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The Donostia Declaration, which was unanimously endorsed by the EU Competition and Research Ministers, in February 2010 highlights the practical role of science in economic recovery and growth. At the same time the document also highlights the role of science in social issue, primarily as a means to combat poverty. – t his will be the topic of an international conference to be held in April 2010. The three research priorities of the Spanish presidency are:

  • Involvement: responding to societal challenges (economic crisis but also green cars, energy efficiency, factories of the future, future internet)
  • Integrating the European Research Area (mobility, shared use of infrastructure)
  • Inclusion: science against poverty and social exclusion (dissemination, technology transfer)

More information:

Donostia Declaration

http://eu2010.es/en/documentosynoticias/noticias/feb08donosti.html?calYear=2010&calMonth=1

Spanish Council Presidency on CORDIS:

http://cordis.europa.eu/spain/presidency2010/home_en.html

Science against Poverty Conference

http://www.scienceagainstpoverty.com

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