EFC Research Forum Conference

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Herrenhausen Palace
Professional audience

The value that international collaborations can add to the research sector will be discussed at the EFC Research Forum Conference on October 17-18, 2018, in Hannover, Germany.

Representatives of European research funding foundations will meet in Hannover to discuss international collaborations. (Photo: Eberhard Franke for Volkswagen Foundation)
Representatives of European research funding foundations will meet in Hannover to discuss international collaborations. (Photo: Eberhard Franke for Volkswagen Foundation)

International collaboration can add significant value, from achieving more impactful research and nurturing international partnerships to addressing common problems and building capacity within the research sector. However, these opportunities - and their attendant challenges - are set against a changing international research environment. Increasing competition for resources, reactions to complex global issues, and the backlash against globalisation have brought more inward-looking policies in many parts of the world. In this context, conference participants will explore the role of philanthropy in enabling more effective partnerships, pinpointing the added value of international collaboration, and debating what needs to change to allow collaborative research to thrive.

The conference provides a forum for discussions between representatives of European research funding foundations.

EFC Research Forum Conference "Thinking Beyond National Borders - Research and Funding Across Boundaries" 
October 17-18, 2018
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Program

A detailed program can be found at the conference website.

Organization

The conference is jointly organized by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Volkswagen Foundation. 

Registration

If you want to attend the conference please register through the conference website. For more information please contact Jennifer Fitzsimons at jfitzsimons@efc.be.

Language

The conference language is English.

Venue and public transport

The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take the yellow lines 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".