This report resumes the deliberations of the high-level conference entitled Trust: European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies that took place on the 29th and 30th of October at the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences in Brussels.
The 400 participants from across Europe included researchers, national civil servants, businesses, civil society organisations, officials from national funding agencies, Commission officials and other stakeholders. The event was hosted jointly by the EU-funded network of national contact points, Net4Society and the European Commission with support from HERA and Science Europe.
The purpose of this conference was to explore how the existence or absence of trusting relationships between citizens, corporate entities and legal and political institutions might facilitate or hinder the achievement of the goals that the EU and its member states have set for themselves and in particular: the ambitions for 2020 set out in the Europe 2020 strategy; the Social Challenges addressed by Horizon 2020; the political guidelines established by the Junker Commission for its period of office and long-term aspirations for 2050 that are as yet nascent.
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