On 19 July, the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers was presented at the Competitiveness Council with Commissioner Moedas. They called on support for a new generation of scientists.
The Council of Ministers responsible for competitiveness (research) of all 28 EU Member States and EFTA countries held an informal meeting in Bratislava. The meeting was chaired by Peter Plavčan, Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, in the presence of Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation. Young scientists who had been involved in the preparation of the Declaration also joined the political discussion to give their interesting point of view.
They discussed policies to support young researchers, increase the attractiveness of science-based careers, further investment in the human potential in research and development, ways to attract the best researchers from third countries.
The Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers focusses on 4 topics:
The Declaration will be annexed to the Council conclusions for adoption at the Competitiveness Council, Research section, on 29 November 2016 in Brussels.
In the second part of the meeting, the ministers discussed also the development of the European research, development and innovation environment, including improvement of framework conditions for EU researchers.