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New Worlds - New Solutions. Research and innovation as basis for developing Europe in a global context

Objective

The conference will lay the ground for considerations about future directions for research, development and innovation in Europe as seen from a broad societal user perspective. The current framework programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) ends in 2013. Now is the time to start a process on how to set priorities for future research activities. This discussion takes place in a situation where Europe and the rest of the world are facing quickly arising global system changes. The question is how we should respond to and take control of environmental, business, social and other challenges or shocks. The purpose of the conference is to discuss these challenges and to initiate the formulation of policies intended to strengthen Europe´s position in the world. Emerging consequences of global transformation - often perceived as problems - ought to be turned into opportunities to increase quality of life. Here European research, development and innovation have a key role to play.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-Adhoc-2007-13
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Administrative Contact
Mariann Samuelson (Dr.)