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Publication of #ESOF2016 call for Scientific Session Proposals - 2 March - 1 June 2015

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 call for scientific session for ESOF2016 can be found here. The call is now open and the deadline for session proposals submission is 1 June 2015 at 10:00 am CET 

EURINT 2015: Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU - 22-23 May 2015, Iasi, Romania

The purpose of this 3rd edition of EURINT international conference entitled 'Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU' is to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the EU faces in the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalization process.

Since becoming members of the EU the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have experienced an ongoing process of decentralization, devolution and regionalization which, in turn, brought about different ways of envisaging regional development. By and large, regional development can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional economic disparities by supporting several economic activities in the less development regions. Main objectives have been large-scale infrastructure development, creating opportunities for inward investment, policies to enhance social cohesion and other top-down and bottom-up initiatives meant to help regions to catch-up and to establish economic clusters of development. 

The event is organised by Centre for European Studies from 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Iasi - Romania. 

Justice Needs Trust: From Law & Order to Trust-Based Policies - 26 May 2015, Brussels

Over the course of three years, the FIDUCIA team has investigated alternative ways of shaping policies addressing criminal justice and crime reduction across Europe.

The FIDUCIA project is based on the idea that the best starting point for criminal policy is to ask "Why do people obey the law?" rather than "Why do people break the law?" Inverting the  traditional criminological question in this way directs our attention to the fact that compliance with the law is to do with norms and values. The FIDUCIA message is that the best long-term results in domestic and European criminal policies are to be found in strategies that foster trust in justice and thus encourage normative compliance with the law.

This final Conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the projects’ findings and to consider the policy briefs that the FIDUCIA team has produced in relation to the four categories of criminal justice problem that are pan-European priorities: cybercrime, human trafficking and trafficking of goods, and the criminalisation of irregular migrants. The FIDUCIA team will also present findings from FIDUCIA surveys on trust in justice across Europe.

2nd International Conference on Internet Science - 27-29 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd International Conference on Internet Science organized under the aegis of the European Commission, by the EINS project, the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science, will be held from May 27 to 29, 2015 at Flagey in Brussels, Belgium.

Following the 1st edition, this highly multidisciplinary three-day conference on Internet Science, societies, governance and innovation, will allow to foster dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to various disciplines: Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology, etc.

The event will include:

  • An open day (May 27) for anyone interested in Internet Science to have an opportunity to interact with the EINS community, and to discuss the Internet Science challenges of today and tomorrow;
  • A scientific conference (May 28-29) where researchers from various disciplines will present papers shedding light on Internet research, in particular papers crossing rigid disciplines boundaries, describing original research and innovative ideas.
  • High level keynote speeches will also be given.

 

12th International Conference of Young Scientists on ENergy Issues (CYSENI 2015) - 27-28 May 2015, Kaunas, Lithuania

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to invite Ph. D. students, postdocs, master students and all other young scientists doing research on energy issues to participate in the 12th Annual International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues - CYSENI 2015.

The Conference aims at:

  • providing an opportunity to present the up-to-date research results and to familiarise with the colleagues’ research;
  • providing an opportunity to make contacts with the colleagues from Lithuanian and foreign scientific research institutions;
  • providing an opportunity to get the review (prepared by the senior researchers) on the submitted paper;
  • providing an opportunity to review the papers of other Conference participants;
  • developing skills of the young scientists to present their own ideas and research results, discuss over various scientific topics. 

The Conference topics are as follows:

  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Smart energy networks
  • Energy efficiency and reliability
  • Knowledge for energy policy making
  • Investigations in the fields of thermal physics, fluid 

Building Bridges in Translational Medicine - 27-28 May 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Navigating the pathway of translational research is a challenging undertaking. Success depends on a goal-driven mindset, effective input from multiple disciplinary domains, multiparty collaboration and a full understanding of the regulatory requirements of product development. Accessing high quality partners and services is beset by fragmentation and uncertainty.

EATRIS ERIC – the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, is a permanent academic research infrastructure that supports researchers and funders in de-risking and adding value to their high potential products in development. Using a simple ‘one-stop shop’ mechanism, industry and academia alike can access leading translational research facilities and key expertise across Europe.

The second EATRIS conference will bring together key international stakeholders in translational research. Over two days they will present and discuss the main challenges in translational research, together with the new developments that EATRIS ERIC contributes to the field. 

euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 - 31 May - 5 June 2015, Oulu, Finland

The euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 has been designed as a five-day course to provide participants with a full overview and hands-on experience with multi-domain real robotic systems. The intended audience is undergraduate students, Master students, PhD students, postdoc students, researchers from universities/organizations and engineers from industry companies around the world.

The summer school will provide an opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of outdoor autonomous robotics, to share ideas and experiences, and also to prepare themselves for euRathlon competitions. Participants also will be encouraged to join in new teams for participating in euRathlon 2015 Challenge where ground, underwater and aerial robots will have to cooperate in order to perform a series of tasks in scenarios inspired on the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

We welcome papers from non-competitors, if they are within the scope. We encourage especially young researchers to participate. There will be the possibility to earn study credits (doctoral or basic) from the summer school. Students enrolled in EU Universities, EU Research Centres or EU Companies have the possibility of getting travel support. 

 

 

1st International Symposium on Sustainable Aviation (ISSA-I) - 31 May - 3 June 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

The aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It can be viewed as making a positive contribution to sustainability. ISSA, international, multi-disciplinary symposium, aims to address current issues in the field of aviation such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency, fostering use of biofuels, minimising environmental impact, mitigating GHG emissions and reducing of engine and airframe noise.

The Symposium welcomes a large number of topics such as: Sustainable aviation and aerospace vehicle Sustainable aircraft, helicopters, missiles, launchers and satellites design, technological change, innovation, research and development Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Green aircraft Green airlines Green airports Green engine Green aerospace vehicle Renewable energy sources; alternative/green aviation fuels Energy recovery systems, alternative/renewable/clean energy technologies Life cycle design and life cycle assessment; cost efficiency; waste / recycling Environmental Modelling & Software Environmental impacts and measurement techniques: emissions/noise/radiation, global warming/climate change Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Air conditioning and refrigeration applications of aircrafts Energy, exergy, performance analysis, flight mechanics and computational fluid dynamics Energy Exergy Performance analysis Flight mechanics Computational fluid dynamics Propulsion technologies for aerospace vehicles Combustion instabilities, innovative combustion technologies Mathematical modeling, numerical/experimental methods, optimization Avionics and auto control Avionics Auto control Aerospace vehicle materials, measurement techniques and sensors Design, management, planning, development Aerospace vehicle strategic planning, governmental legislation, policy-making Aviation management, fleet planning/scheduling; air traffic management; future air transport Airport design, management, planning, development Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; airworthiness, reliability/safety.

23rd Biomass Conference and Exhibition - 1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass. The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.

The EU BC&E is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy and further organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

Take this opportunity to present your latest results to specialists and decision makers from around the world and submit your abstract by 27 October 2014.

Our world, our dignity, our future - European Development Days - 3-4 June 2015

2015 is the European Year for Development and European Development Days will be its flagship event.

Each individual and every policy have a role to play for a more sustainable and peaceful world. In 2015, we want to tell stories from around the world to show that regardless of where we come from or where we want to go, our aspirations remain the same. We strive for a stable and peaceful world, education for our children, jobs for young people and a decent life on a planet, of which we need to take a better care.

This year, participants will address issues such as the conditions for creating sustainable growth, the promotion of universal and fundamental rights, or how greater cooperation among all actors can help to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. On this regard, participants will be invited to debate, solve (brainstorm) and share best practices.

The focus for EDD15 echoes the motto of the European Year for Development - ‘Our world, our dignity, our future’.

The Nopoor project will be presenting a LAB SESSION entitled " Research for change: New knowledge for poverty eradication".

Invasive Alien Species – Czech contribution to challenges for European research and policies - 3 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

The aim of the conference is to discuss challenges related to the invasive alien species (IAS) and diseases in Europe and their impact on the development of EU policies in the field of agriculture and environment.

The complex issue of invasive alien species was recently addressed by the European Commission in the proposal for a Regulation on IAS. The Horizon 2020 programme tackles aspects of the need for sustainable food security, more resilient and resource efficient value chains, emerging crop diseases and integrated pest management.

The discussions among stakeholders and representatives from different EU institutions raised comments and challenges on how to implement the Regulation and what will be the impact and also the impact of the IAS on the agriculture.

The conference will present the policy view on the subject as well as stakeholders' views (researchers from the Czech Republic and other European countries dealing with IAS and diseases).

WIRE 2015 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe) - 4-5 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

This 6th edition of the WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development.

The Conference focuses this year on:
- From programme to implementation: the key challenges for regions
- How to close the innovation divide: the role of regions
- Overcoming the barriers to innovation and stimulating regional strategies 

European Training School and Conference on Organic Photovoltaic Stability - 4-11 June 2015, Cargèse, Corsica, France

ESOS combines 3 events: scientific conference, training sessions and networking. Leading Scientists from industry and academia, and young Fellows will be brought together in a jovial environment to identify, share the very latest scientific and technical progress in OPV development, and nail immediate future targets.

ESOS goals are to strengthen new scientific collaborations for the development of polymer-based organic photovoltaics (OPVs); facilitate meetings between extremely skilled OPV cross-science Fellows and future employers; and train young scientists in scientific communication. It is about interdisciplinary science for OPV stability! 

COEURE workshops - Surveys on Economic Policy Issues - 5 June - 4 September 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

The COEURE Coordination Action (which stands for COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) brings together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space – funders, policy-makers and researchers – in a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder collaboration. The aim of this process is to identify the knowledge gaps on key EU economic policy issues and assess the current challenges and opportunities facing European-based researchers, with the ultimate goal to inform the European agenda for research funding. It is funded by the European Commission and carried out under the initiative of the European Economic Association.

In view of this objective, eleven economic research areas have been selected for analysis. Following the Call for Interests, prominent scholars have been selected to conduct the surveys in those areas, and a series of workshops will take place.

The workshop will bring together leading researchers in the field, policy makers and scientific officers from funding agencies. A first draft of the Survey will be presented and discussed in the first session and the rest of the sessions will focus on different aspects that can help to further develop the a research agenda on the corresponding policy issue in Europe, including further advancement in theoretical and applied research, policy implications, and statistical and data needs.

Registration is free but compulsory. To maximize interactions, attendance is limited to 50 people on a first-come first-served basis. Each workshop has a different contact person (see programme).

 

EuroNanoForum 2015 Conference - 10-12 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

The seventh EuroNanoForum is Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and materials science, innovations and business. It will be showcasing the strength of integrating nanotechnologies and advanced materials with the other key enabling technologies, within the new approach of Horizon 2020 in its drive for competitiveness. ENF 2015 is organised as a part of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Servicize it! - SPREE Concluding Conference - Policy Packages in the Water, Mobility and Agri-food Sectors - 12 June 2015, Brussels Belgium

During the conference, the SPREE partners will present the results of the 'Servicizing' case studies in the Water, Mobility and Agri-food sectors, conducted in six European countries. Policy Packages will be shared through dynamic and interactive panels with a focus on policymaking in the sectors.

The conference will highlight the practical application of the Policy Packages by focusing the discussion on real-life challenges and barriers policymakers are facing, as well as on opportunities that have arisen throughout the process. 

Venue: Rue du Champ de Mars, 21 Brussels – Belgium 

Metro: Porte de Namur 

9th GEO European projects workshop - 15-16 June 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organised jointly by the Danish Meteorological Institute, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, this workshop brings together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS).

Its timing has been set to maximise early insight and awareness of the new GEO Implementation plan for the next decade. Key features this year include the transition from the first to the second GEO ten-year implementation plan, the ambition to involve the private sector more closely in GEO, especially SMEs, and the need to develop the use of GEO data and information to respond more pro-actively to societal issues and challenges. The workshop will explore priorities for future flagship initiatives, foreseen to be strengthened in the next phase of GEO in order to fulfil GEO's ambition to provide information for decision making.

Online registration is compulsory, by 15th April 2015. 

SAVE THE DATE! Latvian Presidency Conference: First Innovative Enterprise Week - 15-17 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

First Innovative Enterprise week “Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015” is a 3-day international conference on:

  • the political answer to the macroeconomic situation
  • ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the investment Plan for the EU
  • how the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs
  • interactions between these financial instruments, COSME's and European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), as well as with instruments at national and local levels.

The conference will bring together high-level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.

Registration will open on 1 March 2015.

Presenting results from Pan-European Survey on Citizen Experience and Satisfaction with Public Services - 15 June 2015, Brussels

ANTICORRP is a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The central objective of ANTICORRP is to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. This interdisciplinary project includes researchers from anthropology, criminology, law, economic, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project is organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.

During this event, Anticorrp researchers will present the results of our Pan-European Survey on the Quality of Government and Corruption at the national and regional level, conducted in 2013.

The survey, which was conducted by researchers from the Quality of Government Institute, is the largest multi-country governance survey aimed at capturing regional variation and its explanations. The survey focused on the experience of citizens in 206 European regions with public services and their level of satisfaction as well as on individual strategies of getting the desired quality of service. Building on previous collaborations with the EU Commission and DG REGIO, we present a new round of the ’European Quality of Government Index (EQI), which is the first multi-country, sub-national indicator of quality of government. In addition to the survey results, several other questions of research interest, such as the level of social trust, perceptions and experiences with meritocracy in the public and private sector and the impact of a corruption scandal on voting patterns were included in the survey and will be presented. The survey was initiated during the month of February, 2013 and was conducted in the local majority language of each country/region.

The sample size of citizens in the survey was over 85,000 Europe-wide, with the final focus of the collected data aimed at the regional level. The survey selectively sampled 400-plus citizens per region (NUTS 1 or 2) in 24 countries, and the sample size for each country varies depending on the number of regions.

To get more information, please contact: dalila.sabanic@gu.se.

 

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015 - 15-19 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Take part in shaping Europe’s sustainable energy future: This year's EU Sustainable Energy Week will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015, bringing together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers to share best practices and inspire ideas on secure, clean and efficient energy.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, for example, by:
• Competing for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards.
• Organising an event as part of the Sustainable Energy Days throughout the month of June.
• Participating in the Conference in Brussels.

The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are officially open. In its 9th edition, the awards competition is looking for outstanding and innovative projects in three categories:
Renewable energy;
Energy efficiency; and
Cities, communities and regions.


Deadline is 28 February 2015. 

IoT-Week 2015 Towards Large-Scale Internet-of-Things - 16-18 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. IoT Week 2015 is devoted to creation of ecosystems, partnerships and value chains across the domains to ensure rapid deployment of interoperable and replicable IoT solutions.

IoT Week 2015 will contribute to understanding of the future of the Internet of Things in large scale deployments considering the technological dimension but also user acceptance, security and privacy, business models, etc. As such, it will pave the way for the future European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots (LSP) envisioned for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17. 

The IoT Week 2015 takes place right after the best night of the whole year to be in Lisbon: the night of June 12th to 13th (that extends throughout the weekend)! Every year the city of Lisbon celebrates its patron saint's day, St. Anthony, and hosts a diverse programme that combines traditional and folk events, with other more recent and eclectic ones. Be there if you can!

Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) - 17-19 June 2015, Nottingham, UK

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability. This ground-breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.

The conference will review current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders will share knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities Brokerage event - 18 June 2015, Brussels

Find your next research & technology partner during the EU Sustainable Energy Week E² Tech4Cities

Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities is a highly visible brokerage event organised by Enterprise Europe Brussels, hosted by impulse.brussels and Enterprise Europe Northern Ireland at Invest Northern Ireland at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW with the support of the European Commission. 

 •Renewable energies

 •Energy-efficient Buildings and districts

 •ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities

 •Energy efficient mobility and transport

 •European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020

 •Energy management

 •Energy recovery

 •Smart grids and energy systems integration

 

The Helix Nebula Initiative: Towards a European Open Science Cloud - 22 June 2015, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

In order to explore further avenues for the establishment of an open, secure and trusted cloud computing Marketplace for European science, businesses and society, The Helix Nebula Initiative is organising an open day event entitled Towards a European Open Science Cloud in co-location with the Helix Nebula Initiative’s 6th General Assembly.

The participation of the European Commission will encourage the alignment of the Helix Nebula Initiative with the EC’s vision of a Single Digital Market and the potential role of a European Open Science Cloud.

The Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud FP7 support action built the premises of the hybrid cloud model that brought together public research organisations and e-Infrastructures with commercial cloud suppliers to create a growing ecosystem for innovation. The Helix Nebula Initiative has been pursuing this rationale in order to build a common platform offering a range of services to Europe’s research communities and to promote the exploitation of the results of publicly funded infrastructures by many market sectors.

European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 - 22-26 June 2015, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 is funded by the European Commission under the H2FC project and coordinated by the University of Ulster. The sessions at the European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 address the themes of hydrogen safety, storage and fuel cells.

The programme will include topical lectures, outcomes of H2FC transnational access, e-infrastructure for hydrogen and fuel cell research: hydrogen safety, storage and fuel cells, hands-on training session for use of the Cyber-laboratory and poster presentations on state-of-the-art research. 

A new start for Europe: Opening up to an ERA of Innovation - 22-23 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

In the presence of Commissioner Moedas, this conference will bring together some 500 participants from key research and innovation organisations to discuss EU policies on three interconnected topics: Open Science, the European Research Area and Innovation.

The conference will cover a broad range of issues including:

  • the results and outcome of the ‘Science 2.0: Science in Transition’ consultation
  • the ERA Roadmap
  • open labour market for researchers
  • building up an innovation ecosystem
  • future markets

 

To help prepare the Conference, you are invited to provide us with your views on the achievements of the Innovation Union.

To this end, we have prepared a short survey which will remain open until midnight (CEST) on 31 May 2015.

You can reply to all sections of the survey or only to the ones that are most relevant to your area of expertise.

The results will be presented and discussed at the Conference, in the session "Towards an ERA of innovation" and they will inform the overall review of the Innovation Union.

 

From Bugs to Business: Unlocking the Bioeconomy in Europe - 23 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Witness the state of play of industrial biotechnology in Europe with keynote speeches from innovative companies and European bodies. Attend the launch of the BIO-TIC roadmap committed to tackling industrial biotechnology hurdles in the EU.

Engage in discussions during dedicated panel debates to implement solutions for a blooming industrial biotechnology sector committed to realising the European bioeconomy. Explore industrial biotechnology products and tools in the conference exhibition space.

Visit the Bio Base Europe pilot plant on the following day

EU Brokerage event on advanced manufacturing and processing - 24 June 2015, Nantes, France

Get in touch with your future EU projects' partners!

The French and UK National Contact Points for NMP and Enterprise Europe Network Pays de la Loire organise a European Brokerage Event with the objectives to draw lessons from the first Horizon 2020 calls in 2014-2015 and anticipate the second round of calls for 2016-2017.

It is the opportunity for all participants to inform their peers in the European community about their project ideas and expert profiles, and to meet with representatives from SMEs, large enterprises and academics who could become future partners.

BioBased Industries JU 2015 calls for proposals - 26 June 2015, Brussels

The Info Day is organised by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking to provide full information on the 2015 Call for Proposals. The session will take place from 09:00 to 12:30 in the Charlemagne Building on June 26, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1000 Brussels.You can register until 19 June 2015 via the BBI website, under the session "Events".

In the afternoon, participants will have the possibility to do networking. For that, you can register to the BBI Partnering Platform

21st EARMA Annual Conference 2015 - 28 June - 1 July 2015, Leiden, The Netherlands

This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.

We are delighted to welcome you to EARMA 2015, which is being hosted by Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden has been a leading centre for education and research since 1575 and is celebrating its 440th birthday this year. 

Early Bird Registration open until 30 April! 

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.

Priorities for science and innovation policy: opportunities, structures and investment - 30 June 2015, London, UK

Timed to examine Government's post-election plans for UK science and innovation policy, and informed by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on Priorities for science, this seminar will bring together key stakeholders from the academic community and R&D-intensive industries with policymakers.

Guest of Honour: Dr Jack Metthey, Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

 

Indicative agenda:

Monday, 14 September 2015

  • 09:00-17:30: Presentation of the Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research
  • 17:30-19:00: 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; carbon capture & storage; unconventional hydrocarbons; EURATOM

More detailed agenda will follow.

 

Registration:

Compulsory registration for the event will open in June.

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 contributions@sustainable-places.eu 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: http://sustainable-places.eu/sp-2015/ We are looking forward to receiving your contributions! 

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.

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 - 6 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.

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.

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.

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!

Topics:

  • 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

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. 

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.