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    Call on Smart and Sustainable Cities for demostration projects

    February 1st, 2016

    The “Smart and Sustainable Cities” cross-cutting focus area has a clear aim to bring together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs. The scope includes the creation of urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, smart electro-mobility, smart tools and services, innovative nature-based solutions and showcasing economic viability.

    The following calls have a deadline on 8 March 2016 at 17:00 (Brussels time):

    • SCC-02-2016-2017: Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities
    • SCC-03-2016: New governance, business, financing models and economic impact assessment tools for sustainable cities with nature-based solutions (urban re-naturing)
    • SCC-04-2016: Sustainable urbanisation.

    Access more information on these calls and the Submission Service on the participant portal here.

    Public consultation on the review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

    January 3rd, 2016

    The purpose of this consultation opened by the EC on December 22, 2015 until March 18, 2016 is to gather views on the challenges faced by all persons with disabilities in the European Union and on the impact so far of the European Disability Strategy (2010-2020).

    Any citizen (EU citizens and citizens from a country outside the EU), organisation and public authority may participate in the on-line consultation available on EU Survey.

    Go to the consultation page here

    ENCORD Ageing Society Workshop October 2010

    November 10th, 2010

    ENCORD Ageing Society Workshop | 26-27 October 2010 | Munich/Holzkirchen, Germany

    Europe is faced with a number of major societal challenges, including the ageing population.

    With a view to achieve the EU 2020 objective of a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the European Commission has launched the “Innovation Union”. It sets out a strategic approach to Innovation, driven by the highest political level and introduces the new concept of “European Innovation Partnership” (EIP) with a pilot case on “Active and Healthy Ageing”.

    The joint workshop IMPROVING ECONOMY IN AN AGING SOCIETY BY ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION under the umbrella of ECTP (European Construction Technology Platform), ENCORD (European Network for Construction Research and Development) and ISG (International Society for Gerontechnology) brought together experts from the fields of building/construction, sociology, psychology and economy to discuss the link between the Ageing Society, the Economy and Construction in a Read the rest of this entry »