EU Calender

JULY 2018

European Union Falls Festival, 2. – 3. 7. 2018, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
'New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions' is the theme of the 2018 European Falls Festival. The event brings together leading academics, researchers, health and care professionals, industry representatives and other key stakeholders to celebrate best practices in research and innovation in falls prevention of older people.
"Can Cities Be Sustainable? Novel Tools to Explore Urban Metabolism", 2. – 6. 7. 2018, University of Geneva, Switzerland
The University of Geneva (Uni Carl Vogt) is hosting the 2018 edition of the LIPHE4 Summer School on: "Can Cities Be Sustainable? Novel Tools to Explore Urban Metabolism". Based on results from the Horizon2020 project EUFORIE the aim of the 2018 summer school is to familiarise participants with the theory and applications of Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Society and Ecosystem Metabolism. The five-day summer school consists in seminars and lectures alternated with hands-on working groups focused on selected cities, among which Geneva and Barcelona. The course is entirely taught in English.
Summer Course on European Antitrust Law, 2. – 6. 7. 2018, Trier, Germany
This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the basics of EU antitrust law and a comprehensive update on the latest developments in each field. Key topics are: Key concepts of competition policy and economics; Methods for defining the relevant market; Practical illustration of the rules applicable to vertical and horizontal agreements; Cartels, information exchange, tacit collusion and oligopoly issues; The abuse of a dominant market position; and many more.
MoveS seminar: Posting of workers and the principle of equal treatment in Regulation 1612/68, 3. 7. 2018, Warsaw, Poland
The seminar is being organised by MoveS in collaboration with its Polish national expert, Gertruda Uścińska. MoveS is an EC-funded network of independent experts from 32 European countries coordinated by Eftheia and Deloitte. The aim of the seminar is twofold. First, the seminar will focus on posting of workers in the context of freedom of movement and coordination provisions (different problems: national case-law, administrative co-operation, procedures, etc.). Second, the seminar will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Regulation 1612/68 (now Reg. 492/2011) and, in particular, to raise awareness among social partners, lawyers, judges, NGO’s and other parties (scholars, experts) on the equal treatment principle and on the growing importance of the notions of ‘obstacle’, ‘social advantage’ and ‘indirect discrimination’.
European Commission conference: "Creating value together. Towards joint business opportunities with social economy and traditional enterprises", 3. – 4. 7. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This conference is organised on behalf of the European Commission by a Technopolis Group lead consortium in the context of the study “Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises”, commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission. Social economy enterprises and traditional, for-profit enterprises collaborate in many ways. Together, they can co-create value for both partners and become a real source of jobs and social impact in Europe. Yet, the potential of value creation through collaboration between these two types of enterprises is not fully exploited. The conference aims to bring together representatives of social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises, policy makers, stakeholders and representatives of networks and umbrella organisations in order to provide an opportunity to exchange experience and open new avenues for collaboration.
Debate on the Future of Europe with National Associations, 4. 7. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
A debate on The Future of Europe at the European Committee of the Regions with national associations of local and regional authorities. The European Committee of the Regions, in cooperation with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, is inviting high-level political representatives of EU national associations of local and regional authorities to Brussels to discuss the Future of Europe – from local and regional perspective.
130th CoR plenary session, 4. and 5. 7. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
On the first day, representatives of national associations of local and regional authorities will debate with CoR members about the Future of Europe. Mr Gernot Blümel, Federal Minister within the Federal Chancellery for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media will discuss the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On the second day, Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Mr Ashok Alexander Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, and Mr Tomasz Chruszczow, High-Level Climate Champion of the Polish Ministry of the Environment, will discuss with members on climate change.
Investment Readiness of Innovation Projects in South East Europe, 4. – 5. 7. 2018, Zagreb, Croatia
The workshop is organised by the European Commission (DG JRC) in collaboration with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of Zagreb University, the Centre for Technology Transfer Ltd. and the Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO). The event will explore the support mechanisms required for innovations to grow and scale up in South Eastern Europe and develop bankable projects.
Register for WIRE 2018: The Power of Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research, 4. – 6. 7. 2018, Innsbruck, Austria
The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) conferences are among the main European policy fora for innovation and regional development. The 9th edition will look into three smart choices for regional ecosystems of innovation: Science & Research, Entrepreneurship and Connectivity. It will showcase concrete examples of well-functioning R&I ecosystem and will inspire new practices to stimulate it. WIRE is financed under the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation part of Horizon 2020-work programme and brings together regional, national and European innovation experts and stakeholders, including public organisations, policymakers, research communities and enterprises.
Summer School MULTI2HYCAT, 5. – 6. 7. 2018, Valencia, Spain
The objective of MULTI2HYCAT Summer School is to contribute to the implementation of the EU policies and Directives on competitiveness and sustainability (e.g. Climate Action, Energy Strategy, Green Growth, etc.), through the validation of novel concepts in hybrid materials design for heterogeneous catalysis. This includes the preparation and validation of innovative hierarchical porous organic-inorganic materials with several active sites (organocatalysts) perfectly located in specific structural positions in their framework, which will be used as single-solid reusable hybrid active catalyst to carry out multi-step catalytic processes with high conversions and selectivities towards the desired final products.
7th International Bioeconomy Conference, 6. – 7. 7. 2018, Halle an der Saale, Germany
The ScienceCampus Halle and the BioEconomy Cluster Central Germany cordially invite you to the 7th International Bioeconomy Conference. The motto of the conference will be “Bio meets Economy – Science meets Industry”. The event, which was first held in 2012, is one of the most important dates of the bioeconomy in Germany. Here internationally renowned representatives from science and industry meet to intensively and productively exchange ideas on the latest research findings, innovations and market developments.
Lunchtime briefing - EFSI 2.0 – New Opportunities for Cities & Regions, 9. 7. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is the cornerstone of the Investment Plan for Europe, and the best-known part of the "Juncker Plan". A joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, it aims to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU by supporting strategically important projects throughout the EU and mobilising private investment At the end of 2017, and following a proposal by the Commission, the Parliament and Council agreed to extend its duration and the amount of funding in what is known as "EFSI 2.0". In addition, this renewed EFSI brought other changes aiming, for instance, to increase transparency, to put a stronger focus on small-scale projects, or to provide more technical advice and support at local level.
Workshop on Bio-Inspired Magnetic Systems, 9. – 11. 7. 2018, Exeter, United Kingdom
The FET-Open project ABIOMATER organizes a Bio-inspired Magnetic Systems workshop from as an event for exchanging the knowledge of experts in the field of magnetic microscale systems. From micro-robots and self-propelled swimmers to microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technology, the workshop will cover a range of topics which are of great interest in both fundamental and applied Physics. 
EuroScience Open Forum, 9. – 14. 7. 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. 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.
The EU’s vision for a modern, clean economy - Stakeholder event 10. – 11. 7. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
In March 2018, EU leaders asked the European Commission to present, within 12 months, “a proposal for a Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement”. This followed a similar request form the European Parliament. In preparation for this proposal, the Commission will carry out a public consultation in the summer of 2018, seeking input from citizens and stakeholders on the EU’s long-term strategy. In this context, the Commission is organizing a 2-day stakeholder event in Brussels on 10-11 July for up to 1000 participants, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from business, research and civil society. Hosted by Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, the event will offer an opportunity for discussions that will then feed in to the Commission’s deliberations for the strategy.
2018 Farnborough Airshow 16. – 22. 7. 2018, Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom
With more than 1 500 exhibitors from 52 countries, over 70 000 m2 of exhibit space and about 1 500 accredited media from across the globe including broadcast, print and online, FIA2018 is more than just an air show. After the successful experience of Le Bourget 2017 and FIA Berlin 2018, the European Commission and the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking will have a joint stand to present to visitors an exhaustive overview of the opportunities offered to the aviation sector by the European Union.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) International Summer School 2018, 16. – 27. 7. 2018, Loipersdorf, Austria
The International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) 2018 is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The ten-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, including theory of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), threats to satnav systems, patents and intellectual property, creation of satnav-based businesses. The main emphasis of the course will be the development of a group business project, building on an innovative idea to take in the planning of the product or service, its technical realisation and finally its marketing to customers.