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Publication of ESOF2016 calls for Careers and Science to Business Programmes - 1 June - 31 July 2015, Manchester, UK

Over the six days of 22-27 July 2016, Manchester will host the Euroscience Open Forum 2016 " Science as Revolution". ESOF is the biggest pan-European science platform where researchers, journalists, policy makers, students and organisations can meet and debate European research and global challenges.

The ESOF2016 calls for Careers and Science to Business are now open. The deadline for session proposals is 31st July 2015 at 23:00 pm CET. 

Third Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation - 29 June - 3 July 2015, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

The 3rd Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation is taking place in Athens, Greece from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July 2015 at the Campus of the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos". The Forum will cover a broad range of topics including ICT, Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences and Accelerator Technologies for Society.

Under the Auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this poly-thematic conference aims to act as a meeting point for Science, Technology and Innovation attracting scientists of the Greek Diaspora and world class experts who will discuss global scientific developments.

Inequality in the 21st Century - 2-4 July 2015, London

SASE is an international, inter-disciplinary academic organization. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, organization studies, management, psychology, law and history.

In July, SASE will organise a series of mini-conferences based around a selected number of focused themes:

1: Continuity and Change in National Systems of Collective Bargaining in a Context of Crisis

2: Domesticizing Financial Economies, Part 2

3: Employers’ Organizations, Business Interest Representation, and Employer Collective Action

4: Inequalities in Youth Labor Transitions

5: Inequality: Drivers, Impacts, and Policies

6: Inequality of What?: Social Monitoring and the Difficult Choice of Analytical Concepts and an Implementable Metric

7: Mixed Market Economies in the Recession: The Issues of Growth, Employment, and Equality

8: Multinational Firms: Labor, Management, and Society

9: Rule Intermediaries in Domestic and Transnational Regulation

10: Scrutinizing Organizational Inequalities: New Theoretical and Empirical Approaches

11: Social Coalitions, Political and Economic Crises, and Diversity of Capitalism

12: The Foundational Economy

13: The Politics of Egalitarian Policy

14: Transnational Trade Unionism and MNCs: Building New Capabilities to Reduce Inequalities

15: Uncertain Futures in Economic Decision Making

GEO 2015 Short Video Competition - 2 July - 30 September 2015, Mexico City, Mexico

The Group on Earth Observations is pleased to announce the kick-off of the GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit!

The competition seeks short (up to 3 minutes) videos highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping to address global and regional environmental and societal challenges.

Winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November 2015.

 The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015.

 For more details, go to:

 Please share this announcement with friends, colleagues, members and other networks.

Our Common Future under Climate Change - 6-10 July 2015, Paris, France

This four-day conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues. The Conference will also welcome Side Events organized by different stakeholders.

The conference is organized under the umbrella of ICSU, Future Earth, UNESCO and major French research institutions, with the support of the French Government.

During the event, the European Commission will present 2 parallel sessions:

  • Post-2030 decarbonisation pathways in Europe
  • European Collaborative Research and Innovation for Climate Action

For more information on the sessions, click here.


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CAPS2015 // July 7-8, Brussels - 7-8 July 2015, Brussels

From July 7th to July 8th, Brussels will be hosting CAPS2015, the international annual event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The event will start with a Conference in the morning of July 7 at the European Commission (Centre Albert Borschette), and continue in the afternoon with The CAPS2015 OFF Programme until the whole day of July 8 at La Tricoterie, Brussels.

Registrations are free and now open.

The Conference Programme will enhance dialogue between the European Commission and bottom-up organisations and practitioners. Leveraging on the success of CAPS2014 OFF, CAPS2015 OFF Programme will offer an extended 2-day dynamic schedule of talks, unconferences, workshops, hands-on sessions, and networking moments.

Its programme is partly crowd-sourced from the community through an Open Call opened until April 30 and reflecting the participatory and inclusive ambition of the event.

his year’s theme is Networked Social Responsability but all CAPS topics will also be enhanced; from collective intelligence to social innovation through participatory democracy. 

19th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2015) - Smart Systems for Green and Automated Driving - 7-8 July 2015, Berlin

Leading engineers and scholars from all around the world are cordially invited to participate in the dialogue and submit proposals for papers addres­sing ongoing research and novel developments in this field.

Discussions at the conference will focus particularly on the application areas men­tioned below. A special attention will be given to topics covered in public funding programmes like the European Green Vehicles Initiative PPP of Horizon 2020.

The AMAA 2015 will be opened with speeches by Willy Van Puymbroeck, Head of Unit Components, DG CNECT, European Commission and Stefan Mengel, Head of Unit Electronic Systems and Electric Mobility, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).

Further keynote speakers include Remi Bastien (Renault), Patrice Reilhac (Valeo) and Fabio Marchio (ST Microelectronics) among others.

A panel on the recently published EPoSS Roadmap on Automated Driving ( ) will discuss evolutionary and revolutionary development paths.

Furthermore, the conference will look beyond technology and into the relation between IOT, robotics and cognitive systems of green, automated and connected driving by keynotes about the PAN-Robots project by Kay Fürstenberg (SICK), AIOTI by Marko Haeckel (Bosch) and Smart Systems for CO2 Reduction by Thomas Gallner (Continental).

Legal aspects of autonomous driving will be covered by Gaelle Kermorgant (ALFRATEC). Latest developments in technology will be covered by a multitude of interesting technical contributions on the topics ADAS and automated driving, C2X and ITS, Green vehicle electronic systems & concepts.

Last not least, a session on global opportunities and European clusters in electric mobility will inform on selected international markets and supply chains and strategies of European clusters.

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES: Workshop about innovation policies for Cultural Heritage Istitutions - 10 July 2015, Budapest

The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project has the task to design a Roadmap for broadening e-Infrastructure deployment to support citizen researchers in digital culture. This Workshop will be the occasion to present an advanced version of the Roadmap, in order to obtain other inputs from different stakeholders before finalising the Roadmap.

QualityNano final event - Save the date - 15-17 July 2015, Heraklion (Greece)

The EU INFRASTRUCTURE project QualityNano comes near completion and will hold its final conference on 15-17 July 2015 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Local host for the meeting is the FORTH institute. This conference is jointly organised with the EU funded project NanoReg which is already in its second year and addresses the crucial question of regulatory research in the nanosafety area. The upcoming EU INFRASTRUCTURE project EU NCL is invited to join the scientific effort and have confirmed their participation.

The organisers will welcome scientists from other projects in the European Union, and beyond. The conference is also open to stakeholders of the wider nanosafety community. 

The overarching aim of this workshop is to transfer the lessons learned and knowledge gained in QualityNano to the NanoReg project and the  nanosafety community.We believe that this cross-project talk and seamless collaboration is essential for the success of the research paving the way for safe industrial innovation

For the moment we kindly ask you to save the above dates, and over the next couple of weeks there will be more details and information on the meeting released.

MARLON Project Final Conference & Workshops - 16-17 July 2015, Brussels

The MARLON Final Conference will finalise the FP7 MARLON Project (Monitoring of Animals for Feed-related Risks in the Long Term). It will be complemented with a Workshop for Policymakers and a Workshop for Specialists, at the same venue, on the following day. 

Participation is free of charge (deadline 10 July 2015). Partial reimbursement of travel/accommodation expenses is possible. Special offer for participants accommodation at Hotel Bloom. You can find further information here.

The EMBO Meeting 2015 - 5-8 September 2015, Birmingham, UK

The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences.

Participants experience new perspectives on topics that cover the entire range of the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell all the way up to investigation of larger, complex biological systems.

Challenges of Research Targeting Children in Resource-Poor Settings and the Uptake of Results - 7 September 2015, Basel, CH

At this Symposium, which will be held during the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, the participants will discuss ways to use research results to improve children's health in developing countries.

Rheumatology & Aging Conference 2015 - 8-11 September 2015, Cambridge, UK

This conference will focus on the cells that control the immune system, their function in health, disease and aging, and the role of inflammation on musculoskeletal diseases of aging. At the end of this conference the participants will understand immune cell function in health and disease, and aging.

The format of this conference will include plenary sessions with related abstracts presented by participants, a poster session, and free time to network, discuss and reflect on the ideas presented at the conference. 

Happening at CEAS 2015 – AFLoNext Project Workshop - 10 September 2015, Delft, The Netherlands

The consortium of the AFLoNext project is pleased to invite you to the AFLoNext Workshop which will take place on 10 September 2015 in Delft, The Netherlands.

AFLoNext is an EU-funded FP7 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations. You will find more information on our website where you can also see our project video.

The Workshop is being run in collaboration with CEAS 2015.

Registration for the Workshop is open at

The attendance fee is only €125 before 1 July and €150 after 1 July - or free of charge if you register for CEAS 2015.

Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ - 14-15 September 2015, Brussels

The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the H2020 challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’. 

The new Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research will be presented on 14 September, whereas in-depth sessions on various calls of the Work Programme will be held on 15 September. A brokerage event in the field of Energy Technologies will follow the info day on 16 September.


Indicative agenda:

Monday, 14 September 2015

  • 09:00-18:00: Presentation of the Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research
  • 18:00-20:00: Networking cocktail

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

  • 09:00-16:00: Parallel sessions on the calls: smart grids; storage; renewable energy sources: non-bio; renewable energy sources: bio; energy efficiency; flexible and efficient fossil fuel power plants; smart cities and communities; carbon capture & storage; unconventional hydrocarbons; EURATOM

More detailed agenda will follow.



Registration for the info day on 14-15 September is now closed as we have reached the maximum number of participants.


Please fill in the form on the registration page if you would like to be placed on the waiting list:


We will open the registrations to the waiting list in August if more seats become available.


Please note that due to a limited number of seats available maximum two people from the same organisation will be registered. 


Please register separately for the brokerage event on 16 September  

DOPAS Training Workshop 2015 - Full-scale Plugs and Seals in Geological Disposal - 14-18 September 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

In September 2015, in the Czech Republic (mainly Prague), the DOPAS consortium is holding a 5-day Training Workshop on the role of full-scale experiments on plugs and seals in demonstrating safety and performance of geological disposal.

This workshop has been designed in collaboration of the following DOPAS consortium partners: Posiva Oy, Finland; Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague; Andra, France; Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Sweden; SURAO, Czech Republic; Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM), United Kingdom; Nagra, Switzerland; Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Germany; and Nuclear Research Institute Rez (UJV), Czech Republic.

A large part of the basis for the workshop's four learning units comes from the experience gained from the full-scale experiments of the DOPAS project i.e. FSS in France, EPSP in the Czech Republic, DOMPLU in Sweden, POPLU in Finland, and planning of ELSA in Germany.

Sustainable Places 2015 - 16-18 September 2015, Savona, Italy

The 2015 Edition of the Sustainable Places Event builds on two successful editions held in 2013 and 2014 in Nice. This third edition is an original initiative from the RESILIENT and PERFORMER FP7 European project consortium, aiming to generate a successful, sustainable and world-class series of annual conferences.

SP2015 aims to gather scientists, researchers, and engineers, from research institutes and the industry, around one of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced: ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world. As usual, the Sustainable Places conference will encourage networking and clustering among the projects funded in the framework of the FP7/H2020 EeB PPP.

On this occasion, participants will have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Key stakeholders from the energy efficiency value chain have already expressed their interest in joining the event. An attendance of around 200 participants, coming from Europe and other regions of the world, is expected. This call for contributions invites interested parties in presenting recent results and innovative work on energy efficiency at building, district, and city levels. Contributions introducing inputs of research & innovation EU-funded projects are strongly encouraged. Four kinds of contributions are expected:

• Presentations – to be presented during lively and interactive thematic sessions.

• Papers & Presentations – 8-pages scientific papers to be presented during expert oriented technical sessions.

• Workshops – a 90′ or 180′ session to engage speakers and attendees in productive discussions and to produce specific outcomes.

• Posters – to be displayed in the exhibition area.

To submit a contribution, please fill in the application form and send it back to not later than May 30, 2015. Authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Programme Committee not later than June 30, 2015.

For more details, please go to: We are looking forward to receiving your contributions! 

Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Event - 17 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Health-NCP-Net 2.0 and Fit for Health 2.0 are jointly organising a partnering event which offers health researchers and companies the opportunity to discuss new project ideas and to find potential partners for their Horizon 2020 funding application. The event will be focused on the upcoming call for proposals in "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing", to be launched by the end of September.

What's in it for you?

• Learn what makes a good project consortium
• Present your project idea (optional 5-minute presentations)
• Attend bilateral meetings to find the best project partners
• Get advice from European Commission representatives and other experts

More details and registration will be available by mid-July

Save the date! - Info Day, Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 18 September 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the EU funding programme for research and innovation, puts emphasis on tackling societal challenges, including Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing.

Having at its core the principle of better health for all, SC1 focuses on personalised health and care. It has an overall budget of €7.4 billion for the programme duration.

This Info Day will precede the adoption of the Work Programme 2016-2017 (SC1) and will:

  • give you essential information on how to develop a good project proposal and take you through the application process, step by step
  • help you find project partners (a brokerage event will be included)
  • help you get answers to your questions (which you will be able to send in advance via the registration form)
  • help you exchange practices with the participants who have already received funding under SC1 H2020 projects
  • help you find new business opportunities



A detailed programme will follow soon


Online registration for the event will open in mid–July (time and date to be announced soon).

You cannot attend the Info Day?

Contact your Horizon 2020 'Health' National Contact Point to learn about national info days and other information sources in your country


EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 - 1 October 2015, Strasbourg, France

This event dedicated to Key Enabling Technologies will target upcoming calls for Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, (including Energy efficiency in Buildings - PPP EeB), Factories of the Future (FoF) and Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE).

Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations in order to exchange ideas during pre-arranged meetings with the aim of paving the way for future cooperation.

Interested in EU funding? Did you know that you have to comply with article 32? - 5-9 October 2015, Brussels

Come along to our info-day together with your institution's HR Manager to find out more.

This event addresses all beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with article 32 stipulating the obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C & C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

The purpose of the event is to fully inform ‘newcomers’ (research institutions and funders) on the principles of Charter and Code and their implementation in the research institution via a step-wise procedure called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). Successful implementation is awarded by the Commission Services and evidences compliance with article 32 of your H2020 grant agreement.

Please note that this is a one-day event and that the precise date will be communicated as soon as it is known. This notice is in order to ascertain the level of interest in order to book the necessary facilities.

ECBS & ICBS 2015 - Bringing Chemistry to Life - 7-9 October 2015, Berlin

The joint meeting ECBS & ICBS 2015 brings together chemical biology researchers from screening and drug discovery, systems biology and therapeutic innovation.

It builds on the success at the 3rd ICBS 2014 in San Francisco and the 3rd ECBS 2012 in Vienna and will enable the exchange of research and professional collaboration and drive important discoveries in chemical biology worldwide.

We anticipate more than 300 participants and 40 speakers from all around the world at this conference, which is a joint event of EU-OPENSCREEN, ICBS and EFMC.

Session topics: - Chemoproteomics - Epigenetics - Conjugates for targeted delivery - Antiinfectives - Cheminformatics & Chemical Systems Biology - Molecular Imaging - Probing the structure and function of PTMs

Keynote speakers:

  • Carolyn Bertozzi | University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Emanuelle Charpentier | Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
  • Timothy Mitchison | Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • David A. Tirrell | California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm - 11-14 October 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sleep and circadian rhythms regulate all aspects of brain function. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA), the focus of this Brain Conference will be on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Topics for the conference will include:

  • the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis;
  • the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis;
  • the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation;
  • the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light;
  • the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; and
  • the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.

The Brain Conferences are organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe) in partnership with The Brain Prize. They bring together outstanding researchers in key broadly defined areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together - 14-16 October 2015, Milan, Italy

Scientists from in and outside Europe are invited to attend a major scientific conference organised by EFSA on the occasion of the World EXPO 2015. The conference focuses on two major themes – Assessment Science and Science, Innovation and Society – and is organised in plenary and breakout sessions.

Participants are invited to register online by 15 May 2015. Scientists and early-career researchers have the opportunity to showcase their work by submitting an abstract for the poster session by 3rd April 2015.

To help early-career researchers participate in the conference, EFSA is offering to make a financial contribution to the travel and accommodation costs of selected participants.

The conference is free of charge for participants.

Public-Private Partnerships Info Day - 16 October 2015, Brussels, Charlemagne and Centre Albert Borschette

Information Day on the contractual Public-Private Partnerships on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry
Overview of ongoing activities – presentation of the 2016 - 2017 calls – brokerage and networking

Registration is open for Aerodays 2015! - 20-23 October 2015, London, UK, The Queen Elisabeth II Conference Center

Registration is now open, go to the conference's website to ensure your place. Early bird rate is applicable on all booking before August 14th.

Aerodays is a European flagship event bringing together over 1000 attendees from the world of Aeronautics and Air Transport research. This prestigious event will provide a unique opportunity to share the results of collaborative research, showcase innovations, discuss policy and developments for work funded through the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and takes us forward to Horizon 2020 and beyond. This three day conference is a critical pathway to ensure that Europe remains competitive in these sectors.




SAVE THE DATE! Aerodays 2015 - 20-23 October 2015, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK

Aerodays is the European Commission flagship event in Aviation research and innovation taking place once during each EU Research Framework Programme. The goal is to share achievements of collaborative research and innovation in Aeronautics and Air Transport within Europe and in world-wide international co-operation. For this edition - in the course of Horizon 2020 the EU Framework Programme 2014-2020 - five key themes based on Europe’s Vision for Aviation ‘Flightpath 2050‘ and subsequent work of ACARE: efficient and seamless mobility; Competitiveness of Industry; Greening of Aviation; Safety & Security; Skills for Breakthroughs. The programme will consist in plenary and parallel sessions and some additional social events. The last day, October 23 will be dedicated to optional technical visits. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, the British Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and ADS Group Limited.

USE2015 – Conference on Understanding Small Enterprises - 21-23 October 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands

One of the characteristics of a small business is its interconnectedness with its environment or network: customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and the communities in which it resides. The networked nature of small businesses gives rise to the subtheme of USE2015: “A Healthy Working Life in A Healthy Business”. The organizers welcome papers on substantial, original and unpublished research on any issue relevant to the conference. Especially welcome are abstracts on topics directly related to the three main conference themes: 1. Healthy and safe working environments at SMEs 2. Health organizations as small businesses 3. SMEs in a networked society.

The USE conference will be held for the third time (previously in 2013 (Australia); 2009 (Denmark)) and provides a forum to enhance our understanding of small enterprises as well as has a unique focus on the well-being of both people and business.

The International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies (GCIRE2015) - 27-29 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

European Space Launchers - 3-4 November 2015, Paris, France

On 26 November 1965, the Diamant launcher sent the 39kg Astérix satellite into orbit from its launch base in Hammaguir. To mark this 50th anniversary, the Air and Space Academy is organising a conference on the topic of European space launchers. This event will examine the emerging competition in the USA, Russia, Japan and China, as well as looking at exciting developments in Europe such as the concept of a flexible family of launchers with Ariane 6 and Vega C, the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers as general contractor and the evolving role of Arianespace.

The conference will call on top-level speakers to provide a clear, comprehensive panorama of current European launcher services. It will be structured around four sessions:

-The historical background

-The global environment and the market for launch services

-Europe's technical and organisational response to competition

-Future prospects for technical evolution.

After each session participants will be able to exchange views with speakers. This conference should meet the expectations of all those who consider European independent access to space to be a strategic priority. 

Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 'Smart, green and integrated transport' - 5 November 2015, Brussels


The event targets potential applicants to the calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’.


Presentations will cover the Work Programme for 2016-2017 and the application procedure, as well as detailed information on the calls.  Participants will have networking opportunities throughout the day.


More information and the agenda will follow. Compulsory registration for the event will open in September.


Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer - 8-11 November 2015, Berlin

This conference will cover some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer.

We have created a programme that brings together basic scientists with translational and clinical researchers. During the meeting, there will be great opportunities for young scientists to meet the experts in the field, and we aim to create an open and engaging environment for discussion.

Recent advances in technology allow us to consider the epigenome as well as the genome of a tumour on an individual level. These advances, in combination with high throughput technologies, are leading to rapid advances in the development of epigenetic biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.

GEO-XII Plenary and the 2015 Ministerial Summit - 9-13 November 2015, Mexico city, Mexico

Advocate - Engage - Deliver: Earth Observations to Address Global Challenges.

The GEO-XII Plenary and the 2015 Ministerial Summit, as well as all the associated meetings and events will take in Mexico City from 9 to 13 November 2015.

Details concerning the GEO XII Plenary and the accompanying call for participation in an exhibition and side-events are available on the GEO Website.

Please note that everyone attending the Plenary and/or the Ministerial Summit must be registered and everyone registering must be part of a delegation (national, organisational or EC).
Actual registration will be available via the GEO website nearer to the event. In the meantime, you should either approach your national delegation (or GEO participating organisation if you work for one) OR, if you are participating in an EU-funded project, you may request to be part of the EC delegation.

You should let us know as soon as possible whether you wish to avail of this possibility and in any case, no later than 30 September 2015.

Contact: Jane Shiel -

Crossing Biological Barriers - Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Delivery - 9-11 November 2015, Dresden, Germany

The international conference will address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. The event will connect academic and industrial players, creating synergies between different disciplines.

This innovative event is jointly organised by the European Projects TRANS-INT, COMPACT and ALEXANDER, all three dealing with cutting-edge nanomedicine drug delivery topics.

Be part of this conference and submit your contribution now!


  • Overcoming Biological Barriers
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems (Oral, Ocular, Pulmonary Dermal, BBB Crossing Delivery
  • Biodistribution and In Vivo Imaging of Nanoparticles
  • Scale-up, Translational and Regulatory Issues of Drug Delivery Systems

EGI Community Forum 2015: Building Next Generation e-Infrastructures through Communities - 10-13 November 2015, Bari, Italy

The EGI Community Forum aims at gathering tool developers, infrastructure providers, data providers and research communities to work together towards open science.


Nowadays, research practice is increasingly - and in many cases exclusively - data driven. Knowledge of how to use tools to manipulate research data, and the availability of e-infrastructures to support them, are foundational.

Along with this, new types of communities are forming around interests in digital tools, computing facilities and data repositories. By making infrastructure services, community engagement and training inseparable, existing communities can be empowered by new ways of doing research, and new communities can be created around tools and data.

(Registration opening in July.)


The final conference of the Civic Espistemologies project will illustrate and promote a Roadmap that indicates a set of steps to improve the relationship between cultural heritage and society.

The conference will offer an opportunity for as many members as possible of the network of common interest to come together to discuss the topic of citizen researchers in digital cultural heritage and humanities and to contribute to the general vision to an open science infrastructure for the digital cultural heritage in 2020.

Manufuture 2015 - Strategic investments in European manufacturing to rise to global challenges - 23-24 November 2015, Luxembourg

The EU has defined a strategic objective to boost reindustrialisation and increase the manufacturing industry’s current GDP contribution of approximately 16% to as much as 20%. In order to succeed, it is essential to optimise the use of key instruments such as the European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020 and widen the access to finance for new manufacturing ventures as well as established companies with high growth potential on global level.

Manufuture 2015 will:

  • Assess manufacturing research and development progress in Europe compared with global competitors
  • Define the conditions needed for successfully reindustrialising Europe
  • Identify and endorse new policy instruments, business models, support mechanisms and technologies
  • Develop recommendations for policy makers

7th European Innovation Summit - 7-10 December 2015, Brussels

The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.

The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe. 

Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference - 12-14 April 2016, Nottingham, UK

The conference will look at the nuclear cycle from cradle to grave with a focus on current reactor systems, future systems and fuels, advanced fuel cycles and the new challenges of decommissioning and waste management.

Call for papers under the following broad themes:

  • Current reactor systems
  • Future or alternative reactor systems and fuels
  • Advanced fuel cycles
  • New challenges in decommissioning, waste management and disposal
  • Advanced uses of nuclear fission

Visit the website for full details

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society - 5-8 May 2016, Granada, Spain

The Psychonomic Society is the home for scientists who study how the mind works. Members of the Society are experimental psychologists among whose numbers are some of the most distinguished researchers in the field.

Many of us are concerned with the application of psychology to health, technology and education, and many of us use converging methods such as neuroscience and computational science to achieve our research goals.

This international conference is one of several new initiatives being launched by the Psychonomic Society and it is already promising to be an exciting meeting as being collaborating with the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX) and the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), to ensure that the best of European and North American Experimental Psychology will be on show.