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Informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness (research, COMPET)

Competitiveness Council (COMPET)

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Agenda of the informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness (research, COMPET)

Ministers' discussions focus on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and the future of European research and innovation funding. As research and innovation create conditions for development and growth in all policy areas, it is a discussion of the future of Europe.

In this context, we want to build a case for securing ambitious investments in research and innovation. In the discussions of the next Framework Programme, we want to contribute to the creation of a simpler and more coherent funding programme.


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Arrivals and doorstep at Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)


Session 1: Impact and value of research: providing rationale for investing in research and innovation

  • Welcome address by Mailis Reps, Estonian Minister for Education and Research
  • Introduction by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
  • Presentation by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Presentation by Heikki Mannila, President, Academy of Finland
  • Round table discussion
  • Closing remarks by Carlos Moedas and Mailis Reps


Family Photo


Lunch for Heads of Delegations

Keynote by Taavet Hinrikus, chairman and co-founder of TransferWise


Session 2: Increased coherence and openness of EU research and innovation partnerships

  • Introduction by Mailis Reps and Carlos Moedas
  • Presentation by Jana Kolar, Executive Director of CERIC-ERIC
  • Presentation by Luc Soete, Professor, UNU-MERIT
  • Round table discussion
  • Closing remarks by Carlos Moedas and Mailis Reps


Press Conference with Mailis Reps and Carlos Moedas


Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)

Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn 10415, Estonia




Sandra Fomotškin

Sandra Fomotškin

Ministry of Education and Research / Spokesperson


Last update 20/12/2017 10:57