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INSPIRE Conference 2011
20.06.2011

"INSPIREd by 2020 - Contributing to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth"

Edinburgh, Scotland
27/06 - 1/07 2011

In 2010, the European Union renewed its commitment to 'knowledge-based' sustainable development by putting forward three mutually reinforcing priorities in the Europe 2020 Strategy1:

Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation;
Sustainable growth: promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy;
Inclusive growth: fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion.
This edition of the INSPIRE Conference offers an opportunity to explore INSPIRE's contribution to Europe's 2020 strategic goals and to root it's further implementation and development in the EU 2020 follow-up programmes.

INSPIRE for Sustainable Growth calls for ideas and demonstrations of INSPIRE's contribution to resource efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions. For protecting the environment and preventing biodiversity loss. For strengthening the resilience to climate risks, and disaster prevention and response capacities.
INSPIRE for Smart Growth explores INSPIRE's contribution to Europe's Digital Agenda and more in particular it's role in eGovernment and the development of eEnvironment services.
INSPIRE for Inclusive Growth - opens new avenues for INSPIRE in the context of New Skills for New Jobs. It calls for an exploration on the kind of jobs and the potential for job creation related to INSPIRE. What skills and competences are needed? What kind of education and training is needed? What kind of INSPIRE applications can help people integrate in the communities where they live?
In addition to these 3 exploratory chapters, the INSPIRE Conference will examine and report on the progress being made in the development and implementation of INSPIRE Directive and Implementing Rules.

See Attached files here:
Web Page INSPIRE Conference 2011
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