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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (20/11/2017)

Here are some upcoming events related to European civil security we think readers should be aware of:

SPACE Week 2017
21-23 November 2017, Rome, Italy

Annual European Defence Agency Defence and Security Conference
23 November 2017 (TBC), Brussels, Belgium

Eleventh meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 11)
23-24 November 2017, Helsinki, Finland

17th PSCE Conference
28-29 November 2017, Madrid, Spain

14th CEPOL 2017 Research and Science Conference
28-30 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary

BiDS’17: 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space
28-30 November 2017, Toulouse, France

European Nuclear Safeguards Training Seminar
4-7 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

9th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies Workshop
5-6 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Europol “Cross-Border Collaboration in Fighting Cybercrime” Workshop
7 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

7th International Conference on Sensor Networks – SENSORNETS 2018
22-24 January 2018, Madeira, Portugal

International Cybersecurity Forum 2018
23-24 January 2018, Lille, France

10th Conference on European Space Policy
23-24 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

14th Training Seminar of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Communicators’ Network (OAFCN) : Communicating in the Digital Age
25-26 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit
5-7 March 2018, Munich, Germany

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