The 12th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium

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We are pleased to announce the Symposium ‘Blue Economy, Green Horizons: EU-Japan Research for Healthy, Sustainable Seas and Oceans‘ will take place on 18 October 2022 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This is the 12th Kobe University Brussels European Centre Symposium which is jointly organised with VUB, with the support of the University of Kent.

During the event, speakers from government, academia, research institutions, industry and the media will present some of the cooperation projects and the latest developments in Ocean research in Europe and Japan, in the interconnected fields of economics, technology and social sciences.

Programme: Latest programme

Registration: here

For enquiries, please contact Kobe University Brussels European Centre at:
intl-kobe_u_bxl(a)office.kobe-u.ac.jp


Date and Time:
Tuesday 18 October 2022, 9:15-17:30
 
Venue:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Conference Centre, U-Residence (Bld Général Jacques 271, 1050 Brussels, Belgium)
Programme:
【MORNING SESSIONS】
Opening (9:15-10:00)
Keynote Speech (10:00-10:30)
Morning Parallel Sessions (10:30-13:30)
- Session 1: ‘‘Blue Economy‘: Global Trade Flows, Environmental Issues and Governance of the Seas‘
- Session 2: ‘Oceans of the Future: Advances in Marine and Maritime Sciences: New Techologies for New Horizons‘
- Session 3: ‘Seas, Science and Societies: Building Awareness, Engaging Communities‘
【JAPANESE NETWORKING LUNCH WITH VIDEO PRESENTATIONS】(13:30-14:30)
【AFTERNOON SESSIONS】
High Level Policy Keynote Speech (14:30-14:45)
Open Interactive Workshops and Brokerage Events (14:45-16:15)
- A: Economics
- B: Natural Sciences and Technology
- C: Social Sciences and Humanities
【CLOSING REMARKS】(16:15-16:30)
【NETWORKING RECEPTION AND DRINKS】(16:30-17:30)

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