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Dates:
05.11 - 06.11.2015  
Venue:
Innsbruck, Austria
Contact person:
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Website:
http://ea-globalchange.org/index...


European Regional Workshop for Future Earth
& Annual Meeting of the European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees

Date: 5-6 November 2015
Place: University of Innsbruck, Claudina (Herzon-Friedrich-Str. 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria)
Organizers: European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees, University of Innsbruck, Austrian Academy of Science

REGISTRATION (by 26 October 2015) and the TENTATIVE AGENDA can be found at the event webpage:
http://ea-globalchange.org/index.php/events/3-annual-meeting-2015

Information on the hotels can be found below.


Initiative

Europe has a strong structural representation in the most influential new operator in current global change research, Future Earth. Four hubs of the secretariat are located in Europe: headquarters (“global hubs”) in Sweden and France; regional secretariats for Europe and for the MENA region in the UK and in Cyprus. Future Earth core projects include active European scientists and European Alliance of Global Change represent over 20 Future Earth / global change national committees in Europe.

In 2015, the European Alliance together with European Secretariats, hubs and several core projects started the discussions on closer collaboration and, for example, submitted a COST proposal to advance joint activities (results pending). As a result of this initial collaboration, European Alliances invites different European Future Earth operators and European research funders to continue discussions on how to advance Future Earth activities in Europe. This meeting is one of the firsts steps towards deeper collaboration and the network is open for all operators and stakeholders to join in the future.

The Annual Meeting 2015 of the European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees (for members only) will be held during the workshop.


Mission

European Regional Workshop for Future Earth Workshop aims to bring together different operators relevant to Future Earth research to discuss European priorities in Future Earth. The workshop invites Future Earth Science and Engagement Committee members, European secretariat and hubs, national committees and core project and funders from DG Research & Innovation, Belmont Forum and COST to explore synergies, gaps and resource efficiency in the European Future Earth activities. The workshop will discuss how to promote co-design on the European level and what are the steps towards setting the European Agenda for Future Earth.


Objectives

The workshop aims to achieve a better understanding of the different Future Earth operators and their main tasks. The workshop also aims to initiate discussion on the need to streamline the European research and funding global change landscape. Finally, the workshop will be the start of establishing a communication platform for the operators to share information and create ideas for joint proposals.


Next steps

1. To promote Future Earth collaboration in Europe: the network is open for all!
2. TBC after the meeting.

TENTATIVE AGENDA (complete tentative agenda can be found at the event webpage)

Day I, 5 November 2015, 12:00-18:00
European regional workshop for Future Earth

Session 1: Where are we now? The European global change research and funding landscape.
Session 2: Solving the grand challenges in Europe: the knowledge we need
Session 3: Roles of Future Earth components
Small-group discussions: Strengths, tasks, roles of Future Earth components

Dinner

Day II, 6 November
European regional workshop for Future Earth & 7th Annual meeting of the European Alliance

8:30-9:30: 7th Annual meeting of the European Alliance
10:00-13:00 Workshop continues. Session 4: What is co-design and how can Future Earth support it?
14:00-16:00: 7th Annual meeting of the European Alliance
European Alliance work plan 2016


Accommodation

The organizers have blocked rooms from the hotels listed below (the number of blocked rooms vary). Please mention “University of Innsbruck, Future Earth workshop” during reservation to get the workshop rate. Please note that the rooms are blocked until 5 October.

Traditional “Tyrolean style hotels”

Best Western Hotel Goldener Adler (In the very center of the Old Town, opposite the meeting venue)
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 6
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 571111
Fax: +43 512 584409
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http://www.goldeneradler.com
» Single room: € 80,00
» Double room – single use: € 100,00
» Double room 2 persons: € 120,00
Rates per room and day including breakfast buffet and all taxes.

All rooms (non-smoking) have free Internet access, phone, Mini Bar, TV and Sky-TV.
Reservations can be cancelled without any fees until Oct. 4, 4 pm at latest.
The contingent expires Oct. 5.

Romantikhotel Schwarzer Adler (just 3 min away from the meeting venue)
Kaiserjägerstraße 2
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 587109
Fax: +43 512 561697
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http://www.deradler.com
» Single room Classic: € 114,00
» Single room Superior: € 124,00
» Single room Deluxe: € 150,00

Rates per room and day including and all taxes. Breakfast included.
The contingent expires Oct. 5.

Hotel Grauer Bärn (just 2 min away from the meeting venue)
Universitätsstrasse 5-7
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: + 43 512 59240
Fax: + 43 512 574535
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http://www.innsbruck-hotels.at/grauerbaer
» Single room: € 80,00
» Double room: € 120,00
Rates per room and day including breakfast buffet and all taxes.
The contingent expires Oct. 5.

Other

Hotel Innsbruck (just 30 sec away from the meeting venue)
Innrain 3
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 598680
Fax: +43 512 572280
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http://www.hotelinnsbruck.com
» Single room "Classic": € 83,00
Rates per room and day including breakfast buffet, SPA area and all taxes.
The contingent expires Oct. 5.


More information

For further information, contact the European Alliance Secretariat

Iina Koskinen and Tanja Suni

Iina Koskinen
Science Coordinator
Work phone :+358 29 4150 619
/ +358 50 448 7581
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Dr Tanja Suni
Executive Director
Work phone: +358 50 415 4755
Home phone: +358 40 577 2377
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European Alliance of
Global Change Research Committees
Department of Physics
PO Box 48 (Erik Palmeninaukio 1)
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
www.euroalliance-globalchange.org
www.futureearthfinland.fi