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News article29 September 2022BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation2 min read

European Research and Innovation Days 2022: EU research and innovation to help build the world we want to live in

Over the last two days, around 14,000 registered participants from over a 100 different countries discussed how research and innovation can help achieve Europe’s priorities. Policymakers, researchers, innovators, and citizens from Europe and beyond took part in more than 50 virtual live sessions and workshops. Topics included the new European Innovation Agenda, EU Missions, the European Green Deal, the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027, the European Year of Youth, the richness of European cultural creativity and more.  

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:

“The enthusiasm, creativity and dedication of the participants in the fourth edition of the European Research and Innovation Days underlined how research and innovation can make a difference to our lives. Their valuable input will help us shape the future research and innovation landscape.”

Notable points covered at the event’s plenary sessions included, but were not limited to:

The sessions’ recordings are available on the event platform and Flickr will host the event’s photo coverage. The European Research and Innovation Exhibition will remain online to showcase EU-funded research.


European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event having had its fourth edition this year. Last year’s virtual edition brought together over 21,000 participants from over a 100 different countries.

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Publication date
29 September 2022
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation