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News article11 June 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

COVID-19 international research and innovation networking event

As part of the EU Global Response to the Coronavirus, the EC’s DG Research and Innovation organised an international networking event on 10 June, to promote global collaboration opportunities among Covid-19 related research projects.

Opening the event, Ms Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, and Dr Irene Norstedt, Acting Director responsible for health research, highlighted the importance of sharing experiences, exploring synergies and providing a platform to promote international collaboration between research teams in different parts of the world to fight the pandemic.

The online event gathered over 36 research projects funded by the EU and 12 international partner countries. In the plenary sessions, high-level ministerial representatives and funding agencies from third countries presented their respective research policy on Covid-19, with a view to joint efforts to accelerate the development of effective and affordable solutions against the virus. Dedicated thematic discussions on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics offered the opportunity to share the content of the projects, the expected outcomes and the prospects for international cooperation.

Presentations

Morning sessions

Plenary Session 1: COVID-19 R&I response and international cooperation

Plenary Session 2: The European Data Sharing Platform

Parallel sessions

Diagnostics

Prevention

Treatment

Afternoon sessions

Plenary Session 1: COVID-19 R&I response and international cooperation

Plenary Session 2: The European Data Sharing Platform

Parallel sessions

Diagnostics:

Prevention

Treatment

Details

Publication date
11 June 2020
Author
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation