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Upcoming events

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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Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research

28-29 November 2018, Vienna, Austria

Official Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference

Background and goals 

The purpose of the conference is to bring valuation (i.e. the provision of added value through SSH) and impact contributions of SSH research to transformative, mission- and challenges-oriented national and European research and innovation agendas to the forefront, to openly reflect and structurally discuss the topic in order to make it visible, debatable, verifiable and usable!

Target audience

The conference aims to engage around 350 participants from all over Europe and international partner countries. It targets policy-makers from the field of science and research, public research funding agencies, researchers from SSH and arts-based research as well as researchers from other disciplinary background, representatives from business and the social economy, media representatives and civil society organisations.

More information is available here.


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Renewing the EU project: young EU citizens on the stage - CATCH-EyoU final conference

6 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Bridge the gap between young Europeans and EU Institutions, improve dialogue to enhance young people trust and active engagement in the EU issues, ensure equal participation opportunities and youth’s request meeting: these are major challenges for today and future’s European Union.

During the conference, the following topics that will be discussed:

·     Young Europeans and the EU: lessons learnt approaching the 2019 European Elections

·     Young Europeans and Participation: experiences learnt in co-constructing democracy across generations

·     Closing the Gap between Young People and (EU) Institutions: findings and recommendations for policy makers

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Interdisciplinarity and the future of multilingualism research

28-29 August 2018, Berlin, Germany

The final MIME conference on INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND THE FUTURE OF MULTILINGUALISM RESEARCH proposes to discuss the challenges of interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange in research on multilingualism and language policy and planning, with an emphasis on epistemological and methodological issues.

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EuroScience Open Forum

9-14 July 2018, Toulouse, France

ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public. The 8th edition of ESOF will take place in Toulouse, France, from 9 till 14 July 2018.

The European Commission is participating in ESOF 2018. If you are planning to attend the event, please visit the EU booth at the exhibition area, you will find out about funding opportunities under ‘Horizon 2020’ and what comes next.

On 9 July, you will get a chance to learn more about Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation topics at the satellite event: "Making our ambition a reality under Horizon Europe" organised by the European Commission.
This half-day event is free and open to EU project coordinators, future applicants and other ESOF delegates.

Registration: with: name, organisation and capacity ("ESOF delegate", "H2020 project" or other).

Location: Conseil départemental, Pavillon de la République, 1 Boulevard de la Marquette,  Toulouse, France 

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