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Media invitation

For journalists attending the AAAS 2007 Conference

EU Press Breakfast at AAAS

Brussels, 07 February 2007


EU Research Press Breakfast for US and EU journalists attending the AAAS 2007 Conference in San Francisco

Friday 16 February 2005, 7:45 to 9:00 am

AAAS 2007 Conference, San Francisco, USA
Nikko Hotel, Press Area, Peninsula Room, 25 th Floor

Senior European Commission officials
Leading EU researchers working in the USA

You are cordially invited to attend a special Press Breakfast organised by the European Commission on the occasion of the AAAS 2007 Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

On the occasion of the launch of the new 7 th EU Framework Programme for Research (FP7) in the US, and in the context of strengthened scientific cooperation between the EU and the US, this event will

- provide a detailed update on the new EU FP7, its innovations, and opportunities offered in the area of transnational cooperation

- take stock of recent developments in EU-US scientific cooperation, in particular the launch of new joint projects in key areas such as biotechnology, genomics, nanotechnology and energy

- look at key success stories in these areas

- unveil the third series of EU-US symposia at AAAS 2007

- update on EU initiatives for researchers' mobility

This event will offer EU and US science journalists a unique opportunity to put their questions to senior EU officials and key EU scientists

This press breakfast complements a full programme of EU-sponsored events on the occasion of AAAS 2005, which includes:

- 8 joint EU-US symposia on themes including food safety, particle physics, energy, science policy, social sciences, and science communication

- an EU Research booth at AAAS expo,

- an EU Research cocktail & networking event


For additional information on this European Research Press Breakfast and EU presence at AAAS 2007, please contact

Patrick Vittet-Philippe,
Press and Information Officer,
DG Research, European Commission
Tel: +32.2.296 9056
Mobile + 32 477 274663
Mobile on location + 1 509 312 90 19

For additional information on EU-US symposia at AAAS 2007 (speakers, abstracts) please see or


Encl. Invitation to European Research Press Breakfast, programme of EU-US joint seminars


 To register for the European Research Press Breakfast and other EU events at AAAS 2007 please e-mail or fax back


EU Press Breakfast at AAAS 2007

Friday 16 February 2007

7:45 to 9:00 am

AAAS 2007 Conference, San Francisco, USA

Nikko Hotel Press Area, Peninsula Room, 25 th floor  

Before 13 February , please e-mail to

or fax back to + 32 2 295 8220

On location , please call/leave message on mobile tel (509) 312 90 19


[ ] Yes I will attend

__ the EU press breakfast (invitation PDF 879 KB)

__ the European Research networking event on Saturday 17 February at 14:45 (invitation PDF 1.2 MB )

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[ ] No, I am unable to attend, but would like to receive further information


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