Previous Event Jul 10
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology
Under the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”, the third ISA Forum will take place on the 10-14 July 2016 in Vienna, Austria.
The theme encourages a forward-orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across borders.
More information here
Previous Event Jul 24
EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)
The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
This year on its seventh edition the conference will take place in Manchester between the 24-27 of July 2016, under the motto ‘Science as Revolution’ as an invitation for breakthrough ideas to continue scientific revolutions and encourage focus on past, present and future path-breaking science.
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Transition to the green economy
The international conference “Transition to the green economy” (T2gE) will be an event of major strategic nature during the Slovak Presidency of the European Council. Conference will bring together a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Its ambition is to improve understanding of the green economy concept, identify conclusions and pathways for transition as well as to involve and mobilise various actors and stakeholders in the discussions of possible future actions. The conference also aims to strengthen synergy among various recent initiatives and programmes launched by the European Commission (i.e. 7EAP, Circular economy package, Energy Union, Juncker Commission’s priorities etc.) and by the Member States, to the benefit of the overall coherence.
More information at: http://www.t2ge.eu/
Previous Event Sep 30
3rd IHC International Conference in Heritage Management
The Initiative for Heritage Conservation (IHC) is organising the 3rd International Conference in Heritage Management, from 30 September to 2 October 2016, in Εlefsina (Greece) under the auspices of Aeschylia Festival, the leading cultural institution of the city.
The objective of the conference is the discussion and development of best practices in heritage management through case studies from all around the world in key fields such as heritage conservation and digitization, public engagement, education and legal protection.
More information here
Previous Event Oct 10
European Week of Regions and Cities - Open Days
The OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event (10-13 October 2016) during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
More information here
Previous Event Jun 26
SAVE the DATE! Civil Society Days 2017
"The Europe we strive for" will be organised in 26-27 June 2017. Civil society's call for a new political impulse to relaunch the EU on the basis of our values and roots and also give a clear commitment of civil society organisations to forge ahead.
It will focus on four themes:
- Populism, and how to develop a counter-narrative through education and culture;
- Technological revolution: transforming work, minds and society;
- Empowerment of civil society organisations, rights and the shrinking space for civil society;
- Urban and rural dimensions, moving towards more social and territorial cohesion.
More information HERE
Previous Event Sep 06
JRC Evidence for Policy Summer School
JRC Evidence for Policy Summer School: a professional training which offers policymakers and scientist the opportunity to develop skills for creating robust policy solutions.
This year, the event is taking place in Slovakia on 6-8 September 2017, where we will count with policymakers and scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and selected EU neighbouring countries.
The programme is co-designed with the Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography, and will be of particular interests to scientists and policymakers working in this thematic and regional context.
Using the lens of migration and demographic change as a common domain of policy interest, participants will learn about the tools and approaches to better inform the policy making process. They will also identify and address universal issues in data and evidence gathering and communication between researchers, policy makers and the general public.
The priority for participation will be given to applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, including full funding for selected non-EU nationals.
The call for applications is now open, with all the background information available HERE.
Previous Event Sep 26
EU4FACTS: Evidence for policy in a post-fact world
The interaction between science and policy has never been straightforward. But this relationship has been further complicated by the current post-fact debate.
Policy making needs to find the balance between facts and values. Linear thinking cannot be applied to the relationship between science, society and policy anymore. Scientists, politicians and citizens need new models and processes to connect, to develop new thinking and to communicate new narratives.
The conference aims to produce a set of clear recommendations for successful evidence-informed policy making institutions, processes and individuals. It will offer a frank encounter between leading experts from the fields of science, policy and media.
More information about the event HERE
Previous Event Oct 26
SC6-H2020 Consortium Building Workshop
On the 26 of October 2017 from 10.00 to 16.30, a Consortium Building Workshop will be organised in Brussels, around selected topics of the upcoming Work Programme (2018-2020) of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 (Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflexive societies).
This is NOT and info day. The objective of this hands-on event is to prepare ground for consortia building: to give opportunity to future proposers to discuss concrete cooperation possibilities, to present their expertise and learn from each other. In order to effectively use the precious time, experienced R&I officers will help participants to steer the group discussions.
The selected topics are:
> Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
> Governance for the Future
More information about the programme HERE
Free Registration HERE
Previous Event Nov 28
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda - Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research
The mission of the conference is to bring the valuation (i.e. the provision of added value through SSH and arts-based research) and impact contributions of social sciences and humanities (SSH) research to transformative, mission-oriented national and European research and innovation agendas to the forefront, to openly reflect and structurally discuss the topic in order to make it visible, debatable, verifiable and usable.
In line with this mission, the objectives of the conference are:
- To provide a reflecting as well as forward-looking format to identify and appraise valuation pathways and impact generating processes within genuine SSH research, as well as from inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research activities which include SSH and arts-based research
- To showcase, learn from and discuss structures and policies which are beneficial for an enhanced impact-orientation of SSH research at various levels (e.g. project-level, institutional level, R&I policy-making level).
- To make a significant contribution to tracing and assessing the use and impact of R&D activities from the field of SSH (including arts-based research), to the benefit of a transformative and mission-oriented European research and innovation agenda.
The conference invites submissions of extended abstracts and/or posters, in particular by:
- academic researchers
- policy makers (including research councils and funding agencies) and
- representatives from research support services
Submission deadline: 31st May 2018
More information about the conference, registration and paper/posters submission - HERE