Informal meetings of the Council of the EU
19 July 2016
Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness (Informal COMPET – Research)
On Tuesday 19 July 2016 Bratislava will host an informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness (research) of all 28 EU Member States and EFTA countries.
The meeting will be chaired by Peter Plavčan, Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, in the presence of Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation. They will discuss measures supporting young researchers, raising the attractiveness of scientific careers, and investing in human potential in research and development. The ministers will also consider ways to develop a European research, development and innovation ecosystem for innovative SMEs.
A press conference introducing the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers, in the presence of Peter Plavčan, Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and three young researchers of excellence will be held at 12.30 on Tuesday 19 July in the Press centre located in Reduta on Eugen Suchoň Square 1, Bratislava.