Forthcoming EU-related events
September 28-30, Networked and Electronic Media Summit
This summit aims to emphasise the importance for Europe of Networked Electronic Media as an undisputed driver towards a "Future Media Internet", reaping the full benefit of convergence and digitalisation.
During the event many EU-funded collaborative projects will showcase their results in areas such as new user-centric media applications and access or display devices, new media delivery platforms, 3D visualisation and electronic cinema. The event will take place in Saint-Malo, France.
September 29-30, European Security Research Conference
The event is expected to bring together more than 1,200 representatives from research, industry, European institutions, public authorities and other stake-holders with interests for the security of Europe's citizens. The conference will delve into salient contemporary issues like personal privacy in relation to heightened security measures, the use of innovative security instruments and arrangements, as well as the involvement of end-users in security research. The event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden.
September 30-October 3, European Health Forum
This year's conference shall seek to draw attention to the impact of the financial crisis and subsequent economic slowdown on health and healthcare in Europe.
Senior decision makers from policy and administration, business and industry, research as well as civil society shall come together to discuss the ramifications of the crisis for European healthcare, together with any new opportunities emanating from the situation.
The event will take place in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
October 1-2, Research Conference on the Social Economy
The aim of this conference is to increase international scientific knowledge and recognition of the Social Economy, as well as to strengthen and encourage participatory research between researchers and practioners within the field.
The theme of the conference shall be the impact of the global crisis on the social economy, and will bring together a number of eminent researchers, government representatives and professionals. The event will be held in Ostersund, Sweden.
October 5-6, Conference on the European Charter for Small Enterprises
The conference offers policy makers and business organisations the opportunity to discuss the best programmes improving the business environment for SMEs. It annually attracts some 300-350 participants from more than 40 countries. Registration to the conference is possible online. The conference will be held near Stockholm, Sweden.
October 6, 21st eBSN workshop on "eBusiness implementation for SMEs: shifting the gear from policy dialogue to actions"
The European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the European Council are jointly organising this workshop that will focus on demonstrating the concrete business case for ICT uptake and eBusiness, through a number of convincing showcases of European SMEs, and launch a debate on relevant challenges and policies. It features keynote speeches by distinguished policy makers, business people and ICT experts. Its objective is to continue and re-enforce the awareness about the real implementation of eBusiness, its success factors and the problems encountered.
October 5-7, Conference on Innovation for Demographic Change
The conference will look into the sweeping demographic changes which are currently taking place all around Europe, as well as their impact on everyday life. Discussions shall also be held in order to devise new approaches, strategies and concepts in response to these changes, covering a variety of sectors like healthcare, education and community development. The event will take place in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.
October 8-9, European Tourism Day and the European Tourism Forum
The European Tourism Day and the European Tourism Forum will be held on October 8 and 9 at the Gold Hall of the "Square Brussels Meeting Centre", Rue du Mont des Arts, Brussels. During the events, local and regional authorities, policy officers and project leaders will meet to discuss the actual situation of tourism, but also to reveal their recipes for an improvement of European tourism. European Tourism Day's theme will be "The Role of Networking in Developing European Sustainable Tourism". European Tourism Forum's theme will be "EU Tourism and the Economic Downturn: New Opportunities for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future?". The European Tourism Forum will be held at Square Brussels Meeting Centre - Gold Hall - Rue du Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels
October 15-16, DG ECFIN's 6th Annual Research Conference
The 2009 research conference organised by DG ECFIN will bring together economists and policymakers to discuss three interrelated key issues relevant to fundamental economic thinking on the current crisis and the lessons that can be drawn from it. The conference will seek insights into the interplay between political and economic issues in the reform process, the pros and cons of proposals for reforming financial systems in the light of lessons from the current crisis, and the challenges that the crisis is posing to classical economic thinking on market behaviour. The event will be held in Brussels.