“EUandU online edition” conference

Venue: online
Date: 18 January 2021

On 18/1 at 10:30-11:30 (EET) Prof. Koundouri chaired the discussion between the EU Commissioner, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, and the Minister of Digital Governance, Kyriakos Pierrakakis at the “EUandU, online edition” conference.

As well as the discussion on “Presentation of award-winning / EU-funded research programs”:

10:30-11:30

Panel:

Mariya Gabriel , EU Commissioner, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

 Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance

Coordinator:  Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, President-Elect European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

 

11:30-13:00

Panel

Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Professor, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development, University of Patras, Chairman of the National Committee for Natura 2000 Protected Areas, President of the Hellenic Botanical Society

Nektarios Tavernarakis, Professor, Vice President of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC), President of the Foundation of Technology and Research.

Yannis Vassiliou, Emeritus Professor, Director and Chairman of the Board of the Research University Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens

Learn more: https://www.euandu.eu/%CF%80%CF%81%CF%8C%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1

Watch the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SSjWZdBx78

 

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in conversation with the representative of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Greek Minister of Digital Governance: "The new Horizon Europe will be the largest programme for research and innovation in the history of the EU, together with the European Green Deal and the EU Next Generation Fund, they give a "once in a generation" opportunity for Greece to achieve the beyond fiscal stimulus, transformative change, needed for accelerating a resilient, sustainable and fair socio-economic recovery. A crucial mobilizer will be the efficient and robust connection between research, innovation, markets and investments."

Watch the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SSjWZdBx78

 

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri in conversation with award-winning / EU-funded research programs” with Prof. Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Vice-Chancellor, University of Patras, Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, Vice President of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC), Ioannis Vassiliou, Emeritus Professor, Director and Chairman of the Board of the Research University Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens. Prof. Koundouri presented the first ERC Synergy Grant ever to be received by a Greek Scientist, which she won together with Prof. Hummer, Prof. Polycarbou and Prof. Savic, with the title "Water Futures". She also presented the 15 currently running Horizon 2020 and INTERREG projects, together with the 14 currently running EIT Climate KIC projects and programs, that run under her scientific supervision at the Re.SEES Research Laboratory of the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Sustainable Development Unit at the ATHENA Research Center, both of which she directs. Prof. Koundouri talked about her team of world class researchers that work in these projects and emphasized the richness of Greece in terms of excellent researchers:

"Through my career I taught at many top ranked Universities ...University of Cambridge, UCL, University of Reading, LSE, never before did I have such a strong research team, as the one I have in Greece!"

 

Watch the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SSjWZdBx78

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