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Announcement: Minister of Science to take part in the International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018

Announcement: Minister of Science to take part in the International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018
Published date: 29.08.2018 12:22 | Author: Ministarstvo nauke

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At the invitation of the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria, Minister of Science of Montenegro, Dr Sanja Damjanović, will take part in the International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018, organized within the Austrian Presidency of the European Union, on 12-14 September 2018, in Vienna.

Minister Damjanović will take part in the panel entitled “Sustainable Research Infrastructures on the global arena: policy developments, lessons learned and strategies”, taking place on the first day of the Conference. In addition to Minister Damjanović, participants of this plenary session will also be: Jan Hrusak, Chair-elect of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa, Karina Angelieva, Counsellor, Head of Sector Education and Research, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the
EU, Sean Dougherty, Director General, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), Tony Donné, Chair, EIROforum, Ilaria Nardello, Executive Director, European Marine Biological Resource Centre, (EMBRC-ERIC) and Luca Pezzati, Scientific Coordinator, European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS). The session will be moderated by Mr. Jean-David Malo, Director, Open Science & Open Innovation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.

This is the fourth edition of the ICRI Conference, after Copenhagen in 2012, Athens in 2014 and South Africa in 2016. ICRI gathers policy-makers on research infrastructures and more than 50 participants worldwide are expected this year.

During her stay in Vienna, the Minister of Science will also hold two meetings at the International Atomic Energy Agency, with Mr. Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, and Mr. Aldo Malavasi, Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, to discuss further support of IAEA to Montenegro, especially in the context of the regional project for the South-East Europe International Institute for Sustainable Technologies – SEEIIST.