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
A detailed program can be found at the conference website.
The conference is jointly organized by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Volkswagen Foundation.
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".