29 May 2020 – Meetings to discuss how R&I investments can drive job creation

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; International relations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Science and Innovation

Overview: Coordination within the European Union of European Research and Space Ministers
The Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, participated in two videoconferences chaired by the current President of the Competitiveness Council (Croatian Minister of Science and Education, Blaženka Divjak), together with the European Commissioner for Innovation and Research, Mariya Gabriel , the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and the EU Research and Space ministers, with the aim of analysing the role of research and innovation in the framework of the European recovery. Participants reflected on the lessons learned in managing the health, social and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, from the point of view of R&I, and how investments in this field can help drive creation of jobs. Furthermore, they have discussed how all this experience can be incorporated into the transformation of the European Research Area.
Full details here: https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/serviciosdeprensa/notasprensa/ciencia-e-innovacion/Paginas/2020/29052020_investigacion.aspx

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, European Union