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European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

The event took place online on 23 and 24 June and attracted over 21,000 participants from over a 100 different countries.

Watch the wrap-up video to get an impression of the event and highlights from the 70+ sessions and workshops.

The 2021 European Research and Innovation Days marked the official launch of Horizon Europe, our most ambitious EU research and innovation programme ever. Researchers, innovators, policy makers and citizens heard first-hand about the programme’s new features and got insights on its structure from Commission staff at the event Village.

Did you miss a session? You can rewatch all live sessions and workshops via the event platform.

Let’s connect and shape the future together!

Watch the sessions’ recordings on YouTube

Photo galleries 2021

European Research and Innovation Exhibition

EU Research & Innovations Days 2021 report

European Research and Innovation Days 2020

The 2020 European Research and Innovation Days was the first online edition and took place from September 22 to 24.

Consisting of a Policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! exhibition, the event brought together over 35 000 registered participants from 188 countries in 146 sessions under the policy conference, and the exhibition saw over 6000 visits, including from schools, universities and citizens.

Relive the experience of the event by watching the videos of the sessions.

European Research and Innovation Days 2019

The first annual European Research and Innovation Days took place in Brussels on 24-26 September 2019. The event brought together stakeholders, policy makers and thought leaders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. See the videos, pictures and speakers to get a flavour of the event.