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Diary of R&D events for Irish Presidency

The Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, inaugurated on 1 July 1996 for a six-month period, plans a number of activities and meetings in the field of research and development. The following is a provisional calendar of the events either hosted or attended by ...
The Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, inaugurated on 1 July 1996 for a six-month period, plans a number of activities and meetings in the field of research and development. The following is a provisional calendar of the events either hosted or attended by the Irish Minister for Science and Technology and current President of the Community's Council of Research Ministers, Mr. Pat Rabbitte:

- European Parliament Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy (CRTDE): 9 July, Brussels;
- Information days on the Joint Research Centre: 11-12 July, Dublin and other locations;
- Mrs. Mary Robinson, President of Ireland, and Mr. Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Enterprise and Employment, will present the "European Better Environment for Industry Awards ": 13-15 July, Dublin;
- Society of Experimental Biology Conference: 21 July, Dublin;
- 11th European Congress on Microscopy: 26-30 August, Dublin;
- National Campus Enterprise Workshop (interlinked with the SME Stimulation Conference in Brussels on 30-31 October): 5 September, Cork;
- Presidium of the Confederation of EU Rectors' Conference: 12-13 September, Dublin;
- Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST), an advisory committee for the Commission: 12-13 September, Brussels;
- National Telecommunications Host Forum, organized as part of the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) programme: 17-18 September, Dublin;
- Board of Governors of the quarterly meeting of the Joint Research Centre: 18-20 September, Dublin;
- RESTPOR'96: International Conference on Global Comparison of RTD and Innovation Strategies for Development and Cohesion - Regional Science and Technology Policy Research: 19-20 September, Brussels;
- International COMBAT conference, part of the Community's technology initiative for the disabled and elderly (TIDE): 20 September, Cork;
- Visit of European Parliament Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy (CRTDE): 23-25 September, Dublin and other locations;
- Conference on "Financing opportunities for renewable energy development": 25 September, Dublin;
- International conference on "The future of biotechnology in Europe - The role of research and development": 26 September, Brussels;
- Colloquium on Social and Societal Implications of the Information Society: 30 September to 1 October, Dublin;
- Mr. Rabbitte to address the Integrated Industrial Manufacturing Conference, part of the Industrial and Materials Technologies (BRITE/EURAM) programme: 2-4 October, Galway;
- Research Council: 7 October, Luxembourg;
- Technology Transfer Conference on "European market for high technology": 17-18 October, Strasbourg;
- CREST: 24-25 October, Limerick;
- SME Stimulation Conference: 30-31 October, Brussels;
- Research and Technology for Future Economic Growth Conference: 4 November, Dublin;
- Commissioner Cresson to give keynote address to North/South Innovation Conference: 4 November, Dublin;
- Information Superhighway Conference: 6 November, Dublin;
- Council Research Group (CRG) meeting: 7-8 November, Dublin;
- CREST: 14-15 November, Brussels;
- Research Council: 5 December, Brussels.

Source: Department of Enterprise and Employment, Ireland
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