Knowledge for a Better World: The need for Sustainability and Collaboration in a disruptive age

Date - 18/01/2021
10:00 - 13:15

By looking at research trends and collaborations relative to the SDGs specific to the Green Deal – such as SDG7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG 13 (climate action) – we intend to offer a glimpse into the rich knowledge value produced by academia at European and global level.

Within the current European Research Area (ERA) the focus is placed on free circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology can have a determining impact when it comes to driving the universities’ strategies and models over the three dimensioned approach:

Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World.

As the new priorities for ERA are under discussion, undoubtedly COVID-19 has created the momentum to claim a more prominent role for research with regards to informing evidence-based decision making and fueling innovation.

This will be the starting point for a discussion that intends to invite panelists and event participants to reflect on what’s needed to maximize the impact and joint vision for the ERA in line with the ambitions of the Green Deal and in the context of the next framework programme.

In this context the role of universities, their knowledge base and collaborative nature appears fundamental in helping advance the SDGs that are critical to guarantee sustainability.

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