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February 13, 2007
Stuttgart, Germany
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19 
70174 Stuttgart, Germany 



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(ver. 19, Feb. 9, 2007)




8.00 – 9.00



Part I

(open to all registered participants)



Welcome & Opening
(Chairpersons: A. Boenke, A. Jovanovic)

9.00 – 9.25


·        Heinz TRASCH, 
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Steinbeis Foundation (Germany)

·        Christos TOKAMANIS / George KATALAGARIANAKIS 
Head of Unit Industrial Technologies, DG Research, European Commission (Belgium)

·        Vincent LAFLÈCHE, Deputy General Director of INERIS (France)



Creating the European Research Area in Industrial Safety – Needs
(Chairpersons: A. Boenke, A. Jovanovic)

9.25 – 10.30

·        New stakes for the European Technology Platform in Industrial Safety
Richard GOWLAND, Director of European Process Safety Centre, Chairman of the Management Board of ETPIS (UK)

·        Challenges for sustainable development and environment protection addressed by ETPIS 
Achim BOENKE, European Commission, DG ENTERPRISE, Brussels (Belgium)

·        Safety Challenges in Chemical Industry
Russel MILLS, ETP Sustainable Chemistry, DOW Europe (Belgium)

·        Industrial Safety Challenges and Advanced Materials 
Walter BOGAERTS, EuMaT Executive Office (Belgium)

·        Industrial Safety and Security: EPISTEP Platform as link to IST ETP’s ARTEMIS, ENIAC and eMobility (short communication)
Norbert HÖPTNER, Director Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum Innovation Relay Centre Stuttgart - Erfurt - Zürich


10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break (exhibits, posters, info material in the lobby)



Creating the European Research Area in the area of Industrial Safety – Regions
(Chairpersons: V. Laflèche, H. Trasch)

11.00 – 11.45 

·        Role of regions: Baden-Württemberg in Europe
Willi STÄCHELE, Minister, Land Baden-Württemberg, in charge of European Affairs (Germany)
English Version
German Version

·        The European Risk Observatory and research at the EU level (New OSH ERA)
Eusebio RIAL GONZÁLEZ, Head of the Risk Observatory Unit, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao (Spain)

·        Development of the national platforms: Greek TPIS




Creating the European Research Area in the field Industrial Safety and the related organizational and financial issues
(Chairpersons: V. Laflèche, H. Trasch)

11.45 – 12.45

·        A brief overview of ETPIS activities related to the preparation of FP7 and other projects/initiatives presented at the Brokerage Event
Olivier SALVI, INERIS (France)

·        Investing for research in the EU Regions 
Claude GEWERC, President of the Regional Council of Picardie Region (France)

·        Towards fewer and less severe accidents: Research needs of the Seveso legislation 
Michalis CHRISTOU, European Commission, Joint Research Centre – Major Accident Hazards Bureau, Ispra (Italy)

·        How European Investment Bank can help financing ETPIS projects and initiatives
Gunnar MUENT, European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)

·        Experience of EurekaBuild: How to use the EUREKA programme to support the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda (short communication)
Jelena BLEIZIFFER, Zagreb (Croatia), EurekaBuild leader



(Moderation: R. Gowland)

12.45 – 13.00

Open discussion


13.00 – 14.00


‑ End of the 1st (open) part of the General Assembly ‑


Part II

(restricted to ETPIS members only)



Technical work of/within ETPIS

14.00 – 14.30

·        Updating the Strategic Research Agenda and its implementation, 
Olivier SALVI, INERIS (5 min + 10 min discussions)

·        Coordinating proposals and initiatives, 
Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, EU-VRi (5 min + 10 min discussions)



Organizational aspects of work of/within ETPIS

14.30 – 16.00

·        Improving ETPIS operability and sustainability of ETPIS: membership fee based membership, operating agent... 
Richard GOWLAND (EPSC) (10 min + 20 min discussions)

·        Vote by majority of members present or represented:
Proposed decision: The General Assembly of the Members of ETPIS agrees to establish fees to operate the platform

·        Coordinating the national TPIS – Creation of a ERANET+ 
Jesús LÓPEZ DE IPIÑA (LEIA) (10 min + 10 min discussions)

·        Final discussion


‑ End of ETPIS General Assembly –