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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 2012 edition of the Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the largest science events worldwide, will take place from 16 to 20 February 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. This year’s theme “Flattening the World: Building the Global Knowledge Society” will focus on the interconnected challenges related to global water supply, food security and sustainable energy.
The Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia is hosting the 4th Bridging the Gap Conference: Responding to Environmental Change – from Words to Deeds, which will take place in Slovenia in Portoro~ from 14 – 16 May, 2008.
This conference, organised by theaimed to provide reliable evidence based on patent data analysis to support European innovation policies for a Digital Single Market. Industry representatives, digital innovation analysts and policy makers discussed the latest thinking on the following issues in the relationship between digital technologies and patents:
The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL), of the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), is organising the final expert meeting on the OECD/CRELL Study on "Indicators on the Educational Provision for Students with Disabilities, learning Difficulties and Disadvantages (SENDDD)". This meeting will take place on 27-29 April 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia, at the invitation of the National Centre for External Evaluation of Education and the Education and Teacher Training Agency (ETTA). School visits are scheduled on April 29th, 2009.
The joint study, which involves CRELL, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, aims to increase the quality and quantity of the data in this field and to expand the current work on statistics and indicators by including the EU member and accession economies which are not covered by the OECD study (i.e. Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia and Macedonia as well as Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and Moldova).
In cooperation with the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), the Centre of Educational Research for Lifelong Learning (CRELL) at the JRC is carrying out an expert workshop on measuring ICT performance and effectiveness in education. The workshop intends to look into the various dimensions of ICT use and to discuss possibilities to measure the effects of use of electronic media in education. More specifically, it aims at constructing a framework to look at the relevant domains and interdependence between components related to the ICT in educational processes from a holistic perspective at a macro (government), meso (institution) and micro (individual) level.
On 28 January 2015, the Joint Research Centre in close cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) is organising a Round Table on the theme of "Digital Privacy: Citizen Rights in the Light of New Technologies, Commercial needs".
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The conference will bring together a selected group of around a hundred guests, among them invited experts from the industry, analysts and EC policy makers. It will offer the opportunity to debate and identify the main trends that transform the ICT industry, R&D and markets, and to discuss the conditions for future developments in Europe.
The eHealth Ministerial Conference 2010 is jointly organised by the Spanish presidency of the European Union and the European Commission, with the cooperation of the Government of Catalonia and the TicSalut Foundation.
The three-day European Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference, held this year in the Reed Messe Congress Centre in Vienna, closes today, 2 December. The conference is Europe's biggest event for e-Inclusion, which means using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to combat social exclusion. It is jointly organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Government, in cooperation with the current French Presidency of the European Union.