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GEMM Final Policy Conference

26 October 2018, Paris, France

The GEMM project (Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets) is having its final policy conference in Paris on the 26th of October, CENTRE DE CONFERENCES EDOUARD VII - PARIS OPERA, 23 square Edouard VII, 75009 Paris, Sydney room.

The project delivers an assessment of labour market inequalities of migrants and minorities in Europe. We especially focus on highly skilled migrants to Europe, who do not always find jobs in which their skills are used most effectively. By understanding the drivers of these inequalities and determining how institutional factors account for differences between countries, we provide recommendations of great practical and policy relevance. We achieve our goals through using different research methods - experiments, in-depth interviews and statistical analyses of existing data - and through considering different determinants - individual, contextual and institutional. We are thus able to compare integration processes and outcomes over different countries in Europe, and highlight the factors that help to successfully integrate migrants and minorities in the host country labour market - to the benefit of both minorities and the majority population.

The policy event will concentrate on the body of policy-relevant work produced during the course of the project. For more information and project registration, please, contact Marco Mangiantini (GEMM project administrator): mm18758@essex.ac.uk.

 

 

 

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Social investment in affordable and quality long-term care. Theory, challenges and applications

30 October 2018, Brussels

The conference on “Social investment in affordable and quality long-term care. Theory, challenges and applications” will take place on the 30th of October 2018, from 14:00 to 17:00, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

The SPRINT consortium is inviting policy makers, researchers, care providers and other key stakeholders, to discuss the challenges associated with the application of the concept of social investment to the provision and resourcing of long-term care.

This is an opportunity to hear and share new ideas and to network with others interested in this issue.

 

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International Brokerage Event - Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies

8 November 2018, Warsaw, Poland

This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the 2019 calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies of Horizon 2020. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of the 2019 Societal Challenge 6 call for proposals. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.

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VicInAqua webinar - Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities (free)

19 October 2018

Our EU-African project VicInAqua (EC H2020 funding, GA No. 689427) is organising a webinar on 19th October 2018 (10.30-12.00am CET, free but registration required).

Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities – find out how you can exploit business and innovation opportunities created by water and energy challenges!

Learn more about the technologies in the VicInAqua project (MBR membrane bioreactor, monitoring and control systems, hatchery-RAS recirculating aquaculture system, renewable energy supply systems) and its integrative project approach.

 

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Energy Poverty and Social Isolation

16 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Energy poverty is defined as the inability of households to access adequate energy services, including: home heating/cooling, electrical appliances and mobility. Since the global financial crash and the ‘cost of living crisis’ that has accompanied austerity, energy poverty is a pressing concern for many households across Europe.

The launch of the EU’s Energy Poverty Observatory in 2018 shows the high political priority that is being given to this issue. Drawing on qualitative evidence from multiple disciplines, this event will examine the role that people’s social networks play in their ability to cope with a lack of access to energy services and its impacts on their health.

Initial findings from a recent collaboration across the White Rose Universities will be shared and experts in the field will facilitate policy-relevant discussions of how frontline efforts to address energy poverty can be supported.

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STEMM Equality Congress

11-12 October 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.

Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions.

In 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes. Attended by over 350 leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs from across the globe, the 2018 congress offers a perfect opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion in STEMM.

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