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April 11, 2014
EU-VRi 10th General Assembly (GA) of All Members including ETPIS Members

EU-VRi 10th General Assembly
All Members including ETPIS Members

to be held on

April 11, 2014, 9:00 – 16:00 

at DEMOKRITOS, National Center of Scientific Research
Agia Paraskevi Attikis
153 10 ATHENS, GREECE
(MAP)


The General Assembly consists of two parts, namely:

1. General Assembly EU-VRi of All Members including ETPIS Members – from 9:00 to 13:00
Registration, Agenda

2. General Assembly EU-VRi of Founding Members
– from 14:00 to 16:00
(Agenda and Registration link will be distributed separately)

Hotel recommendation:

  1. Hotels proposed, in order to be able to reach DEMOKRITOS by public transportation
  2. Hotels near the Acropolis, touristic area of Athens
May 21 - 22, 2013
5th iNTeg-Risk Conference 2013

Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management
of Emerging, New Technology Related, Risks
http://integrisk.eu-vri.eu 

 

"Horizon 2020: From iNTeg-Risk to the
European Emerging Risk Radar"


Stuttgart, Germany on May 21-22, 2013



Venue:
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Seidenstraße 34
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
http://maritim.com/en/hotels/germany/hotel-stuttgart

The 5th and final iNTeg-Risk conference was an excellent opportunity for project partners to communicate their results to the “outside world” and an opportunity for interested professionals, not participating in the iNTeg-Risk project, to learn about the project and its numerous results (http://integrisk.eu-vri.eu). This final conference was partly dedicated to one of the ways for ensuring sustainability of the project results: The European Emerging Risk Radar (E2R2) Initiative is envisaged as a platform enabling to recognize, monitor and manage emerging risks at the European level.

Further details about the conference are to be found on: http://eu-vri.eu/fwlink/?LinkID=398

iNTeg-Risk Conference Committee and iNTeg-Risk Project Team
January 12, 2013
Commencement ceremony Jan. 12, 2013

 

Commencement Ceremony of the SafeChina project and its joint venture “Steinbeis R-Tech Beijing”

January 12, 2013

Beijing, China

Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection
No. 55 Taoranting Road, Beijing, 100054

The SafeChina project approaches its planned end in February 2013. The project main aim has been to build a sustainable education service in China offering the engineers and relevant professions the possibility to learn about the EU safety practices and regulation, and qualify as Environmental- and Safety engineers according to EU criteria, guidelines and practice. The project has been financed by Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG - German Investment and Development Agency) and realized by Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB) represented by Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) and Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection (BMILP), as the main strategic partner of Steinbeis in China.

The SafeChina project has created:

a) a curriculum of courses in Risk Engineering and Management adapted to the needs of Chinese beneficiaries,

b) a pattern for on-the-job training in EU/Germany and 

c) a certifications scheme for Chinese professionals.


So far, the project has already achieved most of its goals, so far namely:

  • performed a large-scale survey of Chinese needs in the area of industrial safety
  • signed cooperation agreements with 17 Chinese partners
  • signed cooperation agreements with INERIS, France and DEKRA, Germany
  • prepared the curriculum of 12 full courses, fully translated in Chinese
  • organized 14 instances of the above courses, attended by almost 500 participants
  • certified over 400 professionals (passed various levels of exams)
  • had already 14 short and 3 long on-the-job-trainings for Chinese professionals in Germany 
  • qualified 18 Chinese trainers in the framework of the train-the-trainer measures
  • incorporated courses from the project in the curricula of one of the Chinese top-class universities, CUEB
  • negotiates incorporation of the courses into one of the Chinese top universities, Tsinghua University
  • negotiates incorporation of the courses into the professional education in Chinese companies (Sinopec, Ping An, etc.)
  • prepares an independent German-Chinese joint venture ("Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Beijing") which will continue project activities after the official DEG-project end, i.e. after February 2013.

The project activities performed so far have been evaluated as "excellent" or "very good" by approx. 90% of all the Chinese stakeholders/participants in the project.

The event will be the occasion to award Risk Examiner and Risk Assessor certificates to Chinese professionals, as well as to SafeChina trainers, certified in the "Train-the-Trainer" part of the SafeChina project.

In order to attend on the SafeChina Commencement ceremony, please register at http://eu-vri.eu/fwlink/?LinkID=404. The final registration deadline is January 7, 2013.


Draft Agenda

Emcee:Ms. Wang Tong, Vice director of BMILP

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome address (Prof. Zhang Bin, General director of BMILP)

9:10 – 9:20

Welcome by DEG (DEG officer)

9:20 – 9:30

Welcome by Steinbeis (Prof. Johann Löhn, President of Steinbeis University Berlin and former Government Commissioner for Technology Transfer in the State of Baden-Württemberg / Prof. Aleksandar Jovanovic, Director of Steinbeis R-Tech & SafeChina Project Coordinator)

9:30 – 10:40

German-Chinese cooperation: SafeChina project and future activities

9:30 – 10:00

Presentation of the SafeChina project and its results (Prof. A. Jovanovic) / Presentation of the joint venture “Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) Beijing”  (Dr. Liu Yan)

10:00 – 10:10

Speech (Officer of Beijing Administration of Work Safety)

10:10 – 10:20

Speech (Officer of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs)

10:20 – 10:30

Speech (Officer from one department of State of Administration of Work Safety)

10:30 – 10:40

Speech (Officer from another department of State of Administration of Work Safety)

10:40 – 10:50

Short break

10:50 – 11:10

Awarding the certificates

 

In two tracks (A-M and N-Z, handed out by Prof. Ding Hui, Prof. A. Jovanovic, DEG officer and Mrs. M. V. Florin [IRGC])

11:10 – 12:00

German-Chinese cooperation: Global context

11:10 – 11:30

Guest speech: Globalized Technical Change: Implications for Risk Governance, Knowledge Networks and Learning (Prof. Manuel Heitor, IRGC Portugal, former Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal)

11:30 – 11:40

Speech (Prof. Ding Hui, President of Beijing Academy of Science and Technology)

11:40 – 12:00

Guest speech: Educational Needs for Coping with Global Risks (Prof. Ortwin Renn, Member of the German Federal Government Ethics Committee on Energy Future)

12:00

Closing announcement (Prof. Zhang Bin)

NOTES:

  1. The event will be take place in conjunction with the IRGC International Conference in Beijing, on the topic of “From crisis management to risk governance” on 9-11 January 2013.
  2. Possibility of establishing a cross-link to the EU project 2011/S 112-183587 will be explored
  3. Lunch will be provided after the closing of the event

About the hosting institution:

The Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection was established in 1956 and is one of the first research institutes in China to carry out scientific research on security and environment. The institute has built many research institutes of professional techniques and test centers in the following three fields: urban security hygiene, work safety and labor protection and human living environment, which have laid solid foundation for a basic, applied and foresighted research. In the latest 50 years, it has achieved more than 500 scientific and technological results and won more than 200 awards for scientific and technological achievements and progress. It has stipulated more than 100 standards in labor protection and environment protection.

September 11 - 14, 2012
WOS2012 “Towards Safety Through Advanced Solutions”

The 6th Working on Safety Conference will take place in Sopot (Poland), on September 11-14th, 2012. 

Workingonsafety.net is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents at work.

The network seeks to bring accident prevention experts together in order to facilitate the exchange of information and experience between different countries and sectors. The Working on Safety network attracts researchers, regulators, inspection bodies, safety professionals and other experts in this field of research and policy-making. It consists of an Internet platform (www.workingonsafety.net) and a biannual conference.

Important dates:
Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: 15 February 2012               

 

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2012

 

Deadline for the receipt of full papers and early registration: 1 June 2012

Deadline for the receipt of ppt presentations: 15 August 2012

Further information about this event is avalaible here.  

April 27, 2012
EU-VRi General Assembly of ALL Members 2012

EU-VRi 8th General Assembly

will take place on

April 26-27, 2012, 10:00 – 15:30

at Hotel Barceló Atenea Mar, Barcelona (Spain)

www.barceloateneamar.com


Please note that there are 3 main events taking place on April 26-27, namely:
  1. EU-VRi Technical Workshop (to exchange information and launch new projects) – April 26, 2012 in the afternoon, followed by a dinner:
  • Overview of future calls for proposals of interest for EU-VRi members
  • Horizon 2020: Evolution of the RDI context in Europe and role of EU-VRi
  • Initiative for creating a “Scientific COmmittee for Industrial and Innovation-Related New & Emerging risks” (SCORE)
  1. General Assembly EU-VRi of Founding Members
    April 26, 2012, 17:00 -  19:30 (Part I)
    April 27, 2012, 08:30 – 9:45 (Part II)
  1. General Assembly EU-VRi of All Members – April 27, 2012 (from 10:00 to 15:30)

Further details are to be found on the agenda using the following link: Agenda

Please make your reservation using the following link: Registration.

For hotel reservation we kindly ask you to book your rooms yourself (tel: +34 93 531 60 77, ateneamar.res2@barcelo.com) and communicate the name “Instituto Suizo” in order to receive the following special rate:

Individual room: 100 €/night
Double room: 110€/night

February 22, 2012
Cyprus Safety Platform: One Day Workshop in Critical Infrastructures Protection

 

The Cyprus Safety Platform organises a One Day Workshop in Critical Infrastructures Protection on Wednesday 22nd February 2012, in the Cultural Center of European University Cyprus, in Engkomi, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Every day accidents and disasters occur on a small or large scale. These events may have short, medium and long-term impacts on individuals, groups, or the society as a whole.  
A common feature of these accidents and disasters is the lack of knowledge of the conditions that may initiate them and their potential impact on life safety, property and the environment.  This knowledge is essential in developing measures to minimize the probability of their initiation and also to mitigate their damages.
For this reason they propose the creation of the Safety Platform.

    The safety platform during its life will serve as a "bridge" between industry, academic and research institutes and the state with the purpose of:

    • Providing a forum for the industry and society to reveal and discuss their safety problems and concerns.  
    • Creating a research agenda that focuses on the safety problems facing industry and society
    • Transferring knowledge and technology to society, industry and government, and
    • Assisting government bodies to take necessary measures to implement the findings and recommendations.  
    Professor George Hadjisophocleous from Carleton University and Dr Frank Guldenmund from TU Delft will deliver Keynote Speeches. Participation to the Workshop is free of charge; arrangements have been made with local hotels for overseas participants. For further information please contact Dr George Boustras, European University Cyprus at g.boustras@euc.ac.cy or safety@euc.ac.cy.
    December 12 - 16, 2011
    SHB/iNTeg-Risk course I-R01 INTRO, Introduction to Risk Management (Risk and Safety Management)

                              


    Course I-R1
    Introduction to Risk Management


    December 12-16, 2011
    Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
    70174 Stuttgart, Germany


    With this course we open the series of courses which all belong to joint effort of iNTeg-Risk project (represented by EU-VRi and other partners), University of Stuttgart (ZIRN) and Steinbeis University Berlin (STI Advanced Risk Technologies) to set a modern, modular and distributed model of education and certification in the area of Risk Engineering and Management with particular emphasis on the issue of emerging risks, in particular those related to new technologies (see the draft document with the report from iNTeg-Risk WP4.10).

    The course is embedded into the certified and accredited system of SHB (Steinbeis University Berlin) and means that each course brings credit points for academic and/or professional education.

    Short Description:

    The course covers the main topics of industrial safety, starting with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related EU directives. The course outlines goals, scope and required measures / obligations considering acute (accidents) and chronic (pollution) risks. Special focus is given to major accident prevention and related process safety risk assessment methodology.
    Furthermore, the course

    • is illustrated by number of examples
    • presents commonly used method and tools and
    • provides exercises and preparation for the final exam.

    As introductory, the course is dedicated to the wide range of participants, such as:

    • professionals dealing with risk issues on management or operation level,
    • individuals with no previous experience in the field of risk management, but willing to extend their knowledge and take up new roles in risk management in their companies,
    • students of  Steinbeis Master of Risk Engineering and Management program and similar programs.

    At the end of the course students are expected to have basic knowledge about:

    • general terms used in the area of risk, safety, hazard, risk and risk assessment...
    • respective EU regulation/directives such as REACH, Seveso II, ATEX, and the obligations resulting from them
    • main elements of the process safety assessment (input data, hazards identification methods and tools, scenario elaboration and assessment of related risks…), including major accidents prevention policy
    • safety measures, based on regulatory requirements, as implemented in the different EU member states.

    As an option, the course covers the issues of risk perception and risk communication and tackles the method of stakeholder involvement in technical risk management.
    The course participants will receive the training material consisting of textbook and transparencies (download), as used by the lecturers during the course.


    Further information can be found on the program. Registration for the course is open at:

    http://www.eu-vri.eu/fwlink/?LinkID=332

    (If you are partner in iNTeg-Risk project please, use your iNTeg-Risk credentials for registration)

    November 3, 2011
    IRGC 2011 Annual Event on Risk Governance

    How can we learn from large-scale industrial accidents?


    A conference organised by EPFL and IRGC on the topic of improving governance of industrial activities:

    When disasters can be opportunity for improving safety and risk governance.

     3 November 2011, 17:00


    Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne

    The IRGC 2011 Annual Event on Risk Governance will take place on 3 November 2011 at the Rolex Learning Center on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. For this occasion, a public conference will be held starting at 17:00 on “Learning from large-scale industrial accidents”.  Following key note presentations, a panel of experts and practitioners from Japan, India, China, the United States and Europe will discuss how we have learned from and built better risk governance institutions and processes in the wake of past disasters, including the lessons that can be learned from the recent March 2011 Fukushima Dai-Ichi accident in Japan. I have attached the program for reference.

    More information about the conference can be obtained on http://www.irgc.org/-IRGC-2011-Annual-Event-on-Risk-.html and from Diane Boulay at IRGC (diane.boulay@irgc.org).

    To register, please click here 
    September 18 - 22, 2011
    ESREL 2011 conference
    The 2011 Annual European Safety & Reliability Conference - ESREL 2011 jointly organized by ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association) and UTT (Troyes University of Technology) will be held in Troyes, France,  September 18-22, 2011.

    ESREL 2011 conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of scientific works covering theories and methods in the field of risk, safety and reliability, and their application to a wide range of industrial, civil and social sectors and problem areas. ESREL 2011 will also be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners, academics and engineers to meet, exchange ideas and gain insight from each other.

    For further details, please click here.
    June 6 - 10, 2011
    3rd iNTeg-Risk Conference 2011
    Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management
    of Emerging, New Technology Related, Risks
    www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
     


    The iNTeg-Risk team is pleased to announce the

    3rd iNTeg-Risk Conference 2011

    "Risk vs. Risk: Managing Emerging Risk-Benefit Tradeoffs in Complex Systems"

    Stuttgart, Germany on June 6-8, 2011


    in conjunction with
    SRA-Europe 2011 Annual Meeting (June 5-8, 2011) www.sraeurope.org,
    iNTeg-Risk workshops and iNTeg-Risk project meetings


    Venue:
    Haus der Wirtschaft
    Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19
    70174 Stuttgart, Germany
    http://www.hausderwirtschaft.de
    (25 mins by metro to the airport,
    10 mins walk to the main railway station)


    The conference is an excellent opportunity for project partners to communicate their results to the “outside world” and an opportunity for interested professionals, not participating in the iNTeg-Risk project, to learn about the project (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu, budget approx. 20 million €, 80+ companies involved). The preliminary program of the conference comprises:


    1. June 6, 2011
    Pre-conference workshops related to iNTeg-Risk project:
    • Workshop on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Workshop organized by International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)

    2.  June 7-8, 2011
    Main Conference
    With strong presence of high-level representatives from government, regulatory and standardization brokers, EU and EU agencies, industry and other organizations. The conference will take place in conjunction with SRA Europe 20th Annual Meeting providing the delegates with an opportunity to liaison with participants attending SRA Europe meeting. The two conferences will have joint plenary meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday allowing the participants to attend some of the SRA sessions and vice-versa.


    3.  June 6-10, 2011
    Accompanying events (all project internal)
    • Project meetings for single project activities (Workpackage and Task meetings)
      June 6 & 10, 2011
    • International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting
      June 8, 2010
    • Project General Assembly (GA)
      June 9, 2010
    • Project Executive Board (EB) Meeting
      June 9, 2011
    • ERRA-Integration Delphi-Workshop
      June 9, 2011
    • Preparation meeting for Exploitation Strategy Seminar for iNTeg-Risk project (optional)
      June 10, 2011

    For the project partners the main conference (June 7-8, 2011) and some of the accompanying events on June 6-10, 2011 (e.g. General Assembly, Delphi-Workshop) are project meetings, i.e. mandatory, the workshops of June 6, 2011 are optional.

    For registration, please use the Online registration form. Please note that online registration is open until Tuesday, May 31, 2011. On-site registration is possible.

    Further details about the Conference can be found on the event page: link

    We are looking forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart.


    A. Jovanovic


    iNTeg-Risk Project Coordinator
    on behalf of the iNTeg-Risk Conference Committee and iNTeg-Risk Project Team

    May 30 - June 1, 2011
    EuroNanoForum 2011 - 30 May -1 June 2011 - Budapest
    The EuroNanoForum is a biannual event of the European Commission hosted within the framework of the Presidency of the European Union since 2003. EuroNanoForum 2011 (ENF 2011) will be the fifth event in this series featured as a prominent event of the Hungarian Presidency on 30 May – 1 June 2011 in Budapest.

    More...
    April 8, 2011
    EU-VRi General Assembly for All Members

    Information related to the venue for the 7th General Assembly


    The meetings will take place at the hotel Danubius Health Spa Resort Helia – wellness & thermal hotel – Budapest:


    February 15, 2011
    Coordination and Brainstorming Meeting on "Future of standardization of Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance in Europe, based on further development of CWA 15740:2008"
    The meeting will take place on

    February 15, 2011, 10:00 - 15:00
    in
    Munich
    Parkhotel Laim
    Zschokkestrasse 55
    80686 München

    http://www.park-hotel-laim.de

    jointly organized by TÜV SÜD and Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (the coordinator of CWA 15740:2008).

    The objective of the meeting is to define the "way forward" which has to be communicated to CEN and DIN at latest in April 2011.

    The following aspects should be explored:
    1. Which standardization or other bodies (CEOC?) are interested in advancing the standardization aspects of the European RBI
    2. Which companies/persons would like to be involved into this activity
    3. CEN TCs possibly interested in "hosting" the topic
    4. Possibility of establishing "small TC" (2-3 years lifetime, just one EN)
    5. Define the principal directions of contents updating of CWA 15740:2008 – e.g. with respect to new US, Japanese and Korean docs, and developments in countries like China
    6. Define the Operating team for the new European RBI (EN based on CWA 15740:2008)
    7. Prepare the report for the CEOC GA in May in Warsaw (if appropriate) or at some other occasion(s)
    8. AOB
    There are no registration fees but the registration is mandatory.

    Registration:

    November 24, 2010
    Biogas - Safety and regulations
      Workshop
     
    Biogas - Safety and Regulations

    November 24, 2010, Paris, France

     
     



    A workshop on the Production of Biogas - Safety & Regulations is organised by INERIS and EU-VRi on November 24th, 2010 in Paris.

    The overall objective of the workshop is to bring together the European experts in biogas production to define the best practices that will support the quick and safe development of this new energy.

    Practically, the operational objectives that the workshop will fulfill are:

    • Share information, in particular on projects, processes but also on safety and regulation in order to identify the state of the art in these fields across Europe.
    • Find and understand the gaps in terms of safety and regulation.
    • Propose solutions to fill those gaps and possibly prepare the base of a permanent network on safety aspects.
    The draft agenda of the workshop is available here and the main document for the discussion of the workshop is here.
    The conditions for registration are available in the agenda.
    The deadline for the registration is: November 17, 2010

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    1.    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY BEFORE NOVEMBER 17,2010:

    Web-registration is available at:
    http://www.eu-vri.eu/Events/default.aspx?EventID=2651&reg=1

     

    2.    PARTICIPATION FEES:

    ·         195.- € fee is foreseen for the coverage of costs related to the venue, catering and the organisation of the workshop.

    ·         145.- € - Specific discount for ATEE members, EBA members, EU-VRi and ETPIS members. Specify your membership when registering in the “comments” field.

    Payment is accepted:

    -       at the registration desk in cash

    -       via bank transfer before November 17, 2010 (a proof of the bank transfer will be required if the payment has not been received before the event).

    Bank details:

    Bank: Deutsche Bank, Germany, Branch 240

    BLZ 600 700 70

    BIC/SWIFT-Code: DEUTDESS

    Account-Nr. 1301548

    IBAN: DE22 600 700 700 130 154800

    VAT Nr: UID DE 253148518

    Legal registration Nr.: HRA 720578

              



    If you need more information, please contact delsinne@eu-vri.eu .

    Partners of the event:

                     
              
    November 16 - 18, 2010
    Nanosafe 2010 Conference
    The objectives of the conference will be to make available the major progresses and future trends in the domain of the safe production and use of nanomaterials.
    See www.nanosafe2010.org or click on more...
    September 22 - 24, 2010
    POWER PLANTS 2010

     

    September 22 - 24, 2010, Essen

    VGB Congress
    POWER PLANTS 2010

    http://www.vgb.org/en/hv_2010_e.html


    Preliminary Programme:
    http://www.risk-technologies.com/filedown.aspx?file=3329




    September 7 - 9, 2010
    ‘Industrial Technologies’ conference

    On September 7, 8 and 9,  2010, the first edition of the ‘Industrial Technologies’ conference is being organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Belgian EU Presidency. The focus will be on nanotechnologies and nanosciences, materials and manufacturing technologies, which are the key areas of the FP7 NMP Theme.

    The conference will give you the possibility to meet major actors in the field. It will be an international forum where industry, research organisations, universities as well as policy makers will meet and discuss possibilities for cooperation and proposals for improved integration in the near future.

    Please bookmark the conference website www.industrial-technologies2010.eu and check regularly for information regarding the programme, speakers, networking activities,…

     

     

    We are looking forward to welcoming you in Tour & Taxis in Brussels on September 7,8 and 9 2010.

    www: click here

    September 5 - 9, 2010
    ESREL 2010



    ESREL 2010

    European Safety & Reliability Conference

    September 5 - 9, 2010

    Rodos Palace Resort Hotel
    Rhodes, Greece


     

    http://www.esrel2010.com

     

     

    Conference Leaflet:
    http://eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=2807




    June 28, 2010
    2nd “MUST” Workshop on Self-healing Coatings: Effectiveness and Implementation

    2nd “MUST” WORKSHOP
    Self-healing Coatings: Effectiveness and Implementation

    28. June 2010, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    The FP7 project MUST is organizing the 2nd external workshop devoted to “Self-healing coatings – effectiveness and implementation” on 28 June 2010, at Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The workshop aims at providing an international discussion forum on the most recent advances in the topic of self-healing coatings. The attendance is free of charge.  Moreover, you have the opportunity to combine it with the 6th International Conference on Coatings Science (COSI) that takes place from 28 June – 2 July, at the same Hotel, and to enjoy a fruitful week devoted to recent developments in coatings science. The workshop is scheduled for 28 June 2010 from 8:30 to 18:30h. We invite you to submit an abstract for this workshop.

    Please visit the MUST project website www.must-eu.com for registration and abstract submission and the COSI conference web site: www.coatings-science.com for further information.

    For questions concerning the technical contents of the workshop and for submission of your abstract, please contact: 

    Workshop organization – Fátima Montemor

    Phone: (+351) 218 419 769

    Fax: (+351) 218 419 771

    E-mail: mfontemor@ist.utl.pt


    June 21 - 25, 2010
    HIDA 5 Defect Assessment (LMF3) Course - HIDA-5 Conference
    hida002.jpg 21-25 June 2010, Guildford, UK

    PLANT INTEGRITY, DEFECT ASSESSMENT
    FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE, RISK BASED
    INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE
    Power, Petrochemical, Oil, Gas and other Industrial Applications

    www.hida5.com


    2nd Announcement and Call for Papers:
    http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=2415


    Programme Defect Assessment (LMF3) Course: http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3010
    Programme Conference: http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=2718

     

    As time is approaching fast, we would like to kindly ask you to note the following dates:

    PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINES:                              31st March 2010

    HIDA 5 – Defect Assessment (LMF3) Course:      21 – 22 June 2010

    HIDA 5 – International Conference:                        23 -25 June 2010

    Early registration is encouraged, especially for the training course because places are limited in order to achieve more interactive and effective course.

    Concession on the registration fee is available.  Reduction in the registration fee applies to IOM3 and IMechE members.

    Full details/information on the paper preparation and registration can be found on the conference website: www.hida5.com

    Please submit your paper in word document and send it by email to: ssimandjuntak@etd1.co.uk

    You will receive a confirmation via e-mail once your paper is received.

    If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Sarinova Simandjuntak or refer to the conference website.

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak

    European Technology Development
    6 Axis Centre
    Cleeve Road, Leatherhead
    Surrey KT22 7RD, UK

    Tel: +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +44 (0)1372 363 111      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Fax: +44 (0)1372 363 222
    Email: ssimandjuntak@etd1.co.uk
    Web site: www.etd1.co.uk
    www.ommi.co.uk

    June 18, 2010
    III.4 Workshop: China-Europe partnership in the area of emerging risks

    Workshop Committee

    O. Salvi, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    R. Bubbico, Univ. di Roma La Sapienza and Past-President of SRA-Europe, Italy
    B. Affeltranger, Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques, France
    L. Bodsberg, SINTEF, Norway
    C-F. Huang, Beijing Normal University and President of SRA-China, China
    Z. Zhang, Beijing Municipal Institute for Labour Protection (BMILP), China
    G. Zhai, Nanjing University, Vice-Secretary-General of SRA-China, China

    Contact & Organization

    M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    A. Veres, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
    B. Caillard, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

    About the workshop

    The objective of the workshop is to develop cooperation between Europe and China on emerging risks, as a follow up of the 1st China-Europe Risk Forum that took place in October 2009 in Beijing, hosted by BMILP and sponsored by SRA-Europe and EU-VRi.
    (See: http://www.eu-vri.eu/home.aspx?lan=230&tab=770&pag=787)
    The workshop will enable to review existing cooperations and initiate new ones on the following topics:
    1. Risks related to hazardous substances and processes in the industry: Roberto Bubbico
    2. Risks related to Transport Systems and Networks, including "life line" transporting utilities, products and information: Olivier Salvi
    3. Risk triggered by natural disasters: Bastien Affeltranger
    4. Methods and approaches for risk assessment and management: Aleksandar Jovanovic
    5. Risk Policies, Monitoring, Governance and Communication: Lars Bodsberg
    In particular, in order to stimulate the cross participation in projects, prior to the workshop, the participants of the conference will be asked to fill in a form presenting project opportunities, with a specification of the profile of the partners expected.
    The outcome of the workshop will be the creation of partnership to submit proposals for collaborative research or scientific activities in European or Chinese programmes.

    June 17, 2010
    III.3 Workshop: New Technologies and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

    Workshop Committee

    A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    R. X. Ruter, Ernst & Young, Germany
    W. Scheunemann, DOKEO, Germany (ytbc)

    Contact & Organization

    N. Ghavami, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
    M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

    About the workshop

    FP7 project iNTeg-Risk (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu) is dealing with early recognition, monitoring and integrated management of emerging, new technology related risks. Over 60 organisations and more than 350 persons have committed themselves to develop a harmonised EU-answer to these emerging risks, which are considered as one of the major problems for the competitiveness of the EU innovation industry. One of the important pillars in the interdisciplinary approach of iNTeg-Risk project is the involvement of social aspects and corporate responsibility throughout the whole life cycle of new technologies covered by the project.
    In this workshop, we would like to bridge the gap between different CSR-relevant groups, who might already work according to CSR-related concepts, but are not in-line with other units; like differences in comprehension and application of CSR-concepts among engineers and businessmen.
    As the target group for this workshop is, apart from invited externals, the project consortium itself with persons mostly having technical background, this event (and the iNTeg-Risk project itself) is a one of the kind opportunity to address an interested and dedicated group of persons (engineers), whose work within the project can be considered as a test bed for CSR concepts and approaches, which will find their application within the project and its results. Main expected benefits for the participants are:
    • Learning from application of sustainability concepts in other sectors (engineering vs. business/financial).
    • Get in touch with experienced global players in sustainability reporting in order to elaborate appropriate concepts for New Technologies and its related emerging risks.
    Foreseen participants for this workshop are project members and CSR/Sustainability responsible persons of companies and public authorities.

    June 17, 2010
    III.1 Workshop: Concepts and Applications of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies

    Workshop organizers

    Y. Dien & C. Duval, Electricité de France, France
    M. Hailwood, Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents
    A. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    G. Kuhn, BASF, Germany
    K.-J. Niemitz, Clariant Produkte GmbH, Germany / EPSC, UK
    R. Schneider, Swiss Re, Switzerland
    L.G.A. van Wijk, EC - JRC IPSC Major Accident Hazards

    Contact & Organization

    R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany
    A. Veres, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies, Germany

    About the workshop

    The workshop will address the issue of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as used, or planned to be used in iNTeg-Risk Project (www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu). In the project KPIs are one of the four main cornerstones of the methodology for assessing and managing emerging risks linked to New Technologies (the other three being the IRGC Framework, UML and Basel-II-like procedure for assessing the risks). In particular, the application of KPIs for the 17 ERRAs of iNTeg-Risk (ERRAs – Emerging Risks Representative Applications) is supposed to be looked at in more detail. This should be the case both for the ERRA-specific KPIs and for the KPIs used to compare ERRAs and single risk issues within each of them.
    Main concepts developed by organizations like OECD, HSE/HSL, CCPS or VCI will be discussed in the first part of the workshop. Application of these and other concepts is foreseen to be tackled in the second and third part of the workshop, where also the practical aspects of these applications, including tools and the practical view from the industry on the use of indicators will be presented and discussed.
    Main expected benefits for the participants are:
    • Introduction to the KPI concepts, by their developers
    • Presentation of examples of application, both within iNTeg-Risk and outside iNTeg-Risk
    • Exchange of experiences in using KPIs both within iNTeg-Risk and in other projects/activities
    Expected participants to this course are plant engineers, managers and risk experts.
    June 17, 2010
    III.2 Course: Nanosmile - Communicating risks related to nanotechnologies

    Course Committee

    Y. Sicard, Alternative & Atomic Energies Commissary, France
    S. Jovanovic, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

    Contact & Organization

    N. Ghavami, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, Germany
    R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany

    About the course

    The Nanosmile website www.nanosmile.org , developed in parallel of FP6 NanoSafe 2 has been available full web since June, 2008. Initially implemented as an e-learning support available internally at the Atomic Energy Commissary, Nanosmile has been gradually opened to the public at large. This website is now specifically dedicated to support:
    1. Professional training sessions in order to guarantee adoption of best practices,
    2. Institutional education program in order to make students aware to emerging risks,
    3. Public information dissemination in order to structure societal dialogue.
    FP7 NanEX, NanoHouse and NanoCode projects will feed Nanosmile content and structure during 2010-13 periods. iNTeg-Risk T4.10.7 will closely connect the Nanosmile website to the iNTeg-Risk One-Stop-Shop in different possible implementations.
    This course proposes a Nanosmile concept and feedback presentation. Three different modules  nanotraining, nanoeducation and nanodialogue will be structured as follows:
    1. Presentation: initial goals, implementation phase, feedback experience
    2. Generic methodological questions: discussion on the basis of IRGC, EMRF framework
    3. Specific content questions: answers will be supported by a detailed website visit     
    June 15, 2010
    Poster Sessions
    II.2 Poster Session
    June 15 - 16, 2010
    2nd iNTeg-Risk Conference: New Technologies & Emerging Risk - Main Conference

    2nd iNTeg-Risk Conference 2010:
    New Technologies & Emerging Risk

    Annual Topic: Dealing with multiple and
    interconnected emerging risks

    June 14-18, 2010, Stuttgart

    Haus der Wirtschaft
    Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19
    70174 Stuttgart, Germany
    http://www.hausderwirtschaft.de


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    Program

    I.    Pre-conference Courses & Workshops
    June 14, 2010
    • I.1 Course: Principles of IRGC Framework
    • I.2 Course: Life Cycle Assessment
    • I.3 Course: Life management, maintenance and aging (OSHA)
    • I.4 Course: Use of semantic technology (web text-mining) to generate early warning information for risk management
    II.  Main Conference
    June 15-16, 2010

    The Main Conference will be organized as a “single track” event focusing onto major contribution from the main stakeholders (industry partners, SMEs, EU, government and regulatory bodies). A special poster session will take place on June 15, 2010.

    III. Post-Conference Courses and Workshops
    June 17-18, 2010
    • III.1 Workshop: Concept and Application of Key Performance Indicators for New Technologies
    • III.2 Course: Nanosmile - Communicating risks related to nanotechnologies
    • III.3 Workshop: Emerging risks and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
    • III.4 Workshop: China-Europe partnership in the area of emerging risks
    • III.5 Workshop: ERRA-Integration Delphi-Workshop
    NOTE: Courses are intended for groups of 12-20 people, with 1 or 2 main “teachers” leading discussions at the end. The workshops are intended for groups of 15-80 people with presentations from different authors and collegial discussions leading to better clarified and/or consolidated positions. The workshop coordinators may but need not necessarily be the chairpersons and moderators.

    IV.  Accompanying events

    June 14-18, 2010


    • Project meetings for single project activities (e.g. Workpackage and Task meetings)
      June 14-18, 2010
    • Conference Exhibition
      June 15, 2010
    • International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting
      June 15, 2010
    • Project General Assembly (GA)
      June 16, 2010


    Further details, e.g. fees you can find on the leaflet: http://www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=2411


    Registration: http://www.eu-vri.eu/fwlink/?LinkID=248



    June 14, 2010
    I.4 Course: Use of semantic technology (web text-mining) to generate early warning information for risk management

    Course Committee

    M. Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
    L. Keller, Blue Ocean-SWS, Switzerland
    R. Schneider, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Switzerland

    Contact & Organization

    R. Kokejl, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    M. Löscher, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, Germany

    About the course

    Emerging Risk Managements relies very much on early warning information.
    The internet gives a real-time access to almost infinite sources of information – semantic web technology offers the framework to build efficient and effective solutions to generate automatically highly relevant information for dedicated knowledge needs.
    This course will give an overview about the technologies (and the providers) that fit early warning needs in risk management.
    We will give an introduction to the concepts of semantic web technologies and semantic intelligences, and we will show running solutions in the sectors of nano-technologies, alternative energy, pharma product risks, and others.
    Main benefits for the participants of this course are:
    • Deep insight into the value of different web sources from a risk management perspective (scientific, stakeholder, government, databases, consumer generated contents).
    • An overview of the potentials of semantic web technologies and semantic intelligence solutions and the major providers in the market.
    • An introduction how to use these technologies and sources for emerging risk management purposes practically (2 professional examples used by re-insurances).
    Target participants of this workshop are project managers, Innovation- and Knowledge- Managers, governmental experts and scientific representatives.
    May 31, 2010
    New challenges in Structural Safety - Preparation of new projects

    Technical Workshop
    New challenges in Structural Safety in the context of the
    EU2020 Strategy & EU Grand Challenges


    May 31, 2010 - 9:30 - 16:00

    Venue: ESTP (Ecole Supérieure des Travaux Publics)
    28, avenue du President Wilson - 94230 Cachan
    (South of Paris - Direct access from Paris Airports with RER B, stop ARCEUIL-CACHAN)



    Background:

    ETPIS High Level Group has identified as a TOP Priority for the industry:

    Methods to maintain safety of aged and repaired structures and provide technologies for life extension

    & Reliability based design and structural health monitoring (SHM) and risk based inspection technologies

    Objectives of the workshop:

    - share information on current challenges involving structural safety knowledge, in particular aging of industrial installations and infrastructures

    - define the content of possible projects and initiatives

    - identify leaders for new projects and new initiatives

    - structure the project ideas and initiatives in an ambitious programme

     

     



    DRAFT Agenda

     

     

     

     


     

     

    09:30 – 10:00

    Registration

     

    10:00 – 10:10

    Welcome

    Introduction related to the "New challenges in Structural Safety in the context of the EU2020 Strategy and EU Grand Challenges",

    Olivier Salvi, ETPIS Secretary General

     

    10:10 – 10:30

    Aging and repair installations: example of the French National Plan to improve industrial facilities,
    Gaëtan Prod’homme, INERIS
    see http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Plan-de-modernisation-des.html

     

     

    10:30 – 11:00

    38 Measures against aging of industrial facilities: is it the right answer?

    Aleksandar Jovanovic, Steinbeis R-Tech

     

    11:00 – 11:15

    Break

    11:15 – 11:30

    Main issues identified by the Working Group GT3S of IMDR,

    André Lannoy (IMDR) and Anne Baros (UTT)


    11:30 – 12:30

    Project "Structural Safety benchmark", André Lannoy (IMDR)
    - main objectives and technical content
    - requirements for a successful project
    - preliminary ideas for funding
    - discussion

     

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch break (buffet)

    13:30 – 14:30

    Presentation of project ideas and initiatives
    (10 min per presenter)

     

    BAM

    Integrated approach for improved performance, reliability and safety of aged, repaired and strengthened structures under accidental loads (Dr. Andreas Rogge)

     

    VCE

    Rapid Assessment of Life Cycle Status of the Constructed Infrastructure (Prof. Helmut Wenzel)

     

    ETD

    Component Replacement and Life Extension of Ageing Power Plants (Dr Ahmed Shibli) and Unified Failure Analysis Tool with Damage Mechanisms database for Inspection and Maintenance in power plant (Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak)

     

    IMdR

    Study of test cases in structural safety (André LANNOY and Anne Barros)

     

     

    14:30 – 14:45

    Break

     

     

    14:45 – 16:00

    Directions for the preparation of a programme (set of projects)
    Moderator: A. Jovanovic

    Panelists: A. Lannoy, T. Yalamas, H. Wenzel, A. Rogge, A. Shibli
    - topics, priorities, timeframe
    - interested partners and leaders, in particular from industry
    - identification of funding schemes, in particular multi-client project

     

     

     

    16:00

    End of the meeting

     

     

     

     

     


     

    Registration and participation fees Please register before May 25th, 2010 (for logistic reasons)
    Participation fees to cover the costs related to the organization of the workshop will be collected.
    (to be confirmed by May 25th according to the number of participants)
    ETPIS or IMDR Member: 60 € / Other: 150 €

    You can decide to join ETPIS and participate in the activities for 2010 (200 €) and benefit from the reduced participation fees.
    After your registration, you will receive an invoice from the organizers.
    May 20, 2010
    Brokerage event during 5th ETPIS General Assembly, 20 May 2010 in Prague

    Brokerage Event during the 5th ETPIS General Assembly (GA)

    May 20, 2010


    Venue: Park Inn Prague
    Svobodova 1, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic
    Phone +420 225 995 225, Fax +420 225 995 111, Email: info.prague@rezidorparkinn.com

    www.rezidorparkinn.com


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     Information for the General Assembly are available here:
    - Agenda
    - Hotel Registration Form (special discount until 19/04/2010)
    - Project idea form (for the brokerage event on May 20th, please send your contribution by May 7th, 2010).


    If you want to present a poster during the coffee and lunch breaks, please submit  the information on your communication using the "project idea form" and send it by May 7th, 2010 to info@industrialsafety-tp.org.

    A registration fee of 95 € for the brokerage event only is required to cover costs related to the organization of the event (venue, catering…).
    In addition, the annual fee for participation in ETPIS activities (200 €) will be collected for year 2010.
    By registering to the event you accept the conditions specified above.

     

    Online registration is available until May 7th, 2010. After your registration, you will receive an invoice to be paid by bank transfer.

    May 19, 2010
    5th ETPIS General Assembly, 19 May 2010 in Prague


    5th ETPIS General Assembly (GA)

    May 19-20, 2010


    Venue: Park Inn Prague
    Svobodova 1, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic
    Phone +420 225 995 225, Fax +420 225 995 111, Email: info.prague@rezidorparkinn.com

    www.rezidorparkinn.com



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     Information for the General Assembly are available here:
    - Agenda
    - Hotel Registration Form (special discount until 19/04/2010)
    - Project idea form (for the brokerage event on May 20th, please send your contribution by May 7th, 2010).


    If you want to present a poster during the coffee and lunch breaks, please submit  the information on your communication using the "project idea form" and send it by May 7th, 2010 to info@industrialsafety-tp.org.

    A registration fee of 190 € for the 2 days is required to cover costs related to the organization of the event (venue, catering…). If you participate only 1 day, the fee is 95 €.
    In addition, the annual fee for participation in ETPIS activities (200 €) will be collected for year 2010.
    By registering to the event you accept the conditions specified above.

     

    Online registration is available until May 7th, 2010. After your registration, you will receive an invoice to be paid by bank transfer.

     

     

     

     

    May 18, 2010
    5th Meeting of the National Technology Platform Industrial Safety, 18 May 2010 in Prague

    ETPIS
    5th Meeting of NTPIS

    18 May 2010 - 11:00 - 17:30


    Prague, Czech Republic

    Venue: Park Inn Prague
    Svobodova 1, 12800 Prague, Czech Republic
    Phone +420 225 995 225, Fax +420 225 995 111, Email: info.prague@rezidorparkinn.com

    www.rezidorparkinn.com

     

     

    agenda 

    NB: a registration fee will be required in the range of 80 € to cover the costs related to catering and the organisation of the event.

     

    May 11 - 12, 2010
    ETP Leaders Meeting
    http://ec.europa.eu/invest-in-research/policy/eu_tech_platform_en.htm
    April 28, 2010
    World Day of Safety and Health at Work
    World Day of Safety and Health at Work

    launching of:

    Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Safe Maintenance 2010/11
    April 14, 2010
    Mirror Group Telephone Meeting

    Agenda will cover:

    - review of the topics of interest in the ERANET

    - identification of the eligible partners for the project and leadership

    - planning of the work to answer the call.



    To connect, please use the following numbers:
    Austria: 0820 4000 1503
    Belgium: 070 35 99 45
    France: 0821 230 748
    Germany: 01803 001 178 (cell number 01570 248 8101)
    Ireland: 0818 270 007
    Italy: 848 390 166
    Netherlands: 0870 001 901
    Poland: 0801 003 543
    Spain: 902 885 318
    Sweden: 0939 2066 400
    Switzerland: 0848 560 190
    United Kingdom: 0844 4 73 73 73
    Worldwide:+44 844 4 73 73 73
    SkypeOut:+49 1803 001 178

    From the other countries or if you use a mobile phone: +44 844 4 73 73 73 (calls charged at international rates).

    The PIN CODE is: 753302
    April 12, 2010
    SafeMed Meeting
    SafeMed Meeting
    Stuttgart, HdW

    Participants:
    • Prof. Gottwald
    • Prof. Schurr
    • Prof. Jovanovic
    • Mr. Löscher
    March 31, 2010
    Deadline Paper submission HIDA Conference
    see: http://www.eu-vri.eu/ma/DashboardEvent.aspx?eid=473
    March 26, 2010
    6th General Assembly (GA) of All Members

    EU-VRi 6th General Assembly (GA)


    March 25-26, 2010

    INERIS
    Parc Technologique ALATA,
    F – 60550 VERNEUIL-EN-HALATTE
    (www.ineris.fr)

       
       
    Agenda
    Overview of Meetings
     

    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    REGULAR EU-VRi GENERAL ASSEMBLY TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

     11:00 – 12:00 Arrival of the participants from Paris CDG Airport
     12:00 – 14:00 Lunch (buffet)
     14:00 – 15:30 Risks and nano technologies, nanoparticles (Olivier Le Bihan)
    • Overview of the activities at INERIS
      • Measurement techniques - LIBS, Christophe Dutouquet
      • Health aspects, Olivier Le Bihan
      • Accidental risks, Jacques Bouillard
    • Presentation of NanoDevice FP7 project: role and activities of EU-VRi
    • Presentation of activities performed by members of EU-VRi
    • Identification of possible projects, initiatives with the participant
    Presentations: http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3461
     15:30 – 16:00 Break
     16:00 – 17:30 Risks and new energies (Laurent Dupont)
    • Overview of the activities at INERIS
      • STEEVE (batteries)
      • Biogas, biofuels, H2 …
      • CO2 capture, storage, transport
    • Presentation of activities performed by members of EU-VRi
    • Identification of possible projects, initiatives with the participants
    Presentations: http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3462
     19:30 – 21:30 Dinner hosted by INERIS

    Friday, March 26, 2010

    GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

     08:30 – 11:00
    General Assembly of the Founding Members (Room ROME)
    (Chair: Prof. Renn/Prof. Bogaerts)

    NB:
    For the other members, visit of INERIS labs and experimental facilities
    Meeting point will be at 9:00 in the Room CAMPANULE

     11:00 – 11:30 Break
     11:30 – 12:30
    General Assembly of All Members  Part I (Room CAMPANULE)
    (Chair: Prof. Renn/Prof. Bogaerts)

     12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
     14:00 – 15:30
    General Assembly of All Members Part II (Room CAMPANULE)
    (Chair: Prof. A Jovanovic)

    Presentations of New Members: http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3463
     15:30
    Closure
     15:30 – 16:30
    Transport to Paris CDG Airport and to Creil Railway station



    Detailed Agenda - General Assembly of the Founding Members:
    http://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3069

    Detailed Agenda - General Assembly of All Membershttp://www.eu-vri.eu/filedown.aspx?file=3068




    March 26, 2010
    6th General Assembly (GA) of Founding Members
    6th General Assembly (GA) of Founding Members
    March 25, 2010
    Regular EU-VRi General Assembly Technical Workshop
    Regular EU-VRi General Assembly Technical Workshop
    March 17 - 18, 2010
    SPI-Safety Culture Workshop, Ispra, Italy

     A European Regulators Workshop on

    Applying the Lessons of Safety Leadership, Culture and Performance Measurement After BP Texas City

    17-19 March 2010, JRC, Ispra, Italy

    March 16, 2010
    OSHA: European Partnership Meeting, Brussels


    Healthy Workplaces.
    Good for you. Good for business.
    A European Campaign on Safe Maintenance

     

    European Partnership Meeting – 16 March 2010, Brussels

     

    SAVE THE DATE

     

    EU-Vri - European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management

    Aleksandar Jovanovic

    coordinator

     

     

    Dear Partner, Dear Friend,

     

    We would like to invite you to our European Partnership Meeting on 16 March 2010 from 10.00h to 13.00h in the European Quarter in Brussels (exact location to be communicated).

     

    At this occasion, we would like to:

     

    §         present to you our upcoming two-year Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Safe Maintenance 2010-11 as well as

     

    §         discuss with you ways of how you can get involved, including on how to become an official Partner of the 2010-11 Healthy Workplaces Campaign.

     

    Maintenance – the topic of our upcoming Healthy Workplaces Campaign to be officially launched on 28 April 2010 – happens in virtually all workplaces. It is a process that affects every area of safety and health. Failure to maintain the work environment and poor standards of maintenance are a major cause of occupational diseases (e.g. from exposure to asbestos, biological agents, etc.) and accidents (e.g. inadvertent machinery start up, asphyxiation in confined spaces, slips, trips and falls, etc.).

     

    Effective partnerships with key stakeholders are paramount to our Campaign. In the framework of our first Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Risk Assessment 2008-09, we managed to establish many of these partnerships – including with over 40 official Campaign partners. These are pan-European or international organisations and companies (including ETUC and BUSINESSEUROPE) that decided to get substantially involved in the Campaign (see: http://osha.europa.eu/en/campaigns/hw2008/partners ). We intend to build on this success with our forthcoming Campaign on Safe Maintenance 2010-11.

     

    You will receive in due time before the event the agenda and all the working documents for this meeting. To give you a first taste of the Campaign, please find attached a copy of our brand new Campaign Guide.

     

    We very much hope that you can attend the meeting and that we can count on your support and active involvement in the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Safe Maintenance in 2010/11.

     

    If you need any further information please contact:

    Brussels

    Brenda O’Brien

    obrien@osha.europa.eu

    (32) 2 401 68 59

    Bilbao

    Heike Klempa

    klempa@osha.europa.eu

    (34) 94 479 35 57

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Heike Klempa

    Campaigns Manager

    March 11, 2010
    Mirror Group meeting focused on the preparation of the ERANET Industrial Safety

    4th Mirror Group meeting focused on the preparation of
    the ERANET Industrial Safety

    March 11th, 2010
    8:30 to 12:00

    European Commission Offices
    9G - SDME building - Square de Me
    eûs, 8
    Brussels

    DRAFT AGENDA
    vers. 22-02-2010



    Objectives:

    - Preparation of the call for an ERANET on Industrial Safety to be published in June/july 2010
    - Demonstrate the committment from the interested Member States
    - Identify the topics of interest for the Member States and define some priorities
    - Preliminary discussion to prepare the project to create the ERANET


    Provisional agenda:


    08:30    Registration

    09:00    Welcome - Introduction to the meeting

    J. Lexow, BAM (Chair of the Mirror Group)

    - round table with the participants

    - background information

    - progress on the process to create the ERANET IS

    09:30    Principles and organisation of an ERANET
    Antonio CIPOLLARO, European Commission DG RTD Directorate G (Industrial Technologies) - Unit 2 (New Generation of Products) - Safety in processes and products

               

    10:00    Discussion on the topics of interest for the ERANET

    chaired by J. Lexow, BAM

                - summary of the survey among the Member States, O. Salvi, INERIS

                - presentation by the participants of their priorities

    11:30    Conclusions of the meeting and next steps

    J. Lexow, BAM (Chair of the Mirror Group)

    - summary of the discussion

    - proposal of a list of actions

    - further activity to collect the inputs from the programme owners from the Member States

    - announcement of the next NTPIS meeting on June 18, 2010 in Prague (Czech Republic), meeting hosted by CZ-TPIS

    12:00    End of the meeting


    March 1, 2010
    SafeMed Meeting with Mr. Zeller, GS1 Germany
    Participants:

    Mr. Zeller, GS1 Germany
    A. Jovanovic, EU-VRi
    M. Löscher, EU-VRi
    Mr. Urban, IPRI

    Topic - Verwertung


    Minutes

    Urban: Gemeinnützigkeit bzw. Klärung der Förderquote von GS1 in Bezug auf Verwertung von Nöten.
    Zeller: Wird gesondert geklärt und in der Kommunikation und weiteren Dokumenten verdeutlicht.
    Urban: Standardisierungsbemühungen -> Inwieweit sind Firmen an GS1 Standards gebunden? Ähnlich wie bei DIN Standards? Unterschiedliche Standards für unterschiedliche Anwender (Automobil, Pharma, Lebensmittel)?
    Zeller: GS1 hat Marktbeherrschende Stellung. GS1 Standards werden weitgehend in der Pharmaindustrie verwende
    Urban: Der Grund hierfür ist die Legitimation von GS1 als Verwerter.
    Jovanovic: Das ist normalerweise Konsortiums-intern zu regeln.
    Urban: Lediglich die Beziehung der Verbände (VFA, BPI, FAGRO) zu GS1 sollte geklärt werden, um den gewählten Standardisierer zu begründen. Letztendlich sollten drei Argumente FÜR GS1 sprechen:
    1. Fachleute mit Tradition
    2. Alle drei Technologien abgedeckt (RFID etc...)
    3. Verbände haben nichts dagegen

    Jovanovic: Bei der Verwerttung stellen sich drei Fragen, die geklärt werden müssen:
    1. Was wird verwertet?
    2. Wer sind die möglichen Nutzer?
    3. Wie könnte ein Verwertungsplan/vereinbarung aussehen?
    Urban: Schlussleistung der Kommerzialisierung steht in Frage. Wie ist das sonst bei EU-VRi geregelt?
    Jovanovic: Unterschiedlich. Entweder zum Teil mitgefördert oder selbst getragen vom Konsortium. Es sollte zunächst der Demonstrator genauer spezifiziert werden, um die Verwertung angehen zu können.
    Urban: Demonstrator am Ende des Projekts aber nicht kommerzialisierbar. Hierzu muss noch weitere Arbeit geleistet werden.
    Jovanovic: Passendes Modell für Partner und die heutigen Formen der Verwertung (Lizensierung steht sehr in Frage)
    Jovanovic: Schwierigkeit zu trennen was wem gehört. Entscheidung wird deshalb mit Konsortium zusammen getroffen werden müssen und zwar NACH erster Verwertung INNERHALB des Konsortiums. Wie die weitere Verwertung in Bezug auf externe Kunden aussieht (z.B. Lizensierungen oder über Web und Werbung). Eine vielversprechende Möglichkeit ist die Dienstleistung auf Basis von Software (Verlängerte Werkbank für größere Anwender). Erster Schritt wäre also die Verwertung innerhalb des Konsortiums bevor man sich über die externe Verwertung Gedanken macht.
    Urban: Es wird sich sehr schnell auf die beiden Verwerter GS1 und EU-VRi beschränken...
    Jovanovic: Zwei Punkte
    1. Im Verwertungsprozess sollten alle Projektpartner miteinbezogen werden.
    2. Die Wege der Verwertung sollten sich nicht an Lizensierung orientieren. Das ist nicht mehr zeitgemäß!
    Jovanovic: Hierzu nochmals die drei wichtigen Punkte:
    1. Was wird verwertet?
    2. Wer sind die möglichen Nutzer?
    3. Wie könnte ein Verwertungsplan/vereinbarung aussehen?
    Zeller: Auch in unserem Verständnis ist die Verwertung eine projekt-begleitende Aufgabe, die eine vorläufige Verwertungstrategie ständig hinterfragt.

    Jovanovic: Die Möglichkeit eines Surveys zur Erfassung der Vewertungswünsche und Verwertungsprobleme im Konsortium besteht ebenfalls.

    Zusammen wurde ein Entwurf zum Konsortialvertrag (Verwertungsplan) erstellt.

    Nächste Schritte:
    • Löscher sendet entwickelten Entwurf an Frau Börner
    • 20. März: Deadline für interne redaktionelle Abstimmung der Gesamtvorhabensbeschreibung
    • 12. April: Deadline für Zusendung der Entwürfe zur Gesamtvorhabensbeschreibung und den Teilvorhabensbeschreibungen an Frau Börner
    February 15, 2010
    EU-VRi Meeting with Mrs. Mathieu-Gouteyron (INERIS)
    Location: HdW K4
    February 10, 2010
    Meeting: EU-VRi Annual Report 2009
    Venue: Kienestr. 35, Room K7

    Tentative list of participants:

    1. G. Schröder, Ebner Stolz
    2. Mr. J. Nagel, Ebner Stolz
    3. Ms.Ortinau, Steinbeis
    4. Ms. Camlibel, Steinbeis
    5. Mr. Haug, Steinbeis
    6. Prof. Jovanovic, Steinbeis R-Tech
    7. Dr. Balos, Steinbeis R-Tech
    8. Dr. Jovanovic, R-Tech
    9. Mr. O. Salvi, EU-VRi
    December 9, 2009
    EU-VRi: Extraordinary General Assembly of Founding Members

    Teleconference:

    In order to participate please dial the number from the list below or the attached list (use the one most convenient for you) and use the PIN number

    912001

    You have to give this PIN to enter to the conference, then you will have to give your name.

    Numbers for Telecon:

    •      Austria*: 0820 4000 1502 (calls answered in German); 0820 4000 1503 (calls answered in English)

    •      Belgium: 070 35 9945

    •      France: 0821 230 749 (calls answered in French); 0821 230 748 (calls answered in English)

    •      Germany: 01803 001 177 (calls answered in German); 01803 001 178 (calls answered in English); 01570 248 8101 (mobile number)

    •      Ireland*: 0818 270 007

    •      Italy*: 848 390 166

    •      Holland: 0870 001 901 (calls answered in English); 0870 001 909 (calls answered in Dutch)

    •      Spain*: 902 885 318

    •      Sweden: 0939 206 6400 (calls answered in English); 0939 206 6300 (calls answered in Swedish)

    •      Switzerland: 0848 560 190

    •      UK: 0844 580 0555

    •      US: 1 641 715 3715  

    •      SkypeOut: +99 03 769 3322 (calls answered in French); +99 03 769 4922 (calls answered in German); +99 03 769 3122 (calls answered in Dutch); +99 03 769 4622 (calls answered in Swedish); +99 03 769 4422 (calls answered in English)

    *The dial-in numbers in these countries are not available for use from mobiles. In these countries, mobile callers should continue to dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates). Powwownow does not set the cost of calls – some networks may vary from these prices – for cost confirmation please contact your network provider.

    If a dial-in number is not listed for the country you require, please dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates).

    ______________________________

     

    Dear Founding Members,

     

    As in previous years, in order to finish the business year, prepare the annual reports and prepare the forthcoming General Assembly of EU-VRi in March 2010 we want to invite you for an extraordinary General Assembly of Founding Members.

     

    The decisions to be made are the following ones:

     

    D1. : Order the engagement of the auditor for the report 2009. Our proposal is to take the same auditor as for the report 2008 (Ebner, Stolz & Partner).

     

    D2. : Order for the detailed breakdown in the Annual Report for 2009 (Higher costs - details will be known at the telecon)

     

    D3. : Gradual "Shutting down" of EU-VRi Management Office until the latest December 31, 2010 (Transfer of activities to EU-VRi)

     

    Short final discussion (no decision needed), should cover the following items:

     

    a.     Possible dates for the regular General Assembly 2010 in March 2010 (see link http://www.eu-vri.eu/ma/poll.aspx?pid=20)

     

    b.    Info about ISO9001-Audit /Certification

     

    c.     Info about the "audit" of EU-VRi on due diligence done by INERIS and Deloitte

     

    d.    AOB

     

    For the Extraordinary General Assembly for Founding Members done as telecon we propose the following alternate dates.

    ·         Nov. 26, 2009, 10 AM

    ·         Dec. 1, 2009, 11 AM

    ·         Dec. 2, 2009, 10 AM

    ·         Dec. 3, 2009, 10 AM

    ·         Dec. 7, 2009, 10AM

    ·         Dec. 8, 2009, 10AM

    ·         Dec. 9, 2009, 5 PM

     

    Please indicate your availability at http://www.eu-vri.eu/ma/poll.aspx?pid=21.

     

    Please do not hesitate to call us if further clarifications and/or support are needed.

     

    Alternatively, you may decide to provide us with filling out the voting slip below.

     

    Kind regards

    Roswitha Kokejl

     

    on behalf of

     

    Aleksandar Jovanovic

    ===============================================
    EU-VRi
    European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management

    P.O. Box 10 13 21, 70012 Stuttgart, Germany
    Visiting address:

    Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19,
    70174 Stuttgart, Germany

     

    Tel: +49 (711) 1839–781
    Fax: +49 (711) 1839-685
    www.eu-vri.eu
    E-Mail: info@eu-vri.eu

     

    Registered in Stuttgart, Germany under HRA 720578

     

    ________________________________________________________________________________

     

    VOTING SLIP:

     

    D1.:        Order the engagement of the auditor for the report 2009. Our proposal is to take the same auditor as for the report 2008 (Ebner, Stolz & Partner).

     

    Yes       No

     

    Comment:

     

    D2.:        Order for the detailed breakdown in the Annual Report for 2009 (Higher costs - details will be known at the telecon)

     

    Yes       No

     

    Comment:

     

    D3.:        Gradual "Shutting down" of EU-VRi Management Office until the latest December 31, 2010 (Transfer of activities to EU-VRi)

     

    Yes       No

     

    Comment:

     

    D4.:        Accepting the short report about ISO9001-Audit /Certification

     

    Yes       No

     

    Comment:

     

     

     

     

    November 12, 2009
    Telecon on proposal for NATURAMMIS

    Teleconf on proposal for NATURAMMIS

    on November 12, 2009

    from 9:30 to 11:00 CET


    Agenda

    - Presentation of the situation related to the proposal development (Olga)
    - Collection of remarks from the participants (all)
    - Homework
       - send your possible contribution in the WP and tasks to the identified WP leader by 17/11/2009, with a detailed explanation of what you propose and your "references"
       - send any ideas to Olga and Auxane, related to the project in general: the concept, the organisation of the workflow, the case studies...
    NB: based on the contributions received, DEMOKRITOS, INERIS and EU-VRi will reorganise the proposal and invite the partner who provided the most relevant contributions, and give a feedback to the others

    - Next meeting: agreement on possible period, dates? need of a physical meeting or not?




    November 5, 2009
    Audit INERIS
    Audit INERIS
    October 13, 2009
    “Landesvertretung Brüssel als Brücke zur EU-Forschung und Innovation, eine Vorstellung von Arbeitsinhalten der LV“

    Herr Thomas Häringer,
    stellvertr. Leiter Landesvertretung (LV) Baden-Württemberg

    als Gast bei EU-VRi

    “Landesvertretung Brüssel als Brücke zur EU-Forschung
    und Innovation, eine Vorstellung von Arbeitsinhalten der LV“
    mit anschließender Diskussion

    hdw001-small.jpg

    13. Oktober 2009
    16:30 - 18:00 Uhr


    Haus der Wirtschaft, Turm A,
    Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
    70174 Stuttgart
    (www.hausderwirtschaft.de)

    Programm

    Registrierung
    October 7, 2009
    In-person meeting for preparation of proposal for topic ENV.2010.1.3.4.1

    In-person meeting for preparation of proposal for topic ENV.2010.1.3.4.1

    on October 7, 2009

    9:30-16:00

    in 70174 Stuttgart, Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19 (Haus der Wirtschaft), Meeting Room K1



    Proposed Agenda:

    9:30 Welcome
    10:00 Start of the meeting
    • Context/history of the proposal preparation
    • Objectives of the meeting
    • Share of information: previous project, previous work showing the gaps
    • Review the call text and present:
    - the concept of the project and the objectives to address the call text
    - main deliverables
    - organisation of the workplan
    - budget
    • Organisation of the consortium
    • Retroplanning and actions until the submission
    16:00 End of the meeting

      
     








     


    October 5, 2009
    Preparation for in-person meeting
    The agenda for the call is to organise the physical meeting and agree:
    - on the concept of the project and the objectives
    - overview of the workplan
    - rough budget




    Please find the dial in numbers for the teleconference uploaded to the event dashboard under "Documents".
    The pin code is
    912005.




    September 17, 2009
    FP7-ENV-2010 Infoday

    FP7-ENV-2010 – INFODAY

    SEPTEMBER, 17 2009, Brussels


    Conference Centre “Albert Borschette”
    Rue Froissart 36
    B-1050 Brussels
    September 16, 2009
    Tel Conf to prepare a proposal on the call NMP.2010.1.3-1 Reference methods for managing the risk of engineered nanoparticles

    The participants who have confirmed their attendance are:

     

    1. Jacques Bouillard (Ineris), France
    2. Oliver Salvi (Ineris), France
    3. Jordi Campos (Swiss Institute), Switzerland
    4. Jesús López de Ipiña (LEIA), Spain
    5. Marko Gerbec (J. Stefan Institute) Ljubljana, Slovenia
    6. Julià Sempere (IQS), Spain
    7. Eduard Serra (IQS), Spain

     

    In order to participate in the conference call, please dial the number from the list below and use the PIN number

    912005

    You have to give this PIN to enter to the conference, then you will have to give your name.

    Numbers for Telecon:

    ·       Austria *: 0820 4000 1502 (calls answered in German); 0820 4000 1503 (calls answered in English)

    ·       Belgium : 070 35 9945

    ·       France : 0826 100 213 (calls answered in French); 0826 100 211 (calls answered in English)

    ·       Germany : 01805 006 685 (calls answered in German); 01805 006 683 (calls answered in English)

    ·       Ireland *: 0818 270 007

    ·       Italy *: 848 390 166

    ·       Holland : 0870 001 901 (calls answered in English); 0870 001 909 (calls answered in Dutch)

    ·       Spain *: 902 885 318

    ·       Sweden : 0939 206 6400 (calls answered in English); 0939 206 6300 (calls answered in Swedish)

    ·       Switzerland : 0848 560 190

    ·       UK : 0870 22 333 33

    ·       US: 1 641 715 3715  

    ·       SkypeOut: +99 03 769 3322 (calls answered in French); +99 03 769 4922 (calls answered in German); +99 03 769 3122 (calls answered in Dutch); +99 03 769 4622 (calls answered in Swedish); +99 03 769 4422 (calls answered in English)

    *The dial-in numbers in these countries are not available for use from mobiles. In these countries, mobile callers should continue to dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates). Powwownow does not set the cost of calls â€" some networks may vary from these prices â€" for cost confirmation please contact your network provider.
    September 11, 2009
    Telecon for Preparation of the Infoday

    Telecon for Preparation of the Infoday

    regarding topic ENV.2010.1.3.4.1

    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9 am CET




    Proposed Agenda:

    1. Agree on the objectives of the project that we want to develop (see Draft Concept under documents below)
    2. Agree on the list of WP as they are proposed ( see Draft WP list under documents below )
      => items 1 and 2 are inputs for the Infoday
    3. Retroplanning and possible dates for a physical meeting of the Steering Committee.
      => agreement on 3 or 4 dates



    Teleconference:

    In order to participate please dial the number from the list below or the attached list (use the one most convenient for you) and use the PIN number

    912005

    You have to give this PIN to enter to the conference, then you will have to give your name.

    Numbers for Telecon:
    •    Austria*: 0820 4000 1502 (calls answered in German); 0820 4000 1503 (calls answered in English)
    •    Belgium: 070 35 9945
    •    France: 0826 100 213 (calls answered in French); 0826 100 211 (calls answered in English)
    •    Germany: 01805 006 685 (calls answered in German); 01805 006 683 (calls answered in English)
    •    Ireland*: 0818 270 007
    •    Italy*: 848 390 166
    •    Holland: 0870 001 901 (calls answered in English); 0870 001 909 (calls answered in Dutch)
    •    Spain*: 902 885 318
    •    Sweden: 0939 206 6400 (calls answered in English); 0939 206 6300 (calls answered in Swedish)
    •    Switzerland: 0848 560 190
    •    UK: 0870 22 333 33
    •    US: 1 641 715 3715  
    •    SkypeOut: +99 03 769 3322 (calls answered in French); +99 03 769 4922 (calls answered in German); +99 03 769 3122 (calls answered in Dutch); +99 03 769 4622 (calls answered in Swedish); +99 03 769 4422 (calls answered in English)

    *The dial-in numbers in these countries are not available for use from mobiles. In these countries, mobile callers should continue to dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates). Powwownow does not set the cost of calls – some networks may vary from these prices – for cost confirmation please contact your network provider.

    If a dial-in number is not listed for the country you require, please dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates).

    September 2, 2009
    Follow up of the brokerage event - tele-conference

    Follow-up of the brokerage event as as tele-conference

    on September 2, 2009 at 14:30 CET




    Proposed Agenda:

    1. Content of the call
      • Scientific officer (?)
      • Budget
      • Main deliverable
    2. Previous work/projects related to the topic
    3. Preparation of Workpackages and technical topics
      • Existing data for natural hazards, spatial planning, meteo, (satellite data)
      • Hazards each partner (country) can assess
      • Anthropogenic (man-made) hazards - Technological hazards, critical infrastructure
      • Spatial planning experts, socio economic experts
    4. Consortium Management
      • Leadership
      • Steering Committee
      • Other possible partners missing until now (e.g. Central - Eastern Europe, GB
      • CM regarding case studies, stakeholders, end users
      • CM regarding missing fields of expertise (e.g. earthquakes, landslides etc.)
    5. Next steps (Deadline January 5, 2010; 1st stage)


    Teleconference:

    In order to participate please dial the number from the list below or the attached list (use the one most convenient for you) and use the PIN number

    912005

    You have to give this PIN to enter to the conference, then you will have to give your name.

    Numbers for Telecon:
    •    Austria*: 0820 4000 1502 (calls answered in German); 0820 4000 1503 (calls answered in English)
    •    Belgium: 070 35 9945
    •    France: 0826 100 213 (calls answered in French); 0826 100 211 (calls answered in English)
    •    Germany: 01805 006 685 (calls answered in German); 01805 006 683 (calls answered in English)
    •    Ireland*: 0818 270 007
    •    Italy*: 848 390 166
    •    Holland: 0870 001 901 (calls answered in English); 0870 001 909 (calls answered in Dutch)
    •    Spain*: 902 885 318
    •    Sweden: 0939 206 6400 (calls answered in English); 0939 206 6300 (calls answered in Swedish)
    •    Switzerland: 0848 560 190
    •    UK: 0870 22 333 33
    •    US: 1 641 715 3715  
    •    SkypeOut: +99 03 769 3322 (calls answered in French); +99 03 769 4922 (calls answered in German); +99 03 769 3122 (calls answered in Dutch); +99 03 769 4622 (calls answered in Swedish); +99 03 769 4422 (calls answered in English)

    *The dial-in numbers in these countries are not available for use from mobiles. In these countries, mobile callers should continue to dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates). Powwownow does not set the cost of calls – some networks may vary from these prices – for cost confirmation please contact your network provider.

    If a dial-in number is not listed for the country you require, please dial +44 870 22 333 33 (calls charged at international rates).


    July 10, 2009
    EU-VRi Brokerage event for the FP7 (call to be published in July)

    EU-VRi Brokerage event for the FP7
    (call to be published in July)

    on July, 10 2009 in Stuttgart

    (K1, Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19, 70174 Stuttgart)


    EU-VRi managers decided to organise an internal "EU-VRi Brokerage Event" to prepare the participation of EU-VRi members in the next call of FP7 (which will be published probably on 31st July), i.e.:

    • to identify common topics of interest
    • to identify project leaders
    • to develop consortia with Members interested by the same project/topics.

     



    Preliminary Agenda



    9:00 Welcome by EU-VRi Managers & Objectives of the brokerage event
    9:30 Overview of the FP7 workprogramme and analysis of opportunities on:
    • industrial risk and safety
    • LCA and risk assessment
    • nanotechnologies
    • new energy and transport
    • security
    • PPP, Factory of the Future, Green Cars, E2B
    • ...
    Discussion - Q/A
    11:00 BREAK
    11:30 Presentation of project ideas  by the participants
    Participants will be invited to present project ideas based on information that we will communicate (headlines from the FP7 workprogramme)
    12:30 Lunch break
    13:30 Discussions and networking with AREA / TOPICS leaders
    15:00 BREAK
    15:30 EU-VRI within ETPIS
    Information on the development of other programmes ERANET and EUREKA!Industrial Safety
    16:00 AOB
    16:15 End of the meeting






    Venue

    • Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft
    • Steinbeis Foundation
    • Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies
    • European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi)

    Haus der Wirtschaft,
    Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
    70174 Stuttgart, Germany
    +49 (711) 1839-5
    www.stw.de



    Walking from the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof): Take the main street (Koenigstrasse) for about 500 meters up to the main place Schlossplatz. Between the bookstore WITTWER and the ESPRIT, you have to turn right (kleiner Schlossplatz), go straight ahead, cross the ‘Theodor Heuss Strasse’ and you will reach automatically the ‘Willi-Bleicher Strasse’.


    Public transportation: Take any of the subway lines (“S-Bahn”) S1 to S6 ( S2 or S3 from the airport! ) and get off at the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). Then follow the instructions above. Alternatively: use the tramway (the “U-Bahn”) lines U9 or U14 and get off at the stop “Keplerstraße”.


    By car: From the main motorways follow always “Stuttgart Zentrum” or “Stuttgart Stadtmitte”. Take exits “Degerloch” when coming from Munich (Autobahn A8), exit “Vaihingen” when coming from Karlsruhe (Autobahn A8) or Zurich (Autobahn A81), or Zuffenhausen when coming from Heilbronn (Autobahn A81).
    Park at “Hofdienergarage” in front of Haus der Wirtschaft (access to the garage from Schellingstraße).




    Hotels



    The prices are indicative – please check (e.g. Internet) for special offers in each particular case.

    Hotel Name

    www / tel

    distance

    Regular price

    Hotel Wartburg

    www.hotel-wartburg-stuttgart.de
    Tel. +497112045-0

    5 min

    88 €

    Hotel Astoria

    www.hotel-astoria-stuttgart.de
    Tel. +497114408000

    5 min

    99 €

    Hotel Rega

    www.rega-hotel.de
    Tel. +49711619340

    10 min

    115 €

    Hotel Azenberg

    www.hotelazenberg.de
    Tel. +49711225504-0

    10 min

    105 €

    Maritim Hotel

    www.maritim.de
    Tel. +497119421210

    5 min

    152-189 €

    For further info you may find useful to consult http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/ENG/hotels/hotels_buchen.htm .

    March 13, 2009
    EU-VRi 5th General Assembly of Founding Members

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    EU-VRi 5th General Assembly
    of the FOUNDING Members

    March 13, 2009
    9:30 - 11:00

    Brussels, Belgium
    Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11,
    B - 1000 Brussels
    (www.universityfoundation.be)


    Draft Agenda

    Way to University Foundation
    List of hotels

    March 13, 2009
    EU-VRi 5th General Assembly of All Members
      FUUS-MAP.jpg

      EU-VRi 5th General Assembly
    of ALL Members

    March 13, 2009
    11:30 - 15:30

    Brussels, Belgium
    Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11,
    B - 1000 Brussels
    (www.universityfoundation.be)


    Draft Agenda

    Way to University Foundation
    List of hotels

    November 17, 2008
    EU-VRi: Workshop "Preparation of a common approach for iNTeg-Risk and other EU activities" (17 Nov) by EDF-Chatou (Paris)

    A workshop is organised on 17 November, in Chatou (Paris), at EDF premises to prepare, among EU-VRi members, a common approach to perform the projects such as iNTeg-Risk, and other European activities .

    The agenda for the workshop focuses on the organisation of the activities of EU-VRi and its financing.


    It will cover the following points:

    1. EU-VRi activities and project portfolio (A. Jovanovic and O. Salvi)
    Lessons learnt about the organisation - Questions and answers


    2. Idenfication of topics and activities to focus on, and corresponding organisation (All)


    November 14, 2008
    EU-VRi: City of Sciences Fair (14-16 Nov) in Paris
    EU-VRi have accepted the invitation from INERIS to participate in the "European City of Sciences", which is a scientific fair organised under the French Presidency of the European Union.
    This scientific fair will take place from Friday 14 November to Sunday 16 November 2008, in the "Grand Palais" in Paris, which is one of the most wonderful monuments of the French Capital.
    see http://www.villeeuropeennedessciences.fr/
    and http://www.villeeuropeennedessciences.fr/projet_FR_106.htm

    EU-VRi would like to invite you to this event. You are very welcome to attend the fair for the whole period and be present on the stand to meet people. EU-VRi will take advantage of the participation in this event to ask visitors about their opinion and perception of Emerging Risks (in relation with the iNTeg-Risk project). Therefore, we will develop a short questionnaire for the visitors addressing this topic.

    Please you have any questions related to this invitation, don't hesitate to contact Olivier Salvi at salvi@eu-vri.eu.
    April 10, 2008
    EU-VRi 4th General Assembly, Barcelona
    EU-VRi 4th General Assembly, Barcelona
    February 8, 2008
    EU-VRi 3rd General Assembly (GA) - All Members
    EU-VRi 3rd General Assembly (GA)
    February 7 - 8, 2008
    EU-VRi 3rd General Assembly (GA) - Founding Members
    EU-VRi 3rd General Assembly (GA)