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Research, Innovation and Science

Commissioner address the Acredited Diplomatic Corps in Brussels, 17 May

"International cooperation is a vital part of our research and innovation funding. It makes sense to bring the world's best research and the world's best researchers together, where possible, in order to tackle common global challenges such as sustainable mobility, climate change, energy security and our ageing population."

Brussels, 17 May 2011


I am delighted to welcome you all to this consultation event on the International Dimension of the EU's future funding for research and innovation.

I am pleased to see so many ambassadors, science counsellors, researchers and policy makers from so many countries here today. This excellent participation reflects the importance of what we are here to discuss.