New ERA - Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium

26 Oct 2021 08:00
27 Oct 2021
Brdo Congress Centre / Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

The Conference will focus on discussing the process of redesigning the European
Research Area (ERA) policy framework, informing future European Commission policy
initiatives, as well as feeding into policy-making work of the Council of the EU, the
Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe.

The first working session of the Conference will be the ministerial policy roundtable, taking place on 26 October. With the valuable participation of stakeholders, the conference will discuss the context of the new ERA, translation of ERA priorities into national actions and policy reforms, as well as the external dimensions of ERA, with the Ministers of the current (DE, PT, SI) and the upcoming (FR, CZ, SE) Trio Presidencies and Commissioner Gabriel. The ministerial roundtable will be followed by a journey to the new ERA panel, to discuss the Pact for R&I in Europe, the ERA Policy Agenda and the future governance framework, with respected panellist and stakeholders’ interactive participation.

The second day, 27 October, will be fully dedicated to stakeholder discussions where four breakout sessions are foreseen, based on the three main ERA pillars – people, infrastructure, and economy - and an additional horizontal one on Open Science.