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EERA Annual Reception


Join us at the EERA Annual reception 2016

When: 18:00 – 21:30, April 4th 2016

Where: Representation of North Rein-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer 47, Brussels

The launch of the EU Energy Union has set a clear goal for European energy policy to integrate our systems. Research and Innovation is the fifth pillar of the Energy Union and the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SETPlan) is key to deliver on this. As an integral part of the SET-Plan, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is committed to support the effort to align Europe’s R&I in the field of energy through the extensive alignment of research performing organisations’ activities.

EERA therefore invites fellow SET-Plan stakeholders to join us in discussing how the R&I alignment of research performing organisations can contribute to achieve a low carbon economy with security of supply, competitive industry and access to energy for all.

We look forward to welcoming you at the EERA Annual Reception 2016.


Register online here



18:00     Registration and welcome drinks


18:30     Opening speeches

  • Welcome by Representative of North Rein-Westphalia Representation
  • Hervé Bernard, EERA Chairman
  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, Group of Greens (LU)
  • Marie Donnelly, Director for Energy Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, European Commission, DG Energy


19:10     Keynote

  • Henrik C. Wegener, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Mechanism (SAM) of the European Commission and Provost of DTU – Technical University of Denmark


19:30     Panel debate with SET-Plan stakeholders             

  • Hervé Bernard (EERA), Gwennael Joliff-Botrel (DG-RTD), Fabrice Stassin (EMIRI), Petter Røkke (EERA JP Energy Efficiency), Paul Durrant (DECC, UK)

20:15     Walking dinner