Commissioner delivers speech at the British Academy on the future of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, London, 10 November 2011
"Let me assure you that the European Commission shares the goals of the British Academy to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the social sciences and humanities and to champion their role and value."
London, 10 November 2011
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to be here today at the British Academy, one of Europe's leading research institutions, and a well-known champion of the Social Sciences and Humanities.
The European economy, and indeed the world economy, are facing threats that have not been seen for several generations. Energy and resources are becoming scarcer and more expensive as we consume more. The internet and social networking are changing the way we work, interact and communicate.