The European Commission hosted a two-day event entirely dedicated to the MSCA community in Toulouse, France, this July. Mattias from qBionano was one of the invited speakers to the “How to Engage with Policy-Makers” session.
Photo: Part of the ESOF MCAA team with science communicator Mario.
Everybody seems to agree that “open science is a good idea,” but there are many aspects that need to be taken into account in terms of implementation. This panel, organized and hosted by MCAA members Maja Mise and Mattias Björnmalm, opened the discussion about the different aspects to open science and concrete strategies towards implementation.
[ More about the ESOF conference here. ]
All members of the MSCA community are invited to Toulouse, France this July to take part in a special event organized by the European Commission. qBionano’s Mattias is one of the invited speakers on the topic of “How to engage with policy makers”.
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How can we facilitate and advance Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) across Europe? Both for the current funding programme Horizon 2020, but also for the upcoming Horizon Europe?
In yesterday’s issue of Nature an article titled “Why mental health matters” was published. This article included commentary by qBionano’s Mattias. Here he extends on his comments and provides additional context and broader discussion on this important topic.
It presents policy recommendations for the upcoming European funding programme (FP9) which will follow Horizon 2020 and be on the order of €100 billion.
“Like Horizon 2020, this will set the direction for European research for many years to come, so it’s important that as many of us as possible make our voices heard now when these decisions are being made”, Mattias said about the document. “To keep attracting and retaining the best minds, Europe needs to keep showing leadership on important topics ranging from open science and mental health of researchers, to promoting diversity and equality.”