International Conference "Research policies for Europe's future: strategies and perspectives"

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International Conference "Research policies for Europe's future: strategies and perspectives"

The Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques (OST, Paris), the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University and Nature (the international scientific journal) are jointly organising an international Conference entitled: "Research policies for Europe's future: strategies and perspectives" to be held in Paris on 28-29 September 1995.

Science policy is going through a tremendous upheaval both in national governments and the EC. In many cases academics are trying to understand the new processes at work, while policy makers are facing new sets of problems to do with globalisation, intellectual property and the evolution of the European science system alongside existing national systems. In some countries, this is leading to a reappraisal of the orientation of these policies in institutions. Furthermore, the concept of a European strategy in research and technology needs to be explored.

The Conference objectives are:

to provide a rigorous detailed analysis of the current positions and strategies of European states and institutions - i.e. Where are we now?

to focus on selected policy relevant questions so that the Conference may produce specific ideas - i.e. What can be done?

to provide an opportunity for European research policy makers and academics working in the field of science and technology policy to have fruitful exchanges about key issues and problems - i.e. How can we work together?

The conference will be conducted in French and English, with simultaneous translation.

Conference programme and registration

OST
93, rue de Vaugirard
F-75006 Paris
Fax: + 33-1-45486394