Conseil Compétitivité (marché intérieur, industrie et recherche): extraits de la conférence de presse conjointe de Valérie Pécresse, ministre française de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche et Janez Potocnik
The European Ministers responsible for research met on 26/09/2008 in Brussels to discuss ways for joint priority-setting and joint action on science and research policy and implement a coherent EU framework for scientific cooperation with non-EU countries.
Valérie Pécresse, French Minister for Higher Education and Research and President in office of the Council of the EC, and Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research gave a press conference after the meeting.
They told journalists that if Europe is to remain a leading actor, particularly in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT), it must be attractive for researchers, and it must also avoid redundancies and involve greater coordination beyond the frontiers of the Member States, and around jointly defined objectives, for example fighting Alzheimer, climate change, energy, information communication technologies and food. SHOTLIST