Brussels (BE) - 03/10/13
Histera seminar - What can history teach us about the prospects of a European Research Area?
The JRC and the University of Bergen (NO) will give a joint seminar on the important lessons history, philosophy and sociology of science can teach us for research policy.
Current European research policies make a number of assumptions about the role of scientific research and innovation in our economies and societies, about the governability of scientific research by public management and about quantitative tools such as research indicators. These assumptions have their history and they often rely on particular philosophical and political commitments. As Europe is faced with serious economic and political challenges, it is time to remember the principles, the central features of those fundamental assumptions and rethink them.
The objectives of the seminar are to present:
- the historical developments of philosophy and historical science that permitted fundamental assumptions to come to life,
- how these assumptions in turn tend to define how we look at the role and the governability of scientific research and innovation in our economies and societies,
- how to integrate and adapt them in our modern reality,
- how to organise the European Research Area (ERA) in the light of the past experience.
Registration and additional information
To register and to receive further information contact Mr Daniel Albrecht.