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12 Feb 2020

Commissioner Gabriel in Austria to discuss key issues in R&I and education

Minister Fassmann, Commissioner Gabriel, IST-A President Henzinger (photo credit: EC)

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, is visiting Austria on 12 and 13 February. She is meeting government representatives and Austrian stakeholders in research and innovation. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Gabriel, said “I count on the Austrian government to strengthen the role of education, science, research, and innovation as drivers of European growth and prosperity and to support the core values of the Union”. After having met with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and other Austrian ministers, she visited the Austrian Institute of Science and Technology in Klosterneuburg on 13 February, together with Minister of Education, Science and Research Heinz Fassmann, and discussed strategic aspects of the European Research Area with key Austrian stakeholders. Both Commissioner Gabriel and Minister Fassmann emphasised the importance of sufficient funding for the next Research Framework Programme Horizon Europe, in order to be able to meet the grand societal challenges.

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