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Horizon Europe: The case for association

A private Science|Business Framework Programme Working Group meeting (14:30 – 17:00)

President von der Leyen’s agenda for the new Commission has considerable implications for Europe’s R&D and innovation communities, with its headline ambitions for climate neutrality, leadership in AI governance, beating cancer, sustainable food systems, and more. Heading into 2020, the global dimensions of these challenges mean that the bar is being raised for non-EU members interested in associating to Horizon Europe.

This meeting will be an opportunity for Science|Business members to hear latest reflections from the Commission on what the new agenda will mean for future international cooperation. It will also facilitate a broader discussion with representatives of potential associated countries around the impact of the new agenda on their own research & innovation policies, programmes and approach towards partnership with European peers.

Signe Ratso
Deputy Director-General, DG RTD, European Commission

14:00 – Registration and coffee

14:30 – Welcome and introduction

Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief and Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business

14:35 – Horizon World: International cooperation within the next Framework Programme

A Q&A session with Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.  What are the latest developments regarding association to Horizon Europe?  And what does the new Commission’s policy agenda imply for future international cooperation in science, technology and innovation?

15:10 – Country files: Perspectives from around the world on engaging with Horizon Europe

An interactive discussion drawing in views from various non-EU countries.

15:45 – Coffee

16:00Science diplomacy: How can R&I support the Commission in tackling global issues?

Speaker TBC

16:15 – Roundtable discussion

16:55 – Conclusions

17:00 – Close of roundtable, followed by a networking reception


For more information on this event, please contact Lysiane Pons ([email protected])