Talent Retention: How can Europe tackle the challenges of Brain Drain and Capacity Building in EU-13 countries?
“Widening” is the name for the European Commission’s €3.3 billion plan to broaden the networks and opportunities for R&D cooperation across the EU, and bridge the East-West innovation gap. At the same time, member states have agreed to relaunch the European Research Area, the EU flagship effort to create a single market for research that would help boost public and private R&D investments across the EU.
On 10 November 2022, during the Czech Presidency of the EU, Science|Business gathered R&D leaders – from the public and private sectors – in central and eastern Europe, as well as those in Brussels and other western capitals eager to bridge the gap between east and west. The conference was the first regional event organised as part of the newly-launched Science|Business Widening initiative.
Science Europe sponsored and co-organised this conference. Five Heads of Science Europe Member Organisations spoke in this conference, including four during a dedicated session on brain circulation and spreading excellence.
The event took place at the Hotel Grand Majestic, in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as online. For more information see the event webpage on the Science|Business website.