European Research Excellence - Impact and Value for Society


The conference is timely, as research is under considerable pressure across Europe. Public expectations for science to solve societal challenges are increasing. At the same time, we observe a decline in political commitment towards funding. Whilst there are expectations on realising the immediate economic benefits of research, it is also vital that we demonstrate the indirect economic and social benefits of public investment.

The conference brings together internationally outstanding scientists and policymakers from many EU countries, as well as a range of stakeholders from academia, business, and civil society. It will encourage an open debate on how excellent research generates societal and economic added value and how we nurture the framework post-2020.

By sharing knowledge, best practice and experience, the conference will generate positive and strong messages that speak to the wider audience beyond the auditorium. The conference aims to influence the debate on European research policy in the lead-up to the next Framework Programme. The outcome of the Estonian Presidency conference will be presented in a final declaration, the Tallinn Call for Action.

The conference is free of charge. Pre-registration is open until 7 September. A confirmation of the successful registration will be sent to your email by 14 September at the latest.

Please note that a range of side events will take place in Tallinn the day before and after the main event to complement the conference. You can find out more information by going to the event's website below. 

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