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Conference on the European Research Area - 10 October 2016

Welcome to the website for the national conference on the European Research Area


The German national conference on the European Research Area, organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, was held on 10 October 2016 in Berlin. The results of the discussions have now been compiled in a brochure (in German only). Photos of the event and the graphic recordings continue to be online. The image video of the conference as well as our video summary of the conference day can be found in the media library of the BMBF.

The conference aimed to make an interim evaluation of the Strategy of the Federal Government on the European Research Area (ERA). In addition, the event generated new impetus for the future development of European research and innovation policies.

Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, opened the conference. She was joined by a number of high-ranking national and international guests from politics, research and business, among them EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas.