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Science, Innovation and Society

19-21 November 2014, Rome

The international conference on “Science, Innovation and Society”, organised by the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) is held from 19 to 21 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.

The event gathers the stakeholders in the scientific sector, who will share views on different subjects, such as gender equality, ethics and the concept of “open science” in order to promote responsible research and innovation in Europe.

On the evening of the 19th of November, Art&Innovation Exhibition opens at MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the participation of the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini and the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Stefania Giannini.

 

[Video] Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, meets with Stefania GIANNINI, Italian Minister for Education.


[Video] Speech by Carlos MOEDAS, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Science and Innovation

 

Due to the many subscriptions, registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available but the access to some of the rooms for the parallel sessions might not be guaranteed. All plenary sessions will be streamed live here.


Info day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - calls for proposals 2015

21 November 2014, Brussels

Attend the 21 November info day in Brussels to get first-hand information on the coming call for proposals under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy.

Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:

  •     Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry
  •     Marine and maritime and inland water research
  •     Bioeconomy


Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

You can register until 17 November 2014 via “Coming events/ Registration” on the Bioeconomy website.

Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

The Info Day is organised by the European Commission's Bioeconomy Directorate (DG Research and Innovation).


Gender Medicine: Harnessing the Power of Sex and Gender Analysis for Research and Innovation

21 November 2014, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Gender Medicine is an emerging novel and highly promising field in health research and biomedicine. It considers specifically the target groups of women and men for disease manifestation and treatment options, following the conviction that targeted approaches will help to optimise treatment strategies for both.

 

It should not be mistaken for women’s health. Gender Medicine provides increasing evidence on differences between women and men in pathophysiology and in the manifestation and response to treatment of many frequent diseases. The Department of Health, Ethics and Society (HES) organises a conference on Gender Medicine to assess the state-of-the-art of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University and to look ahead to future challenges. The conference will also mark the farewell of Ineke Klinge to Maastricht University. Appointed at the European Commission as chair of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender, she will continue to be engaged in this promising research field through international committees and advisory boards. 

 

Attendance is free but registration is obligatory. Please register by sending an e-mail to a.heijnen@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


Utilising academic research in policymaking: Horizon Scanning, trend analysis & policy effectiveness

25 November 2014, London, UK

This timely seminar will focus on ways in which Government can utilise academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, long-term policy development. It follows the Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in Government's responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.


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2 years of NOPOOR research: Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty

20 November 2014, Brussels

The NOPOOR project will be evaluated at mid-term by the European Commission (DG RTD) on 20th November 2014. The Consortium will have to emphasise the extent to which the work done tends towards achieving the objectives written in the DoW (description of work). With this occasion, several scientific programmes will be presented to the audience, in order to expose the current state of the research.

The NOPOOR project addresses poverty through new lens and multiple angles. Seven main topics discuss the multidimensionality of poverty: concepts and measurement, international aid, impact of globalisation, labour market and informal sector, education and social policies, role of the state and scenarios for the future. After more than two years, the first results are now being released, mostly represented by study cases. Some of the studies have been presented during the Dakar policy seminar in June 2014 which involved several West African policy makers. Furthermore, individual papers were presented during various seminars and were also submitted to international journals.

For registrations, please contact:

Delia Visan, Project manager, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France , delia.visan@ird.fr, or

Zoltán KRASZNAI, Policy and Project Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, zoltan.krasznai@ec.europa.eu

Documentation


Conference on botanicals in food

19-20 November 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Botanicals have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements and are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However, some botanicals may pose a risk to human health. 

 

Join the international conference on botanicals in food on November 19-20 2014 to gain knowledge and participate in discussions about state-of-the-art risk assessment and regulation. 


Sharing experience to better implement the HR strategy for researchers - Mutual Learning Seminars

20 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers. Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. HR managers from research institutions and funding organisations will come together to share their experiences and best practices when implementing the HRS4R in their institutions for the benefit of the researchers. Participants will also share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to improve the current HRS4R implementation procedure.


The International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data (BigData2014)

17-19 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event is part of The Third World Congress on Computing and Information Technology (WCIT). Emerging information technologies offer new ways for: improving methods, enabling automation and productive decision-making mechanisms and altering current ways of work. Research has tended to address a direct causal relationship between the emerging and potential information technologies and the future of humanity.


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