Summer School


Data Protection and Justice for Growth seminar for journalists
8 November 2011
Brussels, Belgium

The European Journalism Centre would like to invite specialised journalists to attend the one day "Data Protection and Justice for Growth" seminar for journalists.

Held in Brussels in cooperation with the European Commission, the event will give journalists the opportunity to obtain firsthand information from European officials and experts on the most recent developments regarding data protection as well as other justice affairs policies. 

Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, will address a group of 30 journalists from EU-27.

The seminar takes place ahead of the EU’s intention to update its 1995 European Data Protection Directive in 2012. 

The organisers cover the travel arrangements and accommodation for the duration of the programme.

Diana Lungu - Research Associate | European Journalism Centre
Sonneville-lunet 10, 6221KT Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tel. : +31.433.254.030 | Fax : +
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | Skype : ejc_dianalungu

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We are now a week away from the proposal deadline for the Ecsite Annual Conference 2012 (25 October 2011).

Our Annual Conference for science centres and museums will take place in Toulouse, France, 31 May – 2 June 2012 and will be hosted by the Cité de l’espace. We look forward for your active contribution in the conference by submitting your session proposals.


Here is a call to a very interesting event which will take place in Berlin on 8-9-th of November – the Falling Walls Conference. The event starts on 11 am on 8-th of November. There will be also a possibility for the informal conversations with speakers. See below the information of the Conference.
The Board confirmed with the organizers that EUSJA may send 15-20 science journalists. They will be offered for free 3 night accommodation, meal, free access to the conference with the welcome reception and the festive dinners. Unfortunately no travel expenses will be covered, the journalists have to take care for their travelling themselves, but I think, it will be possible to find rather cheap tickets to Berlin for November, it is a season for the offers of discount tickets.
Please send the applications from your associations not later 12th of October (name, e-mail, media) to Viola – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


14th European Health Forum Gastein
Innovation and Wellbeing – European Health in 2020 and Beyond
Bad Hofgastein, Salzburg
5th to 8th October 2011

We are pleased to draw your attention, once more, to the 14th  European Health Forum Gastein. Thank you very much to those colleagues who have already registered for media accredidation.

The European Health Forum Gastein is the leading health policy conference in Europe and attracts around 600 participants from some 60 countries every year. The EHFG, since its founding in 1998, has established itself as an important international meeting place for the exchange and integration of perspectives and experiences.

This year’s Forum will be addressed by high-ranking speakers such as Alois Stöger, Austrian Minister of Health; John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy; Màire Geoghegan-Quinn,  EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation; Bertel Haarder, Minister for the Interior and Health, Denmark (the country set to have the EU Presidency in the first half of 2012); and WHO Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab.

The EHFG provides ideal opportunities to meet politicians, policymakers and experts and interview them on a broad range of current topics in European health policy.

Among the highlights of the 14th EHFG:
Health by inovation and design
Migration and health
Innovative answers to demographic challanges
Trends inHealth Technology Assessment
Non communicable diseases
Personalised medicine

We are happy to assist you with your research and arrange interviews with partners of your choice. During the EHFG, information on the Forums and Workshops will be made available in a number of press conferences and through a broad range of press releases.

Regular updates of the programme are available online:

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information or wish to participate in the EHFG 2011, so that we can arrange for your accreditation.

Best regards,
Birgit Kofler
EHFG Press Office
Dr. Birgit Kofler
B&K - Bettschart&Kofler Medien- und Kommunikationsberatung GmbH
Phone: +43-1-3194378-13
mobile: +43-676-6368930
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Announcement of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 will be announced on Monday 3 October 2011 at 11.30 am (at the earliest).
Press conference in the Wallenberg Hall, Nobel Forum
Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

Printed matter will be made available at the press conference.

The announcement will also be made on the Nobel Foundation website and on the Nobel Assembly website

For further information please contact the Nobel office:
Ann-Mari Dumanski: phone +46-8-524 87800
Tatiana Goriatcheva: phone +46-8-524 87805
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The Nobel Assembly, which consists of 50 professors at Karolinska Institutet, selects the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine upon the proposal of its Nobel Committee. The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901 to the scientists who have made the most important discoveries to the benefit of mankind.

The MJA has persuaded the out-spoken and newsworthy emeritus professor of complementary medicine, Edzard Ernst to address us at the AGM.

This, and the customary inducement of a raffle of two bottles of bubbly to prompt attendance, should persuade you to be there.

DATE: Wednesday, September 28, at 6.30 p.m. promptly (or no raffle ticket)

LOCATION: The panelled chamber of The Medical Society of London, in Chandos Street (

The agenda for the meeting are not long. They are posted on the MJA website –

The number we need for a quorum is 20 full members. Come and be counted. Come and be stimulated and inspired by our speaker.

Please reply to Deanna Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – who is collecting acceptances and apologies in the hon sec’s absence.

The UKRC celebrate women in science, engineering and technology at the British Science Festival 2011
Bradford, Saturday 10 - 15 September


The British Science Festival, one of Europe's largest science and engineering festivals, visits Bradford, Yorkshire this September. The UKRC is making sure that the contribution and creativity of women is celebrated: join us at the free events listed below:

A trip to Yorkshire Water Esholt Plant
Saturday 10 September 2011
Enjoy a free guided one hour tour of the Esholt Waste Water Treatment Works on the edge of Bradford, and find out how waste is safely recycled. Plus meet some women engineers face to face at the Esholt Environmental Visitor Centre and find out more about this exciting career.
Places are free. They MUST be booked in advance through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01274 436485. There will be one morning and one afternoon bus from Bradford Centre to the venue and back. Book your place on this through the UKRC.

Inspiring women in science, engineering and technology
Tuesday 13 September 2011, 1
- 3pm
Need inspiration? Join the UKRC and four fascinating and distinctive women from science and technology for a relaxed discussion. You'll meet the award-winning young inventor and eco-entrepreneur Emily Cummins; comic, musician and geek Helen Arney; internet technology expert Joelle Nebbe-Mornod and chemistry lecturer Nazira Karodia. Complimentary refreshments available.
A free event for anyone, any age, at the Escalate Centre in the Richmond Building, University of Bradford.

Meet the apprentices
Wednesday 14 September
10am – 4.30pm, the Atrium, Richmond Building, University of Bradford
Apprenticeships in engineering and technology are exciting, varied and a great career path for women as well as men. So far only a small proportion of apprentices in these fields are women - but the number is growing. Drop by and meet some local companies who have taken on women apprentices and women who are enjoying being an engineering apprentice.
Click here for more information

Portraits of outstanding women in science and engineering
Saturday 10 September until Thursday 15 September
Striking professional portraits of the seven 2011 'Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology' award winners.
Drop by between 10am and 6pm, no booking required, free of charge. Bradford Gallery Yorkshire Craft Centre.

For full details please see

The International Academy for Production Engineering will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding in Budapest on 21-27 August 2011.

(***Please inform on your participation till the 18th August at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.***)

General Assembly will be held in Hungary at the first time in recognition of the achievements and high level of the Hungarian production industry. The well respected international organisation established with the aim of developing the production science and technology in international cooperation in 1951.

The organisers wish to give an insight to the restricted event for the members of the press, so they decided to invite journalists to the opening ceremony. You are welcome at the event in the Ballroom of Hotel InterContinental, Budapest at 9.00 a.m. on the 22nd of August 2011. (Address: Budapest, V. Apáczai Csere János u. 12-14) In the coffee break after the ceremony there will be opportunity to interview the speakers and VIPs of the Conference.

At the opening session after the welcome notes of László Monostori, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Professor János Ginsztler President of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering  you will listen the lecture of Professor Fred van Houten President of CIRP and István Lepsényi, CEO of Knorr Bremse Breakin Systems Kft.. As a part of the opening ceremony Ferenc Cakó will deliver his unique sand animation show.

Please inform on your participation till the 18th August at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will find the full programme of the conference and other details at and

Péter Grosschmid
TP ImageWorks
1171 Budapest
Tanár utca 166.

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