Alpbach: Common efforts to move Austria to the top
Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Science Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner met with the ERA Council Forum Austria on 24 August in Alpbach to discuss the next EU Framework Programme, the Austrian EU Council Presidency 2018, effects of the outcome of the UK-referendum on European research policy, and the implementation of the Austrian RTI Strategy. Members of the Austrian Science Board (“Wissenschaftsrat”) and the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development (“Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung“) took part in the meeting. With regard to the Austrian RTI Strategy, Mitterlehner said "common efforts and pooling of networks and expertise will be required to strenghten Austria's position in the international knowledge competition”.
In the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the ERA Council members for their contributions so far and asked them to continue their work at the interface of European research policy and the national science, research and innovation system.
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