Increasing human resources for science and technology in Europe - 2 April 2004 - Brussels, Belgium - The Final programme is now available

March 25, 2004

Brussels, 24 Mar 2004

PROGRAMME

2 April 2004 - 9.00-17.00 - Registration starts at 08.30

The conference will address five crucial themes that will be developed during the panel sessions and a special lecture.

Following the presentations by the members of the Group, there will be panel discussions involving the invited speakers and questions from the audience.

09.00 - 09.15
Opening address
Hugh Richardson (Deputy Director-General of DG RTD)

09.15 - 09.45
There is a crisis: Human resources for Science and Technology are not increasing
José Mariano Gago (Chairman of the High Level Group)

09.45 - 10.30
Is it just a matter of excellence? Why élitist policies are not the solution
Luc Soete and Andrew Wyckoff

10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00
Where is the demand? You cannot leave it to industry only
Graham Davies, Andrew Dearing, Luciano Maiani and Martin C. Huber

12.00 - 13.30
Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.30
Science education can make the difference
Svein Sjøberg, Ilka Parchmann, Miia Rannikmäe, Costas Constantinou and Edgar Jenkins

14.30 - 15.45
Scientists and society in the making of scientific culture
Paul Caro, Yves Quéré, Rosalia Vargas, Fotis Kafatos and Jean-Patrick Connerade

15.45 - 16.15
Some simple facts
Martinus Veltman (Nobel prizewinner)

16.15 - 16.30
Conclusions
José Mariano Gago (Chairman of the High Level Group)

16.30 - 16.45
Final address
Philippe Busquin (European Commissioner for Research)

16.45 - 17.00
Coffee

Speakers:

Commissioner Philippe Busquin (European Commissioner for Research) and Mr Hugh Richardson (Deputy Director General of DG RTD)
Members of the HLG on Increasing Human Resources for Science and Technology in Europe

Prof. José Mariano Gago (Chairman of the High Level Group, former Minister for Science and Technology, Portugal), Dr Paul Caro (Honorary Director of Research, CNRS), Prof. Svein Sjøberg (University of Oslo), Prof. Graham Davies (University of Birmingham), Dr Ilka Parchmann (IPN, University of Kiel), Miia Rannikmäe (ICASE European Representative), Dr Costas Constantinou (University of Cyprus)

Invited Speakers:


Luc Soete (Professor, University of Maastricht, NL)
Andrew Dearing (Secretary-General EIRMA)
Jean-Patrick Connerade (President EuroSciences)
Andrew Wyckoff (OECD)
Yves Quéré (Director "La main à la pâte", F)
Rosalia Vargas (Director "Ciência Viva", P)
Martinus Veltman (Nobel prizewinner, NL)
Fotis Kafatos (Director-General EMBL)
Martin Huber (President EPS)
Luciano Maiani (University of Roma, former DG of CERN)
Edgar Jenkins (University of Leeds, UK)

DG Research
http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/i ndex_en.html
Item source: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/confe rences/2004/sciprof/programme_en.html

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