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30 Sep
2015
Annual Conference Building a Resilient Europe in a Globalised World
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The European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC), in cooperation with the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission cordially invite you to the Annual Conference Building a Resilient Europe in a Globalised World





Annual Conference

Building a Resilient Europe in a Globalised World

 

The European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC),

in cooperation with the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission cordially invite you to the Annual Conference Building a Resilient Europe in a Globalised World.       

 

The European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC), in cooperation with the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission, is organising its annual conference on "Resilience".

 

Resilience determines capacity to successfully confront societal challenges and to adapt and overcome adversity. In an evolving global environment, resilience creates stability, which in turn promotes job creation, economic growth and environmental sustainability.

 

The conference will kick off discussion between experts, representatives from European Institutions and Member States, stakeholders from industry as well as academia on the continuous process of building a resilient, stable, competitive and prosperous Europe.

 

The thematic sessions will address:

  • Resilient supplies: energy, food and water security
  • Resilience to disasters: flexibility and ability to adapt existing plans
  • Resilient Europe – Tackling the financial crisis

During the conference, DG JRC's Resilience Report will be launched as well as a Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management.

 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 09:00-18:00
f
ollowed by a networking cocktail, 18:00-19:30

 

Venue:

European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Alcide de Gasperi Room
Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels

 

 

REGISTRATION: click here.

24 Jun
2015
SafeLife-X Final Conference - Call for Papers and registration
News Photo The final conference of the SafeLife-X peoject will take place in Brussels on June 24-25, 2015.



 

SafeLife-X Final Conference

Brussels, Belgium on June 24-25, 2015

 

in conjunction with SafeLife-X education course / workshop on Resilience
to be organized on June 23-24, 2015
and with the RBi-EN meeting
to be organized on June 24, 2015


Venue:

CEN-CENELEC Management Centre

4th floor: CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Avenue Marnix 17

B - 1000 Brussels (Belgiium)

http://www.cencenelec.eu/aboutus/ourservices/MeetingCentre/Location/Pages/default.aspx



The SafeLife-X Final Conference is an excellent opportunity for project partners to communicate their results to the “outside world” and an opportunity for interested professionals, not participating in the project, to learn about the project and its results.

The Conference will be focused on the Strategic Research Agenda and its implementation strategy, as well as on the sustainable structure for the group. In addition to this, selected presentations from key project and outside partners covering topics related to the technologies and methodologies of aging management and business cases will be given.


Preliminary program:

 

Call for papers:

In order to ensure that the most interesting and relevant topics are included in the program of the Main Conference, we kindly invite you to communicate your interest by registering and submitting an abstract (200 words) at:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8598

before

May 12, 2015

Please, note that the relevance of your contribution to the topics of the conference (management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants) will be decisive for the peer-review based acceptance of your paper/presentation.

SafeLife-X course / workshop on resilience:

Modern society depends more and more on the effective and reliable operations of infrastructure systems (infrastructures), such as those delivering energy, water, sanitation, shelter, information, emergency response and other critical services. These, on the other side, need to be assessed on their resilience in case of large and/or cascading events. Whilst most people fully agree about the importance of resilience, common agreement about the resilience assessment approaches, methods and tools is still an issue.
The course will look at these issues primary from the engineer point of view and, after preparing the overview and information about the state-of-the-art focus on some practical examples highlighting aspects of the practical quantitative assessment of resilience.
More information

RBi-EN meeting (mandate of the National Mirror Group needed)

Information to be provided soon.

Registration:

The registration for the Main Conference is open at:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8189

(Deadline: May 22, 2015)

Announcement leaflet:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/filehandler.ashx?file=13699

 

For possible queries, please, feel free to contact us at SafeLifeExtension@eu-vri.eu.

22 Apr
2015
FIRM15 - FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting
News Photo The FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) will be held on 22nd & 23rd April 2015 in Brussels.



FIRM15 - FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting

The FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) will be held on 22nd & 23rd April 2015 at the Diamant Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

This key event, which will be held in English and cost 150 Euros per person (2 days conference, exhibition entrance and cocktail), will gather some 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME's and the media.

With the theme  of  "Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure. Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer, greener", FIRM15 will feature multiple information sessions on the following themes.

  • Infrastructure level: Engineering and technical solutions 
  • System level: operations including monitoring inspections
  • Governance level: management and financial issues

Register now

Click here if you are a speaker for guidelines on your presentation. 

Contact isabelle.lucchini@fehrl.org to send any documents and if you need any more information about the event.

30 Mar
2015
6th European Transport Research Conference (TRA) - Call for abstract
News Photo The Call for Abstracts for the TRA 2016 Conference is open.



6th European Transport Research Conference (TRA)
Call for abstract

The Call for Abstracts for the TRA 2016 Conference is open.

All researchers working on Transport can apply.
Click here to download the 1st Announcement including the Call for Abstracts details.

The deadline of the call is March 30, 2015.

 

19 Mar
2015
SafeLife-X Workshop
News Photo

The next set of workshops of SafeLife-X will take place in Brussels, on March 19-20, 2015.





SafeLife-X Workshop

The next set of workshops of SafeLife-X will take place in Brussels, on March 19-20, 2015.

Overview of the event:

March 19, 2015

March 20, 2015

 


From 09:00 to 12:30

3rd meeting of the Implementation strategy (Deltares)



LUNCH

LUNCH

 

From 14:00 to 17:30

4th meeting for the preparation of the SRA and adoption (Tecnalia)

From 13:30 to 17:00

2nd meeting to prepare the sustainable structure (VCE)


DINNER

 

 

 

Location:

These events will be hosted by FEHRL at the following address:

FEHRL - Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
Blvd. de la Woluwe 42 bte 3

B-1200 Brussels
Belgium

Please find here more information about the venue (including a list of hotels).

Registration for SafeLife-X events:
We kindly ask you to register by February 27 at the following link:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8341

Contact: SafeLifeExtension@eu-vri.eu

18 Mar
2015
SafeLife-X Final Conference - Call for Papers
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Authors wishing to present their work at the SafeLife-X conference are requested to submit an abstract no later than March 18, 2015.




SafeLife-X Final Conference

Safe Life Extension management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants

Brussels, Belgium on June 24-25, 2015

in conjunction with SafeLife-X education courses on Resilience
to be organized on June 23-24, 2015
and with the RBi-EN meeting
to be organized on June 24, 2015



Venue:

CEN-CENELEC Management Centre


4th floor: CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Avenue Marnix 17

B - 1000 Brussels

http://www.cencenelec.eu/aboutus/ourservices/MeetingCentre/Location/Pages/default.aspx


The SafeLife-X Final Conference is an excellent opportunity for project partners to communicate their results to the “outside world” and an opportunity for interested professionals, not participating in the project, to learn about the project and its results.

The Conference will be focused on the Strategic Research Agenda and its implementation strategy, as well as on the sustainable structure for the group. In addition to this, selected presentations from key project and outside partners covering topics related to the technologies and methodologies of aging management and business cases will be given

Preliminary program:

 


 

Call for papers:

In order to ensure that the most interesting and relevant topics are included in the program of the Main Conference, we kindly invite you to communicate your interest by registering and submitting an abstract (200 words) at:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8598

before

March 18, 2015

Please, note that the relevance of your contribution to the topics of the conference (management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants) will be decisive for the peer-review based acceptance of your paper/presentation.

SafeLife-X course on resilience:

Information to be sent soon.

RBi-EN meeting (mandate of the National Mirror Group needed)

Information to be sent soon.

Registration:

The registration for the Main Conference is open at:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8189

(Deadline: May 22, 2015)

Announcement leaflet:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/filehandler.ashx?file=13699

 

For possible queries, please, feel free to contact us at SafeLifeExtension@eu-vri.eu

02 Dec
2014
SafeLife-X Workshops
News Photo The next SafeLife-X workshops will take place on December 2-3, 2014, in Stuttgart (Germany).
The event will focus on the Strategic Research Agenda and its roadmap.



Next thematic Workshops of SafeLife-X

We would like to invite to the next thematic Workshops of SafeLife-X that will take place in Stuttgart on December 2-3, 2014.

Overview of the event:

December 2ND, 2014

December 3RD, 2014

From 11:00 to 13:00

Steering Committee Meeting
(for consortium members only)

From 09:00 to 12:00

2nd meeting of the Implementation strategy (Deltares)

LUNCH

LUNCH

From 14:00 to 18:00

3rd meeting for the preparation of the SRA (Tecnalia)

From 13:00 to 16:00

1st meeting to prepare the sustainable structure (VCE)

DINNER


 

Objectives of the 3rd meeting for the preparation of the SRA (Tecnalia)
Define the scope of the SRA. Validate the Structure of the SRA.
Truly reflect and prioritise stakeholders strategic research needs.

Objectives of the 2nd meeting of the Implementation strategy (Deltares)
The work on the business cases in Task 6.1 and the planning for the tasks and deliverables in WP6 will be presented.
The work on the modelling of the economy of investments in aging management will be detailed.

Objectives of the 1st meeting to prepare the sustainable structure (VCE)
This workshop will aim at:

· Discussing on the criticality of infrastructures and their ranking

· Discussing on the options for a programme within Horizon 2020

· Assessing of the currently available instruments (Calls, PPP, JPI)

· Discussing the connection to the SRA and roadmap

· Discussing and deciding about priorities and next activities

Location:

These events will be hosted by EU-VRi at the following address:

Steinbeis-Stiftung
Kienestrasse 35
70174 STUTTGART (GERMANY)

Please find here more information about the venue (including list of hotels). 

Registration for SafeLife-X events:
We kindly ask you to register by November 21, 2014 at the following link:

http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/Events/apply.aspx?EventID=8059

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us (SafeLifeExtension@eu-vri.eu) if you have any question.

14 Nov
2014
SafeLife-X public reports
News Photo The reports produced by the SafeLife-X consortium during the first year of the project have been published.



SafeLife-X public reports

The reports produced by the SafeLife-X consortium during the first year of the project have been published and can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu/home.aspx?lan=230&tab=2614&pag=1548

Public reports:

  • D1.1 Identification of the needs to improve aging management (link)
  • D1.2 Mapping of the existing standard and regulations (link)
  • D1.3 Proceedings of the workshop “Expression of the needs to improve aging management” (link)
  • D2.1 A report for the aging concerns (link)
  • D2.2 Proceedings of the workshop on aging technologies (link)
  • D2.3 Proceedings of the workshop on aging methodologies 
  • D3.1 Note describing the test cases, the elements to be compared and the approach (link)
  • D3.2 Report on the data collection, including a guide & recommendations concerning collection of operation feedback on structures and collection of monitoring data (link1, link2, link3)
  • D3.3 Report on the analysis of the degradation laws and kinetics (link)
  • D3.4 Report on the benchmark with a guide for implementing a probabilistic / deterministic study devoted to structural safety analysis concerning the monitoring data and their treatment (link)
  • D3.5 Guide on prevention & mitigation, and integration for aging management
  • D4.1 First draft of 2 guidance documents, ready for review by the experts involved in the project (link)
  • D4.2 EN Risk based inspection as an example of future standards to be developed
  • D5.1 Strategic Research Agenda for a safe life extension of the infrastructures
  • D5.2 Research Priorities
  • D6.1 Note describing the business cases and their components
  • D6.2 Report on social, economical and technical barriers
  • D6.3 Report with roadmap, business cases and recommendation future research
01 Oct
2014
ENQUIRY in support of a review of identified corrosion issues pertaining to biorefining
News Photo The ECORBIO project has launched an enquiry in support of a review of identified corrosion issues pertaining to biorefining.



 ENQUIRY in support of a review of identified corrosion issues pertaining to biorefining

The ECORBIO project has launched an enquiry in support of a review of identified corrosion issues pertaining to biorefining.

You are kindly invited to fill in the form and forward it to wassila.benaissa@ineris.fr and guy.marlair@ineris.fr.

04 Sep
2014
Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management Conference (MPMM 2014)
News Photo The Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management Conference (MPMM 2014) will take place on September 4-5, 2014, in Coimbra (Portugal).