Seminar on the contribution of agricultural research to European competitiveness

September 12, 2003

Brussels, 11 Sep 2003

Scotland Europa and the Scottish crop research institute will host a seminar on the role of plant science and agricultural research in contributing to European competitiveness and sustainability in Brussels on 28 October.

Key themes that the event will seek to address include:
- why plant science and agricultural research have such a low profile in Europe, and what can be done to remedy it;
- what are the key future drivers in this field of research;
- identifying opportunities for increasing funding levels and public awareness of plant science;
- enhancing cooperation and commercialisation opportunities in an expanding EU;
- opportunities for enhanced inter-regional cooperation.

A range of experts and Commission speakers will address these topics at the event.

For further information, please contact:
sarah.english@scotent.co.uk or paul.harris@scotent.co.uk or ikelly@scri.sari.ac.uk


To view a draft programme for the event, please visit:
http://www.scotlandeuropa.com/DOWNLOAD/p h%20SCRIpublic%20prog.doc

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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