Friuli Venezia Giulia–Bavaria: Memorandum of Understanding between CERIC and SHARE strengthens research

The Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the two European Research Infrastructure Consortia, CERIC-ERIC and SHARE-ERIC – having their seat in Trieste and Munich respectively – strengthens scientific collaboration between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Bavaria. 

The President of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Debora Serracchiani, declared: “Today’s event represents a relevant output of the bilateral agreement signed on May 4th by myself and Minister President Seehofer to strengthen the cooperation of our Regions in the fields of Transport and Connectivity, Economy and Education, Agriculture and Research & Innovation”. 

The Executive Director of CERIC, Jana Kolar, and the Vice Chair of SHARE, Guglielmo Weber, explained that the two Consortia aim at combining their skills in the management of ERICs and research infrastructures in general, as well as at promoting greater synergies among available funds.

From left to right: Giorgio Rossi (Chair ESFRI), Harry Tuinder (European Commission, DG RTD),
Debora Serracchiani (President Region Friuli Venezia Giulia), Jana Kolar (Executive Director
CERIC-ERIC), Guglielmo Weber (Vice Presidente SHARE-ERIC) - Foto: G. Montenero

Jana Kolar added, “The agreement is a concrete action linking research infrastructures, thus scientific and industrial communities, and represents a solid basis to strengthen relations between regions in the fields of research and innovation. It is also a further step towards the improvement of ERIC-related policies by the exchange of both personnel and best practices”. 

“A special day, when materials science meets social sciences”, commented the Vice Chair of SHARE and signatory of the MoU, Guglielmo Weber. 

The ceremony was attended also by Alfonso Franciosi, President and CEO of Elettra, the CERIC Italian representing entity, Giorgio Rossi, Chair of ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, and Harry Tuinder, representative of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission. 

After the signing, a roundtable took place, on the role of research infrastructures in tackling major societal challenges, with a focus on the case of Friuli Venezia Giulia and its current policy for active ageing. Representatives of the hosting Region and of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, as well as delegates of national and European research entities, took part in the debate.

Source: Press Office Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and Press Office CERIC-ERIC





Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 11:31