Upcoming EU Events

Global summit on regulatory science 2019 - Nanotechnology and nanoplastics (September 24-26. Lake Maggiore, Italy)

 

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) will co-organise with the Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research (GCRSR) the Global summit on regulatory science 2019 (GSRS19).

 

The GSRS19 will bring together scientists from government, industry, and academic-research communities from around the world for addressing regulatory-research questions concerning

 

Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics.

 

The focus will be on topics in Nanotechnology related to advances in standards, medical products/drugs, medical devices, food, cosmetic (personal care) products and the emerging pollutant nanoplastics.

 

The conference provides a platform where regulators, policymakers, and bench scientists can exchange views on innovative methodologies and regulatory assessments, as well as harmonising strategy via global collaboration.

You can learn more and register here.

 

CONCORDi 2019: Innovation for industrial transformation (25-27 September. Seville, Spain)

 

CONCORDi is a biennial European conference on corporate R&D and innovation. It is organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in association with the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD).

 

This year's edition of CONCORDi will focus on “Innovation for industrial transformation”, with the objective to identify research, business and policy challenges in this area for the future, looking for inputs to the EU industrial research and innovation policy agenda.

 

You can learn more about the programme and register here.

 

The new European rules on retail: between the free market and sustainability (26 September. Brussels, Belgium)

 

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a hearing as part of its follow-up work on its opinion on “A European retail sector fit for the 21st century”, adopted in December 2018.

 

The event is part of a series of follow-up hearings to be held in several EU Member States.

The main objective of the hearing will be to discuss the effectiveness and efficiency of EU retail policies and to collect valuable input and feedback from Finnish stakeholders on the issue in order to find ways to improve these policies.

You can learn more about the event here.

 

High-level conference “Towards a more inclusive and diverse transport sector” (September 26. Brussels, Belgium)

 

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc is inviting transport stakeholders and governments' transport representatives to this high-level conference, aimed at promoting diversity and to raise awareness on the subject.

 

The participation of CEOs from various transport companies and agencies, workers' representatives, transport ministers, and other high-level politicians will ensure a fruitful brainstorming with the Commissioner on “Inclusive and gender balanced leadership for 21st-century transport”.

Commissioner Bulc will then launch a wide network of EU diversity ambassadors for the transport sector.

You can learn more and register here.

 

European Days for sustainable circular economy (September 30 – October 1. Helsinki, Finland)

 

The aim of the European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy event is to promote a low-carbon, climate resilient circular economy. This flagship event will be held 30 September–1 October in Helsinki in connection with Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will consist of three parallel conferences:

The event is relevant to all who wish to contribute to enhancing the uptake of circular economy practices and the systematic transition towards a sustainable circular society and industry.

You can see the full programme here.

 

Digital Transport Days 2019 (October 7-8. Helsinki, Finland)

 

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, has the pleasure to announce the Digital Transport Days 2019.

 

The event will offer a European viewpoint to digital solutions for transport and mobility.

 

Participants will get a chance to learn about the latest developments in the field, and help define and implement enabling policies, as well as developing customer-oriented services.

Here are just some of the questions that will be addressed over the 3 days, during 2 plenary and 24 parallel sessions:

  • What is the key to making key data available in a reusable format?
  • How will the move to digital freight look?
  • What do passengers expect from new mobility services?
  • Where can technologies such as 5G, AI, IoT, big data and blockchain enable innovative solutions for each transport mode?
  • Will the societal impact always be positive?
  • Can digitalisation really contribute to decarbonisation?

You can learn more about the programme here.

 

Workshop on the impact of connected and automated vehicles on road capacity and transport efficiency (7-8 October. Zalaegerszeg, Hungary)

 

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises a dedicated workshop to discuss how Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) promise to play an important role towards increased transport efficiency in the EU.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • update participants on the current policy strategy of the European Commission concerning the development of cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)
  • present the evidence collected by the scientific community concerning the possible implications of CCAM on road capacity and transport efficiency
  • discuss future trends in the road transport sector with specific reference to the situation in enlargement and integration countries

You can learn more and register here.

 

Hydrogen for climate action (October 9. Brussels, Belgium)

The European Commission is helping EU industry to achieve the EU climate goals and this conference aims at uniting businesses and national and regional policymakers to launch a climate policy breakthrough.

 

“Hydrogen technologies and systems” was selected as a key strategic value chain for EU industrial policy. This conference will help identify the areas that are ready to accelerate the EU-wide rollout of available technologies in all related sectors.

 

The event will:

  • provide an overview of existing initiatives
  • describe activities in various European regions
  • present significant projects of common European interest currently being developed
  • create a launchpad platform to integrate further similar initiatives all over Europe

You can learn more about the programme here.

 

European vocational skills week 2019 (14-18 October. Helsinki, Finland)

 

The 4th edition of the European vocational skills week is entitled “Vocational education and training (VET) for all – Skills for life”.

The European Vocational Skills Week exists to highlight excellence in vocational education and training (VET), showing that VET can be as good a route to a quality career and life as any other learning pathway.

 

The European vocational skills week will host 407 separate events, representing 37 countries.

 

You can learn more and register here.

 

Sustainability and competition policy: Bridging two worlds to enable a fairer economy (24 October. Brussels, Belgium)

 

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, the Global competition law centre of the College of Europe, and the Center for economics, law and society at University College of London, with the support of the German Ministry for economic cooperation and development, will be jointly organising this conference.

 

The conference will focus on the connection between competition law and sustainability, examining how to align EU policies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), fighting against increasing social disparities and improving the wellbeing of people while remaining within the environment limits of the planet.

 

European Commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager will deliver the keynote address, which will be followed by a debate.

 

You can learn more about the event here.

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