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European Forward Looking Activities: Insights for building the future of Innovation Union and ERA EU seminar

03 March 2011, Brussels, Belgium


On 3 March 2011, the European Commission organised a Seminar in Brussels on "European Forward Looking Activities: Insights for building the future of Innovation Union and ERA".

This seminar was structured into two sessions: "Societal Challenges: Trends and perspectives" and "Science, technology and innovation: National and European outlooks".

Taking stock of European, national and sectorial Forward Looking Activities (FLA), the objective of the seminar was to answer to the following questions:

  • What EU FLA tell us about future societal challenges that need to be addressed by EU research and innovation?
  • What do national FLA tell us about science and technology trends?
  • What innovation futures can we expect in Europe?

This seminar has been an opportunity for experts, national authorities, stakeholders and EU policy makers to meet, interact and to exchange on the main current and future issues on science, technology and innovation.