Horizon 2020: investing in the common good

“Horizon 2020: Investing in the common good”
Treating knowledge as a public good in EU research and innovation

About: Horizon 2020 is the EU´s framework programme for research and innovation. This conference will explore how EU funding can promote economically and socially sustainable innovation models with the aim of more openness, easier accessibility and higher result-oriented efficiency. The conference will examine what it means to treat knowledge as a public good in policy making and how this should affect future EU funding schemes for research and innovation.

Date: 30th November

Time: 13 – 15h

Room: A3G3 European Parliament, Brussels

Please register by sending an email to philippe.lamberts@europarl.europa.eu before the 17th of November.

Note! To get access badge to the European Parliament please include the following information:
full name, date of birth, nationality, type of ID (passport, ID, driving license) and ID number.

Organised with support from:

TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue & Health Action International Europe


13.00 – 13.05:     Introduction by MEP Luigi Berlinguer (S&D)

13.05 – 13.55 :    Panel Discussion: “Social and open research in times of economic crisis”

                               Moderation by MEP Philippe Lamberts (Greens/EFA)

  • Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, Sussex Open University:
    “EU innovation policy: Risk taking – who gets the return?”

Mariana Mazzucato is an economist and RM Phillips Professor of Science and Technology Policy, working on the relationship between  ‘smart’ and ‘inclusive’ growth. Her most recent book on The Entrepreneurial State challenges common assumptions about the limited role of the public sector in economic growth and provides new insights on the relationship between innovation and inequality.

  • Glyn Moody:
    “Equitable licensing, open source research and access to scientific knowledge”

Technology expert and author of several books on open source technology such as Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source                     Revolution, and Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionizing Science, Medicine and Business.

  • Peter Gøtzsche, Director, The Nordic Cochrane Centre:
    “Strengthening and opening up EU´s health research”

Chief physician at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and Director of The Nordic Cochrane Centre that work to help health care providers, policy-makers, patients and their advocates make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence.

13.55 – 14.10:     Response by European Commission by

  • Peter Droell, Head of unit, Innovation, DG Research
    Jean-Francois Dechamp, DG Research

14.10 – 14.50:     Open discussion with panelists and the European Commission representatives

14.50 – 15.00:     Conclusions by MEP Luigi Berlinguer and MEP Philippe Lamberts