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COTER Stakeholder consultation on European Territorial Cooperation, 3. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the "European Territorial Cooperation" (the European Commission's legislative proposal COM (2018) 374 final). The rapporteur of the opinion, Ms Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis (FR/EA), will meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other relevant stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the topic of this opinion.
A Europe closer to citizens? The Urban and territorial dimension of cohesion policy post-2020, 4. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The main objective of the event is to better understand and reflect on the regulatory framework for an integrated, place-based development in the new cohesion policy proposals, with a specific attention to the urban dimension. The European Commission will introduce the relevant parts of the common provisions regulation (CPR) and the ERDF/Cohesion Fund regulation and the European Social Fund Plus regulation, followed by reflections from EUROCITIES and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR). The event will also allow the rapporteurs of the legislative files to reflect on the issues.
The workshop underlines the importance of access to data in value creation. In the workshop, access to data will be assessed on the one hand from the angle of business agreements based on a win/win approach and private public/interest concepts and on the other hand from the angle of a technical semantics interoperability (via a common ontology shared with other sectors) as a converging framework. Existing and upcoming EU data policy and legislation will be explored to define the role of regulation and its impact on access to data. The requirements for harmonious integration of the mobility solutions in the interoperable ecosystem for cities will also be discussed.
Consultation on "Erasmus: the European programme for education, training, youth and sport'', 4. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the "Erasmus: the European programme for education, training, youth and sport" COM(2018) 367 final. The rapporteur of the opinion, Ms Ulrike Hiller (DE/PES), Member of the Senate, Representative of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to the Federal Government, would be happy to meet with stakeholders for an exchange of views on this topic.
SMM - Hamburg - The leading international martime trade fair, 4. – 7. 9. 2018, Hamburg, Germany
Held every two years, SMM Hamburg is the world’s largest international shipbuilding and marine industry fair. With an exhibition space of 90,000 square meters, 2200 exhibitors and more than 50,000 delegates SMM Hamburg is a unique opportunity to see the at first hand the maritime industries priorities and latest state of the art.
Stakeholder consultation on "Road safety and automated mobility", 5. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "Road safety and automated mobility" with reference to the relevant parts of the European Commission's third mobility package.The rapporteur for the opinion, Mr József Ribányi (HU/EPP), would like to meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other relevant stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the topic of this opinion. After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders will be invited to share their experience and exchange views with the rapporteur.
Evidence and policy summer school – science, policy, demography, 5. 9. 2018, Laxenburg, Austria
In a world flooded with information making sense of and communicating knowledge, or evidence, is highly challenging. Evidence-informed policymaking needs advocates and skilled practitioners. The summer school aims to help researchers to have more impact and policymakers to use evidence for policy solutions. The workshop will focus on the tools and approaches to inform the policymaking process through evidence.
COTER Stakeholders' consultation on "Streamlining TEN-T implementation", 5. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the "Streamlining TEN-T implementation" (the European Commission's legislative proposal COM(2018)277). The rapporteur of the opinion, Mr Michiel Scheffer(NL/ALDE), would be happy to meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the topic of this opinion.
OpenUP final conference: ‘Opening Up the Research Life Cycle: Innovative Methods for Open Science’, 5. – 6. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Are you interested in how Open Science is revolutionizing the way scholarly artefacts are created, published and evaluated? Do you want to learn about state-of-the-art in innovative services for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research lifecycle? OpenUP team will showcase key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape in different interactive sessions, including a Market Place for new and innovative tools, methods and ideas. Different Motivate and Meet sessions will foster interaction and exchange in the context of Open Science.
European Regional Development and Cohesion Policy, 6. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The EESC is preparing several opinions on this package and will organise a public hearing on "Regional Development and Cohesion Policy – Cohesion Policy for the Period 2021-2027" bringing together officials, experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the way ahead for our cohesion policy, which would also serve as an input to the EU leaders' decisions expected in the coming years.

Herbstmesse, 6. – 9. 9. 2018, Wels, Austria
The Herbstmesse is one of the most significant exhibition for agriculture in Austria and is organised in the most agricultural province of the country. It is organised biannual and alternates with the Agraria fair and will take place this year from 6 till 9 September 2018. In the framework the Austrian Presidency, the Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development will have a stand at the fair.

ASSISIbf project at the Ars Electronica festival, 6. – 10. 9. 2018. Linz, Austria
Networks are ever-presen, from traffic and logistics to social networks and the "Internet of Things". Identifying the ideal way to design such networks is a difficult task, even more so as networks become more and more complex, large and connected.

IT in Education, Art, Research and Business - ITERB-2018, 6. – 10. 9. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
ITERB is an international conference which brings together academics and professionals in theory and practice of information technologies and their applications in education, business, finance, accounting, financial management.
Driving Global Impact With European Digital Innovations, 10. 9. 2018, Anderlecht, Belgium
The event will showcase disruptive digital innovations that EIT Digital brings to life in the EIT Digital market place. The EIT Digital Conference will also provide an opportunity to network with attendees from a diverse range of organisations working in the digital ecosystem, representing large corporates, SMEs, leading technical universities and research institutes, as well as policy and decision makers from the European Parliament, the European Commission and public authorities.
Autumn Mobility Forum in Burgas, 10. – 12. 9. 2018, Burgas, Bulgaria
Over the past 12 months, the European Commission has taken several policy initiatives aiming at helping the EU transport sector to become future-proof, more sustainable and innovative. With the three mobility packages, under the branding “Europe on the Move”, published between May 201 7and May 2018, the European Commission aims at allowing all Europeans citizens to benefit from safer, cleaner and smarter mobility solutions.
13th World Congress on Agriculture & Horticulture, 10. – 13. 9. 2018, Zurich, Switzerland
We are delighted to welcome you to Zurich for the prestigious “13th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture”, going to be held during September 10-12, 2018 at Zurich, Switzerland with a theme “Recent innovations and implementation of modern technologies in Agriculture”. Agri  2018 aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the current situation, challenges and innovations relating to agriculture and its relevant areas.
EIT Digital Annual Conference: Driving global impact with European digital innovations, 11. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The leading European open innovation organisation EIT Digital will host its third annual Conference showcasing EIT Digital's vision and achievements about shaping digitalization in Europe. The EIT Digital Conference will be held in Brussels, at The EGG, on 11 September, 2018. Register now!
Stakeholder consultation on "Creative Europe and A New European Agenda for Culture", 11. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "Creative Europe and A New European Agenda for Culture" with rapporteur Mr János Ádám Karácsony (HU/EPP), Member of Tahitótfalu Council. The rapporteur on the opinion would be happy to meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the subjects of this CoR Opinion.
Information Day on Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2019 calls, 11. – 12. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
On 11 and 12 September an Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2019 calls is organised by the European Commission in Brussels.The event targets potential applicants to the 2019 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials".
CIVITAS Study Visit - Bristol, 11. – 14. 9. 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
City representatives are invited to apply to join an upcoming CIVITAS study visit in Bristol (UK) that is taking place from 11 - 14 September. Site visits will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city. This includes the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, one of the UK`s largest urban regeneration projects, and MetroBus, the city's rapid public transport system. Bristol is well known for its cycling, and participants will also be able to learn about the city's extensive cycling infrastructure.
EU-Canada Civil Society Forum: Trade and Sustainable Development under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), 12. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Officials from the European Commission and from the Government of Canada will exchange views with the participants on the sustainable development aspects of the Agreement, including on the implementation of Chapter 22 (Trade and Sustainable Development), Chapter 23 (Trade and labour) and Chapter 24 (Trade and environment).CETA was signed in Brussels on 30 October 2016 and has been provisionally applied since 21 September 2017. Find here the text of the agreement as well as more information on CETA. - Stakeholders' consultation on "Cross-Border Mechanism", 12. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Horizon 2020 Energy virtual info day, 13. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The H2020 Energy virtual info day will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018. The event will cover the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls for funding in the areas of: Renewable Energy Sources, Carbon Capture and Storage, Batteries. In addition the participants will have the opportunity to learn about Horizon energy prizes, evaluation process and how to apply for funding. The event will be webstreamed.

It’s Time for Cyber Security Scaleups to Shine!, 13. 9. 2018, Milan, Italy
This is the 3rd edition of the ECSO (the European Cyber Security Organisation) event supporting European Scaleups and SMEs. At the event, they will be able to showcase their technology and to introduce themselves to industry leaders and integrators that are looking for the most promising cyber security companies.
Discover good practices for regions and cities, 13. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Interregional cooperation has proven to be an efficient tool for identifying good practices. But how useful are the practices if only the project partners know about them? The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform and our good practice database make this knowledge accessible to everyone. The database covers four topics: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment and resource efficiency. It features a continuously growing collection of good practices that are well evidenced and validated by experts.
2018-4 CEF Telecom Virtual Info Day, 13. 9. 2018,  Brussels, Belgium
At the end of June 2018, the European Commission launched a fourth call under the 2018 CEF Telecom Work Programme. The call covers four priorities: eHealth, eProcurement, Online Dispute Resolution and the European e-Justice Portal. At this Info Day, funding opportunities for these priorities will be presented. The event will take place on Thursday 13 September from 10:00 to 13:00, Brussels time.
URBAN City Festival 2018, 13. – 14. 9. Lisabon, Portugal
URBACT invites you to register to the 2018 edition of its flagship event: the City Festival, taking place on 13-14 September in Lisbon, Portugal. Places are filling up quickly and go on a first come first served basis so hurry up! Don't miss one of the main European events on the agenda of urban development.  Join hundreds of city practitioners, elected representatives and urban experts from all over Europe in Lisbon on 13-14 September.
Startup Europe for Growth: Call for proposals | Info Day & Networking Event, 14. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
A budget of EUR 10 million will be distributed among ecosystems builders and leaders who want to work with other ecosystems across Europe. We are looking for organisations aiming at connecting local tech startup ecosystems and supporting cross-border activitie. Among the 4-5 startups ecosystems connected by each project, at least half of them will be located in less developed ecosystems.
Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies - Technological status, environmental impacts, and policy developments, 17. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The panel will be composed of leading experts in the field of CCU from the side of academia, industry and policy, and will lead to discussions on topics such as current and future potential for CCU technologies in the EU, industry and research efforts, policy implications, links to EU climate objectives, energy issues, and impacts on other technologies (such as electrification, hydrogen, and renewables).
ITS World Congress, 17. – 21. 9. 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark
The ITS World Congress provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. The Congresses also showcase the latest ITS achievements from the city and region hosting the Congress and can help increase awareness of ITS in the Host region itself.
Public Sector Transformation: High Performance Computing and AI in the public sector, 18. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The event will look at how AI and high performance computing is being deployed across the public sector to provide participants an understanding of the opportunities that lie ahead in the next stage of the public sector modernisation process. Discussions will be animated via panel debates, in conversation interviews, tech-talks and keynotes.
The 4th annual public sector transformation conference 2018, 18. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers significant opportunities to transform public service delivery. Consequently, this year's conference will focus on the disruptive effect of AI on the public sector, providing a platform for debate on the opportunities and challenges that AI presents to key stakeholders. Efficiencies of AI for the public sector: AI in smart cities, AI in Healthcare and AI and justice.
Conference Adaptation of cities' response to climate change 18. – 19. 9. 2018, Warsaw, Poland
The main goal of the two-day meeting is a substantive summary and presentation of the effects of the undertaking implemented since July 2014 under the name: "Preparation of adaptation strategies for metropolitan city climate change using a climate map and social participation", in short "ADAPTCITY".
Advanced Biofuels Conference, 18. – 20. 9. 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
There is plenty to see, hear and discuss. The Nordics are a hotbed of activity when it comes to advancing and implementing biofuels. Both Sweden and Finland reached in 2015 more than two times the target of European Union (EU) 2020 renewable energy in transportation. HVO is a leading advanced biofuel in terms of commercial production capacity with Nordic companies behind the lion’s share of global production.
EAZA Annual Conference 2018, 18. – 20. 9. 2018, Athens, Greece
The Attica Zoological Park is the only zoo in Greece - privately owned, it opened to the public in 2000, initially as a bird park. Today, it covers 20 hectares and has become a fully fledged zoo, with more than 290 species. Only 30 minutes from the city centre, it is considered to be amongst the top attractions of the city, serving all purposes of a modern zoo. Future plans include the opening of a museum on the evolution of species, as well as a large aquarium of international standards, creating for the first time a unique thematic destination for the country, and the Balkans.

Conference on Renewable energy developments and the EU Nature Legislation, 19. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
CoR in partnership with the European Commission (EC), under the Joint Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment, is organising a conference to promote better and more effective implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives (Nature Directives) in relation to the developments of the renewable energy sector.
Delivering for future II: Workshop on developments in the postal sector, 19. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium At this workshop, the final results of the 'Main Developments Study 2013-2016' and the interim results of the study on the 'Development of Cross-border e-commerce through Efficient Parcel Delivery' will be presented.
ERGP stakeholder forum: When digital meets postal - Evolution or revolution?, 20. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This first forum also aims to consider the way regulators should consider interactions between postal sector transformation and competition. A further element will be sustainable universal postal service provision, including safeguards to protect end users.
Renewing the EU electricity grid: the Best Paths towards energy transition, 20. 9. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
In 2016, renewable energies accounted for 17% of energy consumption in Europe and this share is expected to reach at least 27% by 2030. How can we ensure that energy coming from remote areas and intermittent sources reaches European consumers with minimal losses? On behalf of the Best Paths consortium, it is our pleasure to invite you to the Conference “Renewing the EU electricity grid: the Best Paths towards energy transition”, organised by Greenovate! Europe on 20 September 2018 at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels.