Brussels, 3 November 2006
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is organising a conference on research for sustainable development in Europe entitled 'Sustainable Neighbourhood - from Lisbon to Leipzig through Research (L2L)', which will take place from 8 to 10 May 2007 in Leipzig, Germany.
The aim of the conference is to position sustainability research as an engine for European competitiveness within the Lisbon Agenda. It will be a cooperative event between policy and scientific communities, which seeks to provide a forum to debate current research in this field, the interaction between policy, economic and research communities, as well as future research priorities.
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel, is invited as patron, and the event will be hosted by Dr Annette Schavan, the Federal Minister for Education and Research. The European Commission will be represented by Dr Janez Potocnik, Commissioner for Science and Research.
The conference is expected to attract approximately 500 international participants, including scientists and researchers, funding institutions, political decision makers, representatives of industry, as well as the press and media.
The organisers are inviting proposals for oral presentations and posters for all areas. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 22 December 2006.
For more information, please visit: http:///www.fona.de/de/3_akteure/forum_20 07/pdf/L2L_Call.pdf