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Horizon Europe: New Parliament, new Commission, new agenda

A Science|Business Conference. 

The autumn brings a major transition period in Brussels, between a new Parliament taking office in July and the next Commission to be appointed by year end. In the research and innovation (R&I) domain, budget discussions and strategic planning will inevitably headline the agenda. Yet beyond the legislative processes, a range of public dialogues will address the impact targets for Horizon Europe in line with long-term EU goals and global challenges.   

This Science|Business conference - ahead of DG Research's major stakeholder event in late September - offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high level recommendations for the incoming Parliament  and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.

Jean-Eric Paquet
Director-General, Research and Innovation, European Commission
Carlos Moedas
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
Christian Ehler
Member, European Parliament
Draft Programme

08:30 - Registration and coffee

09:30 - Welcome

09:35 - Taking stock, looking forward: The legacy of Horizon 2020

Perspectives from Carlos Moedas, Commissioner, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion

10:45 -  Coffee break

11:15 - Strategic planning: Co-creating Horizon Europe

Q&A with Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion

12:30 -  Networking lunch

13:30  - Roadmaps to success: How can Horizon Europe accelerate the transition to a smarter, more sustainable Europe?

 Sponsored platforms and/or workshops on cross-cutting themes such as:

  • Circular Economy
  • Responsible Computing
  • Health for All
  • Industrial Partnerships
  • Digital Society

15:30 - Coffee break

15:50 - Keynote speech (tbc)

16:15 -Nightmares and dreams: In science and technology, what are the best and worst case scenarios for Europe in 2030?

Panel discussion

17:15 - Close of conference, followed by networking reception

Practical Information

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