Forum 2 | 27 stars and one common horizon: What structures are needed for strong European science and research?

Thursday, 24/06/2021, 10 am - 11.30 am


Science and research can only be strong and make the contribution expected from them in the great social challenges if they enjoy political support. The European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area together form the umbrella beneath which interconnected European science, European science excellence and investment in innovation and research are promoted. It is only recently and after intense debates that Horizon Europe, the new framework programme for research and innovation, has been agreed.


A successful European science policy also promotes cohesion within Europe and is an active tool in cohesion policy. At the same time, it should make active use of synergies between national science policies with their various difference strengths and areas of focus. In our workshop, we want to discuss what structures interconnected European science needs to meet the challenges of the coming decades.


Please registrate until the 18th of June. We will send you the login for the video conference (Zoom) on June 21.*




Lena Bülow


Hiroshimastraße 17
10785 Berlin – Tiergarten
Haus 1


10:00 - 10:10

Welcome by

  • Dr Martin Pfafferott, Head of  Education and Science, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Dr Angela Borgwardt, Scientific publicist
10:10 - 11:00


  • Dr Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Member of the German Parliament, Chairman of the Committee
    on Education, Research and Technological Impact Assessment
  • Stefaan Hermans, European Commission, Director of Policy Strategy and Evaluation, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
  • Professor Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General at The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
  • Laura Loew, Student, Member of the Management Board of the Young Socialist University
    Groups in Germany
11:00 - 11:30

Discussion with the online audience

Moderated by: Dr Angela Borgwardt, Scientific publicist


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