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EERA members only: Get-together | R&I Days side event


From 24 to 26 September 2019, the European Research and Innovation Days will gather thousands of representatives from science, industry, policy and civil society to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. At the heart of the event will be Horizon Europe, the future framework programme.

Among the participants will be many from the EERA community – a nice opportunity to (re-)connect with fellow researchers, share your thoughts about the conference, forge a plan for the challenges ahead and, not least, share a drink or two.

We would therefore like to invite you to an EERA members only get-together on

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
from 18:00 to 19:45, followed by a reception
at the EERA office, Rue de Namur 72, 1000 Brussels

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Time Title
17:30 Registration

with welcome drink and finger food

18:00 Welcome

Adel El Gammal, EERA Secretary-General

18:05 Reports from the R&I Days – EERA Ambassadors

  • The EU decarbonisation strategy
    Adel El Gammal, EERA

  • The Horizon Europe Missions
    Fabrice Lemoine, University of Lorraine

  • Social sciences and humanities in Horizon Europe
    Jay Sterling Gregg, DTU

  • Combining open science and industrial competitiveness
    Francesco Reda, VTT

  • Energy research applied: The biomass sector
    Berta Matas Güell, SINTEF

  • Beyond energy research I: Climate science
    Hervé Bercegol, CEA

  • Beyond energy research II: Mobility
    Tine Uberg Nærland, IFE
19:00 Discussion with the audience

Moderator: Adel El Gammal, EERA

  • How can the EERA Joint Programmes best address cross-cutting and cross-sectorial topics to be fit for Horizon Europe?
  • Climate science, mobility, digitalisation…: Which are the competencies EERA should interface with? Which competencies should be developed “in-house”?
  • How to streamline the innovation chain for a faster transfer from research to industry to market?
19:45 Reception


We are looking forward to your feedback from the R&I Days and your ideas about the future of EERA under Horizon Europe and beyond. Please let us know if you will participate and whether you would be willing to report back from one of the sessions: Registration

Please note that this is event is restricted to participants affiliated with EERA member organisations

Should you need further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Anita Schneider (