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As stipulated in the EIT Regulation (Article 16), “By June 2011 and every five years after the entry into force of a new financial framework, the Commission shall provide for an evaluation of the EIT. This shall be based on an independent external evaluation and shall examine how the EIT fulfill its mission.
A delegation of the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) visited the EIT on 23 February 2011.
“I am delighted and honoured to have been elected Chairman by my fellow Governing Board members. I am very much looking forward to taking on this challenge with my colleagues at the EIT headquarters and together continue to shape our first three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)”, says Alexander von Gabain. “After successfully seed-investing into the first three KICs, the next four years will be decisive for the EIT as we will present and start implementing our first Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA).
On 17 May 2011, the EIT Headquarters in Budapest hosted its fourth joint EIT/KIC Entrepreneurship Workshop. This meeting brought together representatives from each of the three Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs), the European Commission as well as the EIT Governing Board and headquarters with the aim of discussing and furthering the practical implementation of the EIT Entrepreneurship Agenda.
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The European Commission launched this week a consultation on major improvements to EU research and innovation funding.
On 16 February 2011, the EIT, the European Commission and Climate-KIC signed the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) which forms the basis of their collaboration for the next 7 years. Also signed was the first Grant Agreement of 6 Million Euros covering 2010 until the end of February 2011.
The third EIT/KIC Entrepreneurship Workshop was organised on 14 February 2010 at the EIT Headquarters in Budapest, bringing together 21 participants from the three KICs, the EIT as well as the European Commission. Building on the outcomes of the two previous workshops in September and December 2010, participants were invited to share the progress made in terms of the KICs’ entrepreneurial activities, and to discuss a common toolbox as well as specific EIT initiatives in support of entrepreneurship.
Event date: 2014-01-28 'The European Shale Gas Summit' will be held from 28 to 29 January 2014 in Bruges, Belgium. This summit revolves around the political, economic and technical viability of commercialising Europe's shale gas reserves. The event aims to stimulate discussion among participants en route towards an EU wide regulatory policy on shale gas.
Event date: 2014-01-30 The Second International Conference on Nutrition and Growth will be held from 30 January to 1 February 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Obesity levels in Europe have drastically increased over the past decade particularly among children. To stem this, a better understanding of a well-balanced diet is required. This conference focuses on the relationship between nutrition and growth in children. Areas of discussion include the role of diet in promoting healthy bones, obesity in children and infant nutrition.

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