Conference focuses on infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance in Melbourne

Convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network, and the Public Health Association of Australia, the Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017 is meeting in Melbourne, Australia, from June 26 to June 28, under the theme “Infectious Diseases: a global challenge”. Topics covered include threats to health security from old and new infectious agents as well as the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance, and how an interconnected world shapes the spread of infection. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Communicable Diseases Control Conference organizers

Australia Global health

ASERA Conference 2017 takes place in Sydney

The University of Technology in Sydney hosts the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference 2017 from June 27 to June 30, 2017. As one of the world’s oldest science education research associations, ASERA’s annual event brings together international researchers, science teachers, science curriculum developers, and leaders in education to partake in an evidence-based knowledge exchange.

Location : Sydney, Australia

Event page - University of Technology of Sydney


‘Land and Climate: Time to act!’ takes place in Strasbourg, France

Desertif’actions is a non-state actors summit convening over 300 scientists, NGOs, and representatives from local government and farmer organizations, as well as other institutions from both the private and public sectors, to discuss land degradation and climate change. The discussion explores these issues and their manifestations in the global South and North.

Location: Strasbourg, France

Webpage – Desertif’actions


BMZ hosts conference on renewable energy production in Africa

The Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) co-hosts a conference on decentralized approaches for renewable energy production in Africa. Participants from the public and private sector discuss to what extent the German 'know-how' on cooperative structures and transformation towards renewable energies can be used for cooperation with African partners. It further asks how local governments, cooperatives, and other stakeholders could be motivated to engage with African partners.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website - BMZ (in German)


Science Business hosts conference on EU research framework program

Science Business hosts a conference with the title “New world order: Science, technology & trade” on June 27, 2017. The event explores how trends in the eponymous areas will affect the EU’s 9th research framework program. While addressing broad trends, the one-day conference also includes a parallel session to “deep dive” on the topic of international collaboration in infectious disease research.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event page - Science Business


Africa-EU CSO forum held in Tunisia

The Intercontinental Civil Society Forum, jointly organized by the European and African CSO Steering Committees of the Joint Africa EU Strategy, aims to develop civil society recommendations for the official Africa-EU Summit in November 2017. Overall, the forum strives to promote effective and relevant civil society participation in JAES, and to strengthen CSO contribution to the policy making process.

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Call for applications - African Union


Ibero-American Secretariat hosts workshop on SDGs and democratic participation

The Spanish Foundation CIDEAL on Cooperation and Research organizes a workshop “Sustainable Development Goals and Citizenship Participation in Ibero-America” at the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) headquarters in Madrid. The objective of this workshop is to explore the links between democratic participation and the SDGs, and to review successful experiences where civil society has effectively contributed to foster human development in Latin America.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Program - Fundación CIDEAL


European Parliament discusses the future of EU finances

European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther Oettinger, will present a reflection paper on "The future of EU finances" to the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee.  The paper will be adopted on June 28, 2017, by the Commission, and will then be debated on the same day with members of the Budgets Committee.

The debate will be livestreamed here.

Website - European Parliament


EU Commission holds open discussion with biochemistry expert

The EU’s current research framework program, Horizon2020, hosts a ‘Science Café’ open discussion on biochemistry research with recognized scientist Jan Konvalinka. Konvalinka was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease and is currently focused on viral resistance development. The event is open to all interested participants.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event description - European Commission 

EU Global health R&D

LANDac hosts conference on Agenda 2030 and alleviating global poverty

LANDac, a partnership between Dutch and foreign organisations working on land governance for equitable and sustainable development, hosts its annual international conference from June 29 to 30, 2017. This year's focus is on the lessons learned from a decade of global land grabbing. Participants discuss how to address new challenges in this area, setting a land agenda for 2030, and how land governance can help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Event page - LANDac

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