PR správa – European Research Council – 27. 10. 2016
On the occasion of the signing, Commissioner Moedas commented: “With this initiative we say again, loud and clear, that European science is open to the world. Bright minds from Canada will join European Research Council research teams across Europe, which in turn will gain from this influx of talent. They will perform cutting-edge science together, which is a win-win for Europe and Canada. Global science cooperation is essential to push top research further.”
ERC President Bourguignon also welcomed the initiative: “I am both pleased and proud that this new agreement with Canada has been kicked off to foster cooperation between top Canadian and European scientists. The agreement comes just weeks after a similar deal was signed with Brazil and with other countries in the pipeline. Top research is a truly global endeavour and one that resonates with the European Research Council’s mission and international mind-set. It is also about making Europe more attractive to bright minds. Knowledge exchange of the highest level provides an excellent basis for scientific progress.”
President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Dr Ted Hewitt said: “Both Canada and the EU recognize that science and innovation are key to defining the parameters of a better, healthier and more prosperous planet, and that collaboration between our researchers is essential to our mutual long-term economic growth and prosperity.”
This year marks twenty years of Science and Technology cooperation and forty years of diplomatic relations between the European Union and Canada.
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