINT 2020 | EU and its neighbourhood: enhancing EU actorness in the eastern borderlands will, first, seek to bring additional insights into the way the EU policies are being framed and adapted in order to hamper the imbalances at the level of the borderlands between the EU and non-EU states in Eastern Europe. Second, it will assess the implication of the neighbourhood instruments in the borderland regions and try to provide answers about level of attractiveness the EU’s specific policies and instruments.
Since the EU’s essential values such as good governance, democracy, economic prosperity and security have been constantly under pressure in the past years in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU, it is interesting to gauge whether the EU can be still regarded as a source of political and economic support for the countries in the region.
Last but not least, the conference will offer the possibility to discuss ways of improving the effectiveness of the neighbourhood instruments in relation to its Eastern Partnership countries and debate whether the current design of these instruments is still suitable for a significantly altered region marked by the current geopolitical tensions between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia.

The deadline for online registration and submission of extended abstracts is 8 March 2020. The presented papers will be published either in CES Working Papers (indexed in numerous international databases) or in the Conference Proceedings (indexed in Web of Science).
More information about the conference could be found on the website.

Further information

Demonstration of innovative technologies towards a more efficient and sustainable plastic recycling - polynSPIRE

14 May 2020

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) is pleased to announce its next live webinar on the polynSPIRE project “Demonstration of innovative technologies towards a more efficient and sustainable plastic recycling”, organised on behalf of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and the polynSPIRE project.

The live webinar will focus on recycling and redesigning the plastics value chain are essential in reusing plastic waste material and avoiding landfill.

Webinar agenda:

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • About CIRCE
  • The polynSPIRE project: goals, challenges and progress
  • Questions & Answers
  • Closing

Further information

Events 1-5 of 32 – Page: