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EURINT 2018 conference | Reflecting on Europe’s (dis)order: scenarios for the EU’s future

18-19 May 2018, Iasi, Romania

The Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi organizes the seventh EURINT edition, May 18-19, 2018. The event is part of the EURINT conference series which was successfully launched in 2013 in the frame of the Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme.

Since 2013, the EURINT conference series has established itself as a visible academic event in the field of European Studies and in this regard we aim at developing it into a traditional conference series.

During the last year, the European Union has faced unprecedented challenges (Brexit, the rise of populism, the devaluation of EU-USA relations) which have represented both a test and an alarm sign for future threats.

These challenges have shifted the ordinary political and economic paradigms and have created a new state of affairs for the EU, as well as for its partners. Therefore, new policies are required to help address the urgent economic, political and social challenges.

Current strategies are being questioned while new perspectives of the European and global economy are emerging

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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, media and the general public.

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, this biennial European forum brings together over 4 000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists from all over the world to discuss breakthroughs in science.

More than 40% of the participants are students and young researchers. The 8th edition of ESOF will take place in Toulouse, France, from 9 till 14 July 2018.

  • Taking part in ESOF is a unique opportunity to:
  • Further knowledge on the challenges and breakthroughs in research, innovation and their relation to society;
  • Create links, exchange and debate with leaders of the scientific community worldwide in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Communicate the latest news on scientific research and innovation to an international audience;
  • Develop a network in view of building a research career.

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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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Events earlier this year

SAVE THE DATE ! Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage

20 March 2018, Brussels

The conference – organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – will showcase the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of cultural heritage that European policies and funds have supported. The conference sessions will highlight policy, social, technological, methodological innovations and new, promising alliances around cultural heritage. The high-level speakers of the conference will discuss policy developments, success stories and future challenges.

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EXCEPT Final Conference “Vulnerable Youth – Insights, Policy and Future Perspectives”

14 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The EXCEPT project final conference aims to advance the dialogue between policy makers, civil society and researchers to discuss new interventions for reducing exclusion in Europe.

Exploring the youth stories and policy analysis, this conference will involve policy and research experts from European and international institutions, who are at the forefront of policy analysis, innovation and implementation.

The following issues will be discussed at the conference:

  • The manifold experiences of vulnerable youth: insights into the real life situations young people at the margins of labour market face.
  • Policy perspectives: What can we do?
  • Future perspectives: How can we avoid future old age poverty of today's youth?

The conference is hosted by Tallinn University in Estonia, SOGOLAS IISS and Horizon 2020 project “Social Exclusion of Youth In Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer” in cooperation with the Estonian Research Council and Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD in Brussels

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