mar 04 ott|
The EU Path To Autonomy And Resilience
Exploring the key role of research and innovation
Time & Location
04 ott 2022, 16:30 – 18:30
Bruxelles, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
About the event
Europe is currently facing dramatic geopolitical, economic, and societal challenges, aggravated first by the coronavirus crisis and now by the war in Ukraine. In this new context of geopolitical crisis, building Europe’s resilience and enhancing its strategic autonomy is a pressing priority, while the green and digital transitions become more important and urgent than ever. Research and innovation are central in this process, playing a vital role in supporting Europe to become more resilient and independent in key strategic sectors and in accelerating the achievement of the ambitious goals the EU has set, e.g. 55% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030, climate neutrality by 2050, 20% of Chips production by 2030, etc. The EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027, comprising key financing programmes such as Horizon Europe and Digital Europe, and the large-scale recovery plan “Next Generation EU” will contribute to support the required investments in new technologies and the path toward a more resilient and autonomous Europe. At the same time, the prospective creation of the EU Sovereignty Fund, announced by President von der Leyen at the SOTEU 2022, could be a further mean to address critical dependencies, and help de-risking investments in future technologies, while improving industrial production capacities. The GIURI invites the entire Brussels-based R&I community to its 2022 annual event, which will debate the contribution of R&I to the realization of the EU political priorities, in order to better understand the landscape of the existing policy initiatives and instruments, and how a stronger integration could increase their positive impact. Do they still represent the right answers to the current and future challenges and which further measures could be needed?