A Strong Europe Needs Strong Science

If we are to successfully master the challenges of the present and the future, we need a strong Europe. Only a strong Europe can stand firm in the world and set standards – in researching and applying innovative technologies and for values of peaceful and democratic coexistence.

This can only succeed with strong science which forms the basis for technological and social progress. For Europe to benefit from it, science must be interconnected, strong in all regions of the continent in East and West, North and South, in the EU and with the European neighbourhood, it needs exchange and support through powerful institutions.

Our public conference aims to illustrate the enormous importance of interconnected European science for the foundation and future of social coexistence on the basis of concrete topics, such as health and environmental protection. On the other hand, we also want to discuss current challenges, such as exchange and mobility or the development of the European Research and Higher Education Area.

The conference will be opened by Martin Schulz, Chairman of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and former President of the European Parliament. Professor Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Republic, will highlight the importance of Europe-wide networked science from the perspective of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency in a subsequent speech.

The conference will be simultaneously translated into German and English for all participants and will take place as a Zoom conference.

We will send you the access data after registration for the individual parts of the programme on June 21.

For more information on registration, please see the individual programme sections below.


Bildung und Wissenschaft
Florian Dähne

Lena Bülow

Team & Kontakt

Die Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung lädt Bildungsexpert_innen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Verwaltung, Bildungspraxis und Zivilgesellschaft ein.

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The programme in detail

Conference Opening |

A Strong Europe Needs Strong Science - Global and societal challenges and European responses

Online | 22/06/2021|
3 pm - 4.30 pm

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Forum 3 |

Hydrogen & Co.: How can science and research help keep Europe at the forefront of climate protection?

Online | 24/06/2021 |
4 pm - 5.30 pm

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Forum 1|

Elixir of life for science and Europe: Scientific exchange and mobility in Europe post-Brexit and post-COVID

Online | 23/06/2021 |
4 pm - 5.30 pm

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Closing Panel |

A Strong Europe Needs Strong Science - Perspectives for a strong and interconnected European science

Online | 25/06/021 |
3 pm - 5 pm

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Forum 2 |

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

Online | 24/06/2021 |
10 am - 11.30 am

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Video | Conference opening with Minister Manuel Heitor

about the contribution of science and research to an innovative and sustainable Europe from the perspective of the current Portuguese EU Council Presidency.

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