Last week ’s News,  Events and Funding opportunities on Environment and Security


22 – 23 April 2010, Nice, France. 6th Data Centres Europe 2010. The annual EU conference for data centres will this year include a special focus on enterprises and their evolving outsourcing needs as emerging private clouds, new technologies and market changes impact across the sector. The event is accompanied by an industry exhibition, special workshops and an Awards Dinner.

11 – 12 May 2010, Brussels, Belgium. 2010 ETP Conference – Working together on societal challenges.This conference will enable European Technology Platforms (ETPs) to discuss opportunities to collaborate in addressing societal challenges and to exchange experiences and best practices on innovation.

21 – 23 April 2010, Prague, Czech Republic. 8th Eastern European eGov Days: Changing Concepts & eGovernment as a Service. The annual Eastern European eGov Days have become a recognised platform for dialog and knowledge transfer between Western and Eastern European countries. The event brings together about 200 professionals from both private and public sectors. The EU eGovernment Action Plan for 2015 will be discussed in both parallel sessions and plenary panels.

15 – 17 March 2010, Barcelona, Spain. EC projects demonstrations at eHealth2010.Selected successfull EC funded ICT for Health projects will be on the EC stand (801) to show their research achievements as well as discuss them and the potential use of these results. Details on the projects and their presence on the EC stand are now available.

6 – 7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria. Health Informatics meets eHealth – From Science to Application and back.The conference is aiming on building bridges between research and applications of information and communication technology in health care. A call for papers is open until 25 January.

1 – 3 July 2010, Lyon, France. Healthcom’10. The 12th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services aims to bring together interested parties from around the world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, to discuss innovative and emerging solutions and to develop collaborations. Participants include clinicians, hospital administrators, IT professionals, researchers, educators, healthcare solutions vendors, and consultants.

Invito a manifestare interesse per il posto di membro qualificato dal punto di vista tecnico della commissione di ricorso dell’Agenzia europea per le sostanze chimiche COM/2010/10233

2010 Call for proposals — Exercises, Union Civil Protection Mechanism (2010/C 60/06). The call for proposals for Exercises 2010 aims to support exercises simulating the situation and conditions of major emergencies which might require the activation of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear emergencies, and the involvement of Participating States through the MIC, mainly with deployment of intervention teams (including modules), teams of experts, national key contact point of staff and other intervention support. Deadline 31 May 2010.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EACEA/11/10 ‘Youth in Action’ programme Action 3.2 — ‘Youth in the world’: Cooperation with countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union (2010/C 64/04). The cooperation is addressed to persons working in the youth sector, youth workers and youth leaders, young people themselves and other actors involved in youth organisations and structures and interested in running projects promoting cooperation in this field. Budget EUR 2 600 000 Dealdine 17 May 2010

Call for proposals — Preparatory action on an EU rapid response capability (2010/C 64/05). The aim of the Preparatory Action is to test innovative arrangements ensuring that key resources and essential equipment are made available during relevant periods and that they are deployed to respond to disasters in the framework of the Community Mechanism for Civil Protection (the Mechanism) at the request of the Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) of the European Commission. It covers any type of natural or man-made disaster and is intended to enhance the Community’s collective preparedness for major disasters world-wide.Deadline 15 April 2010.

Calls for proposals under the 2010 work programme ‘People’ of the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2010/C 66/06):

Call for proposals for modal shift, catalyst, motorways of the sea, traffic avoidance and common learning actions under the second Marco Polo Programme (2010/C 66/07) TREN/B3/SUB/01-2010 Budget € 64 million Deadline 18 May 2010

Il bando del progetto LACOMECO per l’accesso transnazionale ad infrastrutture di Ricerca. LACOMECO “Large Scale Experiments on Core Degradation, Melt Retention and Containment Behavoiur” è un progetto finanziato dalla Commissione Europea e dal Karlsruhe Institute of Technology nell’ambito del VII Programma Quadro – Euratom.L’obiettivo del progetto è di fornire ai centri di ricerca dei paesi dell’Unione Europea (eccetto la Germania) e dei paesi associati l’accesso a quattro grandi infrastrutture sperimentali QUENCH, LIVE, DISCO e HYKA che operano nel settore nucleare. Deadline 30-04-2010

L’Unione Europea eroga 45.000 micro-prestiti a disoccupati e piccoli imprenditori. EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers agreed on a new facility to provide loans to people who have lost their jobs and want to start or further develop their own small business. The European Microfinance Facility will have a starting budget of EUR 100 million which could leverage more than EUR 500 million in cooperation with international financial institutions such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group. The initiative is part of the EU’s response to the crisis and is especially targeted at people who cannot normally obtain credit because of the economic crisis and the current lack of credit supply.

Nomination per il Premio per l’Inventore Europeo 2010.The nominees for the European Inventor Award 2010 include inventors of pioneering innovations, such as the conservation of drinking water, the synthesis of football-shaped carbon molecules, cancer treatments and digital data encryption. Other nominees are the Wii console, the civilian use of GPS, mobile use of fuel cells, “green” plastic and internet access straight from a wall socket. The award honours individual inventors, or teams of inventors, who, through their pioneering work, respond to the challenges of our time, thereby contributing to progress and prosperity. The four winners will be chosen by a high-ranking international jury and will be presented with their prizes by EPO President Alison Brimelow in Madrid on 28 April 2010.


11-21 marzo 2010 Bologna La Scienza in Piazza. Arte e Scienza insieme per vedere di più e capire di più, oltre le apparenze: é questo il leit motiv della quinta edizione de La Scienza in Piazza che torna nel centro di Bologna per coinvolgere il pubblico con oltre un centinaio di eventi, tra mostre, exhibit, incontri, spettacoli e laboratori.

29 marzo 2010 Mannheim (Germania). Primo workshop internazionale sul Web delle cose – L’obiettivo del workshop è di esplorare le nuove applicazioni informatiche pervasive per i casi in cui non sono disponibili dispositivi omogenei e infrastrutture gestite a livello centrale.

10/11 aprile 2010 Bologna. Al via “4COMM 2010” il nuovo salone della Comunicazione. Queste le date e la location della prossima edizione di 4comm, l’iniziativa di Cna Bologna dedicata alla comunicazione per la piccola media impresa. Nuovi media, social network, fotografia e fumetto: sono le aree tematiche che caratterizzeranno la due giorni bolognese.

Sviluppo Lazio

Un bando per lo sviluppo di progetti audiovisivi. Pubblicato sul Bollettino ufficiale della Regione Lazio n. 10 del 13 marzo 2010 (parte terza) il Bando per la presentazione di progetti audiovisivi, volti alla promozione dei territori e delle attività connesse ai Grandi Attrattori Culturali (GAC). Dealdine 12 maggio 2010


Earthquake Research. Improving earthquake research in Asia through grid technologies. The International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC) 2010 took place on 5-12 March at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, with the aim to enhance the awareness of grid computing activities as well as foster e-Science applications in the Asia-Pacific region.On 11 March it was announced that researchers from Taiwan proposed a large-scale data network allowing the whole of the Asia-Pacific to share and analyse seismic data gathered on earthquakes. The countries in this region, lying on the so-called “Ring of Fire”, are at high risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and tsunamis, therefore the proposed initiative will be very relevant for them to mitigate such disasters. Providing access to earthquake data, through an integrated regional data centre, will help the Asia-Pacific to be better prepared when an earthquake strikes.[tt_news]=142&cHash=9f59cb29eb

10-11 March 2010 Madrid,Spain. GMES presented at a conference on ‘Space and Security’.Under the EU Spanish Presidency, Spain organised a conference on ‘Space and Security’ gathering policy makers from different organisations such as ESA Member States, the EU and the European Defence Agency (EDA). The aim of this conference was to facilitate a structured dialogue amongst all actors involved in Security-related Space matters embedded in two main space programmes: GMES and ESA’s Space Situational Awareness  (SSA) Preparatory Programme. The contribution of these two programmes to the Europe’s future by helping guarantee the availability of economically vital services delivered from space was highlighted at the conference.


Programma Operativo Interregionale (POI). Energie rinnovabili e risparmio energetico 2007-2013. Costituzione di elenchi di esperti. l Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Direzione Generale per l’Energia Nucleare, le Energie Rinnovabili e l’Efficienza Energetica (DGENRE), in relazione allo svolgimento delle funzioni di Organismo Intermedio del Programma Operativo Interregionale Energie Rinnovabili e Risparmio Energetico 2007-2013 e di Presidente del Comitato Tecnico Congiunto di Attuazione (CTCA) del Programma, intende avvalersi dell’apporto di professionalità esterne con specializzazioni. A tal fine ha disposto la costituzione di due elenchi di esperti, definiti “long list”, cui attingere per le esigenze di supporto necessarie alla realizzazione dei compiti.


Finalmente si riparla di decentramento catastale. Per avviare finalmente il decentramento catastale, la gestione amministrativa del catasto va inserita fra le funzioni fondamentali dei Comuni previste dal ddl sul Codice delle autonomie. Lo ha ribadito l’ANCI in due audizioni svolte oggi pomeriggio davanti le commissioni Finanze di Camera e Senato, nell’ambito della discussione sul trasferimento del catasto ai Comuni.