News15 February 2021Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
Save the date: the European Research & Innovation Days take place on 23 & 24 June 2021
The Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation announces today the third edition of the European Research and Innovation Days to be held virtually on 23 and 24 June 2021.
This year’s edition will mark the official launch of Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). The event’s agenda will further focus on new initiatives to strengthen the European Research Area and it will highlight the importance of collective research and innovation in the coronavirus recovery and for a greener and more digital future.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said:
The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days could not have come at a more important time. Together, we can recover from the coronavirus pandemic and ensure a green and digital future for everyone. Join the conversation on 23 and 24 June and share your thoughts on how Horizon Europe and the European Research Area can help us to reach these goals.
The two-day event will bring together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. Like in previous editions, its policy conference is expected to attract thousands of participants from all over the world.
Up until the event in June, news and updates will be regularly shared on social media via #RiDaysEU as well as the event webpage.
Since its first edition in 2019, the European Research and Innovation Days has been the European Commission’s annual flagship event on the future of research and innovation. The conference provides an opportunity to connect, take stock of the achievements of research and innovation and gather broad input from policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how research and innovation policy and funding can deliver on European priorities.
Last year’s online event attracted over 35000 registered participants from 188 countries in 146 panels.