Friday, October 10, 2014

ICT Proposers' Day 2014 - Webstreams

ICT Proposers' Day 2014 starts off Thursday, 9th at 10:00 in Florence. The webstreams for the two-days conference are available on this page.



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Call for Papers: Disability Studies Area 36th Annual Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Disability Studies Area 36th Annual Conference, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association


“Many Faces, Many Voices:Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture”


Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 11-14, 2015


Submission Deadline: 1 November 2014


Submission Address: http://ift.tt/1roOSNk


Disability studies is definitely an area that highlights the many faces and many voices that make up the panorama of culture, so in keeping with the theme of this year’s SWPACA conference (“Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture”), submissions are particularly invited that consider disability and its cultural treatment in conjunction with the idea of a diversity of faces and voices in popular and American culture in all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on).


In addition, submissions are also welcomed that apply disability studies in any of these areas of cultural, historical, or literary research, regardless of connection to the conference theme, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, and so on.


Smart Cities and Communities: Action Clusters of Innovation Partnership kick-off

On 9 October an Action Cluster Kick-Off Conference took place in Brussels. The event offered to the representatives of all committing partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) to meet and begin co-operating in six Action Clusters.



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ICT Proposers' Day 2014

ICT Proposers' Day 2014 starts tomorrow!If you couldn't join us in Florence, you can still benefit from this event by watching the live webstreaming.



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

eIDAS Regulation launching event

On 14 October afternoon is organised the eIDAS Regulation launch event with the participation of Commissioner Neelie Kroes, representantives from European Parliament and Italian Presidency of the Council.



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Monday, October 6, 2014

Call for Papers: Social Equity Leadership Conference

Call for Papers: Social Equity Leadership Conference


Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity


June 3-5, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee


Abstracts submission deadline: January 15, 2015


The College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University welcomes the Social Equity Leadership Conference to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held June 3rd-5th, 2015, at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus in the heart of downtown Nashville.


The National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) 14th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference will be hosted by Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs on June 3-5 in Nashville, TN. Established by the Standing Panel on Social Equity at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the annual Social Equity Leadership Conferences focus on advancing knowledge and understanding of applied and theoretical research towards the promotion of social equity in governance. The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance (a committee of NAPA) focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a variety of public contexts, including, but not limited to: education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation.


Faculty members, researchers, nonprofit and government leaders as well as graduate/undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate at the meeting. The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting is Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity. We are asking for abstracts of up to 250 words to be submitted by January 15, 2015. All submissions should be submitted via http://ift.tt/ZqyS0Z


The conference is interdisciplinary and papers should address the role and use of technology in solving critical public policy issues. These include (but are not limited to):


A. The Role of Nonprofits in Bridging the Digital Divide


B. Building Civic Leadership


C. Data Innovation in the Faith-Based Sector


D. Social Equity Reporting – The Role of the Media


E. Big Data and Education Equity


F. Equity in Healthcare Access and Delivery


G. Transportation in the Smart City


H. Better Data for Environmental Justice


I. Data Driven Communities


J. Nashville Next – Planning, Data and Social Change


K. Housing through Data


L. Political Threats to Equity Planning


M. Questions of Security and Privacy


N. Foundations for Justice


For more information please contact Planning Committee Chair Dr. Cara Robinson at crobin22@tnstate.edu


Healthcare Innovation Procurement P2P-Brokerage Event

For the first time ZENIT / NRW.Europa will offer at the Healthcare Brokerage Event on the MEDICA 2014 a special P2P-Brokerage Event for public purchasers of the health sector in Europe to meet other public purchasers interested in realizing Innovation Procurement (IP) projects. The aim of this event is to assist purchasers to find partners for joint cross-border procurement projects and to participate in the new innovation co-fund actions Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) and Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - HORIZON 2020. P2P-Matching is free of charge, but a MEDICA entrance ticket is needed.



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Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through innovation procurement

A high level Event and Networking on Pre Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions is organised in Milan on the 26th and 27th November 2014.



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