Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Today and tomorrow, the conference ‘New European Research Area – Towards Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium‘ will be held in Brdo, Slovenia. Organised by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and supported by the Commission, the conference will bring together high-level regional, national and EU policy-makers, researchers and innovators from across the EU to discuss the design and implementation of the new European Research Area (ERA). 

Based on excellence, competitive, open and talent-driven, the new European Research Area will improve Europe’s research and innovation landscape, accelerate the green and digital transition, support the EU’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis, and strengthen its resilience against future crises. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said:

The European Research Area provides the foundation for research and innovation cooperation in Europe and beyond. Realising a more impactful ERA is only possible if we are all working together. I very much welcome this conference as a great opportunity for exchange with Member States, stakeholder communities, industrial sectors and policymakers at all levels.” 

The event comes at a timely moment, as the first two milestones of the new European Research Area – the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and the new ERA governance framework, including the first ERA policy agenda – are expected at the end of November. The contribution of stakeholders to the discussions are crucial to make the new ERA a success. More information is available here.