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Lunch event "Fact-Checking Science: shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU”

23 January 2018, Brussels, European Parliament

Pearl Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the SAM High Level Group of Advisors, joints the discussion panel regarding "Fact-Checking Science: shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU”, hosted by Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament.

One can read on the official event page that:

''This lunchtime discussion is a timely opportunity to address what the EU institutions can do to reinvigorate trust in EU government.''


Room: P7C050 in the PAUL-HENRI SPAAK (PHS) Building- European Parliament

Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60 B-1047 Brussels – Belgium 

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BAMB Stakeholder Network Annual Meeting

23 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The Annual Meeting of the BAMB Stakeholder Network will be held on January 23, 2018 from 10:00-18:00. An exciting program has been put together and the Consortium is looking forward to sharing what's new with the H2020 BAMB project, as well as illustrating the key functions of BAMB tools through concrete case studies and pilots.

Breakout sessions will allow participants to dive deeper into select topics. In addition, the inaugural exposition of the Reversible Experience Modules pilot project will be on site and available to explore!

The pilot is built up reversibly and showcases products in connection with their Materials Passports, while demonstrating their value for (present) use, recovery and re-use.
Visitors are invited to interact with products and to experience hands-on their value propositions related to the circular economy.

The Annual Meeting is open to all registered members of the BAMB Stakeholder Network. Not yet a member? Join today! Upon registration you will recieve your code to reserve a ticket. We hope to see you soon!

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The Generations & Gender Programme Stakeholder Seminar

23 January 2018, Brussels - European Parliament

Pear Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the SAM High Level Group of Advisors will be part of a panel debate involving researchers and stakeholders from policy and civil society regarding the 'The Future of the Generations to come. Youth, Work-Life-Balance and Solidarity in Europe.'

On the organisers web page one can read:

''...public policy, civil society, industry and the academic community representatives will gather at the European Parliament for a morning of presentations and discussions about current trends and research findings about the transition to adulthood, work-life balance and the future needs that current young generations may face in terms of family formation and ageing. Opportunities for policies to tackle pressing societal issues identified by scholars will be discussed.''

This event is hosted by Alessia Mosca and Brando Benifei, Members of the European Parliament.

Scientific expert workshop - Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects

25 January 2018, Brussels

The Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has been tasked by the College of Commissioners to develop a scientific opinion on the topic “Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies: research and climate aspects”.

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and the SAM High Level Group of Advisors are organizing an 'invitation only' scientific expert workshop which will take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels.

This scientific workshop will complement the evidence gathering that will be performed by the SAPEA Consortium. All these results will provide input for the opinion to be developed by the High-Level Group (HLG).

The opinion is due to be delivered by the end of April 2018.The SAM will provide scientific advice based on existing research to assess the climate mitigation potential of novel carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies to inform future policy decisions including financial support.

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25 January 2018, Jaén, Spain

The UNIVERSITY OF JAÉN (Spain) is located in the province of Jaén (Andalusian Region), which is the main producer of olive oil in the world.

After the success of the networking event held in Brussels on 29th June 2017 ( and in order to foster the joint participation of researchers, enterprises, public administrations, universities, research institutes, organizations, olive mills, etc., the University of Jaén will be hosting the so-called OLEA R&I PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DAY on 25th January 2018.

This Event will count on the advice of H2020 experts and, among others, will cover the following areas of expertise of the olive sector:

  • (A) Biomass for the production of biofuels
  • (B) Biomass for the production of renewable electricity/thermal energy
  • (C) Earth Sciences/Ecology
  • (D) Genomics and Metabolonics
  • (E) Health
  • (F) ICT
  • (G) Marketing and Economy
  • (H) Robotics and Automation

Registration will be open until 22nd January 2018. Welcome to OLEA!

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Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds: downstream combination for Climate action, Environment, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials

18 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Setting the scene Research and Innovation (R&I) is an important feature of the Cohesion Policy that has been placed as the first of its 11 thematic objectives. The European Commission consistently promotes synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) however, there are still limited examples.

This workshop is set up by DG Research and Innovation in collaboration with DG REGIO and EASME with a view to explore how to combine funding on an operational level and how these complementarities and synergies can be facilitated. It focuses on the Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme - Environment, Climate Action, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials - to discuss and explore concrete synergies between H2020 and ESIF in the downstream sequential combination that enables the exploitation of the Research and Innovation results at national/regional level.

The workshop will take place at DG RTD, Champs de Mars 21, Brussels, Belgium.

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UPDATED INFO - Workshop 'EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise'

16-17 January 2018, COV2 25/SDR1 'Auditorium Nowotny', Covent Garden Building, Place C. Rogier, 16 - 1210 Brussels (BE)

The European Commission, Clean Sky JU and INEA organise a two-day workshop on EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise, towards linking noise research and technological developments with certification and regulatory issues at EASA and ICAO level.

The workshop builds upon the last successful one organised by the FP7 X-Noise project on 'Future Trends in Aviation Noise Research', held in Brussels in 2014.

Objectives of the workshop and programme are thoroughly described in the attached document.

Please note that, due to reached room's capacity, registrations are closed. If you wish to attend, please contact:

Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Tour d'Europe

15-16 January 2018, Vienna, Austria

In autumn 2017 and winter 2018, the RISE (Research, Innovation, Science Experts) group of advisors to Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are touring European capitals to meet with independent experts and think tanks in the field of research and innovation.

The Tour d’Europe takes place in the context of President Juncker' initiative of a wide and open reflection on the future direction of the European project.

The RISE Tour d’Europe will focus on the field of research and innovation and its role in wider European policy. This involves a dialogue between the RISE group and independent think tanks, not directly connected to national administrations. The participants will be policy advisers, economists, academics, and intellectuals. Tour d'Europe events are invitation only and not open to public participation.

The RISE group will use the tour to present the findings of their report “Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World”. The national hosts will put forward the main economic and policy perspectives of their country.

A final report on Opening R&I for EU’s future will be presented after the end of the tour in mid-2018.


The Vienna event is co-hosted by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Institute of Technology.

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European Battery Cell R&I Workshop

11-12 January 2018, Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels

In the context of "EU Batteries Alliance", an extra budget of € 100 million has become available to finance new topics on batteries to be included in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019 and 2020.

On 11 and 12 January 2018, the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation organised the successful "European Battery Cell R&I Workshop", a great opportunity to set short and medium term priorities by discussing the possible topics descriptions for next generation batteries research. On January 11th, in the afternoon, plenary speakers made the state of the art in battery cell R&I and further identified progresses and challenges in battery cell R&I. On January 12th, in-depth discussions shed light in the possible topics and provided implications for short-to-medium term strategy on battery cell R&I.

By gathering wide range of stakeholders including research organisations, cell manufacturers, material suppliers, OEMs, battery pack/module suppliers and national organisations, this workshop provided an invaluable opportunity to discover latest developments and shape the future of European battery cell R&I.

Presentations are now available and can be found here.

To know more and get actively involved, please contact:



On 10th January, DG CNECT organised another workshop on batteries research. Main aim was to explore long-term challenges and emerging next generations of battery technologies for energy storage that could eventually be addressed by a large scale EU R&I initiative under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. To know more, contact

Food from the Oceans - Scientific Opinion by the SAM, at the European Parliament Hearing on Aquaculture

11 January 2018, Brussels

Pearl Dykstra, Vice-Chair of the High Level Group of Advisors of the Scientific Advice Mechanism, will present tomorrow the last scientific opinion produced by the Group at the European Parliment hearing on aquaculture.

The Opinion contains five sets of recommendations, the main ones of which can be summarised as follows:

  • Mainstream a responsible culture and capture approach to food from the ocean into EU and global policy agendas, including through integrating EU fisheries and mariculture policies into an overall food production framework (which takes into account producer and consumer needs, and the expansion of consumption of species lower in the food chain - e.g. shellfish and algae)
  • Enable the full potential of seafood farming, including through greater attention in policies such as the implementation of the 2014 EU Directive on Marine Spatial Planning and in sustainable fisheries partnership agreements between the EU and southern partner countries
  • Sustain wild-capture by improving the implementation and enforcement of existing regulations and supporting best practice (e.g. that fishing by-catch is properly recorded, landed and used)
  • Enable these approaches via increased policy cooperation between Member States and initiatives such as the Blue Bio-economy Forum
  • Future-proof these approaches and extending knowledge by further developing the Common Fisheries Policy’s science advice system, and facilitating pilot fishing of as-yet unexploited species.



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