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Around the world, parallel environmental and societal crises are unfolding on an unprecedented scale, posing great threats to human health, well-being and our very existence. Time is running out. We need to take action now to ensure that these times of crises are the opportunity for a socially-just transition to a more sustainable future for all.

Join us on 10 December for key insights on:
• How the new European Commission and Parliament will deliver integrated measures for more sustainable, healthier and equitable societies;
• How EU Member States are achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through a whole-of-government approach;
• How municipalities across Europe and beyond are implementing concrete, innovative solutions for sustainable change;
• Whether “growth” can be sustainable environmentally, socially, and economically.

We welcome you to debate with conference speakers, discuss how to enable behaviour change for more sustainable futures, and apply the learnings from the 4-year EU H2020 research project, INHERIT.

VENUE: KVS-Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg | Royal Flemish Theatre Rue de Laeken 146 | Lakensestraat 146, 1000 Brussels
imageAny surgical procedure can be risky, especially for older people. To minimise the dangers, EU-funded researchers have developed the world's first personalised test to assess the risk of patients developing post-surgical sensory and cognitive disorders, allowing doctors to choose the safest treatment.
imageUsing neurons grown from stem cells, EU-funded researchers are revealing more about mutations that lead to autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability which researchers hope will lead to new drug targets for personalised medicine.
imageEU-funded researchers are investigating the causes and consequences of ADHD with the aim of improving the lives of patients and reducing their risk of developing linked disorders such as depression and obesity.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2019 has been awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
Photo of train on speed in railway stationWHO reports show that more than 3 million people died from alcohol-related illness in 2016, yet low-cost interventions to measure how much people drink can lead to major reductions in heavy consumption. The EU-funded SCALA project promises significant results by introducing some of these techniques in Latin America.
ImageOlder people recovering from cardiac problems regularly miss out on life-changing rehabilitation. An EU-funded project has harnessed new technology to include this often-forgotten population.
ImageResearchers have long struggled to study sudden cardiac arrests that take place outside of hospitals. An ongoing EU-funded project is harmonising research from across Europe to bring clarity to this complex disease.
ImageInnovative biomedical technologies and biomaterials developed in an EU-funded project promise to improve the quality of life for millions of people suffering from type 1 diabetes, eliminating the need for regular insulin injections.
ImageEU and industry funded researchers are shedding light on genes that influence the progression of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for the development of novel drugs and therapeutic strategies that could delay or slow cognitive decline.
ImageEU and industry-funded researchers are testing wearable devices, Internet of Things technologies and smartphone apps to transform the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease. The innovative approach promises to enable people with declining cognitive health to live independently for longer, while lowering costs for public health services.
ImageAn EU-funded project has created an ERA Chair to improve research management in the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, where a new research group is developing an innovative optical-imaging method for biomedical applications, such as the diagnosis of eye diseases.

The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive codesign process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.

By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the Health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe.

Liisa-Maria VOIPIO-PULKKI, Director-General, Finish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Irene NORSTEDT, Director of People Directorate (health and social sciences), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission
Fiona GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance
Martina GLIBER, Director of External Relations, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Institut Mérieux

Moderated by Nick FAHY, Senior Researcher, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education
The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD 2020 program: 1. Economic Sustainability: Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance Emerging Countries, International Trade 2. Environmental Sustainability: Water and Soil conservation, Healthcare, Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation 3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability: Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: icsd@ecsdev.org Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person.
9- 10 September 2020, Roma Italy

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