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Thursday, 19 May 2016

41. Events - Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'Social Innovation for Accelerating Transition to Sustainable Cities' - 30 May 2016, Committee of the Regions Van Maerlant Street n°2, 1040 Brussels (EC building VM2 - room VMA 1 - 2nd floor)

Cities are homes of innovative solutions and alternative social arrangements. Social innovations come in many forms, including nature-based solutions and people-based solutions that hand in hand transform our cities, district-by-district, one infrastructure service at a time. These actor-networks that we call transition initiatives come in various shapes and sizes, led by actors from public, private and civil society sectors or spanning across sectoral divides, and have become increasingly visible in many European cities. Transition initiatives as makers of social innovations in cities foster new relationships, new institutions and, ultimately, can contribute to the emergence of new urban realities: the sharing economy, green low-carbon economies, and new sustainable lifestyles. [read more]

42. Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'EU - Brazil actions for sustainable cities' - 30 May 2016, Brussels

The event aims at presenting innovative approaches and actions on how to make European and Brazilian cities greener and more sustainable, sharing experiences from joint EU – Brazil projects. The issues for discussion will cover the environmental management of urban areas, the way to formulate urban agendas in Brazil and Europe, research and innovation actions on nature-based solutions underpinning sustainable cities and the knowledge exchange in the frame of the EU – Latin America cooperation. AGENDA Sustainable cities as common global challenge and priority EU-Brazil R&I actions in the frame of the cooperation with Latin America Nature-based solutions for sustainable cities in Brazil Environmental policies for the management of urban areas in EU- Brazil collaboration New Urban Agendas for sustainable cities in Europe and Brazil Questions and answers - moderator: Niki Frantzeskaki, EUR Summary conclusions Registration is compulsory and will be open until Thursday 26 May. [read more]

43. Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'Social Innovation for Accelerating Transition to Sustainable Cities' - 30 May 2016, Brussels

Cities are homes of innovative solutions and alternative social arrangements. Social innovations come in many forms, including nature-based solutions and people-based solutions that hand in hand transform our cities, district-by-district, one infrastructure service at a time. These actor-networks that we call transition initiatives come in various shapes and sizes, led by actors from public, private and civil society sectors or spanning across sectoral divides, and have become increasingly visible in many European cities. Transition initiatives as makers of social innovations in cities foster new relationships, new institutions and, ultimately, can contribute to the emergence of new urban realities: the sharing economy, green low-carbon economies, and new sustainable lifestyles.SEMINAR AGENDA • Opening • Session I: THE KNOWNS – what makes cities accelerate to low-carbon futures? [read more]

44. Launch of the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation - 19 May 2016

This centre will be a network bringing together relevant policy and scientific expertise from across the Commission, and external experts from around the world, to perform impact evaluations. [read more]

45. May newsletter now online

Stay up-to-date with the latest COST news and opportunities! [read more]

46. Research Headlines - Making the most of microalgae

What could be the next new super crop? How about microalgae? An EU-funded project is developing technology to grow and use these single-celled plants. Already used in health-food supplements, the crop has potential to green existing industries and develop new ones. [read more]

49. Success Stories - What does aspirin do to you?

Acetylsalicylic acid, most commonly known as aspirin, was already part of the Egyptian pharmacopeia, used also in ancient Greece and in the Middle Ages to break fevers. Taken all over the world to kill pain and reduce inflammation, today aspirin helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Its emerging role in preventing and treating cancer is on the rise too. But how does this drug act on your blood cells? ERC grantee Prof Valerie O'Donnell works on the answer. [read more]

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