The recent technology advancements have significantly contributed to facilitating access to information to individuals, increasing the opportunities they have to participate in both policy and scientific research.
On the 30th of September 2020, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation, stating that the European Research Area, launched in 2000 to address the fragmentation of the EU’s research and innovation system, will face the deep societal, ecological and economic challenges that Europe is currently living, by improving the Research and Innovation landscape, accelerating the EU's transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership, and supporting its recovery from the societal and economic impact of the cor
On Wednesday, September 2, the REINFORCE consortium held its General Assembly, gathering researchers and professionals from seven countries to showcase the progress that has been made over the last few months within the project. The meeting took place online and also saw the participation of a number of PhD researchers who have recently been involved in the project.
After the opening remarks made by the Project Coordinator, Stavros Katsanevas, every work package leader or member gave a presentation about the latest updates of the project.
REINFORCE has the ambition to include in the overall effort and scientific community sense-disabled people (especially visually-impaired), senior citizens, but also artists and larger percentages of women. All these groups will enrich the project by bringing external insights into the endeavour, hopefully raising conceptual and innovative ideas in science.
The REINFORCE project has launched its new fully-developed website, offering a user-friendly browsing experience for the project’s target groups, including potential citizens scientists, the scientific and research community, policy makers, social innovators and entrepreneurs, and the broad public beyond the project community.
The 30-months project NGIatlantic.eu will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.