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Responding to Global Challenges - The Role of Europe and of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Workshop Proceedings, Brussels, 4-5 October 2007

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Abstract

These proceedings gather the written contributions made to the workshop "Responding to global challenges: the role of Europe and international science and technology cooperation" which was organized by DG research on 4-5 October 2007 in relation with the ERA expert group on international cooperation. The conclusions of this workshop were presented at the High Level Conference "The Future of Science and Technology in Europe" that took place in Lisbon, 8-10 October 2007.
The workshop gathered around 30 speakers coming from different horizons (experts, academic researchers, practitioners in NGOs and international organizations). The objectives were fourfold:
- To identify the most important global challenges that research should address in priority in the short to medium term.
- To describe how these challenges have been addressed by international cooperation in science and technology (S&T) in the past, and what remains to be done.
- To assess the effectiveness of existing cooperation mechanisms in S&T and to discuss on the relevance of new - complementary - measures.
- To identify who should be involved in this process.
The workshop was structured as follows: an introductory session was organized on key global challenges. Then specific sessions were dedicated to health and quality of life, energy sustainability and climate change, socio-economic development and food security, agriculture and resources. A conclusive session helped us to draw common conclusions.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23614 EN (2008), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KINA23614 (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23614-EN-N)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07941-2
Record Number: 200910173 / Last updated on: 2009-02-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en