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Lindau Nobel Prize Winners Meetings at Lake Constance: Enhancing the outreach of the Interdisciplinary Meeting 2005 to EU member, accession and associated countries


The Lindau Nobel Prize Winners Meetings are a unique forum bringing together, in the heart of Europe, the world's current and prospective scientific leaders, the minds which will shape the future drive for innovation. They constitute in themselves the core of a uniquely personal and two-way network of excellence.

During the Interdisciplinary Lindau Meeting 2005 (26.06-01.07) cutting-edge research is brought closer to more and more young European academics. By treating inherent societal, ethical and intellectual responsibilities contributions to innovation and change are made. The Proposal not only enhances outreach to boost the dialogue between science and society, but its special brain gain initiative also fosters the attractiveness of Europe as a research location.

Moreover, the Proposal aims to broaden the scope and reach of the Lindau platform now more systematically to embrace all the EU's 25 member countries, the accession countries and the associated countries so as to expand opportunities for interaction and networking with more than 50 of the world's most eminent scientists. On their home ground the brightest and the best of Europe's young academics interact with their peers and their most promising colleagues from the Americas, Asia and Near-Middle East. In the course of their personal encounters in over a week, Nobel Laureates and young scientists jointly develop new ideas and create networks of co-operation and dialogue, to the benefit of scientific progress.

An alumni database and net platform allow continuity of dialogue beyond the Meeting. Benevolent support of the Nobel institutions awarding the Nobel Prize contributes to the exceptional status of the Lindau Meetings. The EC support for the Lindau Meetings fosters the EU's standing in science and the divulgation and communication of science, and as a research location, contributing to innovation, excellence and the prospects for prosperity of European society.

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