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2024
Training and workshops: Technical workshop on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI)
Brussels
On 22 May 2024, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) will organise a technical workshop to launch a targeted consultation on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediaries.The event follows the adoption in January 2024 of the Commission report on the macroprudential review for credit institutions, the systemic risks and vulnerabilities of NBFI, and the interconnectedness with the banking sector. The report set out the Commission's intention to involve stakeholders in discussions on these issues in 2024. The objective of this increased stakeholder engagement - which also includes the targeted consultation - is to gather further insight into the markets and business models of NBFI, and the interconnectedness among them and with banks. It also aims to identify gaps in the macroprudential framework and other factors that may contribute to the build-up of systemic risks in NBFI.The objective of this technical workshop is to contribute to the international debate on macroprudential policies for NBFI, with a focus onThe impact of NBFI on financial stability in the EU and how to ensure effective monitoring and risk management for investment fundsThe role of macroprudential authorities in monitoring interconnectedness, deploying macroprudential tools and ensuring cross-border coordination within the EUInternational cooperation in the regulation and supervision of NBFIInternational experience and evidence regarding macroprudential policies for NBFIThis event aims to bring together representatives from EU and national authorities, non-EU country authorities, international organisations and industry. The event also features an intervention by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness.Privacy statement 22 MAY 2024Specific privacy statement: Technical workshop on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediationEnglish(141.23 KB - PDF)Download RegistrationRegister for the eventThis will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and online participation.If you would like to take part in person, please register before 8 May 2024.As in-person seats for this event are limited, Commission staff will review all expressions of interest in order to ensure a balanced audience. Participation will be confirmed by 13 May 2024.For online participation, registration will remain open until the day before the event.WebstreamingFollow the event live on 22 May.
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2024
Info days: Information session on new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR)
Ahead of the expected entry into force of the new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) in the coming weeks, the European Commission has organised an online information session to update stakeholders on the Regulation's main provisions, outline the next implementation steps and respond to any queries.The session is streaming on Wednesday 22 May, from 10:00-13:00 CET.Watch the stream hereThe information session on the Digital Product Passport, originally scheduled to take place on 11 June, will now take place at a later date.More details for both events will be published soon on this page.
22
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2024
Conferences and summits: Sixth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny
The Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB) is pleased to announce that its Sixth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny will take place in Brussels on 22 May 2024, in the afternoon.As usual, the Conference will be dedicated to exploring the findings of the RSB's Annual Report and to bringing together different stakeholders - representatives of EU institutions as well as national public administrations and non-governmental sector - to reflect on regulatory scrutiny work in the European Commission in 2023. The Conference programme will include two panel discussions:Panel I: Current scrutiny issues in impact assessments and evaluations Panel II: Emerging challenges for regulatory scrutiny and better regulation in the EU As you will see from the draft programme attached, panel members will come from the European Commission, European Parliament, OECD, Member State authorities, Think Tanks and from academia.It will be our pleasure to welcome you at this event! Registration link: Information (europa.eu)Deadline for registration: 13/05/2024, 12 a.m. (CET)
22
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2024
Training and workshops: Building competencies for green and digital innovation through higher education-based upskilling and reskilling – what are the options?
22
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2024
Partner meetings: Civil Society Dialogue on trade relations with India
Date: 22/05/2024, 14:30 - 16:30Location: WEBEXMeeting detailsRegistration closes on: Friday 17 May 2024 at 12:00Please note that we have moved to a new registration system.Already registered in the new system? Sign up to participate in the meetingNot registered yet? Register your organisationAt this meeting, the European Commission will present and discuss with civil society recent developments in the EU's trade relations with India, and notably the state-of-play of negotiations for a free trade agreement with India. The meeting offers an opportunity for an exchange of views with civil society organisations on the EU's trade policy with India and its future. SpeakersLead speakerHead of Unit for South and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Directorate-General for Trade, European CommissionModeratorCivil Society Coordination - Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European CommissionAgendaIntroduction.Update on trade relations and free trade agreement negotiations with India.Open discussion with stakeholders.The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Webex access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to inform and discuss with civil society recent developments in the EU's trade relations and negotiations with India, and to exchange views on the EU's trade policy with India.
22
maggio
2024
Info days: Save the Date: Online information session on new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR)
Ahead of the expected entry into force of the new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) in the coming weeks, the European Commission is organising an online information session to update stakeholders on the Regulation's main provisions, outline the next implementation steps and respond to any queries. The session will take place on Wednesday 22 May, from 10:00-13:00 CET. To register for this ESPR webinar, please click on the button below. Register here A separate information session focusing on the Digital Product Passport is also planned for the 11 June, from 9:30 - 17:30 CET. More details for both events will be published soon on this page.
22
maggio
2024
Conferences and summits: Technical workshop on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI)
Brussels
On 22 May 2024, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) will organise a technical workshop to launch a targeted consultation on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediaries.The event follows the adoption in January 2024 of the Commission report on the macroprudential review for credit institutions, the systemic risks and vulnerabilities of NBFI, and the interconnectedness with the banking sector. The report set out the Commission's intention to involve stakeholders in discussions on these issues in 2024. The objective of this increased stakeholder engagement - which also includes the targeted consultation - is to gather further insight into the markets and business models of NBFI, and the interconnectedness among them and with banks. It also aims to identify gaps in the macroprudential framework and other factors that may contribute to the build-up of systemic risks in NBFI.The objective of this technical workshop is to contribute to the international debate on macroprudential policies for NBFI, with a focus onThe impact of NBFI on financial stability in the EU and how to ensure effective monitoring and risk management for investment fundsThe role of macroprudential authorities in monitoring interconnectedness, deploying macroprudential tools and ensuring cross-border coordination within the EUInternational cooperation in the regulation and supervision of NBFIInternational experience and evidence regarding macroprudential policies for NBFIThis event aims to bring together representatives from EU and national authorities, non-EU country authorities, international organisations and industry. The event also features an intervention by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness.Privacy statement 22 MAY 2024Specific privacy statement: Technical workshop on macroprudential policies for non-bank financial intermediationEnglish(141.23 KB - PDF)Download RegistrationRegister for the eventThis will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and online participation.If you would like to take part in person, please register before 8 May 2024.As in-person seats for this event are limited, Commission staff will review all expressions of interest in order to ensure a balanced audience. Participation will be confirmed by 13 May 2024.For online participation, registration will remain open until the day before the event.WebstreamingThe link to follow the workshop live will be available soon.
22
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2024
SIxth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny
SIxth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny
22
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2024
SIxth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny in the EU
SIxth Annual Conference on Regulatory Scrutiny in the EU
22
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2024
Rome Investment Forum 2024
A Roma il 22 maggio 2024, si terrà il "Rome Investment Forum", la Conferenza internazionale incentrata su politiche e regolamentazione dell’Unione europea e globale e sulle relazioni multilaterali globali.
23
maggio
2024
Conferences and summits: Third Forum of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change
The Forum is an opportunity for an in-depth exchange of views, allowing for the identification of successes and challenges, and shaping the future direction of the Mission. The event also showcases regional initiatives on adaptation and promotes dialogue between the community of participants. Watch live To make meaningful recommendations on the future direction of the Mission, we are eager to have an in-depth exchange of views on climate adaptation in Europe, the success factors of the Mission, and how to best address the challenges experienced by regions and communities in becoming climate resilient.The 2024 Mission Forum is co-organised by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.Registrations are by invitation onlyThe event will be fully web-streamed. Link will be provided closer to the date. Agenda16 May 2024Event agendaEnglish(212.56 KB - PDF)Download
23
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2024
Info days: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: an overview of the technical and practical aspects of the transitional registry (in Spanish)
On 23 May 2024, CBAM experts from the European Commission will present an overview of the technical and practical aspects of the CBAM transitional registry, including reporting aspects for different CBAM sector requirements. The session will include a Q&A session and will be held in Spanish. Register here The session will consist of presentations and interactive parts to respond to questions from the audience. This session is the first in a series of language specific information sessions on CBAM.The online seminar will be recorded. The recording will be published afterwards on the Customs & Tax EU Learning Portal so that participants and non-participants can watch it later.Expected outcomesThe seminar will allow stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the operational aspects of the CBAM transitional registry as to comply with the CBAM regulation, stressing requirements and answering questions on specific CBAM sector issues.ProgrammeThe information session would consist of the following:Introduction by Representative of DG TAXUD, European CommisionPresentation by Policy Officer DG TAXUDQ&A sessionRegistration is compulsory.Register hereFollowing the acceptance of your registration, you will receive the link to join the online seminar.Profile of participantsImporters, trade actors, industry associations, chambers of commerce, companies and businesses operating with CBAM goods.Technical requirementsThe online seminar will take place online on the "Webex" platform.It is mandatory to register before the eventParticipants will be able to enter the online seminar waiting room 15 minutes before.During the CBAM online seminar, all participants will be muted.Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions.Questions will be answered during the last part of the online seminar.Participants consent to be recorded during the online seminar. The recording will be made public following the session. The online seminar session will be recorded for training purposes. Attendees themselves may not record the online seminar session.TargetCBAM stakeholders and Subject matter experts in Spanish speaking countriesMore information about CBAM
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maggio
2024
Conferences and summits: InfoPoint conference: Rainbow Economy
Bruxelles
The EU is fully committed to addressing inequalities and challenges affecting LGBTIQ persons both within its borders and beyond. The EU actively condemns discriminatory laws, policies, and practices, including the criminalization of consenting same-sex relationships between adults. In all spheres of life, equality is advanced in EU external relations through the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2020-2024) and the European Commission's first ever LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025 complemented by the "EU Guidelines to promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by LGBTI persons" for external action (2013). Furthermore, the EU Gender Action Plan 2020-2025 (GAP III) promotes equality for women and men in all their diversity through the approach of intersectionality. In this context, and on the occasion of Diversity Month and IDAHOBIT 2024, INTPA is organising a hybrid InfoPoint session on the Rainbow Economy. Its main aim is to reiterate the EU's commitment to advancing the human rights of LGBTIQ persons, and highlight perspectives on how to support the economic inclusion of LGBTIQ persons. This infopoint will complement the human rights discourse by highlighting the negative consequences that stigma, discrimination and exclusion have on economies. By doing so, the conference aims at giving voice to LGBTIQ activists and to partners who are implementing actions to drive economic inclusivity, economic growth, and ultimately realize economic fairness and social integration for the LGBTIQ community. The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex persons and all other persons with diverse sexual orientations, gender identity, or expressions, and sex characteristics. The date May 17th was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization's decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. The theme of IDAHOT 2024 is 'No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all': at a time when hard-won advances for LGBTIQ communities around the globe are increasingly under threat, this year's IDAHOBIT theme is a call for unity: only through solidarity for each other will we create a world without injustice, where no one is left behind.However, around the world, LGBTIQ people face discrimination and exclusion which may limit their ability to reach their full potential in different areas of life, including education, employment, physical and mental health. As recent research suggests, the effects of stigma, discrimination and exclusion based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics could be costing economies billions of dollars.According to the ILGA Europe 2024 annual review of the human rights situation of LGBTIQ people, LGBTIQ persons are disproportionately affected in times of crisis and are often socio-economically disadvantaged in specific ways. There is a continuing lack of awareness and lack of political will to address socio-economic inequalities for LGBTI people. The work of activists, human rights defenders, and other actors to protect LGBTIQ people and advance freedom and rights has been increasingly beleaguered by attacks and restrictions on civil society space. LGBTIQ human rights defenders have been targeted by increasing physical aggressions, threats, and hate campaigns. This is particularly challenging in a context where, in 2024, 64 countries have discriminatory legislations that criminalize private, consensual same-sex relationships - exposing individuals to the risk of arrest, prosecution, imprisonment, and, in twelve countries, the legal possibility of death penalty.The EU is a strong defender of the human rights of LGBTIQ persons globally. Equality and non-discrimination are part of EU core values, as emphasized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Treaties, and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Hence, the increasing EU engagement to act for the protection of such values, both at the political and operational level.The EU existing internal and external policies are based on a non-discriminatory approach and address multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. The LGBTIQ equality strategy 2020-2025 sets out a series of measures to step up the EU's non-discrimination action, to mainstream LGBTIQ equality into all EU policies, legislation, and funding programs, and to amplify the voices of LGBTIQ people both within and outside the EU's borders. On the basis of its principles and policy framework, the EU supports civil society organisations working on the frontline to combat violence, hatred, and discrimination, and ensure that the human rights of LGBTIQ people are upheld in partner countries. This conference aims at highlighting the work of LGBTIQ activists and partners who are implementing actions to drive economic inclusivity, economic growth, and ultimately realize economic fairness and social integration for the LGBTIQ community. It also seeks to provide a space for EU Delegations to share their experiences and views on the current situation and on how to strengthen the human rights and economic inclusion of LGBTIQ persons. SpeakersChiara Adamo, Head of Unit INTPA G1- Gender, Human Rights, Democratic GovernanceDominik Koehler, Social Development Specialist and part of the World Bank's sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) Inclusion teamMarco Greco, Director of Development, Open For BusinessChris Njeri Muriithi, Co-Founder Pan-African Board / Director of Training, Advocacy & Engagement, Queer & Allied Chamber of Commerce AfricaLanguage: EnglishQ&A session languages: English RegistrationOnsite (InfoPoint)Online (Webex Meetings)
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2024
Partner meetings: Civil Society Dialogue on trade relations with Southeast Asia
Date: 23/05/2024, 14:30-16:30 Location: WEBEX Meeting details Registration closes on: Friday 17 May 2024 at 12:00 Please note that we have moved to a new registration system. Already registered in the new system? Sign up to participate in the meeting Not registered yet? Register your organisation At this meeting, the European Commission will present and discuss with civil society recent developments in the EU's trade relations with ASEAN, and the state-of-play of bilateral free trade agreements with Singapore and Vietnam, as well as of negotiations for free trade agreements with Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The meeting offers an opportunity for an exchange of views with civil society organisations on the EU's trade policy with Southeast Asian countries and its future. Speakers Lead speaker Head of Unit for South and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission Moderator Civil Society Coordination - Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission Agenda Introduction. Update on trade relations and free trade agreement negotiations with ASEAN countries. Open discussion with stakeholders. The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Webex access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to give an update and discuss with civil society about recent developments in the EU's trade relations and negotiations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its member countries, and to exchange views on the EU's trade policy with Southeast Asia.
23
maggio
2024
Conferences and summits: Consultation conference: EU guidance on public procurement of medicines
AgendaRegistration
23
maggio
2024
Info days: CBAM Information session
On 23 May 2024, CBAM experts from the European Commission will present an overview of the technical and practical aspects of the CBAM transitional registry, including reporting aspects for different CBAM sector requirements. The session will include a Q&A session and will be held in Spanish. Register here The session will consist of presentations and interactive parts to respond to questions from the audience. This session is the first in a series of language specific information sessions on CBAM.The online seminar will be recorded. The recording will be published afterwards on the Customs & Tax EU Learning Portal so that participants and non-participants can watch it later.Expected outcomesThe seminar will allow stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the operational aspects of the CBAM transitional registry as to comply with the CBAM regulation, stressing requirements and answering questions on specific CBAM sector issues.ProgrammeThe information session would consist of the following:Introduction by Representative of DG TAXUD, European CommisionPresentation by Policy Officer DG TAXUDQ&A sessionRegistration is compulsory.Register hereFollowing the acceptance of your registration, you will receive the link to join the online seminar.Profile of participantsImporters, trade actors, industry associations, chambers of commerce, companies and businesses operating with CBAM goods.Technical requirementsThe online seminar will take place online on the "Webex" platform.It is mandatory to register before the eventParticipants will be able to enter the online seminar waiting room 15 minutes before.During the CBAM online seminar, all participants will be muted.Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions.Questions will be answered during the last part of the online seminar.Participants consent to be recorded during the online seminar. The recording will be made public following the session. The online seminar session will be recorded for training purposes. Attendees themselves may not record the online seminar session.TargetCBAM stakeholders and Subject matter experts in Spanish speaking countriesMore information about CBAM
23
maggio
2024
Eurovision debate between lead candidates for the Commission presidency
The Eurovision debate between the lead candidates for the Commission presidency is organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in collaboration with the European political parties and the European Parliament.
24
maggio
2024
Training and workshops: 20 Years of Estonian in the European Union
A joint seminar organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) and the Representation of the European Commission in Estonia.
24
maggio
2024
Info days: European Citizens’ Initiative at Democracy Festivals in Berlin and Bonn
Berlin
At the Democracy Festivals in Berlin (24-26 May) and Bonn (25 May), visitors can find ECI Ambassadors and volunteers as part of the stands hosted by the Commission Representation in Germany. Entrance is free, no registration required.
24
maggio
2024
Exhibitions: NaturArchy exhibition
Bruxelles
'Resonances' is the name of the JRC SciArt flagship initiative, which fosters collaborations between artists, scientists and policymakers. Its fourth edition (2022-2024) revolves around NaturArchy, which aims to reimagine our relationship with nature and the environment. The NaturArchy exhibition will open its doors on 24 May at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology (Brussels) with a vernissage. It will be open for visits Wednesday to Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 (CEST) and Saturday to Sunday from 11.00 to 19.00 (CEST).It is produced by the JRC SciArt project in partnership with iMAL, and supported by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This exhibition was curated by: Caterina Benincasa, Claudia Schnugg, Ingeborg Reichle and Adriaan Eeckels, co-curated with iMALOpening and side eventsOn 24 and 25 of May, the exhibition will host a series of opening events. Discover them here. In the following weeks, more side events and performances are being organised. Visit the official iMAL webpage to find the latest updates. About NaturArchyNaturArchy explores how providing Nature with a contract that integrates it totally into our society can redefine our anthropocentric relationship with it. This is done through artistic, scientific and legal expressions: intersecting science and law, reason and style, art and judgment, policy and imagination. After two years of deep inquiry, research and co-creation, which began with a summer school at the JRC in 2022 and continued with artistic residencies in 2023, these art and science works provocatively call to be contrasted with pieces of natural and cultural heritage. From global oceans to water flows, from contamination and bacteria to climate tipping points, pollinators, and landscapes of natural hazards; from natural and artificial intelligence to non-human values, forests, lands, soils, composting; from grief and mourning to rituals, wonder and collective action. This is the creation of 15 artists, working together with JRC researchers and the SciArt team, also involving EC policymakers with a keen interest in the topic. The result: nearly 50 people currently joining forces for NaturArchy.
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2024
EIT Community RIS Hub launch in Montenegro
EIT Community RIS Hub launch in Montenegro. Join us for our special launch event in Montenegro, 'Unleashing the innovation potential in Montenegro and Western Balkans', on 24 May 2024
24
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2024
Meet start-ups that make the New Bauhaus go to market
Meet start-ups that make the New Bauhaus go to market. Is the New European Bauhaus compatible with a business approach
25
maggio
2024
Training and workshops: Synocene - Beyond the Anthropocene workshop
Bruxelles
Join us for our free half-day workshop organised by the team behind Synocene, a JRC SciArt project that explores AI's perception of the environment by combining science and art, with the objective of overcoming the anthropocentric biases of AI towards nature. These workshops, under the umbrella of the NaturArchy exhibition, will take place on 25 May in the Foret de Soignes in small groups of 7 to 10 people.You can take part either in the morning, from 10.00 to 13.00 (CEST) or the afternoon from 15.00 to 18.00 (CEST). Both workshops have the same structurea one-hour walk, where you will be invited to listen differently, see differently, and engage with local woodland in new waysfrom here, you will be invited to the Community Hall for a guided creative activity using online AI platforms to imagine new ways in which humans, the natural world, and technology come togetherThis activity is free of charge and open to all ages, but prior registration is mandatory. It will be conducted in French and English. Departure point: Centre Culturel Wabo, Delleurlaan 39, 1170 Brussels. This event is organised by the SciArt Resonances initiative of European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with the Natura 2000 Network and Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV).Through this event, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a new public sound art installation at the NaturArchy exhibition, that will be featured at iMAL. While the forest walk is free, there is an entrance fee for iMAL's exhibition.By participating in this workshop, your ideas for a future where humans, the natural world, and AI come together will be part of a one-of-a-kind exhibition that contemplates a future Europe looking to achieve the Green Deal. This activity is conducted as part of the Synocene project and installation, developed in collaboration with Isabelle Hupont Torres (JRC) Lucia Iglesias Blanco (DG ENV) and Marina Xenophontos (DG ENV) and shown as part of the NaturArchy exhibition by JRC SciArt in parternship with iMAL. Related linksAbout Synocene
26
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2024
Info days: Cancer Mission at Brussels 20km
Bruxelles
Engaging with citizens is at the heart of the Cancer Mission approach. This year as part of its citizens engagement activities, the EU Cancer Mission team will be present at the Brussels 20km on Sunday 26 May 2024. Come meet the team members at the 'BIG' stand, and learn more on the vital role of research and innovation in delivering innovative solutions for patients and survivors, while contributing to the development of more effective, evidence-based cancer control strategies. The stand will be located on the Esplanade du Cinquantenaire behind the arcades (Army Museum side).What is an EU mission? Under the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme 2021-2027, five EU missions have been launched to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges, including one on cancer. The overarching goal of the EU Cancer Mission is to improve the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better. To learn more about the EU Cancer Mission, visit the new Cancer Mission implementation page.
27
maggio
2024
Expert meetings: 39th European Electricity Regulatory Forum
Tuscany
The annual European Electricity Regulatory Forum was set up on the initiative of the Commission in 1998 to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market. This year, the event will take place in Florence, Italy.The Forum is currently addressing the cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the management of scarce interconnection capacity and how to organise electricity markets to meet our decarbonisation objectives and facilitate the integration of renewable electricity.The invited participants and speakers include national regulatory authorities, Member State governments, the European Commission, Transmission System Operators (TSOs), electricity associations, consumers, network users, and power exchanges.For social media: #FlorenceForum 8 MAY 2024Agenda - 39th European Electricity Regulatory ForumEnglish(164.92 KB - PDF)Download Related linksElectricity networks codes and guidelines
27
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2024
Agri-food business mission to Kazakhstan
Join the EU agri-food business delegation to Kazakhstan: Registration is open now until 26 January 2024EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will be visiting Kazakhstan on 27-31 May 2024, accompanied by a business delegation of senior representatives from the EU agri-food sector, in conjunction with the European Commission's presence at the InterFood Astana fair. The purpose of this visit is to facilitate European agricultural food and beverage exports to Kazakhstan and expand their presence in the Central Asian markets. The Commission invites business representatives of the following sectors to apply: Interested applicants are welcome to register now, deadline to apply is 26 January 2024. Practical questions can be addressed to the Research Executive Agency at the following email address: REA-AGRI-EVENTSec [dot] europa [dot] eu REA-AGRI-EVENTS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu. The Commissioner would like to include in his business delegation European and national producers' organisations and companies from all EU Member States with strong export potential that preferably have not participated in such EU projects before. The final selection of the business representatives will be based on product and geographical balance of the delegation. In this context the candidates' representativeness of a given sector, their capacity to conduct international business and accessing challenging markets will also be considered.The visit to Kazakhstan will concentrate on providing market intelligence in the food and beverage sector, business-to-business activities, as well as retail and site visits. The programme of the business delegation will provide the representatives of the European agri-food sector with an excellent platform to discover Kazakhstan's market and to make direct business contacts both in Almaty and Astana. The costs of flights and hotels are covered by the participants themselves, but all business events from the official programme, including local transport and the transit between Almaty and Astana, will be covered by the European Commission. Registration period ended on Friday 26 January 2024, 23:59 CET
27
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2024
39th meeting of the European Electricity Regulatory Forum
Tuscany
The annual European Electricity Regulatory Forum was set up on the initiative of the Commission in 1998 to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market. This year, the event will take place in Florence, Italy. The Forum is currently addressing the cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the management of scarce interconnection capacity and how to organise electricity markets to meet our decarbonisation objectives and facilitate the integration of renewable electricity. The invited participants and speakers include national regulatory authorities, Member State governments, the European Commission, Transmission System Operators TSOs, electricity associations, consumers, network users, and power exchanges. The agenda will be coming soon
27
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2024
Lisbon Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024
The Lisbon Energy Summit & Exhibition, Europe's leading energy transition event, will take place in FIL, Lisbon, Portugal, a world leader in new energies and technological innovation on 27 – 29 May 2024. Under the theme “Creating Tomorrow’s Energy System Today”, Ministers, policy-makers, project developers, investors and innovators will engage at a 3-day high-level strategic conference sharing insights into transitioning the E.U.’s energy system to one based on renewables and in line with the REPowerEU initiatives. Showcased across the exhibitions hydrogen & decarbonisation, solar and innovation zones are the products and projects that will deliver this cleaner, greener energy system.
28
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2024
Info days: European Defence Fund Info Days 2024
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) is pleased to invite you to the EDF Info Days 2024, an information and networking event to present, among others, the EDF 2024 calls for proposals.The event will take place on 28-29 May 2024 in a hybrid format, both in-person in Brussels and online.The registrations are now open and you can register here.In the meantime, we invite you to watch the EDF Info Days 2023 to get a taste of what to expect.EDF Info Days 2023 Useful materialEDF Presentation 2023 Registration period ended on Wednesday 22 May 2024, 00:00 (CEST)
28
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2024
Info days: Horizon Europe info day - Cluster 1
28
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2024
Conferences and summits: Working together for a better common agricultural policy implementation: IACS Community Exchange (ICE) Conference 2024
Lazio
This annual conference is a technical platform for sharing and discussing Member States' experiences and best practices in the implementation of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) and its quality assessment. Registration period ended on Thursday 16 May 2024, 09:00 (CEST) The ICE conference is an ideal continuation of the MARS Conferences (held until 2022) and the IACS Technical Workshop held in Milan in 2023.The conference is an opportunity for Member States to share best practices and challenges in the implementation of IACS and its quality assessment. It promotes discussions between the Commission and Member States to find technical solutions that facilitate the implementation of the CAP 2023-2027 and reduce the burden on farmers and Member States.Research centres and private companies will present the latest technical developments, thus providing a link to scientific research on agricultural monitoring. Synergies and interactions with other policies at European level will also be explored and discussed.Participants are welcome to propose contributions (oral presentations, posters, stand for exhibitors) in the registration form. Logistics information10 APRIL 2024ICE 2024 - logistics informationEnglish(67.41 KB - PDF)Download
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2024
Conferences and summits: InfoPoint conference: Acting upon inequality - what role for the inequality marker?
Bruxelles
On 23 June 2023, Commissioner Urpilainen launched the Inequality Marker at the "Science and the fight against poverty: how far have we Come in 20 years and what's Next?" College de France Colloquium, organised by Esther Duflo. The Inequality Marker ("I-Marker") is a concrete and innovative tool used by the European Commission to support its overarching objective of "addressing inequalities by building inclusive and sustainable societies". The I-Marker will enable the Commission to better understand, track and benchmark the impact of its actions across all sectors on inequalities.Why is the I-Marker important? How does it work? What are the first lessons learnt from its roll-out, including in the context of Global Gateway?We will explore these questions and more on Tuesday, May 28, between 11 am and 12.30 pm.Before the conference, do not hesitate to check the Inequality Marker Guidelines,Inequality Marker Video and I-Marker one-pager.SpeakersErica Gerretsen, DG INTPA Director GMathilde Cournut Policy Officer, INTPA G4Laure Roges, International Aid/ Cooperation Officer for El SalvadorBorja Arrue, Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser at CONCORDIris Johns, Project Officer, at Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD)Cecile Billaux, Head of Unit INTPA G4- Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and DemographyModerated by Philippe Latriche, Advisor to the DG, on SDGs and InequalitiesLanguage: EnglishQ&A session languages: English and FrenchRegistrationOnsite (InfoPoint)Online (Webex Meetings)
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Conferences and summits: RAN FC&S - Trust-building and the context of the P/CVE practitioner
Lisbon
Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May 2024 (lunch-to-lunch meeting). This meeting will take place in Lisbon (Portugal). On Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May 2024, the RAN Families, Communities & Social Care Working Group convenes its last meeting in Lisbon (Portugal) to discuss the topic of 'Trust-building and the context of the P/CVE Practitioner'. We are presently looking for practitioners working with radicalised individuals or those vulnerable to radicalisation and the people close to them, such as social workers, family support practitioners and youth workers in the field of P/CVE. Register here Book your seat, 2 days left to register, registration will end on Friday 24 May 2024, 18:30 (CEST) Practitioners and initiatives we are looking for are:P/CVE practitioners working with radicalised individuals and their families, mainly involved in: social workfamily supportyouth workPractitioners working on trust building on the community level, for example: youth workerscommunity policeThose who work on the organisational level facilitating the support structures needed for practitioners to reflect on their own role in the trust-building process Context and meeting objectivesFor first-line practitioners in the field of P/CVE, a trustful relationship with the individuals they support has always been at the core of their efforts and activities. It is both a goal in itself and a means to carry out P/CVE strategies. Trust, however, is not a given, especially in a field where individuals might feel mistrusted and under surveillance by local and state authorities. The trust-building process has become more challenging while navigating times of global crises, economic hardship and polarisation fuelled by conspiracy narratives or disinformation, in which uncertainty prevails for a large number of people. This has led to a growing distrust towards institutions and those who represent them.Participants in this meeting will therefore jointly dive into the world of 'trust'. It has been reiterated during RAN meetings that this is one of the key pillars of the support provided by P/CVE first-line practitioners who work with radicalised individuals and their families (as well as any other work done by psychologists, social workers, counsellors). Factors that play an important role in this trust-building process are, for example, investing time, strategies for exploratory communication, and taking into account the perspective of the individual the practitioner works with (see here). For this last point, practitioners constantly need to self-reflect on their own biases, stay open-minded, be aware of the impact of their own world view and the perception of clients, and reflect on their role in the system/community they are working in/with. In turn, not reflecting about this could negatively impact the quality of the trust-building process.The meeting objectives are to:Exchange views on the challenges in the working process of P/CVE practitioners that can affect the trust-building process with the individuals they work with and their families.Exchange views on inspiring trust-building approaches.Explore how practitioners can reflect on their own perspectives and their unconscious biases and prejudices towards the people they work with.Discuss the supporting structures within organisations that can create a stable foundation for practitioners to enable a trust-building process.The deliverable will be a conclusion paper with inspiring examples to create a stable foundation for practitioners to build trust.In order to find the best suited participants, we would like to ask you to answer the following questions: Do you work in the field of P/CVE? Please elaborate on the type of work you are doing.What challenges do you encounter in the trust-building process that you would like to exchange on during the meeting?Do you specifically reflect on the role of your own worldview and possible unconscious biases due to your own context? If yes, please elaborate on how you do this. How do you build trust? What are the approaches/methods/practices you use? Please elaborate.Would you like to present something to the other participants during the meeting? (For example, a specific trust-building approach, a challenging case, or ways in which practitioners can reflect on their own role). If yes, please elaborate.How to registerIf you are interested in attending this meeting, please register here and answer the questions. We will invite participants based on this information. Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of places available for this meeting to foster exchanges, so participation is not guaranteed.Please note that the meeting will be held in English. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact m [dot] briederadaradvies [dot] nl (Maarten Briede), m [dot] koningsradaradvies [dot] nl (Mirjam Konings) or f [dot] keijzerradaradvies [dot] nl (Fenna Keijzer).
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2024
Conferences and summits: Working together for a better common agricultural policy (CAP) implementation: IACS Community Exchange (ICE) Conference 2024
Lazio
This annual conference is a technical platform for sharing and discussing Member States' experiences and best practices in the implementation of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) and its quality assessment. Register here The ICE conference is an ideal continuation of the MARS Conferences (held until 2022) and the IACS Technical Workshop held in Milan in 2023.The conference is an opportunity for Member States to share best practices and challenges in the implementation of IACS and its quality assessment. It promotes discussions between the Commission and Member States to find technical solutions that facilitate the implementation of the CAP 2023-2027 and reduce the burden on farmers and Member States.Research centres and private companies will present the latest technical developments, thus providing a link to scientific research on agricultural monitoring. Synergies and interactions with other policies at European level will also be explored and discussed.Participants are welcome to propose contributions (oral presentations, posters, stand for exhibitors) in the registration form. Logistics information10 APRIL 2024ICE 2024 - logistics informationEnglish(67.41 KB - PDF)Download
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2024
Conferences and summits: Green Week 2024: Towards a water resilient Europe
Faced with recurrent water-related crises, this edition of the annual conference will debate what is needed to make the EU more water resilient, today and tomorrow. Water is a vital shared resource to be passed down from generation to generation and one of the essentials for people, the environment and a just, sustainable, and resilient economy. In recent years, citizens across different parts of the continent have faced a surge in natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, which have made EU's water challenges even more severe and triggered a new awareness about the need to ensure a water-resilient Europe. Pressures on water resources are not only due to the impacts of climate change, but also primarily to decades of structural mismanagement of this precious resource and to pollution and ecosystem degradation. But water resilience is not only a challenge for the EU. Worldwide, the water cycle is out of balance, closely intertwined with climate change and biodiversity loss, mutually further exacerbating each other. The 2024 EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience. The objective is to stimulate an EU-wide conversation around the EU's water present and future, with an emphasis on fostering awareness and promoting positive, collaborative solutions. At the conference, guest speakers will discuss various aspects of integrated water management. This includes topics such as fostering a water smart economy within the EU, addressing the challenges of restoring and safeguarding the disrupted water cycle, ensuring widespread access to clean and affordable water and sanitation and international water cooperation. Conference registration will open in April and will be available via the Green Week website. Green Week partner events The conference will be accompanied by partner events, organised in Europe and beyond, under the shared header of water resilience. This year exceptionally, partner events can be organised beyond the Green Week period, starting from 29 May till 1 September 2024. If you are interested in organising an event/s that can engage citizens in water-related aspects and help foster a lively public conversation, please consult our guidelines and start preparing your event. The application period will be open between 4-17 March. Background EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness, promote and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment, this high-level event attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders, and interested parties from across Europe and the globe. For the previous editions of the Green Week, please visit here.
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Training and workshops: Second workshop on the implementation of the Instant Payments Regulation
To facilitate a common understanding of the provisions of the Instant Payments Regulation and to assist payment service providers (PSPs) in their efforts to begin implementation work as early as possible, the Commission will organise a second online implementation workshop.The workshop will focus on questions on the interpretation of legal provisions and obligations laid down in the Regulation and not on purely technical aspects or internal adjustments that may have to be made in order to comply with the obligations.Specific privacy statement 29 MAY 2024Specific privacy statement: Second workshop on the implementation of the Instant Payments RegulationEnglish(141.02 KB - PDF)Download RegistrationRegister for the workshopRelated linksPayment services
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2024
Partner meetings: EU4Health 2024 AWP: Info session - Call for proposals for HERA action grants
Agenda
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2024
Training and workshops: Webinar: Mediation for Payment Disputes in the Construction Sector in Belgium
The pilot project team will organise an informative webinar on mediation for the resolution of payment disputes in the construction sector.We will delve into how mediation can help (construction) businesses amicably resolve payment disputes with their business partners, and how contractual clauses can foster the recourse to mediation. Milieu Consulting SRL will host the event in English on 29 May, from 13:30 to 14:30 CET. It is designed for Belgian SMEs in the construction sector, legal professionals, business owners, and anyone facing or interested in untangling payment disputes through mediation.The construction industry is notably prone to disputes affecting the payment of goods or services, which can significantly disrupt business operations. The webinar focuses on the strategic use of mediation as an efficient alternative to traditional legal proceedings to obtain prompt payment. Programme13:30 - 13:40 Welcome and introduction (Milieu Consulting SRL) 13:40 - 13:50 Late payment in the construction sector (EISMEA), (DG GROW) 13:50 - 14:05 Mediation in the construction sector (Simont Braun)14:05 - 14:20 Tools and resources developed under the pilot project (Milieu Consulting SRL)14:20 - 14:30 Q&A session & closureRegister by Friday 24 May 2024 to receive an Outlook invitation and attend the meeting. Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.
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Competitions and award ceremonies: European Natura 2000 Award Ceremony
On 29 May 2024, Maros Sefcovic, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, the Director General of the Environment of the European Commission, and members of the high-level jury will announce the six winners of the 2024 edition of Natura 2000 Award! Winners will be announced for the five Award categories: Conservation on land, Marine conservation, Communication, Working together for nature, and Cross-border cooperation. In addition, the Vice-President will also reveal the winner of the European Citizens' Award! From 14 March to 25 April 2024, European citizens voted online for their favourite initiative. The initiative capturing most hearts and votes will be announced during the Ceremony. Register here!This year's Ceremony is extra-special: the Natura 2000 Award is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! For a decade, the Award has been celebrating those who tirelessly manage and protect the Natura 2000 network, create added value for local economies and increase public awareness about our natural heritage. Join us to celebrate the 2024 Natura 2000 heroes and register here for the Ceremony. The Ceremony takes place during European Green Week and participation is free of charge.
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2024
Conferences and summits: Second workshop on the implementation of the Instant Payments Regulation
To facilitate a common understanding of the provisions of the Instant Payments Regulation and to assist payment service providers (PSPs) in their efforts to begin implementation work as early as possible, the Commission will organise a second online implementation workshop. The workshop will focus on questions on the interpretation of legal provisions and obligations laid down in the Regulation and not on purely technical aspects or internal adjustments that may have to be made in order to comply with the obligations. Specific privacy statement 29 MAY 2024Specific privacy statement: Second workshop on the implementation of the Instant Payments RegulationEnglish(141.02 KB - PDF)Download Registration Register for the workshop Related links Payment services
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2024
Intelligenza Artificiale e Business Application
A Roma, il 29 maggio 2024, si terrà l'evento "Intelligenza Artificiale e Business Application". Forte dei buoni riscontri della edizione di Milano 2023 - oltre 300 i professionisti iscritti e 140 i presenti - torna in duplice edizione fisica il convegno con area expo Intelligenza Artificiale e Business Application.
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2024
Conferences and summits: European Maritime Day 2024
The European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual two-day event where Europe's maritime community gathers to discuss and collaborate on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. It is a platform for ocean leaders to connect, share knowledge, and plan for the future. The event features speakers, workshops, and pitch sessions for professionals from various sectors and EU citizens interested in the sea. At the 2024 EMD edition, the JRC staff in charge of the EU Blue Economy Observatory will host a special session on "EMODnet & the EU Blue Economy Observatory: Synergies". The EMD 2024 will be held in Svendborg, Denmark, and promises a beautiful maritime landscape and engaging discussions. We look forward to seeing you there on May 30 and 31, 2024! Programme Registration period ended on Friday 10 May 2024, 00:00 (CEST)
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Conferences and summits: European Maritime Day
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2024
Online Info Session - European Innovation Procurement Awards Info Day - 30 May 2024
On 30 May 2024, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organising an informative webinar to learn more about the European Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIPA).The European Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIPA) recognises powerful cases of public and private buyers (procurers) on using innovation procurement practices across Europe. It aims to support the community of European procurers to share, work together and inspire each other in the design of innovative procurement processes, and particularly in the delivery of modern and efficient public services.Together with our experts and testimonials, learn more about the application process and this year's categories (Innovation procurement initiative and Facing societal challenges "Net Zero Industry Procurement"). The winners in each category can be rewarded with up to EUR 75 000.You can find further information on the call and application process on the EUIPA webpage. For further comments and feedback, please contact eismea-euipawardsec [dot] europa [dot] eu (eismea-euipawards[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) Register here Book your seat, 1 week left to register, registration will end on Wednesday 29 May 2024, 15:00 (CEST)
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2024
Competitions and award ceremonies: Application deadline for the Women in Rail Award 2024
Apply now for the next edition of the Women in Rail Award - applications close on 31 May! In Europe, women only account for around 20% of the railway sector workforce. Against this background, the European Commission's Women in Transport Platform, Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE), and Federation of European Train Drivers' Unions (ALE) have united to launch the next edition of the Women in Rail Award.The award, divided into three categories, promotes fairness, diversity, and equality, and celebrates outstanding and inspiring women and their achievements in the rail sector.Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Wednesday, 25 September 2024, at the European stand at InnoTrans in Berlin.
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2024
Conferences and summits: 8th European Civil Protection Forum
Bruxelles
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2024
Conferences and summits: European Civil Protection Forum 2024
Bruxelles
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2024
Conferences and summits: First trajectory-based operations symposium
Bruxelles
The European Commission, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, EUROCONTROL, SESAR Deployment Manager and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking are jointly organising the world's first trajectory-based operations (TBO) symposium. The aim of the event is to showcase TBO's benefits and the progress being made in the realisation of the global TBO concept. The event will provide a forum for discussion and exchange on all aspects of TBO, including the operational benefits, concept, enablers, and the regulatory and standardisation aspects. Why should you attend this event?To hear from stakeholders who are already moving to implement TBO. Learn about their operational experiences and the benefits it is delivering for their day-to-day operations.To understand the key enablers that can support TBO, the necessary roadmap including regulatory and standardisation steps towards the future TBO operations.To discover the next steps and future technologies required for full TBO implementation on a global scale.How to attend?More information and registration details will be published soon, in the meantime we invite you to save the date in your calendar!
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2024
Partner meetings: Can people afford to pay for health care? If not, what can countries do about it?
Agenda
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2024
Conferences and summits: RAN PRISONS - Practical methods and approaches to conducting multi-agency case conferences of violent extremist or terrorist offenders (VETOs)
Tuesday 4 June (12.00 - 17.30) and Wednesday 5 June 2024 (9.00 - 14.00), lunch to lunch Location TBD. RAN PRISONS Working Group is looking for participants with relevant expertise to take part in our next (and last) WG meeting on Practical methods and approaches to conducting multi-agency case conferences in relation to security-relevant VETO cases. Registration period ended on Friday 3 May 2024, 18:30 (CEST) Background and aim of the meeting During previous RAN PRISONS, RAN REHAB and other RAN meetings, multi-agency work is a prominent topic. Multi-agency work with VETOs in prison and post-release can be performed in different ways, as can be seen among different EU Member States. Variables include local context, duration of participation and involvement of state agencies. Case conferences aim to better multi-agency work by creating a space where all professionals working in the disengagement, deradicalisation and rehabilitation of the inmate discuss the case. This allows a holistic understanding of the processes and advancement of the inmate, and enables the sharing of information according to the possible legal framework. The use of case conferences aims towards better disengagement and rehabilitation of the VETO as well as prevention of recidivism. The goal of this meeting is to identify, examine and exchange good practices of designing, operating and evaluating multi-agency case conferences in relation to VETOs in prison, post-release and during the transition between the two.Key questions this meeting will address include: Who are the different stakeholders who should participate in multi-agency case management of VETOs and why? In what stages should each participate?Who is leading the case conferences and how can they be improved? What are the challenges?What is the role of the client in multi-agency case management?The outcome of the meeting and its conclusions will be shared with the policymakers of the Member States and might feed into the agenda of RAN Practitioners, RAN Policy Support (Member State policy makers and researchers) and the European Commission. It is an opportunity for practitioners to share their experience and voice their hopes and concerns for the future in a safe space protected by the Chatham House Rule. Ideal participants: The target audience for this meeting is practitioners who directly engage with VETOs in prison and post-release contexts (or aim to do so) in the field of P/CVE, including: prison management and administration staff. probation workers.practitioners who work with VETOs in prison or afterwards, including: mental health practitioners, religious counselors, exit workers, local administration staff, civil society organisations and law enforcement.Registration If you are interested in participating at this meeting, please fill out this form by 03 May. We will invite participants based on the information provided therein. Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of places available for this meeting to foster exchanges, so participation cannot be guaranteed. Please note, the meeting will be held in English (without interpretation). If you have any further questions, please contact niv [dot] zonisviolence-prevention-network [dot] de (Niv Zonis) or jonathan [dot] russellviolence-prevention-network [dot] de (Jonathan Russell).
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