Past events

  1. 25 Feb 2015
    26 Feb 2015

    The workshop will provide insights in the developments and key driving elements of agricultural and food markets.

  2. 2 Oct 2014
    3 Oct 2014

    The conference marks the launch of the S2E project, and will explain its rationale, objectives and roadmap, as well as allowing participants to share their experiences.

  3. 20 Jun 2014

    Higher Education Institutions are important employers and service providers that are an integral, permanent part of most regional economies. Yet they can be much more influential and the Smart Specialisation agenda calls for universities and other HEIs to take on a more pro-active role in regional development. A significant amount of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are now concentrated on research and innovation activities providing a vehicle to mobilize universities.

  4. 26 Mar 2014

    The European Commission in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions organises a workshop with the aim to stimulate interaction between national/regional authorities on one side and H2020 industrial and research & innovation stakeholders on the other. The workshop will also focus on raising awareness about the role of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) as drivers for industrial competitiveness in regions.

  5. 24 Oct 2013

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is organising a Round Table on the theme "Scientific support for growth and jobs: cultural and creative industries" to be held in Brussels on 24 October 2013.

    The economic performance of the cultural and creative sectors is now widely recognised: in 2010 they accounted for 3.3% of GDP and employed 6.7 million people in the EU (3 % of total employment) . Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have also proved to be more resilient than many other sectors of the EU economy since 2008 and they have a higher growth rate.

  6. 26 Sep 2013
    27 Sep 2013

    The 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013) will focus on "Financing R&D and innovation for corporate growth in the EU: Strategies, drivers and barriers". It will take place from 26 to 27 September 2013 at the premises of the JRC’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) in Seville, Spain. The two-day programme will address the financial challenges affecting the link between innovation and growth of European companies.

  7. 26 Sep 2013

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, is organising with the cooperation of the US Mission to the EU a high-level meeting on the theme ''Building a Transatlantic Scientific Bridge on Eco-Industries'' to be held on 26 September 2013

    To respond to current multiple challenges at global and national level, in particular reconciling competitiveness and sustainability, countries need to use resources in an efficient and sustainable way thus creating new businesses and contributing to growth and jobs.

  8. 16 May 2013

    Launched in June 2011, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) aims to boost the development of the Danube Region. This macro-regional strategy relies on an integrated approach to encourage better policy development and the alignment of funding and resources through concrete actions and projects, resulting in a more efficient and better balanced implementation of the EU's overall objectives under Europe 2020.

  9. 14 Feb 2013

    The Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) is organising a workshop at IPTS premises dedicated to tools and methodologies in support of regional policy 2014-2020.