Positioning Europe in Global Science
Tuesday 3 February 2015, 13:30 – 15:00
Room A8F 388, European Parliament, Brussels
Dialogue Session hosted by MEP Paul Rübig
Chair of the European Parliament Scientific and Technology Option Assessment (STOA), Chair of the “Research & Innovation” Working Group of the EP Intergroup Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
POSITIONING EUROPE IN GLOBAL SCIENCE
FUTURE EARTH EUROPEAN LAUNCH EVENT OF ITS 8-POINT PLAN FOR SOLUTIONS-ORIENTED GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH
On Tuesday 3 February 2015 Members of European Parliament (MEPs), European and international institutions, research funders and leading researchers will sit around the table in the European Parliament (EP) on the occasion of a dialogue session seeking to gain insights from MEPs and EU policy makers and identify strategic priorities for European research leading to sustainable solutions, building on a global agenda recently published by Future Earth.
Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. In December 2014 following a global consultation process with scientists and societal stakeholders, Future Earth published a Strategic Research Agenda 2014 intended to create the step-change in global research needed to address serious environmental, social and economic threats and thereby accelerate sustainable development. It urges the private sector, governments and civil society to work with researchers to co-design and co-produce a more agile global innovation system.