Academia Europaea Annual Conference 2014#

Join us in Barcelona!

Young Europe: Realities, Dilemmas and Opportunities for the New Generation#

16 - 18 July 2014 #



Our world is changing rapidly. We are facing, and we will continue to face in the near future, serious social, medical and environmental problems, and the challenges will be especially felt in the few forthcoming decades, by the next generation.

Medical issues have human, social and technological aspects, matters of sustainability have a medical and social impact, and social questions are inextricably connected to health and environmental concerns. The problems do not belong each of them to a single, well circumscribed discipline. They are multi-faceted, and so the solutions require transversal thinking and expertise.

The medical, environmental and social realities, dilemmas and opportunities for the new generation are thus interlinked, and as such they should be tackled. This is the purpose of this Conference.

Genoveva Martí
Barcelona Knowledge Hub Academic Director

Preliminary conference structure (still subject to revisions):#

July 14:#

15:00 – 19:30: Nominations committee meeting. ALL SCIENCE SECTIONS ONLY (B1 – B5 and C1 – C5).
(Venue: IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), Barcelona)

July 15:#

9:00 - 13:00: Nominations committee meeting. ALL HUMANITIES Sections ONLY(A1 – A10 inclusive).
(Venue: IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), Barcelona)

13:00 -14:30: Lunch

14:30 – 16:00: Nominations plenary discussion 14 FOR ALL SECTION CHAIRS.

July 16:#

  • Morning and early afternoon: Various committee meetings for members of those committees only.
    • 09:00am - 11:00am Annual Council meeting
    • 11:00am Board of Trustees meeting
  • Afternoon and evening: Opening of conference; opening lecture/discussion; presentation of Burgen scholars; Presentation of ERASMUS medal; Erasmus speech, Welcome Reception.

July 17:#

All day: Presentations and Panels. (Venue: CosmoCaixa)

July 18:#

Morning: Presentations and Panels. (Venue: CosmoCaixa)
Afternoon: Workshops organized by Sections and/or Young Academy.
Late Afternoon: Closing of Conference. Conference dinner.

Programme Committee#

  • Jesús Ávila. Centro de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (AE member)
  • Anne Buttimer. Department of Geography, University College Dublin (Vice president AE)
  • Sierd Cloetingh. Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University (Vice president AE)
  • Avelino Corma. Instituto de Tecnología Química, Universitat Politècnica de València (AE member)
  • Josep Díaz. Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (AE member)
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer. Departament d’Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (AE member)
  • Cinzia Ferrini. Department of Philosophy, University of Trieste (Board member AE)
  • Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon. Departament de Geografia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (AE member)
  • Ramon Gomis. Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer / Universitat de Barcelona (AE member)
  • José López-Barneo. Departamento de Fisiología Médica y Biofísica, Universidad de Sevilla (AE member)
  • Genoveva Martí. Departament de Lògica, ICREA-Universitat de Barcelona (Academic Director, Barcelona Knowledge Hub
  • Carles Miravitlles-Torras. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (AE member)
  • Susana Onega. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza (AE member)
  • Luis Oro. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón-CSIC, Universidad de Zaragoza (AE member)
  • Margarita Salas. Centro de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (AE member)
  • Thomas Schäfer. Polymat Institute, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Vice chair Young Academy of Europe)
  • Montserrat Torné. Institut de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera-CSIC (AE member)
  • Lars Walløe. Department of Physiology, University of Oslo (President AE)

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