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Open Forum on the Future of Networks of Excellence

20 November 2007 (10:00 – 16:00)
Royal Institute of Natural Science, rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
(close to the European Parliament)
Morning sessions (9.00 – 13.00)
* Networks of Excellence and their Role in European research
* The “Products” of the Networks. Can they support sustainability?
* Long term sustainability of Networks of Excellence
Afternoon Panel discussion (14.00 – 16.00)
* Chair: Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament
* Etienne Magnien, European Commission, DG Research
* Ramon Marimon, European University Institute
* J-Å Gustafsson, CASCADE NoE
* Torsten Zuberbier, GA²LEN NoE
* Alain Denis, EuroGentest NoE
There will be opportunities for discussion and interviews with Coordinators of Networks of Excellence from different countries during the lunch buffet (13.00 – 14.00).

The Opinion paper “Creating an Integrated European Research Area: The Future of the Network of Excellence” and the draft programme of the Open Forum are available at

Noélie Auvergne | alfa
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