Guild Forum - Universities, Research and the Future of Europe

Solvay Library, Rue Belliard 137, B-1040 Brussels
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How can we make a more persuasive case for European research and innovation, align researchers’ questions and citizens' concerns, and help set the agenda for the future of Europe?
We cordially invite you to attend The Guild Forum, which will present our ideas for the next Framework Programme, and provide an important opportunity for us to discuss what European funding for research and innovation should look like after 2020. We will consider how research, education and innovation must support a refreshed vision for Europe.


13.00 // 13.30   Registration
13.30 // 14.30   Challenges and Opportunities for the next Framework Programme
Discussion with:
Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Ole Petter Ottersen, Chair of The Guild
Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild

Maryline Fiaschi,  Managing Director at Science|Business
14.30 // 16.00    Research, Innovation and the Citizen: The Added Value of the EU
Discussion with:
Eva Åkesson, Rector of Uppsala University
Anneleen van Bossuyt, Member of the European Parliament,
European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Janez Potočnik, Prof. em. University of Ljubljana, former Commissioner for Science and Research (2004-10) and for the Environment (2010-14)

Maryline Fiaschi,  Managing Director at Science|Business
16.00 // 17.00    Networking Reception