The Vice-President of the Commission Neelie Kroes delivered the video message at the Science 2.0 Conference in Hamburg on 26 March 2014
Vice-President of the Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes opened the Science 2.0 conference in Hamburg. She stated that "Open, Digital Science" holds the potential for true transformative power. It can make research and innovation more relevant for society-at-large and can empower what she calls "digital citizens" to both learn and participate in shaping the world around them. Examples of Open, Digital Science include open access to scientific knowledge, citizen science, science 2.0, and an open and modernised research evaluation system for peer review and scientific careers.