European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
14-17 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
The AAAS annual meeting is among the world's largest and most prestigious general scientific events, gathering thousands of international scientists, policy makers and science journalists. The programme typically includes keynote speeches, scientific symposia, an exhibition, and press briefings on recent scientific discoveries.
This year's event focuses on "Science without boundaries", and the European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Make Europe your Destination for Research and Innovation
The European Commission is organising a number of scientific symposia and a career development workshop.
Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet will participate in a plenary session on ‘Responding Faster and Smarter to New Problems’.
At the European Commission (EC) booth participants can:
• Find out about career and funding opportunities in Europe
• Exchange views with experts on ‘Carbon Dioxide utilisation technologies’
• Participate in the Flash Talk about ‘Partnerships and the Open Knowledge Africa platform’
• Meet and greet the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors
• Enjoy a Virtual Reality experience and step into EU labs, explore data or visit museum exhibition
• Play the Copernicus climate game
Sessions organised by the European Commission:
- Research Funding: Exploring Programs in the European Union
- Agricultural Innovation and Uptake: Using a Multi-actor Approach
- Epigenetics in Infection, Diets, and Environment: Responsible Research and Innovation
- Beyond or Despite Political Borders: Science Diplomacy and the Construction of Europe
- How new technology affects society
- Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution
- Climate Impacts Analysis: Integrating Scientific Disciplines
- Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CCU): An Opportunity to Tackle Climate Change
Raw Materials & Environment Conference 2019
19-20 February 2019, Berlin, Germany
Minerals and metals form the backbone of modern economies and are key to providing services to citizens around the globe such as housing, mobility and communications. Sustainability transitions such as the energy system transformation and megatrends such as digitization pose extra requirements on the world economy’s raw material supply. E
nsuring sustainable access to abiotic raw materials on a global level for the decades to come requires discussions on how to internalize the external environmental and social costs of raw material production and a fair and just distribution of responsibilities, costs and benefits along global supply chains.
Against this background, the international conference “Raw materials & Environment 2019” aims to foster awareness of environmental issues in the national, European and international debates on responsible sourcing and responsible mining. It will feature analyses, challenges and solutions in the thematic areas of mining, raw material supply and sustainable development.
Focus shall lie on environmental aspects of extracting and producing minerals and metals. Linkages to related thematic areas will be addressed so that the interdependencies between environmental protection, human rights, security of supply, distributional justice, global responsibility can be elaborated. Possibly conflicting objectives will be pointed out and discussed in order to contribute to the achievement of the integrated and indivisible sustainable development goals.
5th JPI HDHL Conference
20 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
JPI HDHL will organise a conference on “Diet as leverage point towards a healthy and sustainable food system” in Brussels. During this conference, a workshop - JPI HDHL, FIT4FOOD2030 will be organised, from 14.00-16.15.
This workshop will focus on the role that research funders can play in increasing the impact of the research that they fund. Applying a holistic or systems approach and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) are ways to make the R&I system more effective, particularly when dealing with complex challenges like transition of the food system. The policy-science interface and the role of funding instruments will also be discussed. Experts from the Fit4Food2030 consortium, a project in which innovative R&I approaches are key, will present during this workshop and guide interactive exchange. It is primarily aimed at public funding agencies, foundations and private funders, but open to everyone.
To know more, please visit this link https://healthydietforhealthylife.eu/index.php/5th-international-conference-of-jpi-hdh
Adapting to Climate Change: are our solutions working
20 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York aim to provide effective policy and solutions to these problems.
Underpinned by robust research, our speakers will focus on key climate change policy areas and the work being conducted over our global networks to enhance our physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change with strategies for mitigation and adaptation.
Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation
22 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium
On 22 February 2019 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day on Grant Agreement Preparation” for coordinators of successful proposals. The purpose of this event is to explain the details on the preparation and signature of grant agreements. It will take place at the Charlemagne building in Brussels from 09:30H to 17:00H. This session is mainly meant for coordinators of proposals who were invited to prepare a grant agreement, but other participants (National Contact Points, beneficiaries, etc) are also welcome to attend, subject to the availability of seats.
Registration (first-come first-served basis) is via the following website. The agenda is available under the same link. It will also be possible to follow the event online (no need to register for the live stream).
For any question, please contact EC-EGRANTS-TRAINING@ec.europa.eu.
Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event
14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany
For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.
The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
- Circular Economy
- Life Sciences
- Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)
Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.
Group of Chief Scientific Advisors leads a discussion “Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution”
15 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
On 15th February 2019, the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will lead a session at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - “Clutching at Straws: Science Advice, Uncertainty, and Global Microplastic Pollution” . The session will bring together scientific experts from Europe, North America and Asia in a discussion on Science Advice, Uncertainty and Global Microplastic Pollution.
New developments in Industrial Biocatalysis
14 February 2019, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Horizon 2020 EU New Developments in Industrial Biocatalysis demonstration workshop This workshop will explore the state of the art in industrial biocatalysis through the new technologies developed in the EU Horizon 2020 projects ROBOX and CARBAZYMES
The International Dimension of Microplastic Pollution: G7 Scientific Advice Cooperation
13 February 2019, Washington DC, USA
On 13th February 2019 in Washington DC, the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors will co-host with Canada’s Chief Science Advisor and France’s G7 Presidency a round-table discussion among Chief Scientific Advisors or their equivalents from G7 members on “What meaningful and robust scientific advice to government is possible on microplastic pollution based on the current scientific evidence base?”
What started as a bilateral cooperation between the European Commission’s and Canada’s chief science advisors, resulted in this round-table proposal being endorsed at the G7 Joint Ministerial on healthy oceans, seas and resilient communities on 20 Sept 2018 last in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The expected participation of two Commission Directors-General (Jean-Eric Paquet DG RTD and Daniel Calleja Crespo DG ENV), reflects the high importance the Commission accords to the problem of microplastics pollution and is consistent with the exemplary world-leading role which the EU plastics strategy is playing.
MSCA - RISE Call 2019 Information Event (London)
8 February 2019, London, United Kingdom
The event aims to provide participants with an overview of the RISE scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key considerations related to planning, writing and submitting proposals.