26 Mar 2013
Brussels (BE)

JRC Conference on "Scientific Support to EU Growth and Jobs: Efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment"

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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre is launching an initiative on scientific support to growth and jobs, starting with a conference dedicated to “Scientific support to EU growth and jobs: Efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment”.

Europe faces unprecedented challenges, and the need to return to economic growth and job creation is critical to recovery from the current crisis. European efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment are three key sectors that present a real opportunity to boost Europe's competitiveness and contribute to economic development while promoting long-term sustainability at the same time. They have the potential to trigger investment and innovation, leading to economic growth and jobs. However, on the way to shifting to a more efficient approach, there is still a need for additional scientific support from the public as well as the private sector.

The main aim of this event is to identify where scientific support is needed.

Agenda and presentations

Download the Agenda in PDF file [31 KB] (Latest version: 26/03/2013)

09:00 - 10:00   Opening session

  • Introductory remarks by Dominique Ristori, Director-General, Joint Research Centre
  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
  • Hannes Swoboda, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • William E. Kennard, United States' Ambassador to the European Union
  • Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
    Energy markets & economic competitiveness file [908 KB]

10:30 - 12:30   SESSION I - SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT TO EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

Moderator: Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Sustainable Growth and EU 2020, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, European Commission

Keynote speakers:

Discussion between the participants

12:30 – 12:45   Green Light Awards

14:00 – 16:00   SESSION II – SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT TO EFFICIENT CARS

Moderator: Malcolm Harbour, Chairman of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, European Parliament

Keynote speakers:

Discussion between the participants

16:15 – 17:45   SESSION III – SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT TO EFFICIENT LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Moderator: Paul Rübig, Member of the European Parliament

Keynote speakers:

Discussion between the participants

17:45   CONCLUSIONS