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MARCH 2018

Conference on sourcing while respecting biodiversity, 1. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The event will introduce a new web tool that provides recommendations on biodiversity-conscious sourcing of agricultural products, and recommendations issued by the LIFEBioStandards project for retailers in the food sector on how to adopt biodiversity criteria in their standards and labels.
Towards a European approach on Industrial Infrastructures for Research and Innovation, 1. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The following specific issues will be addressed: Industry needs from Industrial Research and Innovation infrastructures will be discussed from the different types of potential users; General overview about already existing initiatives and visibility: Industry requirements for developing the use of such industry infrastructures for open up and support full accessibility.
Towards an EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework for Products and Services, 1. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
ENISA and the European Commission are organising a conference on the preparations of the EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework for products and services. The conference is organised as a follow-up on the European Commission's proposal for a European cybersecurity certification framework for products and services under the Cybersecurity Act Proposal.
Large scale research initiatives: impact assessment workshop, 1. 3. 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
The FET Flagships are long-term and large-scale research initiatives launched to tackle major science and technology challenges expected to result in 'game changing' impacts that benefit economy and society and pave the way to the technological and industrial leadership of the EU. At this workshop, participants will hear the views from the European Commission, the Graphene Flagship, the Human Brain Project, the TAIPI project and the ITER project and discuss on the impact assessment of such large scale research initiatives.
International Financial Integration in a Changing Policy Context – the End of an Era, 1. – 2. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
DG ECFIN of the European Commission is organizing a conference on the theme ‘International Financial Integration in a Changing Policy Context – the End of an Era?’ in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Journal of International Money and Finance, Tilburg University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Southern California and Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Space4Ghent: Satellite data improving life in cities, 6. 3. 2018, Ghent, Belgium
The event will present experiences of use of Earth Observation data in cities and will generate debate among experts, citizens and local administrations on the opportunities and challenges related to the use of satellite-based services to enhance quality of life in cities.
3rd Meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform, 6. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The Civil Society Platform complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, and it allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare their recommendations to the relevant authorities both in the Republic of Moldova as well as in the European Union.
EUROCITIES information webinar on the proposal for a revised Drinking Water Directive, 6. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Tobias Biermann, policy officer for water industry at the European Commission (DG ENVI), will explain the main features of this new proposal and the reasons behind them, with an emphasis on new obligations regarding information to consumers, which will impact municipal water companies.
State of the Energy Union 2017 - Social Fairness and Civil Society Participation in Europe's Energy Transition, 7. 3. 2017, Brussels, Belgium
This event is part of the EESC's initiative of the "European Energy Dialogue" that aims at fostering an open debate on Europe's Energy Union of cross-cutting topics among stakeholders, policy-makers, and citizens from across Europe.
European Migration Forum – 4th meeting, 6. – 7. 3. 2017, Brussels, Belgium
The European Migration Forum is the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the fourth time in March 2018.
Delivering for the future: workshop on developments in the postal sector, 7. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Attendees will also be able to exchange views on the most important developments in the letter and parcel markets, the evolving needs of users, the sustainability of the universal service obligation, and the social and environmental impact of the changes in the sector.
Synergies between Joint Undertakings and ESIF for research and innovation strategies (RIS3), 7. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
DG JRC is organising a workshop with the European Committee of Regions, three Joint Undertakings (JUs) Cleansky JU, FCH JU and BBI JU- and with a number of regional and national ESIF managing authorities to promote collaboration in support of RIS3 implementation.
The European Defence Fund: The EU investing in our security, 7. 3. 2018, Riga, Latvia
The event in Riga will welcome all defence stakeholders from Latvia and beyond: companies, universities, the cluster of security and defence in Latvia, local journalists, and local and regional authorities. A first session will inform stakeholders on EU security and defence issues, and on the EU added value of the EDF. A second session will focus on EU business opportunities for companies in the defence and dual-use sectors.
EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, 7. – 8. 3. 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands
The focus of the Forum meeting will be on the role of cities in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 at local level. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss how cities can work together with the European Commission towards the implementation of SDGs in the EU in view of achieving inclusive and sustainable development in Europe.
COST Connect - Quantum: Where will the next jump go, 8. 3. 2018, Warsaw, Poland
The COST Connect Event “Quantum: Where will the next jump go?" will be a highly interactive event that will bring together stakeholders working within the Quantum Science field. The event will provide best support to priorities identified by the different participant.
2018-1 CEF Telecom call Virtual Info Day, 8. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The 2018-1 CEF Telecom calls virtual Info Day will cover three priorities of the 2018 CEF Telecom Calls. It will also offer the opportunity to ask questions to Commission and Agency staff members pertaining to the calls.
City deliveries using micro-hubs and innovative freight bikes, 8. 3. 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
During the presentations, you will hear the details of the concept, future plans, and the experiences in the CityLab project. A site visit in the afternoon offers the chance to see a micro-depot and freight bikes in operation.
EU Gas Market Policy between Market Integration and External Energy Policy – Amending the Gas Market Directive, 8. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The objective of the hearing is to gather relevant views of experts and stakeholders that will help the EESC shape a comprehensive view of civil society on the Commission's proposal.
Access and quality of public services: A debate on improving quality of life, 8. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The event will provide the opportunity to reflect and debate the differences and disparities revealed in the survey, as well as the policy challenges linked to implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The 9th Annual European E-Commerce Conference, 8. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This conference will look at what the current ecommerce landscape looks like in Europe, how it is expected to develop, and what key opportunities are emerging for all players of the sectors – including SMEs – to address the existing challenges.
Changing the rules of international trade, a necessary condition for facing the challenges of agriculture, food and planet, 8. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This conference has a double objective to launch a political momentum for debating how the present international trade rules affect the CAP, worldwide farmers, agricultural trade, food and planet and why it is necessary to change these rules; to debate on proposals to change the agricultural international trade rules into fair, sustainable, and solidarity based rules.
Second international awareness session for international regulators, academia and NGOs, 8. – 9. 3. 2018, London
This two-day awareness session for international regulators and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will give an insight into how the European medicines regulatory network works, the role of European Medicines Agency (EMA), scientific aspects of EMA's work and its interaction with scientific experts.
DG ECFIN – 12th Meeting of the Network of Public Finance Economists in Public Administration - Topic: Economy, Finance and the Euro, 12. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The main aim of the network is to facilitate an exchange of views amongst practitioners on policy relevant issues and thereby deepen the analysis in the area of public finances. The network works through holding annual meetings organised by DG ECFIN, where participants present their work and their views not constrained by official positions. 
Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event, 12. – 13. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals H2020-CIP 2018, H2020-SEC 2018 and H2020-DS-2018, published on 27 October 2017 under the societal challenge Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
LIFE platform meeting on climate change adaptation in agriculture and forestry in the Mediterranean Region, 13. – 14. 3. Madrid, Spain
This LIFE platform meeting will address climate change adaptation in agriculture and forestry around the Mediterranean regions of the EU. Representatives from LIFE projects, national governments, EU institutions, local authorities, expert bodies, civil society and the private sector will discuss measures for strengthening climate change resilience.
FLOW & TRACE final conference: Decongesting Europe: New approaches to freeing our cities, 13. – 14. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The CIVITAS FLOW and TRACE projects are joining forces for their final conference and invite you to join them from 13 - 14 March 2018 in Brussels! The interactive event will include a TRACE "tracking tour", training sessions, presentations, breakout sessions, debate, a world café, and awards.
InOut 2018 Conference 'Devising and testing digital mobility', 14. – 18. 3. 2018, Rennes, France
The conference on Digital mobility will combine the 'In[door]' dimension with indoor sessions for experts, professionals of mobility and key institutions, as well as the 'Out[door]' dimension for users to test out new mobility services.
UAS4EUROPE High-level Evening Reception, 15. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Join a high-level panel discussion in order to shine a light on the reasons behind the current situation as well as to discuss possible new approaches. The evening reception addresses decision makers and researchers at UAS as well as stakeholders from universities, industry, politics, and public authorities.
INSMART Final Conference, 15. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
At the INSMART final conference, project researchers will be describing the INSMART methodology and explaining how it will be beneficial to other cities. They will be examining the results for each of its four project cities and sharing what they have learnt about how this methodology can be applied and integrated to the planning process at city level.
Baltic Sea Region SUMP workshop in Tampere, 15. 3. 2018, Tampere, Finland
The workshop facilitates discussion and exchange of experiences on different challenges and solutions within the field of sustainable urban mobility planning. It is targeted to experts and planners in local administrations and organization working with mobility issues in the Baltic Sea Region area. ONLY participants from this area can participate. The countries that are eligible are: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany.
ENVE Commission Study Visit on "The role of the local government in development of a circular economy", 15. 3. 2018, Łódź, Poland
This event aims at presenting various aspects of circular economy implemented in the Łódzkie Region by scientists and entrepreneurs, with the participation of representatives of non-governmental organizations and administrative support.
Successful R&I in Europe 2018 - 9th European Networking Event, 15. – 16. 3. 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany
For the ninth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European Research & Innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.
European Conference: The European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross border mobility, 15. – 16. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The event will shine a light on the achievements of a decade of cooperation on the EQF. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities of the future. The first day will examine the main impacts and achievements of the EQF through thematic workshops. The second day will open a policy debate on the role of the EQF in changing labour markets and education and training systems.
7th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, 16. – 18. 3. 2018, Funchel, Madeira (Portugal)
The purpose of the 7th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.
Financing the integrated development of rural areas, 19. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Conference on Financing the integrated development of rural areas. A goal that lies at the heart of the need for social, economic and territorial cohesion: the EU budget in perspective. Conference organised by NAT Commission of the European Committee of the Regions and and the Rurality-Environment-Development network
Innovation and Cultural Heritage - High-level Horizon 2020 conference of The European Year of Cultural Heritage, 20. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The conference sessions will highlight policy, social, technological, methodological innovations and new, promising alliances around cultural heritage. The high-level speakers of the conference will discuss policy developments, success stories and future challenges.
High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport – for Better Transport Connectivity, 20. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The event is organised as part of the 2018 Year of Multimodality which Commissioner Bulc has called for to promote the functioning of the transport sector as a fully integrated system, making better use of existing capacities in all transport modes, and improving efficiency of the logistics chains.
Innovation and Cultural Heritage, 20. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The conference is part of the programme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and will contribute to its legacy by launching the public discussion about the objectives of European research and innovation policy for Cultural Heritage beyond 2020.
European Consumer Day 2018, 20. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
On 20 March 2018 the European Economic and Social Committee will join forces with the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council to host the 20th edition of European Consumer Day. This conference will focus on the impact of the digital economy on European consumers.
High-level Conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport – for Better Transport Connectivity, 20. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The event is organised as part of the 2018 Year of Multimodality which Commissioner Bulc has called for to promote the functioning of the transport sector as a fully integrated system, making better use of existing capacities in all transport modes, and improving efficiency of the logistics chains.
Lunchtime briefing on the key findings of the survey on the UK withdrawal from the EU, 20. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This 3-day course will get you up to speed on the essential elements of how the EU system works: the different powers that the EU has, who does what, and how you can have a role in shaping EU decisions. It is concise but thorough and focusses in detail on EU law-making.
Understanding EU Decision-Making: Principles, Procedures, Practice (Course plus preliminary module), 20. – 23. 3. 2018, Maastricht, Netherlands
Briefing on the key findings of the survey on the UK withdrawal from the EU.
Learn How To Master Theory-Based Impact Evaluation, 21. 3. 2018, Maastricht, Netherlands
In this seminar you will learn about theory-based impact evaluation, drawing on the latest advances made in terms of methodologies for impact evaluation from impact evaluation expert Benedict Wauters.
Implementing the European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations, 21. 3. 2018, Warsaw, Poland
This course examines the practical challenges of implementing the 2014-2020 ESIF regulations and operational programmes. We look at the most significant rules under three headings: 1) programme finance and management 2) financial management and 3) financial control and audit. We refer extensively to Member State cases and good practice.
Briefing of the Spanish regions position on Cohesion Policy beyond 2020, 21. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Coinciding with the celebrations of Cohesion Policy's 30th anniversary, this briefing session will provide an opportunity to know more on the Spanish regions position on Cohesion Policy beyond 2020, which has been agreed between the Spanish Autonomous Communities and the Directorate General on European Funds. This forms part of the activities of the European Committee of the Regions in promoting the #CohesionAlliance for a strong, effective and more visible cohesion policy beyond 2020.
INTERREG - Europe, let's cooperate 2018, 22. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
This one-day networking event will take place on in Brussels at les Ateliers des Tanneurs and the focus will be on developing new projects and finding partners.
The 4th Annual European Data Economy Conference, 22. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Forum Europe’s 4th Annual Data Economy conference will address the ongoing debate around the free flow of data and feed into the discussion around accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data.
EUROCITIES Economic development forum meeting, 26. – 28. 3. 2018, Braga, Portugal
The meeting will focus on the role of cities in the knowledge economy. EUROCITIES and the city of Braga invite members to attend and join the debate on how cities do shape the local economy in order to capitalise on the opportunities of the knowledge economy.
Public hearing on the 2018 review of Solvency II implementing measures, 27. 3. 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The hearing will be opened by Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-President of the European Commission. Discussions will be organised around four panels, covering the areas to be reviewed, and allowing further exchange of views on the priorities for the future.
REFILL final conference, 27. 3. 2018, Ghent, Belgium
The REFILL final conference will be an interactive day where we will disseminate the project results. The REFILL network involves partners from Amersfoort, Athens, Bremen, Cluj, Ghent, Helsinki, Nantes, Ostrava, Poznan and Riga. 
4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event will focus on sustainable transport and CCSU, 27. – 28. 3. 2018, London, United Kingdom
The event intends to stimulate discussion among university leaders on the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programmes. The conference will also offer specific opportunities for “clustering” knowledge, in which research and education leaders from different disciplines will present their views on the specific priorities of the SET-Plan.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Conference for South East Europe, 27. – 29. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The conference will address the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in South East Europe. Its three-day programme includes sessions by representatives from Air Liquide and the University of Birmingham on topics such as energy storage, on energy efficiency technologies, district heating.
Waste Management & Recycling Conference for South East Europe, 27. – 29. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The event will discuss environmental progress underway in South-East Europe. The region is notably making its waste management more sustainable and raising 2030 targets for re-using and recycling waste.
South-East European Conference & Exhibition on Smart Cities, 27. – 29. 3. 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
The exhibition presents interactive information systems for transport, buildings, education, healthcare, etc. The topics covered by the Smart Cities event are related to the new urban technologies: the digital infrastructure system for citizens to live better; a full access to the information they need; integrated services for the population like intelligent energy, water, waste and resource management.