2015 Lund Declaration tackles societal changes

From EUA Newsletter 21 – 2015

The recent high-level conference “Lund Revisited: Next steps in tackling societal challenges” which took place on 4-5 December 2015 in Lund, took stock of the progress made since the 2009 Lund Declaration that prepared the way for Horizon 2020.

One of the conference’s central outcomes was a new 2015 Lund Declaration with recommendations for further advancement. The declaration focuses on four main priorities: Alignment, Frontier research, Global cooperation and Impact.

The first priority calls for a greater alignment of strategies, instruments, resources and actors at national and European level to address societal challenges. This call for alignment is grounded in the second priority, that is excellent basic research, world-class research infrastructure and a new generation of scientists with matching skill sets. Thirdly, the Declaration stresses that Europe needs to connect with partners in advanced, emerging and developing countries. Finally, greater impact must be achieved by involving the public sector and industry in knowledge production.



Povl Tiedemann
December 2015


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