European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society

ALLEA President and Chair of SAPEA Günter Stock participated in a conference on the impact of research organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.

View of the second panel of the conference “European Research Excellence”. Credit: Estonian Presidency of the EU Council

 

The Estonian Research Agency held a high-level conference in Tallinn titled “European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society” on 12 October 2017 as part of its programme for the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.

ALLEA President and Chair of SAPEA Günter Stock participated in the session “From impact to value of research: providing the rationale for investing in research”. The discussion addressed how to integrate the long-term impact of research investment in economic models.

The speakers of the conference underlined the importance of European research and presented the “Tallinn Call for Action”, which calls for increased funding in future European research programmes in order to make research & innovation a real priority to the European Union.

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