07-02-2019 - 09:00
2019 STOA/ESMH – ERC conference ‘Investing in Researchers, shaping Europe’s future’
 
Workshop 
STOA  
European Parliament Brussels, - EPRS Library, reading room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) Building 5th Floor

EP  
STOA-ERC Conference.jpg © ERC 

The 2019 STOA/ESMH – ERC conference will bring policy-makers and European Research Council funded grantees together with the aim to support evidence-based, informed policy making and to underline how Europe’s future can be shaped by basic research on topics ranging from smart agriculture and food, to CRISPR as well as migration and demography.

Programme

8.30 - 9.00 Welcome coffee/tea

9.00 - 9.35 Opening and welcome

· Eva Kaili, MEP & STOA Chair

· Jean Eric Paquet, Director General for Research and Innovation (tbc)

· Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President

· Professor Alina Badescu, ERC grantee, Polytechnic University of Bucharest

9.35 - 10.20 Panel session on smart agriculture/food

· Moderator: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President

· MEPs: Martin Häusling (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance) and Jan Huitema (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

· ERC grantees: Prof. Boaz Pokroy, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel and Dr. Ana Isabel Caño Delgado, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Spain

10.20 - 11.05 Panel session on migration/demography

· Moderator: Angela Liberatore, Head of Unit for Social Sciences and Humanities, ERC-Executive Agency

· MEP: Eva Kaili, STOA Chair

· ERC grantees: Prof. Steven Vertovec, Max-Planck-Institute, Germany and Dr. Vanessa Grotti, European University Institute, Italy

11.05 - 11.50 Panel session on CRISPR

· Moderator: Margaret Buckingham, ERC Scientific Council Member

· MEPs: Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA 1st Vice-Chair

· ERC grantees: Prof. Holger Puchta, Karlsruher Institute for Technology, Germany and Dr. Laura Cancedda, Fondaziones Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

12:00 Closing remarks

· Eva Kaili, STOA Chair