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The Middle East and the EU: new realities, new policies

6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

On 6 March , MENARA and MEDRESET, both H2020 collaborative research projects, will unveil their findings during a public conference entitled “the Middle East and the EU: new realities, new policies” taking place at egmont palace. the event will include a key-note speech by the high representative of the eu for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the EU commission federica mogherini, introduced by ambassador marc otte.

This conference aims at fostering a debate among the brussels-based expert and policy community on the present and the future of the Middle East and North Africa and in particular on the eu’s role towards this region. the agenda of the meeting will also include the presentation of the projects’ main results by MENARA’s scientific coordinator, Eduard Soler, and the project’s policy director, Nathalie Tocci, as well as by MEDRESET’s scientific coordinator, Daniela Huber.

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Brain Research & Tech: How can Horizon Europe improve human brain health and performance?

6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Understanding and healing the human brain is one of the most exciting challenges of the 21st century. For centuries we have been attracted by the mystery of thought and consciousness, but it is only now that we have the technical and scientific  foundation to advance.

Is  consciousness fundamental for the emergence of thought? Will Artificial Intelligence need to be conscious? And can we repair our mind once it has been damaged?

Addressing these questions requires boldness, is necessarily interdisciplinary and needs close coordination amongst scientists, clinicians, industry partners and policy makers. In Europe, we decided to accept this challenge and push the frontiers of our knowledge through efforts such as the European flagship Human Brain Project, the European Open Science Cloud, and our investments in High Performance Computing…  

But how will we succeed? Aix-Marseille University - AMU, a European leader in brain health and technology, responds together with its scientific and industrial partners across the continent.

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