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News from COST, December 2014

Please see the attached PDF with links to the latest news from COST.

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News on ELCAS 2015

The 4rth Elcas International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS-4) will be held in 12 – 14 July 2015 on the island of Nisyros, Greece. The event is organised in conjunction with SETAC, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. A Summer School is also planned to take place on July 15-18. For more information, please follow updates on the webpage of the event

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Urban Future conference in Graz, Austria

The URBAN FUTURE global conference will take place in Graz, Austria, on 18-19 November 2014. The event has been organised in cooperation with the United Nations and will host up to  international 1.000 delegates. For more information please see the official website:

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Smart Energy Regions participates to "The Cities of Tomorrow"

The action Smart Energy Regions has participated to the COST conference "The Cities of Tomorrow: the Challenges of Horizon 2020", held in Turin, Italy, on 17-18-19 September 2014. The action was represented by the Chair Prof. Phil Jones, who gave a contribution to the 3rd session "Sustainability and Climate Change", and by Mr Fabrizio Varriale, rapporteur for the 3rd session. Details and materials from the event can be found on the official COST page.

New online magazine: Horizon

Rober-Jan Smits, Director General of Research & innovation at the European Commission has announce the launch of the new online magazine Horizon.

Horizon 2020 first calls

The new Eurpoean Framework Programme Horizon 2020 has been launched.

The memo from the European Commission regarding the first calls can be found here.


"Places and Technologies 2014" in Belgrade

The University of Belgrade has organised the First International Conference "Places and Technologies", to be held in Belgrade on 3-4 April 2014.

Information is available at

PLEA 2013 – Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future - Call for abstracts

The PLEA 2013 Conference will be held in Munich, Germany from September 10th to 12th.
The Call for Abstracts has been published. Submission deadline for abstracts is February 1st 2013.
Further information can be found at

July 2013 - New scientific journal

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Kaunas (Lithuania) is introducing the new scientific Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering ( The 2nd issue of the journal has been published and is available at

Journal is included into IndexCopernicus Inernational database.

3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS-3)

** DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 10th March 2013**

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), COST Action TU1104 (SMART ENERGY REGIONS) and UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle I

Further information can be found at

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Sunday 7th - Tuesday 9th July, Nisyros Island, Greece