Net!Works General Assembly

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Date: 5th October 2011

Location: Bedford Hotel, 135-137 rue du Midi, Brussels


The 7th General Assembly of the Net!Works Technology Platform will take place in Brussels on 5 October 2011. All members and non-members are cordially invited to attend. This year's general assembly (GA) will be co-located with the EC Future Networks Concertation meeting which will take place on the two days following the Net!Works GA.

While this GA will be the 7th GA of the ETP, it is actually the first GA after the relaunch of the former eMobility ETP as the new Net!Works ETP. The GA will again be an excellent place to hear about latest news and activities from research and industry, from initiatives and activities at European level. Learn about recent whitepapers, get information about the upcoming FP7 Call 8, and hear the news regarding the shaping of FP8. The GA will also reflect the extended scope of the relaunched Net!Works ETP. As usual, it is an ideal place for networking.

The programme will include:

  • Messages from the Net!Works chair and community.
  • Keynote speeches from the new head of directorate D "Converged Networks and Services", Megan Richards, and the head of unit D1 "Future Networks", Luis Rodrigues Rosello.
  • News from participation in public consultations of the EU Commission - including the Green Paper consultation towards EU Research and Innovation funding for FP8.
  • Presentation by the EU Commission on the forthcoming FP7 Call 8.
  • Information about the progress of the Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership.
  • Information about the new edition of the Net!Works Strategic Research Agenda.

See the agenda for more details.

The GA will also provide a good networking opportunity e.g. for the preparation of new research consortia for upcoming FP7 Call 8.

Steering Board election

At this GA Net!Works members will elect the Steering Board for the period 2012-2013. The election will again be on a Stakeholder Group basis, i.e. members vote for candidates of their Stakeholder Group. All information about the candidates is available here (members only)

Proxy voting

Proxy voting will be possible for members who are not able to attend the General Assembly. Proxies can vote on behalf of non-present organisations only in the same Stakeholder Group. A proxy needs to present a power of attorney from the represented organisation, on which behalf the proxy is entitled to vote. The proxy has to follow directions of the represented organisation.  Proxy (Power of Attorney) Form.

Hotel information and reservation

A block reservation of hotel rooms has been made at Bedford Hotel for GA participants. If you want to make use of this block booking, please fill in this Hotel Booking Form and send it directly to the hotel. The block reservation is held until 2 September 2011.  After that date the rooms will be released and the hotel might be fully booked.


All participants have to register and pay the registration fee before the event. Please use this online Registration and Payment Form.
Please note that in case of cancellation, no refunds will be made. Substitute participants are welcome.


For queries please contact Ms Ellen TallÄs at Eurescom.

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