Participation of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC, at the Launch of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, made a speech at the launch of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Gideon Sa`ar, Israeli Minister of Education, was also present. The EHRI project aimed to enable online access of researchers to a unique Holocaust database by combining the dispersed Holocaust archives around Europe, Israel and elsewhere into a cohesive corpus of research resources. EHRI was funded by the EU, with a financial contribution of €7 million over four years. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, was the patron of the EHRI launch.