This page provides you with a list of conferences, seminars and other events related to RIs. These are updated retrospectively as additional details are provided to the website.
- From EuCARD to EuCARD2, Concluding & Kick-Off Meetings combined with a Workshop on Visions for the Future of Particle Accelerators
CERN, Switzerland, 10-14 June 2013
After reviewing the EuCARD results and before kicking-off the new EuCARD2 project, the meeting will dedicate two days to visions of accelerator technologies or concepts for the future, exploring the limits of the accelerator technologies in use or considered for current projects, and the requirements or promises of new avenues. This will be complemented by round-tables on the role of EU projects, on technology and knowledge transfer.
- Promoting Africa-EU Research Infrastructure Partnerships
Brussels, 7-8 March 2013
An associated event to the ‘EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration (ES: GC2)’ Conference organised at the European Parliament under the
Irish Council Presidency
- Towards an integrated atmospheric observing system in Europe,
Brussels, 3-4 December 2012
The overall objective of this workshop is to develop synergies between atmospheric ESFRI research infrastructures, existing research infrastructures implemented as Integrating Activities, Integrated Projects and relevant Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI) in the field of Atmospheric Sciences.
- Australia-EU Research Infrastructure Second Workshop
Brussels, 26-27 June 2012
The objective of this workshop was to propose concrete ways forward to realise increased cooperation in the areas of Health, Environment/Climate Change, (non-nuclear) Energy, and on common data challenges/e-infrastructure.
- EU-New Zealand data and e-research infrastructure workshop
Brussels, 7 June 2012
Programme and presentations are available here
- ICRI 2012 - Global research infrastructures and the Grand Challenges
Copenhagen, 21-23 March 2012
The International Conference on Research Infrastructures, ICRI 2012, took place under the auspices of the Danish Presidency of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission. This was the Seventh Conference on Research Infrastructures.
During the two-day event, issues such as decision making processes, funding, management, use-dissemination-exploitation (including data, access) of research infrastructures were discussed in depth. More than 600 experts, scientists and stakeholders attended the event and spoke about how global research infrastructures can tackle the so-called Grand Challenges, more specifically in the fields of health, environment and energy.
The Conference made specific recommendations on how international cooperation on research infrastructures can be more effective in the future.
ICRI Conclusions 102 KB
- Research infrastructures for cultural heritage and global change
Brussels, 14 March 2012
This workshop was organized by the European Commission in collaboration with the CHARISMA project, and hosted by KIK-IRPA, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, in Brussels.
- Research Infrastructures for Industrial Innovation
Workshop, Brussels, 20th October 2011
- Developing synergies between RIs and Joint Programming Initiatives in the field of Environment
Workshop, Brussels, 17th October 2011
- EU-US workshop on Environment
Brussels, 13-14 September 2011
- Developing synergies between RIs and Joint Programming Initiatives in the field of Life Sciences
Workshop, Brussels, 23 June 2011
- Consultation of stakeholders on the possible content of Horizon 2020 - the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Thematic workshop on Research Infrastructures
Brussels, 4 July 2011
Report on the workshop 91 KB
- WIRE 2 - Week of Innovative Regions 2
Debrecen, 7-9 June 2011
All presentations available here.
AAAS Annual Meeting 2011
Washington, 21 February 2011
Symposium: Research Infrastructures: the emergence of key players for environmental research
Climate change, biodiversity, carbon emissions, or natural hazards: by nature, environmental research must address challenges ignoring geographical borders, at the frontier of classical scientific disciplines and at the forefront of the international political agenda. Besides the global nature of these challenges, the scale and complexity of the resources needed and the development of information and communication technology have made necessary and enabled increased international collaboration in research and knowledge sharing. Developing world-class research infrastructures for environmental research is therefore one of the priorities of European authorities.
The symposium enabled a debate on future transatlantic cooperation in environmental research and more specifically in the field of geosciences observation systems.
Hervé Péro 2.0 MB , European Commission, moderator
Jean-Daniel Paris 2.6 MB , Laboratory of Climate Sciences and Environment, Integrated Carbon Observation System to Quantify Greenhouse Gas Fluxes across Europe
Massimo Cocco 3.5 MB
, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, European Plate Observing System: a long-term Integration Plan for Solid Earth Sciences
Timothy L. Killeen 13.6 MB , National Science Foundation
The U.S. Research Infrastructures Program for Environmental Research
Conference ENERI 2010
Brussels, 29th - 30th November 2010
ENERI 2010 is an event of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised by the Belgian Science Policy Office, in cooperation with DG Research of the European Commission. Detailed information was provided on the Update 2010 of the ESFRI Roadmap and the three new pan-European research infrastructures which have been identified in the energy field: WindScanner, EU Solaris and Myrrha. Other new and existing energy research infrastructures were presented. All these facilities are clearly needed for the implementation of the SET-Plan and for building solid knowledge and technological foundations of future innovation partnerships in the energy field.
The conference stressed the need to implement the co-development of the Research Infrastructure policies in the Energy domain and of the SET-Plan, looking for increased synergies with the Joint Programming activities of the European Energy Research Alliance and the European Industrial Initiatives.
Conclusions 90 KB
- Symposium on Transatlantic EU-U.S. cooperation in the field of large scale Research Infrastructures
Rome, October 1, 2010
The symposium aims to increase mutual understanding and raise awareness on planning and management processes of the large scale research infrastructures (LSRI) in Europe and in the USA The event will bring together major research infrastructures funding organizations and related experts and scientists to discuss how LSRI are developed and managed, the priorities and strategic perspectives for development of LSRI, ongoing initiatives at the EU Level, at national level in Europe and in the USA, as well as good practice examples on selected topics of mutual interest including recommendations for tackling challenges to trans-Atlantic cooperation.
ECRI 2010: the Sixth European Conference on Research Infrastructures,
Barcelona, 23-24th March 2010
The Sixth European Conference on Research Infrastructures, jointly organised by the Spanish Presidency and the European Commission, is a new step towards the structuring of the ERA. More than 600 experts from all over Europe met at the ECRI 2010 Conference in Barcelona.
The Conference took place in Barcelona in connection with the inauguration of the Alba Synchrotron.
Press release and press coverage
Key messages and conclusions
- ERA 2009 Conference: Working together to strengthen research in Europe
Brussels, 21-23 October 2009
View the Summary of Conclusions of the individual session 1.2 : "What are the next steps in developing world-class research infrastructures in Europe?"
- Conference Research Connection 2009
Parallel session and Press briefing on research infrastructures
Prague, 7-8 May 2009
- Conference Research Infrastructures and the Regional dimension of the European Research Area
Prague, 24-25 March 2009
5th European Conference on Research Infrastructures
Conference "GÉANT2 - a Global Leader
3-4 March 2008
Conference "Research Infrastructures and their Structuring Dimension within the European Research Area"
5-6 March 2008
RIs symposium on the AAAS Conference: "The global dimension of research infrastructures"
14-18 February 2008
Conference on the Future of Science and Technology in Europe
8-10 October 2007
BELIEF-EELA e-infrastructures conference
25 June 2007
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4th European Conference on Research Infrastructures
4-5 June 2007
3rd European Conference on Research Infrastructures
6 & 7 December 2005