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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The first objective of the Workshop is to discuss the state-of-the-art knowledge and on-going research and to identify the re-search needs concerning structural materials for future energy systems that are exposed to extreme operational conditions. Special emphasis will be on how to use R&D for engineering applications.
The second objective is to explore future collaboration opportunities between EU member states and target countries* both in terms of specific R&D projects, as well as in terms of collaboration mechanisms.
This Workshop will bring together scientists, engineers and managers from academia and industry representing different energy technologies to promote such integration as well as representatives from the European Commission and national government organizations.
*Target countries are:
EU candidate and potential candidate countries (Albania, Turkey, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina),
H2020 Associate countries (Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Iceland, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Tunisia)
The workshop will be a 2.5 day event based on the oral presentations from the invited international lecturers, as well as presentations by participants and a poster session.
The first session will be an overview of national and international research projects and programmes including EU networks and national initiatives in the target countries covering different future energy system where structural components and materials are exposed to harsh conditions.
There will be five topical technical sessions with keynote lectures and oral presentations addressing: high temperature degradation; irradiation damage; and environmental degradation; structural materials development for energy applications; plant life management. The Poster Session will cover all topics.
The oral presentations are expected to provide an overview of topics related to the different sessions whereas the Poster session is more dedicated to detailed and specific research results and topics.
A networking Session, with the objective to identify topics and mechanisms for collaboration between target country organizations and EU Member State organizations, will conclude the Workshop.
A number of grants to cover travel and accommodation are available for participants from the E&IA target countries (citizen or place of work). In addition to the invited experts and the participants from the target countries, the workshop is open to the international community who are willing to attend or present their work. A target group of the workshop is students and young scientists from both academia and industry.
There is no registration fee for the workshop. The refreshments at the coffee breaks, the lunches and the workshop dinner will be free of charge for all participants.
The travel costs of attendees with grant (economy flight + accommodation) from the target countries will be reimbursed after the workshop. European Commission reserves the right to decide on the grants on a case by case basis depending on the available budget. The Workshop is now open for registration, Abstracts and Grant applications. Abstracts could be for oral presentation on system challenges or for the technical sessions. The deadline for Abstracts and Grant Applications is March 15.