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mar 20 feb


Delegation of Regione Lazio to the EU

Research and Innovation to Advance European Economic Security

Enhancing research security, promoting dual-use technologies?

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Research and Innovation to Advance European Economic Security
Research and Innovation to Advance European Economic Security

Time & Location

20 feb 2024, 16:30 – 18:00

Delegation of Regione Lazio to the EU, Rdpt Robert Schuman 14, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

About the event

At the end of January, the Commission adopted a series of initiatives to enhance the EU's economic security while upholding “the openness of trade, investment, and research” for the EU's economy, in line with the June 2023 European Economic Security Strategy. 

Initiatives directly concerning research and innovation include: 

  1. A proposal for a Council Recommendation to define measures aimed at strengthening research security at national and sector level, providing more clarity, guidance and  support to Member States and the research and innovation sector at large; 
  2. A White Paper on options for enhancing support of research and development (R&D) of technologies with dual-use potential. 

Why are the measures of the economic security package relevant for research and innovation  actors? What are the risks to research security and how can research organisations ensure that international research and innovation cooperation is both open and safe? What is the best route to maintain European competitiveness in critical and emerging technologies with the potential to be used for both civil and defence purposes? Is the Commission considering alternatives to the exclusive focus on civil applications in the successor programme to Horizon Europe? 

This GIURI Open will try to answer these and other questions, hosting as keynote speaker Maria  Cristina Russo, Director ‘International Cooperation’, DG R&I, European Commission. The Q&A session will also be supported by Marco Grancagnolo, Policy Coordinator ‘Global Approach to  Research and Innovation’.


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