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The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe's largest, general science meeting and is held in a leading Europe city every two years. ESOF 2014 will be hosted in Copenhagen from June 21-26, 2014.

The official ESOF2014 Opening Ceremony took place on Sunday 22 June and features speeches by Her Majesty The Queen, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen, ESOF2014 Champion Prof. Klaus Bock and President of EuroScience Prof. Lauritz Holm-Nielsen.

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24 June 2014
Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: "Science 2.0: Europe can lead the next scientific transformation"

It is nearly two years since I addressed the ESOF Conference in Dublin. Speaking then to the ESOF plenary gave me a chance to articulate my very firm belief in science as the basis for better lives and a better economy. I also talked about the European Commission's plans to reform how we finance research and innovation and the need to invest more in the best science even with severe pressure on the EU budget.

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23 June 2014
President Barroso's speech at the Euroscience Open Forum

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President Barroso at the Opening Ceremony

It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today for the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum. I would like to thank you for inviting me to take part in this very important event. In a country with over 400 islands, with three bridges over six kilometres long, what more appropriate theme could have been given to this Forum than "Science building bridges".

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19 June 2014
EU Programme at ESOF 2014 published

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To further boost Europe’s creativity and innovativeness, and better take into account the values and needs of society when designing our future, science needs a platform for open debate. This is why the European Commission is, this year again, one of the biggest supporters of ESOF through the Science with and for Society programme!

If you want to learn more about the possibilities offered by the European Research Area and to contribute to building a real Innovation Union, visit the EU booth n°4.

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19 June 2014
Press release - European science event kicks off in Copenhagen

The premier science event of the year opens this weekend in Denmark, where more than 4,500 participants will gather for the EuroScience Open Forum 2014 in Copenhagen. The public will also have ample opportunity to delve into the latest research during the free Science in the City festival.

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Science with and for Society

The aim of this programme is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

The ‘Science with and for Society’ programme will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society.

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