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Research Infrastructures in a Changing Global, Environmental and Socio-economical Context

Venue

Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

The “Research Infrastructures in a Changing Global, Environmental and Socio-economical Context” conference organised in the frame of the Belgian Presidency of the European Council, will take place on June 4th and June 5th 2024, in Brussels, at the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR).

The conference will focus on 3 main issues:

  1. Research Infrastructures (RIs) as key players of strategic autonomy in a changing global context;
  2. the socio-economic and environmental impact of RIs;
  3. the broad ecosystems of RIs.

Research infrastructures are increasingly faced with a changing global context, facing a volatile and unstable geopolitical situation on the global scene, new and rapidly changing political priorities (open strategic autonomy, digital and environmental transition, mission-oriented policies…). This requires flexibility, capacity to adapt and resilience. RI’s are already confronted with the scarcity of some crucial raw material and disruption in the supply chain. The conference will explore the value of RIs to open strategic autonomy, their contributions to key political objectives like the Green Deal and look at the broad ecosystem, the relation with national/regional RIs and other initiatives and instruments.

The conference room can accommodate up to 220 participants. You will receive a confirmation of your registration a few days after you sent your request.

The conference will be livestreamed, and the recording will be available on the website.