Visit of Androulla Vassiliou to the CERN, in Switzerland
End production: 15/04/2013 First transmission: 15/04/2013
On 15 April 2013, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
She delivered a speech on 'EU funding for research and education – inspiring science today and in the future'.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Views of the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation (3 shots)
||Exterior view of a CERN building
||Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, welcomed by Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director-General of the CERN, and meeting Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER)
||Arrival of Androulla Vassiliou and Johann N. Schneider-Ammann in the conference room and presentation of CERN by Rolf-Dieter Heuer (7 shots)
||Joint signature of CERN Guest Book by Androulla Vassiliou and Johann N. Schneider-Amman (5 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou visiting the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Tunnel with Rolf-Dieter Heuer (5 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou visiting the CMS Experimental Area with Rolf-Dieter Heuer (4 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH):
I would like to thank CERN, and in particular you, Professor Heuer, for organising this visit and for giving me the opportunity to discover the famous facilities of the Large Hadron Collider. I am also delighted to have the opportunity to meet with CERN researchers, some of you being Marie Curie fellows.
Investing in research is not an option, nor an alternative, it is a necessity for Europe in order to build a strong knowledge economy.
I am genuinely impressed by the drive of the people here in CERN, your passion, your dedication and your capacity to push back the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of the world.
In conclusion, I could not resist referring to a woman I personally admire, Maria Skłodowska-Curie: 'Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less'. This summarizes perfectly what CERN is all about.
||Androulla Vassiliou visiting the Marie Curie exhibition (10 shots)