Research, Innovation and Science

"Innovation Union" webstreaming event

17 June 10h00-11h00 CET*
Your chance to ask Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn live online about her plan to turn Europe into an "Innovation Union" and to let her know your suggestions.

Video invitation from European Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, to an online debate (17 June, 10h00-11h00 Central European Time*) on how to transform Europe into an Innovation Union (scroll down for details on how to take part)

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A webstreaming conference

Europe has experienced its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The only way to replace the jobs lost and to achieve a prosperous, green and fair economy in the future is to improve Europe's performance in innovation: in other words, develop new products and services that create wealth and improve quality of life. In particular, more innovation is necessary to tackle our century's defining challenges: climate change, energy and food security, health and the fact that the average age of Europe's population is increasing.

This is why Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn wants to listen to your ideas on how we can transform Europe into an Innovation Union.

Practical information

To take part in this interactive discussion, please go to the European Commission's Webcast chat page at 10:00 -11:00 Central European Time* on 17 June.

You can already mail questions to, but also put them to the Commissioner via the Web Portal during the event.
The following languages will be in use: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

*09h00-10h00 UK, Ireland, Portugal
11h00-12h00 Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,Finland