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EFI Young Leadership Programme  open - Mediterranean Edition

EFI Young Leadership Programme open - Mediterranean Edition

Published Apr 19, 2018
EFI’s Young Leadership Programme is looking for dynamic young leaders to create a sustainable future for Mediterranean forests. Young professionals and experts are invited to join the European Forest Institute (EFI) for the 2018 edition which focuses on the potential of the Mediterranean to contribu…
AXIS call on "Climate Impact Research, Economic Assessment and Pathways to Sustainability" open

AXIS call on "Climate Impact Research, Economic Assessment and Pathways to Sustainability" open

Published Apr 17, 2018
The ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X)-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) was created to promote cross-boundary, cross-community research with the overall goal to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it t…
JPI Urban Europe position paper

JPI Urban Europe position paper

Published Apr 16, 2018
JPI Urban Europe is in regular exchange with various DGs and units of the European Commission (EC) dealing with urban matters. With the new Chairs team in place JPI Urban Europe was meeting EC representatives again beginning of March. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the colleagues in the …
Jean-Eric Paquet: ‘Evolution, not revolution’ will guide next EU research funding programme

Jean-Eric Paquet: ‘Evolution, not revolution’ will guide next EU research funding programme

Published Apr 16, 2018
As of 1 April 2018 Jean-Eric Paquet replaces Robert-Jan Smits as Director-General of DG Research and Innovation. Mr Paquet is a French national who since November 2015 has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission.  In an interview published in Horizon magazine…
European Parliament publishes overview on preparatory work for FP9

European Parliament publishes overview on preparatory work for FP9

Published Apr 16, 2018
The European Parliamentary Research Service has published a report "Preparing FP9: Designing the successor to the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme". The paper aims to provide an overview of the activities developed by the European Commission to contribute to the preparation…
International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security

International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security

Published Apr 12, 2018
The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will be hosting a high-level "International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security – Connecting Research to Policy and Practice" (AgriGHG 2018 Conference) in Berlin, Germany, from 10 to 13 September 2018. This conference …
Organic food processing research highlighted at BIOFACH

Organic food processing research highlighted at BIOFACH

Published Apr 12, 2018
As the demand for organic food is rapidly growing there are great potentials for companies to develop new organic food products. But there are also obstacles and difficulties. "What kind of processing methods can be considered as organic, and how do we develop new appropriate organic processing meth…
Start of BiodivScen action - Reinforcing international research on the development of biodiversity scenarios

Start of BiodivScen action - Reinforcing international research on the development of biodiversity scenarios

Published Apr 12, 2018
Current knowledge and conventional awareness-raising have largely proven insufficient to tackle the issue of biodiversity and ecosystems degradation. In this context, scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services (ESS) can play a key role both in informing policy makers and practitioners and rais…
JPI Oceans will host workshop on the Blue Bioeconomy at European Maritime Day

JPI Oceans will host workshop on the Blue Bioeconomy at European Maritime Day

Published Apr 12, 2018
The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. EMD is celebrated annually across Europe at the end of May to raise the visibility of maritime sectors and support an integrated approach to maritime affairs. The E…
JPI Oceans workshop: Munition in the Sea – Pipelines and Cables – Challenges and good practice

JPI Oceans workshop: Munition in the Sea – Pipelines and Cables – Challenges and good practice

Published Apr 12, 2018
The workshop will take place in Oslo from 6 to 8 June to bring together researchers, regulators/authorities, industry, and field operators to discuss new technology and knowledge gaps, and to discuss best practice. Ammunition dumped at sea during or after wars constitutes an environmental and safet…
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