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Shortly after the fall of the wall, the SNF and the SDC have begun to support science in Eastern Europe through research partnerships. The now 25-year collaboration was and is profitable for the partner countries and the Switzerland. Workshop January 20, 2015 at the Kursaal Bern balance should be pulled and be risked a look into the future.
The workshop will deal with the current situation of science in Eastern Europe and their integration into the European research area. It will be looked back on the past cooperation and the benefits for both sides.
State Secretary Mauro Ambrogio of the SBFI, SNF Research Council President Martin Vetterli, and Elisabeth of Italy, future head of cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Swiss point of view will be presenting on the Swiss side. The European Commission and the European Research Council (represented by its President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon) will explain the challenges in Europe, before three researchers from Eastern Europe present their project and identify the most important challenges for the research in their country. Finally the speakers and speaker within the framework of a round table will be the questions of the presenter and the audience.
Participation in the event is free and is open to all interested parties.