22 May 2017 | General
COST Action on Citizen Science to participate in the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2017 event (WIRE)

This year, the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will be hosted by the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia). The conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and is related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency.

Conference dates: June 28-30, 2017

WIRE conference COST action

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The focus of the WIRE VIII conference is “to enable a deeper understanding of the role and the needs of research and innovation focused on DIGITISATION FOR achieving a GREATER SOCIETAL IMPACT and the digital responsible future for urban and rural development and related societal challenges, e.g. poverty and income inequalities, social inclusion, regional/local growth, data economy, be closer to the people and other.”

COST will be represented by Dr Katrin Vohland, the Chair of the COST Action on “Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe”(CA15212) at the widening session focused on the following topics:

“What are the experiences with existing instruments?” and “How to further spread excellence and widen participation in post-H2020 period?”

The objective of the session is to share the experiences from difference widening instruments and to discuss how to further spread excellence and widen participation in post-H2020 period.

The session will take place on Thursday, 29 June 2017 from 14:30 to 16:00.

More information on WIRE can be found here.

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