European Research Area and Beyond



How can and should international cooperation between scientists be promoted? What role does the European Union and what role do the other nations play in this? Where does the Swiss economy stand in this context?
At the invitation of ETH, the Swiss Confederation – represented by the State Secretariat for Image and Research – and Academia Engelberg Foundation, some 80 national and international representatives from science, government and politics met for a conference at ETH in Zurich on November 15/16, 2005.

The member of the European Commission, Janez Potocnik (photo) underlined the necessity of scientific cooperation within Europe. Contacts should be intensified and barriers broken down through the international exchange of views.

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