Seminars, workshops, conferences and other events offer stakeholders in the Science in Society (SIS) area the means to exchange information, collaborate on ideas, and engage in future activities. These forums may be hosted by projects funded under the SIS Work Programme, Directorate B, other Directorates within the Directorate-General for Research or by various stakeholders within the SIS field.
- SAPGERIC - Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations
High level conference under the auspices of the Lithanian Presidency of the EU Council,
Vilnius, November 21-22, 2013.
The conference aims to enable and enhance the dialogue and knowledge sharing between all stakeholders taking part in the implementation of the 2020 Strategy assuring gender equality in research; policy makers, executives from research funding agencies, academia, research institutions and scientific society in general.
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- Science in dialogue – Towards a European Model for Responsible Research and Innovation – 23-25 April 2012, Odense, Denmark
The Danish Presidency of the European Council invites research institutions, representatives from businesses and NGO’s, policymakers and civil servants to come together at the conference ‘Science in Dialogue’ to discuss the relationship between research, innovation and the wider society. ‘Science in Dialogue’ will focus on how a strengthened relationship between science, innovation and society may be realized in the future. The conference will present high-level speakers and draw upon the participants’ ideas, opinions and suggestions in an interactive conference format.
- Launch of the expert group report "Ethical and Regulatory Challenges to Science and Research Policy at the Global level" during the "Science in Dialogue" conference held on 23-25 April 2012
- The Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering Project launches November 1, 2011
The Gendered Innovations project was initiated at Stanford University July 2009. In January 2011 the European Commission set up an expert group on “Innovation through Gender” for a duration of two years with the aim of developing the gender dimension in EU research and innovation. In addition to drawing experts from across the U.S., this project now involves experts from across Europe.
- European Gender Summit – Quality Research and Innovation through Equality, 8-9 November 2011, Brussels,Belgium
The European Gender Summit is held under the auspices of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and supported by the European Commission through the FP7 Science in Society programme.
The European Gender Summit invites stakeholders from all sectors and disciplines active in the European innovation system to participate in the dialogue on the latest research, projects and initiatives on gender and innovation. Participants will hear about new trends, best practice and policy in the field.
- MIConference, 12-13 May 2011, Venice, Italy
My Ideal City (MIC) is an EU-funded project (7th Framework Programme) exploring the use of shared virtual environments as part of a public discussion on the issues involved in building the city of the future. The project involves four science museums – Trento, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Jerusalem – and the IUAV University of Venice, with its Me.La. Multimedial Laboratory, which was responsible for the artistic coordination and implementation of part of the virtual environments. The initiative involves themes and skills related to social research, architectural and urban design, public administration and multimedial technology in an interactive exploration of the four cities, now accessible on web and through exhibitions in the four museums of the consortium.
- Scientix European Conference, 06-08 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium
The Scientix European Conference is a unique opportunity to learn more about different science education projects in Europe, get to know the people behind the projects, and share your expertise, knowledge and best practices with colleagues from across Europe. Also, it gives a thorough view of the potential and possibilities of the Scientix portal and community.
- International Year of Chemistry 2011 - Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time, 18 January 2011, Brussels, Belgium
2011 has been designated by UNESCO as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). The goals of IYC2011 are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry and to underline the critical role it plays in a sustainable future. The year 2011 will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to science.