Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
Member of the European Parliament
The Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) is hosting a celebration event in Brussels to reflect – together with stakeholders – on past successes and look at future research challenges.
PEER is a partnership of eight of the largest European environmental research centres founded in 2001. The Partnership’s joint strategy aims to promote collaboration in environmental sciences and enhance research on ecological sustainability. PEER member centres carry out basic and applied research combining different disciplines from natural and social sciences. Research covers all fields of the environment, particularly addressing the interaction between people and nature.
PEER has implemented a number of ‘flagship projects’ over the past 15 years centred on topics as diverse as climate change, water management, ecosystem services, biodiversity, land use, nitrogen pollution, and the green economy.
PEER members, stakeholders and policy-makers will gather in the European Parliament to highlight today’s achievements, answer questions, as well as open the floor to discuss potential research needs of tomorrow to inform European policy and enhance innovation.