Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


September 2018

Thirteenth International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS)

24 - 26 September 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania
Kaunas

In 2018, the 13th edition of the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania. CRITIS 2018 will be hosted by the Vytautas Magnus University and the Lithuanian Energy Institute.


CRITIS 2018 continues the tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges in the field of critical (information) infrastructure protection (C(I)IP) and fostering the dialogue between all C(I)I stakeholders. CRITIS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, C(I)I operators, industry, defence sector and governmental organisations working in the field of the security of critical (information) infrastructures.


As in previous years, invited speakers and special events will complement a programme of original research contributions. The conference organisers invite the different research communities and stakeholders involved in C(I)IP to attend and present their progress, and encourages discussions and multi-disciplinary approaches to relevant C(I)IP problems.

Frauenhofer IAIS


October 2018

Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures 2018

Final conference of the RESIN project, co-organised by the RESCCUE project
9 October 2018, 08:30 - 18:00
Brussels, Belgium
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Etterbeek

Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures 2018 will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change and resilience in cities, including issues of risk and vulnerability assessment, adaptation pathways, optioneering for financing adaptation, and how to successfully integrate multiple departments and stakeholders from across the city community as part of a holistic adaptation planning and implementation process.


The event will focus on the experiences of the RESIN cities as users of the tools and methodologies that the project has produced. Beyond theoretical presentations, the event will include real application of the tools by cities to build partnerships and seek support from one another and from the research community to empower them to implement climate adaptation action. The policy messages of the cities of Bilbao, Bratislava, Greater Manchester and Paris for adaptation action will be discussed and future pathways for research and practical work in this field explored.


Speakers will include Aleksandra Kazmierczak (European Environment Agency), Roger Street (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford), Pier Vellinga (Professor of Climate Change, University of Wageningen), UN-Habitat (speaker name TBC), Peter Bosch (RESIN project coordinator, TNO), Dr Jeremy Carter (Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy at the University of Manchester), Ingrid Konrad (Chief Architect, City of Bratislava),  and Pere Malgrat (Aquatec (SUEZ Advanced Solutions)). 


Speakers from European-funded projects RESIN, RESCCUE, EU-CIRCLE and BRIGAID will provide a comprehensive insight into the state of the art in climate adaptation, critical infrastructure resilience and urban resilience in Europe.


Participation in the conference is free of charge and it will be followed by a social event. The Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures conference is organised by the European Horizon 2020-funded RESIN project and is co-organised by the RESCCUE project.


Detailed information and online registration is available at: http://www.resin-cities.eu/conference.


Download the draft agenda

RESIN project, RESCCUE project

PAST EVENTS


August 2018

RGS-IBG Conference

28 - 31 August 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Cardiff University

The 2018 Annual International Conference will be held at Cardiff University from Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018.


The chair of this year's conference is Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University, UK), who has chosen 'Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography' as the conference theme. This broad theme provides an opportunity to explore ideas of landscape within geographical scholarship, the popularity of landscape beyond the academy, and the shifting landscapes of geography as an academic discipline.


The RESIN project will be presented under the title "Climate adaptation as co-productive transformation: exploring the interfaces of science, policy and practice in multi-scalar contexts".


Registration for the conference is now open! The provisional programme is now live, and includes details of days and times for sessions. You can find out more about planning your attendance at the conference here.


July 2018

Putting the Basque Declaration into practice

Supporting city climate adaptation with the RESIN tools
5 July 2018, 10:00 - 18:00
Bilbao, Spain
Palacio Euskalduna Conference Centre / Abandoibarra Avenue 4

In 2016, hundreds of local government practitioners and leaders from 40 countries gathered in Bilbao to endorse the Basque Declaration, outlining new pathways for European cities and towns to create productive, sustainable and resilient cities for a liveable and inclusive Europe, and supporting a range of commitments, including adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction.


Two years on, Bilbao returns to this central agenda, bringing city practitioners together with researchers to discuss and learn about practical approaches to building climate resilience. The cities of Paris (France) and Bilbao will open a dialogue with their peers from Zadar (Croatia), Padova and Alba (Italy), Almada (Portugal), Athens (Greece), London (UK), Strasbourg (France) and Warsaw (Poland). 


Why attend?



  • Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework.

  • Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe.

  • Find out more about practical tools currently under development which can help to identify risks, assess their interdependencies and impacts, and select effective adaptation solutions - now and in the future.


The event is now fully booked.


To find out more, contact resin-cities@iclei.org.

ICLEI European Secretariat, Bilbao City Council


June 2018

ICLEI World Congress 2018

19 - 22 June 2018
Montréal, Canada
Montréal

In our increasingly urban world, cities and their surrounding regions have a growing influence on global patterns of production, consumption, innovation and technological development. At the same time, they are experiencing rapid change, brought about by urbanization, climate change, shifting demographics and growing inequities that will continue to impact the urban environment.

What happens now in and around urban areas will define the course of global sustainable development this century. Collective action on the most pressing urban issues of our time is critical.

At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in June 2018, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organizations, business leaders and researchers to share their ideas, successes and challenges in advancing sustainable urban development worldwide.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress is among the top platforms for peer-to-peer exchange on the latest ideas and innovations designed to advance sustainable development in our urban world. Together, participants will examine key issues and solutions - from the circular economy to nature-based solutions and systemic resilience - set to play a key role in the development of our cities and regions.

Join the action in Montréal on 19 through 22 June 2018. For more information visit the conference website.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.