The first European Investment Bank (EIB) Donors Conference will take place on 14th November in Luxembourg, at the same time of the European Microfinance Week which will be held 14-16 November.
The conference gathers EIB donors, partners and beneficiaries working together to explore financing solutions to help tackling global challenges and to create new opportunities around the world.
The event is a good opportunity to discuss key topics such as economic resilience, climate action and innovation.
Participation is by invitation and more information can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and agenda available here.
The 3rd EU Raw Materials Week will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November in Brussels. In order to address the latest news on raw materials in EU, the European Commission has planned a series of events along the whole week offering to people interested in raw materials the opportunity to discuss together relevant issues for the whole community (i.e. policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base and others).
The highlight of the week is the 6th High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, taking place on 14th November. Its main topic is “Raw materials for low carbon and circular economy” and it will cover relevant issues such as battery value chain or secondary raw materials for energy-intensive industries.
Full agenda of the event, speakers, practical info and registration available here
In the framework of its collaboration with the Sector Group Environment of the Enterprise Europe Network, NCPs CaRE will support as co-organiser of the brokerage event “HORIZON 2020: opportunities in the circular economy Reducing, Reusing and Recycling” on 19 September 2017, in Oslo, Norway.
It will be a one-day event to present latest policy news and introduce relevant forthcoming calls for proposals in the Horizon 2020 programme. The main conference topics covers waste management and recycling, soil remediation, water and wastewater treatment, bioenergy and biofuel and bioplastics.
This event is organised within the framework of the Europe Enterprise Network (EEN), the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. NCPs CaRE is collaborating with EEN to foster synergies and reinforce mutual understanding between our NCPs and the EEN in order to secure SME participation in project consortia in Horizon 2020. This event being focused on the next calls for circular economy in Horizon 2020, NCPs CaRE will support participants on the spot to answer their questions on Horizon 2020 and the coming calls. They can also accompany their own clients in preparing or joining a project consortia.
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Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials”, will take place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Brussels in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170.
The event targets potential applicants to the 2018-2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”
Compulsory registration for the event will open in July on the website.
The event will be web-streamed (the link will be available about 48 hours before the event on this page).
The Maltese presidency organised an Informal Ministerial Meeting on Blue Growth and Ocean Governance in the EU and the Mediterranean; Innovation, and Nautical Tourism on 20 April 2017 in Valletta. Blue Growth is the long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the maritime sector and represents the maritime input to attaining the goals of Europe 2020. The Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella gave the opening speech at the conference. He highlighted some achievements like global leadership of Europe in the development of ocean energy technologies (Europe host 52% of all tidal stream developers and 60% of all wave energy developers in the world) or the fact that in the last 10 years, EU research programmes have provided some 150 million euros to fund ocean energy research, development and innovation. He also mentioned that the value of sustainable aquaculture production in the EU is up by more than 40% compared to a decade ago. Vella also flagged three areas where more needs to be done: access to finance, skills and qualifications connected to new jobs and finally the regional cooperation.
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EKLIPSE/EPBRS/BiodivERsA joint foresight workshop “Social Innovation and Nature-based solutions: What knowledge will be needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues”
The workshop will be held in Brussels on the 6th (starting with lunch) of December until the 7th of December (1PM CET)
The aim of this participatory workshop will be to explore how nature-based solutions (NBS) can be a response to, or a catalyst for, social innovation to address emerging issues in relation to:
- human well-being and health,
- governance strategies,
- assessment of multiple benefits (environmental, social and economic),
- mainstreaming NBS in land planning and management
- NBS and digital new technologies
This social innovation perspective will promote transdisciplinary thinking and participants will be free to focus on some specific habitats (e.g. urban areas, coastal and marine areas, agricultural areas, etc.) based on their expertise.
Please register at: http://www.biodiversity.be/jointforesightworkshop
A preliminary programme and additional practical information will be made available on the website soon.
In total 24 finalists out of 83 submitted applications were chosen in the evaluation process of Natura 2000 Award for year 2016. Winners of the five category (Conservation, Socio-Economic Benefits, Communication, Reconciling Interests / Perceptions, and Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking) awards will be announced at the high level ceremony on 23 May 2016 together with the Citizens’ Award. The latter will be presented to the finalist who receives the highest number of public votes. The ceremony will take place in Brussels.
Finalists’ application summaries
Public vote page
The Water Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) will host its 2016 Conference in Rome on the 19th May 2016. This international event is targeted to a wide range of stakeholders and will present the new version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), and discuss on how to implement it and the benefits from international cooperation.
The WATER JPI SRIA version 2.0 lays out research, innovation and development needs in the water sector grouped by thematic areas and priorities selected after a stakeholders’ consultation for their scientific and societal importance and structured around these five core themes: Improving Ecosystem Sustainability and Human Well-being; Developing Safe Water Systems for the Citizens; Promoting Competitiveness in the Water Industry; Implementing a Water-Wise Bio-Based Economy; Closing the Water Cycle Gap Improving Sustainable water Resources Management.
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Our EEN partners from the Sector Group Environment have pinpointed international networking events of interest for your clients willing to find H2020 partners on SC5 topics. Is there one you would like to attend?
EEN lead partner: IMG INNOVATIONS-MANAGEMENT GmbH
- 5 Novembre: Aquamatch 2015 – Innovation in Water (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
High focus on partnering for all H2020 water-related topics
EEN lead partner: Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Sustainable economy is one of the topic tackled by this networking event dedicated to H2020 partnering.
EEN lead partner: Zenit
All these events are open for all your clients whatever country of origin, so please promote it and team up with your regional EEN partner to send clients. When necessary, partners responsible to liaise with EEN in the NCPs CaRE project can help you in liasing with them and in finding the right contact detail in your regions: do not hesitate to ask them!