Doc. MUDr. Jaroslav Zvěřina CSc., poslanec Evropského parlamentu

Program slyšení poslance Jaroslava Zvěřiny v EP v Bruselu

čtvrtek 29. ledna 2009 od 09:00 do 12:30 hod. v A5E-2

Hearing on «European Innovating Minds» proposed by M. Jaroslav ZVĚŘINA, MEP, Committee on Culture and Education

Plakát ke slyšení poslance Jaroslava Zvěřiny na plénu EP v Bruselu čtvrtek 29. ledna 2009 od 09:00 do 12:30 hod. v A5E-2 | Europe needs to boost its capacity for creativity and innovation for both social and economic reasons. It is estimated that Europe will be short of up to one million scientists in years to come. Even worse, this deficit is expected to grow, the situation is alarming especially among young people.

That is why the 2009 - was proposed as the European Year of Innovation and Creativity - a cross-cutting initiative covering not only education and culture but also other policy domains such as enterprise, media and research. It should include promotion of good practices, debates, meetings and conferences and projects on national and European level.

One of the EPP-ED Group initiatives in the frame of the European Year of Innovation and Creativity 2009 is the hearing on «European Innovating Minds» proposed by M. Jaroslav ZVĔŘINA, MEP, Committee on Culture and Education.

EPP-ED HEARING ON EUROPEAN INNOVATING MINDS Thursday 29th January 2009, from 09.00-12.30 hrs in room A5E-2 DRAFT PROGRAMME

Welcome speech by: Mr Jaroslav ZVĔŘINA, MEP
Role that creativity and innovation play in fostering economic and social prosperity through benefits to the individual and society.
SESSION 1: Who has to take the lead-governments or private sector?
Governmental policies in science and research- are EU national governments doing enough? What is the difference with the USA for example? Are allocated financial resources sufficient? What about regional level? How private sector is involved? Should EU governments focus more on creating an environment favourable to creativity and innovation?
9.15 What «Europe» could and will do?
Jan Figel
, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
9.25 Research and innovation: what about private sector?
, University of Essex Southend
10.35 How to increase innovation capacity in new Member States?
Mme Miroslava KOPICOVA

Director of the National Educational Fund
10.45 Debate with participants
SESSION 2: Innovating Universities: What is wrong?
Less and less students are interested in scientific careers in Europe, half of all postgraduate students going to US for research fellowships do not come back to Europe. More than 70% of all Nobel Prizes are either American or have worked in the USA. What is wrong?
11.15 How can universities best contribute to economic and cultural innovation?
Presentation by Prof. Klaus LANDFRIED
11.25 University-business dialogue: could that be a solution?
Dr. Borut LIKAR

University of Management, KOPER (Slovenia)
Proposition by Jordan CIZELJ (ITRE)
11.35 Debate with participants
SESSION 3: European minds
Contests for young scientists promoting cooperation and interchange, encouraging young people to pursue their interest in science and embarking on careers in science and technology.
12.00 Success stories or marginal projects?
Dr. Vaclav Marek and Stanislav Štěpánek
, Czech Minds Foundation
12.10 European Research, European projects?
Presentation by Prof. Helga NOWOTNY, European research Council
12.20 Closing remarks by Jaroslav ZVĔŘINA, Mr MEP

Interpretation: EN, DE, FR, CS, SK, SL.

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